Wind Rope pumps
The wind Rope pump combines the hand Rope pump with a windmill, partly based on the modern Dutch CWD 2000*** wind pump model. There are 2 types of Wind Rope pumps.
Features of the Wind Rope pump:
* Read for more information 'Wind generator for battery charging'
** For evaluation and articles on windpumps see arrakis.nl (Jan de Jongh's report).
*** CWD Consultancy Wind energy Developing countries, see Actors in Rope pump technology
Wind generator for battery charging
The workshop AMEC also produces a small wind generator for battery charging. It uses the same safety system and construction details as the wind Rope pump. It has a slow running 3 bladed rotor which drives a 100 Watt permanent magnet generator. With wind speeds of 4 m/s it can supply enough energy for 3 light bulbs and a television. It can be produced with basic tools and standard materials.