I know this thread is bit old but I'm looking for a little help with my Sunforce 600W wind generator
I bought it from West Marine
5 weeks ago. Installed it without any problems and had it working fine for 2 weeks. Then it stopped charging
the batteries. :-(
I had it off for a couple of days during light winds and then turned it on (or technically, the brake on the charge controller off) a little later I was trying to get weather
on the SSB
and noticed a cyclical whinning noise
coming over the SSB
. So I turned on the wind
gen brake, got the weather
, turned the brake off again and thought it was a bit strange for the interference
to be cycling up and down in pitch
. So I checked the ammeter for the wind gen output and it was cycling between 0 and 1 amp every second in around 12 to 15 knots of wind. Very strange. I was usually getting around 4 to 5 amps at least in that wind range. Checked the charge controller, no charging
light. Not good.
So as soon as we got to Nassau
I emailed the guys at sunforce (early last week) and so far, after a quick inital response, the going has been very slow with them.
I've physically checked all the electrical
connections EXCEPT the 3 connections in the tower from the gen output wires to the wire run into the charge controller. However I have checked the voltage output from those three wires and all are producing voltage, hence the conclusion that those connections are also sound.
So far the only answer that presents itself is a problem with the charge control box
Has anyone any similar experience? Or any thoughts on a solution? Paying a fair whack for a wind gen to have it fail after 2 weeks is somewhat frustrating!!!!
Any help would be much appreciated!