Output Power: 150-2500 Watts
Input Voltage: 120/230V; 50/60 Hertz
Batteries: 12 | 24 | 48 | Volt
Security and Surveillance is now one of the leading applications for solar electricity. With security stations typically at the edge of perimeters and far from any source of grid electricity—and often in very high locations where changing batteries frequently isn’t practical—solar PV systems are often both first and only choice in security deployments incorporating video, sensors, infra-red imaging and more.
Morningstar charging technology is eminently suitable and flexible for Power over Ethernet (PoE,) internet protocol (IP) video, internet-of-things (IoT) devices, pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) cameras, and all the other tools comprising the portfolios of today’s security professionals. Morningstar components incorporate all required certifications, provide layers of on-board protection for sensitive electronic components, and are engineered for extremely long life and trouble-free operation in remote, inaccessible locations and enclosures—the ideal powering safety net for the most sensitive and critical security systems conceivable today and ready for the future.
Morningstar’s proprietary TrakStar solar harvesting technology and fanless design make for inherently more efficient systems. And with over four million Morningstars installed in the field since 1993, there’s no brand in the solar industry that’s more proven or accepted in terms of reliability.
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Security and surveillance applications increasingly depend on equipment that is also found in other IT environments, making SNMP a desirable means to retrieve data from the many IP-enabled devices involved in monitoring site activity and threat detection. Surveillance and monitoring systems with PTZ (pan/tilt/zoom) cameras, motion and IR sensors, and IR cameras are typically mounted on top of tall structures or poles away from electrical power, and solar electricity is increasingly used to power them (often with PoE) along with wireless/mesh network infrastructure, lighting, and other IoT-enabled sensors or devices. Monitoring these devices through private Local Area Networks (LAN) with SNMP, users can combine network and power system management to ensure their security assets remain operational and connected for uninterrupted site visibility.
This is why Morningstar has integrated Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) into its products. An open standard IP-based protocol, SNMP works with selected Morningstar products in conjunction with Morningstar’s Ethernet MeterBus Converter (EMC-1) communication gateway. As security professionals increasingly turn to solar electricity for powering various systems, Morningstar solar components are better equipped to meet their needs. Click here to learn more about SNMP and Morningstar Products.
Sunlight is converted into DC electricity in the solar modules or panels.
The DC electricity from the panels flows into a charge controller, which both provides perfect battery charging and powers DC-operated loads.
Smaller systems and systems with consistent sunlight (little shading or seasonal variation) usually feature PWM (pulse-width modulation) charge controllers, which are simple and reliable. Larger systems and systems where there is variation in sunlight due to seasonal changes or shading often use MPPT (maximum power point tracking) charge controllers, which are more complex but also are more effective at harvesting solar electricity.
The solar charge controller keeps working—by preventing any “reverse current” flowing from the batteries to the PV modules, and (if equipped with load control) disconnect power to the loads if the battery voltage dips too far, which can quickly kill batteries.
Watch the recorded webinar to see how Morningstar solar charge controllers are used to charge batteries and help provide power at remote security/surveillance sites. Security/surveillance systems are on track for record growth and this is a ground-floor opportunity for solar installers today.
Morningstar components and solar are the perfect match for maximum dependability under challenging conditions. This guide covers a decade of Morningstar installations proving that point. With over four million products installed in the field since 1993, Morningstar is the first choice for leading solar contractors in mission-critical installations around the globe.
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