We are testing a solar solution right now and will get back with you on the results. It will be sub $1,000 if the testing goes well. I will report it to the list when we get the full results.
Regards, David Weddell Director of Sales 260 827 2551 Office 800 363 4881 Ext 2551 260 273 7547 Cell www.onlyinternet.net www.oibw.net -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Jason Hensley Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2006 11:41 AM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Solar power I appreciate the info, but for what I need, $5000 isn't even close to being worth it. This is for ONE AP (Deliberant 7000). I was thinking if I could stay in the $500 range it might be OK, but anything more than that would not make sense for me in THIS case. In other instances it might, but not this one. Thanks for this though. I'll keep it in case I run into an instance where I do need something like this. Great info! ----- Original Message ----- From: "Alan Cain" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "WISPA General List" <email@example.com> Sent: Friday, November 17, 2006 7:58 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] Solar power >I have some - the typical shopping list is like this: > > Kyocera solar panels - 4 kc130-k, at approx. 680.00 each - gives me 14 > volts at 14 amps on a good day (to charge batteries) > Mounting hardware - varies 100-200 > wiring harnesses between panels - 50.00 > wiring harness to charge controller (below) 20 > Trojan l16H batteries - 2 to 4, at 270 each (+/-) > wiring interconnects - Series to 12 volts, parallel from there 30.00 > fuses and cutoff switch between batteries and everything else 40.00 > fuses and cutoff switch between panels and everything else 40.00 > charge controller - I have used shell 20's (120.00 with enclosure) > successfully, though they are a bit low rated for the solar load - I have > gone to Xantrex charge controllers with cute lights and battery > temperature sensors (twice as much - 245 plus 29) > voltage regulator (90.00) for 12 v to 18 v boost (range 6 v to 24 v) > timer 50.00 (sometimes I set them up to be off from 1 am to 5 am, to > save power during the gray, foggy period coming up)(December 1 to February > 1) - that's why 4 batteries, too. It is better to add batteries than > panels for the most part (see Kyocera panels above) and auto tilting > mounts don't give us that much advantage up here above 45degrees north - > just a few percent. In the southern lands, I'd give them a try. > Enclosure for the stuff - varies, depending on whether I find a sweet box > or build a little hut. ($ whatever) > Grounding stuff. - rods, #2 copper wire, wire lugs, clamps. 100.00 > > About 5000.00 for a decent power setup for me. I am using Tranzeo radios, > at 18 volts. Very Christmas-like, with the flickering lights on top of the > tower... > > I have a generator handy for charging on really bad stretches - a Honda > 2000i, for about 900.00, with a SERIOUS cable lock. > > And if the lousy communists/free spending democrats/stinking republican > fascists/religious true believing kooks/screwed up militarists/nasty bird > flu ridden ducks/global frying eco-terrorists/flaming radical libertarians > make everything bad, I can harvest my stuff to power my house (WOO HOO!!) > Hmmmm.... maybe I should go take a look..... I Am Armed. And carry sharp > Multimeter probes. > > And, it's fun - bragging rights, ya know. > > I'll send you drawings if you want (on my time schedule - I am in the > middle of an assembly right now :} ) > There are several good supply houses for the parts, and most of them are > Very Helpful. I'd tell you who I use, but that would be Bad Form. > > www.bigdam.net > > > -- > WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org > > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: > http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless > > Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ -- WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ -- No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.409 / Virus Database: 268.14.7/537 - Release Date: 11/17/2006 -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.409 / Virus Database: 268.14.7/537 - Release Date: 11/17/2006 -- WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/