Types of Solar Generators

WHAT ARE SOLAR GENERATORS

Solar Powered Generators are unique noiseless, odorless solar powered backup power kits for indoor in-home and outdoor use.

For indoors or in-home using purposes, a solar generator or solar generator kit is your best bet if you are looking for permanent short-term backup power for your electronics, power tools, CPAP machines, fridge, TV or even a small window AC.

HOW DOES A SOLAR GENERATOR WORK?

A solar generator is a compact electronic box which has three components integrated together. There is the charge controller, batteries and an inverter.Point to be noted, there is no solar component in the solar generator. The solar panels need to be purchased separately.

In reality, the solar generator is just a battery powered generator. As long as the battery inside the solar generator stays charged, it will be able to power a slew of devices as a backup generator.(we have written extensively for the best generators brands)

You can charge the battery in a generator using external solar panels, or using a wall outlet (regular 110 V) or even a charger. Of course, not all solar generators are created equal and some of them might only allow one or two modes of charging.

TYPES OF SOLAR GENERATORS

The first choice you have to make when looking into a solar generator is whether you want a portable or a home generator. As the name implies, a portable generator can be moved from one area to another, such as from your RV to your home or from your home to a campsite somewhere. Generally, a home generator is stationary and sits outside of your home, ready to kick in as soon as the power goes out.

From there, you have to look at the types charging options the generator is equipped with: Traditional or Hybrid.

There are your traditional solar generators, that require a solar paneling system to charge its battery. If there is no sunshine, you will not get a full charge and they are typically a little slow to charge.

Hybrid generators on the other hand, are ones with the feature that allows seamless transition or even collaboration between the two charging methods. That is to say, if you want to, when in a hurry, you can charge a portion of its battery at home, take it off, attach it with the solar panels on the roof of your car or jeep or RV and be on the way.

ADVANTAGES OF A SOLAR/HYBRID GENERATOR

Let’s see how solar/hybrid generators are better than your typical gas generators. A few major advantages that sets these generators quite a few notches above gas generators is that, there are always multiple types of solar panels that can comfortably power these generators.

And if your solar isn’t fast enough in charging the machine, a solar/hybrid generator offers you a wall outlet or car outlet as charging sources.

They are cheaper too if you look at it from a cost vs. benefits point of view. Solar/Hybrid generators offer you great value for the relatively low-price tag it comes with.Last but definitely not the least, these generators are completely eco-friendly and have zero pollution capabilities.

So, by using solar/hybrid generators rather than the ones run by gas you’re ensuring that you have a power source that is cost-effective, more reliable, convenient, and at the same time, completely eco-friendly.

Best Solar Generators in 2021

  
GOAL ZERO YETI 400 Pure-sine wave output
JACKERY EXPLORER Ultra-portable design
SUAOKI 400 Wh High power capacity
CHAFON 330WPrevents data loss due to power outage
RENOGY PHOENIX Pure sine-wave inverter
POWERADD CHARGERCENTER, COMPACT Amazing High Capacity - 50000mAh 
FlashFish 60000mAh Solar GeneratorIncludes solar panel
LNSLNM UPS-500AD 500W Onboard MPPT Charge controller
SCHUMACHER SBP1 STORM 700Wbackup power for outdoor
KALISAYA KP601equipped with an integrated solar panel
SUAOKI S270 increases recharging efficiency of the units
SOLAROAK PA1701 42000mAh high battery capacity.
AEIUSNY S360 155WhHIGH BATTERY CAPACITY
AMSU S360 150WhFeatures a UPS function

 1. GOAL ZERO YETI 400 

 

Quiet, portable power for base camps, cabins and unexpected outages. The Goal Zero Yeti 400 Portable Power Station allows you to live life off the grid, camp in luxury, or power through an outage without the noise and fumes of traditional back-up generators.

DESIGN AND BUILD

The Yeti 400 Portable Power Station is designed to be a one-stop portable power solution. Though it has a modern appearance, but the real focus was utility. The gray and black enclosure is highlighted with bright yellow lines, providing a bit of contrast and pointing out the important parts.

To compensate for its relatively heavy weight, nearing 30 Lbs., the large, curved metal handles provides a comfortable grip. A thick, ridged plastic reinforces the handle around the corners to prevent damage if it’s accidentally dropped or knocked against something.

The Yeti 400 uses a 12V, 33Ah / 396Wh sealed lead-acid battery (AGM), and similar to what is found in your car. The Yeti 400’s battery is replaceable.

The front panel of the Yeti 400 includes an LCD display

as an advanced feature designed to help you better understand and monitor your power consumption.

The Input side reflects the amount of power your Yeti 400 is receiving while the Output side indicates the amount of power flowing out of the Yeti 400 – in the form of Amps, Volts, Watts, Amp Hours and Watt Hours to power the devices you have plugged in.

You’ll find all of the Yeti 400’s connection ports here too. There’s an input port to charge the Yeti 400 using solar panels. It also includes a general-purpose AC adapter for charging, a 12-volt adapter compatible with wall outlets and car charger outlets.

As for output, a collection of 12-volt ports, a pair of USB ports, and two grounded AC ports for providing power for appliances and gear. The pure-sine wave inverter allows your Yeti 400 to safely power almost everything under 400 Watts in your house that you would normally plug into the wall.

FUNCTIONALITY

It takes the same amount of time to charge your device from the yeti 400 as it does from wall outlets. Actually, the USB ports run at 2.4A cutting your cellphone charging time almost in half. Even if you have the two AC ports running at full capacity, you can still use the USB charging ports, or the 12V socket at the same time.

You could charge your phone for 35 hours in total. Overall, the capacity is enough to last several days if you’re simply charging your laptop, phone, or other small electronic devices as most of these things only need to be plugged in for an hour or two before reaching full charge.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

The Anderson PowerPole ports on the side of the Yeti 400 can be used for chaining other Yeti 400’s for longer runtimes and/or powering heavier loads.

 

2. JACKERY EXPLORER  500Wh

 

The Jackery Explorer is the smallest and lightest 500Wh rechargeable lithium battery generator in the market. Excels in its ultra-portable design and provides quiet power for base camps, cabins, emergency backup and unexpected outages.

DESIGN AND BUILD

The Jackery Explorer is designed to be a one-stop portable power solution. Though it has a modern appearance, but the real focus was utility. The gray and black enclosure is highlighted with bright yellow lines, providing a bit of contrast and pointing out the important parts.Weighing significantly less than traditional power generators or other energy storage solutions, Jackery Power Pro packs much more power. The sleek design & top side handle make this device easily portable.

This Jackery unit brings you 500Wh….

which is equivalent to about 140,000mAh. But this is not actually what you get because power capacity is lost while charging due to the conversion of energy.

This is especially prevalent with regular power banks, and the power conversion fluctuates depending on what devices you’re charging. This applies to this unit too. However, apart from charging, you also can power a few appliances as well.

If powering and charging devices at the same time, the initial output power capacity will not get anywhere near as above.

You can check the battery level by reading…

the LCD Battery Display at the front of the Jackery Power Pro. It shows a battery icon in 5 bars with the top bar shown FULL when it’s fully charged, and a number in percentage which shows the power level remaining. The Input section reflects the amount of power your Jackery Power Pro is receiving while it’s charging. The Output section indicates the power amount of all devices been connected are pulling out from the Jackery Power Pro.

Use the AC adaptor included in the Jackery box or a solar charger to recharge it. The fastest way to recharge this unit is through the AC adapter and recharging is within 6 to 7 hours. When using the solar charger, recharge time takes longer – you could be waiting a day or two. Consequently, the generator can be recharged via 12V/120W car system or 110/300W AC outlets.With the 85W solar panel, the Jackery Power Pro can be fully re-charged in about 7 hours or less in full sun.

The unit includes an array of output ports:  a 110V AC outlet (for small appliances up to 300W), two 12V DC 6MM ports (at a 120W total), a DC cigarette lighter socket for larger electronics, such as laptops, lanterns or TVs and 2 fast-charging USB ports to charge electronic devices like smartphones, tablets or Bluetooth speakers.

FUNCTIONALITY

Jackery PowerPro offers a large battery for emergency, offers a reliable alternative power option for small medical devices, such as CPAP machines. With its huge capacity of 500 watt-hour (140000mAh), it is capable of recharging your smartphones 40+ times and for your laptops this is around 3-6times. It can also power a TV for 3+ Hrs. and small appliances like mini refrigerators or coffee machines for extended periods of time.

An onboard powerful LCD flashlight offers a light for camps, cabins and unexpected outages, especially for hurricane or snowstorm and some other natural disasters

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

The unit comes with a Battery Management System (BMS) to improve battery utilization, prevent over-voltage, over-current, over-temperature and undertake more advanced safety procedures to complete protection of you and your devices.

 

3. SUAOKI 400WH/120,000mAh

Suaoki’s portable solar generator is a lightweight, quiet with zero-emissions and a user-friendly solution for unexpected blackouts or power outages. With a maximum capacity of 444Wh, this mini powerhouse is capable of satisfying a diverse range of power demands.

DESIGN AND BUILD

The Suaoki 444Wh Portable Solar Generator comes in a highly portable design with physical dimensions of 5.5 x 9 x 9 inch and it weighs only 12.35 pounds. In addition to that it features a convenient handle on top of the unit that makes it very easy to carry around. Weighing significantly less, this generator packs much more power than traditional power generators or similar energy storage solutions.

The Generator is built using a very sturdy aluminum alloy shell body. It also uses a sturdy plastic component for the input and output ports that makes it ideal for safe usage.

It has a very easy-to-use design without any complicated functions so that anyone can use it in times of emergency. Simply plug in your devices to appropriate outlets and you’re done.

The Suaoki 444Wh is equipped with an LCD display to help visualize the power levels and output power consumption of the generator. It enables you to see the actual battery usage, charging and discharge rates & status. The LCD display panel is also equipped with three buttons with separate, individual light indicators for switching the power modes. The switches consist of a Master power button, a DC power button and the AC power button.

You can charge your Suaoki Generator in one of 3 possible ways:

  • using DC power from 12v/24v car
  • 120v AC power from your home outlets
  • from Suaoki solar panels.

However, you should know that, the solar panels are not included with this unit and has to be bought separately.

On the left side panel are the inputs ports using which you can charge the Suaoki 444Wh Portable Solar Generator. This includes the Solar charging port, AC adapter charging port and port for DC charging from vehicles.

The Suaoki 444Wh Portable Solar Generator has a highly versatile output and can accommodate most of your devices. It provides two 120v AC outlets with three prongs for your regular home appliances. Two DC ports for your lights and a cigarette lighter socket for your mini fridge. It also provides four USB ports to charge your electronic gadgets: iPhones, iPads, tablets and many more. This unit also provides a jumping starter port for 12v vehicles.

This Generator has a 300w, 600w continuous pure sine wave AC inverter that produces an output wave which is equivalent to your regular home outlet as per safety standards.

FUNCTIONALITY

Suaoki portable solar generator’s large battery offers a reliable backup power source for indoor and outdoor usage without noises and fumes – Highly suitable for outdoor use such as family or office trips, camping, CPAP, fishing, hunting, or just for emergency charging for your devices – capable of recharging your smartphones 30+ times and for your laptops this is around 2-5times and can also power a TV for 2+ Hrs. and small appliances like mini refrigerators or coffee machines for extended periods of time.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

This unit’s design comes with built-in circuit protection and it is also protected from malfunctions or accidents from over voltage, over current and over heat due to its Battery Management System (BMS) feature.

 

4. CHAFON CF-UPS018 UPS

 

The Chafon CF-UPS018 UPS is an all-in-one 346WH compact UPS battery backup power inverter. This portable power supply comes with high capacity ideal for camping, CPAP, emergency backup and for charging and powering devices like cameras, lamps, phones, laptops, TVs, mini fridges, scooter, quadrotor, PlayStation etc.

DESIGN AND BUILD

The Chafon CF-UPS018 UPS is compact and lightweight. The unit weighs only 7.4 pounds and has an ergonomic handle that allows you to carry it easily.

The device has a Built-in high capacity 12V / 31AH / 346WH Lithium-ion Battery and a pure sine wave AC inverter for powering standard household appliances and different types of gadgets and devices.

The unit can be charged from a 40W-100W solar panel, 12V cigarette charger cable for cars and household wall AC outlet etc.

As for output, the UPS is equipped with a Pure-sine wave AC inverter, 3 three-prong 110V receptacles (for devices up to 500Watt/0.67Hp), 4 DC 12V ports, 4 USB ports, a 1W Led flashlight and an emergency jump starter for car batteries.

The pure sine wave AC inverter produces an output wave which is equivalent to your regular home outlet as per safety standards. It also comes equipped with an eco-protector, fire proof ABS material diaphragm and smart energy saving technology that adds more value to the UPS as an ecofriendly and pollute-free power source.

FUNCTIONALITY

The Chafon UPS unit is portable and come equipped with a large battery that offers a reliable backup power source for indoor and outdoor usage without noises or fumes. It is highly suitable for outdoor use as much as indoor power backups. It is a highly reliable choice for protecting high end, valuable devices like PlayStations, PCs, laptops and is ideal for preventing data loss due to electrical accidents.

Its 346WH Lithium-ion Battery enables this device to easily function as an Off-grid power supply for camping CPAP or emergency backups.

 ADDITIONAL FEATURES

This unit’s design comes with built-in BMS unit that provides significant protection from short-circuits, overcharging, overloading and also saves a lot of energy by maximizing efficiency.

 

5. RENOGY PHOENIX 

 

The Phoenix is an all-in-one portable solar power system which is compact, lightweight and specifically designed for mobile, off-grid applications and is ideal for emergencies. It combines two highly efficient Renogy 10W Monocrystalline Solar Panels and can expand up to 120 watts with additional PVs

DESIGN AND BUILD

The Renogy Phoenix, is about the size of a briefcase with dimensions of 16.24 x 11.95 x 3.94 inches. The device weighs just under 13 pounds. Two strong latches hold the unit closed when not being used for solar charging, and a large handle for superior portability.

There is a single power switch on the top that turns it on. There are also separate buttons that control AC/ DC current flow to the outlets on the side. An LED display on the top relays information about the charge levels, as well as the solar charging efficiency optimal charging conditions.

The battery is replaceable and has a lifecycle of about 1500 charging cycles. It is situated under a plate on the bottom of the unit, and is comprised of lithium-ion NMC or nickel-manganese-cobalt cells – uses a pure sine wave inverter for converting power from AC o DC and vice-versa and  combines two highly efficient Renogy 10W Monocrystalline Solar Panels and can expand up to 120 watts with additional PVs that compose its solar charging capabilities.

Also, on the left side are additional ports for charging the Phoenix’s internal 14.8V/16Ah LI-ion battery bank, including an AC plug, a 12V input for charging from a car cigarette socket, and two ports for attaching additional solar panel inputs.

On the right side, behind a cover plate, are the output charging ports that includes 4 X 5V/2.4A USB ports, 2 X 12V/3A ports, a 12V/12.5A cigarette socket, and a standard 3-prong 110V AC outlet that can provide 150W max continuous output.

The Phoenix also features a 3W LED light which can be used at full power, dimmed or in flashing mode for emergencies.

FUNCTIONALITY

The Phoenix is ideal for powering several on-the-go appliances during a weekend trip, or even in an emergency situation. The unit can charge your typical cell phone devices up to 32 times when fully charged, 8 charges for tablets and 5 full charges for laptops or notebooks. Its pure wave inverter ensures safety for all types of devices.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

The Phoenix offers features that enables the device to charge far more efficiently using minimal space for solar charging using panels. Instead of going for massive PV cells, it has opted for a far more compact but at the same time, highly efficient Monocrystalline Solar Panels. Which can also be expanded by chaining additional panels for an even faster charging experience using solar energy.

 

6. POWERADD CHARGERCENTER

 

The Poweradd charger center Serves as a backup power for outdoor, camping, reading, emergency lightning, field work and is a viable alternative as an eco-friendly power source.

DESIGN AND BUILD

This portable solar generatoris possibly the smallest and lightest power generator on the market. Built-in dense Samsung/LG 18650 batteries ensure safety and the portable size. The unit can be charged from a 40W-100W solar panel, 12V cigarette charger cable for cars and household wall AC outlet etc.

The ChargerCenter is powered by a 50000mAh (3.7V 50000mAh/10.8V 16750mAh) built-in dense Samsung/LG 18650 A-class Li-ion batteries. A built in Texas Instruments Tech with Battery Management Systems (BMS) eliminates potential risks of damage.

The ChargerCenter features triple output modes: a 12V car socket  an 110V AC outlet (for devices up to 100W) and 3 fast-charging USB ports Quick Charge technology. It can be recharged by one of three alternative methods: ChargerCenter can be charged by DC Car Charger, Solar Panels or household AC Input.

ChargerCenter features DC / AC Voltage Step-down function.Included DC Output (12-19V) is designed for your laptops and notebooks.AC outputs are for small refrigerator, fans, lamps and so on.And moreover, this charging station has Voltage Step-down function, which means, it will continue charging, even when you are in 220V voltage regions.

It also comes equipped with aLED Flashlight used for SOS while in dangerous situations or simply for lighting in dark conditions.

FUNCTIONALITY

Compatible with almost all smart devices like smartphones & tablets, GPS, Nintendo Switch NS PSP PS4 Game Controller, Digital Camera, Bluetooth Speaker/Headphones, Mp3 Players etc., the ChargerCenter is a versatile device in its functionality. Equipped with 10 different adapter settings as output ports it is highly capable of charging multiple and varied types of gadgets and devices at the same time.

It also packs sufficient power to offer 16 charges to an iPhone 7, or 3 charges to an iPad Pro, or 8.5 charges to Galaxy S7 Edge this charger can also give off 3.5 charges to the latest MacBook.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Poweradd offers 2 free replacement fuses to ensures that usage is not interrupted if one blows out. Car charger and AC adapter are all included. Last but not the least, the onboard advanced Texas Instruments (TI) chips ensures complete protection from electric surges, over-current, over-voltage and over-heating.

9. KALISAYA KP601

The Kalisaya KP601 KaliPAK 558-Watt Hour Portable Solar Generator System makes your camping experience more comfortable enabling you to use electrical devices on the go.

Unlike any other product of its archetype, the Kalisaya solar generator is light-weight, portable and comes equipped with an integrated solar panel. The solar panel is flexible, compact and can easily be turned to any direction for maximum charging efficiency.

DESIGN AND BUILD

The generator comes in easy to carry a briefcase and can be charged easily. The 40W solar panel is flexible and can be turned in any direction for easy charging.

It is powered by a single Lithium-Ion battery which comes with built in features like: Low Battery Cutoff/Overload Protection and it has a max capacity of 558Wh / 14.5V, 38Ah

You can charge the battery using DC power from a 12V/24V car, AC power from home 100-240V power outlet. and most importantly, from solar power attached with the system itself. For optimal solar charging, you must angle the panels at the appropriate latitude. Instructions are provided for optimal solar charging in the user manual.

As for output, it has 4X USB ultra-fast charge ports which can accommodate all kinds of accessories and gadgets and 2X 12V DC ports for attaching light bulbs.

This product also comes with Kalisaya Mini Power kit—an AC/DC Wall Charger, Car-Lighter Adapter and 40W Solar Panel.

FUNCTIONALITY

With the aid of its dependable solar panel and lithium-ion battery, the 601 can charge an average iPhone 93 times, power 10 nights of full LED lighting, and can charge your smartphones and laptops daily.

This unit is compatible with Kalisaya Daisy Chain Connector which allows you to connect multiple solar panels to the KaliPAK. It is an ideal tool for partly sunny or dimly lit conditions to capture maximum solar energy.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

A built-in Bluetooth transmitter and the KaliAPP help you keep an eye on the energy consumption.

 

 10. SUAOKI S270  150Wh

Designed and engineered by battery experts, S270 is a stylish and compact solar powered power bank with AC/DC/USB outlets and is a viable alternative to gas generators. With this tiny yet powerful device, you can charge or power a wide range of appliances, devices and electronics.

DESIGN AND BUILD

This unit is powered using Lithium batteries with maximum capacity of 150Wh or 13500mAh. The unit is built within a housing structure made of solid plastic materials. At 2.9lbs. the power bank is a bit cumbersome. To overcome this shortcoming, there is a retractable, strong handle at the top of its body. Also, there is a light bar at the top that shows its charging or charged states. However, it does not show its discharge rates.

The S270 can be recharged by SUAOKI 60W, 100W solar panels via DC 3.5X2.1 to MC4 connector, using wall outlet and also by plugging it into your car 12V socket.

As for output, the S270 power bank comes fitted with 4 USB ports, including one fast-charging QC3.0 technology, 2 110V ACoutlets for small home appliances and 4 DC ports and 1 car port for devices like in-car devices and more.

On the right side, behind a cover plate, are the output charging ports that includes 4 X 5V/2.4AUSB ports, 2 X 12V/3A ports, a 12V/12.5A cigarette socket, and a standard 3-prong 110V AC outlet that can provide 150W max continuous output.

The unit’s built-in battery management system (BMS) enables voltage control, temperature control and advanced safety operations, ensuring safety for your devices and it also features a torch for emergency lighting.

FUNCTIONALITY

The S270 is a multi-functional charging/power unit that allows multiple products to be charging at one time. While giving off power it can support a laptop, fan, CPAP, phone, tablet, air pump, small appliances and much more.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

With the help of its built-in MPPT solar charge controller, it adapts to optimal voltage levels to recharge itself with sunlight very efficiently.

 

11. SOLAROAK PA1701 155Wh/42,000mAh

 

The SolarOak Portable Solar Generator is a 155Wh/42,000mAh, Lithium ion Battery, Solar Energy Storage. It is a completely silent and emission-free electric generator. it is a solar hybrid generator with a pure dual modified sine wave output to efficiently power up your lights, cellphones, tablets, appliances or electronic devices without overloading them.

DESIGN AND BUILD

This generator from SolarOak features a 42000mAh high quality Li-ion battery, with long lifespan, high temperature resistance and a portable slim size. Its structural dimensions are6.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches and it weighs approximately 4.85 pounds.

This portable power storage is a hybrid solar generator and thus, along with solar energy, it can also be charged using 110V home outlets using the included 15V/2A power adapter or from 12V car cigarette socket. Either way it takes around 7-8 hours to reach full charge. It uses 100W solar panels for charging up using solar energy.

The generator is capable of charging multiple devices at once using its multiple output ports. It features 2 X 110V AC outlets emitting modified sine wave and possessinga peak power threshold of 150W for laptops, hair dryer, tv etc., 3 X 12V DC ports including cigarette lighter cables for car powered devices like car vacuum, car refrigerator, car air fan, car charger etc. and 3 X 5V/2.1A USB ports for phones, iPad, GPS, cameraetc.

FUNCTIONALITY

With 42,000mAh high battery capacity, this hybrid generator is powerful enough to charge or power a wide variety of electronic devices and appliances like cellphones, lamps, laptops, tablets, TVs, mini-refrigerator etc. Compared to its size, it is highly efficient as it packs a huge amount of power. So, it is a very suitable alternative for emergency power backup for home/ travel/ camping/ CPAP machine and all electronic devices.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

For safety, the SolarOak generator uses the onboard Battery Management System (BMS) to improve battery utilization, prevent over-current, over-voltage and over-temperature.

 

12. AEIUSNY S360 155Wh/42,000mAh

The Aeiusny Portable Solar Generator is a 155Wh/42,000mAh, Lithium ion Battery, Solar Energy Storage. 

DESIGN AND BUILD

At the front of the device, there is an LED black-light display for checking battery capacity and output mode. This display also has two buttons on opposite sides, one for switching between display information modes and the other for turning AC output on/off.

Either way it takes around 7-8 hours to reach full charge. It uses 50W solar panels for charging up using solar energy.

The generator is capable of charging multiple devices at once using its multiple output ports. It features 2 X 110V AC outlets emitting modified sine wave and possessing a peak power threshold of 150W for laptops, hair dryer, tv etc., 3 X 12V/15A DC ports including cigarette lighter cables for car powered devices like car vacuum, car refrigerator, car air fan, car charger etc. and 3 X 5V/2.1A USB ports for phones, iPad, GPS, camera etc.

FUNCTIONALITY

This generator is highly portable and yet powerful enough to charge or power a wide variety of electronic devices and appliances like cellphones, lamps, laptops, tablets, TVs, mini-refrigerator etc. Compared to its size, it is highly efficient as it packs a huge amount of power.

So, with 42,000mAh high battery capacity, it is a highly suitable alternative for emergency power backup for home/ travel/ camping/ CPAP machine and all electronic devices.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

For safety, the Aeiusny generator uses the onboard Battery Management System (BMS) to improve battery utilization. Short-circuit protection, Over-current protection, Power surge protection, Low-voltage protection and Over-temperature protection.

13. AMSU S360 150Wh/40,800mAh 

The AMSU Portable Solar Generator is a 150Wh/40,800mAh, Lithium ion Battery, Solar Energy Storage.

DESIGN AND BUILD

 

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At the front of the device, there is an LED black-light display for checking battery capacity and output mode. This display also has three buttons on the sides, one for switching between display information modes, one for switching display backlight on/off and another one for turning AC output on/off.

Either way it takes around 7-8 hours to reach full charge. It uses 100W solar panels for charging up using solar energy.

The generator is capable of charging multiple devices at once using its multiple output ports. It features 2 X 110V AC outlets emitting modified sine wave and possessing a peak power threshold of 150W for laptops, hair dryer, tv etc., 3 X 9-12.6V/15A DC ports including cigarette lighter cables for car powered devices like car vacuum, car refrigerator, car air fan, car charger etc. and 2 X 5V/3A USB ports for phones, iPad, GPS, camera etc.

This power bank also doubles as a UPS. Thus, it doesn’t reset itself when grid power goes out and backup turns on. This zero-transition period is useful for preventing damage from surges or outages.

FUNCTIONALITY

This generator is highly portable and yet powerful enough to charge or power a wide variety of electronic devices and appliances like cellphones, lamps, laptops, tablets, TVs, mini-refrigerator etc. Compared to its size, it is highly efficient as it packs a huge amount of power. So, with 40,800 mAh high battery capacity, it is a highly suitable alternative for emergency power backup for home/ travel/ camping/ CPAP machine and all electronic devices.

The UPS function also ensures safety from data loss from sudden power outages or malfunctions. This also provides protection from electrical damage from power surges.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

For safety, the AMSU generator uses the onboard Battery Management System (BMS) to improve battery utilization. Short-circuit protection, Over-current protection, Power surge protection, Low-voltage protection and Over-temperature protection.