Though it’s true that portable power stations are mainly comprised of a large battery, the add-ons are what warrant the term “station.” Each feature multiple port options – like AC or wall outlets, USB plugins, and 12V ports, allowing versatility in what other devices they can charge. They store energy safely and deliver power efficiently, which often means fast charge times. Technology like digital screens show input and output, and our app allows for remote energy management and tracking.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOLAR GENERATORS AND PORTABLE POWER STATIONS?
Surprise – not much is different between the two outside of the name. Contrary to what the term “generator” indicates, solar generators do not create energy. Both solar generators and portable power stations simply store energy for you to use whenever needed and can connect to solar panels to recharge.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PORTABLE POWER STATIONS AND POWER BANKS?
The capacity of portable power stations and diversity of outlets set them apart from power banks that traditionally have smaller capacities. Devices that would typically charge from a wall or car outlet can be charged using portable power stations thanks to the enhanced capacity.
WHY SHOULD I BUY A PORTABLE POWER STATION INSTEAD OF A GAS GENERATOR?
Gas generators, though admittedly powerful, come with some serious drawbacks. For one, you cannot use them indoors, making them useless during winter months. Each year, over 50,000 people visit the emergency room for accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. Using gas generators indoors runs the risk of creating toxic fumes and potentially deadly accidents. They also create a ton of noise that’s only amplified in smaller spaces. There’s the added pain of regulating fuel levels or needing to winterize the generator in the colder months for it to function properly outdoors. Plus – gas generators can be just plain finnicky, difficult to start, and overall challenging to upkeep.
The intuitiveness of simply pressing a button for silent, gas-free power makes portable power stations far easier to use. In recent years, we’ve been able to develop power stations large enough to sustain high-energy equipment like power tools, air compressors, and large appliances. Because they can run indoors safely, they are ideal as a home backup solution, while also remaining portable for use outdoors. Rather than dealing with messy fuel, portable power stations also offer access to an unlimited, free power supply simply by hooking up to solar panels.