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Can I convert a table saw motor to be used in a wind turbine? Answered

I actually have 2 motors. One runs @ 4000rpm, 120 volt, 15 amp, 60 hz approximately 1800 watts and 2.2hp. The other is smaller @ 3600rpm, 7.5 amps, 120 volts, 60hz, 900 watts and approximately 1.2 hp. Can I use either of them to make a wind turbine and how much power will each generate? What would I need to convert them to generate power? I'm a novice so please keep the technical language to a minimum. Thanks.



10 years ago

Most AC motors are induction motors - meaning they have no internal magnets - no magnetic field means no power. Lemonie regularly suggests looking up 'self-exciting' ac generators, but its a HUGE amount of extra work. *it involves powering the ac coils with a little of the generated power to make a magnetic field to generate power...


Answer 10 years ago

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