PVRS 11A:2009

 
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PVRS 11A:2009

Title
Portable solar photovoltaic (PV) lanterns– Design qualification and type approval Amendment 1, Extension to include lanterns with nickel-metal hydride batteries
Abstract
The specifications, test methods and procedures for indoor tests included in this document cover portable solar photovoltaic (PV) lanterns, which are lighting systems consisting of a lamp, a lead-acid or nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) battery and electronics, all placed in a suitable housing made of durable material such as metal or plastic and an integrated or separate PV module. The battery is charged by electricity generated through the PV module. The lantern is basically a portable lighting device suitable for indoor lighting. For the purpose of this standard the service environment of the lantern (without the PV module) can be described as being fully covered by a building or enclosure to protect it from direct rain, sun, wind-blown dust, fungus, and radiation to the cold night sky, etc, but the building or enclosure is not conditioned in terms of temperature, humidity or air filtration. A lighting device, which provides only unidirectional lighting such as typical flashlights, will not be classified as a solar lantern in the present context. The focus of the test methods and procedures in this document is on solar lantern performance and durability evaluation and therefore includes the lantern components. The results of this test are applicable to the exact components and the entire lantern configuration that are tested, as noted in the Conformity Assessment Report referred to in the IECEE Conformity Assessment Certificate (CAC). The chosen testing condition is intended to represent the majority of climatic zones for which these solar lanterns are designed.
Issue date
2009-12-01
Category
PV
Included in IECEE System
2007-10-01
Test Report Form
Testing Equipment List