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Home made wind turbine

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Evil Monkey, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey [OP] There's an evil monkey in my truck

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    That guy used an electric motor for the generator, and he had good results. Motors are not the best to use as generators though.

    A popular way to make one is with an old GM alternator available at most junkyards for $30 or so. It will make around 1000 watts in a strong wind plus it is regulated for charging a car battery and is easily serviced. They already have pulleys attached if you want to belt drive it.

    The rain might ruin that guy's motor, he should put it in a pvc drain pipe housing.
     
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