The new AIR 30 from Southwest Windpower is an all-around upgrade for the already bestselling AIR turbine series. With new automated and computerized controls over blade speed and power output, the AIR 30 sets new standards for efficiency in its class.
Unlike earlier AIR modules, wihch relied on aero-elastic blades flexing to protect the turbine in high wind, the AIR 30’s control circuits monitor output and reduce the turbine’s speed as it nears maximum output. This greatly reduces blade noise in all wind speeds.
Also, the new onboard charge controller frequently checks your batteries state of charge, and shuts off all power output when the batteries reach full charge. The closer your batteries read to the tubrine’s voltage setting, the more frequently their voltage is checked, eliminating the possibility of any overcharge damage. The AIR’s exclusive Auto-brake feature slows the blades to a silent spin as soon as your batteries are charged, extending bearing life and reducing noise. This also means the AIR 30 works with any size battery bank, from 25 to 25,000 amp hours.
From the manufacturer:
AIR 30 is the best choice for reliable energy for small cabins, RVs, camping, garden lighting and hobbies. AIR 30’s optimized software delivers reliable energy. Extensive third party testing and certification shows more consistent output than the competition. AIR 30 is part of the latest generation of AIR products—the world’s best-selling wind turbines—with more than 135,000 units sold worldwide.
We recommend AIR 30 for small battery-charging applications such as small cabins, RVs, camping, garden lighting, education, hobbies and more. The AIR 30 is an ideal wind turbine for hybrid systems with solar. Not for use in marine environments. AIR 30 is built and backed by the worldwide leader in small wind.
- Advanced microprocessor for reliable energy production
- Integrated overcharge protection
- Composite blades for durability and optimum wind capture
- Permanent mold cast aluminum body
- Exclusive brush-less neodymium cubic curve alternator
- Sophisticated internal battery charge regulator
- Maintenance-free – Only two moving parts
- High-quality, field tested components
- Quiet operation Lightweight; easy to install
- Lightweight; unique design is simple and easy to install
- Energy in light winds
- Plug and play battery connection
- For use in non-corrosive environments
Energy Potential: Approx. 30 kWh a month at 13.4 mph (6.0 m/s)
Swept Area: 11.5 ft2 (1.07 m2)
Rotor Diameter: 46 in (1.17 m)
Weight: 13 lb (5.9 kg)
Startup Wind Speed: 7 mph (2.2 m/s)
Voltage: 12, 24 and 48 VDC
Survival Wind Speed: 110 mph (49.2 m/s)
Mount: 1.5 in schedule 40 pipe 1.9 in (48 mm) outer diameter
Warranty: Manufacturer’s Limited 5 Year
Please note which voltage you are ordering (12, 24 or 48 volt) in the comments section at check out. 12 and 24 volt are often in stock, 48 volt is special order only and will have a lead time.