Here's something different! All input or re-direction welcome.... I purchased a house last year that has a small windmill mounted to the chimney that is connected to a row of marine batteries that it is suppose to keep charged. to the batteries is an inverter and off the main circuit panal is a separate controll panel with 5 switches that supply limited item is case of power failure.
Here's the problem. About a month after moving in, the windmill blades stopped spinning, I e mailed the company and was told this was an automatic "break" that occurs if the system detects a short in the circuit. Unfortunatly, I do not know how or where to check for a short, and have not found any local electricians that have experience with wind generators. The blades can be turned by hand though you feel resistance. Also, since they have not spun for over a year so Im sure the batteries are dead. (They are sealed cannot check water)If I get this thing running again will the batteries re charge or are they ruined. Sorry for such a long story, any help or guidance greatly appreciated. Bob F.
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