Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 30-10-2011, 17:04   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 34
Wind Generator Control Board Blown

I have an Air-X style wind generator stuck in wind-break mode.

Upon closer inspection, it appears that the controller board had a fried component (C8) (you can still see the smoked area in the attached photo).

I think this component was a surface mounted capacitor (just a guess). The component was removed in the photo.

The board is a RevE4.3. I was wondering if anyone had a circuit diagram for this board or happened to know what component goes at spot C8 and what the specifics for the component are?

Thanks in advance...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMGA0001.jpg
Views:	233
Size:	437.0 KB
ID:	33122  

anontrolus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-10-2011, 22:05   #2
Senior Cruiser
senormechanico's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2003
Boat: Dragonfly 1000 trimaran
Posts: 6,104
Re: Wind Generator Control Board Blown

If you could post a pic of the whole board, but as close as possible to give a bigger pic, I'll give it a shot.
(Retired electronic technician)

Memento,homo, quia pulvis es, et in pulverem reverteris.
senormechanico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-10-2011, 23:05   #3

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Tampa to New York
Boat: Morgan 33 OutIsland, Magic and 33' offshore scott design "Cutting Edge"
Posts: 1,594
Re: Wind Generator Control Board Blown

These boards have programmable chipsThat lose theyre programming quite easily and sw answer is to sell you a new board. Wrist/ chassis grounding must be used.Online there is a guy reverse engineering these boards(which change often). Will take some looking to find page.Look here or a simple answer to these frail boards.

Air-X Service Experience

Mines still spinning happily and making abundant power years after this retrofit
forsailbyowner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-10-2011, 23:24   #4
Registered User
bill good's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Brisbane Australia
Boat: sold
Posts: 722
Re: Wind Generator Control Board Blown

"Stuck in the wind-brake mode" Sort of indicates more than a blown cap!! It might be best to get a replacement board. I would be checking the diodes for a short as something other than a blown cap is shorting the windings. At least check there is no bridge where the cap was located.(tooth brush & metho to remove that blacken area before inspection). There has been a very high voltage across that cap. check Wind Generator: Air-X 400, 12 volt regulator circuit board troubleshooting.

This does seem to fit your description.

regards Bill
bill good is offline   Reply With Quote

generator, wind generator

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Route Planning with GRIB - Work in Progress PjotrC OpenCPN 208 27-08-2012 00:31
High Outpur Alternator vs Wind Generator Strygaldwir Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 90 15-10-2011 11:02
Cairns to Perth Part 1 Bartlettsrise Sailor Logs & Cruising Plans 1 10-09-2011 23:38
Wind Generator on Monohull Bow ? JonathanSail Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 13 02-08-2011 11:46
For Sale: Raymarine ST60 Wind System clsailor Classifieds Archive 0 30-06-2011 03:42

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 13:37.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.