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Solar Power Systems

Solar power can be used to run CCTV cameras, webcams, lighting and for charging the batteries of portable devices. With the addition of a power inverter it can even provide a supplementary mains power source. We supply a portable solar power system for recreational or home use, plus high power solar panels and regulator components which are designed for professionals as building blocks for permanent solar power solutions.

Portable Solar Power Systems

Solar system with USB outputs

Portable power to charge and run your devices

Solar control unit with USB outputs

12 volt dc and USB power output sockets

foldaway solar panel

Folding solar panel for easier transportation.

Our portable solar power units are ideal for providing on the go or temporary power sources where mains power supplies are not available. Use them to power and charge your mobile phones and other portable devices via the built in USB outlets, provide low voltage lighting or with the addition of a mains power converter provide a 240 volt mains supply in your tent, shack or other temporary location. you can even build them into an enclosure for running low current CCTV and webcam systems as a lower cost alternative to the professional building block solar components.

20 Watt Portable Solar Power System

1 x 20 Watt solar panel
1 x 12 volt 12AH battery
4 x 12 volt DC jack socket outputs
1 x car accessory style 12 volt DC output socket
3 x USB 5 volt charger outputs
1 x additional external battery input
Charge status indicator
Battery level indicator
2 x 3 Watt LED lights supplied

Max rated output 12 volts DC @ 10 Amps
DC jack sockets 12 volts DC 2 Amps
Car socket 12 volts DC 4 Amps
External battery 12 volts DC 12 Amps max
Operating temperature - 25 to + 55 degrees C
Relative humidity 95% / 40 degrees C
Dimensions 280 x 132 x 235 mm
Weight 4.8Kgs

Price £249.99

40 Watt Portable Solar Power System

2 x 20 Watt solar panel
1 x 12 volt 20AH battery
4 x 12 volt DC jack socket outputs
1 x car accessory style 12 volt DC output socket
3 x USB 5 volt charger outputs
1 x additional external battery input
Charge status indicator
Battery level indicator
2 x 3 Watt LED lights supplied

Max rated output 12 volts DC @ 10 Amps
DC jack sockets 12 volts DC 2 Amps
Car socket 12 volts DC 4 Amps
External battery 12 volts DC 20 Amps max
Operating temperature - 25 to + 55 degrees C
Relative humidity 95% / 40 degrees C
Dimensions 280 x 132 x 235 mm
Weight 6Kgs

Price £344.00

How it works

The solar panels feed the power thats been converted from the sunlight falling on to them into the regulator unit. The regulator unit charges the system batteries and provides the regulated power output for your equipment at the same time while sun light is falling on the panel. As the sunlight fails the system continues to run on these batteries which are then recharged again when the solar panels come back into operation when sun light is restored.

The portable Solar power unit has built in rechargeable batteries and you can also connect an extra external battery too if you need the extra capacity on a particular site.

Building Block Solar Components

100 Watt Solar Panel

100 Watt Solar Panel

Solar Controller Module

100 Watt Panel Solar Controller and Regulator

Building Block Solar Power System

Our building block solar components allow you build a custom solar power source suitable for a particular application such as remote solar powered electric gates, solar lighting systems and solar powered CCTV and webcam systems. By using the panels and controller module and adding your own custom hardware and fixings, batteries and enclosures you can build a solar power system that will cope with your power requirements and fit in exactly with the rest of your system design.

The 100 watt panel provides up to 100 watts of output in direct sunlight and this connects to the solar controller module. Up to 2 x 100 watt panels can be connected to a single controller. The solar controller regulates the charging current to the standby batteries to charge them and also regulates the output to power your equipment. It prevents over charging of the batteries, over discharging of the batteries and incorporates reverse voltage protection to protect the panels from reverse battery discharge.

100 Watt Solar Panel

Maximum power (Wp) 100wp
Maximum power voltage (V) 17.2
Maximum power current (A) 5.82
Open circuit voltage (V) 21.89
Short circuit current (A) 6.26
Number of cells (Pcs) 72
Size of module 963 x 805 x 35 mm
Temperature Range -40 to + 85 degrees C
Weight per piece 10.5 Kg
Frame - Anodized Aluminum Alloy


Price £345.00

Solar Controller Module

Max charge current 10 Amps
Max load current 10 Amps
Working temperature -20 to +60 degrees C
Dimensions 101 × 95 × 35 mm
Net weight 120g
Over-load protection
Short circuit protection
Reverse discharging protection
Reverse-polarity protection
Under-voltage protection
Over-charging protection

Price £137.00

When calculating how much solar power you need for a CCTV or webcam and any other electrical system too, you must always be mindful of a few basic points to ensure you get the performance you need.

1) The output from a solar panel is quoted as the maximum output it will provide in bright sunlight. This output drops considerably in just daylight alone and will be even less on very dull days.

2) There is no output from the panels at night, only during daylight / sunlight so during darkness the system will be running on its standby batteries.

3) As the winter months approach the periods of daylight get shorter which of course shortens the length of time that there is a useable output from the panels.

4) When you are designing your solar CCTV power system you must allow for enough current to be available to charge the standby batteries for over night operation and power the system during the day the when the conditions listed above come in to play.

5) If you are running a solar powered CCTV or Webcam system then the cameras may also have IR lamps which only come on when its dark. This means that an even greater drain is taken out of the batteries during darkness. You must allow for this increased drain when calculating the charging current for the standby batteries.

6) Position the solar panels so they will obtain maximum sunlight for the longest period and take care to ensure that tree branches and other vegetation will not grow in front of the solar panels which will lower the light reaching them and so lower the power output.

7) Take care when adding extra equipment to an existing operational system as the increased load may be fine during the summer but the system may struggle to support it fully as winter approaches.

Its far better to "over specify" your power system to ensure adequate power is available as if you keep it too lean yoiu may run into problems due to environmental changes such as prolonged bad weather etc. 

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