ReadySet Power System
The ReadySet Power System is a solar solution that includes a battery system designed to be self regulating.
The Fenix Readyset developed by Fenix Intl, is a battery system designed to be self regulating, including: internal regulation of high temperatures, overloads, and short circuits. The Readyset includes a solar panel and can be expanded to a maximum capacity of 75W, and can be used to power lights, charge mobile phones, and larger electronics such as LCD TVs. Fenix International is located in San Francisco, California with additional operations in Kampala, Uganda.
This product has been discontinued and replaced by ReadyPay Solar Power System as of 2018.
Canada, Tanzania, Uganda, United States.
Fenix International offers microfinance payment plans for Readysets purchased through MTN in Uganda. In the United States in Canada, the Readyset can be purchased from the Fenix website.
199 USD (from Fenix in the US & Canada)
Payment plans available in Uganda: 50,000-135,000 UGX deposit (~13-40 USD) and 800-1,500 UGX (~0.22-0.40 USD) paid in daily, weekly, or monthly installments Interview with representative
Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
Fenix targets off-grid households in East Africa, aid organizations, green energy enthusiasts, and individuals concerned with emergency preparedness.
Fenix encourages adaptation of their technology through their “power API”, a way for users and innovators to create and sell products using the ReadySet as an energy platform.
Internet sales to North America at Fenix website Via MTN dealer stores in Uganda. Interview with representative
60,000 systems as of April 2016
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 ReadySet is a solar charged battery kit. The battery kit itself can be charged by wall outlet, solar panel, or modified to be charged by a user’s own power generating device. The basic kits come with one of two solar panels capable of producing 10 watts or 17watts. Additional solar panels can be purchased and added to the system in parallel to produce up to 75 watts with a total of 5 solar panels. The Fenix solar panels are designed to plug-in to the battery system.
The battery comes equipped with 2 CLA outputs and 2 USB outlets for charging phones, tablets, computers, and even powering lights and TVs. The battery stores 40 Wh of energy.
• ReadySet 8.9”L x 7.2”W x 3.7”H, 2.2lbs
• Solar panel 17”L x 11”W x 0.9”H, 3.8 lbs.
Fenix International provides customer care via telephone at 0800 202 933. User manuals are available in English and Kiswahili.
Can be obtained by calling Fenix Customer Service line. Solar panels are available separately via the Fenix website (US & Canada).
Fenix products sold in the USA and Canada have a limited 6 month warranty. Product sold in Uganda have a 24 month warranty. Interview with representative
Customizable solar array (1-5 panels)
- Solar Array Voltage: 16-60V
- Solar Array Power: 5-75W (max 15W per panel).
- Solar Power Algorithm: Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT)
- AC-DC Electric Wall Adapter
- Normal Power Brick Voltage: 16-19V
- Normal Charge Power: 20W
- Normal Charge Current: Charging is constant power, current will vary based on input voltage
- High Power Brick Voltage: 20-60V
- High Charge Power: 30W
- High Charge Current: Charging is constant power, current will vary based on input voltage
Be sure to follow proper electrical installation and control guidelines.
Fenix Solar 15W Panels and ReadySquid USB Phone Charging Kit.
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The ReadySet complies with Part 15 of the FCC FCC Rules. The system has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B device according to Part 15 of the FCC rules. ICES-003B / NMB-003 B.
This product has been discontinued and replaced by Fenix’s ReadyPay Solar Power System.
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