I just found a 12 volt DC permanent magnet motor and I want to make a wind generator from it.
I just found a 12 volt DC permanent magnet motor and I want to make a wind generator from it. It is a small motor about 5 inches diameter and 5 inches in length that was part of a big rig air horn compressor.. I did try spinning it with my drill and it produced a lot of DC voltage at low RPM . The voltage range from a few volts DC to upwards of (if I was reading my DVM right) over 1000 volts. Don't laugh if I am wrong, this is all new to me even though I am a born tinkerer and have a somewhat working knowledge of DC electricity and experience in building circuit boards as well as being good at fabrication. Where can I find information regarding wiring this thing up to charge a car battery or maybe several car batteries? My main goal is to build a small 12 volt emergency lighting system for my house plus maybe powering a 400 watt power inverter as well. I think I can figure out how to fabricate the propellers, mounts and such but I just don't know how to wire this thing up and I am hoping that some of you can tell me where to find the information and or schematics for such a project. Thanks!?