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Testing EBL’s big and small power stations for lots (or a little) off-grid power on a budget

Portable power stations perform the same role as an old-fashioned gas-powered generator but in a cleaner and safer way. They have an on-board battery matched with an inverter to provide silent, clean, and exhaust-free electricity anywhere you can carry them. With so many options available these days, the trickiest part can be just choosing the right size. Having recently tested two of EBL’s power stations side by side (the EBL Voyager 1000 and EBL Voyager 330), I had the chance to see how and where I might fit different-sized power stations into my life.

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Pecron E3000 review: A portable power station so massive it comes with a hand cart

When I’m planning on an afternoon at the park and want to bring some extra power with me, I opt for a smaller portable power station. But when I want to know that I’ve got a huge amount of capacity for powering large devices or holing up after a storm, I want one of the big boys. And the Pecron E3000 portable power station is one of the biggest of the boys.

In fact, it’s got so much capacity stuffed into its body that it even comes with a hand truck to roll it around.

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VTOMAN Jump 1500 expandable power station review: More battery for less money

vtoman jump 1500 power station

When it comes to portable power stations, I’m inclined to say that the ability to store and carry with you a significant amount of energy is priceless. But of course these days you can put a price tag on nearly anything. With portable power stations, that’s usually about $1/watt and $1/watt-hour, at least with the big names in the industry. But with the introduction of several new competitors to this growing industry, units like the VTOMAN Jump 1500 and its expandable auxiliary battery are helping lower prices on these convenient new forms of energy storage.

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Bluetti AC200MAX 2,200W Power Station hands-on review: Big power, even bigger capacity

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High-capacity portable power stations and home backup batteries that can store lots of energy and dump lots of power are already changing the game when it comes to going off-grid or preparing for a disaster that you hope will never come. And the Bluetti AC200MAX showcases a great example of how far the industry is moving toward putting that power and portability in the palm of your hand (or wrapped in your steel grip, for something like this 62-pound beast… more on that in a moment).

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Jackery’s massive new Solar Generator 2000 Pro charges from the sun in just 2.5 hours

Solar generators are increasingly replacing noisy and dangerous gasoline/diesel-powered generators for emergency use. And unlike those fossil fuel-powered generators, solar generators have the added benefit of being great for daily use as well. Now the portable power station company Jackery has just announced its largest solar setup yet, the Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Pro.

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LiPower Mars 1000 portable power station review: An ultra-affordable solar-powered generator

lipower mars 1000 power station

To me, using portable solar generators are like playing life with cheat codes on. I can have my electricity literally anywhere I want it, whenever I want it. If I run out, I can just make more for free (after shelling out for the gear, of course). Having tested the Mars 1000 portable power station from LiPower, I’m happy to see that prices for such cool and useful technology are headed in the right direction, namely down. And with LiPower offering an exclusive discount for Electrek’s readers, a portable power station of this capacity has never before been this affordable.

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Review: Lion Energy Safari ME gives your home (or off-grid site) a massive battery and solar panel package

lion energy safari me power station review

I recently had the chance to test out the Lion Energy Safari ME portable power station along with the massive battery expansion pack and solar panel package. I don’t say this lightly: This is THE high-capacity portable power station I’d want to bring with me to an off-grid cabin, campsite, or even to have in my garage in case of a natural disaster.

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Review: CellPowa 2500 launched as massive off-grid battery power station, and we tested it!

BigBlue previously cut its teeth on a number of green energy and power supply products, including a modestly sized 500Wh portable power station and folding solar panel. But now the company is launching a much larger power station, the CellPowa2500, which can likely power just about anything you own, be it AC or DC.

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AlphaESS 1,036Wh Portable Power Station review: The big boy to power all your devices off-grid

When it comes to storing electricity for off-grid uses, portable power stations are key. But for larger devices that require more power than a typical USB device, larger capacity batteries and more powerful inverters open the door to serious utility. And the AlphaESS Portable Power Station we tested has an extra serving of power and capacity for bigger tasks. It also comes with an exclusive discount code that you’ll find below.

What’s better than plenty of off-grid power? Saving $150 on that off-grid power!

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Review: Testing out the affordable $199 Issomi 300 Wh portable power station & emergency battery

Gone are the days of actually having to be near a wall outlet in order to plug in your AC devices. With today’s new offerings in the portable power station industry, plugging in everything from camping lights to power tools and even charging your electric bicycles can be done literally anywhere. And as I discovered from my testing of the unit, Issomi’s small yet mighty power station can do all of that and more.

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Joyzis 300Wh portable backup battery review: Extra power at half the cost!

I recently had the chance to test out a new portable backup battery from a company I hadn’t heard of before: Joyzis. The company sent me its BR300 model to test out for my daily use needs. While I never know what to expect the first time I test a product from a new (to me) company, the Joyzis 300Wh power station actually blew me away with the features and price.

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Jackery 1500 review: A giant solar generator to charge my power tools, e-bike, e-truck, and more!

Jackery’s new Explorer 1500 Portable Power Station debuted earlier this year as a giant, high-capacity, and high-power backup battery that does so much more than just providing emergency power. I’ve been testing one out along with Jackery’s solar panels to see just how useful they are for everyday life tasks.

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Tesla confirmed having discontinued the 10 kWh Powerwall for backup power to focus on daily cycling version


Tesla's newest product "Powerwall" is unveiled on stage in Hawthorne, Calif., Thursday, April 30, 2015. Tesla CEO Elon Musk is trying to steer his electric car company's battery technology into homes and businesses as part of an elaborate plan to reshape the power grid with millions of small power plants made of solar panels on roofs and batteries in garages. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

We noticed that Tesla removed references to its higher-capacity 10-kilowatt-hour residential battery from the Powerwall website (and the press kit) some time ago, but today GreenTechMedia received an official statement from a Tesla representative confirming that the larger capacity battery has indeed been discontinued…