maplin wind turbine

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  1. artona

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    Not sure, but is this the one that wont spin till the wind is 10mph and needs a 35mph "breeze" to generate anything at all. :Smile:
     
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    I looked at it a few months ago Stew. See This Thread.

    The price is attractive but, having seen comments on other forums and having compared it to Ray's Forgen at Thetford, I'm not going for it.

    If I can work out a way of mounting the Forgen on our van I might buy one of them. A lot dearer but look a lot better than the Maplin one.
     
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    Did a review on one a wee while back

    Very sturdy bit of kit and great if you live on the tundra !

    Minimum wind speed required was indeed almost 15mph and that gave no where near the quoted 50w output

    I would suggest they are excellent for boats that go to sea or are used on large water expanses .. quite possibly good on a static somewhere that is located in a windy place, but given the minimum wind speed is proly about the same as that where I would be pulling in the awning and looking for somewhere less blustery, not that great for motor homes
     
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    thanks guys, thats £149 thats staying put
     
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