Like to make a windmill which motor to use?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by mrel, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. mrel

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    Jan 20, 2009
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    Hello
    I would like to build a home make windmill .
    So which motor is best to use (1) Stepper motor (2) DC motor?
    Mrel
     
  2. djsfantasi

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    Is this for decorative use and the motor will be used to turn the blades ? In that case, personally I would choose a geared DC motor. It would need to be able to turn the blades in wind, at a reasonably slow rate.
     
  3. Bernard

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    For picture of a small motor driven windmill look at Bernard's Projects- Albums. Wheel 6 in dia., also pumps water as it turns.
     
  4. BobTPH

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    I expect he wants a generator, not a motor driven windmill.

    In either case, a DC motor is better.

    Bob
     
  5. creakndale

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    Use a treadmill motor. They have magnets inside so are more suited for this task.

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  6. mrel

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    Like to a make Generator to charge Gel cell battery 6volt 1.2ah or 12 volt 1.2 ah.
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  7. mrel

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    Right Bob looking to build a generator
    mrel
     
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