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how do I use a standard 240v single phase ac motor driven by a petrol engine to create 240vac between the active (hot) and neutral wires of the motor?
if i got a 2400w motor and drove it at the appropriate speed would it push out the full 10 amps that it would normally draw. (maximum capacity of australian powerpoints in the house, except for 15a air con / specialty sockets)

is there any components i need to make it work and is there anything i need to watch out for?


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If you take an induction motor and drive it faster than it synchronous speed it becomes a generator or also called a "asynchronous generator" To use this as a generator without any external AC source you need something to supply the reactive power. This can be done by capacitive loading.

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