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What’s A Portable Power Station And How Long It Can Provide Power to Your Devices

03 Feb 2023

What’s Portable Power Station

A portable power station also known as a solar generator. Many people will understand the portable power station as a large power bank, is a battery-powered device that provides electricity for various electronic devices when there is no access to a standard electrical outlet. It typically has AC, DC and USB ports for powering or charging more electronic devices like refrigerators, fans and other devices to charge, and even for using an induction cooker.

They are designed for outdoor or emergency use, and are often portable and compact, making them easy to take with you wherever you go.

The differences between power banks are not only the capacity.

But is a portable power station just a power bank? The answer is no. The portable power station is composed of a control board, inverter, BMS battery management system, battery pack, etc.

BMS (full name BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM), is a system that monitors, regulates and controls the charging and discharging of a battery, to ensure its safe and efficient operation. A BMS monitors various parameters such as battery voltage, current, temperature, and state of charge, and uses this information to make decisions on when to charge, when to discharge, and when to cut off power to protect the battery from overcharging, over-discharging, and overloading. This helps to optimize the performance and lifespan of the battery, and ensure safe and reliable operation in a wide range of applications, including electric vehicles, renewable energy systems, and portable electronics.

As a portable power station, it can run different power devices through the AC (alternating current) output port, which can steadily output pure sine wave for machine use, while the DC (direct current) output port has various ports: USB, type-C, cigarette lighter, DC5521 for users to choose to power their cell phones, computers, handheld vacuum cleaners, refrigerators, etc

In addition, you also need to consider the charging method of the portable power supply, it is best to choose the one that can support solar panel charging. So that even if you do not have power, you just need to put the solar panel in the sun, it can convert solar energy into electricity to charge your portable power station.



1000 cycles- A charge cycle refers to a complete charging and discharging process of the battery, which means that a charge cycle is completed when the battery capacity is used to less than 20% and then recharged to 100% of the battery capacity. However, if only 50% is used and then recharged to 100%, then it does not count as one cycle, the wear and tear on the battery will be less.

80% capacity-What happens after 1000 charges? Will the battery be unusable? The answer is no. The fact that a battery has 1000 charge cycles does not mean that it cannot be used after 1000 charges, but that after 1000 charges, the battery reaches 80% of its original capacity.

How Long It Can Provide Power to Your Devices

First of all, to choose according to the capacity. Capacity determines HOW LONG will different appliances can be used. Usually be shown in “wh (watt hours)”on the product.

Calculation formula: capacity (wh)*0.8/rated power of electronic devices.

For example, a projector, rated power is 65w (It is usually stated on the product label), the capacity of portable power station is 1100wh, then 1100*0.8/65=13.5 hours. 

Or you can also refer to the following pictures

 And the smaller the capacity, the lighter the weight. If it is only a short-term camping, you can choose a smaller capacity like 300-500wh. Short-term camping will generally only carry a camera, cell phone and fan light, this case capacity of a smaller will be more portable, but also to meet the needs of short-term use.

For long-term RV travel, it is recommended to use a larger capacity portable power station to last longer. Usually we recommended over 1000wh, can run your electric blanket for 20hrs, still keep your phone and camera fully charged.

Secondly, consider about the output power, which will be shown in “w (watt)”. The greater the power, the MORE equipment will be able to support RV travel will generally carry car refrigerators, electric blankets, coffee machines and other household equipment, then choose a high-power outdoor power supply to meet the long-term RV life of electricity needs. Moreover, portable power stations can also be used as home emergency equipment to prevent sudden power outages at home.

In conclusion, a portable power station can be a valuable addition to your emergency preparedness kit or an essential tool for outdoor adventures. With the right features and a reliable design, it can provide a convenient source of power when you need it the most.

Whether you are looking for a device to keep your electronics charged during camping trips or to provide backup power during a power outage, Enernova offers a wide range of models to choose from. Just make sure to consider your power needs and capacity, Enernova can satisfy most of the features you need, hope you can find the perfect portable power station for you.

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