What To Look For When Buying A Portable Power Station?

16 Mar.,2022

There are a few things you need to consider when looking for portable power stations. As you shop around, you need to pay close attention to these elements because you want to make sure that you choose the right one for your needs.

 

There are a few things you need to consider when looking for ybrid off  grid systems. As you shop around, you need to pay close attention to these elements because you want to make sure that you choose the right one for your needs.

 

Price Range. The first thing you need to know is how much you are willing to spend on a portable power station. There are cheaper low capacity portable power stations that will cost you around $150, and there are powerful fully optioned around $2000.

Specifications. Portable power stations have Watt-hour, Watt, and milliamp-hour ratings.  Confused? In the next section, I will make things clear so you can choose the best.

Features. Portable power stations include many features that you may or may not want. For example, if you want a USB port included in your unit, you will need to make sure it comes with that feature.

Size & Weight. Portable power stations come in various sizes, though all are going to be small compared to a full-size generator.  Some portable power stations are not that portable.”  For example, if you are backpacking, you will want the lightest option available.

Portable Power Station

Portable Power Station

This is why it is important to know why you need a portable power station. Make notes of what you need and how you want to use the unit. When you have this information, it will be easier to decipher which power station you want to invest in.

 

What the Power Ratings Mean

Sometimes, it can be difficult to understand what the power ratings you see on a portable power station mean. However, once you know the basics, you will make an informed decision when choosing your next power station.

 

You need to be familiar with a couple of terms when you are looking at high quality portable power stations.

 

Watt-hours. This will be represented by the letters: Wh.This tells you the capacity of the battery.  A higher number means a larger battery that stores more energy for later use.

Milliamp hour.   This will be represented by the letters: mAh.”  Like Watt-hours, this also tells you the capacity of the battery.  A higher number means a larger battery.  However, watt-hours are a more accurate measure than mAh.

Watts. This is the power rating of the portable power station.  In other words, it is the maximum output -or energy- the battery can deliver at one time.  A higher number means the battery can run more devices at once.

If you want a portable power station to last longer, you will want to find a unit that has a high Wh capacity.  

If you want to plug more devices simultaneously, you need to find a unit with a higher watt rating.   

Portable Power Station

Portable Power Station

What Extra Features Are Available for Power Stations?

You need to know what features you would like included in your portable power stations. However, you may not know what features are available to choose from.

 

If you know how you want to use your portable power station, you will figure out which features make the most sense. Here are some of the features you will choose from when you are searching for your portable power station.

 

Wall outlets. Most portable power stations come with wall outlets that you can use to plug in many devices you have, such as the charging cable for your smartphone.

USB ports. You may need USB ports in your portable power station. Many come with multiple USB ports, and they may come with different kinds of USB ports. For example, USB 2 and USB 3 ports. Regardless, if this is something you need, make a note of it while searching for your power station.

Cigarette lighter outlet. Not all portable power chargers will have this feature, but some do, and if this is important to you, you should make sure the unit you get has one.

 

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