Military Solar Battery Charger System

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Product Code: BB2590ChargeCap-120W24V


$2250.00
$2500.00

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Military Battery Solar Charging System

In the photo below, one can see the Charge Cap (tan) applied to the top of a BB2590 Lithium battery, and the 120-watt/36-volt high-efficiency solar panel to the right.

Military Battery Solar Charger System

     In the presence of sunshine, this Military Battery Solar Charger System allows one to recharge compatible, rechargeable, BB and UB-series lithium ion, nickel metal hydride (NiMH), and NiCad batteries.  We favor the BB2590 lithium ion battery because of its lighter weight (higher energy density) and much lower self-discharge rate.  This system is the most powerful and fastest solar charging system available for the BB2590 battery, and includes the most powerful and efficient charge cap available, and the most efficient, single, lightweight, foldable solar panel available.

     The brain of this system is the Charge Cap, a fully-ruggedized, sophisticated, solar powered battery charger that meets or exceeds Mil-Std-810F standards, connects to the solar panel and BB2590 battery, processes voltage and current from the solar panel, and uses it to recharge the BB and UB-series battery as quickly as possible.  The Charge Cap is able to recharge the BB and UB-series battery using up to 8 amps of current (4 amps per string) or 132 watts of power, is able to recharge the BB390 NiMH battery using up to 4 amps of current (2 amps per string) or 72 watts of power, and uses MPPT technology to accelerate the charging process by up to 30% compared to other chargers.  The Charge Cap fits directly on top of (plugs into) the BB and UB-series battery via replaceable gold-plated contacts/sense pins, connects to the solar panel via a built-in connector-cable, automatically recognizes the chemistry-type of the user-chosen BB and UB-series battery, and requires no user input.  Important features include the "smart charging" technology which does not allow the battery to over-charge, a DC-IN port that accepts a wide range of DC voltages from a variety of sources of DC current (20-60VDC; solar panel open circuit voltage < 60VDC), a fully-protected and separate auxiliary DC-OUT port that delivers up to 8 amps of current @ nominal 12-volts DC to a connected device, a LED bar graph that calculates and indicates Time to Charge or Time to Discharge under steady state conditions, and a full set of LED lights that indicate the status of the system.  A wide variety of optional accessories are available to broaden the end user's applications, for example, an attachment that allows the end user to recharge a PRC-152 handheld radio battery, or an attachment that allows the end user to recharge the battery from the 24-volt DC NATO connector/port in an available HumVee.  In the presence of strong peak sunshine and the solar panel, but in the absence of a battery, the Charge Cap will deliver 14.4 volts of DC current up to 8 amps via its accessory DC-OUT port.

     In the presence of strong peak sunshine, and using this system, the typical complete solar recharge time for one BB2590 battery is 3 hours, to 85% charged is 2 hours, and to 100% charged from a 24-volt DC HumVee NATO plug-in is 2.5 hours, and can recharge a BB390 NiMH battery from empty to full in approximately 3 hours.

     Using two or more Y-connector cables plus an assortment of available optional accessories, one can set up a network of electronic devices simultaneously according to one's needs in the field.

     Military Solar Powered Battery Charging System

     Comes with: Charge Cap - described above; Solar Panel - high-efficiency, folding, small-footprint, 120-watt/nominal 24-volt unit in black.  See http://www.powerenz.com/store/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=317 for details and additional photos; Battery - standard BB390 NiMH or BB2590 lithium unit by either Bren-Tronics or UltraLife.  The connector-cable that links the solar panel to the charge cap is built into the solar panel unit.

     The complete solar powered charging system weighs 11.9 pounds.  Without the BB390/5590 battery, the system weighs 8.8 pounds.

     For those end-users who have their own BB-series batteries, the system may be purchased without the BB390/2590 battery for $2000.00.

     ***For those end users who must use a system that includes components that are all mil spec and/or do not require a solar panel as powerful, we have two additional systems that include smaller mil spec solar panels.  The 120-watt solar panel that comes with the basic system is not rated mil spec.  Please keep in mind that the two mil spec panels are less powerful, much less efficient, inferior in performance, and more expensive per watt than the standard 120-watt panel, though they are lighter in weight.  Therefore, they will take longer to recharge the BB2590 battery than the standard 120-watt solar panel.  The only component that changes is the fold out solar panel.  Otherwise, the BB2590 battery, charge cap and extension-connector cable are identical.  The first and smaller of the two mil spec systems includes a 48-watt solar panel.  The second and larger of the two systems includes a 76-watt slightly higher-efficient solar panel.  One can see photos of both systems at the bottom of this page.  Please call us at 770 639 2244 for pricing and additional information regarding the two complete mil spec systems.

     Please call for details, questions, or to discuss orders.

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In the two photos below, one can see the charge cap, the BB2590 battery, and the smaller, mil spec, folded 48-watt solar panel.

 

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In the two photos below, one can see the charge cap, the BB2590 battery, and the larger, mil spec, folded 76-watt solar panel. 

 

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In the photo below, one can see the charge cap, the BB2590 battery, and the smaller, mil spec, unfolded 48-watt solar panel.

 

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In the photo below, one can see the smaller, mil spec, unfolded 48-watt solar panel being used to charge the BB2590 battery.  The charge cap has been applied to the top of the BB2590 battery, then connected to the solar panel. 

 

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In the two photos below, one can see the larger, mil spec, unfolded 76-watt solar panel being used to charge the BB2590 battery.  The charge cap has been applied to the top of the BB2590 battery, then connected to the solar panel. 

 

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