KidWind GENPack Generator KitOrder code: KWA0016
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The GENPack allows students to construct their own electrical generator and perform experiments with electricity and magnetism. Changing variables in the generator design will impact current and voltage output. The GENPack is perfect for physics and electrical students exploring Faraday's law, induction, AC/DC electricity production and energy transformations. We recommend this kit for advanced middle school students and older.
The GENPack was originally designed as an add-on to the Advanced Wind Experiment Kit but it can also be used as a stand-alone device.
With this kit, you can:
• Perform experiments with Faraday’s Law, electricity, magnetism, AC/DC and energy transformations
• Couple with other wind energy experiments like blade design
• Exploring energy transformations
• Exploring clean energy
• Learning about ratios
• Exploring circuits, electricity and magnetism
• Relationship between Energy and Forces
• Understanding forces and motion
• Developing and using physical models
• Understanding differences between energy and power
• Optimising designs
• Designing controlled experiments
• Analysing data
Download these FREE lessons for use with this kit:
WindWise: How Is Energy Converted to Electricity? Download PDF
WindWise: How Does a Generator Work? Download PDF
• Housing (two halves)
• Reel of copper wire 28 gauge
• 1 x 8 tooth gear
• 1 VERY strong circular magnet
• 2 Magnet Shaft Bushings
• Drive Shaft
• 2 Threaded Nylon Bolts
• 6 Hex nuts
• 2 Wing Nut 1/4"
• 150mm clear tubing
• 3 Rubber Bands
• 2 LEDs
• 2 Bipolar LEDs
• 2 Pairs alligator clip terminated cables
Q How much power can this generator make?
A A well-designed GENPack spinning at high RPMs can generate a few watts. We have built GENPacks that produce over 16 volts at 0.2 – 0.4 Amps. We think we could do even better if we had more time to tinker!
Q What size is the driveshaft?
A The GENPack driveshaft is approximately 1.95mm wide. The Wind Turbine Blade set will friction fit well but the KidWind Hub is slightly loose. A drop of glue or a small shim will allow you to use the KidWind Hub direct-drive on this driveshaft. The shaft was designed to work with the small pinion gear of the Wind Turbine Gears set.
Q Do I have to have the Advanced Wind Experiment Kit to use the GENPack?
A No, but we do recommend it for a wide range of engaging experiments.
Q Can I get a bigger magnet for my GENPack?
A Sure - cool idea! You can find all kinds of magnets on our website. Keep in mind that you will need to be extra careful with a stronger magnet—watch your fingers!
Q Is the magnet strong?
A YES! Pull force = 110 newtons!
Q Will this generator light an LED?
Q Is this AC or DC?
A It is AC. Use the included rectifier for DC.
Last edited 4th Sep 2020This product is used in teaching these Australian Curriculum codes:
ACSSU190 - Physical Sciences - Energy Conservation - Energy conservation in a system can be explained by describing energy transfers and transformations
ACSSU219 - Physical Sciences - Alternative Energies - Energy from a variety of sources can be used to generate electricity
ACSSU117 - Physical Sciences - Forces and Machines - Change to an object’s motion is caused by unbalanced forces, including Earth’s gravitational attraction, acting on the object
ACSSU155 - Physical Sciences - Energy Forms - Energy appears in different forms, including movement (kinetic energy), heat and potential energy, and energy transformations and transfers cause change within systems
ACSSU182 - Physical Sciences - Energy Transfer - Energy transfer through different mediums can be explained using wave and particle models
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Exploded view of Generator Housing, magnet, shaft etc. Top right pic shows how generator can attach to a Turbine (Turbine NOT supplied).
Side view x3