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About Air X
The AIR series of products are by far the world's top-selling small wind turbines. The Air X incorporates advanced technology previously found only in state-of-the-art mega-watt-class wind turbines. This microprocessor-based technology results in increased performance, improved battery charging capability, greater reliability and the reduction of "flutter" noise from the machine.
The controller allows for peak-power tracking of the wind by optimizing the alternator's output on all points of the cubic curve and efficiently delivers the energy to the battery. The turbine's smart controller allows it to actually control blade rotation speed thus eliminating the buzzing noise commonly found with most small wind turbines.
The Air X circuit monitors the wind speed and electronically slows the blades as it reaches its rated output preventing it from going into flutter. This results in a much quieter wind turbine. In high winds, the Air X will continue to produce power at a reduced level until the wind decreases, at which point maximum potential output will resume.
Smart Battery Charging
The Air X charge controller periodically stops charging, reads the battery voltage, compares it to the voltage setting and if the battery is charged, it completely shuts off all current going to the battery. This function is performed within a few milliseconds. The closer the battery is to reaching its full state of charge, the more often the Air X circuit repeats this action. This means any size battery bank from 25 to 25,000 amp hours or higher can be charged safely. When the battery has reached its charged state, the Air X will slow to an almost complete stop. When the battery has dropped below its voltage set point, it will start up and resume charging.
Where and How Air X is Used
The Air X is an ideal product for the remote household or business that needs a little power for basic appliances such as TV, radio and a few lights.
Common applications for the Air X:
Â·Rural electrification Â·Remote houses or businesses Â·Street lighting Â·Telecommunication
Â·Monitoring stations Â·Offshore platforms Â·Sailboats
Where and How Air X is Used
Â·Carbon fiber composite blades
Â·Aircraft quality aluminum alloy castings
Â·Exclusive brushless neodymium cubic curve alternator
Â·Sophisticated internal battery charge regulator
Â·Maintenance-free - only two moving parts
Â·Exclusive auto-brake feature slows the Air X to a silent spin when the batteries are charged thus extending bearing life and reducing noise
|Rotor Diameter :
||46 in (1.15m)
|Shipping Dimensions :
||27*15*9 in (686*368*225mm) 17 lb (7.7kg)
||1.5 in schedule 40 pipe 1.9 in (48.26mm) OD
|Start-Up Wind Speed :
||8 mph (3.58m/s)
|Rated Power :
||400watts at 28mph (12.5m/s)
|Turbine Controller :
||Microprocessor-based smart intemal regulator with peak power tracking
||Cast aluminum (Marine is powder coated for corrosion protection)
||3-Carbon fiber composite
|Overspeed protection :
||Electronic torque control
|Kilowatt Hours per Month :
||38 kWh/mo at 12 mph (5.4m/s)
|Survival Wind Speed :
||3year limited warranty