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.
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.
|100-series regulator options|
|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|
|DC Power Rating||5 Amps 12V at 3m/s (6 knots) waterspeed|
|Voltage Options||12 or 24 or 48 V|
|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