Quiet and powerful, robust and proven over many years the Rutland 913 is the wind generator of choice on-board!
- Fed up with weak and discharged batteries, just when you need them?
- Frustrated with the constant buzz of the generator when you are trying to relax on board?
- Want to save on costly engine running time and fuel?
The solution is simple – the Rutland 913,seen in marinas around the world, is a reliable and durable windcharger that works in all conditions and produces more power than any other comparable wind turbine.
- What would it be like not to have the worry of flat batteries… ever?
- Are you considering extended cruising and want to include the "luxuries" of a fridge, watermaker etc but concerned about how much power they consume?
The Rutland 913 is renowned for its quiet yet powerful operation on board coastal and ocean going yachts. It's designed for optimum performance from the lowest of windspeeds to surviving gales and is an effective and efficient way to deliver energy into batteries on sailing yachts, ready to use the power when you need it. Typically they are seen are yachts of 10m or above in length and where batteries are often in excess of 200Ah.
A renewable energy system designed by Marlec gives you peace of mind. While you enjoy the pleasure of sailing, a Rutland 913 installed on board gives you greater assurance of all the energy you need, taking care of the lighting and safety essentials on board at minimum. For long distance cruising why not add add solar panels from our range and simply using one of our combined wind/solar regulators you will take advantage of the abundant and natural energy around you whatever the weather, day and night.
The Rutland 913 is a common sight in marinas as thousands are in use worldwide. Boat owners like its clean, aerodynamic lines and its quiet and continuous operation. It is a reliable and efficient product with a proven track record from a company that has been developing and manufacturing wind turbines since 1978.
Marlec are corporate members of the World Cruising Club, organisers of the ARC rallies, Rally Portugal and Classic Malts Cruise. Participants in the ARC Gear Survey, published in Yachting World July 2008, ranked the Rutland 913 as the No.1 wind generator out of 5 different models used.
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- Every turbine is finely balanced
- Smooth rotation is ensured
- Quiet in operation
- Our own unique and purpose designed Rutland low friction flywheel type generator
- This keeps the turbine spinning when other wind generators stall
- Overall this delivers more Ampere hours of power per day especially in low to average windspeeds
- Low wind speed start up of just 5 knots
- So even in the lightest winds a trickle charge can be seen at the battery
- Charges up to 300 Watts.
- Produces 90 Watts @ 19 knots and 24 Watts @ 10 knots
- Efficient aerofoil profile blades with a unique "one way only fit" feature
- Unique in the industry, our user friendly feature ensures you automatically fit the aerofoil blades in the correct orientation and design pitch for optimum performance
- The blade root design has been tested to withstand forces in excess of the blades spinning at over 20 times the rpm seen at 19knots. The blades are solidly secured in their sockets and will not eject
- In 2008 we introduced a new streamlined nacelle (body) design
- Latest and improved materials have greater UV stability
- Innovation is our watchword so we can continuously deliver best efficiencies and quality in our products
- Brushless alternator and fixed shaft
- Our unique design features a fixed rather than rotating shaft which negates the need for brushgear. It is a simple and maintenance-free design
- The alternator windings and magnets are encapsulated in glass fibre for improved protection against stator winding failure
- Automatic thermostat
- Protects the generator from overheating in prolonged gales
- 360 degree free rotation on the mounting pole
- The "Post Adaptor" that secures the turbine to the pole carries the slipring and brushgear enabling the turbine to rotate 360degrees freely to find the wind without wires twisting inside the mounting pole
- This post adaptor is distinctively blue anodised enabling the user to select either an aluminium or stainless steel pole without corrosion concerns
- Durable construction and modern materials
- Marlec uses modern, durable materials giving our customers products with many years of trouble free service even under the harsh conditions of a marine environment
- Available in 12V or 24V as standard
- Complies with EEC Directive BS EN 89/336/EEC
- Marlec operates under the international standard of ISO 9001
- We are the first small wind turbine manufacturer worldwide to achieve this !
In most cases around the world this product will generate enough power to serve both on board domestic and engine batteries, and users can at minimum expect to reduce engine running time for battery charging.
Without doubt the Rutland 913 marine model produces more power than any other comparable wind generator available !
A charge controller fitted to your system will ensure:
- The system operates automatically
- Prevents damage to your batteries through over voltage
….so if the batteries become fully charged in your absence from the site the batteries will not be overcharged. All Marlec charge controllers include LED's for simple indication of the system's operation, advanced models include LCD's to indicate battery voltage, charge current and other features.
Which type of regulator is recommended?
Marlec has a range of regulators designed for use with wind, solar or hybrid systems (combined wind & solar).
- Choose the unit that best matches your windcharger or solar panel. If you plan to later expand your system we suggest that you choose a regulator that will accommodate the planned system growth. For example, you might decide to install a windcharger initially but plan to add a solar panel later to supplement your power requirements particularly in the summer or if you intend to cruise in warm climates.
- Decide what features you would like the regulator to incorporate. Overcharge protection with simple system indication or if you want to be able to see detail of how the system is performing.
The table below shows the regulators suitable for use with Rutland Windcharger models and the appropriate regulators to choose. The box completed also indicates the capacity of solar panels that can be connected in parallel through that same regulator. Click on the model name to find detailed specifications.
|Rutland 504 Windcharger
||+ 100W solar
||+ 160W Solar
||For use at 12V only + 100W solar|
|Rutland 913 Windcharger
||+ 160W solar
||12V or 24V + 100W solar|
|Rutland Furlmatic 910-3 Windcharger
||+ 160W solar
||12V or 24V + 100W solar|
There is a solution that will solve just these sorts of problems and more.
Green Columns are already in use all over the UK on footpaths, playgrounds and car parks. The columns are powered by a Rutland Windcharger and BP Solar photovoltaic panels. The small discreet wind turbine and solar panel quietly and efficiently generate sufficient power to run lighting for up to 16 hours per day.
The Green Column has been developed as part of Marlec’s continued commitment to expanding the use of renewable energies around the world. The system can even be adapted for applications other than roadside illumination, such as shore based navigation systems, cctv and other novel uses.