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This is an induction generator which I'm putting together from scrap parts. My inspiration came from

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Motor, generator, and capacitor bank setup for testing.

It took 270uf of capacitance for it to start generating. With this value I was capable of producing 5-amps while staying in the 110-120vac range. Stepping up to 405uf allowed me to pull 12-amps with a voltage drop to 100vac under full load and an unloaded voltage of 128vac.

Next step is to figure a way to add the additional capacitance as the load increases so I can get a full 15-amps and stay with an acceptable voltage range (unloaded to full-load).

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High-resolution pictures (these take a while to download if you have a slow connection).


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