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Linear Actuator 12-Volt Heavy Duty - 18" 750lbs, 24" 1250lbs Solar Tracker

Linear Actuator 12-Volt Heavy Duty - 18" 750lbs, 24" 1250lbs Solar Tracker

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WindyNation's 18" and 24" HD Linear Actuator are specifically designed to control the north/south movement on large solar trackers. This actuator is compatible with WindyNation's Solar tracking electronics and most other solar electronics (up to 12 amps of current). Limit switches are pre-installed in the actuator. The Linear Actuator will stop moving after it extends 24 inches even if the solar tracking electronics tell the actuator to keep moving.

This actuator is easily capable of being used on a solar tracker with 1500 watts of solar panels. If the solar tracker is engineered properly and wind loading calculations are performed, the actuator could be used on a solar tracker with 2500 watts of solar panels. If you are going to use the WindyNation HD Actuator on a solar tracker, WindyNation strongly advises that you have a licensed engineer review and certify your solar tracker design.

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Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
Based on 6 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 4 Total 4 star reviews: 1 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 1 Total 1 star reviews: 0
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6 reviews
  • NV
    Norm V.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    11 months ago
    Linear tracker

    Very good product,works well,excellent company to do business with

  • WR
    William R.
    Verified Buyer
    I do not recommend this product
    Rated 2 out of 5 stars
    Yesterday
    Designed to fail

    This actuator was not designed to be out in the weather. There is no seal around the inner actuator rod. I have had to replace the unit about 5 times due to corrosion inside. I put a cut up plastic bag over the inner rod this time & it lasted about 1 year. The motor is not serviceable because the outer case is part of the main unit. There is no way to re-grease the threads of the rod. I have not found any other linear actuator that would work on my solar tracker so am stuck with this one.

    Windy Nation Inc
    19 seconds ago

    The actuator is IP65 certified but it is important to mount the actuator as specified:
    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0636/9289/8526/files/HD_Actuator_Manual_R2_1.pdf?v=1695765111

    We do see we had to replace one unit for a failed limit switch, but we only see one order from you in the past 8 years. The gears are absolutely able to be accessed and greased as needed.

  • WD
    william d.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    7 months ago
    Tracker actuator

    I like them just wish they could be rebuilt after a couple years. Motor the weak part need to have parts available to repair motors.

  • RS
    Ray S.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    8 months ago
    ok

    all went well

  • GB
    Gantt B.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Linear actuator HD

    Hasn’t arrived yet. Due here tomorrow. But I’ve had several over the years. They’re great motors but I’ve had trouble keeping water out of them I’m not sure where they’re leaking. It’s very wet in Louisiana. And we sometimes have wide swings of temp and humidity. Possible that I’m getting condensation under the boot. I’m going to try drilling a drain hole in the cover.

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