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ALEKO WGV15 10W 15W Max Vertical Wind Generator Wind Turbine

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Product Description

This is high quality product. This product is easy to install and easy to use. This product is manufactured in China.

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Technical Details

Part Number WGV
Item Weight 5.8 pounds
Product Dimensions 5 x 13 x 13 inches
Item model number WGV15
Power Source battery-powered
Wattage 15 watts
Item Package Quantity 1
Included Components wind turbine generator
Batteries Required? No

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ASIN B0198FAUQG
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2.3 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews

2.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #366,920 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#707 in Patio, Lawn & Garden > Generators & Portable Power > Solar & Wind Power > Solar Panels
Shipping Weight 5.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First Available May 30, 2010

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By Philip G. Jones on April 6, 2012
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I purchased this wind turbine because I like the longevity and stability of the VAWT design and because I was looking for a small device that could power small battery packs for use in extended camping.
The product came securely packed in foam with no damage to any of the parts. As I removed the parts from the packaging I immediately realized that the list price of this product should probably have been no more than $40.00.
The generator assembly and the pillar are quite heavy and appear to be made of cast iron. They are much larger and heavier than a 50W generator I already have. The entire device weights 72 oz (4.5 lbs). The pillar alone weights 19 oz with the generator taking up most of the rest of the weight. The generator assembly spins very smoothly. When the pillar is connected to the generator the axis extending up from the generator is not vertical. It appears that the pipe comprising the pillar was cut at an angle before the top plate was welded into position. This creates mounting problems.
The blades appear to be made of cast aluminum and are airfoil shaped. One of the blades was flattened in the middle as if a large weight had stamped it. Each blade has two rivets that are used to hold it in place on the horizontal flanges. Unfortunately, the rivets are not uniformly placed. Some are higher or lower than others. This means that when the device is assembled the flanges cannot be perfectly horizontal. The blades are strong and should last a long time.
The weakness of the entire system are the horizontal flanges that connect the blades to the generator axis. They appear to be of very thin stamped aluminum. When you pick them up by the center the outer edges droop. They should have been made thicker.
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Dear GudCraft
This vertical wind turbine was shipped with no instructions for Assembly if a person was not mechanically inclined they would be lost! I put it together. I would like you to send me a schematic diagram of the generator and the regulator circuit so that I can understand this item- like how do you stop it if the winds are excessive so it does not destroy itself horizontal turbines come with that feature. Also the quality of this item is not worth $189.00 I feel like I really got ripped off, and I would not order anything else from your company period.
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kenehrke@gmail.com
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It comes unassembled, and no instructions. See that DVD on "what's in the box"? It's not in the box. I went to the Gudcraft website, and the tech forum guy e-mailed me a PDF on how to put it together. OK, so I put it together, now what? There are 2 PC boards hanging by wires, what are they? How do you hook it up to a battery? Hello! I called them in Washington, and although the woman who answered the phone tried to be helpful, I was on hold for so long, I eventually got disconnected. But she did tell me there was no DVD, they sent a paper manual. Yes, but the paper manual that I was emailed only tells you how to put the blades on.... I'm still hopeful that I will get this on my travel trailer, and add wind power to my solar, and I'm hoping, it will indeed charge a car battery like I was told by tech support. But this lack of instructions is just plain stupid, and I hope this wind generator performs better than the good folks at GudCraft.
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This vertical turbine wind generator came with no instructions or paperwork whatsoever - nothing about assembly or the electronics needed to connect it. After calling the manufacturer and then downloading assembly instructions (still nothing on the circuit needs) it never turned even one revolution when set up in a windy location. Unless you live on the shore or in some other VERY windy place, I don't recommend this unit to anyone. I returned it as a defective design.
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This item will charge a battery. The wind foils seem like they would be most efficient while turning but it takes a good solid wind to get it going which is normal.

However, it's specs are wrong if not a lie.

The stat says:
"Maximum Output Current: 2.15amps"

And the description says:
"You can connect this unit to any 12vdc battery directly to charge it"

It has a 7812 voltage regulator which some can do 2.2A, but I looked up the specs for the exact one and it's a cheap Chinese voltage regulator rated for 1A (i.e. not the 2.2 on the description). However, I don't think it's relevant, you'd do well to get 1A.

Second issue is the charging a 12V battery part. The healthiest of lead acid batteries will read 13.1V at rest and again and takes 14.4V charging, this voltage regulator is only rated at 12.6V. Thus, you'll have an half empty battery if this is your only charging method.

It does achieve 12V with a good wind, so it does work. I'm highly dubious about a 9mph wind as stated; 44mph, it will definitely be at 12V maybe by 15-20mph, it would hit working voltages. No big surprises here.

The upside is it's not too expensive and I've hooked it up to an oscilloscope and it does have a clean three phase signal and I've built a circuit to amplify the signals to a higher voltage and run it through a 15V voltage regulator connected to a cheap charger to limit the voltage to 14.4V (or a 14.4V cutout can be inserted) so I can get a trickle charge with a slightest of turn. Thus, it's something you might chose to play with but be aware that this is not a serious power supply option.
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