I have decent electronic understanding, but I've not much idea about motors.
I plan to make a small wind mill which should be enough to power a couple of LED lights for like an hour every day. I was thinking of buying a motor, and these are the options I have:
My idea is to buy a 24 volt DC motor, and then with decent wind, I'm assuming it would give at least 12 volts, so I'll attach a charge controller and 12 volt battery.
The thought process is this: I'll probably be able to generate 10-14 volts on a windy day. So I'm assuming my battery would be charged nicely when that happens.
- Can I use a 24 volt motor to charge 12V battery with above assumptions? What can go wrong?
- Is a geared motor better suited than a normal e-bike for the purpose?
- Is this experiment worth pursuing?