My teardrop power

Anything electric, AC or DC

My teardrop power

Postby emiller » Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:47 pm

I just built a wind generator for my tear and still working out some bugs.
http://teardropcamper.shutterfly.com/action/
Last edited by emiller on Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:33 pm, edited 2 times in total.
User avatar
emiller
Donating Member
 
Posts: 3421
Images: 157
Joined: Sun Jun 13, 2004 11:00 pm
Location: Arizona, Phoenix

Postby Dale M. » Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:52 pm

You picture site wants a password!

Dale
Lives his life vicariously through his own self.

Any statement made by me are strictly my own opinion.
You are free to ignore anything I say if you do not agree.

Image
User avatar
Dale M.
2000 Club
2000 Club
 
Posts: 2628
Images: 18
Joined: Thu Jun 09, 2005 8:50 pm
Location: Just a tiny bit west of Yosemite National Park

Postby emiller » Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:09 pm

does it work now
User avatar
emiller
Donating Member
 
Posts: 3421
Images: 157
Joined: Sun Jun 13, 2004 11:00 pm
Location: Arizona, Phoenix
Top

Postby Kevin A » Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:17 pm

emiller wrote:does it work now

Nope, not yet.
"Follow me, I'm right behind you"

ImageImage
User avatar
Kevin A
The other guy
 
Posts: 3215
Images: 289
Joined: Mon Jan 17, 2005 1:16 am
Location: California, Eureka
Top

Postby Italia » Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:18 pm

No
Italia
Teardrop Master
 
Posts: 226
Images: 5
Joined: Tue Nov 15, 2005 1:39 pm
Top

Postby emiller » Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:34 pm

should work now
User avatar
emiller
Donating Member
 
Posts: 3421
Images: 157
Joined: Sun Jun 13, 2004 11:00 pm
Location: Arizona, Phoenix
Top

Postby Dave Bob » Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:50 pm

Pretty nice. :thumbsup:

What is it an old tape drive motor?

Dave
Never say "What else could go wrong?"
Because it usually will.
User avatar
Dave Bob
Teardrop Advisor
 
Posts: 92
Images: 26
Joined: Sun Jun 25, 2006 6:48 pm
Location: North West, Louisiana
Top

Postby Miriam C. » Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:54 pm

:o :applause: :applause: :thumbsup:

And your selling them when and for how much Image
“Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past.â€
User avatar
Miriam C.
our Aunti M
 
Posts: 19673
Images: 149
Joined: Wed Feb 15, 2006 3:14 pm
Location: Southwest MO
Top

Postby sdtripper2 » Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:58 pm

Hello, Eddie: 8)

Image

Questions if you pleaseImage

Tell us about the noise factor in db'sImage

How annoying would this rig be at
a campground or would this be for
a dry camp situation away from the massesImage

Splain to us how much juice your wind turbine
generates for what length of time com-bindingImage

How do you secure the base for solid
support & operation and still be portable for Tear-time travelsImage

What other factors have you tripped over that you would like to shareImage

Image
"A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country
is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards." -------Theodore Roosevelt

Steve
User avatar
sdtripper2
Search Garoux
 
Posts: 2162
Images: 168
Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2005 1:32 am
Location: California, ... San Diego
Top

Postby emiller » Fri Jun 22, 2007 6:34 am

I haven't slept in the teardrop with it hooked up yet and as far as I can tell I don't hear any noise from the generator or blades. I only have put it up at home and the wind as only gotten up to about 5 to 10 mph, with that it's putting out 8 to 16 volts. I would like to find a generator that has high volts at lower rpm's. This generator is rated at 30volts at 1100 rpm. The blades and tail come apart for easy transport. The mount is welded to the frame of the teardrop and the pole just slides in and I have padlocks on it so when I use my solar panel it wont walk easy.
User avatar
emiller
Donating Member
 
Posts: 3421
Images: 157
Joined: Sun Jun 13, 2004 11:00 pm
Location: Arizona, Phoenix
Top

Postby emiller » Fri Jun 22, 2007 6:46 am

Miriam C. wrote::o :applause: :applause: :thumbsup:

And your selling them when and for how much Image

No not making any for selling but there are alot of sites on do it yourself projects. It was easy to make the blades are just 4" PVC pipe and you can cut three blades out of a piece 2' long. The blades on mine are scaled down to 2 1/2' radius. I still have to bevel the blade ends and balance the prop which is very close to being balanced. A guy here at work as a Corseair wind vane and thought it would be neat to put a generator on it to light anti collision and nav lights with maybe landing lights.
User avatar
emiller
Donating Member
 
Posts: 3421
Images: 157
Joined: Sun Jun 13, 2004 11:00 pm
Location: Arizona, Phoenix
Top

Postby bdosborn » Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:21 pm

Hey Eddie,

Cool idea, how about posting some links for us lazy types?
Bruce
2009 6.5'X11' TTT - Boxcar
Image
Boxcar Build
User avatar
bdosborn
Donating Member
 
Posts: 4209
Images: 450
Joined: Wed May 05, 2004 11:10 pm
Location: CO, Littleton
Top

Postby tonyj » Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:36 pm

Nice project. Does it slow you down when driving?

Just kidding.

Can you provide links you used for construction details? That would be appreciated.
Still graced with two eyes and ten fingers (due in no small part to luck!).

Just when you think a problem is solved, an uglier result replaces it.

tony
User avatar
tonyj
Super Lifetime Member
 
Posts: 2468
Images: 160
Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2005 10:18 pm
Location: Texas, Corpus Christi
Top

Postby emiller » Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:36 pm

Let me settle in, I just got back from Los Angeles and the traffic getting into Phoenix was worse than all the traffic I drove in L.A. I do have the plans and will try to email them to you guys that ask.
User avatar
emiller
Donating Member
 
Posts: 3421
Images: 157
Joined: Sun Jun 13, 2004 11:00 pm
Location: Arizona, Phoenix
Top

Postby emiller » Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:52 pm

User avatar
emiller
Donating Member
 
Posts: 3421
Images: 157
Joined: Sun Jun 13, 2004 11:00 pm
Location: Arizona, Phoenix
Top

Next

Return to Electrical Secrets

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests