Humdinger Wind

After our episode of Bytemarks Cafe on 12/3/08, I realized the question to how the Windbelt converted wind energy to electrical energy was never really answered with any clarity. Several callers and listeners responded that we seemed to evade the question. I think it was less a matter of evading and more one of not knowing. Even our guest, Jerry Chun would admit to that. So, I did a little research and found this out. The belt is fastened firmly to one side of the aperture. At the other end it is attached to magnets that move due to the aerolastic flutter, between two copper induction coils. This action will cause an electric current to flow in the coils. The current is then conditioned with additional circuitry to direct current (DC) much like a battery. It can then be used to power a lamp or a radio. Here is an informative video of Shawn Frayne explaining how the Windbelt works. The Pure Energy Systems website also featured a section on How the Humdinger Windbelt works. The inventor, Shawn Frayne helped to explain the background and operation of the Windbelt. Partner, Jerry Chun provided me with this micro-windbelt-executive-summary (.pdf) for the Micro Windbelt that you might find interesting. Thanks for all the feedback and comments. I hope this was helpful. It certainly made for an engaging show topic.