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Portable power supply: A beneficial investment

M G K K

Posted on December 03 2018

Before we go into the conventional talk of what a portable power supply a.k.a portable power station is, I want to give you an idea of how important it is in your life. If you look around yourself right now, I am sure you will find at least five to seven electronic gadgets. With the advancing technology, human beings are seeking for smart electronic gadgets that would assist them in their daily routine tasks; though it be for cleaning, cooking, entertainment, exercise or any other daily activity, we now have an electronic product to assist us our daily work. So, wonder what happens if there is an unexpected blackout? Or let's just assume the good, and imagine if you have to go on a long camping trip with your family, how are you going to survive without your phone, TV, speakers, light bulbs, coffee maker, refrigerator and many other such devices that use electricity to run? Well, remember, as mentioned before the "advancing technology" has the answer for you - a portable power supply station.



SUAOKI S270 portable power station. via Instagram

 

Ever wondered life without electricity?

It is true that now we live in a world that runs on electrical power, without electricity you cannot even imagine life, it would just simply be a mess. We all have devices that we can't live without, probably your laptop for a business that you have to keep running even if you are on a camping trip, or your medical device that keeps your health in check, or a portable gaming console to keep your kids busy. Therefore, these days it is one of the best investment to get yourself a portable power supply device. It will be a useful device especially if you go to remote areas for camping trips or when you face unexpected power outages!

 

What is a portable power supply

For beginners, a portable power supply or a portable power station are rechargeable batteries and (in most cases) a built-in inverter that converts the direct current (DC) from the batteries to alternating current (AC). The batteries are first recharged with from an AC socket or directly from a solar panel, and then used as a power bank to get energy back form it when needed. The best part of all this is that it provides you with AC which runs most of your conventional electrical devices.

 


A person charging his laptop from a portable power station. via Instagram

 

Gas Generators vs. Portable power supply

Before these portable power stations, people used to have gas generators, they were extremely heavy and super noisy. At times so noisy that your neighbors would complain about the noise. Since they used gas to run, they would produce dangerous harmful chemical pollutants too. All in all, it was not a great choice to go for, and worst if you ever, by mistake, took a gas power generator with you on a camping trip thinking of getting some electrical power on your trip. Then not only you but all your neighborly camped people would have faced the worst noise pollution of their life. This is not camping friendly, never!

 


A gas generator. via grudge

 

On the other hand, a portable power supply is super quiet; it is just like any other power bank that will output energy from its battery packs. These batteries mostly made lithium-ion, are lightweight and easily portable. The fact that a portable power station can be charged directly from a solar panel makes them a greener source of energy. You can take it camping too, and have power for hours and hours without making any noise at all.

 

What to consider when buying a portable power supply?

Some of the factors that make a portable power station valuable are its wide range of usage and its portability. These power stations have multiple outlet ports that allow you to recharge or run your electronic appliances. When buying a portable power supply, always consider that it has both AC and DC output sockets and several of them; it is even better if it has separate USB ports, and to add a cherry to the cake - a QC 3.0 fast charging type-c port, that will charge your phone or tablet within minutes. Make sure you look for a device that can be recharged by multiple methods - from AC/DC source or a solar panel directly. Always consider the weight of a portable power station as it is supposed to be easily portable. See if the device has additional auxiliary functions such as an LCD screen that tells about the remaining power and other details about the power station, and a flashlight that you can use in an emergency.

 


SUAOKI G500 recharging directly from a solar panel. via Instagram

 

SUAOKI Portable Power Supply

Picking the best, yet affordable power station is no easy task. However, we have made it easy for you. Consider the following portable power supply from SUAOKI, they are one of the best in the market out there. All of our SUAOKI portable power supply stations are equipped with advanced safety function called the Battery Management System (BMS) that prevents over-current, over-voltage and over-temperature, giving you and your devices complete protection. Following is a comparison chart for the different power stations we have at SUAOKI, go through the table and find yourself the best portable power supply according to your needs.

 

AC outlets
2
2 (pure sine wave)
2 (pure sine wave)
2 (pure sine wave)
DC outlets
4
2
2
1
USB ports
3
2
4
3
QC 3.0 fast charging ports
1
-
-
3
What can you charge?
Laptops. phones, cameras, drones etc.
Laptops, TV, mini refrigerators, drones, holiday lamps, smartphones (20+ times) etc.
Min- refrigerator, speaker, projector etc.
Mini-refrigerator, speaker, projector etc.
LCD Display
No
No
Yes
Yes
Weight (lbs)
2.9
5.5
12.5
22.05
Extras
Solar Generator, MC4 connector included
x1 cigarette lighter socket
x1 cigarette lighter socket for mini fridge/air compressor/ x1 jump starter port for 12V 4L gas car
Ultra high capacity - 137,700mAh
Recharging mode
AC, DC, Solar panel
AC socket, or solar panel
AC, DC, Solar panel
AC, DC, Solar panel

 

Now that you know about all the factors to consider when buying a portable power station and the benefits this device brings along, I am sure you are ready to invest in this device. Still confused, and have some more questions? No worries, leave a comment down below with your query, a comment down below with your query, and we will help you with it.

 


Portable power supply uses. via SUAOKI

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