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

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  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

    ...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
    And old transformers are probably an easier source of magnetic material.

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