My Yeti “only” has 1045Wh. Goal Zero is the most popular portable power station brand because they have been in the game for a long time. It depends on the power station, so I recommend reading the manual or the product specifications of a specific power station to get the answer. You’re seeing this ad based on the product’s relevance to your search query. Jackery Portable Power Station – I’m using the Jackery 160 in this demo; 3rd party solar panel such as this one; Adapter – 8mm to MC4; Connecting the MC4 connections together from the panel … It’s hard to say for sure without knowing how much power the fridge uses. 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An easy way of figuring out how much capacity you need is to buy a Poniie PN2000 Plug-in Kilowatt Electricity Usage Monitor. Inverters aren’t 100% efficient, and while converting DC to AC it loses some power, which is why I often multiply by 0.85 at the end of a calculation when it comes to inverters. Now, how long will it take to charge from 0 to 100%? Air conditioners use a lot of power and will unfortunately not run on any portable power station. For a quick efficient charge, you can connect two Renogy 100W in parallel with an MC4 Y Branch, then connect the branch to the Maxoak with an an adapter like this (click to view on Amazon). My wife and I have a older tacoma as well as a larger tundra with a fourwheel camper on the back. Jackery always does a great job with the screens on their solar generators, and the Explorer 160 has a screen that shows input and output watts, and the state of charge in both a percentage and battery bars. Let me know if there is anything else I can help you with. If you don’t know how many watts your device use, you can use a Poniie PN2000 Plug-in Kilowatt Electricity Usage Monitor. When I am talking about the size of the inverter, I am not talking physically, but how many watts it can handle at once. On the outside, there are usually AC outlets, USB ports, DC outputs, a screen, sometimes a light, and DC inputs where you can plug in a wall charger, car charger, or a solar panel. Faster charge controller, USB C (in/out), regulated 12V output (a must for 12V fridges in my opinion), and higher resale value. A big reason for that is that the lithium batteries usually found inside of these portable batteries have become more affordable. It’s hard to say how soon though, it might not be until late summer due to the pandemic. 500x with 100 or 150 watt panel? So we’ll do our calculation again, 500/140=3.57 hours. There are three USB ports on the solar generator, and one of them is a USB C PD port that supports both input and output. Two of the USB ports are USB A ports, and two are USB C. One of the USB C ports is a PD input/output port rated at 60W. For example, the microwave in my RV is rated at 900W. In today’s post, we’re reviewing and comparing the most portable power stations on the market right now. The Jackery Explorers have 8mm inputs, so they’re compatible with a lot of portable solar panels on the market. Realistically speaking, you most likely won’t get 8.33 hours of good sun in a day, so it might take two days of pretty good sun to reach a full charge. The Jackery Explorer 160 is a popular power station because it has what people are looking for, which is portable power in a portable package. An important thing to know is that an inverter is not 100% efficient, so if you’re going to power your device via an AC outlet (like the outlets in your home) you should expect an 85% efficiency. Between 17-20ft max. Is The Jackery SolarSaga 100W Solar Panel Worth It? Phone chargers and small fans usually require less than 10W, so let’s say you use 100 watt-hours to charge two phones for an hour and run 2 fans for four hours. One of the USB ports is a USB C PD port rated at up to 45W, and one of the DC outputs is a 12V cigarette port. Maxoak includes a 90W wall charger, car charger, MC4 to DC adapter, and a USB C cable. Since it has a 60W max input, I recommend using at least an 80W solar panel to max out the input when the sun is out. A power station/solar generator is a box with a battery, a solar charge controller, and an inverter that changes 12V DC power to 120V AC power. Solar panels aren’t 100% efficient, and it also matters what kind of charge controller is in the power station. We’ve been looking at the goal zero 500x or the older 400 to be our main source of power in the tacoma and a great back up option in the tundra build we have. Then a power station like the Jackery Explorer 500 could do the job, as long as you have a way to recharge the battery. The Goal Zero Yeti 500X is the complete package. Most laptops use anywhere from 30-150W, so if you want to charge a 70W laptop for three hours a day that would be at least 210 watt-hours. All you’ll miss out on is the convenience of not having to use an adapter and the portability. Give such good clear advice ll take that 41.66 and multiply it with 0.85: *. Can not be until late summer due to the screen on the station. To do then is take 500/60 which equals 8.33 to save the cost and weight…lol a generator... 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