PowerTANK Power Backups

Bravo Power Backups - PowerTANK Product Range

Backup Solutions for 4G/Fiber/ADSL Routers

Introduction

Bravo Solutions, with over a decade of experience  in Electronic product manufacturing in Sri Lanka, partnered with Comnet Labs Sweden, now enters into the Power Storage space with the introduction of “PowerTANK” product line.  This innovative device directly addresses the immediate issue of Broadband and Fiber disconnection due to sudden power cuts. “PowerTANK” is parallel charged by the 4G/Fiber Router Power adapter when the grid power is available and releases power when the Grid Power goes down, thus maintains the broadband connectivity for many hours of continuous usage.

This product is designed around state of the art Power control BMS circuitry preventing over charging and most importantly over discharging at 2 different levels. The built-in high capacity Li-Ion batteries will get a Trouble-FREE long life operation.  They are “leak” FREE unlike Lead-Acid batteries.

Unlike the other PowerTANK products, “PowerTANK Mega” ventures into the product space where the user gets a All-in-One solution during power cuts and lightening situations. The Emergency Light can provide the personalized illumination and the Phone charging port will support your own charger and keep your Phone/Tablet alive. Our unique battery level indication bar-graph display gives the health of the battery right away. All these features ensures your un-interrupted online experience.  

  • High Capacity 18650, Li-Ion cells are used. 
  • Ideal for continuing to browse during Lightning (Disconnect the Power from “Mains” and let the PowerTANK take over)
  • High Quality BMS controls all the important aspects of the product
  • Immediate Switchover to Backup without any interruption to Internet connection 
  • Get Rid of the annoying UPS Beep sounds during Power Failures
  • Battery pack Over Current Protection
  • Battery pack Over Voltage Protection (Over Charge Protection)
  • Short Circuit and Over Discharge Protection
  • Powers directly from the supplied Power Adapter (12V 2A).  
  • Separate LED status indicator for “Std” and “Max” models. LED Bar-graph indicator for “Mega” model
  • Elegant Finish with White ABS enclosures
  • Emergency Light and Phone Charging Adapter Port in PowerTANK Mega
  • Consumes very low Power for internal operation
  • Product is Made in Sri Lanka with a 6 month warranty 
  • Product Size 68mm (W) x 100mm (H) x 50mm (D) for PowerTANK Std and Max. 
  • Product Size 150mm (W) x 90mm (H) x 60mm (D) for PowerTANK Mega
  • Weight Approx. 250g for Std, 400g for Max and 550g for Mega.

Installation is very straightforward. But please read the below instructions and below FAQ section.

1. Make sure your Router’s Power Adapter is supplying 12V DC. Because our product is working with 12V devices only. Connect it to the wall socket.

2. Connect the supplied Power Adapter’s DC connector to the DC jack of the “PowerTANK”

3. Connect the DC connector of “PowerTANK” to your Fiber/4G Router. Turn ON the router.

4. Enjoy uninterrupted Broadband/Telephone service. 

5. Keep this connected to the wall socket at all times when the router is in use. 

Below diagram related to PowerTANK Mega will further explain this. All PowerTANK models connect in the same way.

PowerTANK Mega Operating Instructions / Switch Positions and their Function

 

Q. What is this device

A.  This is a Power Storage device can be used for Backup Power for your 4G/Fiber Router ?

Q. Can this be used only for Routers ?

A. This can theoretically be used for other appliances like CCTV cameras, Security Alarms, Fingerprint Scanners, Home Automation Systems etc… Most of the Lower Power Devices that need a 12V DC power source can be powered by PowerTANK. But the Current requirement should be ideally less than 1A constant current and 2A surge current. This is the safe operating condition for longer battery life.

Q. What are the backup times for 4G and Fiber Router Models ?

It is very important to understand that the backup times vary significantly from different router models depending on their current consumption. Backup time also varies from usage patterns and how many devices that are connected to your Router etc.. You need to get your expectations correct before making the purchasing decision.  

4G Routers – Normally 4G routers take currents from 250mA to 450mA(newer models). The backup times vary from 3 ~ 6 hours. 

Fiber Routers – Normally Fiber Routers take currents from 400mA to 1.8A for newer models and depending on the number of wired devices connected i.e. telephones  .  Therefore the backup times vary significantly from 1 ~ 4 hours.

Above timings are for the PowerTANK Std model. The timings for PowerTANK Max and Mega models are nearly the double since it has double capacity battery pack. PowerTANK GIGA has 4 times battery capacity than that of PowerTANK Std. Therefore the backup time is nearly 4 times.

Q. How to charge my Tab / Phone ?

The PowerTANK Mega comes with a car phone charger adapter port commonly known as “Cigarette Lighter Port”. You can plug your car charger Module that came with your Phone or TAB. We have not included this with PowerTANK Mega since different Phones / TABs use different currents for optimal charging. Therefore the best technical solution would be to use your own USB charging module.  

Q. How to use the Emergency light ?

The Emergency light is sufficient for one person to do reading and writing when properly placed. As a safety design, you cannot charge the PowerTANK Mega while the Emergency Light is ON. Flip the Switch to the leftmost position (not the middle position) for enabling the charging. While charging you can see the battery level indication filling up. When all the 4 bars are lit, it is fully charged. But you do not need to disconnect the charger since the internal circuitry will prevent the battery from over-charging. 

Q. Are the Li-Ion batteries safe to operate ?

A. Yes they are. All required safety circuitry is installed inside for protection against Short circuit, Over charging and over discharge

Q. Does the warranty cover against Li-Ion battery degrading (depleting) over time ?

A. Like all battery technologies, Li-Ion batteries also degrade over time.  The level of degradation depend on many parameters like usage patterns, storage temperature etc..  Our product warranty does not cover against battery degradation of any  nature. Please consider this fact before making your purchasing decision. 

Q. Why do you have a Fuse installed ?

A. The fuse gives another level of protection against any possible short circuit. It’s a 7A fuse factory installed. But you can install a Lower value like 2A if you need further protection. 

Q. Can I keep the PowerTANK in any position ?

A. Yes. Since the batteries are Li-ION, there is no “leaking” inside like Lead-Acid batteries. You can place the PowerTANK in any convenient orientation. But you shouldn’t expose the PowerTANK to direct Sunlight or closer to any other heat generating source such as your PC/Laptop’s fan. The temperature of the product should be maintained below 30C at all possible times to prolong the battery life.  

Solar Regulator for PowerTANK Li-Ion Battery Backup Solutions

This product is made on request only 

Bravo Solutions, with over a decade of experience  in Electronic product manufacturing in Sri Lanka, partnered with Comnet Labs Sweden, now enters into the Power Storage space with the introduction of “PowerTANK” product line.  This innovative device directly addresses the immediate issue of Broadband and Fiber disconnection due to sudden power cuts. When the grid power is unavailable for longer periods of time, Solar Power (panels) can be used for charging the PowerTANK devices and continue the un-interrupted broadband connectivity. Bravo Solar Regulator takes in power from the solar panels and condition the power to charge the PowerTANK in the safest possible way. 

This product is designed around state of the art Power control circuitry preventing over charging of the PowerTANKs. 

Installation 

Installation is very straightforward. But please read the below instructions and below FAQ section.

1. Make sure your Solar Panels are 18V. Never use 36V solar panels that are used for Home Solar Grid-Tie systems.  We recommend a 10W panel for the PowerTANK Std model and 20W panel for PowerTANK Mega and Max models. Extra high power panels have no additional advantage since the Bravo Solar Regulator is designed to provide slow charging of the PowerTANK.

2. Connect your Solar Panel’s Positive lead to the postive terminal of the Bravo Solar Regulator marked in RED colour.  

3. Similarly connect your Solar Panel’s Negative lead to the negative terminal of Bravo Solar Regulator marked in Black colour.  Then the Indicator LED should light up. If not, check the correct polarity of the wiring once again. 

4. Connect the DC supply cord to the ‘Charge’ port of the PowerTANK. Enjoy uninterrupted Broadband/Telephone sevice even when the power is down for longer hours. 

5. Keep this connected to the solar panels at all times. When the sun comes back in the morning, Bravo Solar Regulator starts to charge the PowerTANK once again.  But if your PowerTANK is completely used in the night time, you may need to use the wall adapter to fill up the PowerTANK. 

6. Contact us for more advanced customized solutions to power up your Router Round-the-clock using solar power.  

Features

  • Ideal for continuing to browse during longer power cuts 
  • High Quality Electronics controls all the important aspects of the product
  • Get Rid of the annoying UPS Beep sounds during Power Failures
  • Solar Power is Green and you can save power. 
  • Over Charge Protection
  • Over Voltage Protection
  • Short Circuit and Over Discharge Protection
  • Powers directly from solar panels 20W recommended. 40W Max
  • Seperate LED status indicator
  • Elegant Finish with White ABS enclosure
  • Consumes very low Power for internal operation
  • Product is Made in Sri Lanka with a 6 month warranty 
  • Product Size 60mm (W) x 100mm (H) x 50mm (D)
  • Weight Approx. 200g
  • Wall hanging option available. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. What is this device ?

A.  This is a Solar Regulator for using Low Power Solar Panels to charge your Bravo PowerTANK devices. 

Q. Can this be used only for PowerTANK Backup systems?

A. Yes only for PowerTANK models (Std, Max and Mega)

Q. Are the PowerTANK Li-Ion batteries safe to operate ?

A. Yes they are. All required safety circuitry is installed inside the PowerTANK  for protection against Short circuit, Over charging and over discharge

Q. Why don’t you have a Switch installed ?

A. This product is designed to be connected to the solar panels 24×7. Therefore a switch is not needed. Besides, a switch can be a point of failure and should be avoided if not absolutely necessary. 

Pricing Table

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powertank Std
Rs 4,100

Features

White ABS Design

3 Li-Ion Cells

Over Charge/Discharge Protection

LED Status Indicator

Fuse Protection against Short Circuit

6 month Warranty

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powertank max
Rs 6,000

Features

White ABS Design

6 Li-Ion Cells

Over Charge/Discharge Protection

LED Status Indicator

Fuse Protection against Short Circuit

6 month Warranty

Direct Factory Purchases Only
powertank mega
Rs 8,500

Features

White ABS Design

6 Li-Ion Cells

Over Charge/Discharge Protection

Battery Level  Bar-graph Indicator

Emergency Light 

Phone/Tab charging port.

Fuse Protection against Short Circuit

6 month Warranty

Direct Factory Purchases Only
powertank GIGA
Rs 11,500

Features

White ABS Design

12 Li-Ion Cells

Over Charge/Discharge Protection

Battery Level  Bar-graph Indicator

Phone/Tab charging port.

Fuse Protection against Short Circuit

6 month Warranty

Direct Factory Purchases Only

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