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 SI-300 is not a wind or solar inverter like a pure grid-tie inverter might be. The SI-300 simply converts 12 VDC to 120 VAC. The charging source for the 12-volt battery bank could be wind, solar, hydro, generator, or various other sources. The same could be true of many other "battery-based" inverters.
No. All Primus Wind Power AIR wind turbines do not require a charge controller.
No, all of the Primus Wind Power wind turbines are for off-grid applications.
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 ohms resistance depends on the wind turbine you're using and such factors as: 1) open circuit voltage 2) wattage 3) whether the turbine is 3-phase, wild AC, or DC
I have a wild AC turbine that is sending out 180 volts in my environment. Will the MidNite Solar MNKID-HWB Charge Controller clamp down on the voltage even though the voltage input shows 150VDC max?
Yes, however, depending on the specifics of your system, you may end up having to divert some hydro. If you want to play it safe, you may want to consider the MidNite Solar Classic 200 Charge Controller.
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.