We are available to do a presentation at your location for your boat club, community organization, green group, government organization, electrical engineers, contractors, or others. Typical subjects are “Solar for your Home”, “Living on 12 Volts”, “Wind and Solar for Cruising Sailboats”, “Basic Electrical Troubleshooting”, or others.
For more infomation about the seminar, call us at (727) 943-0424.
Designed to be mounted on the mizzen mast, somewhere near the spreaders. It will not allow 360 degrees rotation, but that’s seldom an issue. When you’re at anchor or on a mooring, the boat is always pointing into the wind. When you’re dockside, you’re usually plugged into shore power and have turned the KISS off. When you’re sailing, you generally have the wind somewhere abeam or foreward. Our bracket will allow the KISS to turn into the wind 75 to 80 degrees on either side. The only time this would be a disadvantage is if you’re doing a downwind circumnavigation.
Mizzen Bracket with Isolator
We prefer this mount over one atop the mast for safety reasons. During installation or servicing, with this lower mount, you can use a halyard to support the weight of the bracket and later the weight of the KISS rather than have to hoist them over your head with no safety line. This position also keeps weight lower for better boat balance & safety. And the wind generator is easier and safer to reach to remove the blade assembly when preparing for a hurricane.
Fits KISS, Air Marine, and many others.
Available with a built-in vibration isolator $345 BUY NOW
Hotwire’s Vibration Isolator was developed to reduce vibration through the mounting structure of a wind generator. It is constructed of aluminum, pipe within pipe, separated by rubber similar to a car engine mount. This is an optional installation that goes at the top of a pole under a wind generator. It is also available as a built-in design feature on Hotwire’s mizzen bracket. Can also be used on other wind generators.
painted with white polyurethane
fits only 1-1/2 inch schedule 40 pipe. We have installed one on the KISS-mobile. Our old RV is flimsily constructed and had shuddered noisily when the KISS blades spun. Although it’s an entirely subjective evaluation, our impression is that the noise caused by vibration has been reduced by at least half since the addition of the isolator.$165.00 BUY NOW
Note: The pole mounting kit is limited to about 104 inches if shipped UPS. Adding the isolator allows the top of the pole to be 10 feet (because it adds to the height), and still ship UPS (or FedEx).
50 amp Delco rectifier used in KISS wind generator and many different cars. Modified slightly to fit in control box of KISS.
A replacement rectifier is available from NAPA for $29.95, NAPA number ECH AC9. Or, you can go to any auto parts store and ask for an alternator rectifier to fit a 1981 Chevy Impala with a 3.8L V6 engine. It will need slight modification, drilling out one hole and countersinking another. If you order it from us, it will have these modifications done.
Set of three blades. When these are made, they are weighed and placed on a table in order of weight. Then three at a time are taken for a set. They are not available individually, although occasionally we might have one (call).
We have two versions of KISS blades. Trinidad and USA. The Trinidad has three layers of bi-axial fiberglass, very strong and lightweight. No gell coat, the pigment is mixed with the resin. Comes with lead tape, you balance. Not always available (call).
USA: Balanced by Hotwire. Helicopter tape on the leading edge to prevent erosion. Painted with Imeron white. Five layers of fiberglass cloth. Marked on the back with the weight, so that in the future you could order a single blade.
The TriStar operates only in one mode at a time. Most of Hotwire’s customers will be using it with the KISS on the Diversion Control setting.
A small to medium solar module can also be used with the KISS since the surplus power will flow into the divert load you select for your system. For those of you using a larger solar array, we recommend a separate wiring circuit and different charge controller. Please see our info on the MPPT solar controllers, a far more efficient technology for larger solar arrays aboard.
Silent, solid state microprocessor control — increases system performance and maximizes battery life. 5 year warranty.
Automatically diverts excess power to a “dummy” load such as a water or space heater to regulate hydroelectric, wind generators or PV/wind “hybrid” systems. (Please see Hotwire’s Divert Load info to see the options we offer.)
Provides 3 stage control of the battery charging process. (If you want the specs on the other 2 modes, please contact Hotwire.)
Optional LCD Digital Display with back-lighting continuously displays battery voltage DC amperage,
TriStar 45 $175, with isolation diode and diversion load – $310