The GenniPod rugged wind generator will keep your battery charged when using a 12V DC onboard power supply system (009 distributor and coil) with a hand held radio and GPS going - without battery loss.
The GenniPod is designed for use on Light Sport, Experimental and Ultralight Aircraft and has been tested up to 96 knots ~ 110 mph. At 61 kts ~ 70 mph - it delivers 4 amps at 13.5 volts.
Mounting of the GenniPod is very simple: The flange around the generator body right behind the rotor has more than adequate material for a bolt on mount. Hook up couldn't be easier! Just two wires - positive and negative. Add a generator on-off switch, a 5 Amp circuit breaker, a small battery to the wires and you are done!
This rugged wind generator was designed and built by JMH Innovations LLC for use on Light Sport, Experimental and Ultralight Aircraft. We at JMH have found a growing need in the Light Sport, Experimental and Ultralight field for an electricity generating system with a higher capacity than currently available. This without the high pricing of the certified units presently on the market.
This system is based on experiences obtained by the automotive industry and fabricated with a new solid state voltage regulation system especially developed for this generator. No other units can match the cost nor powerful output and therefore the efficiency of this device. GenniPod has been designed for 13.5 Volts DC and a 4 Amp output. On the test aircraft it was sufficient to power instrument panel gauges, GPS, NavCom, VW Ignition and a fuel transfer pump for long cross country flights, e.g. OSHKOSH! Targeted airspeed for this unit was a cruise of 75 mph / 65 kts, and an aircraft Vne of 110 mph / 95 kts. (FFP Youngster V).
Most will choose to mount their GenniPod with hose clamps to keep the install very simple. However, there is a flange at the housing right behind the rotor that has adequate material for a bolt on mount. Your GenniPod is delivered ready to mount to your airplane. Only two wires for Positive and Negative are to be linked to your electrical system. A generator on-off switch (supplied by yourself), a 5A circuit breaker (also supplied by yourself) and wiring linking the GenniPod to the onboard electric system is all you need. A small motorcycle lead acid battery with appropriate capacity is also required. These components are not enclosed in order to allow you to supply items that will best meet your needs and to keep our pricing at bay.
|Regulator||max input||55 VDC @ 8 amps|
|max output||13.5 volts @ 8 amps|
|Weight||Regulator||1 oz / 0.028 kg|
|Rotor||3 oz / 0.085 kg|
|Generator Body||2 lbs 4.5 oz / 1.035 kg|
|Total||2 lbs 8.5 oz / 1.150 kg|