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Will this treadmill motor work?

 
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I want to build a small wind turbine, more as an experiment than anything.  I have a new Leili treadmill motor, P/N L-326339, P.M.D.C. model 116ZY1-2.  It says 4.25 HP @ 130VDC/3170 Watts.  Is this motor suitable for building a wind turbine? Or maybe better used for some other permie-type project?
 
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It should work. the trick would be finding out how many watts it puts out at how many rpm... Next would be you will have to rectify that as the output is usually ac. next would be regulate the voltage. you can feed it into an mppt controller and get all the watts possible or a simple voltage regulator which will chop the voltage down to a battery bank level for you. What voltage battery bank will you be using?
 
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David Baillie wrote:It should work. the trick would be finding out how many watts it puts out at how many rpm... Next would be you will have to rectify that as the output is usually ac. next would be regulate the voltage. you can feed it into an mppt controller and get all the watts possible or a simple voltage regulator which will chop the voltage down to a battery bank level for you. What voltage battery bank will you be using?



Truthfully, I haven't gotten past obtaining the motor yet :)  I just got it this morning, that's as far as I've gotten.  I just started researching this.
 
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