BBOXX BB17 Kit
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.
Countries: Kenya, Rwanda, Australia, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Ethiopia, Fiji, Haiti, Ivory Coast, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Micronesia, Nauru, Nigeria, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Samoa, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Zambia
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.
$400, with payment plans available in Bboxx’s East African shops.
Individuals, households and private sector businesses are the target consumers.
Patented charge controller design
From local distributors, including Bboxx locations in East Africa, or direct from Bboxx’s factory in China.
70,000 as of July 2016 (stated on the webpage)
Mobile money (specify), cable, keypad or other.
Service required for the product to work [Mobile data, SMS, voice, Internet, other]
Remote diagnostics or monitoring available
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 (LxWxH) (cm): 30 x 20.4 x 89
Weight (kg): 7.23
Provided by Bboxx via firstname.lastname@example.org
Replacement 17Ah, 12V sealed lead acid batteries are available ^Interview ^with ^representative
3 year warranty for payment plan customers in East Africa
• 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
Be sure to follow proper electrical installation and control guidelines.
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• 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
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