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Old 07-22-2010, 10:27 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Firewolf175 View Post
Ok... Worded one of my posts wrong again... I'm planning on having an electric motor in the front of the truck to turn the belt which in turn would turn the pulleys for the high output alternators (which would charge the battery bank), power steering, ac and air pump. The electric motor in the rear would just turn the rear wheels providing propulsion...
OK, so the battery pack powers a motor that turns the alternators that recharge the battery pack? No, that won't work and is a form of a perpetual motion machine. There are power losses in each of those steps (energy is lost as heat) and you will get less power back in the pack than what you took out in the first place. It's a net loser. You don't even have to build it, I can tell you that it is impossible to make this work.
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