Frans Beudt’s control systems

Frans Beudt  lives in the northwest Netherlands.  Average wind 5,5 m/sec

Youtube channel here

“Testing the windmill at 5 Bft .  Results till now OK ,   Rpm stays around 300 , Amps 20 ,Volt 30 .  Electronic system doing good .”

“The actuator is made of a battery-screwdriver with a threaded rod m6 and a travelling nut , distance adjustable with micro-switches.  The blade-angle can be controlled by Rpm ,Manual, and anemometer with a micro-controller.  A generator can be connected with a timing-belt or co-axial with your design (which I made before succesfully).  It’s not for beginners ,but I like mechanical-engineering.”

Below is an older concept for control by servo on the tail.

” The tail is moving by a small actuator ( as used for adjustment hospital beds).
The generator is made according to your design and it has an electrical break , double safe .  The rotor of 10ft has a lot of extra power . And I see sometimes burned stators on Internet (Alan)  I decided so.”

additional information addes 24th August:

“My findings : In high wind there is a direct effect to a lower constant  rpm 300 .
I can hear a low noise level of stall in high wind.
Nice load current 20 – 25 amps.

The electronical circuit board can be more compact .It takes 400 millies max.
An LCD readout is preferred.
Waiting for more wind .
Regards : Frans.”

About hugh

I live off-grid in NW Scotland and have spent my life playing with wind turbines. I also love small hydros. Hands on renewable energy is my thing and I like to learn and to share my experiences.
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