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electric driven alternator is it possible?

all right so here is my idea because im always trying to get creative and think of innovative ways to do stuff. Im currently starting an LSX swap on my cobra and am planning to go carbed, manual steering, no a/c, and electric waterpump, so the only thing i will need to drive off my serpentine belt will be an alternator. well i was at work bored and started thinking, they make electric motors that drive waterpumps as a cheap alternative to an electric water pump, what if i just used a similar dc motor to drive my alternator and then i could mount my alternator anywhere in a remote location like perhaps in a box in the trunk with the battery. I know it seems not to make since at first to drive what makes your electricity with electricity, but really the battery will drive the dc motor, and the dc motor will spin the alternator via a belt, and the alternator will in turn recharge the battery.

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Really????

If it worked, we wouldn't need electric companies. That would be the answer to all of our fuel problems.


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Conservation of energy

The nineteenth century law of conservation of energy is a law of physics. It states that the total amount of energy in an isolated system remains constant over time. The total energy is said to be conserved over time. For an isolated system, this law means that energy can change its location within the system, and that it can change form within the system, for instance chemical energy can become kinetic energy, but that energy can be neither created nor destroyed.

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battery has a fixed amount of energy, we usually use gas/ mechanical methods to recharge. cant use 1 battery to charge the same battery. Losses in friction and heat will make your system fail.
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i had high doubts this would work because it seemed to be such a nice idea that it must not be possible or people would have done this a long time ago lol thanks for the info
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Smokey Yunick did a fan driven set up years ago. Of course officials said he was cheating


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