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is a bodine motor good for a wind generator

i am thinking about buying a bodine motor for a wind generator it has 1725 rpm and it is 90 volts. here is a link for a picture of the motor https://www.google.com/search?q=1750+rpm+bodine+motor&espv=210&es_sm=93&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=PvljUuybOJSh4AP_gYGACw&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1920&bih=912&dpr=1#facrc=_&imgrc=HTm_Ef2s58K5RM%3A%3BiDAIo0vFAwTJUM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fi.ebayimg.com%252Ft%252FChristie-AW3-Bodine-Electric-Co-Platter-Motor-Type-42Y5BEPM-90volt-DC-1750-RPM-%252F00%252Fs%252FODU0WDEwMjQ%253D%252F%2524(KGrHqNHJFQE-lKM2UOmBP)WKvKmo!~~60_35.JPG%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.ebay.com%252Fitm%252FChristie-AW3-Bodine-Electric-Co-Platter-Motor-Type-42Y5BEPM-90volt-DC-1750-RPM-%252F320916000400%3B300%3B250

iceng9 months ago
  1. A brush armature Bodine machine is a short lived generator.
  2. A brush slip ring generator is what cars use.
  3. A brushless generator is what wind machines use the world over !
The more the number of poles in a generator determine how slow the generator can work.
  • Wind turbans turn at ten to several hundred RPM
  • Your motor is almost 2000 RPM that is TEN Times too fast
  • Expect to get only 9 Volts unless you get a gear-box to raise the speed'
  • A gear box will loose energy !
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mpilchfamily9 months ago
Any motor will work for a wind generator. It's just a matter of how much power it can produce at low RPMs and whether your wind mill is even powerful enough to spin it.