I am building a v-axis wind turbine. I need to know what kind of DCmotor to use for a low RPM DCgenerator. Help me? Answered
The winds in my backyard aren't extremely strong, but I want my design
to work and provide a good amount of power if possible. What kind
of DC motor do I need? Is it easy to create a DC generator from
scratch for this type of thing? Would the ideal motor have a low
RPM? (Because I'm pretty sure my turbine will
have a low RPM) Low torque? Obviously I'm just
starting to wrap my head around all of these ideas. How do I know
which motor to get based off the information I am given from the site?
Right now I am looking around at www.allelectronics.com , if anyone knows of a better site that would also be appreciated as well.
Bottom line: I'm looking for as much power as I might be able to get, but I have low winds, and not a whole lot of money. I was thinking I might be able to setup the axle to a pulley system with some sort of rubber band going from the axle to the motor, would this work?
I know it sounds liek I haven't done my homework, but truly I have, I'm just getting drowned in the options and choices and possibilities at the moment.
Thanks so much for you help! I truly do appreciate your time to help me!