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Old 09-10-2016, 03:51   #16
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Re: Rutland 1200 wind gen

I thought the D400 was the GOLD standard of wind generators. I have a Silent Wind generator which does perform ok, but it does have an associated "growl" noise. I'm envious of the guy two slips away who has the D400 on his boat as it runs very quietly.
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Re: Rutland 1200 wind gen

I was after a1200 until I learned Rutland haven't a charger yet configured for
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Re: Rutland 1200 wind gen

Not a 1200, but I had a Rutland 914i for a couple of years. It produced no - zero - usable power despite using in very windy latitudes. It would not even keep up with self discharge rate of my battery bank. Sold it on eBay.

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Re: Rutland 1200 wind gen

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I was after a1200 until I learned Rutland haven't a charger yet configured for
LiFePO4.
I spent quite a bit with tech support on this exact issue. They were helpful but advised to wait until they have a perfect charge profile worked out. I strongly suggested they sort out a way for the consumer to set up they own charge parameters like most other controllers.
Time will tell.
For now they are off my list with silent wind now at the top.
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Re: Rutland 1200 wind gen

So we had a ton of work to do on the boat, and mounting the wind was low on the list. We were finally getting close to ready in September and had Hurricane Hermine come through, so we waited. Then we spun a bearing on one of our engines. Then we had Hurricane Matthew.
Finally got the mast down and the wind mounted, only to have 20+ knot winds come steady for days. So, it is now up and running! It's mounted on the top of a 5 meter (16 foot) pole, along with a radar.
1 hour update: It is quiet. I mean, really quiet. There is no vibration at all. There is a slight hum coming from it, but it's not loud. It sounds like a small electric motor running. You can only hear this if you are less than a meter from the pole, or in the room directly below the mounting point. We don't think it's going to be annoying in the room below, but time will tell.
I'll post another update in a few days.
In the mean time, you'll be able to see some photos of it on our website at Home.
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Re: Rutland 1200 wind gen

Update/correction. You can NOT hear the hum outside unless you put your ear to the mast or on the deck. You can hear it a little in the cabin directly below the mast but is not as loud as the fans on the PS4 in that room.
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Re: Rutland 1200 wind gen

Hi Dave
that sounds very promising. CinC Home is worried about noise as our cabin is almost but not directly below the mounting point, which also happens to be on an arch. So if it is as quiet as yours seems to be, I reckon the noise will be dispersed through the arch; hopefully it will not be attenuated! From your home page it also seems to generate a good amount of power, so all round it looks like an excellent proposition. Thanks also for the tip on the wifi booster.
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Re: Rutland 1200 wind gen

Interesting.

I bought a 1200 after a long debating buying a 1200 or a silent wind. The price was about the same. It is sitting in Langkawi waiting for me to pick it up .

I picked the 1200 for a couple of reasons.

1) a vendor with a good reputation who sells both when asked what he would put on his boat said the 1200

2) the charts appear that the 1200 produces a bit more power , earlier.

3) claims to be a little quieter

4) I liked the controller and the option for the remote head instead of having to use a smart phone or tablet to with the SW

5) replacement blades are a much cheaper for the 1200 and you can buy 1 instead of a set.


I am heading to high latt/ windy places so buying a new wind gen made sense. . Ill post comments once i have it up and running

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Re: Rutland 1200 wind gen

Any news or more input regarding the 1200?


I am in the market for a windgen myself.

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Re: Rutland 1200 wind gen

Any new word on the rutland 1200 wind generator? How reliable has it been, what kind of noise, has anyone used the emarine anti-vibration adapter, Is it making the rated power, Is the regulator tappering off voltage and charge rate too soon for anyone?
Thanks for looking and answering...
(We are in a Farrier R36/F39 Trimaran headed offshore this september on a world cruise. Considering purchase of the Rutland 1200)
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Re: Rutland 1200 wind gen

I have had one in operation for 2 Months now and love it, it pretty much does exactly as the specs state and it is quiet, when the wind gets up over 20kts we can here a slight hum but not annoying at all. Just sat through TS Bret with it and after 12 hours of 30kts wind I thought I had better turn it off as the controller was getting very hot but still working perfectly.
The unit itself does look a bit plasticy and cheap but i dont mind that as its very light weight for the pwer output. i am even considering installing a 2nd one.
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