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Posted by Josepi on June 18, 2010, 1:26 am
 


"Lower wind speed"

That usually means it can't survive strong winds and starts at 3m/sec winds
no load like every other turbine.


Honeywell is also making a windmill generator.  There was one on
display at a SAM's store here, and is designed to generate electricity
optimized for lower wind speeds..  There was one on display here
at the local SAM"s club for about a month, and I missed it.  You
can order one at any ACE hardware store (don't know if that is
local or not).

Here is the link I have for it:

http://www.earthtronics.com/honeywell.aspx

Looks like Honeywell is slowly getting into
renewable energy.  I hope they come up with
some solar panels the average homeowner can afford.

Jim





Posted by vaughn on June 18, 2010, 1:36 am
 




I did notice the lack of a wind speed/power output graph.  That is pretty basic
information that you expect to see for any wind turbine.  I also notice that the
thing is ugly as sin.  Finally, I do like the idea of the blade tip power
generation.

They make a big point that the turbine is "free turning" since there is no
mechanical gearing to the alternator, but since power is still extracted from
the turbine, it is NOT free turning.

Vaughn



Posted by Josepi on June 18, 2010, 2:12 am
 

Interesting design concept!

Who has a 6' diameter wind turbine with gears in it anyway? Silly
advertising concept if I read the size right.

Lots of poles in a bigger circumference sounds good for low winds but the
allignment sounds really critical for a machine that gets beat to crap every
storm.



I did notice the lack of a wind speed/power output graph.  That is pretty
basic
information that you expect to see for any wind turbine.  I also notice that
the
thing is ugly as sin.  Finally, I do like the idea of the blade tip power
generation.

They make a big point that the turbine is "free turning" since there is no
mechanical gearing to the alternator, but since power is still extracted
from
the turbine, it is NOT free turning.

Vaughn




Posted by vaughn on June 18, 2010, 1:51 am
 



While they may be a perfectly good product, the only connection with Honeywell
seems to be that Northshore Power Systems LLC. of Ann Arbor MI is paying for the
use of the Honeywell trademark.  From a news item"While the line will be
designed, distributed and sold by NSPS, they will be manufactured abroad, where
labor costs are lower. Products are designed to be user friendly with
easy-to-follow operating instructions, said Bernard Ibrahim, vice president for
engineering who heads up the Ann Arbor office."

From their advertising material: " 2009 Northshore Power Systems, LLC The
Honeywell Trademark is used under license from Honeywell International Inc.
Honeywell International Inc. makes no representation or warranties with respect
to this product."

Vaughn



Posted by z on June 18, 2010, 3:55 am
 



I would make a good bet that the ETQ gens and the Honeywell gens are
built in the same chinese factory.  I mean there is no way in hell you
can make a 2k inverter gen and sell it for 500-600 bucks that isn't made
in China.

Not to say that they're not good gens.. but even the local honda repair
guys get knock off 'chonda' parts from china to save money.  One guy was
telling me a 'chonda' replacement carb for a gen cost about 1/3rd the
price and was easier to get.

Freaking honda doesn't make it easy either.  They almost never allow web
sites to post the prices and I had to shell out 30 bucks just for the
damn eu2000 repair manual + parts lists (which i've scanned and posted
the most usefull bits + parts lists here
http://www.homebrewhydro.com/eu2000/  ha ha)

They are damn good gens though the ol eu2000 .. you get what you pay for
there

-zachary


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