I collected the Brushless Hub motor today.
On first tests I'm most impressed.
The 24v version has a phase resistance of just 0.3 ohms suggesting there is some reasonablly thick coil wire used. (more efficient).
A hand spin would light a 50 watt bulb easily and cogging was unoticeable, there was some stiffness in turning the wheel (to be expected).
These motors really are just about perfect as wind alternators, and if they can be bought at the right price a good buy as Shawn and others have found out.
The 48v versions would also be in VAWT territory, 12v cut-in at approx 108 rpm.
With this latest figure I have found, there should be a lot more in circulation soon..
'In 2009, China's output of electric bicycles reached 22.2 million,'
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