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When the power goes out here, I have the better half climb up on the exerciser bike and start peddling. 😀
This is true! I attached low back torque bicycle generators to it feeding bridge rectifiers and voltage regulators charging Li-Ion packs, in turn which power DC-AC inverters for low wattage devices.
A salvaged 10Kw diesel generator kicks in if power is out for more than 10 minutes to handle the larger loads like the fridge and central heat/AC unit.