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Chili Ron

electrical engineer????

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Howdy,

I bought a decorative windmill and lately with all the wind

I keep getting comments about it generating electricity.

The company that makes the windmills has no such generators.

Any ideas on making such a toy and how much it might put out?

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CR

 

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The Windcharger Co, later Dynatechnology of Sioux City Iowa made units for windmills . I don't know if they are still around but that was their bread and butter for decades.

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Howdy,

8 ft tall. They are on ebay but I got one at the local Farm and Fleet.

It takes a good while to assemble but simple tools.

If anyone wants to put one up, forget the pins that come with it.

Use those curly stakes for dog chains.

Much more stable.

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CR

 

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12 volt alternator with a fan belt, tied to a charge controller then an inverter or battery storage, batteries to an inverter. You tube it. There are a bunch of homemade windmill electrical generators on there usng alternators.

Ike

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And as soon as you get it assembled, representatives from PETA will be at your door complaining about all the birds you are potentially killing with it! :(:wacko:

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There is a story about Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway.  He bought a large parcel of land on a hill. PSNH wanted thousands of $$ to run poles to his house.  He put in a windmill. PSNH was then required to buy any surplus power generated and put in his poles for free.

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Howdy,

Marshal, you have just made my day.

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CR

 

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