SOLAR SMART solar charged operator
Solar Smart is a solar powered (charged), battery backed, remote operated, chain drive opener system – designed for the use in awning and hopper windows, and skylights. Solar Smart is designed to be used without any additional power and wiring from the building. The operator is powered by a NiMH battery pack that is recharged from the external solar panel; an optional AC adapter is included. Solar Smart was engineered to feature ultra low power consumption while in idle state, and in use. The electronically efficient hardware and software design, allows for solar to be a reality; also allowing the solar panel to be relatively small.
The intelligence of Solar Smart extends to the handheld remote; bidirectional feedback display is the most noteworthy to the end user. The large and readable display provides feedback on a number of critical items including; Open / Close status displayed in percentage, operator and remote battery levels, solar charge rate, temperature automatic functions, and several other advanced programming options. A single remote can be paired with one or multiple operators within range.
AC Adapter Included
An AC adapter is included with every unit to ensure a full charge to the battery prior to installation. However, not every installation may be able to benefit from solar charging. In such cases, the AC adapter is available to provide power in lieu of the solar panel; similar to traditional electric operators – Solar Smart only requires a fraction of the power consumed by other operators on the market.
Automated Natural Ventilation
You know the benefits of natural daylighting. Solar Smart allows your glass design to also provide natural ventilation without using any power consumption from the building. Ventilation can be automated using the Solar Smart Remote’s thermostat settings.
Sunless in Seattle
Solar Smart is designed to optimally operate year round in the cloudy and rainy Pacific Northwest, with only solar as the power source. Solar Smart thus will be compatible for most locations in the United States.
Due to the efficiency of advanced glazing, the solar panel must be mounted on exterior of the building; which requires the routing of a low voltage wire to the operator mounted internally to a sill with the integral pivoting bracket.