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Old 02-04-2008, 12:17   #1
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Ground for wind gen

Hi,
I have a question regarding grounding a wind generator what would be a good source for grounding?
Should I just take the ground and negative tie them together the (neg. battery post) or run to the engine block?
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Old 02-04-2008, 13:43   #2
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Your ground wire should be connected to your main ground bus bar if you have one. If your boat is large enough to have a wind generator it should also have a ground bus bar somewhere. You can also connect to anything else that is connected to ground but the busbar is the best location.
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What "ground" are we talking about. Is this the DC ground or are you grounding the generator to the boats bonding system?
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hooking up a wind gen. 3 wires 1 Pos. 1 neg. 1 ground.
I called the southwest air x tech. support he basically told me I could join the neg. and ground together and hook up to neg. post of battery and the other was to engine block, but advise with someone with marine elect. experience.
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Old 02-04-2008, 16:10   #5
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I tied mine into the dyna plate , if I did not have the plate I would attach the Green wire to the engine block.
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Thank you all for the input.
I think I got enough to do the job with sinking it or starting a fire.
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i am curious as to how your positive wire from the w/generator into the battery bank is set up -- will the wind gen charge one battery or more ? are you feeding the wind generator positive output thru a voltage regulating system such as the VSR or 'PathWay' into your battery ? or are you manually controlling the input voltage to your batteries ?
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My Air X has a built in regulator that takes care of everything. You just run the red wire to the positive terminal Black to the Negative and Green to ships ground. I did install the optional stop switch and amp gauge. It is a very nice setup.
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Hi Mitch
I have 4 6volts batteries so going directly pos. on the first battery and neg. on the last battery and yes going directly to the batteries Air x as a built in regulator.
Hope that answers your question.
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How is your Air-x on power and quiet enough to be on center cockpit?
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I installed it late last season so I don't have much experience with it yet. But from what I can tell so far the sound is not going to bother me very much.
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Ok Guy's.
But I do have a small boat, only 26ft and am powered by an outboard. So where the hell do I attach the ground wire. (Will be getting one in September, wind gen that is)

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Jackstee,

You must have a battery on this boat if you are putting on a wind generator. Contect the ground to the ground (Neg) terminal of your battery.
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