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Old 02-05-2011, 07:21 PM   #1
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I'm looking for used electric motors for a project I'm working on. Motors from trolling motors, old golf carts, electric scooters or shopping carts, kids cars, anything electric...has to be DC not AC, 6v,12v,24v or bigger if I can find them. I don't need the batteries to be good, just using the motors. I'm sure there's some stuff like this laying around that needs to be hauled off. Thanks for looking.
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Old 02-05-2011, 07:32 PM   #2
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Might be able to help you out but first i gotta know what you are working on because it has to be cool or you would have went into detail
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Old 02-06-2011, 02:30 PM   #3
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A DC motor will produce a small amount of current if you spin it manually, like an alternator, I'm looking to keep some batteries charged by spinning one with a paddle wheel in a creek. If it works I will be able to power a camera and feeder without having to change batteries. But I need to experiment with some different sized motors to see what I need. I've had good results using solar to charge batteries, but if you have a week of cloudy weather it dosen't do you much good. The water in this creek is a constant, and would take weather, other than flooding, out of the equation. If you want, drop me a PM with contact information and I'll give you a shout this week. Thanks.
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It seems you may need some sort of gear or belt/pulley reduction to spin the motor fast enough to produce the voltage you are looking for. If I'm not mistaken the powerwheels motors have a gearbox built on to it. Good luck with your project.
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Yeah, I'm expecting to have to gear it to raise the rpm, I have a bunch of old bicycle parts and a welder, they sell them commercially, but I wanted to see if I could build one from scratch.
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I think I would be looking for a bicycle headlight generator, friction style.
Heck, you might be able to add plastic paddles to the bicycle wheel too.
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I haven't thought about those in years...thats a good idea.
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