Wind Catcher Specifications
This is an overview of the technical specification of Wind Catcher.
|Rated Power||600W @ 7.5 m/s|
|Single blade mass||0.2 kg|
|Turbine with anchors mass||10 kg|
|Wind speed (Operational Range)||2.5 - 15 m/s. Survival, 15 - 22 m/s|
|Rotational Speed (max)||170 RPM|
|Noise Levels||51dB @ 6 m with at 100 RPM (5 dB above background noise). Unofficial measurement.|
|Hub Height||4.0 m|
|Swept Area||9.42 m^2|
|Rotor Diameter||2.05 m|
|Anchors Holding Force||40 kg (minimum)|
|Number of Rotating Blades||3|
|Gear Ratio||1 to 20.5|
|Generator Nominel Torque||2.5 Nm|
|Weather Rating||Rain/snow proof. Electronics controller box not submersible. IP54 rated.|
|Full rated power temperature range||-10 to 30 deg C|
Wind catcher is build around the use of high performance composite rods manucatured in 2 meter sections. 2 meter is the longest length that can easily be shiped by regular mail. These sections are extremely tought and weather resistant. This has resulting in a 2 meter rotor radius and a tower height of 4 meters. Certainly much larger than any other portable wind turbine and larger than most small wind turbines that can be brought online and installed without a crane.
Electric Output Specifications
The onboard protection circuit will shut off in case you try to pull more than 16 A. The system battery is also protected by a 20A fuse. This feature is not intended to be used as a feature of regulation so please make sure that your system draws less than 20 A from Wind Catcher.
Wind Catcher comes with a MC4 Output port.