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Pony

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HYE turbine and xantrex
« on: January 27, 2015, 09:53:20 PM »
Hi Guys
Hope all well. I have owned a few HYE Turbines for the past few years now. They are pretty good and not that bad at all. Please note that windmax is not HYE. They only sell a few of their products and have tainted the HYE name by selling their own products along side them.

The Turbine is great however the Wind and Solar Hybrid controller that comes with it is not so great at all. I was looking into using a Xantrex C60 or something smaller. My Issue is that the HYE turbine requires electromagnetic braking for RPM regulation. Max 800rpm for safety.
How would I implement this with the Xantrex? I don't have the pennies for a midnite.
Any ideas would be great.

Thanks Guys
JB

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Re: HYE turbine and xantrex
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2017, 05:46:53 PM »
Hey Pony, have a 1.5kw HYE myself and it's been great as well, but agree re the controllers, they are fault prone.

Mine is a 2kw unit - large yellow box (500x500mm) with dual fans on the left, slotted vents on the right.  These controllers are made by a third party and HYE just pass all support issues on to them so it takes a while to get a result.

The first issue I had was the display failed after a month in service, but the main issue I had was the controller would brake the turbine even when in NORMAL mode, this was caused by one or two of the three Mosfets at the left of the controller that switch in the dump load failing shorted.



They are the three under the silver bar at the top of this picture

Crystal from HYE sent a replacement card (takes around an hour to swap out) but that failed after about 3 months

So I took matters into my own hands and replaced the Mosfets with some from Radio Spares and wow what a difference, firstly I swear I am getting a lot more power now, especially in low winds and best of all haven't had a fault (touch wood) in months.

The odd thing is that the old Mosfets show a manufacturers mark of IOR - (international regulator I think) but they looked like knockoffs compared to the ones I sourced from Radio Spares,



The build quality looked different, even the laser engraving & markings looked different - so I reckon the controller manufacturer is knowingly or otherwise using counterfeit parts and this was the root of my particular problem.

Anyway, keen to hear if you got your controller issue sorted and if your problem was like mine and you need a hand fixing the Mosfets let me know as I'm getting pretty good at it now :)

If you found a good replacement also keen to hear what that was.
Fully off grid thanks to 2.1kw of Jinko panels into 6KW of Outback FP2 and 1.5kw Wind Turbine on 8m tower all into 390AH of Synergy AGM batteries with a MATE3 HMI