Whether we want to admit it or not, we all live in a power based world. We all have cell phones and laptops, digital cameras, and other devices that even when we are off the grid. That is why there are so many people who try to find the perfect generator. They put a lot of effort into searching and researching generators that are portable and quiet to use. Did you know that there is a better options? You can now have a portable rechargeable power supply which is perfect for camping because they are silent.
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Top 9 Portable Power Supplies
Why Choose a Portable Rechargeable Power Supply?
You wouldn’t want to disturb others in the campground or have a noisy generator right outside of your tent. The new portable AC power pack option ensures that you have the quietest type of generator available. As an added bonus, they are also powerful enough to work as a backup power supply for your home.
How Do They Compare to Generators?
A battery powered electrical outlet is not able to produce enough power to run your entire house. Although they may not be able to run your central heat and air unit, they are able to power smaller electronics. Your television and mini fridge as well as your sensitive cell phones and laptops. They run quietly and many have more than one outlet. They can be recharged by using a wall outlet or your vehicle’s 12V. These power supplies work the same way that our cell phone power banks, just on a larger scale. They have power stored, waiting on you to make use of it, and then work in silence while charging your devices. To learn more about these power supply options, take a look at the most popular choices below.
ANKER Powerhouse Review
Video Test/Review Directly Below
We tested the ANKER Power House 400wH power bank under real world circumstances. We work on the road, traveling in our travel trailer, so portable power is essential in getting work done. Even more important is the noise level our power supply emits. State campgrounds, National Parks and many other camp sites require generators to be shut off at a certain time in the evening. This has been an issue for us as we work in the evenings and early in the morning, yet we are unable to run our generator at these times. The BIGGEST selling point of the ANKER is the fact that it is silent, yet powerful enough to juice up our laptops. In fact, this was the test we ran; how many macbook charges can we get out of a fully charged Anker Power House?
Turns out, the length of output is highly dependent on what is being powered. A 2012 macbook pro battery is less efficient than a 2013 macbook air. We experienced (as shown in video) 2.5-3 full macbook pro (old version with bad battery) while using resource intensive editing software. The macbook air on the other hand can be fully charged 6-8 times depending on which applications are running. An iPhone, power bank, or hotspot can be charged significantly more times.
We really didn’t know how much we would use this power bank, but we quickly realized that it is significantly more useful than originally thought. Whether its charging a laptop in the truck while driving or charging our phones at night when a generator is not practical, the ANKER has earned two thumbs up.
Top 9 Portable Rechargeable Power Supplies
This lithium Ion battery can be charged by an AC outlet or solar panels. It is versatile and portable. It comes with a variety of outputs so that you can power different devices. This one rechargeable battery holds enough power to charge an iPhone 10+ times, but it can also power laptops, televisions, and even mini-refrigerators. It has a battery indicator, a carrying handle, and an aluminum alloy shell.
This generator is very portable and can connect through 12V car ports, AC, and USB outputs. It is great for off the grid power supply needs when camping or enjoying other things. It can power laptops, televisions, lamps, and small refrigerators with ease.
This power source has a total of five outlets so that it can power multiple devices at one time. It is a sealed, 51Ah AGM battery and recharges easily using any AC wall outlet. It also has a digital LED display to tell you what kind of power it has left.
This power station has 2 AC, 1 DC, and 1 USB port. There is an on-board cable and clamp storage area. It has a keyless on and off switch. You can trust in an alarm that warns against improper battery connections.
This one device can operate or charge many 12v devices ensuring that you always have the electronics you depend on. It can also inflate tires and air mattresses as well as other inflatables easily. You can charge it using your car or a wall outlet and it comes with many accessories to make all jobs easier.
This small 100-watt portable generator is ideal for tablets, laptops, fans, televisions and other small electronics. It is very compact making it easy to move virtually anywhere. The overall size measures 6.5 x 3.1 x 6.9 inches and weighs only 3.3 pounds. It has three 12V DC ports, two 110 AC outlet inverters, and two USB ports. It charges when plugged into a wall outlet in only 8 hours, but it can also be charged in your vehicle using the 12V adapter. This unit boast 150 watt hours, that is capable of recharging via solar panels which can be purchased separately.
This generator provides up to 1,500 watts of household power. The surge power rating is 3,000W. On board providing power is a 51Ah AGM battery. AC and DC plugs are included. Although this is larger than most portable power supplies, it is very easy to transport thanks to its unique, wheeled design. Many owners agree that it is a great alternative to traditional generators. However, it is heavier than some portable generators at 60 pounds. What makes this better than an actually generators is the fact that the Xpower Powerpack does not produce any noise or fumes. There are also no moving parts. It can be used at home to power refrigerators and all smaller appliances, but can also work well on the job site where you may need to power lights and saws.
This 500Wh portable power station has an 110V/300W AC Inverter. It has a huge capacity to power up devices. For example a smartphone can be recharged 40+ times on a single charge [of the unit]. A solar panel can provide a complete charge in 7 hours or less, depending on the amount of sunshine or you can plug it into a wall outlet and charge it in about 6hrs. Jackery offers a 24-month warranty and a customer support team that is available 24/7. Lastly, it has several charging options including a car socket, AC outlet, and two USB ports.
This generator works as a jump starter, so there are Sure-Grip clamps that can work with top or side mount batteries. You can store it easily and it is maintenance free. It is lightweight at only 24 pounds and measures only 12.2 x 12.5 x 12.1 inches. It runs very quietly, however the air compressor does make noise when you first turn it on. There are two 12v, two 110, and one USB plug available, but it is the one machine that can do more than power up appliances.