Burkhard Kainka
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Stepper Motor Generator

Based on a Labs project | October 2011 | Find it here
Any stepper motor can be used as a generator. In contrast to other generators, a stepper motor produces a large induced voltage even at low rotational speeds. The type used here, with a DC resistance of 2×60 ? per winding, can generate more than 20 V when turned by hand, without any gearing. The circuit diagram for a ‘hand-cranked torch’ shows how you can use a stepper motor as a generator.
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