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Old 02-13-2009, 11:58 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by T.Dot_E30 View Post
How does the KERS system turn the eletricty generated from braking into a boost of HP ?

I tried searching and havne't found much technical info.
It's the same thing as all the hybrids do. An electric motor just uses the complement of magnetic and electric fields, and either one can be the driving force. If you spin the core, the magnetic field drives the electric, producing electricity. If you power the core, it repels/attracts the magnetic field, and produces force. So in the end it's just an electric motor/generator hooked up in parallel with the normal drivetrain, hooked up to a battery. One way it helps braking and stores energy, the other way it helps produce thrust.

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