how to build a 2 phase generator

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Trevader24135, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. Trevader24135

    Thread Starter New Member

    Nov 7, 2015
    I know that 2 phase generators aren't nearly as good as 3 phase, but as a project for history, we have to learn just about anything about US history, and do some kind of project for it. I decided I wanted to build a generator similar in design to the one Nikola Tesla designed for niagra falls. I've looked around and I can't seem to find anything on how to build a 2 phase generator. I want it to be decently small (maybe just over shoe box size). I know how to build a single phase, and understand the concept of 3 phase, but how would I hook up the generators 2 separate coil groups to something like an LED lets say(of course, for powering an LED I'll need to use a bridge rectifier). so do any of you have any ideas/plans on how to build one for decently cheap? (less than 20$) pictures would be great too!
  2. WBahn


    Mar 31, 2012
    What do you mean by "build" a generator?
  3. Papabravo


    Feb 24, 2006
    Are we talking about machining the parts on a lathe, a mill, and a grinder?
  4. tcmtech

    Distinguished Member

    Nov 4, 2013
    The simplest way is to take a common single phase generator and add a second equally sized set of windings 90 degrees to the original set which with most smaller single phase units that have a brush commutated rotor there is lots of room to add the second coil sets.
  5. blocco a spirale

    AAC Fanatic!

    Jun 18, 2008
    Mechanically link two single phase generators together with their outputs set 90° apart.