Battery charger project

Nightjar
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January 22nd, 2017, 10:56 pm #1

A little project that may be of interest to a few here, what do you think Frank?.
Will be looking for a motor next verge pick up.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLaSf_YY7Xs















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Peter





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November 11th, 2017, 9:23 am #2

Moved on from that idea and now using a Treadmill motor. Pick them up for free from verge pickup.






Will require this slip ring to overcome wind change.
30A 250Rpm 380 VDC/VAC Wind Generator Slip Ring FOR Wind Turbine

eBay: 351943486016









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Peter





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January 12th, 2018, 7:36 am #3

Have put the two previous projects on hold and proceeding with this one.
A Razor electric scooter components from roadside pick up. Amazing what people throw away, all this needed was a new battery.

24V 100W DC motor

Sprocket and chain drive will be modified to suit.

Blades cut from 100mm PVC pipe.






























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January 13th, 2018, 4:15 am #4

Have you seen this website The Backshed ?
lots of diy alternate energy stuff and the forums are pretty good for tech info.
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January 13th, 2018, 12:39 pm #5

Greybeard,
Thanks for the heads up on "The Backshed" have saved the link for future reference.

http://www.thebackshed.com/windmill/home.asp
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January 17th, 2018, 9:08 am #6

Progressing slowly, but not with out a few set backs.
Used YouTube to model the blades, the fella displaying in the video spun the the propeller of his finished product by hand "Clockwise"

WRONG!!!!! Out in the wind that design actually spun anti-clockwise.

Anyway after walking away I came back to the project and it is now progressing well. Spinning Clockwise.
Will now have to modify the Razor frame to adapt the turbine and chain drive to the 24V motor.

***Watch this space****









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January 17th, 2018, 9:33 am #7

Lookin' good Peter.
Cheers,

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February 3rd, 2018, 8:10 am #8

Gardening and other priorities are slowing the project down.
Have now altered the razor frame to hold the turbine and 24V motor in place.




Blades now fitted to hub and balanced the best I can with what I have.






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Peter





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February 3rd, 2018, 12:46 pm #9

Nightjar

I am following this with interest.....
Have always been interested in renewable power sources....
I grew up with 32volt lighting plants and the old Davy Dunlite Wind Grenerator.....
Crickey showing my age now lol....

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February 4th, 2018, 9:33 am #10

No problems with that Jim,
When I was a lad only had kerosene lamps and Metters wood stove that my dear old mum used to cook on Summer, Autumn, Winter & Spring.
If you wanted some cool relief in summer you opened the windows & doors??
Thunder box down the back yard, windmill pumping to a tank, the only running water was to the bath/shower, water heated with a chip heater.
We had 32V power in the last years on the farm, a nearby family installed a Dunlite my fascination with wind power probably began back then.

Moving forward to the 90's, I spent hours in the shed building a large wind turbine for our bush camp, unfortunately it was a failure.
Have a photo here some where.















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Peter





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