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thomas rubino
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Hi all ; I am interested in just how much power one can get from these . I currently live with a high head low flow system using a harris hydro pm pelton at 12vt nominal and i get apx. 9 amps year round. My system has 300' of vertical drop in 2200' of 1 1/2 line , I'm guessing that i'm flowing maybe 2-3 gal a min. most of the year i run an 11/64 single nozzel. I have been reading different posts and i've seen mention of these treadmill motors , could i mount a pelton on one and increase my output ? I looked on ebay and many are avalable in different ranges. Just curious, as i'm doing so many projects this summer but.....more power? Tom
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Thomas Rubino : This is just me spit balling here, I am not claiming any expertise here at all ! I would look at the rating plate on your generator, and copy that
information down in a couple of places, or find out the information in your manual, then get a grangers catalog and do a little research, at the vary least you should
come way with the information needed to find the right motor frame that will bolt right on to your existing system and the presence of any adapting rings Extending
the number of Motors that will ! One other piece of immediately a valuable information would be the designed speed the motor was designed to spin at !
For the Good of the Crafts ! be safe Big AL !
 
alex boon
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Info on controllers for treadmills found here:

http://www.treadmillsrepair.co.uk/2014/08/treadmill-motor-controller.html
 
Joe Braxton
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You may already have seen this, but if not it may give some ideas.

 
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