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Mcclosda
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Posted on Monday, 26 June, 2006 - 12:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Hi Lads,
Can anyone advise please on this topic? My thoughts are "simple is best" generate some watts from the wind and heat some water with it. No frequency regulation or control of any kind. I need help in sourcing a suitable "permanent magnet" motor/generator/alternator. Something aroung 300 - 500 watt would be perfect, even less would be great. Any ideas????
Thanks DmcC.
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Muz
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Posted on Sunday, 02 July, 2006 - 06:32 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Last winter I installed a 24 bucket Pelton wheel driving a Fisher + Paykel washing machine motor as a generator. It operates as a 3 phase, 14 pole alternator and supplies a constant load of 750 watts (an oil column heater). Each of the 3 phases is rectified then connected together and the system has a common earth, ergo a 2 wire cable is all that's required. Because the load is unchanging, no controls are required, other than initially setting the jet size. F+P motors are freely available here for $5 (about 1 pound 50?). I guess you could set up a wind-powered generator without too much trouble although keeping the voltage constant could be a problem.
Probably of no use to you, but Pelton buckets are availabe at $5 each in lots of 25. This system cost $300 (100 pounds) in total and supplies $96 worth of power a month. Running costs to date: replacing 2 broken Pelton buckets (stones in the feed line). Let me have your email if you would like photos, Pelton bucket suppliers, etc.)
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Mcclosda
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Posted on Friday, 14 July, 2006 - 09:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Thanks Mate, I've got a washing machine motor that I hadn't considered.
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Pal
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Posted on Saturday, 19 August, 2006 - 12:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

HI mates
please Can anyone advise me how to generate from the wind 800- 1000 Watt is sufficient. I will respect any idea.

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