Comments from John
As you probably have heard a
thousand times before, the TLG-500 is a wind turbine that none of the
competition can touch for the same size turbine!!!
John M. in N.Y.
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There are a couple of pictures of the power center still in fashion, until I am satisfied with all my circuits. I run all 2/3'rds of the lights in the house, my television, sometimes two, and when the tlg-500 is producing 50+ amps I run the vacuum cleaner and even the battery charger to recharge two marine deep cycle batteries for spare power. The inverters an Exetech 1100 watt pure sine wave and already WAY TOO small.
For the guy wire mounting I used
3/16's steel which I purchased from Home Depot. I used a bottle of map gas
to heat up the pieces and bent them in a vice to a rough circle then
finished shaping them by hammering them over a piece of the tower.
Updated Added 3-5-08
Terry, my wife and I are delighted to tell you that with change in our energy usage, a few bulb changes (480 watts replaced with compact Florissant lights, same light output), plus two months of great wind, we reduced our electric bill $88.00 Nov.-Dec., and 80.00, Jan. - Feb. Great job!!!
Thanks John & Amy
Updated Added 8-10-08
Hi Terry, This is John M. It's been a
little over a year since I put up the TLG-500 and here are some facts I
Updated Added 12-26-08
Okay Terry here is the scoop for Dec. 2008 for my second turbine, The tower is standard home depot steel pipe 2-1/2" with 2" pipe on the inside, 3/4"-5hard bolts, 1/4" aircraft cable, turn buckles that attach at six places on the tower and three places at the ground. Two hundred pounds of concrete at each point where it ties to the ground, six hundred pounds for the tower. The tower is double folding, one at the base shown in the pictures and one half way up, Put the whole tower together pulling up at the middle point then attach your cables using them to stand the whole tower up, then attach the cable to the attachment points on the ground. S-I-M-P-L-E as pie. I used , at first, only one set of cables but the turbine shimmied, the second set stiffened it up like a rock. Now about the power INCREASE, YIKES, Christmas eve 2008, we had winds from 35-50mph., My dump load is a rear seat 12vdc 35amp.car heater, well the dump load was on, five house lights, one TV. one radio playing Christmas music, the Christmas tree, The Christmas lights, a blower on a natural gas fireplace, and a battery charger, 15-17vdc was being poured into my six l-16's and warped two of the battery plates. NOW THAT IS COOL!! I'm not too fond of the battery damage, but it is all education to me. AS you can see I have 500 watts of solar as back-up when the wind doesn't blow. The solar panels have a new control dc to dc mppt. Well there you have it, I'm going to increase my dump loader to 50amps to handle the extra current, an put into line another set of l-16's, OH YEAH, we had to leave that night for about an hour and a half, We HAD TO leave the lights on, there was no place for all that extra power to go. I don't think people believe nor understand these power generators and their potential, I invite anyone interested, or non believer to come to my home on a windy day... Happy New Year. John M. in Penfield N.Y.