SilentWind generators are a poor copy of SuperWind 350s. I have examined both units and the workmanship of the Superwind is far superior to any small wind generator
on the market. SuperWinds have the highest output. 27 amps at 12v or 350 watts.
Wanna talk about "quiet". When first installed in 2009, I knew that the SuperWinds were the quietest wind generators on the market. A few years later, when one of my "helpful" crew put an oar against the spinning blades, I had to replace all three blades as they are matched in weight. The new blades had a small row of "bumps" added to the front side of the blades and that made the SuperWind even quieter. In fact, it is so quiet that when it is running and I am in the cabin
, I have to actually look at the unit to see if it is spinning.
The SuperWind used to give a low "whoosh" when I had the boat "in the groove", with the new blades, I don't hear anything.
SuperWinds are the most powerful units in the market, there are no plastic parts
except for the blades. Any aluminum parts
When my crew broke a blade, I called the manufacturer and they expressed a new set of blades that were in my hands the following day.
After five years of heavy use in the summer, I haven't had a single
problem. Their voltage regulator
and the ability to shunt extra output to two large resistors prevents the SuperWind from overcharging.
Not that I have experienced this, but when the wind really pipes up, the blades feather, so there is no need to stop the unit from running or fix the blades. When not in use, there is an electric
brake that prevents the blades from spinning quickly.
Great product, great service
and no, I don't work for SuperWind, I am just a delighted customer.