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In 2021 the list of battery-powered devices is seemingly endless. Gone are the days of having only a cell phone or camera to keep charged. Everyone seems to be looking for a place to charge up whatever device or tool they have, from phones and laptops to power tools and camping gear. We have become a society obsessed with doing more on the go and away from the charger. The HomePower ONE Backup Battery, by GENERARK, is like bringing the wall outlet with you.
About the HomePower One
About the size of a small cooler, the HomePower ONE Backup Battery weighs a hefty but manageable 23 pounds. Its molded-plastic case includes a well-built and fold-a-way carry handle. The unit ships with both an AC and car charger along with what has to be one of the easiest-to-understand user guides we have come across.
We won’t bore you with all the official specs (here is a link to the HomePower One so you can dive into them if you must) rather we will share what the HomePower ONE can do to help you get away from relying on extensions cords and staying close to the power grid.
You can fully charge your power generator for future use from an AC outlet, your car, or solar panels, like the SolarPower ONE solar panels. Once the power station is fully charged, it retains its energy for up to one year. Fast recharging capabilities enable you to continuously keep your devices powered and connected, even while it’s recharging.
What it Can Do
When we have had the unit, we have worked it into our routine of chores, adventure, and fun. With three full AC outlets (grounded 3 prongs), two each USB C and standard USB, and one car style 12V plug, you can run or charge anything. A reliable LCD info screen indicates power remaining as a percentage along with charge status and if charging time to full charge.
And we started with an upright vacuum. Yes, that’s right, out of the box, we ran a full-size home vacuum in three rooms. 20 minutes of housecleaning consumed about 15% of the unit’s power based on the LCD display.
From there, we used the remaining charge to power up to three laptops to full capacity, put two depleted 24V Skill cordless drill batteries back to full capacity, and for good measure, ran an electric air compressor to inflate bike tires. We stopped when the HomePower ONE Backup Battery read less than 20% remaining. But only because we were out of ideas at the moment.
Peace of Mind
The HomePower ONE would provide peace of mind during weather-related power interruptions. It will run a full-size home refrigerator for 5-14 hours. It will easily keep electric coolers running, along with providing countless charges for tools, medical devices, fans, phones, two-way radios, and lights. The device takes about 7 hours to fully charge using a home AC outlet. The HomePower ONE can be used indoors as it doesn’t emit any gas or harmful substances. You will need to plug your devices into the unit and turn on the unit after the power at your home goes out since it does not turn on by itself.
At a retail price of $999, this backup battery provides tremendous value for families on the go, small businesses that need power where they work, or simply peace of mind during the next storm.
- Up to 7 Days of Essential Power
- Capacity: 1,002Wh (278,400mAh)
- Wattage: 1000W Rated Power & 2000W Surge Power
- 3x AC Outlets, 2x USB-C , 2x USB-A, & 1x Car Outlet
- Recharge by solar, AC outlet, or your car outlet
- Electric-vehicle-grade Battery Cells
- 6 Protection Modules & 4 Safety & Reliability Standards