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Old 18-09-2012, 14:13   #1
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Rutland 913 issues

Just replaced the bearings in my 913 and during the coarse of replacing I found that the ceramic magnet has a crack through it. Will this stop it from working? It is up now with the new bearings but it isn't spinning as I feel it should. I say this because my neighbor has the same exact model and his is spinning very fast while mine barley is turning?
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Re: Rutland 913 issues

a cracked or loose magnet will impede the rotating.
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a cracked or loose magnet will impede the rotating.
I can spin it freely by hand. And when it was apart for inspection the crack is readily visible but it does not protrude so it isn't making contact with the ?stator? Or middle bit.
The gen is connected directly to the battery so I have no way of telling if it is producing power as such.

I thought there should be a shunt or something but there isn't.
If there should be douse anyone know what size I need to buy?
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Re: Rutland 913 issues

I've glued magnets back together and to the case with no bad effects. Maybe the generator which is spinning faster isn't really making any power.
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What's the best method for checking the power out put of a wind generator that has no amp meter and is connected directly to the battery?
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Re: Rutland 913 issues

Get an inline amp meter. Very easy to install. Cheap too, under $10.


or borrow a clamp on amp meter. They're about $100

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Re: Rutland 913 issues

or you can wait for a real windy day and check whether the voltage in the batteries is going up. Might take a while to see an increase.
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