Introduction: Squirrel Cage INDUCTION MOTOR DIY Hack Alternator

This is a long video but shows the complete basic steps for creating an alternator from a standard AC electric motor. There is also some basic safety suggestions and experiences. This Alternator averages 10-21 watts at 400 rpm and 30-40 watts at 800 rpm This also introduces you you a bridge rectifier.


Martinblaze (author)2015-11-01

I just rewound the stator on a brushed motor that had been damaged. upon further inspection I found that one of the 32 rotor wires broke, will the motor run ok with only one broke?

heathbar64 (author)2012-08-20

this is a great Idea, Too bad it took a half hour video to transmit a ten minute idea.

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