Bboxx’s BB17 Kit is a plug and play solar kit that can power lights, televisions, radios, and charge mobile phones. The system has a 17 Ah battery and comes with two USB outlets and four 12V DC outputs. 15-50W solar panels can be connected to the system, as well as 6 lights, television, radio, and phone charging. The system can be connected to the local mobile data network (where available) and send back performance and usage data to an operator. This functionality is tied to Bbox’s Smart Solar platform which is a solution that enables their products to be controlled and monitored remotely.Bboxx is located in London, England with distributors throughout the world. Bboxx spun out of Imperial College and a group named e.quinox.
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Distributors / Implementing Organizations
Bboxx and international partners, including: Sustainable Water Systems, Station Energy Burkina, INTI Energias renovables, Green Power Africa, MicamaSoley/SAFICO, CDS Eau et Energie, Ap-Tech Contractors Co. Ltd.
Description of power outputs
2 USBs and 6 DC outlets
Description of light points
Total lighting service (lumen-hours per solar-day)
Peak power rating (Wp)
15 – 50 Wp
Battery capacity (kWh; mAh)
Nominal battery voltage (V)
User replaceable battery (yes/no)
Remote system diagnostics (yes/no)
Mobile service required (yes/no)
The BB17 kit is comprised of a control unit, solar panel, battery, LED lights, and accessories. The product uses solar power to capture energy and a battery to store it. The system is capable of powering lights, phones, and a variety of other appliances including radios and televisions. The unit has a built in GPRS/SMS connection that works with over 500 networks around the world. An online platform can be used to monitor and control the device remotely. Dimensions: 30 x 20.4 x 89 cm Weight (kg): 7.23
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Replacement 17Ah, 12V sealed lead acid batteries are available.Interview with representative
1 year warranty for the control units.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
- Solar panel will produce at least 70% of rated output for 20 years.
- Batteries, battery box, control unit, and inverter-charger are guaranteed to be free of defects in material and workmanship for first 12 months.
- 60W of continuous DC power.
Vetted Performance Status
Be sure to follow proper electrical installation and control guidelines.
Complementary Technical Systems
Academic Research and References
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Compliance with regulations
- EU EMC – Directive 2004/108/EC, EN 61000-6-1: 2007, EN 61000-6-3: 2007
- IEC, JIS, UL, BS6290 - Part 4 IEC 60896-2/'04 and JIS C8704-2