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Old 05-10-2011, 16:23   #1
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Windbugger Wind Generator

Just recently installed a windbugger wind gen. and I have a couple of questions for anyone who has used one. Do these generators need a higher wind speed to generate amps? It seems this one doesn't really generate till 15+ wind speeds. The amp gauge is at .75 amps with the blades turning at a fairly good pace. When a wind gust hits the amps will rise quickly, just wondering if this is "normal" for this make. Thanks
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Re: Windbugger wind generator

You need good wiring, no friction in the wind generator, good batteries, etc.
The current will climb rapidly once the voltage rises above the battery voltage.
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Re: Windbugger wind generator

The Windbugger puts out 4 amps at 10 knots. And it goes up from there. I still have my manual but it's on the boat. A good wind generator but requires a fair amount of maintenance. Bugger Bob's successor still has a shop in Dania, think he moved there from Ft. Lauderdale, but he doesn't make new ones. Just spares and a bit of repair work.
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Re: Windbugger wind generator

A fair bit of maintance is probably an understatement. I had 2 and spent lots on parts, price per amp hr very unreasonable.
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Re: Windbugger Wind Generator

Thanks for your reply, I was just wondering if under 15 knot winds the generator does not producing much. It seems to need a lot of wind speed. Who much do you find it makes in 15 -20 knot winds?
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