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Turn a ceiling fan into a wind 2 days ago   14:42

Giesbert Nijhuis
A ceiling fan looks similar to a wind turbine, so one may wonder if it can be used as such. Most ceiling fans are induction motors, that don't generate electricity when being turned. You will have to add magnets. That and many other points are dealt with in this experiment. The goal of this video is to learn how stuff works, and to help everybody who wants to try this conversion themselves. I hope you can learn from my experiment, and make a better version.

Giesbert Nijhuis

My website: http://www.laesieworks.com/

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Gunn Cessna
Thanks so much for taking the time.
Jakob
ain't these cheap China fans brushless nowadays? they cost like 5.5euro with 7w and ranges up to around 25watt for little higher cost, both AC and DC variants.
recall they were labeled as brushless, but hence so-called "China labeling" you can't take anything for given.
example https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ventilatore-da-soffitto-silenzioso-per-lestate-gs/303138003907
Dr. Respect
you thought of using some of the electricity that comes out to power a smaller magnet into an electro magnet that then can spin the wheel?
hrishikesh jadhav
Can we store these energy in batteries
Steve Dollens
Nicely done video on an interesting topic. Speaker was clear and well-spoken. Thanks for the diligent effort.
D Von
Very good video! I'll just use a wall charger (fairly simple electronic concept) for my phone lol.
Seriously though I think u should STORE the energy from your turbine
F Viola
The reason you are not satisfied with your results, is because your output requirement of 5 VDC, is incompatible with the Voltage output of your Fan Motor. The motor is designed for 120VAC (240VAC for EU). As you said, you could rewind the coils, HOWEVER, the existing coils are perfectly OK for perhaps a 48 VDC System. Your completed project would make a Fine Battery Charger, for a 48 Volt Golf Cart. You could expect to generate ~80 Watts in a ~20 MPH wind.......
Jorge Castro
Thank you, you gave me a good clue about using ceiling fan motors, I understand much better how they work!
Ashok KP
Exceptional video. Thank you very much!!
fvrrljr
you sir are an Evil Genius
"leads or led's"
your physically challenge condition is very inspiring. i Like, OLE!
Mike Erbe
You could also use an automobile alternator but like you said in the beginning you want a brushless option.
Brad Thompson
If you put a water wheel on it and put it in the flowing river?
Michael Sears
as a video idea, could you make the motor into the rim of a bike tire and make an electric bike? enough to charge it while running? just walk forward a bit and it starts, or a pedal. once its going its going. no battery, just the induction motor to somehow power another one in the front. one with magnets one without. they will power each other. one making the electricity for the one without. a potentiometer (allows you to adjust the resistance) as a gass pedal, and the chain could be the gear shift.
Michael Sears
could you use extremely small magnets on the dome and outter rim? strong enough to create a friction but not strong enough to stop the wind. even the bottom could get in to some of the action.
SidewindeR
Shaft and ball shouldn't go in the same sentence 😅😅
Michael Ellestad
I like to do ans I have done it before is have the fan sucking upwards and have two fans in the room get the air to spin then add a visible mist maker and boom you got a floor to ceiling tornado
geneemailbox4 geneemailbox4
why don't you just buy a bunch of alternators from autoparts stores.... don't know the duty cycle but defiently a great idea to power your home appliances... i'm sure the electric company will sue you
Think Tank
Dude, I'm fighting the fight of my life against my body. It's failing bad, only 51, I'm feeling sad, somewhat pathetic. Until I saw you? Or whomever in the wheelchair. Happy! I'm not so bad off, ur smiling. I can still walk, not well, severe pain. Thanks, I needed that
Brian Thomas
We need a way to store the power safely
Brian Thomas
Wait a second. You just skipped a huge important part. You said strong magnet but you didn't show us how strong they are nor did you show us how you reduced the air gaps. I'd love to do this and generate some power for my farm. Small amounts of power. Enough to power a few IOT devices and switches. Do you have a step by step tutorial? I'd love to make several of these.
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