Super Poor Man's Wind Turbine

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Solar98632
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Super Poor Man's Wind Turbine

Post by Solar98632 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:37 am

If you have an old bread machine laying around due to some kind of failure take the motor out of it and hope it still works as it is a dc 110 volt motor.

Down side it is 50 watts.
Up side 50 watts is better than 0 watts.
Let me know what you think.
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Re: Super Poor Man's Wind Turbine

Post by techman » Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:59 pm

Yup, any Dc motor spun up will produce some power.

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Re: Super Poor Man's Wind Turbine

Post by TheDIYman2015 » Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:15 pm

Might work, who knows :) If you are gonna get any useful power out of it, you may have to gear it up a bit. Just putting some blades directly on the motor is not going to work very well I don't think. Good luck! /thediyman2015

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Re: Super Poor Man's Wind Turbine

Post by techman » Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:27 pm

Actually now I am thinking a bit about this. I do have a bread machine I will most likely never use again. One day I think I will have a look inside. Never thought about that before.

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Re: Super Poor Man's Wind Turbine

Post by Solar98632 » Fri Mar 25, 2016 1:04 am

Update, Wind turbine has all but seized.
The shaft has rusted.

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Re: Super Poor Man's Wind Turbine

Post by techman » Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:14 pm

That is sad

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Re: Super Poor Man's Wind Turbine

Post by Solar98632 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:31 am

i got real wind turbine now lol. it is a 3phase a/c unit.
its normal out put is 400 watts but can produce 500 watts of power(controller limits it to 400 watts).
i been reading about dump loads and also using differing charge controllers.

my challenge is, the wind turbine is capable of both 12 and 24 volts. i want to make sure i get match it up correctly..nothing like burning through fuses ..erg..

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Re: Super Poor Man's Wind Turbine

Post by techman » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:06 am

AC wind turbines are the way to go!! How are you converting it to DC voltage for your batteries?

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