Can a hard drive motor be used to generate electricty?
I have built a small Lenz type VAWT and wanted to used a hard drive motor I had laying around since it has great bearings and a the disc provide a great way to mount the air foils. I believe it would generate 3 phase power but I am not sure how to wire it. three of the six wires have continuity - are there three specific coils? I have no information on the motor itself. Would the motor have to spin at high speeds to really generate anything?