The Output Drop Cable connects the WTAPRS Turbine Electrical to the Turbine Control Panel. It has a metal four-position locking connector for 3 phase electrical and ground.
Through extensive testing, APRS World has determined that Carol Super Vu-Tron Supreme 14/4 SOOW is a very high quality portable cord for connecting the WTAPRS. This type of cable has four 14 AWG conductors in a tough, weather resistor, highly flexible rubber jacket. The jacket is thick and resists abrasion, UV and physical damage. We have developed a specialized cord grip assembly that mechanically attaches the portable cord to the circular connector that plugs into the WTAPRS wind turbine. This assembly is very strong; we have tested the pullout strength over 250 lbs.
Assembled and Tested Drop Cables
APRS World can provide preassembled drop cables for $80 + $3 per foot. Our assembled cables include circular connector, cord grip, Carol Super Vu-Tron Supreme 14/4 SOOW portable cord, printed and heat shrunk label and stripped and tinned leads on equipment end. Standard cords are available up to 250 feet long. Cords up to 1,000 feet long can be special ordered.
Pricing and Purchasing
WTAPRS output connector, unassembled, with pins
MS3476L14-4P connector and crimp contact pins. As used on WTAPRS wind turbines.
Cord grip for WTAPRS output connector
Cord grip connecting portable cord with a dimater of 13.7 mm to 18.5 mm (0.54 in to 0.73 in) to WTAPRS wind turbine output connector (MS3476L14-4P). Cord grip has inner diameter threaded with 7/8" - 20 UNEF for mating with output connector. Outside diameter is threaded with 3/4" NPT electrical thread suitable for strain relieving cord where it enters junction box or electrical panel. Turbine output connector not included.
Based on Bryant (Hubbell) BDSR54 "bus drop strain relief."
Carol Super Vu-Tron Supreme 14/4 SOOW, per foot
Carol Super Vu-Tron Supreme 14/4 SOOW portable cord. Sold by the foot.