All power for my QO-100 satellite transceiver is made from a small solarplant in my garten. 3 solar panels of 250 Watt are feeding a battery in the garten house. The battery can make 240 Volts with a 3 KWatt inverter so that my “robby” and 2 water fontains are powered. In the summer we also have power in our garten pavillion.
I’m not powering the transceiver all the time – only when it is in use, so I was a little bit tired of going out to the garten house every time I want to use the transceiver from my computer inside the house. The goal was to make it remotly controlled as my other equipments for HF / VHF and UHF. This gives me the ability also to use it when I’m on hollyday – when it is needed :-).
I want to see what the voltage condition is of the solar panels and also see what power the battery is, so that I’m not using to mush power. At the moment this has not happened even in the winter time.