Kelly Gernhart's Ametek 99 & Quadraflex AL
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Getting it setup
Comments from Kelly Gernhart for this
I got my Ametek 99V motor in the mail Thursday and took
the day off Friday to build my first wind generator using your
blades. I'm attaching a couple of photos from this morning.
One of the photos shows the chicken coop and shed I'm hoping to
power with the output.
I used aluminum angle for the frame
and mounted it on 1" piece of
galvanized pipe with a Tee and floor mounting adapter on top.
generator frame bolts to the floor mounting and the generator cable
runs through the tee into the center of the tower. The 1"
assembly slides inside of the 1 1/4" heavy wall conduit
"tower". I put a plastic
bushing on top of the 1 1/4" conduit for the assembly to spin
seems to turn easily now, but I'll keep an eye on it.
With no load it was spinning so fast
it was whistling, so I hooked my
old RV deep cycle battery up to give it some load and calm it down a
little. What would you suggest for type of battery to build a
with. I would like to have at least 200 AH of storage at 12V
them to last a few years anyway.
Thanks for your blades and your
Spring Hill, KS
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