Carlsbad, CA - Electrical swivel connectors produced by Mercotac are used successfully on wind turbines and windmills to transfer electricity from the generator in the rotating turret to the electrical cable in the stationary mast or tower. Wind energy generator designs simply use a rubber welding cable to transfer electricity, however, a welding cable needs to unwind after twisting a limited number of times from the change in wind direction. Mechanical fatigue will eventually degrade the cable integrity and cause the loss of power from wind generation. Alternatively, some designs will use traditional slip rings, which need continual maintenance to avoid degradation of the rotating electrical connection caused by debris from the rubbing contacts. Mercotac no-maintenance rotating connectors provide an unlimited 360 degree rotation without wear or degradation than a twisted welding cable or traditional slip rings.
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