How to Build an Induction Generator

Because energy costs are rising, people are looking for alternative forms of power. One solution is building an induction generator. Follow these steps to construct an induction generator on your own.

  1. Take a "squirrel cage motors" that you find in dryers, washing machines and more. You can use one of these motors to build an induction generator.

  2. Add capacitors that are parallel with the power leads of the motor, and drive the motor a little above the RPM that's specified on the motor. For example, run a 1725 RPM motor at 1875 RPM.

  3. Induce AC current through the capacitance as you build an induction generator. This helps to put currents into the conductors of the rotors since the power is taken from the motor power leads which are in parallel.

  4. Speed the motor as you build an induction generator. It takes the rotors to create residual magnetism.

  5. Apply 120 vac or 12 volts of DC if the motor doesn't start as you're building an induction generator.

  6. Make sure you only turn off the motor when there's no load connected to it. If you do it before the load is taken off, the rotor could demagnetize and no power will be created.

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