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Hello! I'm interested in building a wind turbine such as the one you made using your instructions for my high school project. I was wondering if this is achievable and not too difficult for someone at my age. Do I have to know a lot about physics or math in order to take on this project?
We did all the math for you, for this size alternator. If you want to make a different size unit, then there will be quite a bit of math. This unit will cost about $1500 or so to make.
<p>How much does is the output per hour.</p>
Depends on the wind, but it's capable of producing 1000 watts (as per the title). For one hour that would be 1 KWh. For 3 hours that would be 3KWh. For 12 hours, that would be 12 KWh, and so on ...
do the magnets all go the same way or alternate polarity?
<p>They alternate.</p>
thanks , also why do you need a rectifier before the charge controller? im just now really getting into this so i know it may be obvious... does the controller not regulate?
<p>The turbine produces ac, not dc. There is no controller between the turbine and the battery bank (controllers typically &quot;shut off&quot; when batteries are full, which would allow dangerous overspeeding.)/ You need a diversion control on the battery bank itself.</p>
<p>hi sir which type of inverter and battery r u using for storage 1000w ,80amps.</p>
Eight Trojan L16's in a 2x4 arrangement, for 800ah @ 24v. Outback 3600 watt 24v inverter.
<p>hi sir i am doing 1.5 kv turbine which winding is better 12v or 24v winding ,and why?</p>
24v winding allows smaller diameter wires in the coil, making it easier to wind the coils. 48v is even better. What voltage is your battery bank?
Would be nice to have more in-depth and complete instructions rather than just a basic overview. Any way to get full detailed instructions? That wouldnt include me to do another 5 hours of research? I'm more interested in the magnet coil generation and how to build it and acquire the parts.
<p>How much would this cost to make? I'm thinking of doing this for my senior project.</p>
$1500 or there abouts.
<p>hi sir please replay all of my 4 question because I am doing this as my college project.</p><p> 1. This my rough diagram arrangement of mag rotor,it is correct or any changes take place.(below)</p><p>2.i want to wind 14# 3parallel wires 35 turns to produce 1500w and how many rpms should rotate to get 1.5kv, can u estimate how many amps can I get.</p><p>3.and it can rotate 24hours, are any damage occurs.</p><p>4.i am buying 12v luminous inverter with 1000w*2batter ,how much time will take full the charging.</p><p>Please reply all of my 4questions because I am doing this as my college project. </p><p> Thanks,.</p>
<p>thank q ,</p><p> which type of inverter and battery i should use for storing 1500watts</p>
1500 watts is a instantaneous amount of power. Batteries store amp hours or watt hours. Neither has anything to do with an inverter. clarify your question.
<p>OK ,IF I GET 1500W AND 125AMPS FOR 1HOUR WHICH TYPE OF INVERTER AND BATTERY I SHOULD USE.</p>
<p>Depends on your daily loads, and how much wind you get daily. Aren't they teaching you this in college? It's basic high school physics.</p>
<p>hi sir ,</p><p> i forgot to say we are implementing only your turbine planes,and we are not doing wind turbine (only we are doing magnet coil rotor),</p><p> please answer IF I GET 1500W AND 125AMPS FOR 1HOUR WHICH TYPE OF INVERTER AND BATTERY I SHOULD USE.</p>
<p>You have not specified your loads. What wattage are they, how many hours do they run, how much run time do you need when the alternator isn't running . This is what determines battery and inverter, not the alternator.</p>
1. correct<br>2. 650 rpm, 1500w / 12v = 125 amps, if you have 12' blades at 15mph, or 4' blades at 30 mph.<br>3. 24 hour operation only affects bearing life.<br>4. battery charge time is dependent on how low the batteries get (amp hours out), and the amount of charging available, (amp hours in). With wind, there's no way to forecast your daily ah production, as wind is too variable.
<p>Thank you</p><p>if the generator is kept constant producing about 800 watts, using an inverter, without using the battery,</p><p>I wonder if you could provide 800 watts to the load used</p><p>without battery</p>
Theoretically, but in practice, loads are rarely constant, and neither is generation.<br>
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<p>Hello one question</p><p>the coils do not carry any core, the air is nucle</p>
This is an air core design. Reduces cogging.
<p>Is there any way i can see some more photos of the fan? </p>
At <a href="http://green-trust.org/products/" rel="nofollow">http://green-trust.org/products/</a> look for the axial flux wind turbine plans. there's a whole section on blade construction.
<p>can i use any glues</p>
In what context? holding the magnets? heat usually softens glue.
<p>hi sir,</p><p>i am winding a coil with 2 parallel wire of 14 guage. when i am winding the coils they are tight,after removing coil they are getting lose can you suggest any ideas.</p>
<p>Tape them with electrical tape.</p>
<p>thankq </p><p> ok i want to use 14 guage, 2 parallel wires ,35 turns.how much diameter present inside the coil. </p>
you want the magnet to pass one side, then the other, not the ends, so the whole needs to be longer than the magnet.
<p>hi sir,</p><p>can u say coil inside and out side diameter,and i am using 12v winding which guage is best for less wastage of volts. </p><p> thanking u.</p>
coil diameter will depend on wire gauge, and your ability to wind tight coils.
wire gauge has no bearing on volts. The thicker the wire, the more amps you can draw without overheating.
<p>hir sir ,</p><p> how to calculate number of turns required,i want 2kw turbine how many turns i should turn(12v )and 2&quot;*1&quot;*1/2&quot; magnets enough ....?</p>
<p>thanks for u r replay sir'</p><p> 2&quot;*1&quot;*1/2&quot; magnets is enough for producing 2000w turbine</p>
if they are strong enough. N50 should do it.
the number of turns specifies the voltage, the gauge of the wire specifies the amps, and the length of the blades determines whether you can capture enough wind to turn it at that load. You might need 35 turns of 4 parallel strands of 12 gauge wire. You would need around 22mph winds with 8' blades.
<p>hi sir,</p><p> can u suggest diff b/w 24v and 48v. if i wind my turbine for 48v which guage wire should i use and how many turns i should turn , at which rpm i can get 1000w.</p>
to double the voltage, you double the number of turns, and you can use a size 2-3 smaller wire (14 instead of 12awg). You still have to spin at 650 rpm.
<p>can i make it in 1phase by using 12 coils and ,24 magnets,how much amps can i produce in 500 rpm,and how many turns of wire i should turn for 48v and wire guage also explain.</p>
<p>It's not a single phase machine. You are on your own with major design changes.</p>
<p>please advise</p><p>how many RPMs it should turn to produce 1000 W .and at 1000 w how many amp will be produced</p>
650 rpm (30 mph wind), and the ampsdepend on the voltage you wind for 1000w / 24v = 41 amps

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