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Everything You Need to Know About the Capacity & Compatibility of Portable Power Stations

A backup battery power generator is a compact, portable power generator that can bring power to your devices anywhere there is no electricity, like your home during an emergency situation or outside on a road trip. Power generators store electricity in its battery that can power the household appliances and devices of your choosing. Solar panels capture the sun’s energy and convert it into electricity, which can then be stored in a power station.

When selecting the backup generator that is the best fit for your home, you need to ensure that it is safe, reliable, and can handle the amount of usage your family will expect out of it. Purchasing an emergency power supply is supposed to alleviate stress during a blackout, not increase it due to power surging or inability to support your most-needed devices. 

The HomePower ONE portable power station and SolarPower ONE solar panel power generator are pictured outside.

If you’re familiar with our HomePower ONE or SolarPower ONE you have probably read about our seven days of essential power, but there is even more to consider when purchasing an emergency power supply. Keep reading for a breakdown of Generark’s capacity and compatibility as compared to its top competitors on the market. 

Generark

The HomePower ONE boasts eight power outputs in a variety of DC and AC compatible outlets, giving you maximum power and coverage in any emergency situation. With two USB-C ports with PD 18W, one USB-A port with 5V/2.4A, and one USB-A port with quick charge 3.0, you can easily keep your cell phones and tablets fully charged to stay connected to your loved ones, community, and the latest news.

The HomePower ONE has three traditional AC outlets with Pure Sine Wave 110V, 60Hz, allowing for 1000W of rated power and 2000W surge power. Charge up your laptop to stay on top of work, plug in the TV to keep the family entertained, and even plug in a lamp as it gets darker outside.

The output capacity of the HomePower ONE also allows you to keep your kitchen functioning as normal by plugging in your fridge and other appliances. You can use power tools, keep your security system powered on, keep essential medical devices properly functioning. Read more about our products’ output and compatibility here.

The SolarPower ONE solar panel power generator powers a tablet and smartphone.

AllPowers

The output power of the AllPowers power stations is a maximum of 666Wh. This power station can power various small electronic devices like laptops, smartphones, drones, CPAP machines, and more via its six ports. These ports include a 12V cigarette socket, two DC ports, three fast-charging USB ports, one type-C output, and two AC output ports. The output of the portable battery power station cannot exceed 60W.

Bluetti

Bluetti’s 300W portable power station has two AC outlets with pure sine-wave technology, one DC port, and two USB-A charging ports. With a battery capacity of 96,000 mAh, this power station is suggested for powering smaller home devices and charging everyday items like laptops, cell phones, and tablets. 

The 2400W portable power station includes AC and 45W USB-C power ports and produces 1000W of continuous power with 1200W surge power. This power station is recommended for heavy-sized tools like electrical drills, or for powering multiple devices at once. 

EcoFlow

The RIVER 370 Travel Bundle from EcoFlow has a built-in 370Wh battery, providing 500W of total power output. It can power up to nine devices at the same time through its two AC outputs, two USB-C ports of 60W per port, two quick-charge USB ports, two USB of 12W, and one carport. This power station is equipped to power devices like a cell phone, laptop, lamps, and refrigerator. 

The DELTA 1300 power station can power 13 devices simultaneously through its six 1800W AC outlets and 1260Wh capacity. This power station is built to power most home appliances and heavy-duty tools under 1800W.

Goal Zero

GoalZero’s smallest power station, the YETI 150, is built with 150Wh and 14Ah battery capacity. Its two USB ports, one AC outlet, and 12V output can power devices like lamps, cellphones, and laptops. 

GoalZero’s largest power station, the YETI 6000X, is built with a powerful 2000W AC inverter to power a wide range of devices with its seven port options. Its ports include a fast-charging 60W USB-C, multiple USB-A ports, regulated 12V, and two 120V AC ports to power more powerful tools and appliances like refrigerators and home medical devices. 

Jackery

Jackery’s most compact generator has rechargeable lithium-ion batteries providing 167 watt-hours of energy storage. You can charge smaller devices like a cell phone or laptop, and power devices like a USB fan for 40 hours and a lamp for 39. 

In comparison, Jackery’s largest power station has a 1002Wh(46.4Ah) lithium battery capacity, 1000W Rated Power, and 2000W Surge Power to power appliances like electric grills, coffee machines, mini-fridges, and TVs. Jackery’s power stations have two USB-C, two USB, one DC carport, and three AC outlets with pure-sine wave. 

NinjaBatt

The backup battery in NinjaBatt’s power stations has a capacity of 287Whs to supply power of up to 300 Watts. With four USB ports, an AC outlet, and 12V/24V DC outlets, the power stations can power CPAP machines, mini-fridges, lights, TVs, phones, and laptops.

RockPals

RockPals’s smallest power station of 300W has a 280wh lithium-ion battery pack. It features 1 pure-sine wave AC outlet, one carport, two DC ports, two USB-A ports, one quick-charge USB, and one USB-C output to charge small devices like laptops, cell phones, and tablets and can power a TV, lights, and mini-cooler.

The largest power station of 500W has a 520wh lithium battery. It includes four USB ports including quick-charge, an AC outlet, four DC outports, and a carport to power phones, tablets, laptops, drones, and CPAP machines. 

Summary

In order to choose the right portable power station for your family, you need to assess your needs regarding which devices and appliances you will want to power. Understanding the capacity of each power station and researching which devices it is compatible with will help in the decision-making process. Some power stations do not have the capacity to power a full-size refrigerator and also charge your communication devices, while others may only be able to charge one device at a time before needing to be recharged. The HomePower ONE from Generark has wide-sweeping compatibility with high-capacity output power, to keep your home charged and running in any emergency situation! 

The HomePower ONE portable power station powers a laptop, cell phone, and modem.

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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