For the Primus Wind Power 1-AR40-10, what is the minimum wind speed required to charge the batteries?
The "Startup Wind Speed" is 7 mph. At this cut in wind speed it will be a trickle charge.
The clipper as the name implies clips the voltage and protects the charge controller. It also serves as the dump load, but instead of bleeding power off of the battery or battery bank, it prevents energy from going into the batteries.
No, you cannot run wind and solar simultaneously through a single Morningstar TriStar MPPT Charge Controller (this is possible with a TriStar PWM Charge Controller), however, you may simultaneously charge a common battery or battery bank with one TriStar MPPT controller for solar and another separate TriStar MPPT controller for wind. In other words, each [...]
The MidNite Solar MNKID-B is programmed for solar applications only, whereas the MNKID-HWB is programmed for use with hydro systems and/or wind turbines. In other words, they differ in the software that's installed.
No, the OutBack Power FM80-150VDC is not rated or designed for use with a wind power system. You may want to consider the MidNite Solar Classic 150 Charge Controller or the Morningstar TriStar Charge Controllers.
Yes, The MidNite Solar Classic 150 provides solar, wind, and hydro MPPT modes
Yes, wind speed estimates can vary widely across short distances, especially near bodies of water or mountainous regions; not so much in land locked areas where topography doesn't change much. The model estimate we can provide has a resolution of 250 meters, so it is sometimes worth looking at different locations in a general area. 4 [...]