PowerSpout PLT
PowerSpout PLT
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The PowerSpout PLT is a Pelton turbine which on a suitable site can produce up to 1.6kW 24/7, 365 days a year. If a larger output is required you can stack units to generate over 16kW on the same penstock and power cable.  Put each turbine in a separate shopping basket/order to avoid a high shipping surcharge. 

We can also approve them to 2kW each on sites above 110m net head and subject to special conditions, contact your dealer for more information.

Specifications:

  • Static head range: 3 to 160m (10 – 525 feet)
  • Dynamic head range: 3 to 130m (10 – 430 feet)
  • Maximum flow/turbine: 8-10 l/s (130 – 160 gpm)
  • Minimum flow/turbine: 0.05 l/s (0.8 gpm) at maximum head
  • Dimensions: 470 x 400 x 430 mm (18.5 x 15.7 x 17 inches)
  • Maximum power: 1200W (Standard) or 1600W (HP)
  • Common version available PLT 14/28/40/56/80/170/200/350 (the number refers to the MPPV,  runaway Voc can be 3 x higher)
  • Maximum current rating 32 amp (optional upgrade to 50 amp possible for PLT14 or PLT28 turbines)

Voltage

Common version available are PLT 14/28/40/56/80/170/200/350.  The number refers to the et operating voltage, cable voltage or "MPPV".  The runaway voltage off load or "Voc" can be as much as 3 x higher.  So for example the PLT200 will work well with a grid tied inverter at 200V but may produce voltage approaching 600V when the inverter is not drawing power from the turbine.

PLT turbine comes with:

  • 2 Jets and 2 valves (2” BSP standard - NPT optional)
  • A mid-range oil filled pressure gauge
  • Manual grease fitting as standard
  • 2m of 4mm2 tinned PV wire for +/-/earth
  • 2 x MC4 cable connectors
  • 4 x Tek screw fixing kit
  • 4 spare jet inserts
  • Rotor packing set kit included if we consider them likely to be required
  • 3 year warranty on standard (under 1200W)  and 2 years on turbines over 1200W power output.

Upgrades you can select from the drop down list. You must order a HP version if your W/rpm is >0.7.

2” BSP threaded valves are supplied as standard unless you advise in the order comment note at checkout that you need NPT threads.

If you require a PLT manifold, camlock hose fittings, or other PLT parts to ship in the same carton with your turbine (maximum upper limit 29kg) look here.

To always ensure free freight cart weight needs to be 27kg but less than 29kg. 

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PLT Calculations

Orders will be accepted only on advice of the saved calculation file number and the model of the PWM or MPPT regulator or grid-tied inverter you are connecting to. This information you must enter in the comment box at checkout to avoid delays in processing your order.

Use the tool here to do calculations for your site and select the correct Smart Drive PMA.

Refer to PowerSpout Document Index Links for a complete index of documents.