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Old 16-01-2014, 15:20   #1
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SilentWind Gens Spec Update

Update;
SilentWind gens now come with a new controller, the Hybrid 1000. It ups the max power of the Solar Panel connection to 550w or 40a. Also updated is the startup speed, further reduced to under 5 knots!

Remember that the controller for these units incorporates an ammeter and voltmeter, individually readable for Solar and Wind generation, and a circuit breaker is provided. These are extras on other brands..

These are the best Wind Gens available IMO, High power output, low noise, low startup speed, and include a regulator for your solar panels.

Our is now updated with the new specs HERE
Youtube video of the generator working You'll note how quiet it is!

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Old 17-01-2014, 16:30   #2
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Re: SilentWind Gens Spec Update

Damn ... I bought our SilentWind about 1.5 years ago. The controller we have maxes out at 180 watts of solar I think, which is OK for now, but I have been planning to install more panels, so was looking at a separate controller.

Can we swap out the new controller in place of our old one? We have a 12v 400 watt generator. Do you sell just the controllers?

BTW, I love the generator. Produces power as advertised, and while not completely silent, is pretty darn quiet. No complaints from me, or from anyone who we have shared an anchorage with.
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Old 17-01-2014, 19:05   #3
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Re: SilentWind Gens Spec Update

Hi Mike, I can't see why not, but I'll just check with SilentWind and get back to you. Yep, we sell all the parts etc, so no prob there.
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Re: SilentWind Gens Spec Update

Where is the wind unit made?
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Hello?....hmmm.
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Re: SilentWind Gens Spec Update

Sorry about the delay. Made in Portugal, Portuguese company with German Management.

I'm waiting for a response from them re MPPT...

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Re: SilentWind Gens Spec Update

Here is SilientWind's response;

The new model (Hybrid 1000) presents some new features:

• Modified electronic braking system with Pulse Wide Modulation new feature
• Increased solar power capacity (up to 600W/40A) instead of 10A
• Increased wind power capacity (up to 600W/40A) instead of 30A
• Possibility of disconnecting batteries while operating new feature
• User output with 15A instead of 10A

We are developing a MPPT controller but it will take time to reach the market.

So , as we thought, Not MPPT yet...
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Re: SilentWind Gens Spec Update

Am I able to swap out the new controller in place of their old one? I have their wind generator, and like it very much. I have 100 watts of solar installed, but will likely be expanding that this season. Would be nice to have the added capacity while still sticking with the one controller.

If you can do this Matt, can you PM me on the price for just the new controller.
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Re: SilentWind Gens Spec Update

Hi Mike, yes, the controller is a straight swap. Sent you a PM
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