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Old 11-03-2009, 12:07 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I thought switched reluctance is mostly good at high speed, low torque. One of my friends who works with HVAC has built a water cycle A/C that uses a compressor she made out of a turbocharger and a custom machined SR motor. It works very well (SEER rating around 21 in "hybrid" operation), but the compressor going at 75kRPMs makes a lot of noise.
If America manages to eliminate obesity, we would save as much fuel as if every American were to stop driving for three days every year. To be slender like Tiffany Yep is to be a real hypermiler...

Allie Moore and I have a combined carbon footprint much smaller than that of one average American...
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