PowerSpout PLT - Hydro Turbine

$ 3,479.00 NZD
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The PowerSpout PLT is a Pelton turbine which on a suitable site can produce up to 1.6kW 24/7, 365 days a year. If a larger output is required you can stack units to generate over 16kW on the same penstock and power cable. 

We can also approve these turbines up to 2kW each on sites above 110m net head and subject to special conditions, contact your dealer for more information.


  • Static head range: 3 to 160m (10 – 525 feet)
  • Dynamic head range: 3 to 130m (10 – 430 feet)
  • Maximum flow/turbine: 8-10 l/s (130 – 160 gpm)
  • Minimum flow/turbine: 0.05 l/s (0.8 gpm) at maximum head
  • Dimensions: 470 x 400 x 430 mm (18.5 x 15.7 x 17 inches)
  • Maximum power: 1200W (Standard) or 1600W (HP)
  • Common version available PLT 14/28/40/56/80/170/200/350 (the number refers to the operating voltage Vo, the runaway Voc can be 3 x higher)
  • Maximum current rating 32 amp (optional upgrade to 50 amp possible for PLT14 or PLT28 turbines)


Common version available are PLT 14/28/40/56/80/170/200/350.  The number refers to the operating voltage, cable voltage or "MPPV".  The runaway voltage off load or "Voc" can be as much as 3 x higher.  So for example the PLT200 will work well with a grid tied inverter at 200V but may produce voltage approaching 600V when the inverter is not drawing power from the turbine.

PLT turbines comes with:

  • 2 Jets and 2 valves (2” BSP standard - NPT optional)
  • A mid-range oil filled pressure gauge
  • Manual grease fitting as standard
  • 2m of 4mm2 tinned PV wire for +/-/earth
  • 2 x MC4 cable connectors
  • 4 x Tek screw fixing kit
  • 4 spare jet inserts
  • Rotor packing set kit included if we consider them likely to be required
  • 3 year warranty on standard (under 1200W)  and 2 years on turbines over 1200W power output.

For high power upgrades and auto grease options please select what you require from the drop down menus above. You must order a high power upgrade if your W/rpm is >0.7. 

2” BSP threaded valves are supplied as standard unless you advise us that you need NPT threads in the drop down menu above.

If you require a PLT manifold, camlock hose fittings, or other PLT parts to ship in the same carton with your turbine (maximum upper limit 29kg) look here.

Click here for PLT install images. Note not all comply with our installation advise.

PowerSpout turbines are tailor made products which match your unique resource and personal requirements. We do sell direct to customers who are keen D.I.Y.er's but please note that you will need to pay for system design/installation support.

It is often cheaper to buy through a dealer as they can often offer discounted global freight and their knowledge and experience will help you create a successful system and avoid costly mistakes.

Regardless of whether you buy directly from us or from a dealer you will need to collect your site data, assess your energy needs and complete a calculation. If you need help doing this please read our getting started guide.

Refer to PowerSpout Document Index Links for a complete index of documents.