Outdoor Camping must See: Camper Power Station Purchase Guide!
Under the epidemic situation, inter-provincial and inter-city tours are limited. It has become a choice for many people to embrace "poetry and distance" at home by the camper. In campsites, rivers and lakes, and parks in many parts of the country, all kinds of tents "blossom everywhere" campsites are even hard to find. It can be said that every holiday, there will be a rush of camper fever, and the fever continues to rise.
How do portable power stations work
To make outdoor life more exquisite, first, we should solve the most basic problem of power consumption, so that mobile phones, cameras, drones, game consoles, and other electronic devices can not exert their skills. In the outdoor camper scene, it is difficult to access stable electricity. The noise and air pollution caused by using the traditional fuel generator to provide electricity is not the embodiment of the pursuit of exquisite camper life! The camper power station has a large capacity and pure sine inverter, its power and can provide an AC220V power supply directly. It has the advantages of no noise and no pollution, which just meets this demand.
What is a camper power station?
The camper power station, also known as an outdoor mobile power supply, has a convenient energy storage power supply for storing electric energy, most of which are made of lithium-ion batteries, which can supply power to a variety of equipment without mains power. The main features are large capacity, large power, and many interfaces. It can not only meet the basic power needs of lighting, fans, computers, mobile phones, and so on but also drive mobile air conditioners, car refrigerators, rice cookers, and other high-power household appliances!
What is the difference between a camper power station and the "power bank" we know more about?
The capacity unit of the outdoor power supply is a watt-hour), and the 1200W power station can generally store 0.5-4kWh. The unit of the power bank is milliampere-hour), which is generally referred to as milliampere. At present, even if the power bank is very large, it is only tens of thousands of milliamps, which can meet the charging of general mobile phones and other devices for about 3 to 4 times. Although the two cannot be directly compared with data, the 1200W power station is much larger in capacity than the power bank!
Campsite power stations generally support more than 200 watts or even up to 3000 watts of power output, while the power bank is generally a few watts to dozens of watts.
The 24V power station supports AC AC and DC, and the power bank only supports DC.
The camper power station supports AC, DC, car charging, USB-a, and type-c. the charging bank only supports USB-a and type-c.
What to look for in portable power station?
The greater the power, the more electronic devices that can supply power, and the richer the content of outdoor activities. If you want to blow air conditioning and have a barbecue dinner in the outdoor camper, you need to focus on the rated power, which represents the continuous and stable output capacity of the power supply.
The unit of the 24V power station is Wh (watt-hour), which is the unit of power consumption, indicating how much work the battery can do. General lighting bulbs have wattage. We take a 100W LED lamp and an outdoor power supply of 1000Wh capacity as an example. Theoretically, this led bulb can be illuminated for 10 hours! So wh (watt-hour) can more vividly express the capacity of the outdoor power supply. When purchasing an outdoor power supply, we should pay more attention to wh (watt-hour). The larger the value, the longer the power supply time will be.
At present, the mainstream charging methods include municipal charging, car charging, and solar energy charging. Except that the mains power interface is a basic accessory, other charging methods may require the purchase of corresponding charging accessories. With PPS700, for an example, it has multiple charging method, such as PD, Solar panel, car, and AC/DC adapter. If you stay outside for a long time, it is necessary to support the solar panel charging interface.
Use-a, type-C, AC output, and DC interfaces are usually required. USB-a port, supporting mobile devices. Type-C supports PD fast charging protocol devices such as mobile phones and notebooks to improve the charging efficiency of mobile devices. AC interface provides AC 220V voltage and supports most electronic devices such as sockets. DC interface can provide vehicle charging power supply or other equipment supporting 12V power supply.
Volume & weight
Whether it is a power bank or a camper power station, it is usually made of lithium batteries. Camper power stations need higher power and larger capacity, so they need more lithium batteries to be combined in series. Further more, the volume and weight of the camper power station are increased. Of course, the lighter power stations makes you more flexible when in an emergency situation. For PPS320, it contains lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery, generates 300 watt power, holds 320 watt-hour, and weights 4kg/ 8.8lbs only. When selecting the camper power station, the outdoor power products with smaller weight and volume under the same capacity can be selected.