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PlayTronic Power Options

PlayTronic Power Options
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Product Features

Most of our PlayTronic units can be supplied with different power options to suit your particular requirements. All of the options have advantages and disadvantages which we will be happy to discuss with you if you are unsure.

 

In all cases the power we use is very low voltage between 3.0v and 4.5v

 

Battery Power

 

Pros

  • Lowest initial cost
  • All in one unit, easy to implement
  • Can be rechargeable

Cons

  • Battery life (1-12 months depending on use)
  • On-going maintenance with battery changes
  • Regular charging (if rechargeable)
  • Short playback options to save battery life

 

Human Powered (RotoGen)

 

Pros

  • All in one unit, easy to implement
  • Battery pack change only every few years
  • Virtually maintenance free
  • Custom playback with long audio no problem
  • Effort-reward based play system

 

Cons

  • Higher initial cost

 

Solar Power

 

Pros

  • Emotive option
  • Battery pack change only every few years
  • Virtually maintenance free

 

Cons

  • Higher initial cost
  • Potential to lose power in winter months
  • Not suitable for indoor play

 

Wired Power

 

Pros

  • Low initial cost
  • Unlimited play with the long playback
  • Maintenance free
  • Best option for indoor play

 

Cons

  • Suitable availability of wired power outdoors
  • Outdoor cable routing becomes an issue
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