The latest addition to the range is the FORGEN NT model. Designed in conjunction with the Faculty of Engineering at Bristol University the NT produces 50% more output for only a small extra cost. Key design features include:
Maximum output of 18 watts @ 15mph average wind speed over 24 hours.
Redesigned 8 pole alternator using rare earth magnets.
Improved coil design.
Weight of magnets reduced allowing rotor rpm to increase by 15%.
Higher rotor speed enables peak output to be reached more quickly.
The FORGEN NT wind generator is a vertical axis design able to operate in low wind speeds but also able to withstand extremely high wind speeds up to 175 kts. The FORGEN NT design offers the user several important features, for example:
Precision balanced rotor allows maximum advantage to be taken of low wind speeds.
Safe and silent in operation. Will not annoy your neighbours.
Easy to fit to masts or rails. Fittings available for mounting on buildings.
Compact. Mounts close to walls or masts. The fixed rotor catches the wind from any direction. No need for oscillating blades.
No regulator required. Can be connected directly to a battery of suitable size. The circuit senses the resistance change in a fully charged battery and automatically responds.
Designed for 12 volt application but can also be used with 6 volt or 24 volt batteries. The FORGEN NT will produce twice as many amps with a 6 volt battery and half as many amps with a 24 volt battery.
Safe non-blade design. No risk of blade fracture in high winds.
No twisting of connecting cable.
No maintenance required.Fitted with sealed bearings and corrosion resistant components.
Height 370mm. Rotor dia. 150mm.
Angle bracket mounting included in list price. For other mountings see options below.
10m. cable fitted as standard.
One or more units can be used in conjunction with solar panels to take advantage of all weather conditions.
Typical Applications include battery charging for:
Moored boats and parked caravans.
Boats at sea or on inland waterways.
Electric cattle fences.
Powered gates (to save costly cable runs).
Telecoms and telemetry systems ( used by the British Antarctic Survey for this purpose)
The following notes summarise the FORGEN NT technical features
The FORGEN NT wind driven generator embodies long
established, high efficiency generator principles,
combined with turbine airflow expertise. Low inertia of
the carefully balanced all aluminium rotor assembly
enables the maximum advantage to be taken of average
The design of the machine is such that in extreme wind conditions
the turbine is self regulating. The electronic circuitry is also
internally protected against overload, neither machine requires an
external regulator to be fitted.
The turbine drive of the permanent magnet generator is widely
acknowledged as the most efficient design and when mounted
vertically it takes advantage of wind from any direction. All electrical
components are encapsulated and the unit is virtually maintenance
free especially as there are no slip rings. The outlet supply cable to
the battery cannot become entangled. As there are no separate
blades, the output unit is vibration free and silent in operation.
The FORGEN 500NT is designed as a professional trickle charger with up to 18 watts output at an average wind speed od 15mph over 24 hours. The machine should be permanently connected to the battery.
The FORGEN 500 can be
operated with up to 200Amp/Hr of batteries.
The use of a FORGEN ensures easy start up after overnight or week
long mooring of sailing craft. Parked caravans, electric fence units,
sea buoys or other remotely situated electronic
equipment are also typical uses for the FORGEN
especially in situations where total reliability and
durability is required.
It is well known that batteries have a much longer
working life when maintained in a fully charged
condition and even a small charge current will help
prevent battery deterioration. The generator circuit
is designed so that the battery cannot be
overcharged and is self adjusting for 12 or 24
We welcome any questions relating to to Forgen or wind power generation. We are happy to quote for any application you have in mind,however unusual.
Our price includes UK delivery and VAT. Installation is not included but can be arranged depending on location.
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