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LV800/1500
(supersedes LV1500)


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Single-nozzle turbine with square housing (stainless steel Turgo runner) Bottom view of four-nozzle turbine with stainless steel Turgo runner Single-nozzle turbine with round Harris housing (Pelton runner) Bottom view of single-nozzle turbine with Pelton runner Typical electrical system configuration
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Hydroelectric Turbine Generator
medium & high head
non-adjustable permanent magnet alternator
with Turgo or Pelton wheel & up to 4 nozzles
12/24/48/120Vdc

This is HI-Power's latest and most efficient low-voltage brushless permanent magnet generator.  The LV800/1500 hydroelectric battery charger uses a Hartvigsen Turgo stainless steel 4" wheel and a special sealed permanent magnet alternator on an anodized square aluminum housing.   (Also available with Harris Pelton wheel by request in round housing.  But the Pelton is slightly less efficient.)  Housing is 12" square and fits into a 10.25" square opening.  All hardware is stainless steel and the nozzles are brass.  This model is available with 1, 2, 3 or 4 nozzles installed at the factory.   Nozzle(s) can be up to 5/8 inch in diameter.  A 3/4" NPT male brass tube connection sticks through the housing for installer provided penstock and valve connections.  Three feet of 1" flexible hose is provided for each nozzle.  The rectifier is mounted and water cooled.  Includes induction dc ammeter with instructions is provided to assist with connections.

These units come standard with a permanent magnet brushless alternator with no adjustability.  This permanent magnet (P.M.) alternator is more efficient than the old Motorcraft alternator, produces less heat, and therefore lasts longer.  Unit can be ordered for common 12Vdc, 24Vdc, 48Vdc and special 120Vdc for transmitting power long distances.  An MPPT charge controller such as the Outback Power MX-60 can be used to step down the 120Vdc to charge a 12-48Vdc battery bank.

The alternating current from the alternator goes through the water-cooled rectifier to produce the DC output.  The unit comes complete with an induction ammeter. We recommend fusing the wire near the batteries.

Factory warranty on the unit for 2 years.

The alternator has two sealed 6203 bearings that should be changed every 4 - 10 years, depending on use and rpm.  These are standard bearing from most auto parts stores for around $15 each.  Replacement requires a 3-prong puller.  The turbine can also be sent back to the manufacturer for bearing replacement at a very nominal cost.

Maximum achievable power output is approximately 1500 watts.  Pressure and flow combinations resulting in a power higher than this may overheat the alternator and cause the permanent magnets to lose magnetism.  Made in USA  

 

OUTPUT IN WATTS & FLOW IN GPM PER NOZZLE
EFFICIENCY IN %
versus nozzle size and head pressure
Output listed below is for similar unit with stainless steel Turgo runner and 3/4" nozzle holder.
NOTE: The grayed-out numbers below indicate that the low head LV400/800 will have higher output.

OPERATING PRESSURE
NET DYNAMIC HEAD
NOZZLE SIZE
(W & GPM shown below is for one nozzle.  Multiply by # nozzles.)
FEET PSI 1/8" 3/16" 1/4" 5/16" 3/8" 7/16" 1/2" 9/16" 5/8"
46 20 --- --- 12W
8.1GPM
18%
28W
13GPM
27%
50W
18GPM
33%
68W
25GPM
33%
93W
33GPM
35%
111W
41GPM
33%
119W
51GPM
28%
69 30 --- --- 49W
10GPM
40%
94W
16GPM
49%
157W
22GPM
57%
211W
30GPM
56%
269W
40GPM
55%
266W
50GPM
43%
280W
62GPM
36%
100 43 --- 47W
6.7GPM
39%
119W
12GPM
56%
213W
19GPM
64%
303W
27GPM
63%
429W
37GPM
65%
512W
48GPM
60%
514W
60GPM
47%
539W
74GPM
40%
120 52 10W
3.3GPM
14%
74W
7.3GPM
47%
169W
13GPM
60%
285W
20GPM
65%
414W
29GPM
65%
540W
40GPM
63%
687W
52GPM
61%
677W
66GPM
48%
713W
82GPM
41%
139 60 18W
3.5GPM
21%
100W
7.9GPM
51%
216W
14GPM
62%
357W
22GPM
65%
506W
32GPM
64%
662W
43GPM
62%
835W
56GPM
60%
812W
71GPM
46%
869W
88GPM
40%
150 65 28W
3.6GPM
28%
113W
8.2GPM
51%
245W
15GPM
63%
404W
23GPM
66%
569W
33GPM
64%
750W
45GPM
62%
910W
58GPM
58%
914W
74GPM
46%
962W
91GPM
39%
162 70 36W
3.8GPM
33%
130W
8.5GPM
52%
271W
15GPM
62%
455W
24GPM
66%
646W
34GPM
65%
829W
46GPM
61%
1000W
61GPM
57%
987W
77GPM
44%
1070W
95GPM
39%
185 80 49W
4.1GPM
36%
165W
9.1GPM
54%
323W
16GPM
60%
558W
25GPM
66%
770W
36GPM
63%
1000W
50GPM
61%
1170W
65GPM
54%
1210W
82GPM
44%
1290W
101GPM
38%
208 87 62W
4.3GPM
39%
200W
9.7GPM
55%
382W
17GPM
60%
654W
27GPM
65%
914W
39GPM
63%
1180W
53GPM
60%
1360W
69GPM
53%
1420W
87GPM
44%
1450W
107GPM
36%
231 100 78W
4.5GPM
41%
237W
10GPM
56%
452W
18GPM
60%
762W
28GPM
65%
1070W
41GPM
63%
1350W
56GPM
58%
1540W
72GPM
51%
1600W
92GPM
42%
1630W
113GPM
35%
254 110 97W
4.8GPM
45%
270W
11GPM
55%
512W
19GPM
59%
849W
30GPM
63%
1210W
43GPM
62%
1500W
58GPM
56%
1690W
76GPM
49%
1720W
96GPM
30%
W
115GPM
%
300 130 W
5.3GPM
%
W
12GPM
%
W
21GPM
%
W
33GPM
%
W
50GPM
%
W
65GPM
%
W
85GPM
%
W
12GPM
%
W
133GPM
%
400 173 W
6.1GPM
%
W
14GPM
%
W
25GPM
%
W
38GPM
%
W
55GPM
%
W
75GPM
%
W
98GPM
%
W
14GPM
%
W
154GPM
%
FEET PSI 1/8" 3/16" 1/4" 5/16" 3/8" 7/16" 1/2" 9/16" 5/8"

EFFICIENCY COLOR KEY:

BEST >60% GOOD 50-59% FAIR 40-49% POOR <40%
NOTE: The grayed-out numbers above indicate that the low head LV400/800 will have higher output.

Please tell us your head, flow, pipe size and length, and battery voltage when ordering using the drop-down menus below.

DC cable length and voltage drop must be evaluated carefully when laying out system.  Click here for our simple voltage drop calculator.  If the turbine will be located far from the battery bank, voltage drop and wire cost can be reduced by using the 120Vdc generator with a step-down controller (such as the FM60 or FM80) at the battery bank.

 

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Item Number: LV800/1500
Price: $1,299
Price last updated 5/21/2016
Shipping Weight: 30 lbs.
This item normally ships in approximately 2 weeks or less.









 

 

 

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