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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
power adaptor
Issue Date: 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.
Sponsor: National Foreign Language Resource Center
ISSN: 1934-5275
Appears in Collections:Volume 01 Issue 1 : Language Documentation & Conservation

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