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Dennis V
01-10-2017, 11:12 PM
Hi Everyone

I was wondering how to use lights on the Ferris Wheel. Some people told me I can use a slip ring. Could anyone tell me how to make one that would not dangerous as the wires are in open. Any help would be appreciated.


01-10-2017, 11:44 PM
Check out this thread. There are a couple options.

01-21-2017, 09:44 PM
I built my a couple months ago and i use 2 slip rings, one carries power + and - and the other just data. That was my prototype. I am in the process of making one out of aluminium. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLb-K9o0q0E&t=338s

01-21-2017, 10:54 PM
These need 240 volts?

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01-23-2017, 01:20 PM
If you want to use it for a Ferris Wheel to carry people, then you must make sure they are UL certified. I used slip ring on my Ferris Wheel (7" diameter 12 Volts dc 20amp.) and carries only Stuffed animals. It is rated 240 Volt (wind turbine slip ring) http://www.ebay.com/itm/Capsule-Slip-Ring-2-Wires-15A-250Rpm-240V-for-Wind-Turbine-Wind-Power-Generator-/252362204923?hash=item3ac1f5a6fb:g:uPMAAOSwKfVXF4~ 7
You must do your home work to make sure it is safe for whatever it is you are going to use it.

12-23-2017, 07:54 AM
Iím using a 6 wire slip ring from a wind generator

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