Because of the uncontrollable price hikes of conventional energy sources such as fossil fuels, green and renewable energy has become one of the most common subjects in every conversation. People are now focusing on how to make a wind generator that is efficient enough to power off grid homes. The exhilarating technologies that offer a clean and sustainable energy source that is free and off the grid has captured the interest of a lot of individuals. Places or locations that have a stable and high amount of wind are prime spots to build a wind powered generator that will help to supply your household’s electrical requirements. Although making a wind generator yourself can be quite a challenge, it is entirely possible.
In making your own homemade wind generator, you should first measure the wind around your property and in the general area using an anemometer. Look for an anemometer that you can easily set up and return by the end of the day. Check the results of your survey by looking at the stats such as the highest wind speed recorded as well as the average wind speed. Make sure to measure the wind speed in various locations several times to establish the best spot to construct your wind generator. Generally, a ten mile an hour wind speed will produce around a hundred watts of electricity for a wind generator system with a four meter blade diameter.
If you carefully observe some of the how to make a wind generator guides, you will learn that you can convert the powered treadmill motor into a stable magnet alternator. Try to break open the housing of the treadmill to access the generator. It should read “permanent magnet motor”. Carefully attach the base of the blades from the turbine casing to the flywheel that is securely fastened to the end of the treadmill motor. Put in the blocking diode that will be positioned between the motor and the deep cycle batteries to make sure that it will not drain the batteries.
You can now get a set design so you can start carving your blades. The most crucial features on your propellers are the number of blades you will use as well as the length or diameter. Bear in mind that the larger the blades are, the more wind will be captured by the system, which can generate a greater amount of electricity. However, the larger the blades, the slower they will spin. In other words, large blades are only suited for areas with strong wind speeds.
When assembling your hub, make sure that it is big enough to house the treadmill’s power generator, which will be transformed into a permanent magnet alternator. Securely fasten the turbine blades onto the front of the housing and the tail in the back. Carefully weld the permanent magnet motor to the casing for the wind generator hub. If it is possible to attach them without welding, perhaps by using zip ties or other types of connecting materials like a strong adhesive or bolts and screws, then that would be better.
Hook up the appropriate wiring from the generator to the deep cycle batteries. Make certain that when you put the electricity regulator in the circuit, it is between the batteries and the generator. This way, your system can block any excess electricity from going to the batteries and shortening their life span. Now you have done the impossible and learned how to make a wind generator on your own.
Source by Matt Wilkins