12 or 24v from wind power?
I am looking at fitting a Rutland wind generator (available in 12 or 24 volt). Our cabin system is 24-volt, but we might swap the boat and end up with a 12-volt system. If I were to buy a 24-volt unit, could the voltage be stepped down; alternatively could the output from a 12-volt unit be adapted to charge a 24-volt system? DP, via email
ATONY REPLIES: If you really search you might find a 24 to 12-volt battery charger (in which case discuss it with the makers/importers), but they are rare. Have you considered solar power instead? These days solar seems the preferred option for much of the year, plus a generator-fed mains charger or engine charging for those few winter weeks when it is insufficient.
What power do you want from the wind?