How Portable Solar Generators Work

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A Solar Generator has three components:

1.  Battery

2.  Controller

3.  Inverter

 

The components functions:

1.  Battery - The battery stores the energy that the panel captures from the sun.  Lion Energy uses lithium-ion batteries because they have far more benefits than lead-acid batteries. 

    • Weight:  Lithium-ion batteries weight less that lead-acid batteries. 
    • Efficiency:  More energy can be stored in a lithium-ion battery and because more energy is stored, more energy can be discharged for longer periods of time.
    • Cycle life:  Most lead-acid batteries achieve approximately 310 lifetime cycles.  Lithium-ion batteries last approximately 700-800 lifetime cycles.
    • Voltage:  Lithium-ion batteries produce constant voltage levels through the complete discharge, lead-acid batteries experience a constant drop of voltage.  Constant voltage means better efficiency.

2.  Controller - The brain of the generator.  Its purpose is to protect and promote the durability of the battery.

3.  Inverter - It converts the DC power from the battery into AC power that can power AC devices.  When DC power is used, the inverter is bypassed since the power doesn't need to be converted. 

 

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Our portable solar generators can be charged by using the solar panel, or an AC household outlet, or a vehicle DC cigarette lighter plug. 

 

Solar Panels

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Throughout the day, the cells on the solar panels absorb energy from sunlight.  Circuits within the cells of the panel collect that energy and turn it into direct current electricity which is then sent to the generator for storage and use. 

 

Portable solar generators are an excellent and convenient way to power devices such a smartphones, portable televisions, laptops, small appliances, portable electric grills, and lights. 

Typically, people buy our portable solar generators for three main applications; camping, outdoor events, and emergencies. how-a-portable-solar-generator-works..png