I have a Raspberry Pi Zero W that I would like to deploy onto a tower that is supplied with 12VDC power from a photovoltaic solar panel.
I'm currently looking at powering the Pi Zero W directly from a Diatone Mini V2.0 BEC that outputs 5VDC at 2A. It's a BEC designed for use on an FPV quadcopter but I have several of them as they are pretty cheap.
The input voltage for the Diatone Mini V2.0 BEC is 6VDC to 23VDC and it will output 5VDC with a continuous current of 2A.
Would that be appropriate to power the Raspberry Pi Zero W directly from a 12 volt car battery?
I am hoping to use the Pi Zero W for serial communications and for interfacing with a current sensor like the Sparkfun ACS723 to measure the amount of current being used by a datalogger and how much current is being generated by the solar panel.