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Wind turbine charging help please

  1. Feb 2, 2016 #1
    Hello! I recently built my own wind turbine. The motor is from an old treadmill, the blades are 5 pvc blades i made from scratch. So I built the whole thing, but the circuitry doesn't work so its just basically looking cool and doing nothing. My roommates are giving me crap about it, but they are dweebs. Anyways I really could use some advice/guidance on this setup I designed (I think its a design). I attached a photo of the schematic, go easy on me I am still learning about electronics.

    Charge Controller: http://www.ebay.com/itm/331426976171 which i got for 14 bucks at the time... unknown why!
    Voltage booster: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008ATU2X8?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

    Motor specs: I think are 95v @ 5-6k rpm - 22.5amps

    Since the rpm's on the motor were super high I was only seeing between 4-10V sometimes 14V. So i had to change the circuit up a bit.... Hence the bizarre schematic HERE f4b199c2-cb37-4194-ac4b-8c6475844fab.jpg

    Basically i was going for this http://www.hydrogenappliances.com/Parallelcharging.html

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  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 2, 2016 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    God, what a mishmash. You have a 22A generator feeding a 1A voltage booster feeding a 440A diverter. Then 6 X 6v batteries. Are those golf cart batteries?

    1 amp is only enough to trickle charge those batteries.

    You say it does nothing. What voltage and current measurements do you have?
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