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Old 02-02-2011, 20:19   #46
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Ad please stop using the word 'noise'.
Honestly, when you insisted on "roar" rather than "noise," I assumed you were going hyperbolic again.
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Barnakiel-

I guess you didn't read a post I made earlier in this thread. The X does have a higher output at 28 mph wind speed, but how useful is that? The Breeze is optimized for the more common lower wind speeds, and should handily outperform the X at, say, 10 mph. For most cruisers the Breeze is going to produce more electricity. Unfortunately, although the manufacturer has the power/speed curve for the X they don't provide the data for the Breeze on the web site (at least I couldn't find it on the too slick web site).
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Old 03-02-2011, 17:54   #48
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I guess you didn't read (...)

Unfortunately, although the manufacturer has the power/speed curve for the X they don't provide the data for the Breeze on the web site (...)
How do you name in English a person who has something but will not share? A tightass, I think. ;-)

No such asstightness at Plastimo nor at D400 though.

Both powerfull and SILENT units.

Alas - heavier and way more expensive.

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It's called an "Eliminator" by Ample Power. I don't know if they still sell them since we bought ours about 12 years ago, but I did find this link just now:

www.amplepower.com/products/elim/index.html

The device doesn't have large charging current capability but that has never proven to be a problem for us. The idea is to not connect your engine bank to anything other than the starter and the Eliminator. You connect all your charge sources and all other loads to the house bank.

A nice thing it also allows you to do is use different battery types for start vs. house and since it is a dedicated charger it won't over/under charge the engine battery based on voltage sense on the house bank.

When we wired ours we actually did put in an emergency parallel switch between the banks with the thought that if the device failed and/or the engine batt was dead we could always connect the two banks manually. But we've never had to do that.
I am on a cat and using a combiner for the alternators and an Ample Power reg. Off the regulator there is a driver for a relay which goes to the two cranking bat. Relay cuts in just to charge the cranking bat. Works just fine so far. Now I need some decent alternators.
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I am thinking that a post at one side of the transom and offset may be the only way.
Another consideration is to put the wind generator in an area with stable airflow.

i.e. out of the influence of anything like a covered sail on a boom.
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