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Sspence writes – “We built a 1000 watt wind turbine to help charge the battery bank that powers our offgrid home. It’s a permanent magnet alternator, generating 3 phase ac, rectified to dc, and fed to a charge controller. The magnets spin with the wind, the coils are fixed, so no brushes or slip rings necessary.”Link.

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Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. chapy says:

    Hi gang I has dc motor for sale at a great price, P.M.D.C. MOTORS 29.0 AMPS 3750 RPM 100 VDC INS. CLASS H 25C AMBIENT OPEN CONST. EXTERNAL FAN, CCW ROTATION (3HP) (cjamesj2@msn.com)

  2. chapy says:

    Hi gang I has dc motor for sale at a great price, P.M.D.C. MOTORS 29.0 AMPS 3750 RPM 100 VDC INS. CLASS H 25C AMBIENT OPEN CONST. EXTERNAL FAN, CCW ROTATION (3HP) (cjamesj2@msn.com)

  3. chapy says:

    Hi gang I has dc motor for sale at a great price, P.M.D.C. MOTORS 29.0 AMPS 3750 RPM 100 VDC INS. CLASS H 25C AMBIENT OPEN CONST. EXTERNAL FAN, CCW ROTATION (3HP) (cjamesj2@msn.com)

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