Stik at Home

                                                     Stik at Home

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Portable Gas-powered Generators - the “Old Standard

In today’s world, portable generators are used for everything from emergency power to recreational activities. In fact, there are just as many generator brands, types, and capabilities as there are personal applications.

While fuel-driven generators can usually provide enough power for creature comforts well beyond what a Solar Generator often can, there is one keynote feature that no ‘fuel-driven generator’ can deliver…. “Autonomy”.

During times of crisis, homeowners often distill their needs down to the critical basics… appliances that provide refrigeration, communications, and basic utilities such as lighting and/or fans.

Options for purchasing portable fuel-driven generators for emergencies are limitless, but ALL fuel-driven generators require the same fuel to operate, rendering them a ‘limited’ solution.

The Portable Solar Generator - the “New Standard”

When a home-owner decides to purchase a Solar Generator, they establish a certain level of ‘independence’ into their daily lives. Owning a Solar Generator instills Peace of Mind… and should the “worst-case scenario” manifest itself, they will be ready.

Solar Generators are often sold as “back-up power”. They are available in a wide range of forms from ‘large & heavy’ to very ‘small & light’. Many manufacturers build their systems using a mix of “off the shelf” components available at local or internet retailers, resulting in a package that is not ‘designed’ to any specifications. The performance of this type of system is often much less than the ‘face-value’ marketing that is pitched to the customer.

Due to the unique form factor of the Solar Stik™, it can often be used in nearly any application where a small portable gas generator is typically used. It was engineered from the start as a “portable solar generator” and incorporates five basic principles of design:

  1. Mobility
  2. Expandability
  3. Adaptability (“Modular, Open Architecture”)
  4. Self-Sufficiency
  5. Quality American Craftsmanship

For most home-owners, we recommend the Solar Stik™ 100 Lite System. It is a versatile, compact, turn-key package that provides the basics, and it can be upgraded or expanded according to the home-owner’s needs. The Solar Stik™ 100 Lite is a cost-effective solution that provides a good financial return on the investment (ROI) to the user.

All Solar Stik™ Systems employ “Open Architecture” design. This means they can be used in a wide variety of ways, and even in conjunction with existing power sources such as traditional fuel-driven generators!

System Configurations Commonly Used at Home

The Power Pak is a robust battery system that can be used in three configurations:

  1. Use as a “stand-alone” power supply with an inverter
  2. Use with a DC Power Source as a “Generator”
  3. Use as an Uninterruptible Power Supply (“U.P.S.”)

Stand-alone mode:

Power Pak is used as the primary Power source. Connection to an appliance is made either directly (DC to DC) or through an Inverter (DC to AC). Recharging is accomplished with any DC recharging source such as a battery charger.

Generator Mode:

Power Pak is used in conjunction with solar/wind generator to provide power through harvesting natural resources. Connection to an appliance is made either directly, through an Inverter, or through a PRO-Verter™. Recharging is accomplished with Solar Power, Wind Power, AC Grid Power, or any other source including Grid power if it is available.

UPS mode:

Power Pak is used with PRO-Verter™ to provide power only during brief grid outages. PRO-Verter™ placed between the Power Pak and the Appliances, with the AC Input connected to Grid Power.