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3 phase wiring question

  1. Jul 8, 2012 #1
    So I am trying to figure out how to wire a three phase generator. I understand the WYE connection, but I am stumped about the load connections and specifically what to do then. The generator will be connected to a wind turbine so I will be needing to charge batteries. So my main question is.....

    Do I connect a rectifier to each load and then to a battery which are in series? I have included a picture to make a question more clear on what I am talking about.

    Thanks for reading

    picture is in this thread

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  3. Jul 9, 2012 #2


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    Your three phase WYE alternator can be used to produce one DC output (as in car alternator circuits) which can charge a battery. See this link for a diagram.
    I am not sure what your idea of connecting batteries in series is all about. Perhaps it is not relevant if that link answers your basic question?
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