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Solar powered Open Mesh OM1P

 
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For solar power for my OM1p I would pay...
$150.00
41%
 41%  [ 5 ]
$200.00
58%
 58%  [ 7 ]
$1000.00 + (That is what Meraki charges!)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:28 pm    Post subject: Solar powered Open Mesh OM1P Reply with quote

Would anyone be intreasted in a solar stand to mount your OM1P on?
What would it be worth to you?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OM1P=$50
battery=$60
charge controller= $30
case/misc=$100

look about right?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

im_electronic wrote:
OM1P=$50
battery=$60
charge controller= $30
case/misc=$100

look about right?

1. Solar cell?
2. My time to build?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how about a kit set?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Solar cell is probably the most expensive part. If this stuff was cheap and easy to build everyone would be doing it. I would love to see something and completly understand if it's alittle pricey.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ispyisail wrote:
how about a kit set?

That was what I was thinking about making...just add your open mesh and sunshine.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will try to make a prototype. My only unknown is the price of a nice bracket to hold it all.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

foxtroop11 wrote:
Solar cell is probably the most expensive part. If this stuff was cheap and easy to build everyone would be doing it. I would love to see something and completly understand if it's alittle pricey.

I agree... Something with a nice pole mount would be slick as a kit. 20-25watt solar panel with corresponding battery(s) etc would be ideal to purchase as a kit.. keep the price fair and make it workable.. I might be up for 4 or 5 kits... come in handy.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone made any real world measurements of the OM1P power consumption? I can take some readings and post.

Although an OM1P comes with a 12V power supply, it will run on 5V. It's big brother, the MR3202a ships with a 5V supply and has the same power supply circuit internally.

I have a near term project that could use this kind of solution.

In order for me to vote, I'd need to know the specs! Charge/discharge times especially.

We have abundant sunshine in Southern California, but "June Gloom" can hang around for a while.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For anyone who is interested, my company has spare high quality 40W solar panels we are selling from Meraki kits actually at $250 each - a very good price. Just the panel only.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whats about the solarcell?
Here in Germany are other conditions as in California Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok...did measurements. Of course I under estimated how much I thought this little thing would pull.
I would have to sell for abot 450.00 to make any kind of decent profit. I wonder if there would be any real call for that.
That would be a 40w package. Should be good anywhere in the USA. Meraki charges $1500 (including AP...Open Mesh would be 1450 compared) for that.
Any thoughts? I am still going to build a prototype for myself to use.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Honestly sounds about right. I know the Wifigator forum had some number's posted with test results using buffalo/linksys and I seem to recall it being alittle pricey. It's not like this stuff is cheap, especially your time putting it together, so the price you mention doesn't sound bad at all.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$450?

Let me know how it goes with the prototype.. 40watt is sufficient to recover most batteries within a day or so once drained..

Let me know when your ready to go and the end specifications.. May be in the market for a few of those if price stays under $500
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:33 pm    Post subject: Solar WiFi for OM1P Reply with quote

Did this ever see fruition?

I have a need for an affordable open mesh wireless solution.

Please let me know

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