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Wind battery charger and heat up a copper wire? Answered

Is it possible to heat up copper wire with a small wind turbine and also charge a battery at the same time please help thanks dean 

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Re-design (author)2012-01-04

Copper wire is not a good candidate to heat. It will oxidize and it won't take much heat before it melts. It'll act like a fuse. Use nicrome wire. It's made to heat over and over.

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steveastrouk (author)Re-design2012-01-05

Two circuits: one to the charger, one to the heater. When the battery is charged, dump all the energy, via the resistor into a tank of water ?

Use Nichrome.


Steve

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Thermionic (author)2012-01-04

The warmer the wire gets, the less efficient the current transfer.

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