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Old 07-24-2011, 11:28 AM   #1
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Sunforce Wind Genarator

I am thinking of adding a Sunforce 45444 (600 Watt) Wind generator to my existing solar system for long term boondocking and I wonder if anyone here has any experience with Sunforce products, and can advise me on noise, quality, etc. Opinions and experiences with other similar products would be appreciated too!

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Old 07-24-2011, 02:45 PM   #2
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For a wind generator to operate there must be a constant 10 MPH or better wind. Preferably more like 20 MPH. There are few places that have that kind of constant wind.

A properly installed and adjusted solar system will give you all the power you need. I have a 400 watt system and have power to spare without skimping or using LED lighting. I power all my appliances, microwave included, except air conditioning. I have a 2000 watt inverter.

Your money would be much better spent on upgrading your solar system. Also then you would not have the problem of putting up and taking down the wind generator.

See my post under boondocking: "Solar That Really Works".
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Old 07-24-2011, 04:56 PM   #3
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I've been considering one also, mostly for Quartzsite and Yuma BLM camping. I have 405 watts of solar and think I will get one or two more solar panels instead.
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If you like to tinker, wind power is fun sometimes. I have three different wind generators and six sets of blades. While I find it fun to play around with them, they do not provide the amps that one good panel will. I have 1200 watts on the roof myself.

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Old 08-03-2011, 04:31 PM   #5
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While all of your responses to OP were interesting maybe someone with actual experience with wind turbines would answer the post
I'm particularly interested in how much noise is generated
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Old 08-04-2011, 03:46 PM   #6
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sunforce 400

i have a sunforce 400 and enless the wind is really blowing hard u don't even hear it, the 400 starts with a wind around 6 - 8 mph wind, i have it on 6 interstate group 29 battries and it wooks fine
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Old 08-12-2011, 12:44 PM   #7
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i have a sunforce 400 and enless the wind is really blowing hard u don't even hear it, the 400 starts with a wind around 6 - 8 mph wind, i have it on 6 interstate group 29 battries and it wooks fine
Thnx that's usefull information how did U mount the system to UR MH
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put it on a flag pole
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I had a 700watt wind generator mounted on an out building, 600 ft from the main house. Used it in conjunction with several Solar panels - it did indeed put out the specified 700 watts. Only draw back it sounded like a 747 taking off when the wind speed hit about 10 mph the blades started to feather at about 20 mph creating a new and different but still loud sound - When we moved I left it in place
TOO MUCH NOISE - nice power but those flying 7ft blades could do major damage
Installed a small hydro system here - works GREAT far better than any Solar or wind system, works 24/7 no need for sunlight or wind anymore
Wish there was a way to put hydro on a RV - maybe when we could park next to a nice stream a drop it in place for the duration
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Take a look at www.windynation.com
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