Introduction: My Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine

Picture of My Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine

This wind turbine was made mostly from a dismantled photocopier including the 2 big motors and gears. 

The turbine produces 12Watts at 10-16v normally(wind10-20km). When the wind blows a little bit more(20-25km/h) it can produce over 20watts of electricity. i use it to charge 1 12v car battery of  20amphour. It takes about 15-19hours to fully charge the battery. at night i connect my battery to 12v fluorescent light bulbs (3 in total using 36 watts which i salvaged from a bus graveyard, 

Power of WIND TURBINE: 12-22W
RPM of motors at a speed of  about 15km/h: 400-600rpm
RPM of Blades at a speed of  about 15km/h: 130- 200rpm
Max voltage produced: 14-16V
Gears ratio: 1:3

As for the charge controller, it is still beta.


budiyanto (author)2012-08-28

thank you pack up tutorial I think this is very useful. chance I'm making a wind turbine. absence of any reference I can add to knowledge. sorry my english is not good.

jrjohnwood (author)2012-08-27

Very creative reuse of parts that probably cost $thousands in their new state, but were headed to the rubbish pile to be mined by archioglists of some future generation. Keep your open mind open, and the world will open for you. Cheers, John.

ARJOON (author)jrjohnwood2012-08-28

thank you jrjohnwood'

the plastic waste were sold for a few bucks to be recycled!!!

BtheBike (author)2011-05-29

Awesome Reuse Arjoon .

colinlewis (author)2011-04-28

Impressive use of salvaged parts from the copier.

One nitpick of the title - this is a wind turbine, but it is not a Vertical Axis wind turbine.

ARJOON (author)colinlewis2011-04-28

oh yeah i forgot

carlos66ba (author)colinlewis2011-04-28

Indeed, not a vertical axis... the axis is horizontal. Please fix the title.

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