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PowerSpout Document INDEX links

Notice to all PowerSpout dealers and customers. No documents are supplied with PowerSpout
turbines. ​All relevant manuals are considered to be part of the product.

In order to prevent confusion and make it easy to determine which documents and videos you need
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New release information

PowerSpout PLT Cube Preliminary Information bulletin

Unboxing Documents (2 page vital reminders for each turbine type)

PS PLT unboxing document
PS Cube unboxing document
PS TRG unboxing document
PS LH unboxing document

Installer checklists (6 page summaries for each turbine type)

PS all PLT MPPT GTI installer checklist
PS all PLT direct PWM installer checklist
PS all LH installer checklist
PS all TRG MPPT GTI installer checklist
PS all TRG direct PWM installer checklist
PS all Cube direct PWM installer checklist
PS all Cube MPPT GTI installer checklist

Planning your Powerspout micro-hydro system

PS all Getting Started
PS all Site Assessment Guide
PS all Intake Guide
PS all Turbine Manifold Guide
P​S Coanda Intake Selection & Installation Guide
PS all Pipe selection guide

PS all Hydro Design & Calculator Manual April 18

General Powerspout reference documents

P​S all Warranty & Terms
PS all Freight Guide
PS all Technical Specifications
PS all PLT and TRG Thread Sizes

Turbine manuals (for user and installer)

PS PLT Install Manual

PS PLT-Cube Install Manual

PS TRG Install Manual
PS LH Install Manual Dec
PS LH Unpack Notes Nov
PS LH-mini Install Manual

Technical guides to electrical system design and installation

Basic Power Shed Design Guide
Power Conversion Equipment (PCE) Overview & Selection Guide
Charge Controller Guide

Battery Guide
System Wiring Guide
How to install solar PV cost effectively
PS Higher Voltage Guide
PowerClamp Technical Specifications and Install Guide
PS MPPT Diversion Loads Guide
PS Water Heater Installation Guide
Guides to MPPT charge controllers by specific manufacturers
PS MPPT Midnite Classic Guide
PS MPPT Midnite Kid Guide
(due for revision with clipper)
PS MPPT Morningstar TS Guide
PS MPPT Outback FM Guide
PS MPPT Tracer Guide
PS MPPT Victron Guide
PS MPPT Studer Variostring Guide
PS MPPT Schneider Guide
PS MPPT Fangpusun 70A MPPT

Guides to hybrid PCE’s

5kVA (parallel stackable) inverter/charger with 60 amp 150V MPPT
5kW (not stackable) inverter/charger with 60 amp 500V MPPT
5kVA Victron Easysolar with 100 amp 150V MPPT

Operation and maintenance

PS all Logbook
PS all Bearing Care Guide
PS PLT & PLT-Cube Service Manua​l

PS TRG Service Manual

PS LH Service Manual

PHP turbine documents

PS PHP Calculator Manual
PS PHP Install Manual
PS PHP Service Manual
PS PHP Advantages Document
YouTube PHP Promo Video
SHP-Triplex solar pump documents (New Product March 2019)
PS SHP-Triplex Install Manual
PS SHP-Triplex Advantages Document
YouTube SHP Promo Video​ (old version to be updated)
SHP-Triplex Installation Videos
Economics of Stock Water Reticulation on Hill Country Farms
Clean Water - NZ Government Policy Document

SHP-Diaphragm solar pump documents (obsolete product)

PS SHP Install Manual
YouTube SHP Promo Video

Dealer only Documents

PS Dealer/Trade how to order​ (password locked)
PS Dealer Agreement​ (password locked)
PS Potential Dealer Introduction Letter and Advice

Grid Tied Inverter Applications

(Note only Ginlong (Solis) and Enasolar GTI’s are approved for hydro connection)

PS GTI Ginlong Voc Box Tests

PS GTI Ginlong Solis Mini guide
PS GTI Ginlong Mini Tests
PS GTI Sofar 1100 Tests
PS GTI Dongguan Mini Tests
PS GTI Enasolar Setup
PS GTI PowerOne Uno Notes
PS GTI UK Fit Rules

Oldl Newsletter PDF
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DIY applications of Smart Drive

PMA applications of Smart Drives
BLDC applications of Smart Drives
Fisher & Paykel motor technology overview
Our 2004 Smart Drive manual made public

Case Studies and installation notes (PLT, TRG and LH)

PS PLT Case Study 1 (off-grid) April 14
PS PLT Case Study 2 (off-grid) March 15
PS PLT Case Study 3 (off-grid) March 15
PS PLT Case Study 4 (off-grid) Dec 15
PS PLT Case Study 5 (grid-tied) April 16
PS PLT Case Study 6 (off-grid) Inchbonnie Hydro Power Station​ Jan 17
PS PLT case study 7 (off-grid) with Victron 250V MPPT June 17
PS PLT case study 8 (grid-tied) with enasolar - Totara Valley test site
PLT PLT installation notes 9 (off-grid) with Victron PCE Dec18
PS PLT case study 10 (off-grid) 7kW Remote Nepal Village
PS TRG Case Study 1 (grid-tied) July 13
PS LH Case Study 1 (grid-tied) April 14
PS LH Westflight Case Study​ (grid-tied) April 17
PS Visit notes to TRG site in Laos 18

PS PowerPoint Presentation.pptx
PS PowerPoint All Energy Baby Hydro.pptx
PS PowerPoint Laos visit University lecture.pptx

Automatic Valves
PS TRG Automatic real world example June 17
PS TRG Automatic Valves Sept 15
GreaseMax Documents
PS Greasemax Install Manual
PS Greasemax Technical Notes
PS Greasemax Safety Data Sheet

General Articles
Article Homepower 146
Article Hydro Myths Homepower 147
Article Smart Drive History
Article Vanuatu Minigrid Case Study
Article Industrial PowerSpout Applications
Article People of Besi
Article Vanuatu PowerSpout Thesis

PowerSpout turbines used with pumps

PowerSpout turbines used with pumps Jan 18

PowerSpout Environmental
PS PLT Footprint Summary Report Nov 09
PS PLT Footprint Report Nov 09

PowerSpout Compliance
PS all Conformity C-tick Declaration Sept 13
PS all Conformity EMC Report 3 FCC July 13
PS all Conformity EMC CE Test Report 2 July 13
PS all Conformity EMC CE Test Report 1 July 13
PS all Conformity FCC Declaration Aug 13
PS all Conformity EC Declaration Aug 13

Homepower magazine hydro articles

● Homepower 104 Into to hydro power
● Homepower 117 Microhydro-Electric systems simplified
● Homepower 122 Water Rites – A Microhydro Evolution
● Homepower 146 Pro advice for hydro end users
● Homepower 146 Microhydro Myths & Misconceptions
● Homepower 166 Managing battery charging
● Homepower 170 Designing a micro hydro system

Interview with Michael Lawley from 2012

● Listen from 3:20 - how did the future pan out?

YouTube Videos
● PLT Introduction video
● PLT Installed examples
● PLT Off-grid example NZ
● High head PLT Off-grid example

PLT client videos (some good some bad):

● PLT client video 1
● PLT client video 2
● PLT client video 3 - grid tied
● PLT client video 4 - off grid
● PLT client video 5 - off grid good example
● PLT client video 6
● PLT client video 7 - off grid 850W good example
● PLT client video 8 in Mexico off grid good example
● PLT client video 9 in Mexico off-grid good example
● PLT client video 10 Ireland - grid tied good example
● PLT dealer (Tas Energy) PLT install system overview
● PLT dealer (Tas Energy 1) measuring head
● PLT dealer (Tas Energy 2) installing penstock
● PLT dealer (Tas Energy 3) purging air
● PLT dealer (Tas Energy 4) turbine start
● PLT dealer (Tas Energy) 8kW grid tied on 125m head

Older PLT videos for our earlier turbine

● Install bearing block #2
● Install jet assembly #3
● Install the Pelton runner #4
● Install generator stator #6​a
● Install the magnetic rotor #7
● Install front glazing #8
● Replace the Bearings #9

● TRG Introduction video
● TRG on-grid installed example​ 1
● TRG on-grid installed example 2
● TRG off-grid installed example 3
● TRG off-grid installed example 4
● TRG off-grid installed example 5
● LH Introduction video
● LH on-grid installed example
● LH off-grid installed example 1
● LH off-grid installed example 2
● LH off-grid installed example 3
● LH off-grid installed example 4
● LH off-grid installed example 5
● LH off-grid installed example 6
● YouTube of intake design
● YouTube as built intake
● LH in a cave

● PHP Introduction video

Smart Drive & General Interest:

● History of the Smart Drive PMA/Motor
● Smart Drive Open Heart Surgery
● Choosing the right parts
● Bearings and shafts
● Quirky Interview with Michael Lawley in German/English
● Make your own hydro from an old washing machine - crude but fun