Turbine Control Panel

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Turbine Control Panel


The Turbine Control Panel provides a safe, easy, compact, and economical balance of system for APRS World's WTAPRS wind turbines. It integrates three phase turbine run / stop switch, three phase bridge rectifier, DC distribution and over current protection, dump controller, and data acquisition / telemetry equipment ... all in one box! The Turbine Control Panel has nearly limitless configuration options.



  • 16 gauge powder coated steel
  • Hinged covers for power compartment and instrumentation compartment
  • Massive heatsink for rectifier and optional electronic turbine control
  • Arctic Ultraflex and/or fine stranded wired wire used throughout
    • Remains flexible at low temperature
  • Made in USA!

Power Compartment

  • Three phase turbine connection block
    • accommodates #2/0 to 14 gauge input wiring
  • Run / stop switch for turbine
    • shorts all phases in stop position
  • Bridge rectifier
    • Three phase
    • 800V, 50 amp rated
  • 130 amp DC negative bus bar
    • Four 1/4"-20 studs
  • Six breaker slots with positive bus bar
    • For Carling CA breakers available in 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 50, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, and 100 amp with 150 VDC operating voltage and 10,000 amps interrupting current
  • Two 3/4" knockouts on bottom. Ample room on side(s) for additional or larger knockouts

Low Voltage Instrumentation Compartment

  • Double gang knockout on front cover for APRS World Wind Data Logger
  • Mounting location for lightning protector terminal board
  • Undedicated DIN rail for
    • breakers
    • converters
    • terminals blocks
    • sensors
      • voltage
      • current
      • turbine RPM
      • many others
    • Three 7/8" grommeted holes (1/2" knockout) to power compartment
    • Mounting location for 48 volt to 24 volt DC/DC converter

    Additional & optional controllers

    • Morningstar TriStar on left or right side
      • for dump control
    • Morningstar TriStar MPPT on left or right side
      • for solar charging
      • for using 24 volt turbine with 12 volt battery (requires electronic turbine control option)
    • Morningstar SunSaver internally mounted in power compartment
      • solar charging
      • low voltage disconnect (24 volt only)
    • APRS World APO524 low voltage disconnect internally mounted in power compartment
      • 60 amp LVD
      • latching contactor design to reduce power waste

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