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PowerSpout Hydro Turbine PLT with Overvolts Crowbar Fitted
 
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 PowerSpout PLT with Overvolts Crowbar
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Ruggedlybuilt, twin nozzle, 1300W micro hydro turbine. Comes with all parts and tools for field assembly. (More pictures and Video below, scroll down!)
Includes a fitted crowbar that will drop the voltage to zero if the voltage limit is ever exceeded.

PowerSpout PLT, This turbine can be designed to charge 12v 24v or 48v batteries or connect directly to a grid-tied inverter.  A good choice for off-grid installations where the turbine is within 100ft (30meters) of the battery bank or a grid-tied installation where the turbine is less than 2000ft away from inverter location. If off-grid, it will require a load dump charge controller to protect the battery bank.
This turbine comes in models PLT(56C,100C,170C,200C,350) Contact us to make sure you get the right model before you order. 

Features:
  • Up to 1300W continuous production (production dependent upon resource head)
  • Units are designed to be installed in parallel to capture very large flowrates
  • Operates from 3meters of head up to 100m (10ft-328ft)
  • Fitted overvolts crowbar that will drop voltage to zero if the voltage limit is exceeded.
  • Over 6 years continuous field operation with zero maintenance.
  • Grease Zerk fitting for easy bearing maintenance.
  • Large-diameter direct-drive permanent magnet generator.
  • 68% Recycled materials use in manufacturer
  • 100% Renewable energy used in production.
  • No exposed rotating parts or electrical connections.
  • Fully protected from the elements - weatherproof.
  • 3 year warranty
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Documentation:
Technical Specifications
Installation Manual

How to set up a PLT100C with a FM60

Version Comparison

There are six versions of PowerSpout available to suit different situations. These are briefly described below. Additional details are provided in the PowerSpout documentation attached above. Please Contact us if you have questions! 




Below will help you choose the correct model depending on your flow rate and head drop.

  • PowerSpout PLT. This model is great for flows with a large head drop and a low flow rate. It is designed to directly charge 12v 24v or 48v batteries or connect directly to a grid-tied inverter.  A good choice for off-grid installations where the turbine is within 100ft (30meters) of the battery bank or a grid-tied installation where the turbine is less than 2000ft away from inverter location. If off-grid, turbine will Require a load dump charge controller to protect the battery bank. This turbine can reach power output of up to 1500 watts.

  • PowerSpout PLT with Crowbar. This turbine not only comes with all the features of the PowerSpout PLT, but also includes a fitted overvolts crowbar that will drop voltage to zero if the voltage limit is exceeded to protect the turbine. This enables you to use an Outback FM60/80 charge controller with a lower input voltage range, helping maximize power output.

  • PowerSpout Turgo. The Turgo is a versatile turbine and can be used for mid range flow rates and head drops. It is a good choice for off grid applications where the the distance is between the inverter and the load is 6-30 meters (20-100 feet). Requires two transformers; one for each phase at the receiving location. This turbine can reach a power output of up to 1500 watts.

  • PowerSpout Turgo with Crowbar. This turbine not only comes with all the features of the PowerSpout TRG, but also includes a fitted overvolts crowbar that will drop voltage to zero if the voltage limit is exceeded to protect the turbine. This enables you to use an Outback FM60/80 charge controller with a lower input voltage range, helping maximize power output.

  • PowerSpout LH = Low Head. This means it is designed for a stream with low water height but a high flow rate. It can produce a power output of 1500 watts.


Professional Installation

Aurora Power & Design professionally installs hydro power systems throughout the western United States. If you would like an estimate for professional installation please contact us.



Turbine Photos

Two PowerSpouts in Operation:
Two PowerSpouts in Operation




Large plastic Pelton wheel turbine assembly:
Large plastic Pelton wheel



Permanent Magnet Generator:
Permanent Magnet Generator


Sealed Electronics:
Sealed Electronics

Bearing assembly:
Bearing assembly


Grease zerk connector for easy bearing maintenance:
Grease zerk connector



Installation tool kit for quick and easy installation even in the back-country:
Installation tool kit




Video

Video Demonstration (flash plugin required):

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