Originally Posted by legoman786
Anyways, why not put the alternator in an anti-magnetic box of some sort?
I'm not sure how you mean this.
Using all the magnetic energy produced inside the Generator is just impossible.
That would mean there should be no axle and a perfect coil.
Another problem is the self-induction.
Ahh, and any wiring between the generator and engine will have a little loss, too.
A wire with running current through it produces a little magnetic field around it.
But anyway the main problem with all mechanical machines is the friction.
There is friction between different body's (even between metal and the air).
Parts of the energy will always be turned into heat.Edited by MESeidel - 6/2/08 at 3:39pm