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Victron Quattro & Wind Turbine


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Jip, Victron inverters do not include charge controllers.

Does not connect to the Victron, but to the battery bank.

Sure others will add more ideas, but I know Morningstar's controllers can handle wind turbines also, one of their top ones: One Morningstar Example

For me it is a tough one to chose between a Victron or Morningstar controller. So I got both makes.

Truth be told, I have a feeling the Morningstar may be slightly ahead of the Victron. More options, more adjust-ability etc.

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24 minutes ago, Mike said:

cool thanks, i am registered with both, will check on it tomorrow

If you get one, we have an idea how to read their data already. ;-) 

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While on the topic, The Quattro can handle a generator input, but unlike i would have liked it does not simply use the generator input and charge the batteries with it no, it has to sync with it as well meaning if you gennie is doing 220 60hz or something then it will be the output of the inverter as well, and you cant have AC in and generator in at the same time. Now of course it makes sense to do it like this, what for using the power directly and all,  avoiding losses in rectification and so on. But wouldn't it have been much nicer to have the gen input isolated, then i could use the input for an unstable AC input like a woodgas, steam diy generator whatever, there are of course many ways to skin a cat. a quattro can however supplement your generators power from the batteries, like if say you have 5kva Generator then you limit its input current and draw another 5k from reserves but still, meh.   

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Quattro has two inputs, one for grid and one for generator. It prioritises one over the other and has two transfer switches to use either. It wants mains voltage of course, not meant for wind.

Also look at microcare. Their CC can do wind iirc.

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1 hour ago, bushman10 said:

If I want Turbine to charge batteries how will I need to configure

You connect the wind turbine's controller onto the batteries.

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2 hours ago, bushman10 said:

what do you mean it is not meant for wind?

I mean, it's not a charge controller. It's a way to multiplex two 230VAC sources onto two outputs (for the Quatro also has two outputs). In other words, the second input on the Quatro should not be confused for something it is not :-) I was more responding to @Weasel's post above. You'd have to take the wind charger through its own controller straight to battery, and then you'd need to either run purely from battery, or if you want to run a grid-tied system (backfeed through the quatro) you'd need to run hub-1 or hub-4.

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