Larson Releases a Solar Powered Generator with Manual Crank Mast

April 17, 2015 By Linda Hardesty

LarsonLarson Electronics released a solar powered generator with a solar light tower that includes 4 solar panels, a solar charging system, battery bank and a mast mounted on a trailer with outriggers and a removable tongue.

The SPLT-1.2K-200A-19 is a 1.2 KW solar generator system that replenishes 100 amp hours of usable battery capacity per day. The system delivers 24 volts for lighting, cameras, sensors or other electronic equipment mounted atop a 19 foot collapsible mast. The unit is comprised of four 300-watt solar panels, generating a total maximum output of 1.2 KW. The panels are mounted to a rotating axis assembly and can be rotated until they face inwards, which protects the panels during transport. When deployed, the panels are rotated until they face upwards.

Each panel is terminated with a fused combiner box with a single lever action cut-off switch. With the switch set to the ‘on’ position, the combiner box passes power to the 80 amp capacity Outback Extreme charge controller. The charge controller charges a 200 amp battery bank. This 24-volt battery system is comprised of four 6-volt batteries tied together in series and parallel. The batteries are spaced apart, strapped to the battery tray and covered with a protective shield. In order to ensure that the 50 percent threshold on the batteries is controlled, the solar trailer includes a system of min/max voltage sensors and relays that monitor the voltage produced by the batteries and will automatically shut off power distribution when the battery capacity falls below 50 percent.

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