Building on the success of the extremely popular Silent Power Blades and the original Silentwind, the SilentWind 400+ marine wind generator features a larger deflector and an additional body bearing providing improved efficiency, earlier start-up and better wind tracking. New for 2016 is the hybrid boost controller, a revolution for small wind generators allowing even lower start up speeds, trickle charging and thanks to the hybrid design allows connection of up to 20 amps of solar power for an all in one solution.
As fitted to all boats in the Volvo Ocean Race, see the Volvo Ocean Race Video for more information.
Boost-Function: The adjustable boost function increases performance and optimizes the power yield, in light winds an earlier start of charging is guaranteed and an increase in performance is also possible in high wind regions.
Bluetooth-Function: The controller has a a built-in backlit LCD display showing all system parameters. This data can also be displayed on Android and IOS devices via a Bluetooth connection. Using this connection, system set-up and adjustments can also be done from a mobile device
Multi-stage charge process: After reaching the set charge voltage, the controller will switch to trickle charge mode, allowing a true 100% charge and avoiding battery discharge. Batteries are maintained in this full charge condition without the risk of gassing, an ideal solution for long battery life. The charge end voltage is adjustable for all battery types including Lithium.
Stop function: When the batteries are fully charged, the Silentwind automatically stops or switches to trickle charge mode with a significant reduction in RPM. The Silentwind can also be stopped manually with the built in switch on the Boost Controller. Additionally the controller allows connection of a separate stop switch, which can be positioned in a convenient location such as the cockpit or switching panel. An LED illuminates when in brake mode.
Military grade components: By using certified military electronic components, the Boost Controller is insensitive to extreme temperatures, and remains stable even with electromagnetic interference.
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