Power Blending Controller
As can be seen in the diagram below the majority of the day time operation is effectively offloaded from the grid. This is particularly impactful in areas with high demand charges or time of use pricing. Typical applications include swimming pool pumps, solar decorative fountains, aerators and waste water treatment systems.
The Battery Hybrid Controller is a PicoCell accessory that seamlessly
blends the power between solar PV array and battery bank.
The Pico Battery Hybrid provides a high degree of flexibility in configuring solar battery backup systems. It can even provide inputs for 2 different PicoCell controllers of off the same battery bank if desired. The PicoCell fully controls charging and discharging operation of the batteries, so that their State of Charge (SoC) can be remotely monitored using PicoCell’s communication modules.
The Pico Battery Hybrid controller is suitable for fractional horse- power AC motor loads with critical operating duty cycles, such as pond aeration systems, potable water pumps, aquaculture and farm fisheries, etc.
Wireless or Cellular Communication Board
The Wireless or Cellular Communication Board is a PicoCell daughterboard that is ideally suited for
applications that require remote monitoring and control of pumping systems.
DESCRIPTION: It integrates seamlessly with the PicoCell and enables IoT capabilities like remote system control, and remote system monitoring. When combined with the Analog Sensor Board, the Wireless or Cellular Communication Board enables the operation of external sensors of the customer’s choosing such as wind speed, or flow rate sensors.
The sensor outputs, and control capabilities, can be accessed through the internet using our Wireless Communication Portal platform. The Wireless Communication Portal allows for access and control using a standard browser on either a desktop computer or smartphone device. Through the Wireless Communication Portal, a deeper understanding of your system’s operation can be gained by observing long term trends that can give insights to optimize system performance.
Analog Sensor Board
Off Grid Solar Pump Controller
DESCRIPTION: The sensors can be powered from the Analog Sensor Board’s 3.3VDC or 5VDC voltage rails, and then by connecting the sensor outputs to the Analog Sensor Board the signals can be sampled and forwarded to the Wireless Communication Portal. The Wireless Communication Portal allows customers to access sensor data in real time, as well as historical sensor data so that long term trends can be found and systems can be optimized.
The Wirless Communication Portal can be accessed remotely using a standard browser and either a desktop computer or smartphone device. Any sensor that can be powered off of 3.3VDC, or 5VDC, and has a DC voltage output between 0-5VDC can be used. This allows for flexible implementations that can be tailored to the customer’s needs and unique applications.