Jacobs wind machine
My question: since I lose a lot of power running to 24vdc (1500-1800 watts vs 2500 watts if I were on a 32 volt battery), would one of your mppt (or other) controllers allow me to gain more power from the Jacobs? MPPT seems to work for higher voltage than needed solar panels, and wondering if it would work in my situation?
Hi Dennis !
Well, stated like that, yes, it should help to run it MPPT mode. Might even do better than that 2500 watts.
I guess the problem is that one Classic, even a 150 Classic will barely put out 2500 watts into a 24V
battery before it runs into current limit. You could use 2 (two) Classics in parallel (each Classic
with its own 3-phase rectifier). (I forget, is a Jacobs 3 phase ?)
Now, as for a Clipper, I don't know what happens to a Jacobs when you unload it. Doesn't your Jacobs
have variable pitch blades ? What happens if you unload it in a typical high wind that you might have ?
I know some people that would probably know the answer to this if you don't know.
Maybe it controls itself before putting out say, 150 volts ?
Otherwise you would need a Clipper.