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Our Place Just Became more Dutch

22 May

Our old double wind turbine had some wind issues last year. As a result of high winds ( or being cheap ) one of the 2 little windmills was lost. Cleaning up the shed I uncovered it and remounted it..and actually was playing around with it.

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…yes, I need alligator clips.

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Depending upon the speed the power responds as it should..by wildly varying. In the past I simply put it up to get it out of the way but I may hook it up to a charge controller and the ‘security system’ for power..we do get wind here but being 10 feet off the ground is not helping catch much wind..not to metion it is a very small wind turbine

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4 Comments

Posted by on May 22, 2012 in Construction, power

 

4 responses to “Our Place Just Became more Dutch

  1. jambaloney

    May 22, 2012 at 11:52 am

    how much power can you get from that thing? where did you get it??

    not sure if i want to go whole hog or diy with wind/solar – seems daunting, but i can do any indoor wiring – am i timid for no reason??

    cheers pal!

     
    • eagergridlessbeaver

      May 23, 2012 at 7:31 am

      ..well it is 12v and it was putting out 4a ( v * a = watts)..so around 50watts. I bought 2 of them off of ebay for $100 or so..mostly demonstration for teaching but they work..but are flimsy.

      You can do the wiring..especially if you keep a 12v system separate from your 120v..if I had to do it all again I would have went 12v for everything instead of switching to 120v through an inverter..and personally I think it is best to be timid with electricity!

       
  2. Robin

    May 22, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Neato.

     

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