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SKU: 017-000PS-GE400

Quick Overview

Connected to a grid tied inverter to feed power into the national grid or for use in mini grids via Sunny Island type inverters. Designed for inverters operating at less than 400 V DC.


The PowerSpout GE 400 is a durable domestic scale hydro turbine that can be stacked up to 10 units. It is ideally suited for developed and developing countries where the hydro turbine is grid connected or connected via an inverter in an off-grid mini-island system. The GE 400 turbine is intended for use with a grid-connect inverter with maximum power point tracking (MPPT). The inverter must be able to handle an input voltage up to 400 VDC. Such inverters are commonly available around the world.

The GE product is well suited to sites where the turbine is distant from the grid as it operates at 350 VDC nominal. It is fitted with a 400 VDC voltage controller so that it cannot produce more than 400 VDC. This ensures it will not cause overvoltage damage to the connected inverter. In the event of regulator/element failure the regulator shorts the generator preventing it from causing overvoltage damage to attached equipment.

PowerSpout Features

* Power range: 1.0 to 1.2 kW at 12/24/48/120/350-400 VDC. Custom up to 1.6 kW. Up to 16 kW with 10 stacked units.
* Head range: 3 – 100 m (10 – 330 ft). Custom up to 120 m (400 ft)
* Flow range/turbine: 0.25-8 Litres/second (5-130 gallons/minute) per turbine
* Efficiency: Up to 60% (50-55% typical is application and site dependent)
* Warranty: 3 years subject to maintenance procedure in manual

PowerSpout Specifications

* Generator: 3-phase permanent magnet adjustable up to 80% efficient
* Voltage: 12/24/48dc or any custom voltage up to 400 VDC or VAC
* Wattage single: 100 - 1200 W standard. Custom up to 1600 W
* Wattage stacked (2-10 units): 0.2-12 kW standard. Custom up to 16 kW
* Running speed: 200 - 1600 rpm
* Watt/rpm: 0.7 W/rpm standard, 1.0 W/rpm high power version with MPPT (ME and GE only)
* Bearings: SKF explorer series sealed front 6005-2Z OD52mm ID25mm and rear 6205-2Z OD47mm ID25mm. Sealed bearings need to be re-greased at times and PowerSpout is equipped with a re-greasing nipple to do this easily.
* Regulation: BE-non supplied, voltage limiting regulation for ME and GE turbine supplied
* Jets: 2 with 10-plastic jet inserts supplied (2-25mm hole size range, easily cut on site).
* Shipping weight: Up to 25kg packed weight.


There are numerous PowerSpout resources available from the website including
• All product and installation manuals. Prospective buyers need to read the manuals prior to purchase. Manuals are not supplied with the product.
• Advanced Calculator. Cable and pipe sizes, type/number of turbines and power output can be determined for your site using the online calculator. A manual for the calculator is also online giving instructions and worked examples
• Photos and videos: turbines, parts, assembly and maintenance tasks and much more
• How to order (summary): All PowerSpout generators are optimized for your site data. Customers wishing to order a PowerSpout need to submit site data by using the Advanced Calculator or completing the site data table in this guide. Your dealer will help you place your order.

Please contact us if you have any questions, or if there is no shipping weight noted for a shipping cost quote. Prices in catalog and online subject to change without notice due to vendor price increases. Online prices supersede catalog prices. We will contact you if current price is more than the online price prior to processing the order.