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Suntura Dual Axis Solar Tracker Kit
Includes all the electronics, motors and wires you need for a dual axis solar tracker. Build your own solar panel frame and you will have a professional grade dual axis solar tracker!
What is included?
Two Linear Actuator Motors:
One linear actuator moves the tracker north/south and the other linear actuator moves the tracker east/west. The east/west linear actuator has a stroke length of9.25 inches and the north/south linear actuator has a stroke length of5.5 inches. Both linear actuators arrive with limit switches pre-installed so there is no need to worry about the linear actuators “over traveling”. The linear actuators are each rated to move 225 pounds (102 kg’s) of weight and each linear actuator can hold up to 450 pounds (204 kg’s) of static weight. They are compatible with 12 volt and 24 volt systems. Additionally, both actuators are coated/sealed with an aliphatic polyurethane coating for water and UV protection.
One Sun Tracker Board:
One water-tight, epoxy sealed electronic sun tracker board (“the brain”). The brain is a solid state electronic control board which utilizes proprietary software to track the sun with sub-degree accuracy and precision. The brain also has three manual switches mounted on it (see pictures). Two of the switches allow you to manually move the tracker north/south/east/west and the third switch turns the tracker on/off. Manual maneuvering of a tracker is very convenient when you want to access the solar panels for cleaning or to position the solar panels parallel to the ground during extremely high winds. The brain is compatible with 12 and 24 volt systems.
One Sun Tracker Photo-Sensor:
One water-tight, epoxy sealed photo-sensor (“the eye”). The eye mounts onto your tracking system and consists of four photo-sensors. The four photo-sensors collect light from the sun and the brain uses this information to move the two linear actuators to track the sun.
Fuses and Wires:
All the necessary fuses and UV/outdoor rated wires to install the electronics (brain and eye) and the two linear actuators are included. Everything arrives pre-wired with fuses installed. All you have to do is attach the kit to a power supply and it is ready to track the sun.
- The Suntura Dual Axis Solar Tracker Kit can be used directly on 12 volt or 24 volt systems. If you plan on using it on a grid tie system, you have two options: (1) You can use a small 12 volt power supply to get 12 VDC from the grid which can be used to power the tracking system. These are inexpensive and readily available. (2) You can use a small 12/24 volt battery to power the tracker which can be automatically recharged from the grid when it is low.
- If you are going to use the Suntura Dual Axis Solar Tracker Kit in the Southern Hemisphere, you MUST notify us before you pay for the item. Southern Hemisphere solar trackers use a different software tracking code which must be installed on the tracker control board. (This is because solar panels face towards the North in the Southern Hemisphere.)
Click the following link to read the instruction manual for our Complete Suntura 400 Solar Tracker. The instruction manual below is for our 100% complete tracker with a aluminum mounting frame but you can use the information in the manual to: (1) See how we build our Suntura 400 Solar Tracker. This will give you some great ideas on how to build your own tracker. (2) The manual will also provide informaition on how to properly wire and power up your home built tracker using our electronics which are included in this listing.
See Photo and VideoBelow
Here is a video of our Complete Suntura 400Solar Tracker. The tracker in the video below uses the exact same components that are include in this listing. Please note that the aluminum tracking frame and solar panels that are shown in the video beloware NOT included in this listing.