Leading Edge LE-v150 Vertical Wind Turbine
The small vertical wind turbine LE-v150 from Leading Edge generates power outputs up to 200 watts and can be used for a variety of different battery charging applications.
- Totally silent
- Compact and lightweight – making it easy to install
- Tough and robust
- Marine quality finish for lasting performance
The LE-v150 vertical axis trickle charger is ideal for those who want to protect their batteries when they are not using their boat.
The compact size of the LE-v150 means that it can be easily mounted on the yacht’s main mast, out of the way of the deck and is supplied with side mount brackets for this.
Otherwise these brackets can be used with “U-bolts” to attach the wind turbine to the side of a tube with a 50mm outer diameter.
The LE-v150 Extreme
The Extreme version is designed to withstand the harshest of environments with extreme cold (-40°C) or where wind regularly gusts to over 60 mph. It has polycarbonate cowlings, uprated alternator and upper baffle plate to make it even tougher for severe environments. It is also painted black to help absorb the heat of the sun and reduce the build-up of rime ice on the turbine blades.
It is recommended that the LE-v150 is used with a DL-300 charge controller to prevent battery overcharge. A run/ stop switch can be used if desired but is not needed.
This vertical wind turbine can also be used in combination with Solar PV Panels. When using more than 150W of solar PV, we recommend using the Advanced LE-v150 kit.
The LE-v150 is manufactured from high quality aluminium alloys and stainless steel which has been laser processed, CNC machined, hard anodized and powder coated to ensure that the turbine will withstand the harsh environments that it was originally designed for. With only 1 moving part, there is little to go wrong and no brushes or slip-rings to wear out and need replacing. The bearings are sealed for life and fully lubricated, so no greasing or maintenance is required. All of the fixings are manufactured from A4 stainless steel to withstand the most corrosive of environments.
The LE-v150 uses a proven ‘Savonious’ rotor design which gives silent and effective performance. This elegant ‘cross-ventilated’ rotor provides excellent power conversion for a vertical axis turbine of this size. The rotor is coupled to a specially designed zero ‘cogging’ axial flux permanent magnet alternator to ensure an excellent power curve whilst the turbine starts up in the lightest of winds.
How to set up a DL-300 charge controller with a LE-v150 wind turbine:
|Rated Output||24W at 8 m/s (17.8mph)|
|Cut-in Wind Speed||4 m/s (9mph)|
|Body Construction||Aluminium Alloy with Plastic Cowlings|
|Blade Material||Aluminium Alloy|
|Rotor Type||Vertical Axis 3-Blade Savonious|
|Control Mode||Self Governing and/or DL-300 Controller|
|Generator Type||3-Phase Brushless NIB rotor PMA|
|Overspeed Braking||Self Governing|
|Max Wind Speed||60 MPH|
|Control, incl in storms||Self Governing|
|Solar Input?||Can be used with a solar system|
|Design Life||20 Years|
|EPS Power Rating||Low|
|EPS Noise Rating||Very Low|