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Primus Windpower now offers a Control Panel for the Primus Air Breeze and Air 40 12V wind turbines. The Primus Wind Control Panel is a 25A, 12V analog ammeter equipped with a On/Off circuit breaker and a Stop/Run switch. The 2-ARAC-103 control panel can also be used with the Air X and Air 30 24V turbines.
The ammeter indicates the turbine's current production, this analog meter eliminates parasitic current draw commonly found in digital displays. The Stop/Run switch provides direct control over the turbine, limiting the spinning of the blades while the On/Off switch will stop all current flow into the batteries. When the turbine is in STOP mode and electric break is created and the blades stop all rotation, only in strong winds the blades may experience some movement.
The Wind Control Panel is easily installed with only four wires; two for the wind turbine (positive and negative) and two (positive and negative) for your batteries. The Primus Wind Control Panel is fully calibrated and ready to be installed on any wall, cabinet or enclosure.
- Use model 2-ARAC-103 for AIR Breeze 12V, AIR 40 12V, AIR X 24V and AIR 30 24V
- Use model 2-ARAC-104 for AIR Breeze 24V, AIR 40 24V, AIR X 48V and AIR 30 48V
- Use model 2-ARAC-107 for AIR Breeze 48V and AIR 40 48V
- Use model 2-ARAC-108 for AIR 30 12V, AIR X 12V and Silent X 12V
About Primus Wind Power
Primus Wind Power is located just outside of Denver, Colorado and has been a leading producer of wind turbines in the United States since the 1990's. They recently acquired the AIR turbine from Southwest WindPower (in 2013). Primus manufactures their products here in the U.S. and ships directly from their Colorado location. They are committed to satisfying off-grid, marine and residential customers with high-end wind turbines for many different applications. They have engineered five different turbine models to better suit their clienteles needs for specific projects. Their most famous models are the Air Breeze, Air 40, Air 40 and Air X; they are available in 12V, 24V and 48V versions.
The Primus turbines weigh less than 20 pounds but they are extremely durable, reliable and efficient. In addition to their turbines, they also design and manufacture their own blades and control devices such as the Wind Control Panel. They offer their most common replacement parts and accessories to the public including blade replacement kits, replacement nose cones, pole and stays mounts for marine purposes, hardware kits, stop/start switches, and control panels for improved monitoring.
All Primus wind turbines have built in charge controllers with external LED light indicators, which make them very easy to operate and monitor. The turbines also have automatic emergency shutdown modes that protect them from extremely high wind speeds. Primus turbines can be connected directly to a battery bank for power and work extremely well in conjunction with solar panels.
In their literature (website) Primus offers several detailed graphs showing peak wind and solar resources in certain regions throughout the U.S., and whether these regions benefit more from solar, wind, or a combination of the two. Primus Wind Power offers a 5-year warranty on all their wind turbines, as well as accessible technical support staff for any issues that may arise while installing or maintaining your wind turbine.