These are his results (he keeps great daily records) he doesn't have an anemometer so
the wind readings are from a local community air-strip 4 miles away, lets say + or - 5%
reliability. He is using an analog amp meter. I tested it, it's fine.
The results are as follows:
MPH Amps Volts Watts 10-12 38 13.8 524 Excellent! 14-20 56 14.0 784 Excellent! 16-25 73 14.0 1022 Excellent! 28-34 89 14.0 1246 Excellent!
These are rather wonderful results coming from an auto alternator. All of these readings
were taken under rather rigorous conditions. He used a new 1000 watt 220 volt water
heater element for two minutes, not to overload or overheat his alternator. His blades
have taper but no twist. His alternator is over 8 years old, but is made by BOSCH.
Rebuilt units without core run in at about $120.00, a little expensive, but if you can get
your hands on a used one in good working order you have a little powerhouse on your
hands. He uses this little daemon to charge two banks of 8 X 12 volt batteries, connected
in series-parallel for a total of 240 volts. I can show you how this is done. It is a
common configuration for many Photo Voltaic systems.
Offered by Jay.