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Re: 5kw Poncelet Wheel Project

8 hours 46 min ago
What about a spring loaded belt tensionor.....their always handy to have...saves you from always having to move your motor up a notch...

Re: 5kw Poncelet Wheel Project

Sun, 11/29/2015 - 15:07
I installed the generator and lined up both pulleys. I used the ringfeder to lock the big pulley onto the shaft (1st picture). Went to put the belts on and found I made a mistake in length. I need shorter belts and will have to return the longer ones. ...

Re: Maint

Sun, 11/29/2015 - 15:03
Avoid any administration using phones and tablets running Android.  Too many compromised apps in the Google Play Store.  How Google doesn't crack down on it, I don't know, but it's rampant.  Seen heavily secured environment compromised over something a...

Re: 2hp induction motor conversion - how much neo magnet required?

Sun, 11/29/2015 - 13:41
Aha! fieldlines is back 

OK, I went away & thought about what you've said - can't say I fully understand yet, but I'll be guided by your wisdom. So I'll have a rethink on which magnets to use. Just to be clear the rotor dimensions I gave are for the...

Re: Older 7.5 Kw Onan generator rewire

Sun, 11/29/2015 - 11:17
I've now put more hours on the Onan than it had when I bought it.(100 vs 49 hrs) It is getting easier to start, probably due in part to being used regularly and the addition of fuel and injector system cleaner additives. I haven't filled it with the ra...

Re: How to rebuild old acid batteries

Sun, 11/29/2015 - 10:34
I did find info about antique batteries


Know u somebody that has been rebuild this kind of battery,pse?

where to find battery plates for sale,pse?

Sun, 11/29/2015 - 10:23
where to find battery plates for sale,pse?

Re: How to rebuild old acid batteries

Sun, 11/29/2015 - 10:13
Gould made nicads and lead acid. The lead acid division was bought out by Interstate.

What is the nominal voltage of those batteries? They almost look too clean inside to be lead acid. I had some nicads that were surplus telco batteries.
They looked li...

How to rebuild old acid batteries

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 20:40
I have an offer for a complete wincharger instalation  inclusive the batteries.
How to refurbish them,pse?

Re: 12VDC LED Lamps

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 17:34
 A while back all my Cfls in my shop burned out at the same time from high voltage.
  I've always had a problem with Cfls because they take so long to warm to full brightness. They don't like to be turned on and off then back on again very much. and I ...

Re: Maint

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 16:41
We were not upgrading anything, service thru our host failed, this occurred without warning. We could not even access the cpanel.

were back up now but we are investigating, how to prevent this in the future...


Sat, 11/28/2015 - 16:13
friends but no video I put 2 kW inverter more


Sat, 11/28/2015 - 15:34
      Friends 4 kW grid-connected system I use https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-xe6wHfyWY

Re: Maint

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 14:46
I noticed the up and down. It crashed once while I was reading a thread. Glad we're back up. Thanks for the work on upgrades.

Re: Converting power created from a homemade generator

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 13:20
Looks great...old car or truck alts have what you need..rects...and if your going single phase..6 mags on the rotor...as you hook up the coils..run some dc currant throu them as you go along..hold a mag in your hand ..and make sure you get push pull as...


Sat, 11/28/2015 - 13:00
Nice  rotor and rewire....looks like a nice compact high  output gen...how's it on heat dissipation  ?

Re: Converting power created from a homemade generator

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 12:24
Ahh! the site is back! Been waiting anxiously to post pictures haha

So there it is, would it be time to start testing it like that in single phase? There's no places around me that sell three phase bridge r...

Forum is back up

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 11:36
Its been a very stressful couple of days for us, were going to eliminate the problem in the future here.


Wed, 11/25/2015 - 10:11
tower size


Wed, 11/25/2015 - 09:30
Quote from: midwoud1 on November 25, 2015, 02:58:01 AMHi Atasan

Welcome . Nice windmill project. Text is a bit difficult to read .
Like to know more about it . Blade pitch system, Storm save ,Output figures ,  Use of power, A...