how do I build my own personal wind generator to create electricity?
I like the box fan idea, can I just reverse the blades to reverse the motor and create energy instead of use it? Then what?
Answer by Matt L
This is a very in depth project on which you are embarking. There must be a regulation stage and a protection stage at the very least.
AC current regulation to 1phase 60hz 120VAC
Over voltage and spike protection
Remember that you will only have power when your blades are spinning. Also, those fan motors don't take a ton of power to turn. They will correspondingly only output a small amount of power. Check to see if it can even function as a generator without overheating and burning out.
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