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SKU: 017-000PS-ME120

Quick Overview

Connected to a battery bank through a MPPT controller such as the Outback FM60. Designed for inverters and MPPT regulators operating at less than 120 V DC (120 ELV *).


The PowerSpout ME 120 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 up to 1000m (3300ft) from where the power is used as it operates at a higher voltage than PowerSpout BE. The ME 120 turbine is intended for use with a 12/24/48 V DC battery bank, a maximum power point (MPP) regulator and inverter system. The MPP regulator must be able to handle an input voltage up to 120 V DC such as the Outback FM60. This turbine is used in markets with 120 VDC ELV laws.

The ME 120 turbine can also be used for grid connect applications where the inverter can operate at up to 120 V DC.

The ME 120 product is well suited to sites where the turbine is distant to the point of power consumption. It is fitted with 120 VDC voltage controller so that it cannot produce more than 120 VDC. This ensures it meets the 120 VDC ELV requirements in many European, Australasian and Asian countries. It has an internal diversion regulator that operates at 115 V DC and in the event of 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.