Portable Solar Generator | User's Manual
Portable Solar Generator
Q: How much does the 25PSW generator weigh?
A: The system weighs approx 75 lbs.
Q: What size is the battery bank?
A: The battery bank is 12.8V 100ah (1280 Watt Hours)
Q: What type of AC Inverter?
A: 2,500 watt continuous / 5000 watt peak - Pure Sine Wave.
Q: What is the expected lifespan?
A: Up to 5000 cycles or 10 years if the battery is well maintained.
Q: What is the warranty?
A: The warranty is one year limited.
Q: Is the internal agm battery user replaceable?
A: Yes, the agm battery is easily replaceable.
Q: How long will the battery hold its charge?
A: Up to six months year. However, we recommend charging the battery every couple of months.
Q: Can I use the solar generator while it is charging?
A: Yes. You can use the system while it's charging.
Q: Can I connect additional batteries to my system?
A: Yes, you can add more batteries but they must be the same type (agm) & same size (12v 100ah). You shouldn't connect new batteries to old batteries because the new battery will only work as well as the older battery.
Q: I'm not getting power from the system.
A: There is a re-settable circuit breaker that can be tripped if the system is overloaded. Reset the breaker and turn on the power. If this doesn't fix the problem, check the battery voltage to make sure you have adequate power.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Wiring Diagram
2. Charging the Solar Generator
3. Powering Your Devices
5. Power Station Diagram
6. Safety & Storage Guidelines
7. Warranty Information
Connecting the battery to the inverter:
- First - connect the positive inverter cable to the positive battery terminal. Then, connect the negative inverter cable to the negative battery terminal. *There may be a small spark you touch the metal connector to the negative battery terminal. This is completely normal & safe.
Charging Your Solar Generator
AC Outlet Charging:
The solar generator features a 12.8V/6A battery charger. Once the light turns green, the system is fully charged.
AC CHARGING TIME:
The AC charger provides 77 watts of power. This will charge the 100ah from 50% depleted in approx 8 hours.
12V/30A charge controller
Maximum Input: Up To 360 Watts from solar panels.
Solar Panel Charging Time:
150 Watt Panel: Approx 4 hours (from 50% depleted)
Two 150 Watt Panels: Approx 2 hours.
Please, only use 12V solar panels. If using more than one panel, connect panels in a PARALLEL wiring configuration only!
*Charge times vary depending on the type of solar panels used, sun conditions, and angle of panels relative to the sun.
Powering Your Devices
When you're done using your devices, please turn the inverter &/or the external power (USB) to the off position or the system will continue to drain power from the battery.
Best Practices: The solar generator can power up to 2,500 watts from the AC outlets on the inverter. Max 1500 watts per outlet on external AC outlets.
Example: By using 50% battery power on a regular basis, you can expect to get 500 cycles from the battery.
Weight: 75 lbs
Operating Temperatures (Ambient):
-Charging Temperatures: 32°F - 104°F (0°C - 40°C)
-Discharging Temperatures: 20°F - 115°F (-6°C – 46°C)
Charge Controller Type: PWM
Inverter: Pure Sine Wave – 2,500 Watts Maximum Output, 5,000 Watt Starting Surge
Warranty: 12 Months
Chemistry: Sealed Lead Acid - AGM
Capacity: 1280Wh peak (12.8V, 100 Ah)
Life Expectancy: Up to 500 Cycles to 50% Capacity.
Shelf Life: Up to 10 years - charge every 3 months, store at 68°F (20°C).
Battery Management: Battery balancing, over-charge and over-discharge protection, short circuit protection, over heat/thermal protection, & low voltage alarm function.