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Solar Capitalist DIY Solar Backup 12V Power Battery Bucket

by on Mar.07, 2017, under Application

Backup 12 Volt Power is a viable source to recharge handheld electronics, and even power communications equipment and low voltage backup lighting.

I am a cat lover (as well as a dog lover), and have 4 rescued cats. Seeing the value of the nifty buckets leftover from buying mass quantities of cat litter, I find all kinds of uses for them. That they are “stackable” makes them all the more attractive for storing all sorts of things, and economizing on space. Meanwhile, I dream up other uses, such as – I built my own portable electronic amplified coyote caller (see previous post).

A DIY (do-it-yourself) Solar Backup 12V Power Battery Bucket is another such use.

Certainly not that I invented the mental processes, but thoughts and the visualization that follows sometimes has me stumble upon realizing worthwhile combinations.

An example would be realizing that a hole drilled with a 7/8″ hole saw to facilitate installing one of our Panel / Bulkhead / Surface Mount 2 Pin Connector configurations, allows passage of Our Enhanced Grip & Extended Strain Relief 2 Pin configurations, as well. About $5 for (8) sets of 8-32 fastener hardware, makes for a professional job of connector flange installation.

So, I set out to combine this assembly with these handy cat litter buckets to build a DIY Solar Backup 12V Power Battery Bucket.

These buckets are of a size that easily handles the weight and dimensions of one of many available sealed AGM batteries used in portable solar powered lights, the bucket walls provide the means of mounting connector assemblies, and the bucket also nicely houses the wiring.

 

Solar Backup 12V Power Battery Bucket - 7/8" hole saw

Solar Backup 12V Power Battery Bucket - 7/8" hole saw

Solar Backup 12V Power Battery Bucket - assembly penetration

Solar Backup 12V Power Battery Bucket - assembly penetration

Solar Backup 12V Power Battery Bucket - surface mount assembly passing thru

Solar Backup 12V Power Battery Bucket - surface mount assembly passing thru

 

Solar Backup 12V Power Battery Bucket - 2 Pin assemblies installed

Solar Backup 12V Power Battery Bucket - 2 Pin assemblies installed

At this point I am making up these 2 Pin connector assemblies via solder joints protected with a couple layers of heat shrink tubing. Pending orders, We will move into manufacturing finished product vs assembly by adjoining 2 pigtails resulting in the proper polarity for this application.

A feature I figure will lend to this combination being even more attractive is providing 2 connections for the possibility of both solar battery charging and power use, simultaneously. This is certainly not the optimum use, as it undermines the charge controller’s ability to accurately ascertain and respond to the battery’s condition. But, at times, it may be necessary in meeting immediate needs.

12 AWG Fused Battery Connect Enhanced Grip 2 Pin

12 AWG Fused Battery Connect Enhanced Grip 2 Pin

 

Assembled Wiring & 2 Pin Connectors within Solar Charged Battery Bucket

Assembled Wiring & 2 Pin Connectors within Solar Charged Battery Bucket

Solar Capitalist LLC is an Authorized Dealer for Deltran www.batterytender.com and We carry their Solar Power Battery Tender line. These units feature a Deltran charge controller – critical to maintaining optimum battery condition.

We have been using an inexpensive means of supporting Deltran’s 5 Watt, 10 Watt, and 15 Watt Solar Battery Tenders, such that they can be oriented for maximum Sun exposure. Supported on light, inexpensive, plastic saw horses (with the aid of some lengths of 1×2 wood), the setup can be easily carried to a sunny spot, and/or reoriented to be in direct sunlight.

Solar Panel Battery Bucket Setup Pic 002

Solar Panel Battery Bucket Setup Pic 002

Solar Panel Battery Bucket Setup Pic 003

Solar Panel Battery Bucket Setup Pic 003

Solar Panel Battery Bucket Setup Pic 001

Solar Panel Battery Bucket Setup Pic 001

Solar Panel Battery Bucket Setup Pic 004

Solar Panel Battery Bucket Setup Pic 004

It should be kept in mind that this equipment is “portable”. Thus, it is not meant to be left out in the elements for extended periods of time. Nevertheless, the portability lends to the backup use in emergency situations, such as power outages (also potentially handy for camping, etc.). Clearly, the quick connection to “works in a bucket” aspect lends nicely to portability, as well.

Needless to say, setting up some low voltage lighting, and assemblies for connection to handheld electronics and/or other communication equipment, ahead of time would be another step in the direction of preparedness.

We will be adding these 2 pin connector assemblies to our product line on www.solarcapitalist.com in the near future.

Please email us solaray@solarcapitalist.com or call Ray Bowers at 302-562-1706

 

 

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2 Pin Connector for Portable Solar – PV

by on Jan.23, 2017, under Configurations

We make available High Quality American Made 2 Pin Connector configurations, with enhanced features tailored to Portable Solar – PV applications.

Flanged Panel / Bulkhead / Surface Mount  2 Pin Connector Junction with 12″ long 12 AWG  Black Cord Pigtails.

 

Flanged Panel Surface Mount 2 Pin Connector

Flanged Panel Surface Mount 2 Pin Connector

 

Flanged Panel Surface Mount 2 Pin Junction

Flanged Panel Surface Mount Junction

 

Shrouded 2 Pin Connector Junction with 12″ long 12 AWG  Black Cord Pigtails.

 

Shrouded 2 Pin Junction

Shrouded 2 Pin Junction

 

These assemblies have an enhanced elongated connector body configuration for greater strain relief and ease in manipulation (coupling & uncoupling).

The features of these enhanced connectors are an improvement over shorter configurations used mostly in past automotive applications.  An example would be the SAE 2 Pole Flat connectors for 12 volt trailer hitch applications manufactured by Hopkins ( Part No. 47965 ).

Our Improved Design Connectors are great for Portable Solar Applications, especially PV on Campers, Motor Homes, Travel Trailers, and Boats, for Camping, Hiking, Hunting, Fishing, as well as, Emergency Preparedness.

Shroud design provides greater water resistance, especially installed with shroud edge down, such that it provides a “drip edge”.

 

Shrouded 2 Pin showing drip edge

Shrouded 2 Pin showing drip edge

 

Elongated configuration, enhanced with serrations for better grip is much more easily manipulated (coupled & uncoupled).

Combined with the benefit of greater strain relief, our extended configuration is the High Quality Heavy Duty alternative to the generic configuration.

We manufacture under the name Bohemian Biker LLC, and carry out ecommerce under the name Solar Capitalist LLC.

Technical posts can be found at www.bohemianbiker.com and ecommerce at www.solarcapitalist.com

Email Ray Bowers at solaray@solarcapitalist.com

Commercial Customers interested in Quantity orders are encouraged to call Ray Bowers at 302-562-1706

 

 

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American Made Surface Mountable SAE 2 Pin Connectors

by on Feb.06, 2012, under Mountable

We now have our own Surface Mountable SAE 2 Pin Connector Assembly to offer – another quality Bohemian Biker LLC product  manufactured right here in the United States !!!

Initially, we found and provided an Surface Mount SAE 2 Pin assembly that was “polarity specific”.  That is, it had red and black insulated leads and was most readily available in one polarity.

This “polarity specific” assembly had 12 AWG leads, which seemed to be an adequate choice in terms of ampacity (current carrying capacity) for many do-it-yourself applications.

Quickly recognizing its popularity, we set out to develop our own SAE 2 Pin Surface Mount assembly.  Ours has 12″ of Black cord, such that the installer has the latitude to choose the polarity without violating a “hot” (+) positive wire insulation color standard.  The black cord of our product not only provided the benefit of “polarity of choice”, but the added aesthetic value of “all black” desirable in many applications.  An added benefit of this softer black cord is its flexibility, a desirable feature in many applications.

The ability to solidly mount an SAE 2 Pin connection on a soft (such as in the case of a motorcycle tank bag) or rigid surface (such as in the case of a plastic motorcycle saddlebag case), can be of key importance in many do-it-yourself applications.  It not only has advantages in terms of convenience, but also often in terms of security and sealing out moisture.

Some might also refer to this form of SAE 2 Pin connector as a “bulkhead connector”.  In an application where you have multiple compartments (in, for example, some sort of an enclosure, or box), one of these “surface mount connectors” could be used as a “bulkhead connector”.  A “bulkhead” being a wall or barrier between two adjacent compartments.

Just like the model we found initially available, ours has a tethered cap – which is a cool feature.  A surface mount’s “inset” configuration provides some inherent protection, but the protection added by a cap if often appreciated.  A cap adds to aesthetics when the connection is not not in use, as well.

Your email is welcome at:  sae2pinray@sae2pin.com

We invite you to visit our www.bohemianbiker.com  for additional information – you’ll find a blog format there too!

Our products are available through our e-commerce website at:  www.solarcapitalist.com  

Direct product link:  http://www.solarcapitalist.com/sae2pin-surface-mount-connector-pigtail.aspx 

Solar Capitalist LLC is our sister company handling products such as those discussed above, as well as, Deltran’s line of  Battery Tenders, and Global’s SUNLINQ line Portable Solar Chargers.

Capitalize on the Sun’s Energy !

 

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