Diag Ancient Windcharger 32 volt 1500 watt

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Kurtis
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Diag Ancient Windcharger 32 volt 1500 watt

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Hi. I want to confirm that an old Windcharger works, but I don't have 32 volts handy. Would anybody know what the resistance should be on the windings?
Spinning with a low speed drill gives less then 1 volt. Thanks.
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Re: Diag Ancient Windcharger 32 volt 1500 watt

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I don’t recall the resistance numbers offhand. If you’re reading 1V then at least the windings have continuity and that’s from the residual magnetism. You probably just need a little more speed for it to start self exciting. It also looks like a newer model, 1970s era. There’s a great article on the testing the 32V machines at Wincharger.com called “Long Live Old Wincos,” link below.

https://wincharger.com/index.php/resour ... old-wincos
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Re: Diag Ancient Windcharger 32 volt 1500 watt

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Wind Charger Mike wrote: Thu Jul 28, 2022 5:58 pm I don’t recall the resistance numbers offhand. If you’re reading 1V then at least the windings have continuity and that’s from the residual magnetism. You probably just need a little more speed for it to start self exciting. It also looks like a newer model, 1970s era. There’s a great article on the testing the 32V machines at Wincharger.com called “Long Live Old Wincos,” link below.

https://wincharger.com/index.php/resour ... old-wincos
Thank you Mike.
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Re: Diag Ancient Windcharger 32 volt 1500 watt

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Kurtis wrote: Thu Jul 28, 2022 7:00 pm
Wind Charger Mike wrote: Thu Jul 28, 2022 5:58 pm I don’t recall the resistance numbers offhand. If you’re reading 1V then at least the windings have continuity and that’s from the residual magnetism. You probably just need a little more speed for it to start self exciting. It also looks like a newer model, 1970s era. There’s a great article on the testing the 32V machines at Wincharger.com called “Long Live Old Wincos,” link below.

https://wincharger.com/index.php/resour ... old-wincos
Thank you Mike.
Good article. Looks like supposed to be 60 ohms.

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