Wind Turbine

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25 Responses to Wind Turbine

  1. You would have to spin the shaft at 1550 rpm to come close to the 250
    watts. It’s doing about 60 to 80 rpm there? I can’t believe you would bolt
    the blade directly to the shaft and not have any gearing step up thought
    cross your mind. And actually buy all that stuff and put it together. It’s
    a motor as opposed to specifically a generator. There’s a small difference
    in the design I believe. The blade has to have more thought to efficiency
    than 3 straight pieces of L section junked from just anything. The oil
    companies must have pushed this video to the top of the list out here.

    jb5music
    February 19, 2014 at 10:01 pm
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  2. you need bigger blades.. so much wind but so slow with no load?

    gamerpaddy
    February 19, 2014 at 10:21 pm
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  3. that is so awesome!!!

    today050907
    February 19, 2014 at 11:16 pm
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    juan davis
    February 19, 2014 at 11:37 pm
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  5. great job have you thought about wood blades they are fun to make and work
    great.check out my videos if you get time maybe it will spark some new
    ideas.keep us updated

    michael970
    February 20, 2014 at 12:27 am
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  6. Missouri wind and solar has a new dual output permanent magnet wind turbine
    motor that does 12 to100 volts dc.

    CrapPolice
    February 20, 2014 at 1:21 am
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  7. The 250 watt figure *may* be an alternate horsepower rating. Many motors
    nowadays have their hp rating given in watts (1hp = 746 watts). So that 250
    watt figure then translates to approximately 1/3hp. They just can’t keep it
    simple! I’d just chalk that number up to Harbor Freight’s marketing moxie
    and go with the 1/4hp figure. But on another matter, I would definitely
    worry about the thrust loads those bearings are gonna get in this
    application.

    Inflec
    February 20, 2014 at 1:50 am
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  8. ehm dear videomaker the motor isn’t underrated! you have to understand that
    the Wattage written on motors is the meccanical output power . The amps x
    voltage is the imput power consumed by the motor. So you are wrong!

    Alessio S
    February 20, 2014 at 2:33 am
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  9. I attached an ohm Meter to it and got power just spinning it with my hand.

    exposernine
    February 20, 2014 at 2:50 am
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  10. Yes, a pulley or gear system should increase efficiency and spin the motor
    faster.

    Teutonica Dux
    February 20, 2014 at 3:39 am
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  11. heavy is good. the thing has to stay in one place. not get blown around.

    Christopher711
    February 20, 2014 at 4:05 am
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  12. Yes I did. But it works fine for my needs. It was just a pet project of
    mine.

    exposernine
    February 20, 2014 at 4:17 am
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  13. the watts are probably the pure shaft power minus friction from bearings,
    ohm losses, heat losses..

    pitn24
    February 20, 2014 at 4:44 am
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  14. Good question. I have heard that you could, however you need to get one out
    of an old car. They galled it a generator back then. You would also need to
    gear it because it needs to spin quite fast to produce the desired voltage.
    Or at least that is what I know about it. Feel free to check other sources
    and find out.

    exposernine
    February 20, 2014 at 4:47 am
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  15. Check out and “like” lowwattliving on Facebook. There are other videos of
    mine on there.

    exposernine
    February 20, 2014 at 5:30 am
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  16. Chindren Please! THIS IS FOR FREEEEE ENERGY omg 😉

    JoeloiTzPRo
    February 20, 2014 at 6:07 am
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  17. @14egie haha right vold maybe vold and wadd :) and Amdere. Wadd=Vold *
    Amdere.

    MrZbaser
    February 20, 2014 at 6:13 am
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  18. Need better Blades..

    Jerrek Lee
    February 20, 2014 at 6:15 am
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  19. Nice looking motor but you will need exceedingly high rpm(s) to make any
    decent energy as a direct drive unit. However, you could use a gear ratio
    setup as an alternative.

    Pbeas52
    February 20, 2014 at 7:05 am
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  20. sir what is the motor price? And where u buy the motor

    ahmad said
    February 20, 2014 at 7:08 am
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  21. @exposernine if you were in my country you would have got it in 15 to 20

    taim2050
    February 20, 2014 at 7:48 am
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  22. I have not used this wind turbine for about a year now. I am mostly using
    solar panels now. I have extremely cut back my usage of electricity. That
    is why I started “Low Watt Living” on Facebook. I’m just trying to teach
    others that it is not difficult to have a power backup system in place.

    exposernine
    February 20, 2014 at 8:13 am
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  23. P=U*I*CosØ engine is not underestimated !

    Sasa Živković
    February 20, 2014 at 8:49 am
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  24. COOL….did you have to balance the blades at all ?

    signal44
    February 20, 2014 at 8:56 am
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  25. @sciurusniger … It worked fairly well in high winds. i’m currently
    changing the blade design. i might be changing it to a Vertical Axis Wind
    Turbine. We were running it to a set of marine batteries. Not sure how much
    i am getting out of it because the wind gusting here. but it keeps the
    batteries charged and we run all of our chargeable equipment off of it.
    so…..

    exposernine
    February 20, 2014 at 9:29 am
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