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KidWind Wind Turbine Hub Pack of 10

Order code: KW-WTH10
Purchase QTY: (Each)1+    
Scientrific's price  $168.00    
Note: Prices do NOT include GST

The KidWind 12-hole crimping hub made from recycled plastic allows you to turn any DC generator into a wind turbine.
The hub will press fit onto the shaft of many small DC generators; just attach your own blades and begin experimenting with wind power! The hub is designed to allow you to change blade angles and/or interchange blade sets quickly and easily. An improved stainless-steel insert can take a beating in your classroom year after year without failing!
This is a pack of 10 Wind Turbine Hubs.

• Convert any DC motor into a wind turbine by fitting the hub onto a 2mm driveshaft
• Experiment with up to 12 blades
• Quickly change blade designs and/or pitch angle

• Understanding clean energy
• Exploring energy transformations
• Exploring the relationship between energy and forces
• Developing and using physical models
• Understanding differences between energy and power
• Analyzing data
• Designing controlled experiments
• Optimizing designs
• Exploring forces and motion
• Understanding angles
• Exploring concepts of lift, drag and torque

• Diameter: 572mm
• Max number of dowels: 12
• Size of shaft hub press fits onto: 2mm
• Pack of 10 hubs

Q How many blades can I use?
A The hub has 12 holes, so you can experiment with any number of blades up to 12 (2, 3, 4, 6 or 12 work well!)

Q Will the hub work on all of the KidWind turbines?

Q What size driveshaft does the hub fit on?
A This hub will friction-fit on a 2 mm driveshaft.

Q Will this hub work with the wind turbine generator?
A Yes.

Q Will this hub work with the high torque generator?
A Yes.

Q Will the screw threads strip or get stuck over time?
A No. The new stainless-steel insert on the hubs prevents stripping and binding experienced with previous generation hubs. With proper use, the hubs should last a long time.

Q Do you sell chrome hub-caps for the KidWind hub?
A Not yet…maybe soon we will have a chrome nose-cone.

Download the current Vernier K-12 Catalogue
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Educational use only:
Vernier and Kidwind products are designed for educational use. They are not appropriate for industrial, medical or commercial applications. Details

  • Warranty: 5 years

    Last edited 13th Mar 2020

    This 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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