How to Install A Wind Turbine Slip Ring
How to Install a Wind Turbine Slip Ring
Follow along with this instructional DIY video on how to install a wind turbine slip ring properly.
Wiring A Slip Ring
In the video above, Jeff demonstrates how to hook up a slip ring to our Freedom I and Freedom II PMGs, though you can use the same method for nearly any wind turbine PMA or PMG on the market.
Below, we’ll break it down below to make it easy to follow:
Connecting the Slip Ring to the Mounting Bracket
Attach to Mount
Feed the wires from the slip ring through the top piece of the mounting bracket and secure with self tapping screws.
Orientate Slip Ring
One end of the slip ring will be fixed and the opposite end will rotate. The rotating base is the bottom end of the slip ring and will connect to the wind turbine rectifier(s). Be sure that it faces downward to prevent rain from entering the housing.
How to Wire the Slip Ring to Our 2000 Watt Freedom II PMG
Separate the Leads
Separate three of the six leads from the top of the slip ring (we use this one) and secure with electrical tape. Repeat this process with the same three colored leads extending from the bottom. This important step will keep you from shorting out the PMA or PMG.
Connect to Harness
Each set of leads from the top of the slip ring will connect with separate leads from each wire harness that extend from the Freedom II PMG.
Connect to Rectifiers
Three leads from the bottom will connect with one three phase rectifier (you will use two three phase rectifiers, included when you order a Freedom II PMG).
How to Wire the Slip Ring to Our 1600 Watt Freedom PMG
Connect to Rectifier
The three leads from the bottom will connect in any order to the terminals on the rectifier. Use SJOO cable with your Freedom PMG.
Connect the Leads
Separate the top three leads from the slip ring, these will connect directly to the wire harness from the Freedom PMG. Connect any color lead to the wires extending from the PMG.
Slip rings are not required with our wind turbine generators but some people prefer to use them. In that case, we want to help our customers understand how they should be connected to the wind turbine components to prevent damage from the unit. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.