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    teresa
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    I’m thinking 12 volt will be the most compatible with more batteries, but some of my reading has suggested 24 volt is more universal. So help please.

    1. is it pretty basic (cheap equipment) to step down voltage if the turbine is 24 and the batteries are 12 -or even 6 volt golf cart batteries?

    2. I think that Hornet is a reliable brand for a small scale system like I want to start with? I’m thinking it will be easy enough to scale up by adding extra turbines in my location so it makes the most sense to start with a small basic unit. Anyone have experience linking multiple turbines –what are the drawbacks of 4 small turbines vs one large one?

    thanks in advance,

    Teresa

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    Justjen
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    12 volt would be compatible, but with step-up transformers. 48 volt would be the most efficient to step down through a transformer to 12 volts. Making the most kilowatts is what counts.

    Cheers!

    Just

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