In this section:

1.1. Solar home system

The SHS 200 is a smart solar charge controller and power distribution system designed for off-grid electricity access. It is used with solar panels and a battery to power DC appliances (12V).

1.2. MPPT solar charger

By using Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) technology, the SHS 200 ensures that every drop of available power is harvested. Especially in case of a clouded sky, when light intensity is changing continuously, a fast MPPT algorithm will improve energy harvest by up to 30% compared to PWM charge controllers.

1.3. Load output

The SHS 200 offers ten USB ports for charging of phones and other USB appliances (tablets, hair clippers, radios, etc.) as well as five DC ports for the operations of lamps or other 12V appliances (TV, alarms, small fridge, etc.).

1.4. PAYG enabled

The SHS 200 features a keypad for low-cost and reliable offline pay-as-you-go activation. It is equipped with the OpenPAYGO Token technology - an agnostic PAYGo algorithm which allows distributors to work with their preferred PAYGo platforms (e.g. PaygOps, Paygee, Angaza) - or even their own proprietary platform.

1.5. Smart battery management

Smart multi-stage charging and load disconnect features maintain the health and extends the life of the battery. Internal temperature sensor to compensate charge voltage according to temperature. The SHS 200 is compatible with lead-acid and lithium battery technologies.

1.6. LCD screen

The LCD screen Display parameters such as usage statistics, battery state of charge and agent diagnostics. Easy navigation and adjustable languages (English, French, Swahili).

1.7. Battery box

Optional anti-tampering enclosure to prevent direct connections on battery terminals.