Wed Dec 15 23:02:03 EST 2010

Induction motor generator

The key to bootstrapping is the residual magnetism in the rotor.

  - Where to get low-power, low-rpm motors?
  - For illustration purpose: how to build 3-phase induction motor from scratch?
  - Is there a relation between AC freq, RPM and bulkyness?

To summarize: 1hp is 750W.  [3] claims peak power of 300W.  So a 1/2
to 1 hp motor should be enough.

[1] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADRK_NkQ-eU
[2] http://www.qsl.net/ns8o/Induction_Generator.html
[3] http://www.econvergence.net/electro.htm
[4] http://www.pedalpowergenerator.com/#FREE