Discussion in 'Windtura Generators' started by anthon4252, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. anthon4252

    anthon4252 WindyNation Engineer

    Hi everyone
    I'm looking to build my own wind generator and wondering if this would be a good motor to use. 90 amps 230 vdc 1200 rpm. Any ideas on a blade set or just suggestion for that matter, i'm a greenhorn just trying to learn before i buy.

  2. windyguru

    windyguru WindyNation Expert

    It has the potential to be an excellent generator. However, from the specs., it sounds like this is an absolutely huge motor? How much does it weigh?

    If your specs. are correct, you are going to need so very large blades. Before you buy or make blades, you are going to need to bench test the motor to see what kind of power it can really generate. You just might need 10 foot blades for that thing (20 foot diameter)!
  3. anthon4252

    anthon4252 WindyNation Engineer

    The generator weighs 90lbs, i just got it today and i'm getting 27 volts on my meter just turning the shaft by hand. You had mentioned bench testing any suggestions?
  4. rajcg

    rajcg WindyNation Engineer

    I have a leeson dc motor and the configuration is
    "RPM 900,Volts 90,Amps 3.8,Hp 1/3,Bolt to bolt 4-1/4,Base mount C-Face". How do you rate this motor ? When I rotate the shaft, it is kind of hard. I am not sure the wind blades help to create enough electricity, please explain.
  5. windyguru

    windyguru WindyNation Expert

    Your motor should work very well as a wind generator and the blades will be able to turn. I would recommend five hyperspin blades for that motor. Those will get it turning.

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