len19070 wrote:We're building a small cabin and are looking into a wind generator. All the comforts...just no 110V.
All the lighting will be 12V RV stuff as well as an RV furnace and Water heater. Just 12Volts and propane.
My only concern is how this equipment will fare being unattended for long periods of time.
I know a small solar charger will work well for dormant batteries, just to keep activity in them, but I would be concerned about leaving a wind generator run for months at a time basically unused.
A larger solar panel would do it but then there's a theft issue, and if you had a big enough solar panel...why have a wind generator.
To start the wind generator up just when you got there would be a little counter productive.
Now using it on a shed on my property I would have no problems.
Mike M. wrote:...Most models you need something they call a load dump, when the batteries are fully charged, extra power needs to be released, same as solar.
jss06 wrote:Interesting, It looks like its about 4 ft diameter fo the blades.
That and the fact that they were originally designed for boats (they now make 2 versions of it, one which supposedly survives life in the salt air better than the cheaper 'land based' version) - Anyway, when they first came out, boaters thought they must be too good to be true . . . . 400 watts from such a small and affordable packageNitetimes wrote:This should be everything you need to know about it.
Wind turbine manual
Might be another option.
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