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Old 30-11-2008, 20:23   #1
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Load Divert / Charge Divert?

Did a search of "Load Divert" and "Charge Divert" and came up with nothing on our board. Seams you need to do this if you are going to have a Wind Generator. Seams most loads that the diverters go to are simple heating elements.
So my questions.
Could you hookup a Capacitor to be the load and store the energy?
Could you hookup a relay that would be initialized the same time as the Load Divert would otherwise be and just shut off the Wind Gen?
Why can't Wind Gen's have Alternator Field Disconnects?

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Or is there an elegant way to start your water maker when the batteries are full and the Wind Gen is still putting our?
Might get complicated. You could need a program based on run cycle of the water maker and also a secondary load if for some reason water could not be made.

Any thoughts on how to get the best use of excess power?

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the air x simply shuts down at fourteen volts, I have mine set up so when fourteen volts is reached the diversion regulator sends power to a heating element in the water heater. we live mostly on the hook and i generally dont make much extra power. Most of the time I just turn up the fridge or start the inverter and charge the laptop or find some other way to use the extra power other than heating water. I have ten solar panels along with the wind generator charging nine batteries, one start and eight house. So even if Im getting twenty amps its still little more than a trickle when put into so many batteries.
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the air x simply shuts down at fourteen volts, I have mine set up so when fourteen volts is reached the diversion regulator sends power to a heating element in the water heater. we live mostly on the hook and i generally dont make much extra power. Most of the time I just turn up the fridge or start the inverter and charge the laptop or find some other way to use the extra power other than heating water. I have ten solar panels along with the wind generator charging nine batteries, one start and eight house. So even if Im getting twenty amps its still little more than a trickle when put into so many batteries.
Turn up (or down depending how you look at it) the fridge.
That's a good one.
Now, once again a program with parameters would be great.

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Did a search of "Load Divert" and "Charge Divert" and came up with nothing on our board...
Goto:
force 10 water heater
Where I link to: http://www.xantrex.com/web/id/339/docserve.aspx
and more ...
and also:
Areogen 6 Wind generator input
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