Howdy all...Got a Question...

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by DonMcJr, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. DonMcJr

    DonMcJr WindyNation Engineer

    The Genny is working great now...I'm sitting here in my Deer Blind and the Genny is just outside and controller to my right...

    Steady wind she sita there spinning and charging like a charm!

    Now when a bigger gust comes I'm assuming from another direction, she stalls then takes off...and right as she takes off the volts hit above 14.50 and my dump kicks in...

    Is this normal? The torque from that big gust spikes the volts that quick?

    I have a video ill post later on where you can see it stall and hear the dump kick in twice...

    Just kicked on again and again as I typed this sentence....LOL
  2. TomT

    TomT WindyNation Engineer

    Well mine is two garden tractor batteries at 24.9 volts and big wind gusts boost it to 29 volts. So I would not doubt that it could.
  3. DonMcJr

    DonMcJr WindyNation Engineer

    I know the Volts can hit that high what I was wondering is why the genny stops spinning when a big gust comes, then you hear the click for the dump load after it starts spinning again...

    Does the Dump Load Kick in and stop it, then you here the click after it stops it?

    Here's the video...

    Click for Video>>>>
  4. TomT

    TomT WindyNation Engineer

    Which way do you have it hooked. I copied some of the manual.
    1. The source of power (wind turbine, solar panels etc.) -- should remain connected to the batteries
    while the dump load controller is actively dumping the excess voltage.
    2. The source should be diverted to the load directly and disconnected from the batteries.
    We happen to believe that is far better to leave the wind turbine connected to the batteries at all
    times. Why? When you remove the battery level voltage from a wind turbine and send it' power
    directly to a load, and then it sees for all practical purposes a short circuit (depending on the
    resistance of the load and lead wires.) This may cause the turbine blades to slow dramatically and in
    some cases bring it to a halt. This braking action can cause heat build up in the stator if it is repeated
    every few seconds or so (if the battery is just a little over the top). When you allow the turbine to
    see the batteries, along with the load, the turbine remains more within its design realm --
    always a good thing.
    This controller is designed to allow the turbine to be hooked up directly to the batteries, and is not
    disconnected when the batteries become charged.
  5. DonMcJr

    DonMcJr WindyNation Engineer

    The source is direct to the maybe the wind gusts were just from a different direction and stalled it for a few then took off like a freight train because the gust was 30-40 mph?
  6. DonMcJr

    DonMcJr WindyNation Engineer

    I am sitting here next to it counting trees....well deer hunting but when you haven't seen a deer in 23 days I don't think you can call it deer hunting...anyway...

    Just ran a test, hit the dump load and watched the genny...she didn't stop spinning at all...must been a weird wind gust stalling it.

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