Can a Ceiling Fan be Converted into a Turbine Generator?

Yes, with a bit of work


Mon, Mar 25th, 2019 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

In this video, Giesbert Nijhuis shows you the (rather complex) process of turning a ceiling fan into a wind turbine.

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.



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