|Item Weight||14.5 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||27 x 44 x 44 inches|
|Item model number||44444|
|Discontinued by manufacturer||Yes|
|Manufacturer Part Number||44444|
Sunforce 44444 12-Volt 400-Watt Wind Generator
|Price:||$582.58 & FREE Shipping. Details|
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- A Lightweight Portable & Quiet Wind Generator
- Ready to use
- This product is manufactured in China
- Uses wind to generate power and run your appliances and electronics
- Constructed from lightweight, weatherproof cast aluminum
- Fully integrated regulator that automatically shuts down when the batteries are completely charged
- Maximum power up to 400 watts or 27 Amps
- Measure: 27 x 44 x 44 inches (LxWxH)
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Sunforce 400 Watt 12 Volt Land and Marine Wind Turbine
The Sunforce 44444 400 Watt Wind Generator uses wind to generate power and run your appliances and electronics, helping to produce electricity at cabins and worksites far from existing power lines. Constructed from lightweight, weatherproof cast aluminum, this generator charges 12-volt batteries for large power demands in both land and marine environments. With a maximum power up to 400 watts, this device features a fully integrated regulator that automatically shuts down when the batteries are completely charged.
Assembly is required, but this turbine installs easily and mounts to any sturdy pole.
How Does Wind Power Work?
Sunforce Wind Generators are primarily used to recharge all types of 12-Volt batteries, including lead-acid automotive batteries, deep-cycle (traction type) batteries, gel-cell batteries, and heavy-duty (stationary type) batteries. When using this wind generator to run appliances on a regular basis, the use of deep-cycle marine batteries is recommended. This type of battery is designed to withstand the frequent charge and discharge cycles associated with wind power use. Attempting to run the wind generator on an open circuit without a battery may cause damage to the generator or connected equipment.
An inverter (sold separately) can be added to a wind power system to convert 12 Volt DC power into 110 Volt AC power to run household applications.
- Great for cottages, 12V battery charging, remote power, back-up power & more!
- Lightweight cast aluminum body for added durability
- Completely weatherproof
- Fully powder-coated for marine applications
- Carbon fiber composite blades ensure low wind noise.
- Max power up to 400 Watts in ideal conditions
Easy DIY Installation
As local wind speed increases, so does the power output. Since this type of generator uses wind as 'fuel', it is important to choose an appropriate site for mounting the turbine. The ideal location for a wind generator is 20 feet above any surrounding object within a 250-foot radius. Wind speed increases with height above ground, so a taller mast can provide significant gains in energy production.
The Sunforce 30-feet Tower Kit (sold separately -Model 45455) is available for purchase on amazon.
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Top Customer Reviews
Naturally, you are only going to get close to the 400-watt maximum output with a steady 28 mph wind. But the unit won't "go up in smoke" at that point as some reviewer said -- all wind turbines have built in cut-out system that prevent them from going over their rated output and being damanged. C'mon, folks... the people who make these things are not dummies.
But it's true that there are not many places in the world where you get 28 mph winds blowing on a regular, continuous basis. The suggestion of other reviewers to figure on getting maybe a 15 mph average wind speed with output from the wind generator of 50 to 60 watts at 2 to 3 amps is a realistic evaluation of what most people can expect out this or any other small wind turbine on a fairly regular basis. On days when you've got more wind, you luck out and get more power is all.
That's why, for most people, the first alternative power choice is amorphous solar panels (they continue to work on cloudy days and with partial shade) because you can rely on the sun on a day to day basis more than you can on having a good steady wind consistently. The manual for this product states that the blades should start turning in a 7 mph wind, which is just a good breeze.Read more ›
8 6 volt deep cycle batteries powering my 2 bedroom
off grid home. we run 2 televisions dvd players and compact
flourescent lights for bedrooms and kitchen without
having to turn on our generator. We dont have a microwave,
and our refrigerator runs on propane. But after using our loud
generator for 2 months at $15.00 for gas on a daily basis, The machine
will pay for itself quickly, The noise is minimal.The sounds it makes reminds me of birds chirping. You could not use it to run vacum cleaners
washer dryers and things like that but if you need a little energy for
lighting and small appliances this wind generator is great.
Initially Southwest Windpower was coerced into sending us replacement parts. Later after much wrangling we did mange to have the company send us updated versions/replacement machines. Many, many hours of troubleshooting for them, pulling wires, dismantling our installation, re-installation...etc. We installed these and guess what : more overheating and failures. In one long distance telephone conversation with Jay Yaeger at Southwest Windpower I asked him if they did any wind tunnel testing to be certain these machines would stand up to hours and hours of use.Read more ›
That was fixed under warranty and lasted ... a month. Then, I bought one of these. It was installed temporarily for about 4 months, and then moved to replace the dead Air Breeze (failed yet again, 3rd time). It lasted a month, and it too, melted down inside. Yes, the same location, the same load, the same everything the original one made 3 years without major issue, has now been through 4 rebuilds in a year and a half. In fact, I have had no significant use ANY of the generators since the original Air Breeze conversion. They have either sent me parts, or replacement generators (takes up to 2 months to get warranty fixes) and every one of them has failed the first time any significant weather system has come through. The Sunforce branded model worked through 4 months in a semi-sheltered area, and weathered ONE storm. It was taken down, stored for 2 months, and reinstalled in the original location for my first Air-x, and it died when the first rainstorm came through, as it melted down and the insulation or whatever it is, is literally dripping out the bottom of the unit, which is still on the tower. I'm not taking it down until I figure out what to do with it.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The turbine is well made and appears to be a quality product. It can generate a lot of amps, in the corresponding high ambient wind. It can theoretically generate 28 A. Read morePublished 7 months ago by AMD
Seemed to produce much more power than the more expensive Tycon turbine I purchased. It has been running on a mountain top generating an average of 3-5 amps 10-12 hours a day with... Read morePublished 7 months ago by MarC
One of the blades broke off for no apparent reason. Rendering the whole unit useless.
Also very noisy to have near your cabin.
Initially I would have given this 5 stars for the extremely good performance but it (internal regulator) just did not hold up to long term usage or the high winds and now its a... Read morePublished 13 months ago by chow
Hello, This 400 Sunforce was a replacement for a 400 SunForce Marine version. The last Sunforce made it 23 years on a very windy hill, Guests and storms of 80 or more mph. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Path Stone
Don`t buy works with a lot of air and the output is 2 amp the blades in a short time unscrewed .Published 21 months ago by Nikos