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Powering Your Remote Agriculture IoT Product

Deploying Agricultural IoT products often means understanding and creating solutions for remote locations. Difficulties associated with powering the application bring new sets of challenges and the need for innovation. One innovative option typically used for these products and solutions is solar. Solar allows Agricultural IoT products to offer consistent and reliable power with the ability to deploy a product almost anywhere.

Here at Digi-Key, we prioritize the needs of our customers and work to offer suppliers who address this issue, one for review today is Tycon. With a full suite of ready-to-go solar panels and coordinating accessories, Tycon provides almost everything someone would need to plan, design, and implement solar-powered agricultural solutions. They offer everything, including the solar panel, solar panel mount, battery charger, batteries, and cables. The solar panels are available anywhere from 2.5 to 200 Watts, and the charge controllers are designed to charge a wide variety of batteries. Products also feature a consumer-friendly USER setting for customizable battery charge settings. Assistance for battery calculations is available on the Tycon RemotePro® Power Selection Calculator web page. Other key products have an integral color TFT LCD that shows Battery Volts/Amps/Watts, Battery Level, Battery Temperature, Load Volts/Amps/Watts, and Solar Volts/Amps/Watts. Software provided makes for a seamless set-up, monitoring, and data collection. If questions arise during deployment, Tycon supports a blog forum for questions, tips, tricks, and FAQs. Also, Digi-Key features multiple case studies to assist in solution development.

Whether you are designing or ready to deploy a remote Agricultural IoT product, Tycon appears as a leader and important source for your power needs. To learn more about Tycon products what Digi-Key is doing with Agriculture and IoT, see our video series Farm Different.

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Kelsie McMillin, Partnership Marketing Manager – Strategic Programs at Digi-Key, has been with the company since 2015. She works with all products and services related to the IoT and earned her Associate of Applied Science degree in Electronics Technology & Automated Systems from Northland Community & Technical College through the Digi-Key scholarship program. In her free time, she enjoys going on adventures with her family.

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