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Old 23-02-2013, 16:30   #1
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Need Help Identifying This Wind Generator

This wind gen is incredibly quiet.
The boat is stern in at a dock.

Anyone know the make of the generator?
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Old 24-02-2013, 19:45   #2
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Re: Need Help Identifying This Wind Generator

Hi - We don't have a boat yet but found these while doing our homework. Those are Aerogen 6 Wind Generators.
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It's a Rutland 913 ... Newer model is the 914i
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Yes, a Rutland. Very quick but also very little output...
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Re: Need Help Identifying This Wind Generator

Rutland 913.
Thanks.
So far I found its a 250 watter and I have found some negative reviews online.
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Re: Need Help Identifying This Wind Generator

Don't get the 913. I took one across the Pacific some years back and absolutely loved everything about it . . . . . . . except for the output. Most days I got exactly half the manufacturer's claimed amps. 9 amps was my max as I battled through 20 ft waves with 1 reef and a staysail. Such a shame because the claims about low noise are quite true.

Maybe the new 914 model is better ? ? ?
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I'm afraid better also means much more expensive. The D400 and Superwind are King & Queen of the windgens, the rest is well behind but I would look at Kiss and Aerogen if my budget forced me to look at cheaper models than the top units.
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Re: Need Help Identifying This Wind Generator

Did they fix these problems with the new 914 model?
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Did they fix these problems with the new 914 model?
There are no problems with the Rutland's. They are just low power, incl. the 914.
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There are no problems with the Rutland's. They are just low power, incl. the 914.

I believe Rutlands are 250 watts.

So what is average in power? 500 watts?
What is a typical common output?
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I believe Rutlands are 250 watts.

So what is average in power? 500 watts?
What is a typical common output?
I already mentioned the best windgens available, just check out their specs, Google is your friend
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I already mentioned the best windgens available, just check out their specs, Google is your friend
Sorry, I missed that post.
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Sorry, I missed that post.
No problem at all, hope you find the model you're looking for.

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