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newguyintown 06-12-2011 08:43 PM

Using components in a gas generator as a motor?
Is it possible? It seems like if the generator can make x kilowatts of power that you could use the electric motor(it would have to be a brushless motor to make the power right?) as a motor. Would this be possible? I've seen fairly cheap generators that have 5kw or capacity and I was wondering if it would be possible to get out the motor and use it as a 5kw motor.

cleanspeed1 06-12-2011 09:07 PM

Go to Mother Earth News and look up electric car conversion.

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Why not?

Ryland 06-12-2011 10:14 PM

You are taking about taking the alternator out of a gas engine generator and using that alternator as your drive motor? yes, it can be done, but it's not going to be cheap or easy.

newguyintown 06-13-2011 12:13 AM

Ok thanks, I thought it might be cheaper but I guess not.

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