In this overview we aim to give you a good insight in how to set up a working windbelt.

We will show you the list of components, the way to put it all together and show you how to get it to work.

First, let's have a look at the components:

  1. Magnet (s), best is neodymium magnets
  2. Copper coil (s), will have to be DIY, see below picture
  3. Tafeta ribbon (belt), from an old VHS cassette or similar
  4. Memory element (is better if you use it but not really neccessary)
  5. Rectifier to get usable DC current from the AC generated electrical current
  6. Voltage stabilizer to keep it safe to use for charging devices
  7. Charging cable to get connected
  8. Body element to put the coil(s) and the ribbon(belt) on, about 40 cm to 1 meter in length
  9. Nuts, rings and bolts to put the coil(s) down at the body element
  10. Holder for the ribbon (belt) to get and keep the ribbon under sufficient tension for it to swing properly

 

 

In the above picture you see a KidWind basic kit to be used on a tube body element

The below picture shows all needed parts for a complete windbelt of 1 meters, excluding nuts and bolts...

 

Next to the mechanical parts, a setup is needed to get the electrical A/C current from the coil converted. A working setup is shown in the picture below: