Power your Reporter by the sun! Every Crodeon Reporter has solar charging technology built-in. This small and sturdy solar panel is all you need to keep your Reporter's battery charged when there's no grid power available.
This 10W monocristalline solar panel by Sunstore (UK) is equipped with a PUR cable of 2m length and a die-cast zinc M12 connector for plug and play compatibility with any Crodeon Reporter. The panel comes equipped with aluminum mounting brackets for easy installation.
The solar panel can be installed in different ways. Installation at an angle of 45° is better, but not mandatory. Two hours of sun a day is generally sufficient to maintain the battery level of your Reporter. The Reporter has been developed to use electricity as economically as possible.
The measurement interval you set does have an impact on the power consumption. At 30 seconds, the Reporter will consume more power than at an interval of 10 minutes. The number of connected sensors also has an impact on the power consumption. If your Reporter is not getting enough power, you may want to consider a different solar panel placement.
You can monitor the battery level via the Crodeon Dashboard. If the Reporter switches itself off due to an empty battery, this will be reported by SMS.
How it works
Your Reporter is plug & play compatible
All Crodeon sensors and accessories are plug & play compatible with the Crodeon Reporter and Crodeon Reporter MAX. No technical skills required.
Every Reporter requires a yearly subscription to operate. Add this package to your cart when checking out. The subscription covers things like connectivity and use of the Crodeon Dashboard. Click here to read more about how it works.
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