F&P washing machine motors

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F&P washing machine motors

Postby Panther » Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:48 pm

I see Tracker once mentiond that Fisher & Paykel washing machine motors lend themselves to development, as a generator? Is this by rewiring etc? I have one that is on its' last legs as the balance mechanism is cracking up and will have to be replaced in the not too distant future. Is it worth pulling the motor out before I dump it? My local tip sometimes has them thrown on the scrap heap and they are happy to sell things like that for anything from $1 to $2. It seems a shame to dump them if they can be utilised.
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Re: F&P washing machine motors

Postby Privatteer » Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:36 pm

http://www.thebackshed.com has a lot of info on this subject.
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Re: F&P washing machine motors

Postby Panther » Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:27 am

Thanks Privatteer. Saved that one in my favourites.
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Re: F&P washing machine motors

Postby lantern » Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:25 pm

This guy has done a lot of work with F&P motors. He's in NZ.

http://www.powerspout.com/

Great design if I may say so.
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Postby Tracker » Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:05 pm

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Superbly simple, and I suspect that it could even be improved on with even more jets..
but wait..
Check out the LH (LowHead) version...

This is what I had imagined, with multiple blades and Re-Directors, but the designer knows of the real issues with leaves etc. and I doubt that my patience would have solved the problem like he has done..
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Re: F&P washing machine motors

Postby Panther » Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:43 pm

I like it but unfortunaely I don't have any full time running creeks on my property. NZ has plenty of them. I just didn't want to throw out a perfectly good motor if it can be utilized for something like that. I will keep my eyes open at the local tip for any others. There have been a few Hitachis and LGs lately.
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Re: F&P washing machine motors

Postby simonmags » Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:10 pm

I wired up the stator a year or two ago and have never got round to setting up a VAWT or HAWT as I wanted to, now thinking of connecting the thing to an exercise bike, just for fun :)
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Re: F&P washing machine motors

Postby Tracker » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:44 pm

simonmags wrote:.... now thinking of connecting the thing to an exercise bike, just for fun :)

For the bride, naturally..!
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Re: F&P washing machine motors

Postby davidg » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:30 pm

David_b wrote:F&P WM Motor Wind Generator. It’s rad!

Search for "hugh piggot" on google - has full plans in book form on how to convert a permanent magnet relutance motor for alternator/generator use - Wind turbine primarily, but it could be used for excerise bike, microhydro just to name a couple :D. It's just a matter of enough torque and rotational speed, only limited by your imagination.
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Re: F&P washing machine motors

Postby karlajensen » Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:09 pm

Here is my dual stator mill at full tilt....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C0jFHkjoIo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiCCD_dM96U

unfortunately bad weld in the pole broke it :(
I used a pair of 100S motor at 48V works a treat to push out upto 19A at 58V.

They come in
100S 1mm wire
80S 0.8mm wire
60S 0.6mm wire

and now would with aluminium wire and bigger magnet hubs

backshed is the ticket for anything and everything you could ever need and a LOT more reliable and cheap than the hugh piggot type axial flux type motor which are prone to burnout if not very carefully managed by furling etc.
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