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Rutland Wind Generators

Renewable power

Since 1979

Rutland Wind chargers

Quietly

Rutland wind generators have a deserved reputation for quiet operation so you can live aboard without disturbance from noisy running blades.

You can expect quiet however powerful performance due to the blades and generator being designed to optimise efficiency.  The charge regulators include a shutdown switch so you can be in control.

Effortlessly

Just a gentle breeze is all it takes to start the compact, aerodynamically designed Rutland wind generator spinning.

It's soon delivering charge into your battery often accumulating more ampere hours per day than larger turbines.

The low inertia turbine spins and swivels to capture free energy from the wind, something we have abundance of in New Zealand.

Reliably

Rutland wind generators and manufactured under quality assured ISO9002 in the UK.

The testing parameters are rigorous and computer controlled. The performance of every turbine produced is recorded.

The longevity of the products has been proven time and again since 1979 in applications around the world on both land and sea. Marlec continuously develop and improve the Rutland wind generators in response to customer feedback.

Environmentally Friendly

Wind & solar energy don't just save money on charging costs but benefit the environment too. With a strong sense of nature around boating and camping you have the satisfaction of using a natural resource from a progressive technology, fulfilling your energy needs without harming the environment.

The Rutland1200

Experience the powerful but quiet operation of the new Tri-namic profile blade. Our latest turbine, the Rutland 1200, is the ideal companion for generating energy on board, read on to find out why it is the most technologically advanced micro wind turbine and controller in its class.

Tri-namic Blade Profile

This is Rutland’s unique blade design that brings together three key performance features in a single blade profile.  What makes it Tri-namic?   The Rutland 1200 model maintains our reputation for turbines with a very low wind speed start up – this means that we capture energy from the lowest and most commonly experienced wind flows so you can rely on your Rutland for the energy you need.   The finely designed blade profile remains almost silent across all wind speeds so you can rest assured that you and your neighbours will not be disturbed by aerodynamic noise. We have benchmarked this important feature against existing competitors and the Rutland 1200 is the quietest in the market.   It’s powerful – in high winds the Rutland 1200 blade achieves high rotation levels thus delivering more power than any other turbine of its diameter range at 3, 6, 12 & 15m/s (6, 12, 23 & 29Knots)

The Rutland 914i

Available in 12V and 24V versions

The Rutland 914i has rapidly become our leading wind charger, following the long success of the 913 model. Its 30% increased generating capacity, from [the same diameter turbine, is achieved through advanced maximum I power point tracking I (MPPT) electronics delivering even more energy from the wind. Ideal for live aboard and weekend yachting, [boats from 10m.

View Rutland 914i Owners Manual - Pdf

The Rutland 504

Available in 12V

The Rutland 504 model's safety turbine makes it ideal for trickle charging on board where space is at a premium. Weekend yachts up to 10m and mobile users such as caravanners will appreciate its compact size and weight for ease of handling and portability. Typically suited for batteries up to 150Ah capacity.

View Rutland 504 Owners Manual - Pdf

Going long distance cruising?

Choose a Rutland for:

  • Quiet operation lets you sleep!
  • Direct savings on fuel
  • Reduced engine running time and maintenance
  • Assurance of power for essentials such as navigation, refrigeration etc... And so you can enjoy electrical comforts on-board with confidence.

Why Rutland?

  • Our low wind speed start up is unrivalled. The highly efficient blade and generator designs deliver charge into your batteries long before many other turbines are picking up. Overall that's more power to you!
  • We innovate, leading the way in our industry on aerodynamics, electronics and low friction generator designs to deliver modern, durable wind turbines that have continued to stand the test of time.
  • We keep it simple and user friendly for our tens of thousands of users worldwide. Eg our blades have a positive one-way-only fit so there's no need for the user to align with other components.
  • Batteries - deep cycle gel or AGM types are recommend with renewable energy systems. A good quality range is available from Marlec.
  • Solar Panels provide a secondary charge source so you benefit from charging whatever the weather. They are simple to connect in parallel with the Rutland using our charge regulators.

Getting Your Rutland Up and Running

Choose the right Rutland Wind charger for you and then select:

A Rutland Marine Mounting Pole and separately supplied Stays Kit give a professional finish to your installation OR make your own to suit using the tube sizes specified:

  • Rutland 914i - 41 mm internal diameter, maximum external 48mm Rutland
  • 504 - 31.7mm internal diameter, maximum external 38mm

View Marine Mounting & Stays Kit Data Sheet - Pdf

View Marine Mounting & Stays Kits Manual- Pfd

Charge Regulator - Choose one of the latest technology PWM (pulse width modulation) regulators available for single or dual battery charging. Both types undertake multistage charging and include temperature compensation to maximise the battery capacity. As the batteries achieve full charge these regulators automatically and progressively brake the blades minimising unnecessary wear on the wind turbine. An input position for solar panels up to maximum capacity of 160W (@25°C) is included. Shutdown switch to isolate wind and solar charging from the battery is built in. The regulator should be located within a 1.5m cable run of the battery bank.

HRSi Regulator
Single battery regulator with LED indicators

HRDi Charge Controller
Dual battery regulator with digital display.

HRDi Remote Display
Simply plugs into HRDi with 5m data cable supplied for convenient viewing of LCD.

Cables & Connectors - select 2.5mm 2 core cable for runs of up to 20m between turbine and regulator.  Permanent battery connections are recommended.

Batteries - Deep cycle gel or AGM types are recommended with renewable energy systems.  A good quality range is available from Marlec.

Solar Panels provide a secondary charge so you benefit from charging whatever the weather.  They are simple to connect in parallel with the Rutland using our charge regulators.