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multiple inline micro inline hydro generator.

Discussion in 'Renewable Energy' started by daveparf, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. daveparf

    daveparf New Member

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    Hi boys and girls, this is my first post so here go's ;-)
    I have made multiple micro inline hydro generators that are powerd by 15mm water mains.
    My question is, how can i join 3 AC generators to one stepup transformer without the generators fighting each other?
    To give you an idea what im doing, i have videos on youtube called "hydrogeny".
    Thanks Dave.
     
  2. alec_t

    alec_t Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Don't see how you can unless all 3 are in phase with each other. One possibility to combine their outputs regardless of phase would be to rectify then combine, and use a DC-to-DC converter to up the combination voltage.
     
  3. daveparf

    daveparf New Member

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    well i did use them as DC at first so it could charge batterys, but now i want to play with AC.
    Is there a way of pulsing DC so it will act as AC so i can step up with a transformer?
    Thanks Dave.
     
  4. dave

    Dave New Member

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  5. tcmtech

    tcmtech Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    You may want to read up on the Grid Tie inverter threads here.

    I have put lots of info into how to build basic units that take lower voltage DC inputs and step it up and synchronize it to the AC mains.
     
  6. daveparf

    daveparf New Member

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    Thanks alot, il take a look.
    Im new to electrics so fogive me for this stupid post. Lol
     
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    tcmtech Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Trust me you are not even close to being a stupid post here. :p
     

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