Air Electric Restoration

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Air Electric Restoration

Post by Wind Charger Mike » Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:47 pm

Here's a 4 blade, 2500W Air Electric I picked up last month. I displayed it yesterday at the Early Day Engine & Tractor show, Temple Texas.
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Post by Wind Charger Mike » Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:49 pm

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Post by windybob » Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:13 pm

That's awesome. Thanks Mike.
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Post by PaulV » Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:47 pm

Too cool Mike! You do awesome work.
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Post by Ron Stauffer » Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:02 pm

Impressive weight of that machine compared to the newer Chinese and Indian units. Maybe that is why they dont last... Can I assume most of the older units were for 32VDC nminal systems? Newer off grid systems went from 24V nominal to 48V so I am guessing the 32 V wind chargers wouldnt have high enough VOC for a 48 V system?

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Re: Air Electric Restoration

Post by Wind Charger Mike » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:06 am

They certainly were well built compared to the ones made today. They also didn’t have to deal with the rectifier and inverter power conversions. Unfortunately their weight made them targets for scraping which is why so few exist today. Yes, this one is 32V, 110V dc was also available. With enough wind you could tweak the governor to let it over speed to get 48V if the winding insulation is still in good condition. Some have them rewound. I know some that run 32V wind-solar hybrid systems,

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Re: Air Electric Restoration

Post by rockingjl » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:19 pm

Cool! Thanks for sharing pictures.

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