DC Generator
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I used a generator purchased off of ebay. There is a pretty good market for motors meant to be used in wind generation on ebay, but a whole lot of them would be terrible in actual use. The motor I picked was one being advertised directly at the DIY wind power community. I was a little skeptical at its claims, but it worked quite well. You should be able to get one for about $120, plus shipping.

The motor. It is advertised at 600 watts, but that doesn't mean much. I found that it worked very well for what I needed it for. This motor will be the centerpiece of this version of the wind turbine plans.

The DC version of the turbine in action

Turbine Body

Motor Arbor

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