Aquair 100

The Aquair 100 water turbine has been designed specifically for charging batteries over long distance crossings and converts to a wind turbine at anchor. 

Wind Mode- The Aquair 100 can also be used as a wind turbine when at anchor or in harbour.  Using a “rope only”, hoist-in-the-rigging system (HIR).  A halyard lifts the Aquair 100 away from busy cockpit into clear air. No noise or vibration to worry about!  A pole mount option is available for yachts with stern gantry or similar.  A short pole is welded, clamped etc. to an existing structure.  A single electrical connection then serves wind and water modes.

Water Mode- The Aquair 100 is designed for yachts cruising at 4-15 kts. The standard pitch turbine surfaces at 7kts and skips at higher speeds, so a coarse pitch turbine is used on yachts which sail at 8-12 kts. At 7kts the turbines drag is 17 lbs: it will not noticeably slow the yacht . The standard stainless steel gimbal ring mounting provides a simple and automatic alignment method and can be rigged into the push-pit or mounted in the optional frame for boats without a push-pit.

The shaft connector is designed to break to save the generator and push pit if the turbine becomes trapped.

Key Specifications

Row title
Voltage Options 12 or 24 or 48 V
Propeller Standard 4-8 knots or High Speed 8-12 knots
Output Rectified DC

Technical Specifications

Power Regulation - The Aquair 100 can be used without a regulator in water mode. If you prefer autonomy and will also use the turbine in wind mode, any of the 100 series regulators can be used
Support - Ampair marine turbines come with a 5 year warranty as standard as well as AmpairCaretm - your access to lifetime worldwide technical support.

Regulator Options

100-series regulator options      
Code Voltage Inputs Output
SM1B 12, 24, 48V 1 x 100 Watt Single battery bank
SM3B 12, 24V 1 x  100 Watt Up-to three separate battery banks
DM1B 12, 24V 2 x  100 Watt Single battery bank

Key Specifications

Water Mode

DC Power Rating 5 Amps 12V at 3m/s (6 knots) waterspeed
Voltage Options 12 or 24 or 48 V
Output Rectified DC
Start-Up Water Speed 3 knots
Weight 10kg Generator - 3kg Turbine
Propeller Standard 4-8 knots or High Speed 8-12 knots
Housing Die Cast Aluminium
Survival wind speed

(3-sec gust) 70 m/s (136 knots)

Wind mode powercurve 

Powercurve for water mode

Drag in watermode

 


Installation