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[aprssig] Generators and LPG Conversion (was APRS in NOLA)

gervais fillion ve2ckn at hotmail.com
Fri Sep 2 20:20:25 UTC 2005

hi keith
hmm i thaught about solar panel ,,but i came back at wind power because of 
the price.
here in eastern canada keith,solar power is not much devleppe or used 
because of the sun time we have and main problem is winter exactly.t this 
site we have great wind in a regular speed ,,not so much varation and always 
west to east most of the time .i could even fix the windcharger at the tower 
itself ,no need of a gyro type of fixation.

i tested a 24 vdc alternateur with a special regulateur that start at 8.2 
vdc to produce and all the way to 14.2 vdc so i would have 2.2 vdc +.

essentialy my problem is the blade now and encore solar here is really 
expensive ,,we have lot of winds

we need 8 to 10 amps for the battery,which are RV batteries the transmitter 
is 30 watts output
we ould even install a timer and during night time it would shutt off and 
recharche the batteries

73/s from the other end of CND


>From: "VE7GDH" <ve7gdh at rac.ca>
>Reply-To: TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
>To: <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
>Subject: RE: [aprssig] Generators and LPG Conversion (was APRS in NOLA)
>Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2005 11:59:45 -0700
>Gervais VE2CKN wrote on 02/09/2005
>>  i just installed a Digi in a remote site that need
>>emergency power in case of,,,,,
>>actually i have battery back up in the 120vac would break,
>>my question is: anyone have a diagram of How to built a
>>windcharger blade could be interpreted as off topic ,
>>this way i would install it and be independent of electricity,
>>i already have a 24 vdc alternator
>Sorry, don't have any diagrams for chargers. I would say go ahead build a
>wind generator if your site gets enough wind, but perhaps install solar
>panels as well as the wind generator. Ice can cause problems for 
>but wind can also keep it turning at night. Solar panels won't put out as
>much in winter, and snow on them can block the sunlight in winter if you
>don't have a heater on the solar panel to periodically warm it up so the
>snow can slide off. However, it just seems like it would be a good
>combination to have both.
>I did a search for "wind generator, voltage regulator" at google.ca. One
>site www.otherpower.com/otherpower_wind_tips.html suggested "load
>shedding" where you don't use any voltage regulation, but add a load to the
>circuit when the voltage rises to the desired voltage. By adding a load
>(heater?) on the generator, it will help prevent the generator from turning
>too fast and destroying itself.
>This site www.fieldlines.com/story/2003/11/4/122453/226 suggests NOT
>using an automotive voltage regulator as it would REMOVE the load from
>the generator when the battery was charged. Again, it comes down to the
>generator spinning at an uncontrolled rate unless you have a means of
>slowing it down, furling it (turning it), applying a brake to it, or adding
>a load to it. A heater seems like the appropriate load in winter to help
>keep the equipment warm. In summer, you might want to have the load
>outside the enclosure so you don't heat the equipment up.
>See www.fieldlines.com/story/2003/7/18/8715/42490 (link from the above
>site) for more information about adding loads to help keep the voltage 
>Using a TNC that draws very little current would be a good idea. A nice
>addition would be the ability to drop the output power on the radio if the
>voltage dropped below a certain point, or even shut it down temporarily so
>the battery would have a chance to charge if the voltage was too low to
>operate the radio.
>73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
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