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The Top Portable Power Solutions at Batteries Plus & Practical Ways to Use Them

Power - by Bryan Veldboom - updated on 2/9/2021

Phone plugged in to a portable power source

When you think of portable power, the first thing you probably think of are emergency backup generators. While backup power is incredibly important, the truth is that there are many everyday activities where a source of portable power can be a huge asset. Here's a short preview of the generators and other portable power solutions available at Batteries Plus, along with a list of uses you might not have thought of.

What Are Portable Generators Used For?

As mentioned above, generators are most often used mentioned above, generators are most often used as a backup when the power goes out, but they can also be used for a variety of other activities, including camping, tailgating, outdoor events, DIY projects and powering appliances in your RV. The portable generators we carry range in wattage from 2500W to 12000W. Below is a breakdown of your generator options by wattage and what activities they work best with.

3000W-6250W Generators

Generators in the 3000W to 6250W range are well-suited for small work sites, outdoor events and RVs. Generators in this wattage range are capable of powering ACs, heaters, refrigerators, sump pumps, home appliances, a few select power tools on a worksite or additional appliances in an RV.

We have a 3500W portable generator. If you're interested in an inverter model, check out our 4000W and 6250W inverter options.

7000W-12000W Generators

These are your heavy duty generators. These models will weigh more than the options above, but also provide more power. This additional power makes them perfect for large work sites and outdoor events. Plus, in the event of a power outage, they can also power most of the appliances in your home. We offer an 7000W inverter model, as well as portable 7500W, 8000W and 9200W options.

What Can a Portable Solar Panel Power?

Goal Zero products allow you to charge your favorite devices using solar power. Use the portable 50 watt or 100 watt solar panel to collect solar energy, which can be stored in either the Sherpa Power Bank or Yeti Power Station.

The Sherpa Power Bank has a variety of ports for charging phones, tablets, laptops and DSLR cameras. It also includes two high-speed 60 watt Power Delivery ports and offers wireless charging. The Yeti Portable Power Station has four different ports to power everything from cell phones to portable fridges. Plus, it can be charged three different ways, using solar power, an electrical outlet or through the 12V car charging cable (sold separately).

The Best Power Banks

Looking for a lightweight, portable way to charge your devices when you're on-the-go? No problem. We carry a variety of power banks from cellhelmet. The 5,000 mAh power bank is equipped with two USB-A and one USB-C ports for extra versatility.

Need more power? The cellhelmet 20,000 mAh power bank is equipped with two USB-A and one USB-C ports. Plus it will quick charge compatible devices.

Batteries Plus Has Your Portable Charging Solutions.

As you can see, Batteries Plus has your portable power needs covered. Shop online for additional solutions or stop into your neighborhood store where our knowledgeable associates can provide answers to all of your power and lighting questions.

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