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1. Elevator Power



The power in establishing tension is similar to the power required to lift (as in an elevator). The motor in the elevator must lift your weight (as opposed to mass) at a certain velocity.


Work is Force times distance and

Power is Force * Distance / Time


We will assume a 1 HP (0.746kW) motor and determine the height you can be lifted in one minute by this motor. Note that the energy and carbon footprint do not change because the motor runs at exactly 1HP for 60 seconds irregardless of your weight.

Enter Your Weight: 
Energy:  kWhr
Cost per KWHr:  0.10 dollars
Cost:  dollars
or:  cents
Your Energy Source 

    Height m    ft

Carbon Footprint g    lb





EASING EQUATIONS Open source under the BSD License. Copyright (c) 2001 Robert Penner JavaScript version copyright (C) 2006 by Philippe Maegerman All rights reserved.
All Carbon Footprint Constants taken from Parlimentry Office of Science and Technology Carbon Footprint of Electricity Generation

By Clarence Klassen, KlassENgineering cklassen@klassen.on.ca