Small Hydro project

1 Posts
Jul 25, 2014 09:25 am
Small Hydro project

I am currently working on a small hydro generator for my boat. I have a 760w 48v DC perm mag motor with a 10/1 reduction. I am able to generate good voltage (25-30) and amps (5-12) from my unit with the prop and 5-6 knots speed. Now I need a controller.  Will something like the XANTREX C40 SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER 40A, 12/24/48V work?

47 Posts
Nov 18, 2014 01:58 pm
Re: Small Hydro project

You may want to treat it more like a wind turbine than a solar panel.  I'm thinking using something like the Solar Converters turbine controller would work for you. You'd also want to get a dump load to burn off the extra power when the battery is full.  This controller will manage that for you.

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2 Posts
Jul 16, 2015 11:42 pm
Re: Small Hydro project

    THE SC -3215  solar charge contronller is for   solar , and your system is hydraulic electrogenerating . so  it is differents can't using together . we have MPPT solar charge controller series only for solar , we sorry about that . 

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