6V Wincharger

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6V Wincharger

Post by Wind Charger Mike » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:05 pm

Came across this at the Round Top Antique Show today. How many things are wrong with this wincharger?
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Re: 6V Wincharger

Post by Wayne » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:47 am

Is the prop wrong? looks to be an awful heavy piece to be hanging off the front of a 6 volt generator.

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Re: 6V Wincharger

Post by Ron Stauffer » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:33 am

Wrong color? Haha

Generator head looks awfully open to the elements
Slip ring connection not there?
Nothing there to engage the furling/brake mechanism
No regulator for the current output

I have no experience whatsoever with these earlier units. I have a couple off grid customers with Jakes but have never went up to look at them

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Re: 6V Wincharger

Post by PaulV » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:11 am

That is an aircraft prop.
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Re: 6V Wincharger

Post by Wind Charger Mike » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:30 am

It is an aircraft prop so it has the wrong pitch and it rotates the wrong way. Governor wouldn't work right if at all running backwards. All the early wind chargers I've encountered rotate clockwise (standing in front) with the exception of Jacobs. If you know of another let me know.
It has an automotive generator, you can see the mounting flanges...windings are a little different even if it is a 6V.
The lockout brake drum is on the back of the prop but it's missing the brake shoe lever that would be on the top of the generator. The tail doesn't fold on this model so the drum brake is needed to lock it out.
It is missing the tower brush cup...wrong colors as was pointed out otherwise its an authentic model 37. :lol:
Maybe it would work fine as a garden whirligig.

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Re: 6V Wincharger

Post by windmillerman » Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:54 pm

Should look like
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and have
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Re: 6V Wincharger

Post by windybob » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:04 pm

I know where there's a whole set-up of batteries in a basement, even with the bus bars. Old generator sitting by them also. I was supposed to buy them all years ago, but when I called him back, he backed....out. I was disapointed to say the least.
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