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How Your Solar Powered Post Cap Works

The solar panel converts sunlight energy into electricity during the day. The Photocell automatically turns the light on at night with the electricity stored in the batteries. It requires no wiring, because it runs off the sunlight energy to recharge the batteries so there is no cost to run the solar cap. - The number of hours the light stays on depends on your geographical location, weather conditions and seasonal sunlight availability. - Easy "Do-it-yourself installation".

Each Classy Cap Includes:

  • 1 - solar post cap light
  • 2 - mounting screws (mod. SL082 not required)
  • 2 - AA NiCad rechargeable batteries (1- battery included with mod. SL082)
  • 1 - adapter / included with mod. SL079, mod. SL085 and mod. SL082 only

 

Post Cap Installation

  • 1) Twist the solar lid counter clockwise to remove from cap base as shown (fig.1).
  • 2) Turn the on/off switch to on and twist the lid back into place.
  • 3) Remove the adapter if necessary to fit post as shown (fig.1).
  • 4) Secure solar fixture to post using two mounting screws provided (pre-drill pilot holes into post to easily fasten screws). An outdoor silicone may be applied to the bottom inside edge of cap before installation for added security. Note: mod. SL082 aluminum post cap does not require mounting screws. Press firmly down on the four corners of the fixture to secure cap to post.
  • 5) Remove the thin clear plastic film from solar panel.
  • 6) Allow at least 8 hours of sunlight to fully charge the batteries. Please note: Our Copper solar post caps are hand finished to give a natural weathered appearance, every post cap has it's own unique characteristics. Color variance is normal.

 

To Replace The Batteries (battery replacement is about 1-2 years)

  • 1) Twist the solar lid counter clockwise to remove from cap base as shown (fig.1).
  • 2) Replace the batteries with new AA size 1.2 V NiCad rechargeable batteries.
    Be sure to insert batteries in the proper direction.
  • 3) Twist the lid back into place.
  • 4) Allow the fixture to receive a full 8 hours of sunlight to allow the rechargeable batteries to reach maximum capacity.

 

Troubleshooting

If the light does not turn on at dusk after 8 hours of charging:

Check the batteries to make sure they are making secure contact with the terminal. Be sure the solar fixture is in a relatively sunny location. Make sure the light’s photocell is not affected by other light.

Caution

  • - Failure to insert batteries in the correct polarity, as indicated in the battery compartment, may shorten the life of the batteries or cause them to explode or leak.
  • - Do not mix old and new batteries. - Do not mix Alkaline, Standard (carbon- zinc) or Rechargeable (nickel cadmium) or (nickel metal hydride) batteries. - Do not dispose of batteries in fire.

 

Maintenance

Periodically clean light fixture with soft cloth and warm soapy water.