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Final Project Abstract Jason Clark Maggie Modica Portable Power Generation In this modern age practically all of our electricity is generated by large plants (whether nuclear, coal, or natural gas) and transmitted via power lines. A centralized power grid is presently the most efficient and cost effective way to generate power. However, when it comes to powering portable devices, an alternative solution is required. In this presentation, we will discuss the principals of portable power generation, both with a hand-crank and without. We will specifically highlight Faraday’s Law and the Lorentz Force as they relate to portable power generators. Hand cranks were popularized through their use in WWII, as a means to power field communication devices. This enabled American forces to operate equipment without the extensive infrastructure needed in remote locations. Today, hand cranks are used in radios, flashlights, and small electric fans. They can also be used to power cell phones and music players.
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2012 for the course ECE 317 taught by Professor Peck,t during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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