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Simple On-bike Power Supply

5 V from muscle power

Simple On-bike Power Supply
Thirteen years into the new millennium, people no longer take printed maps on cycling trips. A smartphone suffices! However, with power for recharging the phone seldom close to hand, a 5 V supply on board the bike would be extremely useful. This article shows just how easy this is to provide.The day is close when your bicycle will provide an energy source for all those electronic gadgets you take with you.
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Component list
R1 = 1kOhm
C1 = 1000µF 35V, 5mm pitch, 10 mm diam.
C2 = 100µF 35V, 2.5mm pitch, 6 mm diam.
C3 = 10µF 16V, 2.5mm pitch, 5mm diam.
D1 = 24V 1W zener diode
D2–D5 = 1N5817 or SB140*
IC1 = BA05CC0T (LDO, 1A, TO220 case)*
LED1 = LED, green, 5mm
K1,K2,K3 = 2-way PCB screw terminal block, 5mm pitch
S1 = switch, DPDT, 24V 1A
PCB # 120600-1
Suitable plastic housing and connection clamps
* see text
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