The Tycon 400W Horizontal Wind Turbines from Tycon Power Systems are lightweight at less than 10.5kg and are designed for ease of installation and long service life. The generator is a very low cogging force design for better performance in light winds and is packaged in a fully sealed die cast anodized aluminum enclosure. There are no brushes to wear out or cause electrical noise and the bearings are sealed so the system is maintenance free. The blades are glass reinforced nylon for high strength, UV resistance and fatigue resistance. The turbines are available in a 12V/24V auto voltage select version.
The blade diameter of the 400W is 1.12 meter. The 6 blade design offers better performance in light winds and reduced vibration when spinning at speed.
The Tycon 400W Horizontal Wind Turbine has automatic overspeed protection to prevent damage in high winds. The blade assembly is removeable as 1 piece for hurricane protection and ease of assembly.
The permanent magnets used are Neodymium Iron Boron (NdFeB) for higher power output.
Mounting is to the top of a 41mm (1.6″) ID standard pole. The hardware used is stainless steel for corrosion protection.
Now includes a smart battery charging controller to prevent battery over-charge and over-discharge. Controller can be used in conjunction with a solar controller to create a hybrid power system. The system also includes a dump load resistor. Using the dump load resistor can prevent premature braking of the wind turbine in high winds thus optimmizing the power that goes to the batteries.