visual effect of capacitors

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Joined: 01/09/2006
Location: Australia
Posts: 2127
Posted: 05:57am 01 Sep 2008      

Hi all,

I am not sure how may windmill owners have tested the effects of capacitors on a mill in the wind. I know that Bryan has had success and Bushboy Bruce has not.

I have just tried 110uF and 220uF on my 100S in star. Power output dropped and more significantly mill rotor speed ran away at higher windspeeds. Power output increased with windspeed up to 5A output and then decreased to 0 with further increasing windspeed for both capacitors values tested.

I was wondering if anyone has recorded this problem as well.

I will test my machine in delta with caps when it stops raining to see if Bryans results can be replicated.


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