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Hi-Power Wind Turbine, Delco Farm Lights Windy Cousin


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Question Hi-Power Wind Turbine, Delco Farm Lights Windy Cousin

Hello,

My name is David and I recently acquired a Hi-Power Wind Turbine. This wind turbine was made by Delco Farm Light for part of 1938 so there are not many examples to be found.

This turbine was originally wired for 1KW at 32vdc, however the windings were fried in the example that I purchased and I had the fields and armature rewound.

I had the generator rewound for 48vdc @ 1KW and I am now in the process of rebuilding the brush assembly. This is where I am hoping some of the Delco Farm Light owners can assist me.

This generator uses an odd brush arrangement. Normally brushes are positioned at 180* to each other, but in this instance the brushes are set at 90* to each other. Is this normal for Delco Generators from that time period or is this peculiar to the wind turbine generator only?

I would also like to know if anyone knows of a source for brushes and brush spring clips for this generator?

Thanks, David






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