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Old 03-12-2013, 04:02   #1
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Aerogen 6 wind generator

Hi, is any one able to show me a photo of the wiring in the back cover of this generator. I pulled mine apart to replace the main bearings and discovered a loose wire in the back of it that I can't see we're it goes. There are 3 yellow wires that come off the coil of wire, 2 of them have plugs that attach to the panel on the rear cover but the other one has just a bear end hanging loose. I am not sure if it was working or not with this loose wire. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Old 03-12-2013, 04:25   #2

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Re: Aerogen 6 wind generator

looks to me like there is a big unused terminal there.
can you not find a manual for this unit?

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Re: Aerogen 6 wind generator

I found this link. Might help (??).
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Re: Aerogen 6 wind generator

Here's hoping you get some competent advice.

I have one of these but am loath to pull the back off. Besides I won't be to the boat for some weeks now.

That said, if by " bare" you mean that there is a bit of copper showing, like 8 or so mm, then my guess is that it was once in a compression fitting but pulled out.

Carefully look at the other connections to see if there is some evidence of this.

To my mind a alternator or generator should have two wires. But perhaps you have two coil wires and a separate ground wire?

I have had the little plate off just under where you are. That is the connection to the slip rings. I have a fairly beefy regulator inside the boat that dumps excess energy into a resistor bank. So I'm not sure if you are getting AC or DC out of this thing.

EDIT....KJAMES. thanks for that dwg, going in my library!!!

go to pg 7, that yellow wire goes on the unused terminal. That must have diodes built into it, the blue things are the capacitors.
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