Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

DPT Alpine


User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 19
Like Tree17Likes

Thread: Hydro-Electric Generator

  1. #1
    Ejected
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    HBC, NORTH of Auckland
    Posts
    5,250

    Hydro-Electric Generator

    Who's using what to power things?

    After ideas for charging the likes of a car battery for powering small items like lights etc in a hut/cabin.

    Or would I be better off going with a decent solar panel?

  2. #2
    Member 199p's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Palmerston North
    Posts
    3,072
    Bro sound heavy and bulky to carry around

    Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
    Konus binoculars " The power to imagine"

  3. #3
    Ejected
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    HBC, NORTH of Auckland
    Posts
    5,250
    Private hut/off grid system.

    Permanent solution for a weekend small holiday house.
    Stream near by with constant flow but I think trying to filter it might be a pain and solar might be easier.
    Main use will be to power some LED lights and charge phone and camera.
    199p likes this.

  4. #4
    Almost literate. veitnamcam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Nelson
    Posts
    20,025
    gentil annie motors or rewired smartdrives are quite common.
    gadgetman, Beaker and timattalon like this.
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

  5. #5
    Member ROKTOY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    Nelson
    Posts
    1,209
    308, sparky1000 and Boaraxa like this.

  6. #6
    Ejected
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    HBC, NORTH of Auckland
    Posts
    5,250
    Nice. Pretty sweet setup.
    Will have to look into cost after plumbing water to the hut, as an all incorporated setup would probably work quite well.

  7. #7
    Member Danny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Central NI
    Posts
    3,705
    Iím having solar priced up again this week.
    Interesting.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    Dan M

  8. #8
    Member stretch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Clarks Beach, (South of) Auckland
    Posts
    1,720
    These guys: http://shop.powerspout.com

    Based in Taranaki somewhere. Off the shelf options seem a bit pricey, but I guess you're trading $ instead of the time spent to do all the research yoursefl, sourcing parts, building it etc.

    Sent from my SM-T800 using Tapatalk
    Beaker likes this.

  9. #9
    Ejected
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    HBC, NORTH of Auckland
    Posts
    5,250
    Quote Originally Posted by stretch View Post
    These guys: Homepage - Powerspout Shop

    Based in Taranaki somewhere. Off the shelf options seem a bit pricey, but I guess you're trading $ instead of the time spent to do all the research yoursefl, sourcing parts, building it etc.

    Sent from my SM-T800 using Tapatalk
    geebiz theres some cost involved there.
    I was thinking more along the lines of some cheap inline pipe fitted unit to basically provide a small trickle charge just to keep a battery topped up to small time use.
    Not needing to power a full blown house thankfully.
    Think 100W solar panel and controller probably easiest and laziest route.

  10. #10
    Member stretch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Clarks Beach, (South of) Auckland
    Posts
    1,720
    Quote Originally Posted by Nibblet View Post
    geebiz theres some cost involved there.
    I was thinking more along the lines of some cheap inline pipe fitted unit to basically provide a small trickle charge just to keep a battery topped up to small time use.
    Not needing to power a full blown house thankfully.
    Think 100W solar panel and controller probably easiest and laziest route.
    I've got the guts of a smart drive if you want to have a crack at making a hydro setup. But yeah, solar probably simpler for keeping a rarely used battery bank charged.

    Sent from my SM-T800 using Tapatalk

  11. #11
    Ejected
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    HBC, NORTH of Auckland
    Posts
    5,250
    cheers mate I'll keep it in mind.
    $200 can get me a 100w panel and controller so thinking that's going to be most cost efficient by the time you add piping etc into the equation
    stretch likes this.

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    BOP
    Posts
    16,712
    Quote Originally Posted by stretch View Post
    These guys: Homepage - Powerspout Shop

    Based in Taranaki somewhere. Off the shelf options seem a bit pricey, but I guess you're trading $ instead of the time spent to do all the research yoursefl, sourcing parts, building it etc.

    Sent from my SM-T800 using Tapatalk
    Thought about getting something like this at my Bach, running it connected to the town supply and feeding the port back into the grid to drop my power account! Waters not metered
    faregame, Nibblet and Beaker like this.
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

  13. #13
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Middle Earth
    Posts
    2,349
    Homepage - Powerspout Shop

    I did a course years ago with those guys, very nice and interesting. If you have a stream continuously running nearby, that is really the best solution.

  14. #14
    Member stretch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Clarks Beach, (South of) Auckland
    Posts
    1,720
    Quote Originally Posted by Friwi View Post
    Homepage - Powerspout Shop

    I did a course years ago with those guys, very nice and interesting. If you have a stream continuously running nearby, that is really the best solution.
    Yeah, a mate did a summer internship with them back when they were EcoInnovation. Some interesting stories. Like the time they plumbed a school in Stratford or Inglewood for solar hot water. They found a big hot water cylinder in a locked cupboard that had an inlet and no outlet. Thermostat cranked right up and had been spitting hot water onto the roof endlessly since installation decades prior.

    Sent from my SM-T800 using Tapatalk

  15. #15
    Member Pengy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Up in da hills somewhere near Nelson
    Posts
    8,402
    Forgotmaboltagain+1

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. DIY hydro printing using spray paint.
    By Dead is better in forum Projects and Home Builds
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-12-2015, 02:38 PM
  2. Generator
    By Munsey in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 08-11-2015, 08:11 PM
  3. Hydro graphics
    By smidey in forum Off topic
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-12-2013, 10:22 PM
  4. Generator needed
    By Munsey in forum Off topic
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 31-07-2013, 12:53 PM
  5. Replies: 22
    Last Post: 17-04-2013, 11:21 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!