Rutland FM910-4 Furlmantic Windcharger
Marlec Engineering Company Ltd.
The FM910-4 Furlmatic is a micro wind turbine for battery charging at off grid locations.
The Rutland FM910- 4 Furlmantic Windcharger designed by Marlec Renewable Energy, is a land based micro wind turbine designed to deliver power quietly and efficiently in the toughest weather conditions.
Off grid locations worldwide.
Limited information is available on specific organizations deploying the Furlmantic Windcharger for development.
Competition by many wind power providers like Proven, Ampair, Zephyr, Bornay, Southwest Windpower Skystream 3.7 and Southwest Windpower Air X, Fortis Wind Energy – U.S., A&C Green Energy, Matrix Wind Solutions. Other competitors are solar powered mini/micro grids.
Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
Mass produced in the United Kingdom by Marlec, tens of thousands of the original 910 Rutland series have been sold world wide. Also licensed to manufacture in developing countries, but not specified where.
Distribution through Marlec website and many other resellers such as RS Components and Allied Electronics. It has been licensed for manufacture in developing countries.
Exact number unknown. However, Marlec has installed more than 100,000 of their Rutland Windcharger turbines.
- Automatic “furling” tail fin directs the turbine out wind above 15m/s for gale protection.
- Low wind speed start up maximises power generation in low winds.
- High grade construction materials for durability in the harshest environments.
- Provides a D.C. power supply to charge 12 or 24 V battery banks.
- Designed for use on permanent land based applications where low power is needed for professional and domestic devices.
- Ideally mounted on the Rutland Land Tower and Rigging Kit – see product catalogue.
Users can shop for spare parts directly from the manufacturers.
Not specified. Free replacement for all defects for 24 months from manufacturer.
- Startup Windspeed: 2.6 m/s (5.8 mph)
- Produces 22W at 5 m/s wind speed
- Produces 138W at 15 m/s wind speed
- Furling tail turns turbine out of winds above 16 m/s (35 mph) to protect the system in gales
- Maximum Wind Speed 35mph
- Low wind speed start up of just 2.5 m/s
- Low friction 3 phase alternators give a smooth and silent output
Tested by RS Components – includes a Statement of conformity:
“This certificate confirms that the product detailed below complies with the specifications currently published by RS Components and has been subject to the quality conditions of our registration to the BS EN ISO9001:2008 management standard. Furthermore, where applicable, it provides assurance that all electrostatic discharge sensitive devices have been handled and packed under conditions that meet the administrative and technical requirements of the ANSI/ESD S20.20:2007 and the BS EN 61340-5-1:2007 electrostatic control standards.”
Tests done in the UK by Marlec and RS Components. Both based in Corby, Northants, UK.
There are risks and hazards from operating wind energy – depending on the size there can be danger to migratory wildlife, danger associated with blades running or voltage, and potential health concerns due to noise and other symptoms not yet understood (dubbed wind-turbine syndrome).
Complimentary technical systems includes solar photovoltaics that can be mounted on the same pole.
Ishfaq, S. M., & Chaudhry, H. N. (2018). Numerical investigation of the optimum wind turbine sitting for domestic flat roofs. Sustainable Buildings, 3, 2.
Complies with EEC Directive BS EN 89/336/EEC. Also complies with RS Components – meets the quality conditions BS EN ISO9001:2008, also mComplies with EEC Directive BS EN 89/336/EEC. Also complies with RS Components – meets the quality conditions BS EN ISO9001:2008, also meets the administrative and technical requirements of the ANSI/ESD S20.20:2007 and the BS EN 61340-5-1:2007 electrostatic control standards. eets the administrative and technical requirements of the ANSI/ESD S20.20:2007 and the BS EN 61340-5-1:2007 electrostatic control standards.
The Rutland 910-4 has been field tested to power telecommunications at an isolated location, remote broadband connections, roadside safety signs, environmental monitoring, and land based navigation lighting and radio equipment.
Marlec also manufactures other renewable energy products like windcharge controllers, solar panels and solar regulators.
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