This guide shares a list of the best portable power stations and big battery packs. Devices you can take on a trip to the wild outdoors, have for emergencies, or keep all your gadgets charged up while you’re on the go.
Having portable power is almost a necessity these days, especially if you like going off the grid or live somewhere with frequent blackouts.
Not only do these portable “generators” deliver reliable power for phones, tablets and other gadgets, but most come with AC wall outlets and are small, lightweight and easy to carry.
- Portable power stations are essential for power outages or emergencies and great for camping trips, a family cabin, or anywhere else you need juice on the go.
- These high-capacity batteries can recharge a smartphone 30-40 times, start your car, run a CPAP machine, or power small appliances like a coffee machine or TV.
- We’ve tested several devices and the Jackery Explorer 240 is a great place to start.
While there are countless different types of portable chargers these days, the devices in our roundup below are on a completely different level. They’re not your average portable battery that can only recharge a phone a few times. Instead, these “generator alternatives” can deliver power to almost anything. Whether that’s a smartphone, tablet, DJI drone, mini fridge, laptops, lights, fans, TVs and more.
Traditionally, you’d use something like a big loud gas-powered generator for some of those devices, but that’s no longer the case. Now, you can get safe and reliable power in a small portable battery station that weighs around 5-10 lbs.
With so many options available or Wh wattage and mAh ratings, it can get overwhelming. As a result, we’ve gathered a few of the best portable power stations in our slideshow below. Power from reputable brands that’ll be perfect for road trips, emergencies and more.
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