Solar street light operation & maintenance
Although the installation of integrated solar street lights is very simple, Solar street light operation & maintenance is not easy, we may encounter many problems during the installation process, and after the installation is completed, later maintenance is also very important, which can assure our solar street lights for a long life span.
Pre-operation of solar street lights
Solar street light project is a long-term and arduous process, which requires a long-term investment of the construction unit, but also requires the common attention and efforts of the whole society. At present, Clodesun has installed nearly 8000 sets of solar street lights.
Following are the steps of solar street light installation?
1 – Foundation pouring
Determine the location of the standing light pole; reserve (excavate) a compliant pit at the location of the pole; the pit should be poured concrete capable of carrying 1.5 times the weight of the pole, and the pole should be placed in a ground cage with an embedded part.
The embedded part is placed in the center of the square hole, with one end of the PVC threading pipe placed in the center of the embedded part and the other end placed in the battery storage area.
Care is taken to keep the embeds, base, and original ground at the same level (or the tops of the screws at the same level as the original ground, depending on the needs of the site) and one side must be parallel to the road; this ensures that the light poles are upright and the back end is straight and not skewed.
They are then poured and secured using concrete not low in C20. After the construction is completed, the mud residue on the positioning plate is cleaned in time, and waste oil is used to clean the impurities on the bolts.
2-Mounting the solar module
Measures must be taken to avoid short-circuiting the solar panel before connecting the positive and negative outputs of the solar panel to the controller.
The solar module must be securely and reliably connected to the mounting bracket; the module’s output wires should be protected from exposure and secured with cable ties, and the solar panel should be oriented with the compass pointing south.
3-Lithium battery installation
Batteries must be handled with care when placed in the control box to avoid damage to the control box. The wires connecting the batteries to each other must be bolted to the battery terminals and copper spacers should be used to enhance conductivity; after connecting the output wires to the batteries, short-circuiting is prohibited under any circumstances to avoid damaging the batteries; the output wires of the batteries must be connected to the controller on the pole through PVC pipe.
After completing the above operation, please check the wiring of the controller to prevent short circuits. After checking the wiring, please close the door of the control box.
4-Lamp head parts installation
Fix the components of each section: fix the solar panel to the solar rack, fix the lamp head to the pick arm, then fix the rack and pick arm to the main pole and run the connection cable through the control box (battery box).
Then check that the simple commissioning system is working properly. Loosen the solar panel cable from the controller to make the light work; connect the solar panel cable and turn off the light; at the same time, watch carefully for any changes in the indicator lights on the controller; all being well, lift and install and place the batteries in the battery box.
Debug the system to see if it is running properly; release the solar panel cable on the controller, and the light is on; at the same time, connect the solar panel cable, and the light is off; then carefully observe the changes in the indicator light on the controller; everything is normal, before sealing the control box.
How to maintain solar integrated street lights
Solar street lights installed outdoors should pay attention to the following issues: anti-corrosion of all exposed parts; wind resistance of all connected components;
solar panel bird protection; solar panel security; street light access lines and control room rain; battery insulation in winter and summer cooling; battery room ventilation; battery room waterproof; battery security; lighting rain, insects, hail. Lamps to facilitate maintenance and replacement; controller to facilitate maintenance and testing.
Solar street lights have zero electricity, are easy to install throughout the year, energy-saving and environmental protection, but solar street lights can not be used in any one environment, solar street lights are not only geographical requirements, but there are also requirements for temperature and humidity, today let’s talk about the extreme environment can not use solar street lights!
First of all, in windy areas, solar street lights are generally wind-resistant grade 12, for more than 12 typhoons in the region, if you use solar street lights, it will cause immeasurable impact, but the domestic wind is generally below grade 8, so the general domestic areas can be used!
Secondly, Solar street light working temperature between -50 ° C and 70 °, if the temperature is too high, the normal operation of the various components of the solar street light will have an impact, but also because the solar street light is an electrical system, in the use of the process will generate heat
The temperature is too high not only on the normal functioning of the components have an impact, but also prone to fire, resulting in losses, if the temperature is too low, the operation of the solar street lamp system will slow down, especially the battery activity will be reduced with the lower temperature, easy to slow down the operation of the system.
Thirdly, Solar street lights in the 8 earthquake area are not good to use, the general level of earthquake resistance of the solar street lights is 8, if installed in the earthquake zone, it is easy to cause unpredictable damage to the solar street lights.
Finally, Solar street lights in the humidity greater than 80% of the area can not be used normally, humidity is too high, the electronic components are susceptible to moisture oxidation, resulting in unstable electronic components link, it is easy to affect the normal lighting of the solar street lamp system.
In order to ensure the quality of the project, Clodesun devoted a lot of energy to assist the construction side to develop a set of project management methods, directly involved in the quality control of solar street light components, on-site materials.
And the quality of the project. And quality inspection of components, quality control of the installation process, as well as the implementation of solar street lamp post-management responsibility system.
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