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Load controllers
Choosing battery voltage
Battery types
Car alternators
Multi blade rotors
Rooftop mounting
Tools
Safety etc
All-purpose tools
Electrical
Resin preparation
Steelwork
Woodworking tools
Using the tools
Cordless drill
Screwdriver bits
Measurements
Vernier callipers
Levels
Compasses
Multimeters
Soldering technique
Crimping connections
Electric Arc welding
Cutting steel
Drilling
Tapping a thread
Wood saws
Other wood cutting tools
Sandpaper
Power tools
The trailing edge line
Blade thickness
Airfoil shape
Hub assembly
The plywood pieces that sandwich the blades
Marking out the holes in the plywood
Assembling the blades
Balancing
Balancing in position
Fine balancing
Alternative ways to balance the blades
Balancing on a spike
Dynamic balance
Painting and finishing
Mechanics
The yaw bearing
The alternator
Choosing a hub
Magnet rotor disks
Alternator frame
Mounting the alternator to the yaw bearing
12 volt turbine rectifier boxes
Tail boom
Tail stops
Electrics
Energy conversion
Choosing wire size and number of turns per coil
Stator wiring connections
Three-phase stators
Making the coil winder
Winding the coils
Connecting the coils
12-volt stators
Output wiring
The moulds
The stator mould
The 1200 stator mould
The magnet rotor mould
The magnet positioning jig
Resin casting
Casting the stator
Don’t forget the jacking screw holes
Casting the magnet rotor(s)
Alternator assembly and testing
Rotor mounting options
Rotor mounting studs
Assembly
12-volt turbine rectifiers
Testing the alternator
Installation
Wiring the batteries
The rectifier and brake
Meters
Controller
Inverter
Commissioning the turbine
Towers
Wiring the tower
Guy anchors
Taller towers
Adjusting the guys
Alternator design
Matching the blades
Tip speed ratio (lambda !)
Calculating the blade rotor rpm
Blade power
Calculating the output voltage vs. speed
Wire sizes and power losses
Size of wire to use
Coil resistance
Stator resistance
Current and power loss
Rectifier loss
Efficiency
Windspeed
Stator cooling
Estimating the rpm
Blade speed at full power
Exploring some alternator design factors
Magnet spacing
The effects of speed
The effects of battery voltage on efficiency
Varying the voltage with the speed
High voltage transmission
Glossary
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A Wind Turbine Recipe Book (2013 metric pdf edition)

A Wind Turbine Recipe Book (2013 metric pdf edition)

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Published by Hugh Piggott
Construction manual for wind turbines for battery charging. From 1.2 metres to 4.2 metres diameter. All aspects including carving blades from wood, making the alternator using permanent magnets, welding the frame. All done with simple tools. These recipes are used by many groups and individuals around the world. The Recipe Book has already been translated into French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Italian and Swahili
Construction manual for wind turbines for battery charging. From 1.2 metres to 4.2 metres diameter. All aspects including carving blades from wood, making the alternator using permanent magnets, welding the frame. All done with simple tools. These recipes are used by many groups and individuals around the world. The Recipe Book has already been translated into French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Italian and Swahili

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