- Common AnyTone Issues & Helpful Info
- AnyTone 878 (V2 Model) Handheld Support
- AnyTone 578 (V2 Model) Mobile Support
- AnyTone 878 (V1 Model) Handheld Support
- AnyTone 578 (V1 Model) Mobile Support
- AnyTone 868 Handheld Support
- SkyBridge Support
- DV MEGA / PI STAR Support
- Xiegu G90 Support
- BCM Mobile Support
- BCR Repeater
- Cable Pin Outs
- Linking Equipment
- Discontinued Products
- ECHO E30
- BridgeCom Buddy Support
Can I Run My Repeater on Solar Power?
We have received several inquiries about the possibility of running our repeaters on Solar Power. It should be do-able if we look at the specifications for the component devices.
We show that the BCR-50V, BCR-40DU, BCR-220 units draw Tx max of 11.2 amps, with standby Rx of .3 amps. Based on the DC Watts = Amps/Volts and a nominal of 13.8 volts and your anticipated duty cycle, you know exactly what you will need.
Companies like Harbor Freight offer low-dollar gang-able solar panels along with power management controls, and there are some super efficient high-dollar options available as well.
Good Luck and let us know what you come up with (send pics) and tell us how well it works!