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ferrite cores

Discussion in 'Home Power and Microgeneration' started by Peterthinking, Sep 21, 2003.

  1. Just for fun I was ripping an old monitor into as many pieces as I could
    (I have a few days off work and am bored)
    I noticed there are a few big chunks of ferrite material wrapped around the
    end of the tube....some in the coils too

    I want to know if this was crushed into a powder and formed (pressed) into
    a new shape with a binding agent (epoxy) would it make a good core for a
    home built genny?like a brake drum generator?
    they could be formed then have the coils wrapped around them.

    I saw the otherpower site use magnetite in their wood one

    http://www.otherpower.com/woodmill.html

    ...would ferrite be better?
     
  2. Ian Stirling

    Ian Stirling Guest

    No, it wouldn't really work very well.
    You'd be vastly beter off using a proper motor as a generator, if you want
    one.
    And old transformers are probably an easier source of magnetic material.

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