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Old 30-01-2017, 09:09   #1
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Air X wind generator service

I have an old Air X wind generator that doesn't put out any more after hurricane Matthew. Anyone know of where I may be able to send it for service/rebuild. In north east Florida. Thanks.
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Old 30-01-2017, 09:32   #2
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Call airx--- they are under primuswindpower.com in Colorado. They have been very helpful the times I have reached out to them regarding my old airx.
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This happened to an old Air-X I inherited and used for a few years. My electrician friend determined the built in controller had died/fried. It could probably have been replaced, but I took the opportunity to chuck this noisy generator and buy a new, much quieter one (Silentwind).
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Re: Air X wind generator service

Another option is to replace the controller with a simple bridge rectifier. The process was covered in a lengthy thread here on CF some years ago. You loose the automatic shutdown and voltage limiting, but gain some output and reliability. It isn't hard to monitor battery voltage and shut the turbine down (by simply shorting out the output) when (if) the batteries become full.

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E marine in Fort Lauderdale. Air X sales and service.
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Old 31-01-2017, 08:52   #6
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e Marine Systems, located in Fort Lauderdale, is a factory authorized repair facility for the Air products www.emarinesystems.com
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Re: Air X wind generator service

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Another option is to replace the controller with a simple bridge rectifier.
The feature that made the Air X so much better than other wind generators at the time of its introduction is its ability to automatically switch between 1, 2, or 3 windings to match the load to the available force. Or it may have been that the 3 windings were of different size - they were very secretive about the exact design. In any event putting in a traditional rectifier would result in loss of efficiency in light winds. OTOH it would certainly be more reliable and repairable, and probably wouldn't matter in the trades.

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Thank you all for the information. Now the quandary of buy new or fix old?
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