Frequently Asked Questions about the PortaDyne-Lite
|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.|
|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.
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.
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.
|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.
|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.
|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..
|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.
|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
|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.|
|Hybridyne-RHS will be implementing several enhancements to the basic function of the PortaDyne-Lite, including :|