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Frequently Asked Questions about the PortaDyne-Lite

Can I use the PortaDyne-Lite to light the path to my patio ?

What's so special about the PortaDyne-Lite ?

How long will the lights stay on ?

It's cold here - will the batteries survive ?

How does the Video Camera Option work ?

Is the PortaDyne-Lite a Light Standard ?

Is the PortaDyne-Lite an Uninterruptible Power Supply ( UPS ) ?

Can I use the PortaDyne-Lite as a remote power source ?

 

Can I use the PortaDyne-Lite to charge up my Electric Car ?

 

Can I use the PortaDyne-Lite run a very small electrical load ?

 

What enhancements to the PortaDyne-Lite  can be expected in the future?

 

Can I use the PortaDyne-Lite to light the path to my patio.

 
Of course you can, but please realize that the PortaDyne-Lite is a commercial/industrial product, manufactured to the highest standards and intended for heavy-duty use.  Since the PortaDyne-Lite is about 6 metres ( 22 feet ) high, it shouldn't be confused with those low-power and largely disposable 'accent lights' you might get at your local hardware store or garden supply. Generally speaking, the PortaDyne-Lite is not a residential product. 

What's so special about the PortaDyne-Lite ?

 
In simplest terms, the PortaDyne-Lite is a lighting standard which doesn't need outside electricity - it can be installed anywhere without digging trenches, cutting asphalt and concrete,  and installing expensive wires back to a power source.  It is imminently suitable for either new or retrofit installations.

There are many " LED and solar panel on a stick " low-end products, but the PortaDyne-Lite is designed to the highest standards, is built to exacting tolerances, and is designed to give full lighting all night all year - it's not built as a short-term, inneffective, 'throwaway' gadget.

 

How long will the lights stay on ?
 

Depending on whether you have attached a camera or other accessory loads,  and how much light you need, the PortaDyne-Lite will gather enough electricity to keep the lights on for a minimum of 13 hours - all night. This Document explains Illumination Duration more completely.


How does the Video Camera Option work ?
 

The Renewable Energy electricity generated by the wind turbine and solar panels can also power an optional wireless Video Webcam.  The Webcam is installed inside the unit, behind a clear, weatherproof 'window'.  Because the whole PortaDyne-Lite requires no external electricity, the light and Webcam will continue to operate indefinitely even in the case of a power interruption.

The Webcam transmits its images through the Internet/Web and the images can be viewed on your Internet-connected computer.

The PortaDyne-Lite provides the electricity, but you can install virtually any standard security camera that is compatible with your security system. We recommend you speak to your existing security company for wireless options compatible with your existing system.  Hybridyne-RHS does not sell or supply cameras.

 

Is the PortaDyne-Lite a Light Standard ?

 
Yes it is - and no, it's not.  The PortaDyne-Lite comes supplied with an internal light fixture, but the light is not mandatory to the jobs that the PortaDyne-Lite can do - some customers are using the PortaDyne-Lite solely as a security or power platform, with the light disabled.

Please check with the bylaws and regulations in your jurisdiction to determine the required height and illumination regulations.

 

Can I use the PortaDyne-Lite as a remote power source ?

 
The PortaDyne-Lite is primarily intended to generate its OWN power for running the lights and optinal Webcam.

On the other hand, depending on the characteristics of the device you might wish to power 'in the field', it may be technically possible to design a solution - please let us know your requirements, and our engineering staff will address the issue.

In the near future, Hybridyne will be providing versions of the PortaDyne-Lite with enhanced capabilities.

A better solution as a power source is the PortaDyne - it is specifically designed to produce remote power.

 

Can I use the PortaDyne-Lite to charge up my Electric Car ?
 
Great idea !  Regrettably, the PortaDyne-Lite ( as designed ) doesn't generate enough electricity to charge up electric cars or other large loads.

However, good news - the PortaDyne-Lite has been joined by a whole family of Autonomous Renewable Energy power supplies - PortaDyne - each supplying power in a different range up to 5 KiloWatts. 

In the meantime, if you have a specific requirement, please feel free to Contact Us with your specifications - we may already have something on the drawing board - or we may be able to design something for your application..

 

Can I use the PortaDyne-Lite run a very small electrical load ?
 
Yes, you can. If your load is DC, then the PortaDyne-Lite already has a 12-VDC output ready for use.  On the other hand, if your load is AC, then you will need an inverter.  Contact Us and we'll see how we can help you for your specific application.

 However if the load is very small, you'll probably be better off with one of our upcoming "mini" solutions.  For example, we are working on a 1-watt solution for the telecommunications industry.

These smaller units will be lower priced to match their lower power output.  

 

Is the PortaDyne-Lite an Uninterruptible Power Supply ( UPS ) ?
 
Yes it is - but much more.  Since the PortaDyne-Lite is powered solely by Wind and Sunshine ( unlike traditional UPS's, which need to be plugged into the grid ) it is much more reliable and long-lasting.  The PortaDyne-Lite will reliably deliver power for light, security, monitoring, or measurement - 24 hours a day, day after day, year after year. It will never shut down because the grid is dead or because it can't charge its batteries.

On the other hand, no, the PortaDyne-Lite isn't primarily intended to supply electricity to outside loads ( it just powers itself ).  To power outside loads reliably, please see PortaDyne

 

It's cold here - will the batteries survive ?
 
Unlike car batteries, or UPS batteries in a traditional application, the batteries in a PortaDyne-Lite are never idle.  That is, they are always being charged by the wind and sunshine , and/or discharged by the light or other electrical load.  Batteries " in action " generate their own heat and are therefore not susceptible to freezing. 

What enhancements to the PortaDyne-Lite can be expected in the future ?
 
Hybridyne-RHS will be implementing several enhancements to the basic function of the PortaDyne-Lite, including :
  • Improved electronics for higher power yield
  • Improved batteries - expected to last at least 10 years before replacement
  • motion sensing
    • any intruder is instantly ' spotlighted' with higher intensity
    • as employees ( for example ) return to their vehicles at night, extra illumination will 'follow' them
  • lockable 110/120V 50/60 Hz AC power outlet ( for remote operation of small electrical  equipment )