EXTREME CARE MUST BE TAKEN WHEN OPERATING YOUR WINDLILY.  READ AND UNDERSTAND THE FOLLOWING WARNINGS BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO USE THE WINDLILY.

WARNING: FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH

READ ALL USER MANUALS BEFORE USE DO NOT OPERATE IN WINDS EXCEEDING 40 km/hr [22mph]

DO NOT OPERATE IN REACH OF CHILDREN OR PETS

DO NOT LEAVE UNATTENDED IN PUBLIC AREAS

TURBINE MUST BE SECURELY MOUNTED

NEVER OBSTRUCT THE BLADES WHILE THEY ARE ROTATING

AVOID USE WITH NO ELECTRICAL LOAD ATTACHED

IF USING A CAMERA STYLE TRIPOD, THE LEGS MUST BE FULLY EXTENDED AND IN THE MOST OUTSTRETCHED POSITION


Assemble your WindLily

 

1. Install Multipurpose Mount

a. Place the WaterLily face up (nose cone pointing upwards) on a flat surface.

b. Unscrew the four screws and remove washers and lanyards.

c. Reinstall washers and screws in the same holes.  Do not overtighten the screws.

d. Place the Waterlily face down (nose cone pointing down) on a flat surface

e. Using a  #2 Phillips head screwdriver, fasten the Multipurpose Mount to the waterlily with the three screws and split lock washers provided.

f. The Multipurpose Mount must be attached to the rear side of the waterlily mounts and extending towards the rear (downwind).

2. Fasten WindLily Hub to WaterLily Rotor

a. Place the WindLily Hub face down on a flat surface

b. Taking care to align the three holes near the center of the hub with the corresponding holes on the WaterLily Rotor, place the WaterLily on top of the WindLily Hub.

c. Use a #3 Phillips head screwdriver to fasten the WindLily Hub to the WaterLily rotor using the three screws and split lock washers provided.   Tighten until the split lock washer compresses then give it another ¼ turn.

d. Do not overtighten the screws. 

e. If assembled indoors, Allow the assembly to reach outdoor temperature and re-check all screws, especially in cold environments.

3. Assemble the WindLily Blades

a. Assemble the WindLily by populating the 6 blades.  Apply force to the tip of the blade towards the back of the turbine to “snap” the blades in place.

4. Install WindLily Cover

Center the cover on the hub and turn until hand tight. It is not recommended to overtighten the cover using tools.


Setting up your WindLily on a tripod

Use only a good quality, sturdy tripod with ¼-20 threaded stud.  WaterLily offers a tripod custom designed for WindLily.  Visit wwwwaterlilyturbine.com.

Thread the tripod stud into the hole on the bottom of the Multipurpose Mount

Use the turbine assembly for torque to tighten the mount onto the tripod

WARNING: The following two methods are recommended to eliminate the risk of the WindLily tipping over due to a large gust of wind.

Method #1 - Weighted Tripod:

Use the hook provided to add about 10kg of weight like packs, rocks, water bottles, whatever you can find, to give the tripod stability.  This method is preferred; Despite taking more effort to set up, elevating the turbine accesses faster wind speeds resulting in a better charge rate.

Method #2 - Tripod with Legs fully extended at maximum angle

This method is quick to set up, but be warned that winds are considerably less energetic near the ground.  The tripod legs are fully extended and at their maximum angle.   Position the tripod so that one leg is pointing along the direction of the wind.  It is still recommended to place weights on the ends of the tripod legs, or tie the tripod down at the center.


Setting up your WindLily on a pole

1. Thread the Pole Mount on to the Multipurpose mount.  Use the hex bolts for leverage to securely tighten the parts together. 

2. Place the turbine assembly on top of a 1” Schedule 40 steel pipe.  

3. Point the turbine into the desired direction (usually the prevailing wind direction for longer term deployments, or the current wind direction for short term deployments.

4. Use a 7/16” wrench to lock the turbine in position by tightening the two hex head bolts

5. Maximum recommended extension of the steel pipe is 7’.  Mount to a secure structure using two heavy duty u bolts spaced 3’ apart.

Operating the WindLily

 

EXTREME CARE MUST BE TAKEN WHEN OPERATING YOUR WINDLILY.  READ AND UNDERSTAND THE FOLLOWING WARNINGS BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO USE THE WINDLILY.

WARNING: FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH

READ ALL USER MANUALS BEFORE USE DO NOT OPERATE IN WINDS EXCEEDING 40 km/hr [22mph]

DO NOT OPERATE IN REACH OF CHILDREN OR PETS

DO NOT LEAVE UNATTENDED IN PUBLIC AREAS

TURBINE MUST BE SECURELY MOUNTED

NEVER OBSTRUCT THE BLADES WHILE THEY ARE ROTATING

AVOID USE WITH NO ELECTRICAL LOAD ATTACHED

IF USING A CAMERA STYLE TRIPOD, THE LEGS MUST BE FULLY EXTENDED AND IN THE MOST OUTSTRETCHED POSITION

1. Use rope to prevent the turbine from rotating until you are completely ready to begin charging.

2. Connect an electrical load (dead battery, lights, phone, etc) to the WaterLily power output before allowing the blades to begin rotating. 

3. Position the turbine so that it is facing into the wind.  If using a tripod, ensure that enough weight is added to prevent the turbine from tipping over.  

4. Position the device being charged at least 8 feet from the turbine.  It is safest to place it up wind from the turbine.  

5. Gather all your things and place them away from the turbine

6. When you are ready to begin charging, remove the rope and move away.

Check on your device under charge periodically.  It is not recommended to run the turbine with a fully charged device attached.  If all your devices are charged, do not allow the turbine to run without a load attached.  Use a rope to secure the blades from rotating or take the turbine down entirely.

Stopping your WindLily

Stand about 50cm in front of the turbine for 60 seconds.  By blocking the wind, the turbine will eventually slow down enough for you to stop it safely by hand.  

If you are using the swivel and wind vane accessory kit the turbine can be stopped by carefully taking hold of the tail and turbine the assembly 180 degrees.

Tips and Handy Information

1. WindLily is designed to provide enough power to charge small devices in low to moderate winds. Exposure to strong winds will damage the turbine.

2. Open fields and shorelines are great places to find a great steady breeze.

3. The tops of hills also attract strong winds.