This solar charging, external battery solution is designed to keep the Spartan Ghost/Golive series cameras running year round for complete hands off operation in the field.
We have taken a Ridgetec Solar Battery Box and modified the cable assembly by removing the Ridgetec power cord and installing a cable that exclusively fits the Spartan Ghost and Golive series camera.
Included in this kit is the battery box with solar controller, a 10 watt solar panel, and a steel mounting bracket. The kit also includes all cabling needed to connect the system to a camera up to 6ft away.
The system uses a waterproof, durable, lockable enclosure to warehouse a solar charge controller capable of handling up to 10 amps, and a sealed lead acid battery (battery not included). The solar charge controller provides battery overcharge protection, night time discharge protection, as well as battery protection from over discharge, which provides optimal life for your sealed lead acid battery. If the battery voltage drops below 10.7V, the controller will cut power to the camera; once the battery reaches 12V, the controller will reconnect the power to the camera.
The sealed lead acid battery required for use with this kit should have the approximate dimensions:
- Length: 6.0 in
- Width: 2.5 in
- Height: 4.0 in
* This is a commonly found 12v sealed lead acid battery and can be found at many battery and hardware stores. Generally batteries in this category range from 7 to 10 amp hour. My personal preference is on found at this link, a 12v 9ah made by Power Sonic but a LifePO4 battery can also be used.
** By default the solar charge controller settings are for a sealed lead acid battery type. If you decide to use Lithium Ion batteries, then you will need to select a different battery type in the controller. Refer to the included controller documentation for changing the battery type.