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Old 06-21-17, 08:05 PM
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Need Help with Dyno Hub

I've come to realize that I can't do the GDMBR without a few electronic gizmos. I think that I would be limiting myself if I were to rely upon a solar panel charger. Therefore, if someone could recommend a good dynamo hub I would seriously appreciate it. The following is a list of my gear that I want to power up or recharge.

1. Cell phone

2. GPS

3. Electric toothbrush

4. Toaster Oven

5. Nose hair trimmer

6. blow dryer

7. electric shaver

8. mini fridge

Is there anything out there that will power all these? I'd really like to take my electric blanket, but that'd be asking too much I think. Any advice?

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Just drag a gas-powered generator behind.

Seriously though. I think a 15+W panel paired with 20000mah powerbank will do the job.
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I think Grocery is way off base. Just get a really long extension cord to plug in when you leave. As you ride, you unspool it, and your load gets lighter.
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I'm not sure that a generator hub delivers consistent enough voltage to use as a charger or to power electronics.

If I were so inclined, I'd probably buy a back up battery unit that uses alkaline batteries. These have decent energy density, and worst case, can be replaced as needed.

However, the right place for this question might be the electronics and gadgets forum, where people who live by this stuff hang out.

You can either start a new thread, or report your OP, and ask a mod to move this for you.
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This reminds me of my Dad. He tells me to pack less than 10% body weight for Camino trip. I show up with a 17.3 pound pack, he shows up with a 30 pound pack! Including the electric razor, electric tooth brush, etc.

I am not aware of a dynamo that will be effective in charging all of this stuff. I have a SON 28, good unit, as long as you're not hilly country trying to charge. Probably a better solution would be solar panels.
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I'm also considering taking my Stihl string trimmer to clear the area for my tent.
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most scooters have a 12 volt power port.
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If you have a serious question, I might make suggestions, like maybe adding a taillight too.

But while the humor is good, I have little to add to it.
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Originally Posted by NoControl View Post
I've come to realize that I can't do the GDMBR without a few electronic gizmos. I think that I would be limiting myself if I were to rely upon a solar panel charger. Therefore, if someone could recommend a good dynamo hub I would seriously appreciate it. The following is a list of my gear that I want to power up or recharge.

1. Cell phone

2. GPS

3. Electric toothbrush

4. Toaster Oven

5. Nose hair trimmer

6. blow dryer

7. electric shaver

8. mini fridge

Is there anything out there that will power all these? I'd really like to take my electric blanket, but that'd be asking too much I think. Any advice?

Why don't you ask some of the tour divide race winners as some appear to have used dynamo hubs... Look at Mike Hall's, RIP, kit list from his record run last year, though not official, and you'll see he used one, but only to power a light.

Mike Hall's TD setup...

Tour Divide Kit List | a normally aspirated human

Apparently not everyone has a thing against dynamo hubs, nor do they appear to be the drag on Watts they are made out to be...

edit: and he did it on a carbon fiber frame and it didn't fail in the middle of nowhere...
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Old 06-22-17, 07:44 AM
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If you have a serious question, I might make suggestions, like maybe adding a taillight too.

But while the humor is good, I have little to add to it.
Want to ride the GD with me? I'll bring my blender and we can do frozen margaritas!
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But he is dead, now, killed on the highway, that Mike Hall.
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But he is dead, now, killed on the highway, that Mike Hall.
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a competitor in this years TABR died , hit, on the highway in Kansas, at around 10pm.



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I'm planning on pulling 200 watts of solar on my bike trailer, with golf cart batteries.
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I'm planning on pulling 200 watts of solar on my bike trailer, with golf cart batteries.
Are you going to take a microwave oven along? I thought of that, but with a good dyno, I could easily run a slow-cooker plus a mini-fridge. Hot chili and cold beers at the end of a long day sure sounds good!
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Are you going to take a microwave oven along? I thought of that, but with a good dyno, I could easily run a slow-cooker plus a mini-fridge. Hot chili and cold beers at the end of a long day sure sounds good!
I don't want to rain on your humor parade, but is there a point to all this?
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I don't want to rain on your humor parade, but is there a point to all this?
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I don't want to rain on your humor parade, but is there a point to all this?

I guess some folks like lower-tech adventure touring--I'm not a big electronics user but for remote areas phone/GPS/tablet could be a nice help. I'd get a dyno hub but I don't ride much at night & recharging devices is problematic.
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Just in case it's not sunny, take a hub motor wheel with a sprocket on it and get a U stand. On those dull days you can whip out the back wheel when you get to camp and pound out a few hundred watts for a couple of hours using the motor as a generator, that'd sort your slow cooker and blender out.
I'd take a nanny goat instead of a string trimmer, then you can have fresh milk for breakfast. You may even want to take a harness, the goat can help on steep hills.
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Just in case it's not sunny, take a hub motor wheel with a sprocket on it and get a U stand. On those dull days you can whip out the back wheel when you get to camp and pound out a few hundred watts for a couple of hours using the motor as a generator, that'd sort your slow cooker and blender out.
I'd take a nanny goat instead of a string trimmer, then you can have fresh milk for breakfast. You may even want to take a harness, the goat can help on steep hills.
Good thoughts, Trev! I suppose it makes sense to bring along a few Guinea Hens to provide tick control, and possibly an egg or two along the way? A monkey could ride on the goat's back. I could teach then to do tricks, and when we get into towns, they'd be able to perform and people would throw money into my upturned helmet.
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Good thoughts, Trev! I suppose it makes sense to bring along a few Guinea Hens to provide tick control, and possibly an egg or two along the way? A monkey could ride on the goat's back. I could teach then to do tricks, and when we get into towns, they'd be able to perform and people would throw money into my upturned helmet.
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Just in case it's not sunny, take a hub motor wheel with a sprocket on it and get a U stand. On those dull days you can whip out the back wheel when you get to camp and pound out a few hundred watts for a couple of hours using the motor as a generator, that'd sort your slow cooker and blender out.
I'd take a nanny goat instead of a string trimmer, then you can have fresh milk for breakfast. You may even want to take a harness, the goat can help on steep hills.

On Gilligan's Island I think they made a bamboo-frame bike generator to power the radio. Fuel cells would be ideal for hiker/biker lights & devices but progress is slow. OTOH current dyno hubs are designed for commuters, if touring market was bigger we'd see smart high-output touring dynos. Regular dynos have very low drag, I'd guess even with 3X output added drag would be quite tolerable.
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Why not put a motor on the other wheel so you don't even have to pedal?
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