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Suitable motor for generator? Answered

I have salvaged a Dewalt 9.6v drill motor and I'm planning on turning it into a generator, and I was wondering if there would be anything inside the motor from inhibiting me from of doing that.

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Jack A Lopez

Best Answer 8 years ago

I've done something similar.  I took apart an old electric screwdriver, and made it into a generator-toy by putting a hand crank where the screwdriver bit used to go.  Some pictures of this are attached.

drill-generator.jpgdrill-generator-demo.jpg
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RelientOwlJack A Lopez

Answer 8 years ago

hmmm so you think there's no resistors on the inside or anything to stop the flow of electricity

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RelientOwlJack A Lopez

Answer 8 years ago

Thank you so much for making that instructable I'll let you know if it works now.

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Jack A LopezRelientOwl

Answer 8 years ago

Like Red said, connect your load directly to the motor terminals.  Let us know if you want a picture or a diagram to clarify what is meant by, "directly to the motor terminals".

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RelientOwlJack A Lopez

Answer 8 years ago

Yes a diagram would be a extremely helpful, I will upload some pictures. Thanks

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Re-design

8 years ago

Just connect directly to the motor terminals. Otherwise you might be trying to go thru the speed controller which wouldn't work.