turbine shunt circuit

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by keithg, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. keithg

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Jan 17, 2009
    I am in a remote area of northern Luzon, Philippines where much of the population has no power whatsoever. Before leaving the States, I DIY a number of ceiling fan motors as generators that put out around one amp. I have made a full bridge for dc current but need a shunt or dump circuit of some kind to redirect the current once the battery is charged. A wall charger for an affordable, locally available light is rated at 4v, 300ma. I assume the generator will be capable of charging a number of these units simultaneously. The solution hopefully will not be too complex as I am by no means knowledgeable. I have brought an inventory of components that will do the job. I need some direction please. Thanks.