Rutland 1803-2 Wind Turbine
The latest FM1803-2 Furlmatic wind turbine is a powerful battery charging turbine for use on land based applications. The 1.8m diameter turbine is in it’s third generation since it’s launch in 1988. The latest version introduced in May 2007, brings back a 3 bladed turbine for smoother operation. It retains the efficient 3 phase generator with AC output which is converted to DC at the controller located next to the battery bank. The controller which is supplied with the FM1803-2 Furlmatic is available in 12V or 24V as standard.
The original FM1803 model launched in 1998 and it’s predecessor the FM1800 have established a proven track record of reliability in a variety of applications from the cold, harsh environment of Antarctica to the hot, dusty climate of the Sahara Desert. The second generation product upgrade saw a 40% power increase and now new aerodynamic styling combines with our latest digital display controller. The electronic MPC1 Controller, included with the turbine, optimises the turbine power output by matching power ratios with windspeed. As with all Rutland wind turbines the FM1803-2 maintains the robustness required of a wind generator designed to withstand the forces of a gale!
Suitable applications include off-grid homes, telemetry stations, telecom sites, radio/tv transmitter stations, rural clinics for refrigeration and lighting, meteorological stations, security systems, navigation aids based on land or stable platforms only, portable power for expeditions and military field applications, etc.
Whatever the application you’ll find using the FM1803-2 is convenient, reliable and cost effective. It can be used alone or in conjunction with solar panels and/or a diesel generating set to create your own stand-alone power system free of costly grid installation and on-going costs.
|· Starts charging at 3m/s (6-7mph)|
|· Generates 36W @ 5m/s (11mph), 340W@ 10m/s & up to 750W peak|
|· The MPC1 Controller included with the FM1803-2 should be located next to the battery bank. It provides a number of functions including overcharge protection, a manual stall switch and digital display of battery volts, power output and modes of operation. An important feature of the MPC1 is it's tranformer & rectifier system that converts the wind turbine's AC power to DC. This enables the turbine to be located at a long distance if necessary for optimum turbine siting.|
|· AC voltage is transmitted from the turbine to the controller allowing optimum siting of the windcharger whilst minimising voltage losses|
|· Latest 3-phase alternator design|
|· The latest injection moulding techniques are now used to make our blades in a precise and uniform mould so critically the blades are very finely balanced. The glass reinforced blades are light in weight and overall the 3 bladed version has less tower top weight than the previous 2 bladed model.|
|· Automatic furling tail system activates at 15m/s (33mph/53kph) to mechanically protect the turbine and reduce stresses on the wind generator and tower. The turbine is “furled” away from the main wind direction to 90º thereby slowing the turbine in excessive winds|
|· Built in slipring & low wear brushes give the unit complete 360º free rotation on the mounting pole|
|· Brushless alternator requires no maintenance|
|· The alternator’s windings and magnets are encapsulated in glass fibre|
|· Sealed for life bearings|
|· Controller available in 12v or 24v, windcharger unit is identical for both|
|· Designed to mount on 81mm internal diameter tube. For details see below|
|· No radiated interference - complies with EEC Directive BS EN 89/336/EEC|