Best Portable Power Stations
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Portable Power Stations
Jackery Explorer 1000
Goal Zero Yeti 500X
Jackery Explorer 240
1. Jackery Explorer 1000.
The dimensions are approximately 13.1 x 9.2 x 11.1 inches with a weight of 22.04 pounds.
This is a powerful portable station, with high 1000W wattage. The Jackery Explorer 1000 features 3 standard PURE SINE WAVE AC outlets, which provide extra capacity to power more AC appliances simultaneously.
There are also 2 USB-C and 1 Quick Charge 3.0 port that can charge all your small digital devices like tablets and phones effectively.
The Explorer 1000 can be quickly recharged within 8 hours by connecting two SolarSaga 100W solar panels together with an adapter cable. If connecting only a single panel, the approximate recharging time is 17 hours. It is also possible to recharge from AC outlets and 12v vehicle accessory ports. Time for full recharging is approximately 7 hours from an AC outlet.
The Jackery Explorer 1000 can not support devices rating over 1000W such as a hair dryer, microwave oven or induction cooker.
2. Goal Zero Yeti 500X.
The dimensions are approximately 11.5 x 7.5 x 5.8 inches with a weight of 12.85 pounds.
The Goal Zero Yeti 500X Portable Power Station has a capacity of 505 Wh and an ultra-portable design.
This device has a high quality lithium battery that is perfect for powering most electronic devices. Such as lamps, tools, coolers, lighting, laptops and smartphones.
The Yeti 500X is equipped with four different port options, to power everything from phones to portable fridge’s.
Charge the Yeti 500X from the sun with portable solar panels or keep it topped up from an outlet on your wall when you’re home. You can charge the Yeti 500X by means of a regular wall socket within 8,5 hours using the included charger.
The Yeti 500X is equipped with a clear display on the front of the device. It allows you to view the output in watts, volts, and amps.
3. Westinghouse iGen160s.
The dimensions are approximately 7 x 3.77 x 8.14 inches with a weight of 3.75 pounds.
This lightweight, portable power station is ideal for outdoor or home use. With a built-in handle allowing it to be hooked up or easily carried.
With 100 running watts and 150 peak watts, it’s great as an emergency backup charging small electronic devices. It supports laptops, tablets, smart phones, drones, cameras, lights and speakers, although it does not support continuous output over a 100W.
There are 3 charging methods to maintain the battery life, the included car charger, the wall charger accessory and the option of solar panel capability. The manufacturer recommends a household outlet charge time of 6 hours.
It comes equipped with two USB ports, one USB-C port, one QualComm Quick Charge 3.0 port, two 120V household outlets, and three 5.5mm DC ports.
We think a great feature of this power station is it’s built-in side reading lamp and dual mode front flashlight, which are both really useful
4. FlashFish 200W.
The dimensions are approximately 12 x 8 x 6.5 inches with a weight of 5.6 pounds.
This compact station is powerful enough to meet different kinds of electricity demands for home, travel, camping and backseat on road trips. Being very lightweight with a soft handle, you can easily put it in a backpack or car to take to wherever you need power.
Features include 3 USB Ports, 2 DC Ports and a 110 AC output which can power your smart phone, tablet, laptop, camera, light, drones, fans and in-car appliances.
The FlashFish power station is equipped with a lithium battery pack and can be charged by a 15 to 24 volt solar panel, an AC wall adapter or a charger for your car. Unfortunately the power station cannot be on charge and in use at the same time.
5. Jackery Explorer 240.
The dimensions are approximately 5.19 x 9.05 x 7.67 inches, with a weight of 6.6 pounds.
This portable power station is specially designed for charging laptops, tablets, mini-coolers, drones and other outdoor electronics and has a 240 watt-hour lithium-ion battery making it a reliable backup power supply.
Great for outdoor camping it features 1 AC outlet, 2 USB-A ports and a DC 12V-car port.
The Explorer 240 can easily be recharged using a wall outlet, car outlet or generator, and pairs well with the Jackery SolarSaga 60W solar panel, which is sold separately. Although recharging times do vary depending on location, temperature, weather etc.
We think this is a great value portable power station although it doesn’t support some devices such as a blender, heated travel mug and hair dryer.
6. BALDR Portable Power Station 330W.
The dimensions are approximately 11.6 x 8.27 x 7.68 inches with a weight of 7.1 pounds.
The BALDR Portable Power Station 330W is compact and lightweight and does not take much storage space.
It has a large capacity, which is a great solution for charging electronics where electricity is unavailable. The power station can provide a 297WH power to charge a wide range of products. These include cell-phones, laptops, camping lights, drones, GoPros, and CPAP machines.
It has three charging options and can be fully charged using a wall socket in 5 to 8 hours, a car’s 12V battery in 7 to 8 hours and a 100W solar panel in 5 to 8 hours. It also has a wireless charger and a built-in multi-mode flashlight, which can quickly charge a mobile phone in case of emergency.
7. AIMTOM 300-Watt.
The dimensions are approximately 7.5 x 5.5 x 5.9 inches with a weight of 7.31 Pounds.
This is a reliable, powerful and portable power station for camping or outdoor trips, there’s no maintenance, no gas and no mess.
Designed to be incredibly travel-friendly, the AIMTOM 300-Watt is lightweight and comes with a built-in handle and flashlight that makes it easy to carry to and from camp.
This portable station packs a powerful lithium battery that will re-charge drones, digital cameras, tablets and personal medical devices with ease.
Featuring a 110V AC port, four USB ports, three 12V outputs, one 24V output and one 12V car port, this station can simultaneously charge up to 10 devices without any fear of over-current, over-voltage or over-temperature.
Recharging can be done using a wall outlet, DC power from a 12V-car socket or charge it using AIMTOM 60W solar panels that are sold separately.
8. Rockpals 250-Watt Portable Generator.
The dimensions are approximately 8.86 x 3.94 x 6.3 inches with a weight of 5.5 pounds.
The Rockpals 250-Watt Portable Generator has a high capacity lightweight Lithium power pack and is the perfect emergency backup power for home, travel, camping, charging up your tablets, phone, tablet, fans, TV, lights and CPAP machine.
It can deliver 3.7 volts at roughly 65 amps or 12 volts at 20 amps. This means the more you draw from it, the faster it runs down, but it will run the lights and small fans in your campsite for days.
Easily rechargeable three ways, the solar generator can be recharged from the sun with any compatible 60W or 100W solar panel or it can be fully charged in 8 hours by being plugged into the wall outlet or it can also be charged by plugging into your car 12V socket.
9. ECO-WORTHY 84Wh.
The dimensions are approximately 6.3 x 4.2 x 6.9 inches with a weight of 2.1 pounds.
This Portable power station is extremely lightweight and comes with a handle making it easy to carry. Perfect emergency power backup for home, travel, camping, hiking, fishing and outdoor activities.
The generator has built-in lights of 2 levels and fully charged continues lighting for up to 64 hours. There are 3 external LED string lights each with an individual switch and extension cord.
One bulb can illuminate continuously for 40 hours, two bulbs for 20 hours and three bulbs can illuminate continuously for 14 hours. It can also charge your mobile phone.
It’s equipped with a high-quality solar panel for outdoor charging but this does need reasonable sunlight, it also has a USB charging cable for car or wall plug.
10. RAVPower 252.7Wh.
The dimensions are approximately 5.12 x 5.12 x 7.28 inches with a weight of 7.74 pounds.
This power house package delivers power to small appliances which are under 250W. It has two 110V AC outlets perfect for use on your camping or road trips. The 60W PD input and output meet the power supply needs for all your devices, from smartphones to laptops,
If you are in need of light simply press the power button twice and choose either a solid light or a SOS light that flashes in Morse code.
When the power station runs out of power during camping, you can charge it with a solar power charger. To get the better results, we strongly suggest using a solar power charger with output above 80W. A wall outlet and 12 to 24V car charger can also be used.
Some extra notes
Whilst several power stations didn’t make our top 10 list, we wanted to make a honorable mention of the Explorer 500, Ecoflow Delta 1300 and the Ego nexus.
The Jackery Explorer 500 is one of our favorite power stations. It didn’t quite rank in our top 10 portable power stations but it did come close. It acts as both an inverter generator and power bank at the same time. Although it struggles to compete with gas generators, it still does well and comes with USB a ports, two USB c ports and power tools. So keep it in your mind when thinking about the best portable power stations.
When looking at other products, some lack two USB a ports, others are just a weak battery pack that doesn’t provide the power we need. There’s a difference between power banks and stations. A station like the Delta 1300 provides way more battery power for your camping trips than a simple battery pack, but the Delta 1300 might not have as much power output compared to the Jackery range. Some of the Explorer generators have four USB a ports whilst producing a great power output and producing no carbon monoxide. All of this comes with a huge battery capacity, so you can power mini fridges, keep your road trip going or power constructions tools at a job site.
Going with a strong power generator is key, whether you’re working on construction sites, utilizing solar energy for power delivery or you are on your first camping trip, it’s important to get the right power generator for you.
Safety features is another topic to focus on. If the power draw is too high, you can get overheating and your charging cables can get very hot. That’s why we recommend getting a device with a charging pad, a strong build quality and various output ports. You can find these at a low price point on most retailer sites. We recommend a brand with good customer support and one which can power home appliances via solar, alongside a power outlet.
Finally for those who don’t need something heavy duty and just want a small device for a once a year power outage, go with one of our smaller recommendations. Keep in mind the source of power and whether you need two standard outputs or others such as USB power output.