Micromax Sensors & Automation introduces Banner Engineering's FlexPower Solar Supply, BWA-SOLAR-001, delivers a complete solution specifically designed for powering SureCross Wireless Network devices—offering an integrated charge controller, rechargeable battery pack, AC wall charger and mounting hardware.
The battery pack recharges in direct sunlight and continues to power the SureCross devices autonomously when sunlight is not available. The Solar Supply is an ideal solution for applications where wired power is not available or that require more power than a single-cell DX81 battery supply can provide.
Solar Supply Example: Wireless Network Range Extension
Extend the range of Banner's SureCross Wireless I/O network using solar-powered Data Radios. The FlexPower Solar Solution provides continuous power to a Data Radio and FlexPower Gateway. To complete the wireless network, battery or solar-powered Nodes collect I/O data up to 3 miles away.
Battery Backup Feature
The FlexPower Solar Supply can be used in addition to the DX81P6 Six-Pack Battery Supply as a backup power source. If the solar panel is damaged, the DX81P6 Battery Supply will provide backup power for a few weeks or longer depending on the load. For example, the battery backup can support a 2-wire sensor powered continuously with 15V at 20mA and a FlexPower Node transmitting once per second for up to 30 days.
Reduce Waste and Save Money with Solar
Banner's FlexPower Solar Supply is a stand-alone power option that enables wireless sensing where wired power is not available. The use of rechargeable batteries reduces the number of batteries necessary for long-term operation and ultimately minimizes electronic waste and saves money.