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Is it possible to convert a AC water pump to wind generator? Answered

Hello,
 I have recently salvaged a 2kW AC water pump and I was wondering if it is possible to use it for wind generator.
 The pump uses 3 phase AC (well there are 3 leads, so I guess it's 3 phase)

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BlackSky

6 years ago

The answer is YES. You can convert the water bump to an electrical generator and then attach the what ever wind turbine or blades to generate electricity from wind.
You need first to remove the bump turbine that attached to the motor. Then you need to open the motor and exchange the rotor with a magnets rotor. since the original rotor is a solid steel. You have to know first how many winding poles there as a stator and then you be able to know how many magnets you need to use in the rotor and also you will know what size of magnets is needed. Check youtube, there are many videos abut converting a motor to a generator. Hope this helps. hint: try to make the gap between the magnets in the rotor and the stator winding as small as you can.

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ARJOON

7 years ago

just attach pvc blades which are easy to make and connect it to you power supply. and you get a big 2kw wind generator

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steveastroukARJOON

Answer 7 years ago

No you don't. Read up on synchronous generation before you post !

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ARJOONsteveastrouk

Answer 7 years ago

how can it be. the author of question says a 3 phase ac 2kw motor.

i guess that if he connect a 3 phase power supply with proper voltage to the motor with blades attached to it, he can produce about about 1.4-1.8KW of kinetic energy(as wind) or even more.


someone posting any question may look stupid, if someone do not post any he stays stupid(read it from a forum LOLOL)

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username252

7 years ago

The way I see it, anything is possible if you try! Try researching how wind turbines work and you might find an idea. Best of luck, and post it up if you make it!

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steveastrouk

7 years ago

It may or may not be three phase, but it won't work at all, unless you can spin it slightly faster than it spun originally - that's harder to do than the electrical side.

Steve

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frollardsteveastrouk

Answer 7 years ago

from my coworker, I thought this was funny:

*by attaching fan blades to the shaft, and supplying power, this will generate wind.