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wind turbine- I need wiring help Answered

Hey guys, 

I decided to make a vertical wind turbine out of materials I had laying around in the garage/shed.  I found everything I need; old bike, pvc/dryer exhaust pipe, old dryer motor.  

I wanna make something along this concept....

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/b6/c1/cd/b6c1cd7b76e82cef51fefdfa4f62bfcd.jpg

the wind turbine would be chain driven from the sockets on the bike wheel.  I have the whole concept of the turbine drawn out and ready to go.  But when it comes to the wiring on the motor im stumped.  If someone could help me, that would be awesome!

I found two motors, here are the links to them.  

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Maytag-Washer-Motor-Clutch-6-2016660-16-S68PXGCN-1002-201807-12002353-/181947664075

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Genaral-electric-DRYER-MOTOR-5KH26JJ064S-/281776789034

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Downunder35m

3 years ago

Although these motors can be used I would prefer a DC motor like from an old treadmill.
They give you a DC output directly and the voltage only depends on the speed.
AC motors can used too, like the ones you linked but there are washing machines with a bit stator motr like your ceiling fan.
It looks like a big round disk with magnets and the coils are on little packs again forming a big circle.
They are prefered by many people who don't care too much about size and prefer more options.
You can get 3 phase AC voltage out of them or with a bit of rewiring 2 or even 1 phase AC.
Efficiency is better too.

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aminnichDownunder35m

Reply 3 years ago

That was a concern of mine as well. What kinds of equipment would have a DC motor?

Im trying to make this a cheap build and as of right now, it is free. If I can find the materials in the free sections of Craigslist, that would be awesome.

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Downunder35maminnich

Reply 3 years ago

The DC motors for treadmills and scooters use permanent magnets and graphite contacts on the rotor.
AC motors are usually free of this but require additional things like rectifiers to get DC.
Treadmill motors usually run at 180V DC but depending on your gearing/transfer speed you can get higher voltages.
Although most people run them at lower speeds to get around 100-120V out of them.
All depends on how much power you want to get out of the system and how much torque is available to run the generator....

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aminnichDownunder35m

Reply 3 years ago

Looks like I'll be looking for a free treadmill. Thanks for your help Downunder35m