Larson Electronics announced the release of a Solar Powered Generator with a Pneumatic Light Tower Mast equipped with four 120 watt LED light heads, 6 solar panels, a solar charging system, a battery bank and a pneumatic mast mounted on a trailer with outriggers and a removable tongue.
The SPLT-1.5K-750A-30-4XWP120-LED from Larson Electronics is a 1.5KW solar generator system that replenishes 363 amp hours of usable battery capacity per day. This solar system is equipped with four 120 watt LED light heads mounted to a 30’ collapsible pneumatic mast and is equipped with a dusk to dawn sensor. This unit is comprised of six 265 watt poly-crystalline solar panels, generating a total maximum output of 1,590 watts. The panels are mounted to a rotating axis assembly. They can be rotated until they face inwards for transporting and rotated upward when deploying. In this 24 volt system, each panel is terminated with a fused combiner box with a single lever action cut-off switch. With the switch set to the ‘on’ position, the combiner box passes power to the 80 amp capacity Outback Extreme charge controller. The charge controller charges a 750 amp battery bank. This 24 volt battery system is comprised of 12 volt 8D deep cycle acid glass mat batteries tied together in series. The batteries are spaced apart, strapped to the battery tray and covered with a protective shield.
The trailer itself houses a built in wire raceway that brings power from the component control center and batteries to the light mast. At the base of the mast there is an access panel for making connections from the power source to the cabling within the pneumatic mast. The pneumatic mast reaches 30’ in height with a low voltage air compressor located in the job box. The compressor is equipped with a pressure switch that maintains the pressure within the mast. When it is time to take the mast down for transport, the operator simply releases the pressure switch and the mast will slowly release pressure and lower to its full collapsed height of 8.25 feet. As part of deployment, operators will set four outriggers into position by pulling them out and pinning them into position. Four 2,000 lbs hand crank leveling jacks are used for leveling.
“Our new solar powered pneumatic light mast is fully solar and requires no fuel to operate,” Rob Bresnahan with Larsonelectronics.com said. “In the event that there is an issue with the solar trailer, the operator can simply remove the SD card from the Mate 3 and send it in for analysis.”