Wind Generators!!

Discussion in 'Motorhome Accessories' started by mowbotman, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. mowbotman

    mowbotman Funster

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    was thinking about buying one, is there any recommendations ?? Or any for sale
     
  2. aba

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    research the wind generator you are thinking of getting.
    output at a given wind speed etc.
    then weigh up against solar panels cost for cost.

    my dad has one of the maplin ones on his motorhome it don't do much in normal breezy conditions.

    I on the other hand have an 80 watt solar panel and most days I get some charge it may only be 0.3 of an amp on a dull day but it's something.
     
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    I have a Maplin wind charger which does put some power in when its windy. My reasoning behind the wind charger was, I have four solar panels laying flat on the roof totalling 250 watts, also I have a self build solar tracker that will go up there once we have time to fit it. I had no room left for more solars, so got the wind charger. If you already have solars a wind charger is a good backup, but if not first spend your money on solar, then a wind charger as backup. The wind charger gains in fact by trickle charging at night when there is no sun, they work best on coastal sites or on top of mountains with nothing around them.
     
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