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SAE 2 Pin Connector use – Battery Maintenance, Portable Solar, and Low Voltage Power Applications

by on Mar.13, 2015, under Applications

SAE 2 Pin Surface Mount Connector

SAE 2 Pin Surface Mount Connector

Internet queries relative to SAE 2 Pin connectors uncover a vast array of uses across a number of applications.  These range from battery charge maintenance and portable solar charging applications to various low voltage power applications.

Found on the output of many pieces of battery maintenance equipment (such as the Deltran Battery Tender), they are often used as a quick means of connection to facilitate maintenance of the battery of a piece of equipment that may experience periods of little or no use.  For example, a snowmobile during the off-season.

The Portable Solar industry is another area in which the SAE 2 Pin connector showed up as a convenient means of connection.

So, Battery Tenders and Portable Solar Chargers might be at the top of the list. Nevertheless, other applications have certainly emerged as a result of the exposure.

AN SAE 2 Pin connector might be found on an ATV, Boat, Motorcycle, Snowmobile, RV – Motor Home, Travel Trailer or Utility Trailer.

It is used in a number of Regular Service, as well as Emergency and Emergency Preparedness applications – including power and/or backup power, and communications (Citizens Band or CB Radio, and HAM or Ameteur Radio), as well as GPS.

It is also used across a range of recreational activities – including Hunting, Fishing, Power Boating, Kayaking, Canoeing, Sailing, Camping, Backpacking, Touring, and Photagraphy.

Solar Capitalist LLC is a Premier Supplier of a unique assortment of SAE 2 Pin Assemblies.

Please visit Our Ecommerce Website at:  www.solarcapitalist.com

Contact Ray Bowers with call or text at:  302-562-1706  or email at: solaray@solarcapitalist.com

 

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Portable Solar Charger – A Key Component of Being Prepared

by on Feb.22, 2012, under Be Prepared

A Portable Solar Charger is a key component of Being Prepared for a Disaster.

Your cell phone being a key component of your Emergency Preparation Plan, a means of keeping it charged follows.

Although there may be a disruption in our ability to make cellular phone calls, texting may still be possible.

A Portable Solar Charger provides a viable means of charging a cell phone.  These foldable (therefore, stowable) solar charging units, can be positioned (layed out or hung) in a manner maximizing exposure to the Sun.

An assortment of models with various wattages, provide a range of charging times.  Generally, the higher the wattage the shorter the charging time.  4 Watt models are common, with charging times of a few hours.

Another model feature to which attention should be payed – the output configuration of  a particular Portable Solar Charger.  For example, USB or SAE 2 Pin connection.  USB connection being based on 5 Volts, and SAE 2 Pin being based on 12 Volts (generally).

As in many realms – keeping things simple is best.  The fewer component (assemblies) necessary, the better.  We’ve given thought to, and gained experience with these issues through developing cell phone charging practices while motorcycling (Reference: www.bohemianbiker.com ).

Cell Phones accompanied by a charging system that includes a USB cord, could be safely coupled to the output USB port of a Portable Solar Charger designed for that application.

Others, requiring a 12 Volt charger, will likely involve the use of an Adapter Cable Assembly providing a 12V “Cigarette Lighter” style Power Port Socket.  An example would be an Adapter Assembly with this style 12V Power Port Socket at one end, and an SAE 2 Pin connector at the other end (with the nevessary Polarity, of course).  The SAE 2 Pin end would then be coupled to the output of a so designed Portable Solar Charger.

Keep in mind, the delta between developing 5 Volts (in the case of USB) and developing 12 Volts (such that the 12V Charger can then step that 12 Volts down to 5 Volts, or whatever Charging Voltage requirement your particular Cell Phone requires).

We encourage you to forward any questions or concerns in the form of Comments to this Blog Post, or via email.

Email is welcome at: solaray@solarcapitalistllc.com

Portable Solar Chargers and other associated accessory products are available via our ecommerce store at: www.solarcapitalist.com

We offer a Blog specific to the topic of SAE 2 Pin Connectors at: www.sae2pin.com

We also invite you to visit our Bohemian Biker LLC blog  www.bohemianbiker.com for additional posts and comments of interest.

Capitalize On the Sun’s Energy!

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Hello World !!!

by on Feb.11, 2012, under News

Welcome to Solar Capitalist LLC – We are committed to helping you Capitalize On the Sun’s Energy !!!

Whether you are a lover of the outdoors, participating in wilderness adventures, or simply a solar enthusiast – Our aim is to provide a forum for related discussions.

From flexible, foldable, stowable – portable solar chargers, to to rigid, mountable solar panel powered Battery Tender setups for your utility shed – posts will be found on this blogsite addressing those and other interesting applications.

Comments in the form of knowledge and suggestions offered by participants experienced in the use of solar energy are welcome, as well as suggested topics and questions from the less experienced.

Differentiating this blog from other solar related blogsites will be our quite intentional focus on portable solar chargers, and solar powered Battery Tender systems.  Solar Capitalist LLC is an Authorized Dealer for both the Global Solar Energy line of portable solar chargers & accessories, and the Deltran line of Battery Tenders & accessories.

We will venture into discussions of available accessories and their application.  We will also discuss the fundamental electrical and photovoltaic knowledge necessary to use them safely and effectively.

You are encouraged to actively participate in our blog, and we will look forward to mutually beneficial interaction.

Contact Ray Bowers via call or text at: 302-562-1706 or at: solaray@solarcapitalist.com

Products are available via our ecommerce store at: www.solarcapitalist.com

We offer a Blog specific to the topic of SAE 2 Pin Connectors at: www.sae2pin.com

We also invite you to visit our Bohemian Biker LLC blog  www.bohemianbiker.com for additional posts and comments of interest.

Capitalize On the Sun’s Energy!

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Global Solar Portable Solar Chargers

by on Feb.11, 2012, under Global

Global Solar Portable Solar Chargers facilitate the charging of handheld electronics when the usual means are not available – they allow you to “Capitalize On the Sun’s Energy”.

Our most popular Global SUNLINQ line models are the 6.5W Portable Solar Charger and the USB Plus Portable Solar Charger – both of which are foldable.

 

The 6.5 Watt unit has an SAE 2 Pin connector on the output, and is accompanied by a 5-piece accessory cable kit which includes a 12V power port assembly, power port plug assembly, battery terminal clip assembly, COAX male “barrel connector” assembly, and an 8 ft extension – all with SAE 2 Pin connector plug.  These 12V accessory cables assemblies are of the polarity necessary to be coupled to the output of the Global Solar SUNLINQ 6.5W Portable Solar Charger.

The USB Plus portable solar charger features a USB port to which one might couple their iPhone’s USB charging cable (similar to manner in which they may couple to the USB port on their laptop.

Recommend visiting Global Solar website: http://www.globalsolar.com/

Contact Ray Bowers via call or text at: 302-562-1706 or email at: solaray@solarcapitalist.com

These and other products are available via our ecommerce store at: www.solarcapitalist.com

We offer a Blog specific to the topic of SAE 2 Pin Connectors at: www.sae2pin.com

We also invite you to visit our Bohemian Biker LLC blog  www.bohemianbiker.com for additional posts and comments of interest.

Capitalize On the Sun’s Energy!

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