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Posted by Peterthinking on September 21, 2003, 1:22 am
 
Just for fun I was ripping an old monitor into as many pieces as I could
(I have a few days off work and am bored)
I noticed there are a few big chunks of ferrite material wrapped around the
end of the tube....some in the coils too

I want to know if  this was crushed into a powder and formed (pressed) into
a new shape with a binding agent (epoxy) would it make a good core for a
home built genny?like a brake drum generator?
they could be formed then have the coils wrapped around them.

I saw the otherpower site use magnetite in their wood one

 http://www.otherpower.com/woodmill.html

..would ferrite be better?




Posted by Ian Stirling on September 21, 2003, 10:17 pm
 

No, it wouldn't really work very well.
You'd be vastly beter off using a proper motor as a generator, if you want
one.
And old transformers are probably an easier source of magnetic material.

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