MTN partnered with Lumos to bring you 24 hours of an alternative power supply and it’s officially called MTN solar Mobile electricity, if you are planning to buy it then you might wish to know few things about the solar mobile electricity before going for it.
The MTN solar mobile electricity can be used in your shops, offices or at home as an alternative when there are power outages in your place
I have been using the MTN mobile electricity for more than 8 months now but I will like to share my experience with you as you as you are planning to buy one.
Why is it called Mobile electricity?
Well, you might be asking yourself this question but the reason is that the solar system is being controlled by MTN network just like mobile phones.
All the payments and subscriptions will be made through your MTN sim card though it doesn’t require MTN network to work you need the network to be able to pay for the monthly or yearly subscriptions.
What appliances can the MTN solar Mobile electricity handle?
As a user people often contact me asking me about the capabilities of the MTN solar system, what it can type of electrical appliances can it handle but to be sincere MTN mobile solar electricity is not meant for everyone because the type of appliances it can handle is very limited.
Below are what you can use with MTN solar mobile electricity
If you want to know more about the capabilities of the MTN Lumos solar energy and what it can handle then see my list below because I personally use it and I know how it works.
I bought MTN solar for my Laptop and so far its perfect for me because I don’t have any problem using it with my computer but remember it might not be able to handle 2 or more laptops.
Energy saver Bulbs
According to MTN this system can handle up to 6 bulbs but for me, it can only be possible when you use 5 watts bulbs which it came with but any other bulbs might no work when you use more than 3 bulbs based on my findings.
Low energy consumption LED/LCD TV’s
Yes this solar system can power you Television if only it consumes lesser power and an example of such TV’s are those that come with external power adapters
DVD, Satellite Receivers
MTN solar energy can easily power DVD’s, and satellite receivers because I have tested it and it worked perfectly without any error.
Standing and Ceiling fans
MTN solar system can easily power many standing fans but I equally tested with my ceiling fan and it worked great but might not be able to work with any ceiling fan that consumes more energy.
Portable CD Players and Radio
If you have a small CD and radio in your house then be rest assured that MTN mobile solar electricity can comfortably power it with an error.
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Apart from those electronics that I mentioned above, you can use it to charge your smartphone, touch lights etc.
The product I listed above is the list of electrical appliances that MTN mobile electricity can power but mind you that the system doesn’t have the capability to power all of them together, I mean if you are using your laptop you might not be able to use your TV or if you are using your standing fan you might not be able to use your Laptop.
What you should not connect to MTN solar system
Since I told you few electrical appliances that can be powered by MTN mobile electricity, I will as well list some appliances you should not plug on the MTN solar system.
Refrigerators, old modern TV’s that has a big backside, desktop computers, washing machine, microwaves, deep freezers electric cookers Water heater, Ceiling Fans, blenders air conditionals and other electrical appliances that require lots of power to work.
The cost of mtn mobile electricity
Those who are interested to buy this system always ask about the cost of mtn mobile electricity but to give you an accurate answer we need to do some calculations.
The payments include a one-time Set-up fee when you join the service at the MTN store, and additional monthly subscription fee – paid via your mobile phone
- Setup fee = N26,000
- Activation Plan = 30 days N4500
- Installation Fee = N2000
- Total = N32,500
Before going for the MTN mobile solar electricity you must be sure to have more than N35,500 at least in your pocket.
Documents and registration requirements
There are some requirement before you can be able to enjoy MTN Lumos mobile electricity, when joining the service, visit any MTN store with an active MTN SIM Card registered in your name, a Valid ID card and the Names/details of 2 willing guarantors
What you get when you buy MTN solar mobile electricity
- Large 80W solar panel unit and cables
- Solar indoor unit
- USB mobile phone charger
- 2 powerful led bulbs
- DC to AC converter
Important rules according to MTN
- A minimum of 20 days of electricity must be paid every month, whether you use the system or not.
- You must have MTN Network line or willing to buy one to be able to use MTN mobile solar system.
You can read more from MTN official website
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