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LE-v150 Vertical Axis Wind Generator

LE-v150 Vertical Axis Wind Generator

Quick Overview

The LE-v150 is a compact, silent and lightweight vertical axis generator with a power output of up to 200 watts for battery charging and a wide range of electronic devices such as data logging or telemetry equipment. Rated output of 24 Watts @ 8m/s (18mph), available in 12V, 24V, and 48V versions.

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Details

The LE-v150 is a compact, silent and lightweight vertical axis wind turbine designed to provide power outputs of up to 200 watts for a host of different battery charging applications.

For use in applications where a traditional horizontal axis turbine may be inappropriate and simply couldn’t survive prolonged periods of storm force winds, the LE-v150 draws on our heritage of designing rugged vertical axis wind turbine chargers for powering industrial and research equipment in extreme environments.  Read the case study of LE-v150s powering a weather station and video cameras on a buoy 8.5 km offshore the Romanian coast.

It can be found all over the world powering small electronic systems in remote places where there is no other power source; it is a great companion to Solar PV  in ‘off-grid’ renewable energy systems and powering security cameras or telemetry instrumentation.

However, the LE-v150 also lends itself perfectly for leisure activities in the Marine sector. The LE-v150 wind turbine provides a strong marine battery charger and is perfect for providing charge into valuable batteries whilst owners are away. 

The LE-v150 is available as a 12V, 24V and 48V DC wind turbine.

  • Silent Operation – absolutely no noise as the turbine operates
  • Small Compact size – this vertical axis wind turbine is easy to install in places where space is a premium
  • Lightweight – at only 13Kg the LE-v150 wind turbine can be installed with ease
  • Safe – the rotating blades cannot cause injury
  • Reliable – with only one moving set of parts and no brushes to wear out
  • Rugged – LE-v150 Extreme is designed to survive 80mph winds

For harsh locations where wind gusts can reach 27m/s (60mph) or temperatures drop down to -40degC, the LE-v150 Extreme turbine is available. This features polycarbonate cowlings, uprated alternator, upper baffle plate and is painted black to prevent the build-up of rime ice.  Contact us for more information.

Indestructible build quality & durability

The LE-v150 wind turbine 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 wind turbine will withstand the harsh effects of the extreme 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 sealed bearings are fully lubricated, so no greasing or maintenance is required. All of the fixings are manufactured from A4 stainless steel which are able to withstand the most corrosive of environments.

The LE-v150 is precision engineered in the UK with only one moving part so little maintenance is required during the turbine’s long operating life.

Pure performance

The LE-v150 wind turbine uses a proven ‘Savonious’ rotor design which gives silent and effective performance. Using the latest solid modelling and Computational Fluid Dynamic simulations, we have come up with an elegant ‘cross-ventilated’ rotor which provides extremely good power conversion for a vertical axis wind turbine of this size. The rotor is then coupled to our specially designed low inertia, zero ‘cogging’ axial flux permanent magnet alternator to ensure an excellent power curve whilst the turbine starts up in winds of 4m/s. Using Neodymium rare earth magnets, this alternator design has become one of the most field proven and effective alternators that is deployed across the entire range of Leading Edge Turbines!

Absolute safety

Unlike any other small wind turbine you will find, the LE-v150 can even be allowed to run ‘off-load’ with no connection to the batteries – The LE-v150′s rotor design will limit is RPM automatically. You can even try to put your hand into the spinning rotor, but it will be deflected away before any harm is done! These safety features make the wind turbine ideal for installation in places where space might be an issue, and where people are nearby – providing the perfect marine battery charger on the deck of a sailing boat!

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

  • Rotor diameter: 270mm
  • Rotor height: 918mm
  • Rotor type: 3-Blade Savonious
  • Blade material: Aluminium alloy
  • Rated output: 24W at 8m/s (17.8mph)
  • Peak output: 200W
  • Cut-in speed: 4m/s (9mph)
  • Weight: 13Kg
  • Generator type: 3-Phase Brushless NIB rotor PMA
  • Output voltage: 12V, 24V or 48V DC
  • Warranty: 2 years

Availability: Stock Item

 

Components / Downloads

For further information, technical advice, or a quotation please call or email us. If you are not sure which product you need one of our technical sales advisors will be happy to discuss your application. We also accept company purchase orders by fax or post. Credit card orders can also be placed over the phone for any product.

REF DESCRIPTION DOWNLOADS PRICE ORDER ITEM
GA-LETU-013-12v
GA-LETU-013-12v
LE-v150 Specification Vertical Wind Turbine, rotor Diameter: 270mm, rotor Height: 918mm, rotor Type: 3-Blade Savonious, blade material: aluminium Alloy, rated output: 24watts @ 8m/s (18mph), peak output: 200watts. Cut-in speed: 4m/s (9 mph). Weight: 13kg. Generator Type: 3-Phase Brushless NIB rotor PMA. Output voltage: 12V, Warranty: 2 years
View FileLE-v150 Data Sheet
   Size: (4.42 KB)
View FileLE-v150 User Manual
   Size: (1.23 MB)
£1,089.90
or call us for a quote
GA-LETU-013-24v
GA-LETU-013-24v
LE-v150 Specification Vertical Wind Turbine, rotor Diameter: 270mm, rotor Height: 918mm, rotor Type: 3-Blade Savonious, blade material: aluminium Alloy, rated output: 24watts @ 8m/s (18mph), peak output: 200watts. Cut-in speed: 4m/s (9 mph). Weight: 13kg. Generator Type: 3-Phase Brushless NIB rotor PMA. Output voltage: 24V, Warranty: 2 years
£1,089.90
or call us for a quote
 
LE-v150 Extreme Models for Temperatures to -40 Degrees C and Wind Speeds to 60 MPH
GA-LETU-023-12v
GA-LETU-023-12v
LE-v150 Extreme version, for temperatures to -40 deg C and winds to 60 MPH. Specification Vertical Wind Turbine, rotor Diameter: 270mm, rotor Height: 918mm, rotor Type: 3-Blade Savonious, blade material: aluminium Alloy, rated output: 24watts @ 8m/s (18mph), peak output: 200watts. Cut-in speed: 4m/s (9 mph). Weight: 13kg. Generator Type: 3-Phase Brushless NIB rotor PMA. Output voltage: 12V, Warranty: 2 years
£1,089.90
or call us for a quote
GA-LETU-023-24v
GA-LETU-023-24v
LE-v150 Extreme version, for temperatures to -40 deg C and winds to 60 MPH. Specification Vertical Wind Turbine, rotor Diameter: 270mm, rotor Height: 918mm, rotor Type: 3-Blade Savonious, blade material: aluminium Alloy, rated output: 24watts @ 8m/s (18mph), peak output: 200watts. Cut-in speed: 4m/s (9 mph). Weight: 13kg. Generator Type: 3-Phase Brushless NIB rotor PMA. Output voltage: 24V, Warranty: 2 years
£1,089.90
or call us for a quote
 
Charge Controller
GA-CTRL-001A-12v
GA-CTRL-001A-12v
DL300 charge controller prevents 12v batteries from overcharging. Designed for use with LE-v150 wind turbines. 300 watt heater/resistor in poweder coated steel enclosure
£189.95
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GA-CTRL-001A-24v
GA-CTRL-001A-24v
DL300 charge controller prevents 24v batteries from overcharging. Designed for use with LE-v150 wind turbines. 300 watt heater/resistor in poweder coated steel enclosure
£189.95
or call us for a quote