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Wind / Re: Solar on seperate controller with wind generator
« Last post by Fused on Today at 08:34:02 AM »
The fan negative I put on dump load negative on controller.
I will give it a try on controller neg to battery in stead.

But will the dump load resistor ever get the full 24v to turn on fan?

When tristar started dumping I was getting only 2v
measuring voltage at dump resistor. But resister started
its buzz noise and warming up.

I will keep trying.
Thank you kindly.
Doug
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Wind / Re: Source for brushes for an Air X
« Last post by Mary B on May 27, 2017, 07:54:36 PM »
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Wind / Re: Using my wind today
« Last post by Mary B on May 27, 2017, 07:53:15 PM »
When my town was without power for 5 days in 2008 he neighbor was begging me to run a cord to their house. They had to keep the fridge cold so their beer was cold. This was over the 4th of July and that set me off. I flatly told them the little generator I am using is barely keeping my fridge and freezer cold so NO I am not running a cord to your house.

I went out at 3AM to fuel it and caught him trying to plug a cord in and my cord to the house was unplugged. That did not go over well... I carry a pistol and he was bluntly told to leave. He got a nice visit from the sheriff 25 minutes later and got a trip to jail for 4 days until the holiday was over. Sheriff found meth on him when he smarted off and pushed the deputy. Yeah he was not a good neighbor, he moved the day he got out of jail, they tracked him down in WA state for the meth charge and he spent 5 years in jail. I was so glad to to lose that neighbor!
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Wind / Re: Solar on seperate controller with wind generator
« Last post by Mary B on May 27, 2017, 07:42:48 PM »
The series capacitors need to have the + terminal to the diode and the - terminal to negative on the charge controller...
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Wind / Re: Solar on seperate controller with wind generator
« Last post by Fused on May 27, 2017, 01:23:07 PM »
Hi, I soldered a diode to the 50w 4 ohm resistor then series connected the capacitors. I know its not
a drawing, but I do understand how I was instructed.
It never turned the fans on.
I checked voltage at dump resistor and meter read 2.1v when the tristar started flashing at 28.8v.
I was told it would have turned it on, had I been dumping more amps and volts by letting
it stay in dump mode longer.
I got nervous and removed the fan trigger.
Now I just keep it under dump voltage by running more items off inverter.
I have not yet set my wind generator on the tower.

Doug

edit
What about mounting a temperature snap disk above dump resistor?

edit again
I can get the normally open, close on heat rise at 113f (some even lower).
I think I will go this route next.
thanks everybody.
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Wind / Re: Solar on seperate controller with wind generator
« Last post by OperaHouse on May 27, 2017, 12:50:20 PM »
From your posts I have not been able to figure out if the fans worked using the diode resistor and capacitor worked.

If it didn't work, the drawing of the circuit as you interpreted it.

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Wind / Re: Solar on seperate controller with wind generator
« Last post by Harold in CR on May 27, 2017, 12:48:48 PM »

 Thanks for that drawing. One day  ::) I plan on doing the same thing, only with Hydro and wind.
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Wind / Re: Solar on seperate controller with wind generator
« Last post by Fused on May 27, 2017, 11:44:13 AM »
IMG_20170527_125327 by Doug B, on Flickr

IMG_20170527_125338 by Doug B, on Flickr

more pics

Doug
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Wind / Re: Solar on seperate controller with wind generator
« Last post by Fused on May 27, 2017, 11:36:01 AM »
my wiring by Doug B, on Flickr

just basic drawing of my system
Only difference is cooling fans and 1kw resistor sit above the tristar not below as shown

Doug
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Wind / Re: Big gets Bigger
« Last post by richhagen on May 27, 2017, 10:38:04 AM »
I think where I am at accepted standards would allow up to a few percent hydrogen, and I recall reading that seals and orifice sizes begin having effects on the performance of appliances bringing some outside of tolerances at around 17% hydrogen.   I don't recall the original source of that information though.  Likely a minor design change or orifice retrofit would allow for a much higher hydrogen content.   Brittleness caused by hydrogen penetrating steels is another issue, probably not so big in a low pressure home plumbing system, but for utility storage at high pressure this may be a larger issue if steel pressure vessels are currently used and thus impacted over time.  Also using mains gas for liquefaction of natural gas would be impacted if the percentage of hydrogen were much higher. Hydrogen would not liquefy in most liquefaction units because of its much lower boiling point.  I am not sure what concentration would cause issues for existing units where the vapor fractions that would not condense would be too large.  In the energy to methane scheme, these issues would be avoided altogether, but you need a ready source of concentrated carbon dioxide to make that work so there may be practical limits to its expansion unless we build out systems to recapture  and recycle the carbon dioxide from power plants when it is burned.
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