Possible motors for wind turbines

SystemSystem Posts: 2,511 admin
I read people who used computer tape drives for wind turbine motors. I found a couple and wanted some input if any of these would be good

Motor 1
It is a AC/DC Servo Motor
Manufacturing Code: 12049
P/N 503-979C-1
AC/12 Volt DC
0.5 HP - 0.9 HP
40 to 60 AMPS (Under Rated)
Dimensions (Motor Body): 5 7/8" (L) x 4 3/8" (D)
Dimensions (Spindle/Shaft):
Spindle Dimensions on Left Side of Motor: 1 9/16" (L) x 5/16" (D)
Spindle Dimensions on Right Side of Motor: 2 1/16" (L) x 3/8" (D)
(See above)
4 Leads (Red, Yellow, Green & Blue): 24" Long, 16 AWG

Motor 2
Indiana General MCI JH 110 DC Reel Motor made in Oglesby, Illinois USA.

It is marked 27 V, 2.0 A, 1100 RPM, Continuous Duty
P/N 3310D-10, SP7100C1002 Rev A on the sticker.

It has the reel brake and a Beckman D.C. Tachometer Model 9150 from the Helipot Division in Fullerton, California

Thanks

Comments

  • mike95490mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 9,358 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Re: Possible motors for wind turbines

    1) none of them are "weatherized", all designed for computer rooms

    2) small bearings won't handle propeller loads.

    3) RPM's will need to be stepped up, you will need a gearbox or something, to get
    the RPM's up high enough.
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  • System2System2 Posts: 6,290 admin
    Re: Possible motors for wind turbines

    Thanks for the reply. How about this one?

    Indiana General Permanent Magnet Motor Generator 24V

    Part No. 4030-26

    HP Part No. 3140-0747-1


    Body shaft measures: 7" (Length) x 4" (diameter)
    Keyed Shaft Diameter: 5/8"
    Keyed Shaft Length: 1"
    Permanent magnet. 24V / .5A / 375 RPM
    Mount holes on front plate 4 3/8" apart

    I literally spent hours trying to find out which motor would work. Is there any sites/recommendations for wind turbine motors?
  • stephendvstephendv Solar Expert Posts: 1,571 ✭✭
    Re: Possible motors for wind turbines
    dupont24 wrote: »
    Thanks for the reply. How about this one?
    I literally spent hours trying to find out which motor would work. Is there any sites/recommendations for wind turbine motors?

    1kW PMG from here: http://www.futurenergy.co.uk/turbine.html
    1 and 2kW PMG from here: http://www.renewablecomponents.com/wind.html
  • mike95490mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 9,358 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Re: Possible motors for wind turbines
    dupont24 wrote: »
    Permanent magnet. 24V / .5A / 375 RPM

    Well, the RPM's are a much better match, but you still have the bearing problems.

    24V x .5 A = 12Watts output. Lot of work, for such little output. Better to
    just hook that up to your exer-cycle and peddle in front of your TV.
    Powerfab top of pole PV mount | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||
    || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
    || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

    solar: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Solar
    gen: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Lister ,

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