Next-gen solar-powered switches

March 2024 Infrastructure

At a time when the national grid is under continued pressure and load shedding is rife, Duxbury Networking has introduced its range of solar unmanaged switches. These are designed for both commercial and industrial use, targeting applications in businesses and home offices.

These solar-powered switches, the DUX106SPS5A and DUX106SPS15A models, are ideal for any environment requiring reliable Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) capabilities, such as IP phones, cameras, and access points.

"Our solar switches are revolutionising the way businesses deploy IP-based devices," says Tobie van Schalkwyk, Business Unit Manager at Duxbury Networking. "By harnessing the power of solar, we are offering an eco-friendly, cost-effective solution with the added benefit of a competitive price point and a limited lifetime warranty. This ensures our clients meet their current networking requirements and do so with an eye towards sustainability and future growth."

These switches can be used in a range of uses, including connecting IP-based network surveillance solutions. The Duxbury solar unmanaged range ensures continued connectivity even in the most challenging environments.

Both models feature:

• 5 gigabit ethernet ports: Ensures high-speed connectivity for devices.

• 1 SFP port: Offers fibre connectivity for longer distance links.

• Solar power capability: It is designed for use with solar power, providing flexibility in deployment without relying on traditional power sources.

• Power-over-Ethernet (PoE): Supplies power to connected devices like IP cameras and access points through Ethernet cables, reducing the need for additional power sources.

• Compact and durable design: Suitable for various environments, including outdoor installations.

• Plug and play: Easy setup without the need for software installation or configuration.

The main differentiators between the two models lie in their solar panel input capacity as well as their battery support.

• DUX106SPS5A: Can connect to a solar panel with a maximum power input of 400 W. The model is compatible with 12 V or 24 V lead-acid or lithium batteries with a maximum capacity of up to 50 AH, suitable for smaller installations or where less backup power is required.

• DUX106SPS15A: Supports a larger solar panel with a maximum power input of 800 W, providing greater flexibility and capacity for powering connected devices. It supports larger battery capacities of up to 500 AH, offering extended backup power for more critical applications or longer duration without sunlight.

Both models share several advanced features, such as AI Extend, AI VLAN, AI QoS, and PoE Watchdog, along with integrated charging and battery protection functions. Duxbury will be expanding the Solar Unmanaged range with an 8-port managed solar switch in the second quarter of this year.

For more information, contact Duxbury Networking, +27 11 351 9800, [email protected],

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