Portable power stations are rechargeable lithium-ion battery packs that come with AC outlets, DC carports and USB charging ports. These lightweight wonders can keep all your gadgets charged from smartphones, tablets and laptops to small appliances such as mini refrigerators, fans and even drones.
In addition to regular power, these stations can be compatible with separately sold solar panels that can be recharged enabling the production of clean and green energy to safely power your electronic devices.
Below are a few of the best and most highly-rated (one even has 400+ five-star ratings) portable power stations available. Besides making your outdoor life easier, they are also some of the most advanced, easy to travel with and lightweight generators you can buy. They are now quieter than a window air conditioner or the average conversation and can be recharged safely anywhere while living indoors, outdoors or even a carport.
1. WEN 56200i Portable Inverter Generator
The WEN 2,000 Watt Inverter Generator allows you to safely power your sensitive electronics with clean energy and quiet operation. You can save fuel and money with the eco-mode setting which allows the generator’s motor to automatically adjust its fuel consumption as items are plugged and unplugged from the panel, preventing the usage of unnecessary gasoline. This clean power is ideal to safely operate and prevent damage to sensitive electronics such as smartphones, tablets, TVs and computers.
PROS: This unit is extremely quiet, quieter than a window air conditioner or the average conversation.
CONS: The oil needs to be changed every 25 hours.
2. Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 240
The Jackery Portable Power Station means never being short of power when you are outside. This powerful battery backup has a large charging capacity to keep your devices charged, is lightweight at just 6.6 pounds and comes with an easy-to-carry handle. The Jackery also comes with a green and clean power supply which allows you to plug it into a wall outlet, carport or compatible solar panel (sold separately) for recharging. Recharge your smartphones, laptops, GoPro’s, drones, mini projector, mini-refrigerator and most any other small power appliances.
PROS: This perfectly rated power station features a backlit LCD display that shows battery operating status and enables easy reading, even in the sun.
CONS: The Jackery does not come with a carrying case.
3. SUAOKI Portable Power Station
SUAOKI’s Portable Power Station is small in size with a big charging capacity that is made to be the ideal outdoor charger. It is designed and engineered for your hiking, camping, music festivals, tailgating and road trips’ power supply. This advanced portable generator features multiple charging ports, comes with a built-in emergency flashlight, five LED lights that show battery life status and an easy-carry handle that is user-friendly to conveniently take anywhere.
PROS: There are three ways of recharging: car charger, wall charger and solar panel.
CONS: If you require powerful charging of mini appliances, this might not be the best option.