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KISS High Output wind generator

KISS High Ouput Wind Generator
Hotwire is now the manufacturer of the KISS High Output Wind Generator.

Three year warranty
$1,495.00 U.S. BUY NOW
Available in 12, 24 volts

The KISS was designed to supply the energy needs of the average cruising sailboat from the wind energy available in a typical Caribbean anchorage.

Additionally, it has been built to do the following:

Operate quietly
Make lots of power
Be virtually corrosion proof
Be simple to service with parts available worldwide
Be rugged enough to operate in a gale
Yet can be shut down at the flick of a switch


Electrical System
The unit has been designed to provide brute force energy. Alternating current is converted to direct current by a 50-amp automotive diode pack (commonly found worldwide) and fed directly to the ship’s electrical system. The KISS Wind Generator can be shut down in up to gale force winds by use of the on-off switch. The switch eliminates the need to approach the wind generator while it is operating.

Rotor Design
Highly cambered with twist, taper and elliptical tips for maximum torque at relatively low RPMs for minimal blade noise. Each blade is made of five layers of bi-axial glass roving pressure molded in polyester for strength with minimal flex and very light weight. All three blades are bolted to an aluminum disk which screws onto the threaded motor shaft.  Both the blade hub and shaft are tapered threads, allowing the blade assembly to be removed quickly and easiy, yet making the connection secure without lock nuts and/or set screws.

Alternator Design
A brushless alternator designed specifically to match the low speed characteristics of the rotor blades. Features such as epoxy-coated neodymium iron-boron magnets and rubber sealed #6203 metric ball bearings (commonly available worldwide) ensures that maintenance will be infrequent, simple and inexpensive.

Weight and Dimensions
The unit weighs only 17 pounds (plus 13 feet of wire at about 6 pounds). Of note is that the blades and aluminum disk weigh only four pounds, resulting in minimal precessional forces on the 3/4 inch motor shaft. The blade diameter is 60 inches. The housing is 24 inches long. The control box is 3 1/4 inches by 6 1/2 inches.


Charge Controller Includes isolation diode with heat sink and diversion load $310

Diversion Load $95

Mizzen Bracket $245 – $345

Pole Mounting Kit $345

Spares Kit BUY NOW $80

Extra Blade Set BUY NOW $350

Vibration Isolator $165

Slip Ring $250

Still have questions about KISS? See our KISS High Output Wind Generator Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for more information.

Contact us for further information. We accept VISA, MasterCard, and Discover.

Copyright © Hotwire Enterprises — John Gambill & Libbie Ellis
102 West Fulton Street; Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Phone AND Fax: 727-943-0424
Cell 727- 638-7417

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