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do i have the right DC motor for a wind turbine? Answered

hi, ive been using this site for years, first time im posting and its because i think ive bitten off abit more than i can chew but i love projects :) anyway,

i have a dc motor i have taken out from an treadmill plugged it into a multimeter n gave it a twist got few volts, all good. what next?

i cannot find what i need by looking at the label, it has 2 different horsepowers and also has 4 wires coming out so i dont know what phase it is either it doesnt say RPM and also has 2 different watts (pic included) i understand one is for continious use is that the one i should refer to? :( can someone just prod me in the right direction please?

also it has a kind of fan which also spins on the opposite side should i take this off or keep it? and can i use any parts from the rest of the treadmill to help make a charge controller?

i was planning on buying 3 aluminium blades around 30" each and wanted more than 2 batteries in my bay, im ordering a slip ring, blocking diode  and dont know what charge controller im going with yet... i have done alot of reading some things just dont seem to specific to me or maybe im just asking dumb obvious questions! any help appreciated




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liquidhandwash
liquidhandwash

Reply 6 years ago

it looks right to me, 2 of the wires might be a speed sensor you can buy blades from ebay Ive used these before and they work well

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-Raptor-generation-4-wind-turbine-generator-blades-and-hub-propellers-made-USA-/371055201104?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item56649d0b50