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is it possible to turn a three phase squirrel cage induction motor into a generator? Answered

Or even a single phase one?

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riddley

10 years ago

Actually, induction machines are commonly used in wind turbines, and they do not receive grid excitation. The trick is to connect the the stator to some capacitors - this will set up a resonance with the inductors and provide the magnetization necessary for generation.

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lemonieOrangutanlibrarian

Answer 10 years ago

Yes that is a better link - best wishes for yours - be sure to publish an Instructable eh? L