11 Amazing Uses of a Portable Power Station You May Not Know About
So you’re interested in exploring the benefits of portable power stations, but perhaps you haven’t considered how many ways there are to improve your quality of life.
Many people decide to purchase a portable power station based on a use or two, but usually once they actually own one, they discover an entire realm of unexpected possibilities. To better understand these benefits, here are just a few of the creative and resourceful ways people are using portable power stations.
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1. Emergency Backup Power
Okay, that’s probably one of the most obvious reasons why you’re interested in a portable power station: backup power.
If you live in a residential area prone to power outages, an area especially vulnerable to storms, or if you just want peace of mind in case of an emergency, a portable power station is a smart investment for your home.
The higher the capacity you choose, the more power you’ll have on standby. The Anker 521 provides enough power to continuously charge your phone and laptop for tens of hours, making it perfect for short-term use.
Need more backup power? Upgrade to the Anker 757; its 1229Wh capacity and ability to charge up to 13 devices at once make it perfect for power-hungry devices like full-size refrigerators, coffee makers, microwaves, TVs, tea kettles, lamps and more.
2. Convenience on Camping Trips
Camping is a great opportunity to take a break from everyday life – but it can also bring some of the comforts of modern life to us.
The ability to always stay connected to our professional or online lives can be a luxury or a burden, depending on how you look at it. One thing is for sure: having reliable access to electricity from anywhere on the planet is a miracle of convenience today.
We no longer need to go home in order to have full access to our technology. In fact, with the benefits of portable power stations, you may wish to extend your camping trip to spend more time in nature.
3. Source of Renewable, Clean Energy
Don’t sound overly dramatic, but the future of our planet depends on us moving away from fossil fuels and adopting renewable energy sources. You can do your part in this movement (and save money!) by using solar panels to charge your portable power station .
With the Anker 625 solar panel, you can efficiently capture the sun’s rays at optimal angles throughout the day, providing renewable energy for your PowerHouse’s batteries through its USB-C port.
Or let your portable power station charge outdoors during downtime, or charge next to you for a constant power source while in use. With the right planning and setup, you can actually keep it charged all day long and be completely independent of the fuel-burning grid.
4. Less Reliance on the Power Grid
Speaking of the grid: I’m sure we’d all like to be less dependent on it, especially for economic reasons.
Some utilities charge higher rates for energy use depending on the time of day. Peak hours are usually between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m., when the grid is more heavily burdened and therefore more expensive to use. If feasible, you can offset some of these costs by choosing when to connect to the grid.
Plug in your portable power station during peak hours, then switch back to the grid at night for cheaper use. While the monetary gain may be relatively small, the satisfaction of bypassing the grid may make the adjustment worthwhile.
5. Better Alternative to Gas Generators
Gas generators certainly have their uses and advantages – but they also have some serious drawbacks, as they emit obnoxious sounds and toxic fumes. Not to mention that their large, bulky design makes them difficult to carry around.
Or, portable power stations can provide enough power for many of your household appliances without having to store gasoline to keep them running. Better yet, you can use them indoors for easier access to your essential equipment. Meanwhile, gas generators are for outdoor use only.
6. Expandable Power for RVs
While many of today’s RVs have multiple AC outlets, they don’t have an unlimited supply of power.
Whenever you plug in many appliances at once, you run the risk of blowing a fuse. To prevent this, give your RV battery a break by transferring some of these devices to a portable power station.
This energy-efficient use is more than enough for your mobile lifestyle, especially on those hot summer days when the air conditioning is blasting.
7. Peacekeeper on Family Road Trips
When you’ve had enough of staring out the window or playing “I Spy”, our phones, tablets and laptops can keep us awake on long drives. As a result, everyone will be scrambling for the limited (if any) outlets to keep their device of choice powered.
Thankfully, a lightweight portable power station like the Anker 521 can keep the peace! Simply set it somewhere in the middle of the car for easy access, and everyone’s device will stay charged long enough for even the longest family road trips.
8. Vehicle Survival Gear
Whether you’re on a long trek or not, it’s wise to always keep the necessary life-saving equipment in your vehicle in case of a roadside emergency. Consider adding a portable power station to this safety kit.
In addition to keeping your phone charged, Anker PowerHouse 521, 535 and 757 models come with a built-in LED flashlight that provides an eye-catching distress signal to oncoming traffic.
In the unfortunate predicament where your car’s battery has run out and no one is around for miles, don’t worry! While Anker PowerHouse models won’t start your car immediately, they can gradually restore the battery’s power. With a little patience, you’ll be back on the road without having to jumper cables and the good people nearby.
9. Gateway to an Outdoor Office
Your co-workers think they’ve put it on the table next to the window. So don’t be surprised by their jealous expressions when the next Zoom call you get comes from a lounge chair on the beach.
The future of outdoor work is here! Simply pick up your Anker PowerHouse of choice and head to a park, scenic overlook or a nice spot in the shade for a refreshing workday in nature.
Your laptop, phone, monitor and WiFi extender will stay powered up all day, allowing you to escape the suffocating fluorescent lights of the office and still stay productive.
10. A Dream for Content Creators
Power-hungry cameras, monitors and LED lighting kits stay powered without noisy generators. Now you can capture those impressive time-lapse photos without worrying about running out of battery.
Even in the most remote locations, power is always with you. Imagine the possibilities!
11. Secret Asset for Outdoor Parties
It’s an important life goal: to throw the most legendary outdoor party that will make you the talk of the neighborhood.
Portable power stations can provide plenty of entertainment for your next outdoor bash. Whether it’s for tailgating, block parties or outdoor weddings – now you can fire up those high-powered speakers without tripping over extension cords.
Or you can invite your friends over for the ultimate outdoor movie night. Pick up the Nebula projector and plug it in, and you’ll be able to extend its playback time far beyond what the battery will allow, making it perfect for dual functions.
You’ll truly be the host of the most!