US 9,810,387 B2
Solar and fuel powered portable light tower
Jeremy Walter Knodel, Chandler, AZ (US)
Filed by Jeremy Walter Knodel, Chandler, AZ (US)
Filed on Mar. 3, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/60,567.
Application 15/060,567 is a continuation in part of application No. 13/429,245, filed on Mar. 23, 2012, abandoned.
Prior Publication US 2016/0186945 A1, Jun. 30, 2016
Int. Cl. B60Q 1/00 (2006.01); B60Q 1/26 (2006.01); F21L 13/00 (2006.01); F21S 9/04 (2006.01); B60P 3/18 (2006.01); F21L 14/04 (2006.01); F21S 9/03 (2006.01); F21V 21/26 (2006.01); F21V 21/22 (2006.01); F21W 131/10 (2006.01); F21Y 115/10 (2016.01)
CPC F21S 9/04 (2013.01) [B60P 3/18 (2013.01); F21L 14/04 (2013.01); F21S 9/03 (2013.01); F21V 21/22 (2013.01); F21V 21/26 (2013.01); F21W 2131/10 (2013.01); F21W 2131/1005 (2013.01); F21Y 2115/10 (2016.08); Y02B 20/72 (2013.01)] 12 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A solar and fuel powered portable light tower comprises,
a portable base;
a light panel arm;
a primary power source;
a secondary power source;
a control box;
the light panel arm being hingedly connected to a top panel of the portable base;
the primary power source being positioned on the top panel and within a first enclosure of the portable base;
the secondary power source being positioned with a second enclosure of the portable base;
the primary power source and the secondary power source being electrically connected with a plurality of light panels of the light panel arm through the control box;
the control box being positioned within the first enclosure;
the control box comprises a first light switch, a second light switch, a battery monitoring unit, and a transfer switch;
the plurality of light panels includes a first set of lights, a second set of lights, and a light emitting diode (LED) driver;
a primary power switch of the primary power source being electrically connected with the first light switch and the second light switch through the transfer switch;
a secondary power switch of the secondary power source being electrically connected with the first light switch and the second light switch through the transfer switch;
the first set of lights being electrically connected with the first light switch through the LED driver;
the second set of lights being electrically connected with the second light switch through the LED driver; and
the battery monitoring unit being electrically connected with a charge controller of the primary power source.