WIN! A TV setup powered by the sun worth R4 000!

South Africa is a beautiful land of plentiful sun, and not so plentiful electricity. You’d think that by now, someone would have come up with a way to use the power of the sun to keep vital electronics going when conventional electricity isn’t available… and you’d be right!

Local firm Poynting has developed the SunPoynt TV, a handy solar-powered kit that uses the power of the sun to help run a 19-inch TV setup for up to six hours at a time. It’s perfect for times of load shedding, or for use in areas where traditional power is either unreliable, or doesn’t reach at all.

And it doesn’t just provide access to local TV broadcasts – Poynting has designed in a 500maH cell phone charging port to charge cell phones, and ensured the system supports two high-intensity 3W LED lights as well. It charges during the day and discharges at night as you watch; a clever solar charge regulator makes sure your battery never over-charges or runs flat.

So with this kit, power gathered from the sun during the day can keep you watching TV while you remain connected to the rest of the world, and even keeps you in the light when Eskom can’t.

The only things it doesn’t come with is a car battery and a decoder – those you’ll need to supply yourself. Poynting says that on just a 20Ah car battery, you’ll get six hours of power from the system; that’s more than enough for an entire evening’s watching!

We just so happen to have one of these awesome setups to give away to a lucky reader.

How to enter

To enter, all you have to do is tweet us your name and the hashtag #sunpoyntTV, and we’ll draw a winner at random in the coming weeks, and announce their details on shortly after the competition closes on the 31st of May, 2016.

The format of your entry should look something like this, with the @htxtafrica a bit further into your tweet:

Name #sunpoyntTV @htxtafrica

Good luck to one and all!

Terms and conditions

1) This competition is only open to persons who are resident in South Africa. We cannot ship the prize overseas. 2) No cash equivalents are available, and the prize is not transferable. 3) Employees, agents and their families of Hypertext Media, Poynting and partners are not eligible to enter. 4) Multiple entries per household will be allowed. 5) The judges’ decision is final. 6) The closing date for the competition is the 31st May 2015 at 11:59pm, and the winner will be notified by email and/or Twitter within two weeks. 7) If we are unable to contact the winner within seven days of decision, a new winner will be declared. 8) By entering, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. 9) Hypertext Media, Poynting and the respective directors, members, partners, employees, agents, consultants, suppliers, contractors and sponsors assume no liability whatsoever for any direct or indirect loss or damage arising from an entrant’s participation in this competition or for any loss or damage, howsoever arising, from entry or use of the prize. 10) We will not share the data entered in the competition fields with third-parties.



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