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  • HydroSpin's Wet generator
Hydrospin presents a sustainable energy solution for urban data loggers and water health monitors worldwide: a mini-generator that produces electricity from water running in city pipelines, which then powers monitoring devices. The Hydro-Generator is easily installable in standard urban pipelines of the following diameters: 3” (80mm), 4” (100mm), 6” (150mm) and 8” (200mm).


How does it work?
Hydrospin’s patented mini-generator is a one-unit apparatus that integrates a turbine and a generator. The fact that the two are packed as a single unit promises minimal head-loss, as there is zero distance between the turbine and the generator. The mini hydro power generator is a wet system: it is manufactured from water resistant plastic and metal parts and does not rely on electric power to generate energy within the pipelines.
Compatibility with multiple diameters
We packaged the mini-generator so that it can be easily installed into standard city pipelines of different diameters:

The HG300 and HG400 deliver the mini hydro power generator in a pipeline piece that can be installed in 3” (80mm) and 4” (100mm) diameter pipelines.

The HG600 and HG800 include an installation system that lowers the mini-Hydro-Power-Generator smoothly into 6” (150mm) and 8” (200mm) pipelines.


The mini-generator’s unique benefits:

  • Patented Wet Generator compatible with drinking water pipelines
  • Integrated turbine and generator ensure minimal head-loss
  • Comes with installation units compatible with following pipe diameters:
    • HG300 – 3” (80 mm)
    • HG400 – 4” (100 mm)
    • HG600 – 6” (150 mm)
    • HG800 – 8” (200 mm)
  • Optimal charging capabilities, at 1 meter per second
  • Mechanical technology, no live electricity needed to operate the mini-generator
  • No external power source needed to operate the generator
  • A three-phase AC generator with optimal efficiency for water flow
  • Unique wingtip design and a hydrodynamic vessel, designed to maximize electrical capacity
  • Made to fit standard water pipeline – no need for special spare parts
  • Optimal energy harvesting under low volume rate
  • Applicable in any water distribution network

How does Hydrospin convert water-generated AC to DC? Read more about our Hydrocharger.

The mini-generator’s Documents

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