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Posted by Bad Brad on August 5, 2004, 1:28 am
Anyone here use the Airx?. good? bad? I'm thinking about buying one
and enquiring minds want to know  ;)



Posted by Danno on August 5, 2004, 3:34 pm

   I have read recently that they do not put out close to the advertised power.
Additionally, you'll need the upper end of the wind spectrum to produce that
power, as I believe they are considered a "high wind area" turbine.

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Posted by Steve Thomas on August 7, 2004, 12:22 am
 They work good on sailboats.
If you have better than about a 16 knot sustained wind, you can expect 4 or
5 amperes of charging current.
They are tough, and if you get a fresh breeze when the sun don't shine,
might be a good choice.
Installed cost per ampere is higher than for solar, but the weather is often
not suitable only for mad dogs and Englishmen.


Posted by DJ on August 9, 2004, 1:43 am
It's good that they work for sailors, but doing the math, you're
saying that in a 20mph wind (ok, 18.4) you're getting something less
than 100 watts our of a 400 watt wind turbine...

 I'll be keeping THAT in mind ;-).


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