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Portable solar powered AP solution?

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  • 1.  Portable solar powered AP solution?

    Posted Oct 13, 2020 09:39 PM

    Does anyone here have any experience building kits for solar powered mesh AP deployments, or know where to point me for prebuilt setups? Preferably a portable, quick deploy type of build? I'm trying to piece things together, but everything I'm looking at right now weighs about 200 pounds!!

     

     



  • 2.  RE: Portable solar powered AP solution?

    Posted Oct 14, 2020 03:13 AM


  • 3.  RE: Portable solar powered AP solution?

    Posted Oct 14, 2020 08:16 AM

    Yes I have, thanks. I'm trying to get a couple ideas together for a customer for an outdoor mesh for daily events. Interested in any full APoaS solutions that people have deployed in the past.

     

     



  • 4.  RE: Portable solar powered AP solution?

    Posted Oct 14, 2020 09:39 AM

    Are you talking something like this or much smaller?

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  • 5.  RE: Portable solar powered AP solution?

    Posted Oct 14, 2020 09:50 AM

    Haha that's awesome. I was hoping for something smaller, that could possibly be packed into a pelican case.

     

     



  • 6.  RE: Portable solar powered AP solution?

    Posted Oct 14, 2020 05:26 PM

    We would need more details:

     

    Which AP model?  How long do you want to run it outside per day?  If you are going to run it 24/7, you would have too much equipment to be in a pelican case...(solar panel + batteries for a device that consumes 30watts 24/7 with only 4 hours of usable sun).



  • 7.  RE: Portable solar powered AP solution?

    Posted Oct 14, 2020 07:58 PM

    I would say 8 hours of uptime. Thinking a survey battery being charged while in use by a solar panel. I know that the AccelTex site survey batteries can be charged while in use.

     

     



  • 8.  RE: Portable solar powered AP solution?

    Posted Oct 15, 2020 03:23 AM

    For surveys i run on a 50.000mah powerbank with use the 12v output that can runs 3 days without active clients on a AP-305 or AP-505. Don't no what happens  when it have load of many clients. Can be charged while using.

     

    Poweroak have also some other products with solarpanals.

     

    https://poweroak.nl/en/powerbanks/10011-poweroak-poweroak-k2-solar-185wh-50000mah-laptop-powerbank-8719324080118.html

     

    This powerbank can't fly ;).

     



  • 9.  RE: Portable solar powered AP solution?

    Posted Sep 13, 2021 12:30 PM
    Dustin, did you ever land on a solution for this? I have a very similar use case. Thanks in advance.

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