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Ever seen/built a Minto's wheel

Discussion in 'Home Power and Microgeneration' started by no one, Dec 28, 2007.

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  1. no one

    no one Guest

    Has anyone out there ever seen or built a Minto wheel? I'm wondering if
    there might be some way to make one work to charge batteries. But it looks
    like a LOT of work for something that might not work.
     
  2. J. Clarke

    J. Clarke Guest

    There's a Yahoo group devoted to them. Don't know if anybody has
    actually gotten one to produce useful power but it's worth a look
    http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/MintoWheel/.

    Conceptually it looks good. Practically I think that achieving an
    adequate heat transfer rate is going to be the problem.
     
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