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Re: [EVDL] Magnetic Shock Absorber & EV

<<<< Daren's statements about the neodymium magnets is correct. They have
been around for years. They are used in computer hard drives in the
motor mechanism and for the voice-coil head positioning system. They
are used many other places too, like the end of SoniCare tooth brush
heads. You can tear apart most any hard drive built in the last 15-20
years and find these magnets. The best are the full-height drives. I
use those magnets to demonstrate the effect that Daren is talking
about. You can take an aluminum or copper pipe and drop one of these
type of magnets in it and the eddy currents will make the magnet
_slowly_ drop through it. The big ones are strong enough to pick up
the corner of a US $1 bill due to the magnetic ink. >>>>

So, how much energy would we get if we converted all of the suspension
movement into electricity? I suspect the total would be trivial on
most roads, as these components would get uncomfortably hot generating
anything over a couple hundred watts/hour. Best-case, you'd be lucky
to add 1% to an EV's range - not what most would consider money
well-spent.


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