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Pineapple Mark V + SOLN1 Version 3 - Never needs to come home for Recharging


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I think the Pineapple Mark V can run on solar power with a very little modification to an existing DIY 20W Solar power kit setup called the "SOLN1 Version 3"
SOLN1 Version 3 - Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-Y5TvWpWoQ
its build components list is here http://laserhacker.com/?p=92 a little down the page
You could basically put everything into the back of the 20W solar panel

Now with a 3x simple changes replace the Inverter with the Pineapple Mark V + DC DC Power Regulator ( http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ring-Automotive-RMS11-Voltage-Adaptor/dp/B001QXA5F0/ ) + For the optional 3 change

(12v Accessory Socket
- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Carpoint-523484-Waterproof-Buillt-Up-Socket/dp/B003I61DSG/
- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Accessory-Socket-Battery-Clamps-Crocodile/dp/B003SQ6U6Q/ ) and you have the Pineapple Mark V running on Solar power by day and battery power at night

Whats Nice about the Battery pack is it has all the Control, Balance & Charge Circuitry on board
Custom Polymer LiFePO4 Battery Pack: 12.8V 20Ah (256Wh, 16A rate) (24.0)

http://www.batteryspace.com/custom-polymer-lifepo4-battery-pack-12-8v-20ah-256wh-16a-rate-24-0.aspx

- Barttey pack is a little OVERKILL but will probs see the Mark V run for 7+ days without sun
+ Being LiFePO4 extreme temperature changes proof

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That's pretty damned cool, nice info, thanks!!

I'm sure as things progress, panel prices will come down, but even at the current prices, that approach opens a whole new set of possibilities.

Imagine mounting out of sight on a rooftop, and being able to just show up once a week to quickly download the logs/data...for months and months on end without ever having to touch the rig.

This sort of innovation could open up some really unique and clever long term deployments and approaches to gathering data.

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its neat but for 500$ i think ill just find a cheaper way.

I Know the SOLN1 isnt for everyone's pockets (However having 2 would allow you to save money on utility bills + Ears drop on WiFi connections 365 days 24/7 ) and yes there ARE other Options available for cheaper / or cost more but that the cool thing about projects like both Pineapple & OpenWRT Piratebox http://daviddarts.com/piratebox/?title=PirateBox is there very customizable projects and lots of new options popping up all the time for them (something unique & personalized yours too you)

(Think about it 6-12 months of GPU BitCoin mining and one of these is yours) yet the data gatherd by one being permanently out there 24/7 365 days a year is a lot of data captured

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That's pretty damned cool, nice info, thanks!!

I'm sure as things progress, panel prices will come down, but even at the current prices, that approach opens a whole new set of possibilities.

Imagine mounting out of sight on a rooftop, and being able to just show up once a week to quickly download the logs/data...for months and months on end without ever having to touch the rig.

This sort of innovation could open up some really unique and clever long term deployments and approaches to gathering data.

Who needs to go out once a week you could give it its own 3G / 4G mobile connection on a top-up/pay as you go provider and upload to a cloud :) or if you have a number of them p2p-mesh data back to you

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