Electric Output Specifications
Wind Catcher Ground station comes with your wind turbine, when you buy it from us.
Wind Catcher Ground Station is a programmable DC-DC converter with a super-capacitor bank available to smooth out the power delivery.
You can set parameter to suit you system:
|Voltage output range||12-36V|
|Current output range||0.5A - 20A|
|Battery technology support||Lead-acid, Li-ion|
|Power stations support||
With a portable power station / Solar generator
Our Ground station is unique. We can deliver power directly to the MPPT unit in most portable power stations. We can do this because of our unique solar-emulation algorithm combined with our super-capacitor bank for smooth power delivery.
We have charge control on lead-acid on Li-ion battery systems. So you can connect directly to your system and charge control and battery management is automatically done. Make sure to select the appropriate system in the ground station control app.
You can specify combinations of voltages and amperage, to maximise your energy output from Wind Catcher.
Lithium based battery system
For lithium based batteries a two stage algorithm is used with a precharge and bulk charge phase. Bulk charge is constant current and constant voltage limited. The charger can't sense the battery temperature - avoid charging if the battery temperature is below 32 f/0 C. Max charging voltage is 14.3V and the max current is user settable.
Lead based battery system
The converter uses a three stage charge algorithm with precharge, bulk and float to make sure that your battery is charged and maintained. Float voltage is 13.5V and absorption is 14.3V. This fits most batteries in a temperature range of 50F/10C to - 9F/33 deg C.
With other charge controllers & battery system
You might have other charge controllers connected to your battery system along side the converter in this case make sure that the maximum charge capability of your batteries isn't exceeded when both Wind Catcher and other chargers deliver full power.