BatPac Solar

 

Innovative & rugged, the BatPac Solar is feature packed.

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 The housing is 3D printed from tough ABS.  It sits securely atop a standard RBC2 battery, and connects to the tabs on the battery.  It provides safe, secure power distribution and charging.

With an integrated 50 watt automatic solar controller, the BatPac Solar is an amazing device that is completely unique in the portable power industry.  It will handle up to 5 amps of DC charging current, and uses a PWM algorithm for a smooth, accurate tapered charge.

 

The BatPac Solar is meant to be used alone or together with another BatPac:

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BatPac Brothers – on the left, the standard BP MK2. On the right, the BP Solar.

In the above photo, two BatPacs are daisy chained.  The connection is shown using the unfused powerpole on the left-hand BatPac, connected to one of the powerpoles on the BP Solar.  In this configuration, the BP Solar will charge both batteries simultaneously, even while you are pulling power for your devices.  You can pull power via either or both of the available powerpoles, the fused one on the left BatPac, and the unfused one on the right BatPac.

 

It adds less than 1/2″ to the overall height of the battery, and zero to the width or length:

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The volt meter is low-draw, with a responsive, accurate LED display.  When a solar panel is plugged in, the voltmeter will display the incoming voltage of the panel.  This allows you to confirm that the system is receiving power via solar.  If the solar panel is unplugged, the meter automatically changes to show the voltage of the battery it is attached to.

The Solar panel is plugged into the BatPac via a pair of power poles above the volt meter.  These power poles are in a non-standard (sideways) configuration.  This is to ensure that the user does not try to power a device through the solar connection, which would not hurt anything, but would not work, of course.  If you intend to use one of the common DC barrel connections (5.5 x 2.1) like our 28 watt panel (here), you can purchase an inexpensive adapter to make the connection plug-and-play.  Click here or scroll down to see the adapter.

 

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Power Pole connection for a solar panel

 

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Adapter to plug a common DC barrel solar solar panel into the BatPac

  • BPS2DCF

    Solar Adapter, BatPac Solar to DC Female Barrel

    $8.00 Add to cart

The volt meter is activated by a recessed, latching push button directly above the meter.  This allows quick, convenient monitoring at a glance.

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There are four thin velcro straps that wrap around your battery, holding the BatPac securely in place.

 

 


 

This BatPac will ONLY fit onto a RBC2 battery.  These are very common 7AH or 9AH batteries.  One of the best sources we know of is EcomElectronics.  They have good prices and free shipping on high quality batteries.

The BatPac Solar is 5.9″ x 2.5″ x 0.5″ and weighs just 4.0 ounces!

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Do you need a great battery at a great price?  Our friends at EcomElectronics sell the right battery, with free shipping.  Click Here for their product page.


 

Our friend CommsPrepper did a review / demo of the BatPac Solar:


 


ACCESSORIES

The BatPac, thanks to its versatility, works well with a variety of accessories.  See our complete selection of add-ons that will enhance the capabilities of your BatPac! 


 

Anderson Power Pole to Female Cigarette Socket   

Handy little adapter.  Plugs into the Andersons on the BatPac, and accepts any standard cigarette-style plug.  Great for powering or charging small devices that would plug into a vehicle.  This is a high quality cable that we assemble in house, using the same marine grade locking receptacle as in our JuiceBoxes.  The wire is 14 gauge, and the Andersons have 30 amp contacts in standard ARES / RACES configuration.  Soft, pliable rubber boot protects the contacts from dust and splashing.  Length is 1 foot.

Ships free to all 50 states

  • 30 amp Power Poles to Female cigarette socket, 12" length of 14 AWG wire

    Power Pole to Female Socket, 12″

    $21.00 Add to cart

 


 

Anderson Power Pole to Male Cigarette Socket

Plugs into the unfused Andersons on the BatPac, and then into a standard cigarette socket (like in your car).  An effective field expedient method of charging your battery via the BatPac.  This is a high quality cable that we assemble in house.  The wire is 14 gauge, the socket has an internal 8 amp fuse, and the Andersons have 30 amp contacts in standard ARES / RACES configuration.  Length is 3 feet.

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    Anderson Power Pole to Male Cigarette Socket

    $14.00 Add to cart

Ships free to all 50 states


 

Anderson Power Pole to SAE ‘J’ Plug

Plugs into the unfused Andersons on the BatPac, and then into the common connection on most small chargers (Schumacher, NOCO, etc.)  An excellent method of charging and maintaining your battery via the BatPac.  This is a high quality cable that we assemble in house.  The wire is 18 gauge, and the Andersons have 30 amp contacts in standard ARES / RACES configuration.  Length is 5 inches.

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    Anderson Power Pole to SAE ‘J’ Plug

    $11.00 Add to cart

Ships free to all 50 states


 

Anderson Power Pole to Battery Clamps

Plugs into the unfused Andersons on the BatPac, and then clamps onto any battery terminal(s).  Versatile, in that you could charge the BatPac or use the BatPac’s power, depending on your needs.  This is a high quality cable that we assemble in house.  The wire is 10 gauge, and the Andersons have 30 amp contacts in standard ARES / RACES configuration.  Length is 6 feet.

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    Anderson Power Pole to Battery Clamps

    $21.00 Add to cart

Ships free to all 50 states


 

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Just saw your video done right after the fire – hope you are recovering well from that tragedy!

    VERY impressed with your products and hope to be able to afford some at a future date.

    Warm Regards,

    Karl

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