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Southwest Windpower Air 30 Residential Wind Turbine

By Anny on May 13th, 2013

The Southwest Windpower Air 30 Residential Wind Turbine is an awesome gadget that converts the wind energy into an electric current. It can be used in your home as well as in outdoor cabins, farms etc. Unlike regular wind turbines, the rugged gadget doesn’t make much noise and uses a microprocessor regulation technology that monitors the fan speed and optimizes the power output. The gadget can supply a maximum power of 400 watts at standard winds having a speed of 28mph and requires just a small breeze of 8mph for it to start. It’sdesigned to withstand powerful winds till a speed of 110mph.  The gadget comes in 3variants each supplying an output of 12, 24, and 48 Volts (DC).

Southwest Windpower Air 30 Residential Wind Turbine


The Air 30 turbine comes with a built-in charge regulator that periodically checks the battery voltage and if it’s full, the power generation is switched off. This saves the internal battery from being over charged and the power generation is again activated once the voltage falls below a threshold level.

The internal microprocessor also controls the speed of the blades and automatically slows them down in case of a charging wind. This prevents the circuit from getting damaged die to high speed winds and also reduces thenoise from the gadget.

A special marine paint and powder coated surface helps the gadget endure the toughest of weather conditions including storms and heavy rain.

The rotor with carbon fiber blades has a diameter of 46 inches and the mount is 1.5” schedule 40 pipe. The body is made from aircraft quality aluminum casts.

The Southwest Wind powerAir 30 Residential Wind Turbine comes with a 5 year warranty and is priced at $899.99. It’s quite useful to have an alternate source of energy for your home or cabin.

K3 Solar and Wind Charger

By Anny on May 11th, 2013

Here is a unique charger that can be powered both by solar power as well as by wind energy.  The gadget has a built-in solar panel which coverts solar energy into an electric charge which can be used to charge your mobile phone, iPod, camera  etc. A mini turbine mounted on the top rotates when placed against the wind and turns an internal dynamo which again generates electricity. The rechargeable internal battery of the gadget  can also be charged by a normal ac charger.

K3 Solar and Wind Charger

The gadget is quite useful when you are travelling, trekking or camping. It’s one of a very few portable gadgets which charge by wind energy and is a perfect alternative to conventional charges, especially when you have no access to electricity. The gadget can be arranged on your motorcycle or jeep so that it directly faces the wind while you are driving.  Under standard conditions, an hour of sunlight and a sufficientlystrong wind should charge your  phone for about 30 minutes of talking.

The device has an USB port which can be used to connect it to an external power source such as from a computer or a vehicle power outlet. It also comes with a mini and micro USB tip making it useful for a vast variety of phones. A built-in LED power indicator shows the current power status

The K3 Solar and Wind charger is priced at $99.95 and can be purchased from the below link.

Dimensions: 3 Inches in Length, 3.1 inches wide and a height of 9.3 inches

Color: Green and black with a white mini turbine

Weight: 10.6 Ounces

Battery specifications: Rechargeable Lithium ion cell (4000mAh) DC output- 5V 1amp 5W

The package includes a the K3 Solar and Wind Charger gadget, multiple device tips, USB cable AC Wall Adapter, a handy drawstring bag and a user guide.