Just started with designing and building one of your generators. I am looking forward to it. Some quetsions:
1) Why do you suggest using a steel plate to mount the magnets on? Will this not make the construction heavy and more difficult to turn?
2) The stator is obviously the part that is fix. What is the best way to secure it?
3) There have been so many designs posted and has made it difficult choosing the best design with the right number of windings, wire gauge, number of coils, etc. What do you
think is the best option? I know you may ask 'what do you want to achieve out of it'. I want to beable to charge batteries that will provide low powered lighting for domestic
use. Run time for approx. 6hrs.
4) Where is the best place to buy magnets from?
I really hope you will be able to help get me started.