Off-Grid Solar and Wind-Generated Power
Topic: Wind Generator
The vertical black pipe needed to be added to keep the blades from hitting
Initially, I was not a confident welder.
After trying to weld using the wrong type of wire, I out-sourced this
project to a man down the road who did the job right.
The tower was placed center of the garage peak and allowed for a full
swing of the wind generator.
It's been four years now, and not one solitary problem has sprung up
pertaining to any of the stabilizing of the tower.
(*Correction: There actually was a problem once, but luckily it didn't
materialize as a bomb. Which actually had absolutely nothing to do with
the stabilizing so...)
The photo below shows the first stage installed. The next photo shows
Toward the peak, one can see a camera (seen above) and right above the
camera is seen steel. The steel has long double-nutted bolt threading that
extends through the garage framing studs, and locks the tower in place so
as to not deviate from its placement. *Until the wood starts to move
around, since that generally is what most wood does sooner or later. My
money is on the tower to out-last the garage.
It's now April 2018 and the generator is for sale!
This wind generator is a 48volt and 900w 11-blade wind generator. What
makes this unit unique is that it is a 2-wire unit (no rectifier needed).
This wind generator is available for $275.00 and not a dime less.
For more details 937-718-3586
That's all for now
This concludes Wind Generator
*****OCTOBER 28 '18
@ approximately 5pm my wind generator went OVER 200 volts!!! Nobody would
believe me but luckily it was caught on video! I made 4 videos during the
freak wind-storm and pulled a few pictures which show voltages in the
upper 80's. The reason I have not pulled the photo of the over 200v is due
to the limit on my multi-meter only going to 200v (which means it goes
into fault and shows only a number "1" to the extreme left of the digital
meter indicating it's gone into overload...so it would be nothing but a
picture of a "1". The video shows it more dramatically anyway, and if we
were not such a censored nation by the Internet Mafia, I'd be posting that
lengthy video here).
The real reason that this over 200v is so amazing is that it solidifies my
theory that the wind generator must have gone over-voltage back when I was
living in the house. Since I was living in the house I was not present to
witness what caused the perfect dime-sized hole completely through one of
the batteries. It was only a theory that the wind generator was the cause
of the lead cable connector completely melting.
Later I converted completely to brass connectors which is comprised of
zinc and copper and that whole discovery encompasses other surprises which
are discussed in some detail on this battery
As for the over-voltage being so extreme, it was later found that the
blocking diode connection was faulty (so my glee turned to glum). I'm
assuming that the 200+ voltage results were due to their having been no
load on the generator. My two-wire unit does not come with a brake and
without a load could destroy the unit (which would be bad).
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