How to Install a Wind Turbine Slip Ring
Follow along with this instructional DIY video on how to install a wind turbine slip ring properly.
Wiring A Slip Ring
In the video above, Jeff demonstrates how to hook up a slip ring to our Freedom I and Freedom II PMGs, though you can use the same method for nearly any wind turbine PMA or PMG on the market.
Below, we’ll break it down below to make it easy to follow:
Connecting the Slip Ring to the Mounting Bracket
How to Wire the Slip Ring to Our 2000 Watt Freedom II PMG
Separate the Leads
Separate three of the six leads from the top of the slip ring (we use this one) and secure with electrical tape. Repeat this process with the same three colored leads extending from the bottom. This important step will keep you from shorting out the PMA or PMG.
Connect to Harness
Each set of leads from the top of the slip ring will connect with separate leads from each wire harness that extend from the Freedom II PMG.
Connect to Rectifiers
Three leads from the bottom will connect with one three phase rectifier (you will use two three phase rectifiers, included when you order a Freedom II PMG).