User and Installation Manual - Cyclone wind turbines

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User and Installation Manual - Cyclone wind turbines

User and Installation Manual

500W, 1kW, 2kW, 3kW, 5kW, 10kW, 20kW

Thank you for purchasing our products and for your interest in renewable

energy. We hope that you will enjoy the benefits of your wind powered

electrical system for many years to come.

If, after reading this manual, you have any further questions please contact

your local dealer or Joliet Technology and we will do our best to assist you.

Safety is the most important consideration to take into account

when installing a tower and wind turbine. All electrical

connections must be made by a qualified electrician.


Executive standards

The Cyclone range of wind turbines comply with currently applicable European CE standards:

EN 61400-2 and EN 60204-1

Machinery directive 96/37/EC

Low voltage directive 73/23/EEC

Power capacity

Power per year (kWh)

Wind speed

(m/s)

Model

300 500 1000 2000 3000 5000 10K 20K

2.5 26 131 184 377 412 683 1367 1586

3 44 228 324 648 710 1183 2365 2733

3.5 61 368 517 1034 1130 1875 3758 4345

4 96 543 771 1542 1682 2803 5606 6491

4.5 140 780 1095 2190 2391 3995 7980 9242

5 193 1069 1498 3005 3285 5475 10950 12676

5.5 254 1419 1997 3995 4371 7288 14577 16872

6 333 1848 2593 5195 5676 9461 18922 21900

6.5 420 2348 3303 6596 7218 12027 24055 27848

7 526 2935 4126 8243 9014 15023 30047 34777

7.5 639 3609 5072 10135 11090 18475 36958 42775

8 780 4380 6150 12308 13455 22426 44851 51912

8.5 937 5256 7376 14761 16136 26902 53795 62266

9 1113 6237 8760 17520 19158 31930 63860 73917

9.5 1305 10302 20604 22531 37554 75108 86925

10 1524 12019 24029 26280 43800 87600 101388

10.5 1761 30423 50703 101406 117366

11 2024 34979 58298 116596 134948

11.5 2313 154202

12 2628 175200

12.5 2970 198029

13 3338 222749

Temperature: -40~+60 Celsius degree. Humidity: less than 95%


General data

Protection Level

Insulation Level

Cooling Mode

Drive Mode

Adjust Speed Method

Adjust Direction Method

2000W and under 2000W

3000W and over 3000W

IP54

B

IC0041

Direct driven by wheel

Automatic

Automatic

Manual and automatic

Generator

The generator is a three phase permanent magnet alternator.

Model 300W 500W 1KW

Rated power (W) 300 500 1000

Rated voltage (DCV) 12 24 48

Rated voltage (ACV) 17 34 68

Rated current (DCA) 25 21 21

Rated current (ACA) 18 15 15

Rated speed rpm) 450 400 400

Max speed (rpm) 600 500 500

Weight (kg) 12.5 ‐ 34

Model 2kW 3kW 5kW 10kW 20kW

Rated power (W) 2000 3000 5000 10000 20000

Rated voltage (DCV) 48 240 240 240/360 360

Rated voltage (ACV) 34 339 339 339/509 509

Rated current (DCA) 42 13 21 42/28 56

Rated current (ACA) 60 9 15 30/20 40

Rated speed (rpm) 400 220 200 180 90

Max speed (rpm) 500 275 250 225 112

Weight (kg) 39 280 325 387 960


Blades

Model 300W 500W 1000W 2000W 3000W 5000W 10kW 20kW

Material

Carbon Fiber glass

fiber

Number

3

of blades

Diameter

1.5 2.5 2.7 3.2 4.5 6.4 8 10

(m)

Area (m2) 1.80 4.90 5.70 8.00 15.90 32.20 50.30 78.5

TSR 3 7 6 7 5 7 8 4

Controller

Model 300W 500W 1kW 2kW 3kW 5kW 10kW 20kW

Dump load power (W) 600W 1kW 2kW 4kW 6kW 10kW 20kW 40kW

Batteries rated voltage (V) 12/24 24 48 48 240 240 360 360

Float charge voltage (V) 14.5/30 30 60 60 300 300 450 450

Overvoltage (V) 14.5/30 30 60 60 300 300 450 450

Over charge resume voltage (V) 14/28 28 56 56 280 280 420 420

Under voltage (V) 10.5/21 21 42 42 210 210 315 315

Under charge resume voltage

12/24 24 48 48 240 240 360 360

(V)

Net weight (kg) ‐ 2 2 2 3 3 3 4

Working

Continuous and intelligent

Circumstance Temperature: ‐10~40 Celsius degree; Humidity: less than 85%

Rated wind speeds

Important! Never install a wind turbine in areas with a average wind speed known to be higher

than the turbines rated wind speed.

500W 1000W 2000W 3000W 5000W 10kW 20kW

Rated wind speed m/s 8 9 9 10 10 10 12

Auto furl wind speeds

Model 3000W 5000W 10kW 20kW

Furl 30 degrees 12m/s 12m/s 12m/s 13m/s

Furl 60 degrees 15m/s 15m/s 15m/s 16m/s

Furl 90 degrees (shutdown) 18m/s 18m/s 18m/s 20m/s


Inverter

Cyclone wind turbines can be used in conjunction with any suitable inverter. Joliet Technology

highly recommend the use of SMA Windy Boy inverters which are manufactured and configured to

order by SMA for Cyclone wind turbines.

• SMA are well known to be world leaders in inverter technology.

• SMA inverters carry an extendable 5 year warranty.

• SMA inverters can be configured for on or off grid use anywhere in the world, negating the

requirement for two types of inverters.

• SMA inverters now incorporate the latest ‘opti-cool’ system to ensure higher performance

under heavy loads.

• Additional SMA equipment is available for remote system monitoring via GSM or internet. Hybrid

and Island grid configurations can be designed around the SMA Sunny Island battery charge

controller.

All inverters can be set as AC110V/120V/220V/230V single phase and 50Hz/60Hz output.

Only 5kw, 10kw, 20kw can be supplied with AC380V, three phase output inverters.

Three phase options

For ON grid configurations requiring a three phase output it is advised to

use one SMA inverter for each phase (three inverters) For OFF grid, battery

charging systems Joliet Technology can supply a single to three phase

converter configured to client requirements.

On grid inverters (SMA) can be supplied to conform to local grid

operators requirements in most countries.

Please refer to detailed installation and user information supplied with SMA inverters.


Tower

Free standing tower (refer to figure 1) Note: a crane is required to install a free standing tower

Model

Symbol in 500W,1000W,2000W 3kW,5kW,10kW 20kW

figure 1

Height (m) ‐ 8 12 18

Sections ‐ 3 3 3

Sections sketch ‐

Weight (kg) ‐ 326 1328 2660

Top flange C1( mm) 150 310 500

C2( mm) 120 200 460

C3( mm) 90 160 380

T1( mm) M12 M16 Φ24

N1 6 12 16

Bottom flange C4( mm) 500 940 1300

C5( mm) 415 770 1140

C6( mm) 330 635 815

T2( mm) Φ22 Φ40 Φ40

N2 9 9 16

Figure 1


For free standing tower (refer to figure 3)

Model Symbol in figure 3 500W,1KW,2KW 3KW,5KW,10KW 20KW

Depth (m) ( D1) 1.5 2.0 2.5

Diameter (m) ( C1) 1.0 1.8 2.5

Depth of ground bolts (m) ( D2) 1.2 1.6 2.0

Ground bolt circle Diameter (mm) ( C2) 415 770 1140

Type of ground bolts ( T) M18 M30 M30

Numbers of ground bolts ( N) 9 9 16

Figure 3

Guy cable tower – Guyed towers offer ‘tilt up’ installation facility

Model 300W 500W 1000W 2000W 3000W 5000W 10kW

Height (m) 6 6 6 9 9 12 12

Diameter

48 89 114 140 273 273 325

(mm)

Thickness 2.5 3.25 3.25 3.5 6 6 6

Sections 3 2 2 3 2 3 3

Weight (kg) 23.5 41.8 54 107.5 360.5 480.6 574.2

Note: The tower supplied with a Cyclone 20kW is not a tilt up tower and requires a crane for installation


Concrete base

For guy cable tower (refer to figure 2)

Model 300W 500W 1000W 2000W

Radius (m) 3.0 3.0 3.0 4.0

Center base dimension (m) ( L*W*D) 0.8*0.8*0.6

Side base dimension (m) ( L*W*D) 0.6*0.6*0.6

Model 3000W 5000W 10kW 20kW

Radius (m) 6.0 6.0 6.0 8.0

Center base dimension (m) (L*W*D) 0.8*0.8*1.6 1.0*1.0*1.0

Side base dimension ( m) ( L*W*D) 0.6*0.6*1.0 1.5*1.5*1.0

Figure 2


Electrical wires

Model 300W 500W 1000W 2000W 3000W 5000W 10kW 20kW

Length (m) 20 50

Cross‐

Section

area (mm2)

2.5 4 4 6 8

Suggested battery specification. Please refer to your battery supplier for details.

Model 300W 500W 1000W 2000W 3000W 5000W 10kW 20kW

Battery

12

voltage (V)

Capacity

200 200 200 200 100 200 400 800

(AH)

PCS 2 2 4 4 20 20 20 30

Charging

time (h)

18 11 11 11 9 11 11 17

Noise report

Model 20kW 10kW 5000W 3000W 2000W 1000W 500W 300W

Round Wind

Speed (m/s)

Sound( db)

3 29.7 21.3 20 20.9 24.6 23.3 20.9 20.9

4 34 21.7 22.6 27.8 24.8 24.8 22.7 23.4

5 38.2 29.4 24.5 36.2 29.5 30.9 26.2 28.5

6 40.9 30.6 32.2 40.2 35.2 36.9 33.6 36.7

7 45.1 41.4 35.6 45.8 40.7 42.2 40.3 43.6

8 48 44.5 40.4 46.9 48.2 49 45 49.8

9 51.3 50.3 44.7 48.9 52.6 53.4 52.7 51.6

10 54.6 54.8 48.6 59 61.8 62.4 58.4 61.8

11 57.5 58.4 58.4 62.4 65.8 64 59.5 66.2

12 61.7 59.4 59.3 64.6 70.5 70.7 63.3 69.5

Test position: At 12m away from generator.

Notes: The sound value includes wind noise.


Installation – Guyed tower

Please read this manual thoroughly before beginning assembly. If you have any questions

on proper installation or usage please call either Joliet Technology technical help desk or your dealer for

more information.

Safety is the most important consideration to take into account when installing a tower

and wind turbine.

It is very important to remember that any wind turbine has high speed spinning parts and can be very

dangerous if not installed properly! Make sure that all bolted connections are tight and the guy wire

anchors are suitable for your soil conditions. All of these elements are explained in further detail later in

this manual.

Important! Choose a very calm day to do your installation.

Site Selection

Site selection is the most important factor affecting the performance of your wind turbine!

In almost all locations the wind speed increases, as you get higher off the ground. This is why the taller

the tower the better. As a rule, the turbine should be mounted as high in the air and as far away from

obstructions as is possible.

To find the best location to erect your tower and wind turbine, study the area available and take note

of how the prevailing (most common) winds blow through it. If there are trees, buildings, hills or other

obstructions take note of how high they are and where they are in relation to the prevailing wind

direction and your proposed tower location. The best site for your tower and turbine will be upwind and

above any obstructions which may exist. If there are houses or trees in the surrounding area it is best to

mount the turbine at least twice as high as any obstruction in the area. If the turbine is to be mounted at

the crest of a hill or on a beach where winds come from across the water, a lower tower may be

acceptable.

The next consideration in siting your tower and turbine is the distance from the turbine to your batteries.

The shortest distance will require the least amount of wire and reduce the amount of power lost through

the wiring. If a long distance is required between your tower and the batteries it will be necessary to use

heavy gage wire to reduce the resistance of the wire.

Since the resistance of the wire is directly proportional to its length, making the run shorter will

dramatically reduce the amount of power “lost” in the wires. The person laying out your power system

should be aware of these considerations when the system is in the planning stages.

NEVER INSTALL A TOWER WHERE IT COULD CONTACT POWERLINES IN ANY DIRECTION.


Determine Location for Tower Base

Select a location for the tower base, and determine the direction in which the tower will lower and

raise. If you will be using a vehicle to raise the tower, clear a path for the lift line from the lift anchor to

the vehicle. A swivel pulley will be installed at the lift anchor, between the tower base and the vehicle.

Mark the ground locations for the base and anchors.

This tower kit is designed for installation on a flat surface. If you have a location that is on an incline or

side of a hill you will need to have a local certified engineer review your installation.

When your tower is being installed on an incline you must make sure that the side anchors and base

anchor are level. The front and back anchors must be directly up and down slope with the gin pole on

the downhill section. This will help raise the tower since the turbine will be resting uphill. Make sure the

anchor points and base anchor are in line when sighted from anchor to anchor. This will ensure the

forces on the guy wires are balanced properly.

Concrete foundations for the central base and anchor points

Following the layout illustrated above, dig the foundation holes. Please refer to the chart above for the

size of the holes according to the mast type and the turbine size you have chosen.

Buried concrete anchors will work in any situation other than solid rock. A hole must be dug in the

ground at the desired anchor point.

C25 concrete should be used and allowed to set fully for 20 days before installation begins. Four anchor

bolts should be installed according to the holes on the base. Make sure that they match up with the

holes in the base. Fix the base into the concrete using bolts (as shown in diagram 2).

Remember to install a conduit in the central base foundation to run cables.


Annular anchors need to be set 60°to 80°along the base direction, check the distance between the

four anchor hooks and the center of the base. The four anchors should be horizontal (as shown in

diagram 3).

Diagram 3


Tower assembly

Insert the main section of tower into the base, then insert the axis pin or bolt into the base and tighten.

Connect each section of tower one by one and place the tower on the supporting stand after

assembly. Pass a flexible conduit through each tube section for cables.

Fix the guy wires

Cut the cables to approximate lengths and lay out the four cables towards each anchor point. Attach

all four cables to the mast fixing points. Please note that taller towers will have eight cables.

Make sure that the loaded cable is underneath the clamp as shown above.


Attach the two side cables to the side anchors. Attach the rear cable to the rear anchor point.

Allow a small amount of slack in the cables for final adjustment later.

Fit the gin pole and pulley and lay out the guy wires to fix to the front anchor.

Grounding the Tower

It is critically important that the tower be properly grounded or earthed before it is erected. Grounding

will provide static and lightning protection for the turbine, tower, and the rest of your system.

Typically, grounding is accomplished by driving a 1.5mtr ground rod into the earth near the tower base.

A wire is then used to connect the tower base to the ground rod.

Not grounding your system will void your warranty AND can cause damage to your turbine. It is

recommended to ground all guy wires to the same ground rod, especially in high lightning-strike areas.

Trial raising the Tower

It is recommended to trial raise the complete tower prior to fitting the turbine. This allows any final

adjustments and tensioning to be carried out before the final raising of the wind turbine.

Fix the two thin wire cables on the two lugs of the gin pole, by running them through the two lugs, and

attach them to the pole after putting them through the upper pulley.

Insert the supporting pole into the tower. The wire guy cable on the two tower sides should be fixed on

the two side anchors, and then tightened up.


Fix the lower pulley on the front anchor. Fix one side of the longest thin wire cable on the pulley of the

supporting pole. Make sure the other side runs through the pulley, and then runs through the upper and

lower pulley. Finally, attach it to a hoist or tractor (as shown in diagram Small units by hand 3kW upwards

by tractor or other vehicle)

CAUTION: NEVER STAND NEAR OR UNDER TOWER, GUYS, OR GIN POLE WHEN RAISING OR

LOWERING TOWER


Raise tower slowly - carefully observing the tension in the side guys. If the side guys become taut, stop

lifting and lower the tower and loosen the side guys that are too tight. Repeat if necessary. Excess

tension in side guys due to anchors being lower than base pivot point will collapse the pipe.

Raise tower until nearly vertical but with tension still on lift cable. A second person or the driver can now

catch the lift pole and lower it gently to the ground. Allowing the lift pole to crash to the ground puts a

serious strain on the back guys and other tower components. At the end of this step, the tower should

be vertical.

Check that the length of cable on the backside guy cables is not too slack or too taut. Minor

adjustments can be made with the turnbuckles, but major adjustments should be made by lowering the

tower and adjusting the length of cable through the cable clamps. Also, check that the cable length

on the side guys is correct. Be sure to lower the tower if any major adjustments need to be made.

Fasten the lift pole to the anchor. Using a long level against the side of the tower toward each anchor,

adjust the lower turnbuckles until the tower is plumb at the base. Sighting up the tower, now tighten the

upper turnbuckles until tower is straight. Guy wires should be just tight enough to eliminate sag.

When the tower is vertical and the guy cables are properly tensioned, practice lowering and raising the

tower several times without the turbine installed.

Once you are comfortable lowering and raising your tower, it is time to install the turbine. Lower the

tower pipe so the end is resting on a support stand near the top guy cables (see below). This stand

should hold the end of the tower pipe approximately 1 meter off the ground. You may need several

wood blocks of different heights to support the tower.

Install the turbine to the top of the tower by following the

instructions further on in this manual. Double check the rotor

blades, tail, and tower are properly secured before final

raising of the complete turbine.

The ends of the electrical wires from the wind

turbine should be shorted to prevent the turbine

from spinning while raising the tower.

After the turbine is installed, raise the tower following the same procedure as described in the previous

section.

Secure the gin pole to the anchor and make any final adjustments to the tension in the guy cables with

the turnbuckles.

Follow the instructions later in this manual on how to connect the turbine to the controller.


Turbine assembly and connections

Lift the turbine end of the mast onto a support. Fix the running flange of the turbine to the tower with

bolts. Install the tail assembly (for models up to 2kW) Take care that the generator axis is facing upwards

in order to install the blades, apply a light coating of grease to the turbine shaft.

Install the blade hub and tighten the hub nut with a spring washer. (300W wind turbine has no spring

washer)


It is essential to balance of blades when installing them, this reduces wind noise and badly

balanced blades will cause damage to the wind turbine. Fix the blades without fully tightening

the bolts. Adjust the distance between blades tips to be equal before screwing in all the bolts.

(as shown in diagram 5)

Diagram 5

Make sure: L1=L2=L3 (error allowed: ±5mm)

Use a torque wrench spanner to tighten blades’ bolts 200w - 300w=15Nm±1

500w - 1kw - 2kw = 30Nm±1 3kw - 5kw -10kw - 20kw = 50Nm±1

Note: These values are imperative. If they are not respected, we decline all responsibility for possible

damage to the blades or flange.


After adjusting the distance between the blade tips so they are equal, screw down the bolts according

to the order shown in diagram 6 (300W has three blade bolts, screw them down one by one)

Diagram 6

Fit the nose cone.

(For 3kw wind turbine and above) fix the aviation plug on the generator into the

socket of the dogvane, and then install the dogvane (wind direction sensor).

Special attention should be paid to the location of the dogvane. All five holes

must be opposite each other.

After the turbine is installed, raise the tower following the same procedure as

described in the previous section.

Secure the gin pole to the anchor and make any final adjustments to the tension in the guy cables with

the turnbuckles.

Follow the instructions later in this manual on how to connect the turbine to the controller.


Electrical Connection

Batteries should be placed inside buildings which are dry and at a constant temperature.

Choose a suitable place to install the batteries, inverter and controller.

Connect the batteries in series. Connect the anode of first battery to cathode of the second one to

create a series.

Grease the joints well. Install the fuse on the positive electrode of the battery. The distance of

conducting wire between batteries and controller should be less than 3m.

Please refer to suggested battery capacity for various models (as shown above)

It is advised to install a ‘kill switch’ for use in case of emergency shut down requirement (severe storm

condition for example)

Wiring options – off grid battery charging configuration

Note. All the models can be used in an on-grid environment, but only with adherence to local

regulations. An on-grid controller and inverter need to be purchased additionally.


Wiring options – Island grid battery charging configuration

The Idea The Sunny Island is connected to a battery bank and defines the AC grid by controlling voltage and frequency on

the AC side. All components of your off‐grid system are connected to this AC bus. These can be electricity consumers as well

as well as electricity sources (such as Sunny Boy PV‐inverters). In periods with a high energy yield (e.g. daytime with high

insolaration and low electricity demand on the consumer side) the Sunny Island extracts AC power from the bus and charges

the battery. In periods with high electricity demand (e.g. night time and higher electricity demand on the consumer side)

the Sunny Island takes energy out of the battery and feeds it to the AC bus.

Flexible Nearly any kind of electricity generator can be integrated into your Sunny Island off‐grid electricity supply:

Photovoltaic plants with Sunny Boy inverters, wind energy plants with Windy Boy inverters from SMA, water turbines and

even diesel generators that are automatically activated when the state of charge of the connected batteries run low. Off‐grid

electricity supply systems based on Sunny Island can easily be extended and modified due to its stackability.

Powerful Off‐grid systems with Sunny Islands are powerful for two reasons: The coupling of the components on the AC side

results in an adding up of all energy sources. A high solar radiation results in a high output of your Sunny Boy inverters while

this energy is additionally available to the power your Sunny Island can deliver. This increases the total power of your plant.


Wiring options – Grid connection

(Special attention to 3kw & above 3kw)

There are two cables connected to the generator head. One is the wind direction signal cable, which

has an aviation plug on the cable head. You need to insert this plug into the socket. The other cable is

for the output of generator power and the controlling signal. There are five lines with three thick wires for

generator output and the other two thin wires for controlling signal, which is classified as positive

electrode and negative one. All should be appropriately connected to the connecting poles at the

back of controller.

The anemoscope

The anemoscope should be installed on a house roof or in an open area on a

separate mast, and must be vertical. One end of the anemoscope cable

should be inserted into the socket under the anemoscope with the other end

inserted into the appropriate socket in the controller.


Off-grid typical system connections

300W, 500W, 1kW and 2kW off grid wiring diagram.

3kW and above, off grid wiring diagram (showing wind direction and speed connections).


Controller connection 1kw & 2kw (hybrid controller)

Controller functions 3kw & above 3kw

In its initial state, the control board will indicate “auto” and

“turn-on”. When the wind speed reaches or surpasses 2m/s in

this mode, the wind turbine will track the wind direction

automatically. If the batteries are full or the wind speed is too

strong, the turbine will furl automatically until shutdown.

It is also possible to set the wind direction mode to “manual”

and adjust the turbines direction by pressing “forward” or

“reverse”. When the wind speed is too strong or the batteries

are fully charged, the turbine will not shut down automatically.

When the wind turbine is not required to function, you can press

the shutdown button to switch it off. Then the turbine will

automatically face the wind and shutdown.


The system will continuously check the batteries’ voltage when the system is in its normal power

generating state. The system will alarm automatically when there is over voltage or under voltage. In

case of over voltage, a shutdown order will be sent out. These are the factory settings: over-voltage

alarm is set on 300V, alarm voltage cancellation 280V and under voltage alarm 210V.

The function of the anemoscope is to check the real time wind speed. The states are “working” or

“non-working”. In working mode, the system will automatically face the wind and generate electricity.

There are “non-windand “over-wind” under “non-working” state. When under “non-wind” state, the

system shifts into sleeping state. When in “over-wind” mode, the system will immediately send out a

furling order. The system will go into shutdown.

Following table illustrates the settings on leaving the factory:

Model 3000W 5000W 10KW 20KW

Furl 30 degree 12m/s 12m/s 12m/s 13m/s

Furl 60 degree 15m/s 15m/s 15m/s 16m/s

Furl 90 degree(shutdown) 18m/s 18m/s 18m/s 20m/s

Table 5

Note: the anemoscope should be installed on the 3KW and above 3KW wind turbine systems; otherwise

the system will not operate normally.


Maintenance

Wind turbines may be operated under extremely harsh conditions, or encounter various types of bad

weather. Therefore, examination at set dates and maintenance are necessary in order to keep the

system operating properly.

Before a severe storm, it is advised to lower the tower in order to avoid possible damage or loss.

Maintenance monthly

CHECK MECHANICAL CONDITION

WATCH AND LISTEN FROM THE TOWER BASE. Use binoculars. There should be no mechanical noise,

rattle or vibration. The propeller and tail must not wobble. Lower or climb the tower for inspection, if

indicated. There should be no buzzing either heard or felt with your hand on the tower mast.

INSPECT THE TOWER

Follow all inspection and maintenance requirements of the tower manufacturer. Tighten all nuts and

bolts, especially wire clips. Check for cracks and bent or broken parts at the anchors and base

structure. Check for broken strands and tighten guys.

CHECK THE TURBINE CABLES

Normal use of a wind turbine dictates that the turbine head will turn through 360 degrees from time to

time. Check that the cables from the turbine do not become excessively twisted.

CHECK THE BATTERY

Add only distilled water if needed. (Consult your battery manufacturer.)

Tighten battery connections. Remove corrosion and protect terminals. Wipe tops with baking soda

solution.

Maintenance yearly

LOWER TOWER AND GIVE WIND GENERATOR A COMPLETE MECHANICAL CHECK. FIX OR REPLACE ANY

WORN OR LOOSE PARTS.

1. Check tightness of all tower mounting nuts and bolts and propeller mounting bolts.

2. Check all bearings. Just perceptible play is acceptable.

3. Clean the propeller with mild detergent to remove all dirt and debris. Avoid scratching the surface.

Replace blades if they are cracked or damaged.

Spare parts

No Component name Replacement interval Remark

1 Blades Replace when broken

2 Anemoscope Replace when broken For 3kw and above

3 Dogvane Replace when broken For 3kw and above

4 Slip ring Three years For 2kw and below


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why doesn’t my wind turbine work after being connected to the inverter?

Check the charge being generated. If there is not enough power being supplied, the system will not

operate normally; if there is enough power, please check that the connecting wires between batteries

and inverter are correctly installed.

Why will the batteries not charge?

Check whether or not the rotor is turning, the generator has no output at too high or too low wind

speed. If the rotor is normal, disconnect the generator's wire from the batteries and controller (if there is

an individual controller); check the output voltage of generator by a multi-meter. If the voltage is

normal please check the batteries are ok, otherwise check the wires from the generator.

Why doesn’t the rotor turn at a normal wind speed?

If the output wires from generator is shorted, the rotor will not turn. Check the generator wires after

disconnecting it from batteries.

Wind turbine (3kw & above 3kw) can not track wind direction automatically.

Check whether the anemoscope is functioning. The simple way is to examine whether the wind-speed

indicator on the controller is working;

Check whether the dogvane (wind direction monitor) is working correctly.

If both are working correctly, check that the controller board has been set on “auto”. If not, it cannot

track the wind direction automatically. If you cannot track the wind direction, the reason for this is

generally insufficient wind speed. Only when the wind speed is greater than 3m/s and sustained for

more than 30 seconds, can you track wind speed and change windward angle.

How long is the generator's lifespan?

It is 15 years under normal care. The guarantee of turbine and controller is 2 years, and the inverter is 6

months from the date of purchase.

Safety is the most important consideration to take into account when installing a tower and

wind turbine. All electrical connections must be made by a qualified electrician.


Warranty

Cyclone wind turbines are guaranteed for two years from date of purchase, any defective part will be

replaced at no charge. Only Joliet Technology technicians or an Authorized Service centre determines

a defective part.

WHAT IS NOT COVERED

• Damage due to lightning

• Damage due to extreme winds

• Damage due to improper installation & operation

• Damage due to improperly wiring to batteries

• Damage resulting from contact with flying debris

• Damage resulting from usage outside design parameters

THIS WARRANTY APPLIES TO THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER AND MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED.

NO ONE HAS THE AUTHORITY TO ADD TO OR VARY THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, OR TO CREATE ANY OTHER

OBLIGATION IN CONNECTION TO JOLIET TECHNOLOGY AND ITS PRODUCTS UNLESS SPECIFICALLY

ISSUED BY JOLIET TECHNOLOGY.

ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY APPLICABLE TO JOLIET TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS IS LIMITED IN DURATION

TO THE SAME PERIOD OF TIME AS THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY.

JOLIET TECHNOLOGY IS NOT AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, OR

CONTINGENT DAMAGES THAT ANY PERSON OR PROPERTY MIGHT SUFFER AS A RESULT OF ITS

BREACH TO THIS WRITTEN AND OR IMPLIED WARRANTY.

The Customer’s Responsibilities

All products must be installed and operated in accordance to this owner’s manual and local codes.

Any modifications to the turbine system design will void the warranty and compromise the safety of the

machine.

You should keep a copy of the invoice to verify the purchase date. You will be responsible for removing

the machine from the tower shipping the turbine to the repair centre and re-installing.

If You Experience A Problem With Your Product

Contact your nearest authorized service centre or Joliet Technology to determine the nature of the

problem. Joliet technology will issue a return authorization number (RA number) before you return the

turbine or send you the replacement parts needed to repair the machine. Joliet Technology will pay

least cost return shipping back to the customer. If express is required, the customer will be required to

pay the difference in freight charges.


Safety Information

Wind turbines present mechanical, electrical and chemical (battery) hazards that can be life

threatening.

It is your responsibility to obtain all required permits and engineering certifications for your tower and

tower location. Soil and wind conditions vary and towers and tower foundations must be designed for

your specific location.

Tower must not be able to fall on occupied buildings, neighbour’s property or power lines. Tower

climbing is dangerous and should be attempted only by experienced personnel using proper safety

equipment. A tilt up guyed tower can eliminate climbing. Locate your mounting mast (tower) well away

from occupied buildings and power lines; a minimum of 100m is recommended.

If the generator appears or sounds loose in the tower or is making an unusual sound, the condition must

be corrected immediately. A loose generator or component will soon damage itself further and may fall

from the tower or loose parts that could be lethal. Never stand in line with a spinning propeller.

Provide climbing protection against all unauthorized persons or children. Never allow an untrained

person or someone without the proper safety equipment to climb the tower. Always stop the propeller

before climbing the tower. Both falling from the tower and contact with the spinning propeller can be

lethal.

High voltage systems (that is, systems with battery voltages of 64 volts and above or the primary side of

any system with a transformer) represent a dangerous shock hazard and could be lethal. All high

voltage systems should be wired and maintained by a qualified and licensed electrician.

Batteries may emit explosive and irritating gas while charging. Never turn on a light switch or make any

other electrical connection or light a match or make any type of spark near a recently-charged

battery. Use protective gloves and eyeglasses when working around a battery. Turn off all loads, wear

safety glasses, and look away when making a final battery connection.

NEVER place objects on top or near the inverter or controller. These devices must dissipate heat

as part of normal operation. FAILURE AND FIRE can result if airflow is blocked.

Contact

Tel. 00 34 972 505 557 ou 00 34 972 67 77 98 en Français

Fax. 00 34 972 67 77 96

Info@joliet-europe.com

www.joliet-europe.com

JOLIET (ENERGY) TECHNOLOGY SL Placa Europa 45 17600 Figueres Girona

Joliet Technology SL – Reg. B63850549 – CL Balmes 152 – 08008 Barcelona

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