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Aruba Employee
Posts: 19
Registered: ‎04-03-2007

Powering APs through solar panels

Hi,

Powering APs (particularly mesh APs) through solar panel can be very handy sometimes.
The powering design should include not only the solar panel but also a battery for night or bad weather operation and some electronic to handle the charge / discharge of the battery.
You will find below some pictures.

The AP85 pictures a realisation where power is drawn from a light pole and therefore is available only during night.
The AP125 is fully powered through solar though.

Cheers.
S.
Occasional Contributor II
Posts: 23
Registered: ‎01-23-2009

Re: Powering APs through solar panels

Your post reminded me about a posting I read a few months back on another listserv, about sizing a solar-powered solution properly. The vendor under discussion was Alvarion, but the same priniciples apply, just different numbers.

Highly recommended read.

http://www.odessaoffice.com/wireless/alvarion_solar.html

Frank
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