Air Heating Diversion Loads
These resistive loads enclosed in vented aluminum boxes can be used in 12-, 24 and 48-volt diversion regulation systems. The aluminum box may get very hot in operation. It should be mounted on a nonflammable surface and should be at least 12" from any flammable material.
Choose a heater from the table below to match the output of your system. If you order a hydro from us, we will provide you with the correct heater.
WARNING: These heaters should be checked anually for bad or burnt connections resulting in excessive heat from loose wires or incorrectly set systems. If not correctly set, generator power could be diverted into the heater. Look for burnt, discoloured wires or broken resistors.
Oil-filled air heaters, using water heating elements (see below), are larger but safer, as they don't get as hot as the resistors.
Water Heating Element for 12V/24V DC or 24V/48V DC
Low Voltage Water Heating Element
These low-voltage water-heating elements are for use as diversion loads for wind or hydroelectric systems. Use one or more of these heating elements with a charge control designed for load diversion, such as the Xantrex C40 or C60, Morningstar TS-45 or TS-60, or the Outback FM, or inverters with AUX, to turn your excess power into hot water. They fit most standard electric water heaters with screw-in elements. We have one model for 12- and 24 volt systems and another for higher power 24- volt systems and 48 volt systems. Each unit has two elements that can be wired in series or parallel or used individually, depending on voltage and desired amp draw. The terminals are not very strong and are easily broken when tightening.
If your water heater tank is designed for square flange elements, use one square flange adapter for each element. 1-inch male pipe threads. 2-year warranty.
Dimensions: L 9.25" x W 1.75" x H 1.75"