New for 2010 the Rutland WG504 E-furl by Marlec Engineering. The E-furl feature is intended for when used in land applications. It protects the alternator from more turbulent winds sometimes encountered when used in a land installation. The E-furl is still marine grade and also works just as well, if not better, in marine applications. We are currently only stocking the E-furl model. Non E-furl models can be special ordered and can take 2~4 weeks to ship.
In 2009 Marlec updated the design of the already highly successful older 503 model to the Rutland WG 504 with a more streamlined design and greater UV stability on materials.
With a peak output of approximately 60 watts in 40+ MPH winds, the WG504 would be right at home on a boat, offshore installation or other harsh environments. Yet only needs about 5 knots (5.75 MPH) of wind to start charging.
The low friction 3 phase alternator gives smooth, silent output. Brushless alternator and fixed shaft negates the need for brushgear and means lower maintenance.
The WG504’s unique Safety Turbine blade design, and a turning radius of just 304mm (~12″) make it ideal for intallations where space is at a premium. The WG504 six bladed design gives better turbine balance and quieter operation. Blades have a diameter of 510mm (~20″).
All Marlec Rutland wind generators are built to marine specifications, making them very durable in harsh environments. Their unique high inertia alternator acts like a flywheel-effect and continues producing power between sudden gusts of wind, when other turbines may stall.
All Rutland generators feature low start-up speeds, and high peak output speeds, making them some of the most versatile home power generators available.
Currently only available in 12 volt.
Designed for use with Rutland’s HRS503/12V Regulator, HRSi controller, HRDi dual battery charge controller, HRDX/12V digital controllers; or any 12V 5 amp (or larger) load diverting controller. Or you can add the Rutland HRS503 controller on to your order for an additional charge (which enables you to install up to 100W of solar panels). The HRS & HRDX controller/regulators will also additionally handle +100w of solar panel (with the WG504). While the HRSi and HRDi will also handle +160W of solar panel.
Mounts by sleeving into a pipe with a 31mm (~1.22″) ID. Max 1-1/2″ OD on the pipe or the blades may be able to flex enough to hit the pipe.
1 year manufacturers limited warranty.
Made in the UK. Our price may occasionaly change due to exchange rates and shipping costs.
Typically in stock. Call and check availability if need in a hurry or if need quantity.