0
$\begingroup$

Using a motor as a generator but looking to test something Why would or would they not be good generators thanks

$\endgroup$
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ What is your definition of "effective? effective can mean it fits in the space or exceeds a given power density etc $\endgroup$ – Solar Mike Jun 26 at 7:48
2
$\begingroup$

DC motors make fine generators. You can test them by connecting the shaft of the motor to the chuck of a variable-speed electric drill and connecting the motor wires to a load resistor; you then measure output current and voltage as functions of drill speed.

$\endgroup$
  • $\begingroup$ An simple testing method... The load resistor can be as simple as a car headlight bulb ie 12V and 55W etc $\endgroup$ – Solar Mike Jun 26 at 7:47

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.