Hey good to see someone is getting something from these units! I am curious though and being in the very state they are named after. Would it be possible for you to post a picture or two? plus any info on your setup you'd like to add.:-)
Missouri General atop 10metre pole clear to wind from West and North... solar panels facing north, also those just visible behind trees have clear view of almost overhead sun.
nice and clean looking - all those blades
Midnite Classic 150 and relay/dump load resistors for General. I got this 150 for the hy1000 but it smelt like burnt toast when I took it down, I think it may have been zapped in a winter electrical storm. A neighbour told me that
it looked like sparks shooting out of it one stormy night. Its off to be repaired but is probably a write off... so I wanted something low cost to play with until my 10 footer flies
The resistors are 300w types, one connected to each AC phase from turbine and then to Crydom 3 phase relay that shorts phases via resistors. AUX2 WasteNot from Classic controls the relay.
The general hardly produces enough Amps to need this type of clipper. When the solar via another 150 fills the
bank then this 150 enables the relay. I have seen it work nice and the general warms the resistors.
But its all really in prepation for the 10 footer flying.
I have also replaced the direct link from AUX2 to the Crydom with a logic board that uses the AUX2 Clipper control with an overvoltage detector circuit using an lm397 comparator. This logic board also detects dead 150 using the presence of the 9v in one of the telco connectors in the 150... All to prevent a free flying turbine
Off grid since 2000 in Auckland New Zealand, 2.4kw solar, hy1000 turbine, Missouri General turbine, 3 Classics 150/150/250, 1150Ah Century battery 24v, Trace 3024E, SEA 3KW, 600watt water element dump load.
ongoing projects: near complete Otherpower 10foot turbine, change to AC water heating 2Kw, install more panels