IMO, not feasible. A "squirel" cage motor has a squirel cage rotor, which are shorted loops of copper bar (wire?) These loops line themselves up to the magnetic field induced by the 3-phase electrical supply and because that field moves around, so does the rotor. Sorry if I appear to teach you how to suck eggs.noll farmer wrote:Anybody has ideas on how to convert squirrel cage motors to generators????
I came across this site on the internet:(http://www.otherpower.com/otherpower_wind_alternators.html). Perhaps it will help. (see:Induction Motor Conversion Alternators)noil farmer wrote:I was hoping that somebody has changed the squirrel cage rotor with a permanent magnet rotor. Something like milling the rotor down to fit magnets onto the rotor.
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