Of all amenities in everyday life we tend to take for granted, electrical power tops the list. We flip a switch and voila, power!
But what of those situations, emergency or exploration, when you need backup, portable power. What is your plan for emergency lighting?
Being unprepared in this realm is one of the 7 Sins of Summer Safety
In this video you will learn how to secure power and light for all of your on demand needs.
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Patrick W. Tribbey
Just wondering how that would work with a diesel-engined vehicle? Especially one with T W O batteries for starting power. Need two of the 400 watt units? No, I’m not trying to be smart——–just practical. My ’05 FORD F-250 diesel ‘Super Duty’ has two 12 volt batt’ys. This is why I ask… The gentleman seems to “all wound up” about these products.
IMHO this device is being somewhat over-hyped by Bryan Brawdy. Simply put, it’s a sealed lead-acid battery in a plastic enclosure with a wimpy 12V / 120V (?) inverter. He makes a thinly veiled comparison to “being connected to the grid” and “a fully functional power plant” while standing in front of a grid-connected substation. QUOTE:”The 450 provides household emergency power”. Yeah; it WILL keep your TV running for a short time. Maybe. No ampere-hour statistics are quoted. Using his figures it would be less than 4 on the largest one.
As far as using it for a “jump start”, it would fall dismally short of an actual “jump start”. A running vehicle provides around 14 volts or more while running. This provides for a quick initial boost of the dead battery and a far greater energy transfer than a small, unpowered lead-acid battery at 12V or less.
I’ll stick with my jumper cables and 2 generators