Test Data and Operating Instructions
The 400 Watt Crank-a-Watt™ Version was used for testing.
On this page you'll find information on how long a typical battery charge will last, and how much cranking is needed to power various appliances.
Product: Crank-a-Watt™ Patent pending emergency generator. These tests reviewed practical uses for the 400 watt hand crank/bike pedal unit. This independent testing conducted by a dealer proves the Crank-a-Watt™ hand/bike pedal generator product is an "Extremely valuable asset during a power outage or emergency."
NOTE: The Battery was cranked to a full charge before each test to get best results. When idle, the battery may be kept at peak readiness by using a float charger. Recharging the battery with a bike pedal setup will require approx. 50% less physical effort than hand cranking, and will recharge the battery 2 times faster than hand cranking.
Test #1 Using: Small lead acid battery 145 cold crank amps, lawn mower-tractor type (12v) (this is the type of battery supplied with your unit). A 400 watt inverter was used for this test.
Test #2 Using: Larger lead acid battery 240 cold crank amps, lawn mower-tractor type (12v) (this is the type of battery supplied with your unit). A 1500 watt inverter was used for this test.
Important Note: All test data was collected using one standard lead acid, lawn and tractor battery. The performance of the Crank-a-Watt™ product will double if using 2 batteries, triple if using 3 batteries, and so on. Adding additional batteries is a simple, and cost effective way to greatly boost the running time of your appliances. An inexpensive set of jumper cables can be used to connect extra batteries to the Crank-a-Watt™ unit.
Testing completed and successful on:
- Light (lamp)
- Food Processor
- I Pod
- Cell Phone
- Can Opener
- Rechargeable small batteries (AAA, AA, C and D Batteries)
- Rechargeable Batteries for hand tools
- Laptop Computer
- Bread Maker (for mixing only) not cooking
- Waffle Maker
- Coffee Maker
- Electric burner