Questions for my 1500w Dump Load

Discussion in 'Dump Loads' started by Jon, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. Jon


    I'd like to setup the 24v 1500w dumpload kit I bought from WindyNation. I have a piece of cement board that I was going to mount it to. I feel like that would be sufficient but was hoping for some feedback. Otherwise, I could probably put corrugated tin between the DL and the cement board if I needed to further dissipate the heat.
  2. windyguru

    windyguru WindyNation Expert

    Hi Jon,

    If you have our perforated steel dump load enclosure, then I think it will be fine mounting the dump load kit on a piece of cement board. Please post a picture after you install it.
  3. Jon


    Will do. Thanks for the response. Another question for you. How would I go about wiring my wind and solar controllers to the same dump load?
  4. windyguru

    windyguru WindyNation Expert

    Can you provide more information about the wind charge controller and the solar charge controller (diagrams and pictures?)?

    If you have a solar charge controller that is specifically and only designed for solar, then you do not need to connect it to any dump loads. Charge controllers that are designed to work only with solar panels simply disconnect the solar panels from the battery bank when the battery bank is fully charged.

    Now, a charge controller that can work with a wind turbine is capable of operating in diversion mode. Here is an article that explains the basic idea of how a wind generator charge controller works:

    If you already have a solar charge controller and a wind turbine (diversion load) charge controller I would recommend the following. Wire them to your battery bank as separate systems. Solar panels to your solar charge controller and wind turbine to your wind/diversion charge controller. Only the wind turbine charge controller will need a diversion load and the article above explains how to properly size your dump load.

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