Barefoot Connect 620
A solar-powered lighting and phone charging device.
The Barefoot Connect 620 is a solar powered lighting and phone charging device. Designed for plug-and-play use, the product does not require trained service for installation. The product includes a battery controller that provides constant power through USB and 12V outputs. The unit can be expanded to a 30W or 60W system with an upgraded battery. The unit includes 2 LED lights and has 2 USB outlets for charging.
Barefoot Power is located in Epping, Australia with additional operations in Bangalore, India, China, Kenya, Ghana, Rwanda and Uganda.
Countries: Australia, China, India, Kenya, Mexico, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda
Individuals, households and private sector businesses are the target users.
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Over 600,000 Barefoot Power products have been distributed worldwide as of 2015.
Number and type of power outputs
Number and type of light points
Manufacturer-specified lumen-hours per solar day
Peak power rating of the solar panel in standardized sunlight conditions, provided by the manufacturer
Manufacturer-specified battery capacity
Manufacturer-specified battery voltage
Type of battery used
Can the user easily replace the battery if needed?
Can this system be monitored remotely?
Type of user payment structure
Does this system require mobile connectivity (either for payments or to function)?
The Barefoot Connect 620 includes a 6 watt solar panel, 12 V 4.5 Ah battery, two LED lights and two USB outputs for device charging.
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24 month warranty provided by Barefoot Power for all Connect systems and components
• 2 LED lamps provide 6 hours of light from one charge
• System can be upgraded from 12 V 4.5 Ah battery, 6W solar panel system
The Barefoot Connect 600 has been vetted by Lighting Global, but the Barefoot Connect 620 has not.
Be sure to follow proper electrical installation and control guidelines.
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Complies with IEC 62257-9-5 Email with representative
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