A portable charging station

is a powerful power bank that will help charge five or more devices at the same time.

You can use it to power laptops, smartphones, LED lamps, routers, TVs, refrigerators, and even gas boilers.

However, choosing a charging station for an apartment or house is quite difficult.

After all, the stability of the home network, your comfort, safety of use and many other factors will depend on your choice.

When searching for the optimal model, it is necessary to take into account the fact that charging stations are designed for different conditions of operation and placement, and may also have different purposes.

Therefore, if you want to know how to choose a charging station, pay attention to your needs.

Portable charging station: what is it

Portable charging stations can be called an environmentally friendly source of energy, especially when compared to electric generators.

Although the latter do not need to be charged, and their power is much higher (usually it can be enough to light the apartment and operate most appliances in the house).

However, charging stations do not produce harmful emissions during operation (so they can be used in an apartment) and have 30% lower operating costs than standard generators.

The charging station needs to be charged.

Depending on the type, this can be done through an outlet, solar panels or a "cigarette lighter" in the car (usually from the network, the station is charged to 80% capacity in 40 minutes).

You can also connect the station to the generator.

The operating time of such devices depends on what exactly you are going to charge.

Despite their small size, charging stations have a built-in UPS function (to ensure uninterrupted power supply).

What are the advantages of a portable charging station for the home

  • Reliable work indoors and on the road — small in size, it is able to provide the possibility of charging most devices (speakers, smartphone, laptop, refrigerator, etc.).

  • The presence of a built-in UPS function - in the event of a power outage (which is the number one problem for Ukrainians today), your devices connected to the station will work continuously.

  • There are portable solar charging stations - they can charge from the sun and work anywhere, even outdoors.

  • Long battery life — manufacturers build long-lasting and safe batteries into the stations, which can provide up to 2,500 charging cycles until they reach 80% of the initial capacity.

How to choose a charging station for an apartment and home

When you choose a portable charging station, you need to decide under what circumstances you are going to use it.

Do you need a device for short-term charging of a small number of devices, or do you want to ensure uninterrupted power supply during power outages.

The fact is that each case requires a

different power indicator

.

According to this criterion, three types of charging stations are distinguished:

  • low-power - for charging devices up to 700 W (you can simultaneously charge several smartphones);

  • medium power - from 700 W to 2 kW are suitable for charging an air conditioner, refrigerator, pump, boiler, etc.;

  • high-power - up to 5 kW, you can connect all devices in the house or apartment, and such charging stations can even be used to charge electric cars.

In addition to power, when choosing a universal charging station, you need to pay attention to

other criteria

:

  • the number of connectors - if you want to provide power to several important household devices during a power outage, the more connectors there are, the better;

  • complete set (adapters that are included) — it is better when there are more of them, and the adapters and solar panel connector indicate that the station itself can be charged in different ways;

  • dimensions, weight - a light and compact model will be needed in the future, when you go on a nature hike with family or friends, but small types are easier to use in an apartment.

Portable charging stations are a good option when the lights are turned off not for an hour or two, but for a day or two.

With their help, you will ensure the ability to charge important devices at home.

However, it is worth paying attention to the cost - it is currently quite high.