Gas Generator vs. Portable Power Station: What to Get?

A portable generator or portable power station — aren't they the same thing? Hardly. From power intake, charge capabilities, weight, noise, environmental impact and more, there's a world of difference between the two powerhouses, and...

Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) vs. LiFePO4 (LFP) — Which Battery Is Better?

Along with lead acid, nickel-cadmium (NiCd) was one of the first batteries ever invented.  Dating back to the 1800s, lead acid and NiCad chemistry spent most of the 20th century competing over which was the...

How Long Do Lithium (Li-Ion) Batteries Last?

Understanding the lifespan of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries is crucial for making the most out of your electronic devices. These batteries, from smartphones to solar power storage, power numerous aspects of our daily lives. But...

What Can a Portable Power Station Run?

Sometimes you want to get away from everything and unplug from the world.  Fortunately, spending time off-grid doesn’t have to mean living a spartan lifestyle. If you have a portable power station, you can operate...

How Much Electricity Does a TV Use?

Wondering how much electricity you’ll consume by binge-watching the new season of your favorite TV show?  How much does your nightly television time before bed contribute to your home’s energy usage? Though television technology has come...

Are Batteries AC or DC?

You might already know the differences between alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) and how they work.  Even if you don’t, you might understand that some of the devices and appliances in your home...

UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) vs. Portable Power Station

It's no secret that a reliable and uninterrupted power supply is crucial for any business or any person in this day and age where smartphones and digital work rule all. In the event of...

How To Choose a Relay Module for Solar Power Systems

Solar power systems utilize a surprising number of components.  It’s not just solar panels, batteries and inverters. It’s also wiring, mounting brackets, transfer switches and so much more.  If you have a larger solar power system that...

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