Running Lights with Windmill

I got an old (heavy, well made) motor at a sale for a dollar. Hooked it up to my windmill with a loose belt. Was sure it would put out no voltage, as it is not a generator but is a motor. Instead, it puts out anywhere between 40 and 120 volts at as much as 10 amps. Right now, I have it powering my yard lights...when there is a wind.
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MilkyWhy wrote:

I propose we replace the word "generator" with "rotom" (motor backwards ;)
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And I have had the pleasure of a pump motor zapping me when a check valve failed and the pump was running the motor backwards.....
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Check valve failed, motor running backwards. Not supposed to happen. If you had died...it would not have counted.
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