The SP5-L is a 5 W solar panel that is typically used as a recharging source with our CR200- and CR200X-series dataloggers, as well as our CRVW3. It may be suitable for use with other dataloggers, provided that the system's power recharge requirements are low enough. The SP5-L cable has a user-specified lead length that terminates in pigtails to attach directly to the terminal strip of the datalogger.Read More
The "-L" on a product model indicates that the cable length is specified at the time of order.
The SP5-L solar panel captures solar energy via a 72 in.2 surface area. It is only suitable for systems with low power requirements. Sites must also have good exposure to sunlight.
The SP5-L differs from the SP5 only in its cable termination. The SP5-L cable terminates in pigtails that attaches either to the datalogger's terminals or a standard power supply. In contrast, the SP5 cable terminates in a connector for attachment to the ENC200 enclosure.
Included mounting hardware consists of one part no. 17492 U-bolt and matching nuts. The U-bolt has a 5.398 cm (2.125 in.) space between the U-bolt legs. This hardware allows the solar panel to be mounted to a 0.75-1.5 in. IPS pipe [25.4-50.8 cm (1-2 in.) OD].
|-NOTE-||Solar panel characteristics assume 1 kW m-2 illumination and 25°C solar panel temperature. Individual panels may vary up to 10%. The output panel voltage increases as the panel temperature decreases.|
|Cable Description||20 AWG, 1-twisted pair|
|Maximum Peak Power||4.5 W|
|Voltage at Peak||16.5 V|
|Current at Peak||0.27 A|
|Cable Length||0.91 m (3 ft)|
|Dimensions||25.1 x 26.9 x 2.3 cm (9.9 x 10.6 x 0.9 in.)|
|Weight||0.8 kg (1.7 lb)|
The SP5-L is compatible with regulators built into the CRVW3, CR300-series dataloggers, or the CR200X-series dataloggers.
The SP5-L is compatible with the BP7 (pn 17365) 12 V 7 Ah Sealed Rechargeable Battery with Mounts and Pigtail or other 12 V EnerSys Genesis NP series (such as PS200, BP12, BP24), EnerSys Cyclone series, or Concorde Sun Xtender series (such as BP84) batteries.
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Regulators control the current flowing to the battery and prevent the battery current from flowing to the charging source. These solar panels do not include an on-board voltage regulator, so a stand-alone regulator would be required to complete a power supply.
Typically, these solar panels are connected to a CH100, CH200, PS100, or PS200, as well as to the battery base of a CR3000 or CR5000. The PS100 and the PS200, as well as the battery base of the CR3000 and CR5000, include an internal regulator.