Build Manuals

Build Manuals

A build manual for the Five Gallon Bucket Hydroelectric Generator is available here:

FIve Gallon Bucket Hydroelectric Generator Build Manual

Since it’s publication we have developed a permanent magnet alternator (PMA) based upon the Nippondenso¬†alternator common in Toyota cars and trucks. This allows for a more economical alternative to the General Motors based PMA used in the original build manual.

A build manual for the Toyota alternator based PMA is available here:

Toyota Alternator Build Manual 1 4.3pdf

Check out the schematics of the bucket generator and Toyota based PMA that Ross Mazur put together:

2ND DRAFT OF PICOHYDROGENERATOR SCHEMATICS-1

Also in the works is an addendum to the¬†Five Gallon Bucket Hydroelectric Generator Build Manual which details the Toyota alternator based PMA’s incorporation into the original design.