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2. Duplicates of the Dennis Outback equipment
2. Duplicates of the Dennis Outback equipment
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    PDFs are here:
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http://www.outbackpower.com/pdfs/spec_sheets/flexmax.pdf
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http://www.outbackpower.com/pdfs/manuals/flexmax.pdf
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http://www.outbackpower.com/pdfs/manuals/gtfx_gvfx.pdf
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unfortunately it seems that the flexmax charge controllers are designed for solar arrays and are not compatible with a wind source. Here's why:
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http://www.tlgwindpower.com/ccontrollerinfo.htm
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Granted the risk of blowing out a charge controller on our genny would probably not be of grave concern (it would take 50mph winds to get our genny to do above 7 amps on a 24VDC system), do we still take the risk given that the warranty and service won't cover it? Would a $125 charge controller that could also handle PV input be worth it if we were still using an Outback inverter? Second opinion to Geoff?
3. circuit box and fuses.  
3. circuit box and fuses.  
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      <i>we already have an outdoor circuit box with extra space inside. Depending on what it's already connected to we could hijack it for alternative purposes</i>
more research results coming including prices.
more research results coming including prices.

Revision as of 19:05, 20 August 2008

Wind Genny at Miller Farm

Layout

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/psuedofiddle/gennylayout.png

Shopping List

1. 130 foot 6AWG NMC power cable and conduit

   for some reason, I haven't found reliable price lists on these. Maybe a trip to Lowe's is in order.

2. Duplicates of the Dennis Outback equipment

    PDFs are here:

http://www.outbackpower.com/pdfs/spec_sheets/flexmax.pdf http://www.outbackpower.com/pdfs/manuals/flexmax.pdf http://www.outbackpower.com/pdfs/manuals/gtfx_gvfx.pdf

unfortunately it seems that the flexmax charge controllers are designed for solar arrays and are not compatible with a wind source. Here's why: http://www.tlgwindpower.com/ccontrollerinfo.htm Granted the risk of blowing out a charge controller on our genny would probably not be of grave concern (it would take 50mph winds to get our genny to do above 7 amps on a 24VDC system), do we still take the risk given that the warranty and service won't cover it? Would a $125 charge controller that could also handle PV input be worth it if we were still using an Outback inverter? Second opinion to Geoff?

3. circuit box and fuses.

      we already have an outdoor circuit box with extra space inside. Depending on what it's already connected to we could hijack it for alternative purposes

more research results coming including prices.

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