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eSITE x10 – TELECOM SITE POWER DEPLOYMENT MADE SIMPLE
Based on Flexenclosure’s experience from large-scale telecom site power deployments in Africa and Asia, eSite x10 has been designed for the simplest possible rollout. Deployment planning is greatly simplified by having a single unit that is pre-configured to handle all site types, including good grid, bad grid, off grid, single or dual gensets, solar power, single or multi-tenant, new sites, shelter site upgrades, upgrades re-using existing battery cabinets, roof-tops, placement next to sensitive equipment (EMC), the list goes on…
All required systems are already in the unit – including support for dual AC power sources, solar converters, grid-genset changeover and power measurement and distribution for multiple tenants. All tested and verified in the factory for full peace of mind that it will work perfectly when deployed on site.
With eSite x10’s suitcase-sized form factor, up to 96 units can be shipped in a single 40-foot container, significantly reducing transport costs. The eSite x10 can be transported in the back of a car from the warehouse to the site, and hand-carried at the site. And given that eSite x10 is preconfigured for all site types, costs related to last-minute plan changes or surprises on site are also reduced.
eSite x10’s plug-and-play functionality also means installation time is greatly reduced, with installation and commissioning of a site being possible in a single day. Even more important in many emerging markets is that this installation simplicity and remote configuration (via eSite Tools) greatly reduces the requirement for site installer training.
Simple Four-step Installation Process
eSite x10 comes as a preconfigured and pre-tested unit direct from the factory and is easy to install in the following sequence:
- The eSite x10 frame and connection compartment are mounted onto a battery cabinet or any other available vertical surface. If no suitable surface is available, eSite x10’s own free-standing mounting frame is used.
- External cabling (genset, grid, solar panels, tenants, etc.) is attached within the connection compartment. Cable input installation is monitored and electrically protected to avoid the possibility of mistakes.
- The suitcase-sized eSite x10 unit then simply slots on to the top of its cable connection compartment.
- Thereafter, the automatic installation procedure can be initiated locally or – to avoid the possibility of human error during installation at site – remotely with settings provided by eSite Tools.
Note that – if not part of the original installation – tenants and/or solar panels can easily be added later. Settings can be verified and, if needed, updated remotely to ensure correct operation and best site performance at all times.