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    Default Wind Max HY Energy Chinese imports hype or good stuff?

    I have been researching wind generators and came across the Wind Max HY Energy wind turbines from applied magnets out of Texas. I have seen some reviews on you tube with people raving about their great performance and have also heard that they are trash and the controllers are a safety hazard. I notice Arizona wind and sun does not sell the wind max and if the wind max is better than the SouthWest or Primus you sell... opinions? Only have the money to do this once.

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    Default Re: Wind Max HY Energy Chinese imports hype or good stuff?

    Welcome to the forum.

    I think first you might want to look at this thread that explains some of the confusion:
    http://forum.solar-electric.com/show...d%29-Confusion

    Then there are several other threads about Windmax and HY turbines:

    http://forum.solar-electric.com/show...-SMA-Windy-Boy

    http://forum.solar-electric.com/show...ax-H8-Troubles

    http://forum.solar-electric.com/show...W-Wind-Turbine

    As you can see, there's no shortage of discussion.

    I think what you need to look into primarily is whether or not your site is actually any good for wind to begin with. You'd be amazed at the number of turbines put up that don't produce anything because there really is not enough wind to move them.

    By the way, the forum operates at "arms length" from our host NAWS. None of the moderators have anything to do with them, and they don't monitor the site for business questions. They do welcome direct inquiries however.
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    Windmax HY energy and most chinese wind turbines do NOT have replacement parts available. Not even blades of all things. There is NO warranty if you install it yourself. Even if you have warranty you have to send the WHOLE unit back to china for repair and you pay the shipping expenses. The charge controllers commonly fail in the first big wind or if you forget to connect to battery first. There is a reason why windmax sells coleman charge controllers. You pay full price for a replacement American Made charge controller even if burning the original wasn't your fault.
    My advice is to buy American made from places like Hurricane Windpower, Missouri Wind and Solar (mwands), or Windblue or Windy Nation. Every part of their turbine can be replaced and parts are readily available. The windy nation turbine motor cannot be parted out, you have to buy a whole new motor but they do sell replacement blades and such.
    Here is a video I have found among others:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbghmNj_St4

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    I've found an awesome windmax video. Appears someone has replaced the blades with missouri raptor blades and their 600 watt wind max is producing over 1000 watts.
    heres the video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncMvuVJr8cc

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    Wow I just found this video review of windmax wind turbine blades exploding. Too bad he can't get replacement blades.
    here is the video of the windmax blades breaking off and sinking into the ground:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SA_fwfvSSjQ

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    Here are some reviews I found about the windmax wind turbine on Amazon revenskeep:
    http://www.amazon.com/Windmax-HY1000...owViewpoints=1

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    Default Re: Wind Max HY Energy Chinese imports hype or good stuff?

    Quote Originally Posted by 20yrDCman View Post
    Here are some reviews I found about the windmax wind turbine on Amazon revenskeep:
    http://www.amazon.com/Windmax-HY1000...owViewpoints=1
    To summarize for those who do not want to take the time to read:
    7 reviews:
    2 five star
    1 three star
    4 one star

    A common gripe was the warranty which was so restrictive as to make it useless. If the limitation is driven by a sincere belief that any small wind needs a knowledgable person involved at purchase and install, I can see it. But the limitation is not revealed in their sales pitch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenskeep View Post
    I have been researching wind generators and came across the Wind Max HY Energy wind turbines from applied magnets out of Texas. I have seen some reviews on you tube with people raving about their great performance and have also heard that they are trash and the controllers are a safety hazard. I notice Arizona wind and sun does not sell the wind max and if the wind max is better than the SouthWest or Primus you sell... opinions? Only have the money to do this once.
    Pay no attention to those two. Wind Max works fine and is an honest company

    I'm not at liberty to say any more about the two commenters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cariboocoot View Post
    Welcome to the forum.

    I think first you might want to look at this thread that explains some of the confusion:
    http://forum.solar-electric.com/show...d%29-Confusion

    Then there are several other threads about Windmax and HY turbines:

    http://forum.solar-electric.com/show...-SMA-Windy-Boy

    http://forum.solar-electric.com/show...ax-H8-Troubles

    http://forum.solar-electric.com/show...W-Wind-Turbine

    As you can see, there's no shortage of discussion.

    I think what you need to look into primarily is whether or not your site is actually any good for wind to begin with. You'd be amazed at the number of turbines put up that don't produce anything because there really is not enough wind to move them.

    By the way, the forum operates at "arms length" from our host NAWS. None of the moderators have anything to do with them, and they don't monitor the site for business questions. They do welcome direct inquiries however.
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    I agree. I have a 1kw wind max with no problems. I also own a few of those delco style PMA's. In comparison the wind max was a great buy regading power and construction. Even if they came with a warranty mine would have never needed that warranty as i have had mine for over 4 years with no problems. As far as the post on the Wind Max blades exploding i have conatcted the person who has the posted video on this page. He has told me his dump load controller was not strong enough to hold the turbine down in the 65 MPH winds he was receiving. That wind max was a new 1kw HY with a new blade style and was not tested on the inverter that was used. I think a little more facts should be posted before posting a video with only a negative point of view. So far these postings look to me like a bashing campain instead of an information highway to better ideas on improvemnts. To further the improvment part the owner of HY has been sent the correct dump load coils and has also been very nice to talk with in sharing information. Wind max wind turbines for me is a grand slam and i plan on buying a few more. I highly recommend them.
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