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Solar Power for the Digital Fieldworker

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Title:Solar Power for the Digital Fieldworker
Authors:Honeyman, Tom
Robinson, Laura C.
Keywords:solar power
solar panel
charge regulator
battery
power adaptor
Date Issued:27 Jun 2007
Publisher:University of Hawai'i Press
Citation:Honeyman, Tom and Laura C. Robinson. 2007. Solar power for the digital fieldworker. Language Documentation & Conservation 1(1):17–27.
Abstract:This article discusses the technical aspects of a solar power setup for remote field situations. It guides the reader through estimating power consumption and setting up a basic solar kit. The authors address picking a solar panel, using a charge regulator, and choosing a battery based on estimated power consumption and availability. They discuss two different types of power adaptors, how to connect the equipment, and the benefits and drawbacks of using multi-meters. They address the use of rechargeable batteries and finally, caution against too heavy a reliance on solar power.
URI/DOI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/1722
ISSN:1934-5275
Volume:1
Issue/Number:1
Appears in Collections: Volume 01 Issue 1 : Language Documentation & Conservation


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