[CRTech] Christian Radio Tech [MSG 83399]
[Thread Prev] [-- Thread Index --] [Thread Next] [Date Prev] [-- Date Index --] [Date Next]
Small Site Solar Equipment Advice Needed
To: CRTech <crtech@crtech.org>
Subject: Small Site Solar Equipment Advice Needed
From: Mark Croom <markc@newmail.kinshipradio.org>
Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2018 21:35:19 -0500
Dkim-signature: v=1; a=rsa-sha256; c=relaxed/relaxed; d=newmail-kinshipradio-org.20150623.gappssmtp.com; s=20150623; h=mime-version:from:date:message-id:subject:to; bh=pia26e1v/7sxpW5F5YoLp+6Lr5m8Gzu2wXo7HTO/sSI=; b=l8UHuvVi44Juo1EeSIVUirRcsn2ST4yvNnTQvjap1gmZvUwPt0YeBgSiJKiNbkmdiB EqvAZvoOs1A9f5x6bWmf+sm+B52cNrYNOswD+zknZ2VZRi/xVPM8pvTg8vAZS5EKcn4i 6QigORiLCXV8OJFP8hmrH2SFKCyu0J3+m5ZGdgJyrI0IjrktabSAVOmL0EFmj7zfse4s X4hOr2XjwIaX8xJyKydk4VWvCo3HhTN3aaytliLS6XKdvtRTm35CSrYDJwhiOiGRlm56 d4TMy8++si94rgEaqyMwUED91g9kFRXYqwb9QyhtcU5AeV+cfCo1v96JVtkBj3xbZnNb HW0A==
Hi All,

I have a situation where I might need to power a Ubiquiti hop site with some type of solar/battery/inverter setup.

It's just two PoE radios, rated at 5.5W power consumption each (120V into PoE adapter).

I'm looking for something I can attach to the wood pole that supports the antennas, that is, to fit in a small cabinet that will attach to the pole. I'm OK with assembling this from parts rather than some kind of turn-key kit but the simplicity of a kit would be great because I'll be doing this as part of a big project and there's a lot on the plate while the project is in process.

I'd be interested in hearing from folks who might have done something like this -- it's much lower power requirement than a solar powered transmitter or translator site but it needs to be reliable (STL). I envision a deep cycle battery connected to the charger/inverter, or other battery technology that makes sense.

The panel would have a nice south exposure maybe fifteen feet up the pole, but the cabinet would be sheltered much of the day as it would go below the roof level of a very nearby adjacent building. That means not much roasting in the summer but we do get to -25F in the winter so if anybody has some real-world experience with battery technology for this I'd be grateful for the input.

Trenching power to this location would be very costly so I think doing our own solar might just be a great self-contained alternative.

Thanks for any real-world experience you can share.


Mark W. Croom
Riverfront Communications, LLC
Yankton, SD
Follow-Ups: Re: Small Site Solar Equipment Advice Needed
(John Stortz <ka4flx@gmail.com>, 23 Jul 2018 15:46:23 -0000)
Re: Small Site Solar Equipment Advice Needed
(Dave Obergoenner <daveobergoenner@gmail.com>, 23 Jul 2018 16:02:28 -0000)
RE: Small Site Solar Equipment Advice Needed
(nathaniel.steele@icloud.com, 23 Jul 2018 16:36:58 -0000)
RE: Small Site Solar Equipment Advice Needed
("Bill Hurne" <billhurne@pilgrimradio.com>, 23 Jul 2018 16:49:57 -0000)
Prev by date: Re: AM Audio Processors
(RADIO DOCTOR, 22 Jul 2018 23:12:18 -0000)
Next by date: Re: Small Site Solar Equipment Advice Needed
(John Stortz, 23 Jul 2018 15:46:23 -0000)
Prev by thread: Re: C-Band Dish Issue
(David Benson, 20 Jul 2018 01:33:59 -0000)
Next by thread: Re: Small Site Solar Equipment Advice Needed
(John Stortz, 23 Jul 2018 15:46:23 -0000)