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Water generator constantly standard load with MultiPlus?

Our only source of electricity is the sun using Victron equipment (2 multiplus inverters/charges in parallel, 3 MPPT charge controllers, Color GX etc.) and A/C generators.

We are close to a source of running water, so we have built a 3m diameter wheel to produce electricity (230V AC) in order to charge our batteries in the winter. We are looking for a victron equipment (preferably) solution that will ensure a constant load to the water generator in order to have a constant rotation speed of the wheel, because when the load decreases (batteries full) the rotation speed will increase, the voltage will increase etc.

What we want to do is load the batteries and use any surpluses to heat water, while keeping the load to the water generator constant.

Can we use one additional multiplus inverter/charger with a standard load to AC Out 2? Will this ensure a standard load to the water generator?

If not can we do this with another victron product, even if we have to change the generator to DC?

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mrhappy answered ·

I believe what you need is a wind/water turbine controller. Victron have a unit in the works which connects to an MPPT solar charge controller, but I don't think it's ready for production yet. See:

https://community.victronenergy.com/questions/1695/wind-turbines-and-victron-charge-controllers.html

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