Are you planning to buy a new Pulsar solar watch? Then, there might be several questions running through your mind about the Pulsar watch that you are looking for an answer for.
The most common question that people usually have about Pulsar solar watches is whether they have a battery. The concept of solar watches is kind of still new to most people.
Therefore, it is evident that the working process of the solar watch is not clear to everyone.
That is why to help you get enlightened a bit more about Pulsar solar watches, in this article, we will reveal whether Pulsar solar watches have batteries and what is required to maintain them.
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Are Pulsar watches solar powered?
Yes, Pulsar watches are solar-powered. They do not only get power from the sunlight like other solar technologies. They can receive power from indoor electric lighting systems as well.
This is one of the main reasons why Pulsar watches hardly run out of power. Moreover, the power reserve system of the Pulsar watches is very powerful and efficient as well.
The power reserved in the Pulsar watch can last up to 6 months unless it gets in contact with continuous, direct light.
Hence, if the Pulsar watches are kept under continuous light, they will never run out of power.
The Pulsar solar watches run and operate in the same way as the other household solar-powered appliances such as solar panels do.
There is a panel on the top of the Pulsar watch that collects energy from the sun. And there is a battery to store the power so that the watch can work even in the absence of light.
Therefore, the entire solar mechanism of producing power in the Pulsar solar watches is similar to other solar technologies, except for one difference: it can also gain power from artificial light and sunlight, which other solar appliances cannot.
That is why like most other solar-powered technologies, Pulsar solar watches are also very environment-friendly. The use of Pulsar solar watches contributes to the reduction of carbon footprint.
Even though their contribution to saving the environment is very small, but it is mentionable as the present world focuses more on sustainability and environmental preservation in every aspect.
Does a Pulsar solar watch have a battery?
Yes, Pulsar solar watches have batteries. But the batteries are irreplaceable. That is, you do not need to or have the option to replace the batteries of a Pulsar solar watch.
The batteries of the Pulsar solar watch never run out of energy or power if it gets sufficient light. But if it is kept somewhere away from the reach of both sunlight or artificial light, it can last for up to 4 to 5 months.
But this will not turn the watch into non-functional junk. If you take the Pulsar solar watch in light for some time, it will again gain power and start functioning.
Hence, there is no hassle of changing batteries in Pulsar solar watches. However, sometimes the Pulsar solar watches might get worn out.
And that is when it will not work even after taking it near to the light.
This happens due to the deposition of too much dust and dirt particles inside the watch system or even excessive sweating because of keeping it away for a long time.
Moreover, the Pulsar solar watch might also stop functioning if any of the interior parts of the watch gets broken or damaged due to falling down and hitting the ground hard.
When your Pulsar solar watch gets worn out or damaged, you will still not have the option to change its rechargeable battery.
Rather, you have to take it to a watch technician to repair the issues or clean its internal tools.
Pulsar solar watch battery replacement?
If you feel your pulsar solar watch battery is out of work and needs replacemnt, then the process is pretty easy.
If you are a tach savvy person like me, then all you needs to do is carefully remove the back cover and then remove the battery from the watch.
You can take to electronic shop and ask for a new one. Most of the time, the price for solar watch battery will be around few dollars only.
However, if you think it is a unnecessary risk, just take your watch to nearest watch repair center. It does not need to be pulsar solar watch center. Any watch repair center can do this task for your.
By the way, at one time, I had to change the batter of a pulsar solar watch which was purchased in year 2000. It was from my father. It works almost 23 years without any problem or need of change the battery.
How do you charge a Pulsar solar watch?
The batteries of the Pulsar solar watches are rechargeable. But the best thing about Pulsar solar watches is that you do not have to recharge the battery by yourself.
It gets automatically recharged when it comes in contact with sunlight or artificial light.
The only thing you need to make sure of here is that your Pulsar solar watch is getting sufficient light.
Even if you do not keep it in light for too long, don’t keep it away from light for more than 2 to 3 months, as this will cause the watch to take some time to get recharged again for use after it is taken out in the light.
Rather than that, there is no other system, charger, or cord required for the purpose of charging the Pulsar solar watches.
It usually takes about 3 hours for a Pulsar watch to be fully charged from the light. But once the Pulsar watch is fully charged, the power will live for about 6 to 12 months within it.
This means, if you keep your Pulsar solar watch in contact with light for about 3 hours straight, the Pulsar watch will not run out of power within the next 6 months even if it is kept in complete darkness.
How long does a Pulsar solar watch last?
A Pulsar solar watch is very reputed for its durability and longer life spans of watches. It can last up to 10 to 20 years at a stretch without any requirement for repairing if it is maintained well with no severe damage.
The life span of a particular Pulsar solar watch highly depends on its frequency of recharging, maintenance, continuity of use, and depreciation over time.
However, if your Pulsar watch stopped working, the most frequent possibility is that it is not charged properly.
Hence, all you need to do in this regard is to give it enough exposure to light, be it sunlight or artificial light.
If your Pulsar solar watch still does not seem to work even after providing it proper exposure to light for more than an hour, there is a possibility it worn out or got damaged due to some reason.
In that case, you need to show it to a solar watch technician. However, with regular wear and maintenance, your Pulsar solar watch should last for at least a decade or more.
If you are planning to buy a Pulsar solar watch, don’t think much after reading this.
Because by now, you should be convinced enough that these watches are great options to go for at a very affordable price.
The service provided by Pulsar solar watches is incomparable.
Moreover, they are also good for the environment. Since there is hardly any deficiency of sufficient light in every house in the present world, you will never have to face the fear of losing the element that charges your watch.
Therefore, what are you waiting for? Go get your Pulsar solar watch today.
I really hope I was able to get the answers to all the questions you had in your mind about Pulsar solar watches and their mechanism of work.
I am happy to be able to help. Thanks a lot for reading till the end!
Eng. Matthew Joseph Nandirio is the Founder of walkingsolar.
After graduating from the University of Houston in 2002, matt started working as a Solar Electrical Engineer for several multi-national solar energy companies.
He has a wide range of experiences including solar system requirement analysis, planning, maintaining, debugging and even solar device development through research.
He now shares his 20 years of expertise through his articles on the walkingsolar website.
Further, he is also the author of two books on Solar Technology, “Solar Power for Villages” and “DIY Solar System for Dummies”.