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Gadget Freak Case #167: Wind Generates Useful Power at Home

Gadget Freak Case #167: Wind Generates Useful Power at Home

Bo Andersson built a wind-powered generator just because he wanted one to use as a foundation for more experiments. When people said his idea to use a truck "rear end," or differential, to transmit wind power to a generator on the ground wouldn't work, he went ahead and put it on top of a 30-ft tower. Now Bo puts power back into the grid. And he can truly reap the wild wind.

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Gadget Freak Case 167

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Description
Part #
1
Contactor, Solid State, RN1A48D50
251-2002
1
20V Transformer, Center Tapped, 0.3A, 110/220V AC
967-7195
1
Ammeter, 0-10A AC
918-2905
1
6V 2A, 12V 1A Transformer, 110/220V AC
967-1105
1
DPST Relay, 25A, Normally Open, 240V AC Coil
886-2268
2
Current-measuring Transformer, 20A, CST-1020
967-0119
2
1N4007 Diode
266-0007
1
82O Resistor, 3W
296-5485
1
100Ω Resistor, 1W
296-2247
2
6800 μF Capacitor, 16V DC
613-0103
1
10KΩ Potentiometer, 3W Continous Rotation, ETI Systems
522-0036
3
DPDT Relay, 10A, 24V Coil, IDEC
814-3032
2
DPDT Switch, on-off-on
683-0064
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