Is anyone using a Wind Turbine to help gather energy for electrical systems ?
The technology has improved I think. My understanding is that a turbine would produce AC current rather than DC current like a solar panel and so to bring the Turbine into the system you would need to do some trickery in between the Turbine and the controller or use a different Wind power based Controller for feeding into the Battery.I'd be interested in this too. I looked a long time ago and for the money spent and having to pack it away each time the energy generated was not that good. Has it improved? I'd guess you'd be able to feed your solar controller with it, or is it another expensive box of tricks?
Just looked at the last month where I am .... peaking between 15-20MPH speed on some days. occasional gusts upto 35MPH.I just looked at the rutland stuff to remind me of what I saw before, not much has changed. 10mph wind 1/2 an amp or so if your lucky.
yup, I think so. The guy in the Youtube returned the one shown in the thumbname and got one of the vertical turbines instead.A little further research has lead me to Vertical turbines which would be more suited to RV's and MH's I think
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Where's that then ? Link please ?
The engine Start Battery(s) should not be draining when vehicle off unless there is a leak somewhere or something left on, surely ?This was my discovery after fitting the BMV on the engine start batteries, it's natural drain of about 5 watts was enough to drain heavily in a week