|Item Weight||5.8 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||5 x 13 x 13 inches|
|Item model number||WGV15|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Included Components||wind turbine generator|
ALEKO WGV15 10W 15W Max Vertical Wind Generator Wind Turbine
|Price:||$239.81 & FREE Shipping. Details|
|You Save:||$37.27 (13%)|
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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.Read more ›
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
don't waste your time or money ..this thing is garbage . the blades are to small and a strong wind storm will not get this thing spinning ..and its poorly built ... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Support web is a little flimsy, generates power very well. Power cables are unsheathed and tiny wires. I am overall very happy with it.Published 5 months ago by Andrew C Rhodes
It takes a lot more wind then the description says.Definitely not worth the money. I would like to find a better blade system . Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Not all your fault but were i installed it it does not get alot of wind. I thought it might work a little. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Scott
This item is not worth the amount it is being sold for. you need a semi gale force to get 12v out of it. Read morePublished 16 months ago by W Nelson
I don't have enough steady wind for this product. I only get about 2 ma with 10 mph windsPublished on August 7, 2014 by trace heim
The 15 Watts turbine was hard to move with small wind. When it finally moved was producing 3.4-5.7 v dc. We compared with a 15 watts solar panel from harbor freight ($64. Read morePublished on March 14, 2014 by Antonio Alvarez
Generator would not put out the stated power rating it the specified wind. I would not purchase this product again.Published on February 12, 2014 by Charles Allen Frazier