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Category: Emergency/Portable Power: generators, solar, wind, thermal, etc

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Review Summary For : West Mountain Radio Epic Pwrgate
Reviews: 3MSRP: 179.95
12 volt battery backup system with solar panel charge controller
Product is in production
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KF6KXG Rating: 2021-03-03
Total DC power control Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
When hooked up to a battery, power supply, and solar panel this ingenious device basically will monitor and control your DC power system. It not only keeps your battery charged properly from the solar panel and/or power supply but will instantly switch to battery power if the mains power goes out. (Since some modern transceivers can be damaged by turning off with the power supply rather than the off button, this saves damage). I had some questions after purchase and their tech support dept was excellent in helping me optimize my unit. Highly recommended.
KD8QDL Rating: 2018-09-03
Great...Used for Field Day 2018 Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
Bought this for use with my club (W8ID) for Field Day 2018. Connected solar Bioenno 20AH battery and 120 watt Bioenno solar panel in addition to power supply. Got points for our club for battery ops after turning off power supply to get contacts needed for the QSO points. The switch was instantaneous from power supply to battery power. Worked flawlessly and will be a part of my systems moving forward. Highly recommended!
WW4MSK Rating: 2018-09-02
Works great Time Owned: 6 to 12 months.
I've got this one installed in my go kit so I can run on power supply or LiFePO4 batteries. Make sure you set the internal jumpers properly for your battery type and you are good to go. Switching from power supply to batteries is instantaneous and no observable power drop on the voltage meter. Charging the battery is simple, just leave it connected and you'll get status lights showing the charge condition. There is a USB interface for diagnostics and changing device options on the fly. This one is more expensive than others, but well worth it for the quality & performance.