Powering RAK7249 from the sun

Does anyone have any suggestions to solar a solar setup on RAK7249?

  • Is it as simple as connecting a solar panel to the power board?
  • Any tips on determining the size of the panel + battery?
  • Is there enough room in the enclosure to contain a battery that will power the gateway during the night and cloudy days?
  • How much does LTE increase power usage?
  • Is it possible to monitor battery levels + charging on the unit?
  • Is anyone running actually RAK7249 from the power of the sun.

Hi @sysfrog,

Could you please refer to the following document. It should be enough of a guideline to get you started, I believe :slight_smile: