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Gateways & Routers

Solar Power for LoRaWAN Gateways and Cellular Routers

Voltaic develops easy to deploy solar power systems for a wide range of networking equipment including LoRaWAN gateways and cellular routers. The systems include:
  • Waterproof LiFePO4 battery with integrated MPPT charge controller
  • High-efficiency solar panel
  • 12V and PoE+ power outputs
  • Multiple battery health monitoring options
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Example of Gateways We Support

Our solar systems are capable of supporting a wide range of gateways and routers, but here are some of the most popular.
Gateway or RouterPower Consumption (Watts)Physical Connectivity
Multitech IP67 200 6.2 PoE+
Dragino DLOS8N 1.8 5.5x2.1mm cable
RAKWireless WisGate Edge Pro 6 PoE+
Milesight UR41 1-2 Bare Leads
Cradlepoint IBR600C 4-9 4 Pin
 

How Voltaic Systems Can Help

  • Provide easy to deploy solar systems at scale
  • Evaluate power consumption of specific devices and size the system based on location and uptime requirements
  • Manage physical connectivity to device
  • Provide battery health information via an RS485 feed, or our dashboard to improve maintenance operations and decrease system downtime
  • Recommend ways to reduce power consumption and improve performance

Got a project that needs solar?

Voltaic designs and manufactures custom, high-quality solar power panels and mounting solutions.

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Power Related Challenges with Gateways & Routers

  • Need to run 24x7 at full power and cannot go into sleep mode
  • Many gateways and routers have been designed to run from the grid and are not energy efficient
  • Running electrical connectivity from the grid can be expensive or not possible
  • Lead acid batteries are bulky, heavy and have short lifecycles

Advantages to Adding Solar with LiFePO4 or LFP Batteries

  • Enable deployment in locations with no or difficult to access grid connectivity
  • Reduce system size, weight, deployment time and battery replacement costs
  • Provide redundancy in case of grid outages
  • LiFePO4 batteries can last for up to 10x as many cycles as lead acid batteries
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