Choosing Solar Power for Jobsite Time Lapse: ATL3500 Off-grid Solution
Nov 10, 2023 2 min read
In the previous chapter, we discussed how to calculate the power consumption for your surveillance camera when planning to use solar power. Additionally, we shared five tips to ensure that the installation of your camera is robust and reliable.
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The selection of the appropriate solar panel and backup battery, which match the power consumption of both devices, is crucial.
Factors such as the geographic location of the site, the seasons during which the time lapse recording will take place, and the prevailing weather conditions all play important roles in determining the correct specifications for the solar panel size and battery capacity.
Solar Panel Type
12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Panel is preferred as it has a higher conversation rate than a Polycrystalline Panel.
Solar Panel Size
12V 25-30Watt for ATL3500 and 12V 60 watt for ATL3500 & Mobile Wi-Fi Hot Spot.
12V Lithium LiFePO4 (Lithium Iron Phosphate) Deep Cycles rechargeable battery.
12V 20AH for ATL3500 alone & 12V 40AH for ATL3500 with Mobile Wi-Fi hotspot.
Solar Charge Controller
10Amp 12V/24V PWM Solar Charge Controller with 12V DC output for camera and DC 5V/2A USB A power output for Mobile Wi-Fi hotspot
Adjust solar panel’s direction and tilt angle based on the online calculator below:
- Solar Panel Azimuth Angle Calculator
- Solar Panel Tilt Angle Calculator
Before installing the solar panel and making wire connections to the charging controller and battery, it is essential to carefully read the installation instructions provided by the factory.
If you have any further questions or need assistance with choosing the solar power kit, our support team is always available to help.