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Author Topic: How to setup a wind turbine?  (Read 5327 times)
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« on: November 09, 2013, 01:31:19 PM »

Hi,

I brought a small wind turbine a few years ago and have just started to play with it now!

I have lost the instructions it came with, so am not sure what I need to do, to get it to work?

I want it to power a car battery if possible? or some other type of battery, not sure the best option??





Hope you can advise

Many thanks

Tim
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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2013, 01:59:38 PM »

Any idea what it is/was? - is that all there is ?
"Wind" looks really simple, but is in fact pretty complicated to get right - you'll get bags of help from many of the forum members, but we'll need to know a lot more about the turbine, where you want to site it etc..........
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2013, 05:25:55 PM »

Hello Tim,
          I am going to make a wild guess and say that your turbinbe is a 12volt Aelous 300. ( "few years ago")
           If I am right,then all you have to do is stick it up on a scaffod pole,route it through that controller to the battery and hope for the best.
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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2013, 12:25:48 PM »

alas that motor is total garbage , I got conned into buying 2 off ebay back in the early days
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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2013, 03:26:08 PM »

I had one as well.
             The rectifiers used to blow and the blades used to slap about during deliberate overspeed.(very noisy)
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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2013, 04:56:36 PM »

Mine never had a chance they are sitting in my shed , once I read the facts about the rated RPM I ended up building one, maybe they would power a light bulb but not much else.

 
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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2013, 08:12:34 PM »

C'mon chaps , we're here to help this keen new entrant into the dizzy world of renewable energy , not criticise his purchase !
Welcome aboard Tim ,- we'll help where we can.
What bits do you ? do you have the complete turbine? blades and all?
Do you have pole/tower you can mount it on - ideally in clean air away from trees and obstacles.
Tell us what you've got ,-we'll help you learn by not making the mistakes we all have  stir
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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2013, 09:15:48 PM »

By Gum You are right George,
                         Absolutly, I am nobody to talk and to be honest I have bought a few lemons as well,But you are right,Best to pull these jobbies out into the light of day and set them running. fingers crossed!
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« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2013, 03:46:10 PM »

Hi, Thank you for your reply's. I did not get a email telling me I had had any comments! so didn't know! until I login in again, just now.

So my Aelous 300 is rubbish! o'h dear! and yes did buy it from ebay ;-)

So what is a good turbine to buy? around 500w to 1kw??

Can I just confirm. So from the turbine I need a 'controller'  linked to a battery and then the battery to a inverter. is that correct??


Thanks

Tim



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« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2013, 05:18:03 PM »

So my Aelous 300 is rubbish! o'h dear! and yes did buy it from ebay ;-)

 That's not a "Aelous 300" Tim... This is....



 Not sure what you have got though?
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« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2013, 05:34:35 PM »

Tim,
     A pic please,to help us help you.
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« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2013, 06:44:16 PM »

Puddingbag - at the top right of the thread there are some links -     "Reply  |  Notify  |  Mark unread  |  Send this topic  |  Print "     - just click on "notify" and follow your nose if you want to be informed of replies to a thread Wink

Personally, I reckon you're best to stick to the big names for small turbines (Marlec Rutland and Futurenergy for instance) unless you've got a lot of knowledge/experience - their products are tried, tested, and have good backup
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