These motors are ideal for making a wind generator.
Looking forward to fiddling in the cave over the summer months, should keep me out of mischief.
I will be waiting to see your finished project
Or the building of it as you go
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Will have to do some research on how to control amperage to the batteries.
Nothing ventured nothing gained considering the motors are free, laying on the verges after the novelty of getting fit on the treadmill wanes.
Slip ring is about the only item i'll need to buy.
30A 250Rpm 380 VDC/VAC Wind Generator Slip Ring FOR Wind Turbine
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Are you using the scooter motor to produce electricity? If so, how do you make a motor that uses power to one that produces power? cheers Pete.
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Some motors produce AC power when spun but the simple use of a rectifier fixes that.
So yes this experiment will use the Razor motor to produce generation power.
Have heard of a washing machine motor being used.
Years ago I played around with a car alternator and burnt out a portable drill trying to find the minimum spin speed for charging.
This experiment failed because a car alternator needs a few horsepower to excite the charging, hence I stuffed my drill...
Spent weeks on this monster (photo below) that had the ability to feather the fan in strong winds. (Like a windmill)
Failure! Consistent winds were rare at the camp so the idea was scrapped. The fan is gathering dust under a tree.