Why won't my Wind Power Turbine spin?
 

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Followed the directions and put the wind turbine together, but it won't spin. We've tried a fan and a blow dryer and it will not work.
Friday, February 12 2016, 04:39 AM
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Thursday, May 26 2016, 09:50 PM - #Permalink
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We recommend positioning the turbines blades at a 45 degree angle to help the blade spin more actively, please ensure the blades are positioned to rotate with the flow of the fan.

Because this is a scaled-down model of a wind turbine, it has certain limitations and inefficiencies attributable to the materials used. A certain loss of power can be expected due to the model shaking. This loss of power can be somewhat mitigated by stabilizing the windmill as much as possible. We would recommend using a few books or some packing tape to better secure the baseplate and tower tube to a flat surface.

Voltage or amperage produced by the wind turbine will vary depending on wind speed, blade configuration (including blade angle and the number of blades used), as well as the gear ratio you use.

In general, the generator/motor has an Operational Voltage Range of 0.7 Volts and 4.0 Volts. Approximately 1.7 Volts would be required to produce visible light from the included LED. Amperage output will also vary depending upon the variables listed above, but this value can range from 40mA to 220mA.

If you need further assistance, please contact support@thamesandkosmos.com
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