Why Washing Machine Motor? Why not motor from vacuum cleaner, fan or Tesla car? Washing machine motor after rewiring is perfect to light up AC Bulbs, Fans when flowing water is used as source to rotate the motor. Basically turbine reached near 90% energy efficiency and Washing Machine Motor has lot of patents for making it reverse of turbine. Here is DIY Home Power Generator From Washing Machine Motor Guide. Sadly, we are restricted to description and showing beautiful DIY projects and video. We can not give you any easy way for the rewiring part. 1/3 to 1/2 HP is the typical power of a domestic washing machine.
Washing Machine motors are three phase 230 volts motors and can generate three phase 400 volts at 400 watts electricity, so it can be quite dangerous in the wrong hands specially somebody who is not familiar with electricity. A small modification can produce lower voltages in AC power and when rectified is useful for all kind of applications we normally use.
Suitable Models For DIY Home Power Generator From Washing Machine Motor Project
The particular type of washing machine motor allows speed and direction control, because it is basically a stepper motor and contains permanent magnets. The type of motor found in other home stuffs are usually a universal motor that can run on AC or DC, has no magnets and relies entirely on windings for both the stator and the rotor. The magnetic response is only present when electricity is already present. Without permanent magnets, they are useless as generators, however the starter motor or alternator from a motor vehicle has distinct possibilities.Advertisement
Definitely you are not going to destroy our existing working washing machine. Cost of Washing Machine Motor is not huge but actually we need some parts of Washing Machine to make it kind of turbine. Option of model is not restricted to any brand, model etc. Ordinary top loading models of Whirpool Cabrio and Maytag Bravos works great. You can find a used washing machine with working motor for the job. There are peoples probably will be happy to sell you at very cheap cost. Remember that overall goal is to match the torque requirements of a sensibly-spinning generator/alternator with the power available from your “turbine”. If your match is “too fast” the wind will overspin the generator will be wasting energy and bearings, or if it is too slow, it won’t will have enough power to spin. Thing is like bicycle. In short – for smaller water source like a tap like flow of natural water, low power domestic washing machine like those are of 3.5 KG machine is the need. The major step is the rewiring.
DIY Home Power Generator From Washing Machine Motor
You will get many guides on this whole earth giving their own description of how to make power generator from Washing Machine Motor. It is basically meaningless to give more than a gross idea as for each step, like taking out the motor from washing machine, you’ll need to perform web search, because really it depends on model. The important next step after taking out is rewiring. You will get guides like this where how to rewire is shown :
Here is a good demo of what you can ever do :
Essentially it depends how you are getting the source of electricity.