Try Youtube. I have no doubt you will find something there. The biggest problem I see with it would be the weight of the fan assembly creating too much downward load on the bearings and sooner than later, burning up the bearings. And alternators aren't cheap. You would also need to research what type of alternator would be best for the batteries you intend on using, along with using the correct power inverter. Just make sure you look at the WHOLE system. It's kind of like those guys who put Cold Air Intakes on their little Fast and Furious cars without changing the injectors, the exhaust or re-mapping the computer; You accomplish nothing other than spending money with zero gain in performance.I have heard from friends about putting a car alternator on a windmill for alternative energy anybody know how this is done
That's what I was about to mention but he beat me to it. That's the RPM range at which they were designed to work at. Getting a windmill to turn at that speed would be a pretty tough feat I would imagine. You might be better off trying to use a lawn mower engine to turn a car altenator and create power but then that kind of defeats your purpose of using the wind. Buy hey, I am no electrician!Biggest problem is getting the wind to run it at optional speed. 1000 to 3000 rpm
I miss that show. :sad: I can't believe they stopped production.There was a show on I think discovery channel call "the colony". I think it was Season 2, but it was filmed in an abandoned part of Louisiana after the hurricane and it was an experiment in survival. In this season they used a car alternator, made a wind mill, joined the two by use of a 10 speed bicycle gears and chain. It worked fine for them but for long term, who knows.
Maybe you can google that and see how they made it.