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Magnet strength for DIY VAWT Answered


Hi,

does anyone know if it is better to get stronger magnets for a DIY turbine? Is it always better, or only to a certain degree?

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elmejor06 (author)2010-07-13

OK, so im quite a newbie on this subject: what is flux saturation? so if i can choose between a magnet that can lift 12 kilos and one that lifts 29 it would generally be better to get the one that lifts 29 right?

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lemonie (author)2010-07-11
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PKM (author)lemonie2010-07-13

Flux saturation if your coils have cores? Flux saturation at all? Diminishing returns when stronger magnets cost 10X as much but produce 1% more power?

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lemonie (author)PKM2010-07-13


It depends what you're comparing doesn't it. (no design was mentioned here...)

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