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SCOTT Solar Hydro Electric-Scott Hydro Cross Flow Turbine
Scott Hydroelectric Cross Flow Turbine For lower head/higher volumes of water.
- 1500W ouput can power a small home
- Low-head design: As little as 20ft drop
- Durable stainless steel runner design
- AC output for optimum power transmission
- Made in the USA
AMRtechnologies Inc. is excited to introduce a new offering to our hydroelectric product line. The Scott Cross-Flow turbine is capable of 1500+ watts of output with only 35’ or more of head. A minimum of 15 feet of head is recommended with a 6” penstock although a 4” penstock could be used for higher head, lower flow applications. This high output turbine would be great for a lodge or off-grid home or shop requiring larger amounts of power. The Scott Turbine is industrial grade with cast aluminum and stainless steel runner and shaft. The Scott turbine sends 3-phase AC to a rectifier located near the battery bank. After the recitifier, a MidNite Classic 250 charge control (sold separately) charges the battery bank. No diversion load is necessary unless the head is over 40 feet. A MidNite Clipper or a stop switch is not recommended with this unit.
This is a high flow turbine so the creek must have a minimum of 300 gallons per minute.
A basic shelter is recommended to cover and protect the unit from the worst of the outdoor weather.
• 8 bolt pattern 9.5 b.c. (at turbine)
• Recommend 15 or more feet net head (fall)
• Screened intake to prevent fish, leaves, and rocks from entering system
• Should have small shelter to cover unit
• 130 to 200 volts AC output rectified to DC for charge controller for battery setup, or grid connection
• Complete unit (Turbine and Generator mounted on Frame) weight 95 lbs.
Startup and Shutdown Procedure (assumes wiring and setpoints have been checked) STARTUP:
1) Keep the water valve to the turbine CLOSED to start.
2) Check that all switches on the control panel are OH-. This includes the 3-pole power input from the turbine, the switch connecting the charge control to the battery, and the inverter disconnect (if an inverter is present).
3) Turn the Midnite Classic battery switch ON. Wait as the controller powers up. Note battery voltage and other values. All information about system performance is found on this Classic display panel.
4) Turn the large inverter battery switch ON (assuming there is an inverter in the system).
5) With the water valve CLOSED, turn the 3-pole switch from the turbine to the ON position.
ALWAYS CONNECT CONTROLS BEFORE STARTING THE TURBINE !
6) Now open the water valve until the turbine begins to turn at a slow speed. Note the values shown on the Midnite Classic display, particularly the watt output from the turbine and the incoming voltage.
7) Open the water valve until the turbine is running at an intermediate speed. Note values as above.
8) Open the water valve fully until the turbine is running at highest speed. Note values as above.
9) Once the system is operating, you should keep an eye on battery voltage for a day or two, to see the maximum battery voltage reached. This should match the BULK voltage setting on the C40 control.
10) Over time you may discover that the turbine produces more power than you are using, as evidenced by batteries always at a full charge and the diversion regulator always dumping power to the diversion load. If this is the case, you may wish to close the water valve somewhat to lower output and conserve water.
1) To shut the system down, first slowly close the water valve to stop the turbine. Once the turbine has stopped, you can safely turn OFF the control and/or inverters as needed. Do not turn controls OFF until the turbine has stopped, or the turbine may overspeed and damage equipment from high voltage !
ALWAYS STOP THE TURBINE BEFORE DISCONNECTING CONTROLS !
ALWAYS CONNECT CONTROLS BEFORE STARTING THE TURBINE !
The Advantages of a Scott Hydro Turbine:
- Designed & Manufactured for years of maintenance free service
- System runs 24/7—365 days a year in all weather conditions
- Turbine housing constructed of heat treated aluminum with powder coated finish
- Entire assembly made out of non-corrosive material
- Bearings are double sealed permanently lubed stainless steel
- The runner, shaft and fasteners are made from 300 series stainless steel
- Permanent magnet alternator: 3-phase AC direct drive with no gear box
- High voltage AC output for long line transmission capability
- 3-phase rectifier changes AC to DC for battery charging
- Generator is rated at 1500 watts output, and capable of up to 2000 watts depending on installation conditions
- Ideal for low head conditions as low as 20 feet of vertical drop
- The flat efficiency curve yields better annual performance than other turbine systems
- Excellent behavior with partial load or low stream flow
- Well suited for unattended electricity production
- There are only three rotating components = Simple maintenance
- Almost no turbine noise
- Self cleaning. No runner cleaning is necessary
- No dam required-simple diversion up stream or any water source meeting requirements
- Made in the United States of America
- 8 bolt pattern 9.5 b.c. (at turbine)
- Recommend 15 or more feet net head (fall)
- Screened intake to prevent fish, leaves, and rocks from entering system
- Should have small shelter to cover unit
- 130 to 200 volts AC output rectified to DC for charge controller for battery setup, or grid connection
- Complete unit (Turbine and Generator mounted on Frame) weight 95 lbs
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