• 2014

    Fri 7th I connected one panel, via the Steca Controller, to one old battery. Used it as load battery and measure a use of 10Ah total.

    Could see from the Steca the Asus 900 uses 1 amp

    Sat 8th Since then I have 2 old 50w panels connected via the Steca to one old battery. The other old battery I have topped up with water, which was a bit iffy as it was a sealed battery. The six cells needed about a litre so hardly surprising it/they were almost unrechargeable.

    That battery as end of day on the 9th was rated as 52% charged, by the next morning is was 48%

    Switched old battery. Bat I received 25Ah charge via Steca and was at 80% when disconnected.

    Connected two old panels and one new REC max charge rate was 4.4 of 6.8 generated? Will fill with water tomorrow.

    Bat 2, filled with water 2 week ago, was at 3% charged at connect. It rose to 12% at sunset, 15% by 2100 hours and 18% now at midnight. 19% at 0100 How ??????

    At 0900 theSoC reads 23%??? and now at 1200 the sun is up but it is overcast 0.6A charge, 12.8v Soc 25%

    Tue 2nd Dec 1140 Soc 54%

    Jan 1st 2015 Soc 61% however the battery seems to be discharging quite rapidly down from 80% two days ago. I should check there are blocking diodes in the each of the two panels.

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    -------- Forwarded Message --------
    Subject: Re: FE1012U or FE1024U
    Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2007 11:23:28 +0000
    From: James Wright james @futurenergy.co.uk
    To: Roger Lovejoy
    CC: Sandra Shirley sandra @futurenergy.co.uk

    Hello Roger,

    What you are saying is correct but we have never tested this and therefore have no data. One thing to bear in mind however is that running higher voltage PMG on a lower voltage will reduce the available output power. The PMG's are available separately in 12, 24 and 48 Volt versions. Unfortunately the studs cannot be removed without voiding the warranty on the PMG.

    I don't know if you have already seen this on our FAQ's page :-

    Q: Would your Permanent Magnet Generators be suitable for a bicycle power generator? At a cadence of 100 and a gearing ratio of 52:11 I can generate about 473 RPMs but I think I can only sustain about 200 watts for a reasonable period of time. I'm looking to put in a solar and wind power plant with an additional bicycle charger, to run lighting and small appliances. This type of generator seems ideally suited but I'm wondering if you have a smaller version?
    A: In reply to the question, the answer is yes. The potential buyer hasn't indicated what voltage of batteries he intends to use the generators to charge. If it's 24V then he would only require a 52:20 ratio to get the 200W output or so he desires. It would be easy to change the ratio to suit the desired output power requirements. It's not practical to expect to use a 'person' powered generator to produce any more than 100W or so. Even a pro' cyclist could only produce 400W peak power for a short burst, so he is being practical in his calculations. Any of the 4 PMG's would be an ideal generator for this type of application, as it has a large 'flywheel' effect when in use, which would feel smoother than a smaller generator, which may be very difficult to obtain.

    Hope this is of use.


    James Wright

    On 7 Dec 2007, at 00:23, Roger Lovejoy wrote:

    Hello James.

    I can't quite remember the lady I spoke to yesterday **** Shirley, she gave me your email address.

    I am thinking of using a 24 volt version to charge a 12v system a) as I thought it may produce 12v at a lower rev/min than the 12v as I would like to run it from a pedal/cycle system.
    1 pedal a second with 4:1 gearing so 240 revs/ min.

    Plus the 24 does seem to produce more power at high speeds, how's that?

    Do you have data on the voltage produced for the models rather than the cut in speeds.

    I notice you sell the PMG separately but don't say which or if you sell 12 and 24 versions etc.

    and finally as I want to fit a 12 tooth cog.gear, is there a simple way of removing the 5 studs, rather than it the cog outside the studs which will increase the bending effect on the axle.

    Thank you

    Roger Lovejoy

    Thank you

    FE1012U 12V Turbine Spec + Power Curve
    FE1024U 24V Turbine Spec + Power Curve

  • Specifications
    Weight 32 kg 70.5lbs
    Length 25.9 cm 10.19″
    Width 18.1 cm 7.13″
    Height Inc. Term. 29 cm 11.4″

    @ 100 Hour Rate 320 AH
    @ 20 Hour Rate 250 AH 12.5 A

    http://barden-uk.com/product/rolls-s6-145-6v-series-4000-battery/ £193.49

    http://www.windandsun.co.uk/products/Batteries/Lead-Acid-Batteries/Rolls-Batteries#6001 £157.09 + VAT = £188.41

  • Morning Low ::12.63 | < 12.63 | < 12.39 | < 12.03     Yield :: 610 | 600 | 450 | 320 | 190 | 90

    Morning Low is the higher value of max and min shown before new daily charge.
    Yield values, after March, are lower as using only one 250w panel
    Yield is actually the amount of power used and includes P : Power Tools | F : Fridge

    30th April : ML V=12.64   Y=230Wh
    29th April : ML V=12.67Y=240Wh

    28th April : ML V=12.55Y=150Wh ML is low as inverter was on till dusk: Yield is low as a dull day: Electrolyte OK

    27th April : ML V=12.78Y=220Wh

    26th April : ML V=12.64Y=590Wh   ML 12.64 and Higher at 12.67  P  F

    25th April : ML V=12.69Y=640Wh   ML 12.69 and Higher at 12.71  F

    24th April : ML V=12.71Y=470Wh   ML 12.71 and Higher at 12.74  P  F

    23rd April : ML V=12.73Y=450Wh   ML 12.73 and Lower at 12.68  F

    22nd April  ML V=12.81Y=550Wh   ML 12.81 and Lower at 12.79  P  F

    21st April : ML V=12.71Y=410Wh There was a high of 12.72 during the night  F

    20th April : ML V=12.81Y=880Wh   ML 12.81 and Lower at 12.78 There was a high of 12.82 during the night  F

    19th April : ML V=12.55Y=640Wh   ML 12.55 and Lower at 12.53   P  F
    ML of 12.55 is due, probably, to using power tools late in the day and battery didn't get enough charge.

    18th April : ML V=12.63Y=470Wh   ML 12.63 and Lower at 12.60  P  F
    17th April : ML V=12.78Y=310Wh   ML 12.78 and Lower at 12.74  P  F
    16th April : ML V=12.70Y=490Wh   ML 12.70 and Lower at 12.67  F
    15th April : ML V=12.60Y=760Wh  Given the low usage of 90w I am surprised the ML is as low as 12.60 given other evenings where the use has been higher yet with an ML over 12.7 &nbps;P  F

    14th April : ML V=12.64Y=130Wh  Given the low usage of 60w I am surprised the ML is as low as 12.64 given other evenings where the use has been higher yet with an Ml over 12.7 So maybe the switch to ABS and FT are too soon ?  Y  little daytime use so battery charged early.

    13th April : ML V=12.55Y=90Wh ML left computer on charge overnight.  Y no daytime use so battery charged.
    12th April : ML V=12.75Y=420Wh  F  ML 12.75 and Lower at 12.73
    11th April : ML V=12.67Y=510Wh  P  ML 12.70 and Lower at 12.66
    10th April : ML V=12.70Y=240Wh  P  ML 12.70 and Lower at 12.67
    9th April ::: ML V=12.79Y=240Wh  P  ML 12.79 and Higher at 12.82
    8th April ::: ML V=12.76Y=130Wh ML 12.76 and Higher at 12.78 whilst actual voltage at 05:20 was 12.77 Much warmer this morning.

    7th April ::: ML V=12.71Y=370Wh ML 12.71 and Higher at 12.75 Y=370 used Power Tools [PWT]
    6th April ::: ML V=12.79Y=270Wh ML 12.79 and Higher at 12.82
    The above noted anomalies may be due to a drop in temperature overnight of about 20°C

    5th April ::: ML V=12.56Y=450Wh ML left computer charging over night ! Y Used electric plane.
    4th April ::: ML V=12.67Y=260Wh
    3rd April ::: ML V=12.68Y=280Wh
    2nd April :: ML V=12.63Y=230Wh
    1st April ::: ML V=12.67Y=230Wh

  • https://www.alpha-batteries.co.uk/j250g-trojan-deep-cycle-battery/
    £189.99 Including VAT & Standard Delivery

    Not maintenace free ??
    Weight 60Kg ??
    Amp Hr date 235 ?? 20 or 100