The Platypus PM1000 is a robust and reliable 750 watt battery charging micro hydro designed to produce the highest possible output from your site.

B-SR50 Governor and PM1000 Micro Hydro.

FEATURES

PERFORMANCE = MORE USABLE POWER

Maximum efficiency is achieved using our advanced permanent magnet alternators in combination with the unique Platypus impulse runner. Maximum output from low and high flow situations.

RELIABILITY & DURABILITY

Materials of the highest quality are used in construction eg. marine grade 316 stainless steel runner and marine grade aluminium casing to resist abrasion and corrosion. Heavy duty bearing enable us to guarantee 5 years bearing life . No brushes is another feature which means uninterrupted electricity and low maintenance.
Automatic shut down through the control board protects connected electrical equipment and the generator from over-voltage.

SIMPLICITY

A single, easily inter-changeable nozzle delivers the full range of flows. In combination with the Platypus impulse runner, maximum output from seasonal flows can be maintained. Simple installation is via a single 2″ table D flange.

INNOVATIVE CONTROLLER

The heart of the PM1000 Charge Control module is the innovative and proven B-SR50 constant voltage taper current regulator. It allows adjustable boost for maximum battery life. The Charge Control Module comes wired complete with finned dump load elements, circuit breaker, battery voltage meter, charge current meter and dump amp meter for easy installation.

TOUGH MACHINES BUILT FOR REMOTE PLACES

Built to be relied upon in remote locations and withstand the harsh Australian environment.

SPECIFICATIONS

 

MODEL PM1000
Generator maximum output 750 W
TURBINE
Runner Platypus 316 Stainless Steel Impulse
Runner jet circle diameter (mm) 100
Minimum operating head(m) 5
Maximum operating head (m) 80
Minimum flow rate (l/sec) 0.5
Maximum flow rate (l/sec) 7.5
Turbine Casing Marine grade Aluminium-powder coated
Standard nozzle type Nylon conical x 1
Nozzle diameter range (mm) 10 to 24 @ 2 mm intervals
Inlet pipe connection 2 inch table D flange
GENERATOR
Alternator Permanent magnet brushless
Voltage 12, 24 & 48
Generator to turbine coupling Direct
SYSTEM CONTROL
Charge control regulator Electronic Constant Voltage Taper
Current B-SR50 or BX-SR50
Cubicle Steel enclosure IP55 (Powder coated)
Voltage (V) 13 – 70
Voltage regulation
(% of rated voltage) +/- 1%
Power rating (W) 360 at 12V
750 at 24 & 48V
Dump load elements Resistive solid core (finned air cooled)
Number of elements 1 for 1 to 400 watts (B-SR50)
2 for 401 to 750 watts (BX-SR50)
SYSTEM MONITORING
Battery Charge Current Analogue 0 to 30 Amp at 12 & 24V
Analogue 0 to 15 Amp at 48V
Dump Load Current Analogue 0 to 30 Amp at 12 & 24V
Analogue 0 to 15 Amp at 48V
Battery Voltage Analogue 0 to 15V at 12V
Analogue 0 to 30V at 24V
Analogue 40 to 60V at 48V
Battery Status Light emitting diode (LED)
Pressure gauge 800 kPa (oil damped)
SYSTEM PROTECTION
Overcurrent Circuit breaker

 

 

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS
Item PM1000 B-SR50 Governor
Size (mm) (LxDxH) 340x340x285 375x210x460
Weight (kg) 18 10.3
OPTIONS
Discharge pit with base plate Polypropylene pit & Galvanised steel
base plate
Dimensions (mm) 565 L x 565 D x 320 H
Filter
Electric solenoid valve
Hot water element for gravity fed system
PERFORMANCE CURVES

If having difficulty reading tables please print them out for a better result.
Data points inicated by symbols derived from tests conducted at Southern Hydro Ltd. balance of curves derived by extrapolation.

If having difficulty reading tables please print them out for a better result.
Data points indicated by symbols derived fromtests conducted at Southern Hydro Ltd. Balance of curves derived by extrapolation.