Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Gen project- our SmartDrive

We are starting with a smart-drive unit already configured for around a 0-40Vac output depending on the speed.
We know this after finding this website:

We spun our unit up with a battery drill to see what sort of voltage we could achieve. We measured 24Vac at 400rpm. And even more at higher speeds.
It was good to see we were getting a usable voltage out of it, but the speed needed to generate that is  too high. Its unlikely that we will be able so get our pelton wheel spinning that fast.
Our plan now is to reconfigure the windings on the stator to have a higher output at lower RPM

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