Somewhere in the archives of this list, I posted a spreadsheet designed for very high reliability in northern climates.
WRAP boards consume about 1A @12V. That's 24AH per day. Depending on your location, your WORST month's solar power capability will range from minimal to around 4 hours / day average. Thus, if are southern coastal, you can count on around 4 hours of sun per day. So, you need 24 AH divide by 4 hours of sun average 6 amps needed for 4 hours. 2 Kyocera KC65T's are 3.6 amps ea www.wholesalesolar.com Now, you need batteries. First, estimate your longest possible period without full sun... 3 days? 5 days? 10 days? for me, I had figured 10 days. So.. 10 days X 24 ah = 240 ah. Since you should not discharge more than 50%, i'll need 240 / .5 or 480 AH of battery c apacity @ 12V. That way, even long term weather won't damage the batteries. Your solar panels should go in series, with one of these: http://www.wholesalesolar.com/products.folder/controller- folder/sb2000wdisplay.html It makes the panels a LOT more efficient and produce considerably more power over the long term. Now, if you use the logic and formulas here, you should be able to roughly calculate for any size load and location. Use "insolation" charts for your location. They come with w/m ratings, and fortunately, those happen to be roughly equivalent to sun hours per day. On Sun, 4 Feb 2007 15:40:43 -0600, Mark McElvy wrote > I am trying to wrap my head around calculation power consumption > and run time calculations. I used a Kill-A-Watt, plugged in a WRAP > board w/ one each CM-9 and WLM54g. The CM-9 is the backhaul and > WLM54G is the AP with two clients connected. The following data > was collected. > > 330 Hours > 1.85 KWH > ..07 A > 05 WATT > 07 VA > > I could use some help deciphering. > > I need to understand battery capacities and how to calculate run times > based on the above info and a given battery size. Also charging > with solar, how to calculate charging capacity needed. > > Mark > -- > WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org > > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: > http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless > > Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ mark at neofast dot net neofast, Inc, wireless internet for the Walla Walla Valley and Blue Mountains 541-969-8200 -- WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/