Powerspout documents for download

Powerspout turbines do not come with paper manuals included, because the manuals are online in the Document Index.


You can find the index on the web site under “Advice and Resources”.  We put a lot of work into preparation of these documents and trying to keep them updated over the years.  You can find a lot more than just product manuals here.  Documents can be viewed online or downloaded as pdfs.

A known issue with manuals is that once you include all the useful information you can think of, the manual becomes too long and boring so nobody can read it.  So we also did some more concise “check lists” keeping them to only four pages of really essential information.

And there is much more than just these manuals!  For newcomers there is the “Getting started guide” in the section titled “Planning your system“.  Also in this section is the guide to the Calculators that we use to quickly assess sites and consider different turbine types and sizes of pipes etc that could be used.  It’s a bit of a learning curve, so you may prefer to just have a conversation and let us do the calculations, which we are happy to do, but this tool is what we use and it is a wonderful resource.

There is a lot to consider when designing a power system and there are plenty more documents to help with this.  Whether you have a battery system and want help with MPPT controllers or you are connecting your Powerspout to the grid with a PV inverter there are guides to several different brands and models in the index.  There are also numerous documents in the “technical” section to help with understanding how to wire it all up.  For example the guide to the “Powerclamp” is in this section.  You might need a powerclamp to regulate the output voltage in some situations and keep the turbine from running unloaded.

DIY enthusiasts can find a great deal of useful stuff in the index, including a guide to using Smartdrive alternators for renewable energy projects.  Reading this guide you can select the perfect alternator design to go with your wind turbine or waterwheel or perpetual energy device or whatever you have cooked up.  There are also guides to DIY flow control systems that can manage a turbine on sites with variable flow rates.

Importantly for turbine owners there are guides to maintaining your Powerspout which mainly consists of monitoring and greasing and replacing the bearings over the years.

There is much more in the index including case studies and videos of installations.  Also information about the very successful solar pumps that Powerspout have developed in recent years.

I hope this helps to open people’s eyes to this great resource of information.  But if you do have any questions, I am very much here to find you the answers.

About hugh

I live off-grid in NW Scotland and have spent my life playing with wind turbines. I also love small hydros. Hands on renewable energy is my thing and I like to learn and to share my experiences.
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