Slip Rings. Necessary or no?

Wbuffetjr1Wbuffetjr1 Registered Users Posts: 86 ✭✭
Title says it all. How necessary do you consider a slip ring? 


  • BB.BB. Super Moderators, Administrators Posts: 29,359 admin
    Slip rings require maintenance and do fail over time (exposed to weather at top of tower... is time 1-5 years???).

    A common alternative is to use a slack outdoor rated cord from turbine to base. With a plug set at the base.

    On average, a turbine should yaw left and right equally. And after 6-12 months, you unplug and unwind the cord, if needed. 

    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
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