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Old 16-02-2012, 05:42   #1
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Wiring an Air Breeze Wind Gen

Purchased a new Air Breeze and will be wiring it this weekend. There are three wires from the generator, green, red, and black. Three questions:
First: The green goes to the ground, where do I attach this? An engine mount? Any other alternatives?
Second: I have a 12 Volt system. 4 house batteries (all 6V, 2 sets of 6 in series then these 2 in parallel) and 2 engine (12V) in parallel. Attach the red, to the positive terminal of one set of parallel batteries of the house, then the black to the negative terminal of the other set of house batteries in parallel?
Third: Will this set up charge the engine batteries also?
Thanks, dave
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Old 17-02-2012, 14:33   #2
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Re: Wiring an Air Breeze Wind Gen

From other sources I am told that this is correct. The green wire is OK to attach to an engine terminal, or a thru hull. A few boats here don't attach it at all. Most other wind gens only have the two wires, red and blk.

Interesting that with this electrical connection on the batteries, it was suggested to have a set of jumper cables on board. If the batteries are all left on and drained, it would take a very long time to charge both the house and engine. An option is to charge the house and use the jumper cables to start the engine, or disconntect the house and tie directly to the engine or use the cables.
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Re: Wiring an Air Breeze Wind Gen

I would connect the green wire to the 12 volt negative bus, which is connected to both the engine and the batteries negative post. In other words the same place as the black wire.

I would not use a through hull which may not be bonded.
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