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is it possible to turn a three phase squirrel cage induction motor into a generator?

Or even a single phase one?

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PhiT11 year ago

FYI:

Working on any speed (1% ->50% the synchronous RPM) + Grid tie, single and 3 phase alike.

http://www.philica.com/display_article.php?article...

http://www.philica.com/display_article.php?article...

riddley7 years ago
Actually, induction machines are commonly used in wind turbines, and they do not receive grid excitation. The trick is to connect the the stator to some capacitors - this will set up a resonance with the inductors and provide the magnetization necessary for generation.
lemonie8 years ago
Someone did: http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=3821

The key-word is self-exciting, but I don't find a lot of information.

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Orangutanlibrarian (author)  lemonie8 years ago
Thanks for the info, I found an other site that makes it sound easy. http://www.qsl.net/ns8o/Induction_Generator.html
Yes that is a better link - best wishes for yours - be sure to publish an Instructable eh? L
NachoMahma8 years ago
. As a rule-of-thumb, squirrel-cage motors won't work as generators. It can be done, but just not very practical.
Orangutanlibrarian (author)  NachoMahma8 years ago
Thanks, i know it's not the best idea but ive got a lot of them lying around.