Energy management: Solar powered generator with manual crank mast

Energy management Larson Electronics

Mobile generator: Larson Electronics announces the release of a solar powered generator with a manual crank mast. This solar light tower includes 4 solar panels, a solar charging system, battery bank and a mast mounted on a trailer with outriggers and a removable tongue.

The SPLT-1.2K-200A-19 is a 1.2 KW solar generator system that replenishes 100 amp hours of usable battery capacity per day. This system delivers 24 volts for lighting, cameras, sensors or other electronic equipment mounted atop a 19-foot collapsible mast. This unit is comprised of four 300-watt solar panels, generating a total maximum output of 1.2 KW. The panels are mounted to a rotating axis assembly and can be rotated until they face inwards, which protects the panels during transport. When deployed, the panels are rotated until they face upwards. As part of the deployment, operators will set the four outriggers into position by pulling them out and pinning them into position.

In this 24-volt system, each panel is terminated with a fused combiner box with a single lever action cut-off switch. With the switch set to the ‘on’ position, the combiner box passes power to the 80 amp capacity Outback Extreme charge controller. The charge controller charges a 200-amp battery bank. This 24-volt battery system is comprised of four 6-volt batteries tied together in series and parallel. The batteries are spaced apart, strapped to the battery tray and covered with a protective shield. In order to ensure that the 50% threshold on the batteries is controlled, this solar trailer includes a system of min/max voltage sensors and relays that monitor the voltage produced by the batteries and will automatically shut off power distribution when the battery capacity falls below 50%. All the electrical components, including the combiner panel, charge controller, battery monitoring and ground fault isolation are encapsulated in a NEMA 3R job box that is bolted to the trailer. The component control system includes a terminal block so that customers can mount additional electronics gear without interfering with the charging systems.

“Our new solar powered light mast is fully solar and requires no fuel to operate,” Rob Bresnahan with Larsonelectronics.com said. “In the event that there is an issue with the solar trailer, the operator can simply remove the SD card from the Mate 3 and send it in for analysis.”

Larson Electronics carries an extensive line of LED light towers, portable distribution systems, explosion proof lights, portable work lights and industrial grade LED area lights.

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