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Fisher and Paykel Smart Drive Motore Answered

Hi there
i have found a fisher and paykel smartdrive motor in an old washing machine. I understand these make good wind generators.
Can someone tell me how to connect the 3 output wires (yellow, blue, red) to a light or other appliance. Also can someone advise id this is an ac or dc output.
as you can see im a novice at all this



They do make great low speed generators. the out put is 3 phase ac.

The easiest way to make it dc it to put a rectifier out of a car alternator and wire that up, they will put out up to 300 volts depending on the RPM so be careful as they do bite.

I think you have to read up on three-phase motors and may need a controller of some sort. Good luck.