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« Reply #30 on: May 04, 2020, 08:44:45 AM »

Thank you Biff and also Roger, I will look for each of your suggestions and see what info I can find. Do either of you have an idea as to what sort of rpm your units were outputting power?
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« Reply #31 on: May 04, 2020, 09:31:25 AM »

Unfortunately as said before, the generator isn't your problem It's the wind resource.

A different generator isn't going to make something from nothing.

There is a caveat here that if the generator is REALLY over specced, it may be holding things back too much, and a smaller one may give you something. But I'll be surprised if you gain anything significant.
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« Reply #32 on: May 04, 2020, 09:37:06 AM »

Yeah, I see that. Hence the rpm question for those that have had. If worst case holds true i'll just leave it up there spinning away to show my RE creds to the world! Smiley
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« Reply #33 on: May 04, 2020, 02:25:40 PM »

Rpm depends on each individual design
     Our 2kw house Turbine is designed to top out at 400rpm and would be producing the said 2kw easily at that  speed, I in my inexperienced  oppted for the low wind speed blades and had years of excitement  with over speed which was resolved with smaller blades. It now delivers a pleasant  1500 watt in a force 6 to 7.
  The smaller turbines tend to rev  faster with some Turbines claiming 1500 watt for 1200mm props @  1200 rpm, no joking. These guys must have been mixing up their  washing machines translations with their Wind turbine ones . Avoid..obviously the faster a turbine spins the shorter the life span of the bearings.
Look for a turbine with a furling mechanism which  automatically turns the prop away from the wind once the top speed is achieved.
Tods Sensi had Xmorks furling  mechanism and never had to worry to much about overspeed like mine.
 You have a little research  to do but it will be rewarding .
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« Reply #34 on: May 04, 2020, 03:56:49 PM »

I used to drop it if the winds were forecast to touch very high speeds, did have  a few change of underpant moments non as scary as some of Biff's !

They are very addictive.
 
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