Are military solar kits tactical? The answer is yes and its more tactically sound then you think. Anyone who has worked on a remote forward operating base or base camp know the sound of several generators buzzing through the night limiting ones hearing effectiveness. Solar on the other hand is silent. Communications, battery charging, networking can all occur in silence.
Military solar kits are also reliable, when there is sun, there is power. Even in rain and cloud cover Stinger Solar Kits are designed to maximize Light exposure and produce energy at the highest efficency even in lowlight conditions. Generators break and need to be fixed, solar keeps producing without risk of downtime.
Military solar kits provides charging capabilities in remote and Austere environments where you can not be teathered to a generator or vehicle. This alsows its users to take high ground at a remote outpost or to set up radio communications on top of a mountain peak. Stinger Solar Kits provide charging capabilities in these remote environments.
How long does solar charging take?
CHARGING TIMES BETWEEN YOUR SOLAR PANEL AND POWER PACK WILL VARY BASED ON WEATHER AND THE TYPE OF PRODUCT USED
You'll collect the most power from the sun on bright, clear days. That being said, solar panels utilize IR, UV, and visible rays from the sun that can penetrate through clouds. Although the efficiency of the solar panel will decrease in cloudy conditions, you'll still be collecting valuable power from the sun. Also, keeping your solar panel angled toward the sun can dramatically increase efficiency. Set it up and let Mother Nature do the rest.
Can my device run directly from a solar panel?
CERTAIN 12V BATTERIES CAN TRICKLE CHARGE DIRECTLY FROM SOLAR PANELS, IF THE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE GOOD ENOUGH.
In some cases you can connect solar panels directly to certain batteries to provide a trickle charge to medium charge. Our panels can easily provide this amount of power even in sub-ideal conditions. Military electronics and batteries have a higher power requirement, Some electronics are quite picky about their power requirements, they can "give up" charging if there is ever an interruption in constant power - like when a cloud passes by overhead.
For the best experience, we recommend using a Stinger Solar Kits charger and 2590 battery as a buffer, instead of charging directly from the sun, for the following reasons:
Heat and batteries are enemies. Precision electronics don't like heat either. When charging directly from solar, care should be taken to keep the device with the battery in the shade. The shade of the angled panel is a good option. Do not store devices next to the panels when charging. The heat will lower the life of the battery.
Weather uncertainty. Your electronics may not be weather durable. Keep them protected.
If clouds pass by or weather changes, the charging can become interrupted. Electronics will often reject the charge in cases like these. This means your device could be sitting out there and not charging. Batteries give you a constant charge no matter the weather conditions. Stinger Solar Kits Rechargers/Power Pack charge well with solar regardless of the conditions – they never reject a charge opportunity.
You might not want to sit out in the heat of the sun, if you need to use your device while it charges. Battery lets you move anywhere.
You use your phone during the day and charge at night. Solar doesn't work at night, but batteries work anytime.
How long can I run my device from my battery?
THE AMOUNT OF TIME A POWER PACK WILL LAST DEPENDS ON THE TYPE OF POWER PACK AND THE POWER USAGE OF YOUR DEVICE
If you use a standard 207 Wh battery and run a 50W Laptop computer you can figure you would use 50 Watt per Hour so it would use a full 207 Watt/Hour battery in 4 Hours.
If you are producing solar at the same time at the rate of 50 Watts per hour your system is balanced and your battery will remain at the same level of charge. You are producing as much power as you are using.
How can my command justify the cost of the Stinger Solar Kit
We all know solar provides a return on your investment, but how do i justify for my command?
If you breakdown the cost of power on the battleifeld you will find that the costs associated are staggering. The U.S. military spends Billions of dollars on battlefield power. Generators need to be procured and shipped into the field, fuel needs to be purchased and brought to the various locations where troops are operating, repairs need to be made to generators. The numerous cost factors associated with expeditionary power easily justify tactical solar kits. Often times our solar kits pay for themselves within weeks.