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Old 29-08-2010, 12:00   #31
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a friend of mine had an air-x with warantee--it started to be very noisy while still under warantee-within 3 months of purchase . he sent it back and they sent him brand newly rebuilt with new bearings for no charge--the thing was sooo quiet after that-was wonderful!!
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Old 29-08-2010, 12:20   #32
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I took one apart to replace the bearings and could not get it back together. I sent it back to southwest and they fixed it right up and sent it back to me no charge. Really good people at that company.

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Any way the slip rings are a terrible mess the Positive one in the middle has a deep grove in it the Neutral is less groved but the whole unit is full of carbon dust.
What do the carbon bushes look like ? 3 of them /on for each slip ring (the lower one is a pencil type). This might be the real problem.
Did you cut the wires to remove the sliprings completely ? ( Just wondering)
New slip rings ? The difficult part would be pressing the electrical wires into the new slip rings. You could probably buy thses made up from Southwest Power.

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The earth brush and slip ring look fine but the other two are a mess, no I have not cut any wires yet I was hoping not to have to. I removed the bolt through the slip rings and drew the wires out throw the Yaw
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Yeh, I only asked about cutting the wires because on mine they were pressed onto a plug at the other end which I didn't want to cut. So I couldn't remove the sliprings without punching the whole bearing out.

If you have that much damage to the sliprings then something has worn/or misaligned badly to cause the grooves. Brushholders ? Bearings ?

Replacing the sliprings might fix the symptom and not the cause.
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Hi I eventually sent my Air X back to the agents in Germany, fortunatly it was just in warranty so they have rebuilt it and it has been returned to the marina in Jersey UK but I will not be back there until next saturday so am looking forward to installing it again and see if it really works again. I have managed to get some round rubber mounts with 6mm femail threads in each end they are Ideal for my mounting base so hope this will reduce some noise, I have also rerad that it helps to put wires in a conduit in the pole and fill it with builders foam so I shall be trying that too.
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Re: Air X Wind Generator - Yaw Bearing

Hope you got it out.
For what its worth I ran a machine shop for 30 years and I just cut an old bearing out if I can not drive or press it out.
I am in the process of changing my bearing. I think it got clogged up with salt water. I am thinking about popping the lower seal out so I can clean it with fresh water. That's what I do with my roller furl. Any ideas?
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Re: Air X Wind Generator - Yaw Bearing

My air x 4000 wind generator bottoms out at around 15 knots of wind. It hits a nice velocity and then stalls as if it's grinding to a halt. Feels that the bearings may be shot. Any troubleshooting advice? Diy and parts advice?
Also we are looking for a good solar and wind management and. Monitoring system.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Clayton.
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