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8 Home Devices a Backup Battery Power Station Can Run During a Power Outage

Power outages can result from any natural disaster, an accident with the power lines, or a myriad of other unknown reasons. Depending on where you live, a simple wind can cause your power to be knocked out. In2017 alone, 36.7 million Americans were affected by 3526 power outages. The average outage lasted 81 minutes, but power outages can last from a few hours to a few days, which can significantly impact your home life. Whether the cause of the blackout is a weather emergency or a simple repair shut-off, a backup battery power station can keep your home devices and appliances running as usual, bringing a much-needed sense of comfort during an unknown period of time. Here are eight high-power devices and appliances you can keep functional with the help of a portable power station, like our HomePower ONE.

The HomePower ONE portable power station and the SolarPower ONE solar panel power station are pictured outside in a yard.

Lamps & Lighting 

No matter what time of day the power goes out, odds are you’ll have wanted to do something that requires turning on the light switch. Whether you want to organize your closet or read a book, being able to plug in a lamp is a luxury that gets taken away with a blackout. The HomePower ONE can power a lamp up to 100 watts for about six hours. Bringing a light into the darkness of your home can provide a sense of security and comfort to your family, particularly kids, who may become uneasy as the power outage veers into the night. It can also make completing other tasks around the house much easier than they would otherwise be in the dark. 

Refrigerator

If you’re the type of person who finds themselves wandering to the refrigerator more than once a day to see what’s inside, a backup battery power station is your saving grace for your next power outage. The HomePower ONE can power a 60-200 watt refrigerator for up to 14 hours! This will allow anyone in your household to open the refrigerator as they please, and easily prepare meals, without having to worry about food spoilage. 

Coffee Machine & Electric Kettles

Whether you can’t start your day without coffee or need a calming cup of tea before bed, you can count on the HomePower ONE to be able to provide power to any type of coffee machine or kettle. Just plug in your machine of choice at any time of day and get started brewing your drink of choice.   

A man and woman stand behind a kitchen counter featuring the HomePower ONE portable power station plugged into a microwave, kettle, and slow cooker.

Microwave

For some less kitchen-savvy people, the microwave is the star of the kitchen. The HomePower ONE can power a microwave under 1000 watts, allowing you to heat up leftovers or warm that cold cup of coffee before getting back to work.  

The HomePower ONE portable power station sits on a kitchen counter with a microwave, kettle, and slower cooker plugged into it next to sliced vegetables.

Dishwasher

Since you’re able to comfortably use your refrigerator to prepare meals and the microwave to heat up food, you’ll then be stuck with a lot of dirty dishes in a blackout. Don’t stress about cleaning by candlelight and let the HomePower ONE power your dishwasher instead. 

Radiant Heater

When the power goes out, the first thing you may think about is all the food in your refrigerator going bad. Then you may think about how you’re going to cook dinner. Finally, you’ll realize that your heating system can’t run without power. If you live in a region that gets particularly cold during certain times of the year, and your home has radiant heat, you’re in luck! The HomePower ONE can keep radiant heaters active under 1000 watts for periods of a few hours at a time.  

Fans

On the other end of the spectrum from cold winters is scorching heat in the summer months. Without electricity to run the air conditioning unit, it can become dangerous after a significant amount of time. The HomePower ONE can bring some cooling comfort to your home by powering fans of 50-100 watts for periods of a few hours at a time. 

Hair Dryer

Power outages don’t always occur when it’s convenient for you. If the power goes out when you need to get ready for work, an event, or just dry your hair before bed, you can power your hair dryer with the HomePower ONE. Hair dryers up to 1800 watts are compatible and won’t significantly drain the battery life of your power station!

Summary

Power outages can occur when you least expect them, and the only way to be prepared is to have a backup battery power station that can keep your home running as usual. By powering your refrigerator, microwave, and other kitchen appliances, you can prepare meals as normal for yourself and family. The HomePower ONE can power radiant heaters and fans to regulate the temperature in your home and power lamps to keep the lights on and the nerves at bay. 

The HomePower ONE portable power station and the SolarPower ONE solar panel power station are pictured outside in a yard.

For more information about the devices that can be powered by the HomePower ONE, check out our Usage Time Estimator.


About Generark: Generark is the most reliable source of emergency backup power for your home and community. From the HomePower ONE power station providing portable access to electricity, to the SolarPower ONE as a source for recharging, never be disconnected from what matters most to you. Learn more about how Generark and its industry-leading 5-year limited warranty can bring protection and security to your family on our website. Never face a power outage alone with a backup battery generator and solar panel from Generark. 

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