If you are looking for renewable energy idea to reduce your home energy consumption, you may want to look into a concept known as “magnetic generator”. This blog was created to document the information I found about DIY solar power and wind energy. I actually stumbled upon the idea of using magnets to generate power from an e-book call Magnets 4 Energy.
One thing is for sure, if you want to generate sufficient power from your DIY magnetic generator, you need to use a lot of magnets. Are there any places we can find cheap magnets for sale? As a matter of fact, there is. You can find loads of inexpensive magnets from eBay.
Shopping On eBay
eBay is the largest auction site on the internet. There are literally millions of people trading good and services on that social portal. With so many users, there bound to be people selling or off loading surplus magnets. Here’s what you need to do to get your hands of cheap magnets for your homemade magnetic generator.
First, go to eBay main web site at www.ebay.com. If you do not have an account with eBay, sign up for a user account right now. Registration is free. Just follow the instruction and key in your particular. You need a user account with eBay to bid for the magnets.
At eBay main page, you should see a search bar on the top left. Type in the word “magnets” and then click on the “Search” button. When you do that, the search engine will pull out all the listings which have magnets in them.
The last time I did this, there were 32,407 results! This is the hard part. Now you have to go through all the offers to find the one that meet your requirement. Here’s the fact, there are a lot of cheap magnets in the market if you were to look for it. The challenge is to put in the time and effort to sift through all the junk offers.
Locating Cheap Magnet Offers
Since most of the listings on eBay have a product picture attached, finding the cheap magnets that you want may not take too much time. I found 2 potential offers just by scrolling through the list and it took me less than 10 minutes to find them. Check out the screen shots below.
There are many more ways how you can find cheap parts for your DIY magnetic generator. In the near future, I will write more about it.
The strategy to find cheap magnets on eBay, I actually got it from the Magnets 4 Energy magnetic generator manual. If you want to build your own magnet generator to reduce your home energy consumption, be sure to check out the couple Magniwork reviews first.