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« Reply #30 on: September 18, 2011, 09:35:25 PM »

nope clivejo,
       worry not.the irish side of things carry spares.you could contact the local agent and i am sure he will try and fix u up.
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Is that really true Biff, you know of a dealer that actually stocks spares  Shocked you really do have all the luck over there  Grin could I have his name please  whistlie

Cheers, Paul
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« Reply #31 on: September 18, 2011, 09:48:24 PM »

yes of course paul, i will pm you his name and number now.
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« Reply #32 on: September 18, 2011, 09:57:36 PM »

pm on the way paul,
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« Reply #33 on: September 18, 2011, 10:03:07 PM »

emmmm can you send it to me too?

Ive never been able to find one that actually stocks it, always has to be ordered from Proven and have an installer registration number (or something like that) which I dont have due to it being DIY !!
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« Reply #34 on: September 18, 2011, 10:19:42 PM »

pm on the way clivejo,
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« Reply #35 on: September 21, 2011, 12:42:51 AM »

 hi clivego
 some thing to cheer you up
 i think you would be advised to change both magnet wheels to make sure that the magnets oposite
 are currect  s/n with key cut on the shaft
 like the blades they come in sets 
also you need to be lucky with the tolerance may have to send them back  bike bike              if too loose
 maybe need a new spacer to machine to size
and fragementation maybe possible to happen all over again
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« Reply #36 on: September 21, 2011, 01:52:39 PM »

hi clivego
 some thing to cheer you up
 i think you would be advised to change both magnet wheels to make sure that the magnets oposite
 are currect  s/n with key cut on the shaft
 like the blades they come in sets 
also you need to be lucky with the tolerance may have to send them back  bike bike              if too loose
 maybe need a new spacer to machine to size
and fragementation maybe possible to happen all over again
baker

Two magnet wheels??  Huh  I'm confused!
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« Reply #37 on: September 21, 2011, 02:29:09 PM »

 fight,
        now  now!! i dont think that cheered clivejo up at all,i think that might have given him a sore head or an upset tummy.but baker does have a lot of proven experience clivejo and if you really want,he will sell you one.maybe one with 2 wheels. Grin
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« Reply #38 on: September 21, 2011, 04:21:31 PM »

Maybe that's why it self destructed, it was missing a wheel!
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« Reply #39 on: September 21, 2011, 04:25:47 PM »

My Proven only has one wheel and a magnet flew off and damaged my coil.

Read all about it here http://www.navitron.org.uk/forum/index.php/topic,11608.0.html
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« Reply #40 on: September 21, 2011, 06:48:28 PM »

sent you a pm clivejo,
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« Reply #41 on: September 23, 2011, 11:27:51 PM »

Proven P35s have been removed from the MCS accredited list. The P11 (6kW) is still there.

Would be interesting to know exactly why MCS have taken that step.
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« Reply #42 on: September 24, 2011, 11:07:03 AM »

http://www.microgenerationcertification.org/news

"Why did MCS certify a small wind turbine which has subsequently failed?

The MCS tests and certification of wind turbines are robust and follow international and European standards. Certification cannot guarantee that products will not fail but it does give greater assurance. At this stage it is unclear why the products failed and we therefore await further information about the situation.  "
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« Reply #43 on: September 24, 2011, 11:44:43 AM »

The implications for the successful sale of Proven to any third party is pretty drastic, as it undoubtedly impacts the valuation that can now be put on the assets of the company and what amount might find its way into the hands of any creditors.

Also the idea, for all the other wind turbine manufacturers who currently are on the MCS list (at great expense to themselves), find that their products also might lose accreditation following two or three failures, and hence the loss of all new business in the UK, must be quite worrying for them.
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« Reply #44 on: October 06, 2011, 10:01:07 PM »

nope clivejo,
       worry not.the irish side of things carry spares.you could contact the local agent and i am sure he will try and fix u up.
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Is that really true Biff, you know of a dealer that actually stocks spares  Shocked you really do have all the luck over there  Grin could I have his name please  whistlie

Cheers, Paul

We've had a Proven 2.5kW turbine for years and it's been brilliant, but the blades are well due for replacement and it needs some other bits as well. Would your Irish supplier be able to help?
Other than that, does anybody have any thoughts on what the chances are of getting replacement parts for these turbines in the near future?

Pauline from Cornwall
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