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Old 08-02-2011, 04:04 PM   #21
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RE: Wind Turbine

thanks for the video, great way to produce energy for sure.
i have heard of a new type wind turbine called a windspire or windsphire.

here is a shot of it, apparently very city friendly and efficient.
i could imagine a similar design would do well on a boat.
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Old 08-06-2011, 02:30 PM   #22
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What else is needed besides the turbine?
Do you need battery isolators or anything like that?
Do you just put this across the battery treminals?

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Tony.....all you need to do is wire the turbine directly to your battery bank. A controller and breaker are placed in the circuit on the "hot" side.
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Yesterday I had a good test of the turbine; we has an approaching storm with 15-10 mph winds. I engaged the unit, turned on a some DC lights down below to draw a little amperage to allow the turbine brake to reset then watched. At about 20 mph the turbine was screaming, not loud however, and was producing 12 amps. Nice!
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Tony.....all you need to do is wire the turbine directly to your battery bank. A controller and breaker are placed in the circuit on the "hot" side.
*These things have come a long way since I thought about them last. At one time you had to get a regulator, isolators etc.

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Yesterday I had another chance to further test the turbine. W had a big storm bearing down on us; I turned on the turbine in 35 mph winds and it pegged the amp meter. We had over 25 amps coming from the unit. By the way, I clocked 57 knot winds in the height of the storm.
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