High speed shaft

English translation: The shaft which drives the generator.

13:56 Sep 22, 2008
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English term or phrase: High speed shaft
Wind turbine. I need a scientific definition for a glossary and a context
Iolanda Lanzafame
Italy
Local time: 05:46
Selected answer:The shaft which drives the generator.
Explanation:
The wind-driven rotor is on a low-speed shaft which is connected by cears to the high-speed shaft, which drives the generator.

Here is another possibly useful glossary for you.
http://www.westmill.coop/westmill_windfarm.asp?ID=WST2
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Jack Doughty
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Local time: 04:46
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high speed shaft
The shaft which drives the generator.


Explanation:
The wind-driven rotor is on a low-speed shaft which is connected by cears to the high-speed shaft, which drives the generator.

Here is another possibly useful glossary for you.
http://www.westmill.coop/westmill_windfarm.asp?ID=WST2

Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:46
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Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 18

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Cagdas Karatas: Yes, Jack, and I read in Turkish wiki that it runs at a speed of 1500 rpm.
3 mins
  -> Thank you. I wouldn't like to be that specific about the rpm, I think it must vary for different designs.

agree  Demi Ebrite: There is a high speed shaft in this diagram: http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/W/AE_wind_turbine....
4 hrs
  -> Thank you.

agree  Jürgen Lakhal De Muynck
8 hrs
  -> Thank you.

agree  Phong Le
1 day 12 hrs
  -> Thank you.
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