FYI: We Live in the Future Now

2 BENEFITS OF ADDING A POWER STATION TO YOUR HOME

We’re not roaming around in flying cars just yet, but more and more electric cars are on the road. Our lights and appliances can connect to our homes with apps, and we recently witnessed our entire workforce adapt to a pandemic-induced, touchless, completely Zoomed-out world.

The same is true for how we react to natural events. Numbered are the days of old gas-powered thoughts and ideas, and increasing are the days of digital and electronic conveniences and interconnectivity.

Part of amping up readiness for the unexpected is learning new tricks and tips, and part of it is simply gearing up with the right cool tools. We’ve got both for ya.


#1. With gas-free power stations, say bye-bye to fear of carbon monoxide poisoning, and say hello to modern power.

One common very serious no-no with gas-powered generators is using them anywhere near where you live and breathe.

You have to keep them at least 20 feet away from your home, and usually under some kind of well-ventilated structure to make sure that inclement weather doesn’t mess with them. That’s always been the annoying irony of generators; you often have to place them right under the very inclement weather that most likely caused your need for them in the first place.

Plus, with many of us living in condos and apartments in large urban centers these days, keeping a generator 20 feet from the home simply isn’t an option. With power stations, however, you can keep them inside your space, and many are just as heavy-duty and powerful as their gas-powered siblings.

This alpha beast, for instance, can power 13 devices simultaneously, including most home appliances and heavy-duty tools.

So, hypothetically, let’s say your power goes out some time in 2021. If you want to keep your fridge on, dry your hair, make an espresso, watch TV, make some toast, and charge your phone - all at the same time, while singing your favorite Spice Girls song for a bit of nostalgia - this is the power station for you!


Ecoflow DELTA
Ecoflow DELTA
Ecoflow DELTA
Ecoflow DELTA
Ecoflow DELTA
Ecoflow DELTA
Ecoflow DELTA

Ecoflow DELTA

$1,199.00

DELTA 1300 Power Station represents the new standard of battery-powered generators. Compatible with a wide range of devices, you can stay powered for hours whenever and wherever. 

  • RECHARGE 0%--80% WITHIN 1 HOUR EcoFlow patent X-Stream Technology empowers DELTA1300 to recharge at 10 times the speed of most portable power stations in the market 
  • 6x 1800W AC OUTLETS & 1260Wh CAPACITY The large inverter load enables DELTA 1300 to power most home appliances and heavy-duty DIY tools under 1800W (3300W Surge, Pure Sine Wave) with 1260Wh capacity
  • FASTEST RECHARGE BY SOLAR AND CAR DELTA 1300 can be fully recharged by solar panels in about 4 hours, and fully charged through a 12/24V car port < 10 hours.
  • POWER 13 DEVICES SIMULTANEOUSLY DELTA 1300 fits with every port you’ll ever need to power any devices anywhere, so you will always feel right at home.
View details

#2. In our increasingly-connected, device-laden lives, power stations ensure you can stay connected through anything.

When a winter storm freezes up utilities, a heat wave overloads the power grid, or a hurricane devastates an entire region, power literally decreases as uncertainty increases.

Perhaps you’re just concerned about being able to keep your laptop and phone powered up along with some other essential, smaller electronic devices in case the city’s power grid clunks out for a few hours like it did plenty of times in 2020.

Just leave this one out in the sun (when you get the solar-panel attachment too), and you’ll be able to stay connected to that Netflix special, that Zoom call with 30 of your colleagues, or that never-ending text stream debate with your mother-in-law about the best way to make keto cookies.

Oh, and this one’s great for a weekend getaway of camping when you want to reconnect with nature with your friends and family.

Goal Zero Yeti 500X Portable Power Station
Goal Zero Yeti 500X Portable Power Station
Goal Zero Yeti 500X Portable Power Station
Goal Zero Yeti 500X Portable Power Station

Goal Zero Yeti 500X Portable Power Station

$699.95

Keep all your small to medium size devices and appliances charged with the Yeti 500X Portable Power Station. Designed to pack 20% more power into a 20% smaller and lighter shell than its predecessor, the 500X is perfect for longer camping trips, backyard parties, or on-the-go power in case of an emergency.

Features

  • Power a Wide Range of Devices: Yeti 500X is equipped with four different port options—including AC, 12V, and 60W USB-C PD—to power everything from phones to portable fridges.
  • High-Speed Charging Solution: Equipped with the latest charging technology, including a high-speed Power Delivery port capable of charging USB-C laptops, tablets, mirrorless cameras, and phones in a fraction of the time.
  • Experience Unlimited Power: Charge the Yeti 500X from the sun with our portable solar panels while away from the grid and keep it topped off from a wall outlet when you’re home. Featured MPPT charge controller ensures you’re getting the most efficient solar charge possible.

Technical Specs

  • Weight: 12.9 lbs (5.85 kg)
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 11.25 x 5.8 in (19.05 x 28.58 x 14.73 cm)
  • Charge times: Maximum input (180W): 3 hrs, Car charger (120W): 4.5 hrs, Wall charger (60W): 10 hrs, Wall charger (120W): 4.5 hrs

Recharges

  • Smart Phone (12 Wh): 42
  • Tablet (30 Wh): 17
  • Laptop (50 Wh): 10
  • POV Camera (5 Wh): 101
  • DSLR Camera (18 Wh): 28
  • Head Lamp (5 Wh): 101

Hours of Runtime

  • GZ Light (4.5 Wh): 112
  • Light Bulb (11 Wh): 46
  • CPAP (65 Wh): 8
  • TV (42" LED) (100 Wh): 5
  • Pellet Grill (60 Wh): 9
  • Portable Fridge (25 Wh): 20

Ports

  • USB port (Output): 5V, up to 2.4A (12W max), regulated
  • USB-C port (Output): 5/9V, up to 3.0A (18W max), Regulated
  • USB-C PD port (Input/ Output): 5-20V, up to 3.0A (60W max), Regulated
  • 6mm port (Output, 6mm): 12V, up to 10A (120W max)
  • 12V car port (Output): 12V, up to 10A (120W max), Regulated
  • 120V AC Inverter: 120VAC 60Hz, 2.5A (300W, 1200W surge) (output, pure sine wave)
  • Charging port (input, 8mm): 13-22V, up to 10A (150W max)
View details

No matter what: don’t worry. be ready.