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How do i wire a small dc motor up as a windmill ? Answered

How do i wire a small dc motor up as a windmill ? so i can use a convert,and batterarys


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11 years ago

If you connect a voltmeter to the + and - motor terminals and spin the shaft you will get a reading, just how useful as a wind generator depends on the type of motor and how fast you may need to spin it's shaft. It must be capable of delivering a decent current and a voltage higher than the battery you are intending to charge. If you are familiar with electrical / electronics circuits and the first stage test looks promising you can next connect a resistive load to the terminals and note the current and voltage readings as you increase the revs. If all looks good you will require a charge controller to manage the charging cycle. Need more information about your battery etc.?