Wind generators need to always have a load on them to prevent over speeding. By using a diversion regulator you can keep the batteries from overcharging while still pulling power from the wind generator. These regulators can also be used with solar panels. This allows you to use the excess power from your solar panels instead of wasting your peak hours of sunlight.
It acts as a switch to turn on your diversion load (dump load) when the voltage of the batteries are getting high. You can adjust the knob on the diversion regulator to set it to come on at the lower end of the range or the upper end of the range. This is helpful when wanting to run the regulator more often such as when you are out of town or to have it not turn on until a higher voltage when de-sulfating your batteries. The range the you can set the diversion regulator for 12 volt is is from 12.25 volt to 13.75 volt. The range that you can set the 24 volt is 24.5 to 27.5. Our diversion regulators are now made to use with either 12 volt or 24 volt systems. This means that if you decide to change the voltage of your system you can still use the same diversion regulator.
We also have an LED light on the front of the diversion regulator. When the batteries are between 11 and 14.5 volts the light will be green(with 12 volt system). For the 24 volt use the light will be green when the batteries are between 22 and 29 volts. The light will turn red when the batteries are too low or too high.
When using with a 12 volt system you can use 12 volt lights, 12 volt water heating coils, 12 volt heaters, or any other 12 volt device with this regulator. If you are using a 24 volt system you will need a 24 volt diversion load. Do not exceed 50 amps in a 12 volt diversion load or 25 amps in a 24 volt diversion load. These regulators can be used to dump up to 600 watts.
When using this type of diversion regulator you can still use the power from the batteries even while the regulator is on, your wind generators and solar panels will still continue charging the batteries at the same time.