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Discussion in 'Power Electronics' started by Sparky_zap, Feb 17, 2021.

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  1. Sparky_zap


    Jan 10, 2021
    I'm doing a small project, a classic, turning an old motor into a generator by hand cranking it. Sadly I can't seem to find many details on the motor I have and I can't seem to get a voltage reading from it. Any tips or suggestions will be helpful. The motor is from a hotpoint tumble drier, and it worked just fine.. The heating element broke, and I manages to pull the motor out.
  2. bertus

    bertus Moderator

    Nov 8, 2019
  3. Bluejets


    Oct 5, 2014
    Unlikely an induction motor from a dryer would work as a generator.
    When you select the correct type of motor, consideration will need to be given to the gear-up speed requirements and the fact that most human male output power is around 100w maximum and for a limited time.
  4. bertus

    bertus Moderator

    Nov 8, 2019
    Martaine2005 likes this.
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