MICRO HYDRO SYSTEMS
Available in the four voltages above for direct battery charging. The 48 and 120V units allow the use of smaller gauge wire between the generator and the battery. An MPPT charge control, like the OutBack FM-60, can be used to efficiently step the voltage down for charging and regulating 12-, 24- or 48V batteries.

The sealed permanent magnet alternator is mounted on an anodized aluminum turgo housing with the 4'' stainless steel Hartvigsen Turgo Runner. The external rectifier is water-cooled and all fasteners are stainless steel.

The unit is pictured here with ¾'' brass nozzle holders. 1 ½'' plastic nozzle holders are also available and are installed on units requiring higher flow.
Base dimensions: 12'' x 12''. Skirt fits in 10.25''


The alternator has two sealed 6203 bearings which should be changed every 4-10 years, depending on use. These are standard bearings, available at most auto parts stores. Replacement requires a 3-prong puller. The turbine can be sent back to us for bearing replacement.

The LV800 and 1500 are designed for dynamic pressures of 30psi (70' of head) and above, the LV 400 and 750 for less than 30psi dynamic pressure.

Maximum power output is 1500W for the LV1500 model and 750W for the LV750 (Volts x Amps = Watts).
The maximum output is limited to the heat of the motor. If the motor is too hot to keep your hand on, you should reduce the flow.
At sites with higher heads (>180'), units can produce more power with the use of a MPPT or the 3-phase transformer box we sell.

Each unit is built to match site specifications. When ordering, specify battery voltage, transmission line length and size, flow, pressure, pipe size and length.

Order multiple nozzles for convenient adjustment to varying flows. Nozzle holders are removable from the outside for easy nozzle access.

Our units come fully assembled and include an induction meter and a length of 1'' high pressure flexible pipe for easy hookup to your manifold.
HI POWER
Low-Voltage Hydroelectric Generators


HI-Power's latest and most efficient line of
low-voltage brushless PM generators


Unlike other highly efficient units, these user-friendly units require no mechanical or electrical adjustments, because they are built to match each individual site. They are more efficient than car alternator types over a wider range of head and flow.
The choice of multiple, differently sized nozzles allows for easy adjustments in situations with varying flows, such as here in Northern California's wet winter and dry summer conditions.
LV1500:
for Pipes > 2'' diameter
Head range: 70 to 600 feet
Flow range: 5 to 100gpm
Maximum power: 1500W
Efficiency: 30% to 70%
Battery voltage options: 12-, 24-, 48-, 120VDC or AC
LV750
for pipes >2'' diameter

Head range: 10 to 70 feet
Flow range: 5 to 140gpm
Maximum power: 750W
Efficiency: 30% to 70%
Battery voltage options: 12-, 24-, 48VDC
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LV400
for pipes 2'' diameter

Head range: 10 to 70 feet
Flow range: 5 to 140gpm
Maximum power: 400W
Efficiency: 30% to 70%
Battery voltage options: 12-, 24-, 48VDC
LV800:
for Pipes 2'' diameter
Head range: 70 to 600 feet
Flow range: 5 to 100gpm
Maximum power: 800W
Efficiency: 30% to 70%
Battery voltage options: 12-, 24-, 48-, 120VDC or AC
LV400/800
LV750/1500