[Vwdiesel] Sqirrely Gensets ??? LOL----WOW.

Roger Brown r.c.brown at ieee.org
Thu Jan 23 11:50:15 EST 2003

Harmon Seaver wrote:
>    Yes, of course, you're right and all these other people are wrong. Perhaps
> you'd can post some evidence (other than your own say so) that these don't
> work? And maybe you should call up the big windgenerator companies right away
> and tell them to stop building their brushless induction generators -- because
> they will never work.  8-)

That will work as long as you have the induction motor hooked to the grid to supply the excitation current and then overdrive it
beyond its synchronous RPM.  For a 1720 RPM motor, synch would be 1800 and you would need to turn it around 1880 RPM for full
output.  You don't have much control over the alternator output either, aside from the speed.  You need to change the rotor if
you want to generate power stand alone in order to make it self-exciting.

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