I have an Eclectic Energy D400 Wind Generator
setup together with an Morningstar TS-45. I used the load that came with the generator
, only changed out the regulator
I am changing to Lifepo4
and want to have more control over the chargers on the boat, and the Morningstar can be setup with custom settings just the way i want to. I also have an Morningstar MPPT
60 for my 654W of solar panels
. (The MPPT`s do NOT have dump mode, so stick to TS-45 or TS-60 for wind
You connect the DC from the wind generator directly to your battery
Then the TS-45 goes between the battery
and your dump load.
When the battery reaches the desired voltage the Morningstar starts to dump the excess power in to the dump load.
So you are right, if you buy the display you can only see the power going in to the dump load after the battery is full. But i still recommend having the display so you can see what is going on. Even better, get the remote
You can setup an simple ampere or battery monitor
between the generator and the battery so you also can see how much the wind generator is producing.
You can also add an switch between the wind generator and battery to shorten the wind generator to ground to stop it from spinning. Some generators can use this as an "parking" setting.. and some (like the D400) recommend only to use this temporary if you need to stop it, in order to easily to tie it down. Some generators may not take this at all, so check what is recommended for your generator.
setup this actually has some benefits as it will dump exess power in to the dump load.. even if the generator or any of the other chargers are trying to overcharge your battery.
I also have an BMS that will cut of the power all together if the voltage keeps increasing.