Australian consumer electronics brand LASER today unveiled its NRGVault-branded range of portable power stations. There are many brands selling products in this space, one difference LASER offers is a 3 year warranty.
Chris Lau, Managing Director, LASER commented at the launch event:
“There is significant interest in mobile power given the benefits it delivers across leisure and business, home and away, but consumers need to know that they have a robust, efficient and reliable option, especially around battery safety and reliability, and I’m thrilled that the NRGVault range will deliver all of this and more. Our three year warranty is testament to our belief in the robustness of this range.”
There are 2 models initially, the:
- small PV500 (288Wh capacity)
- medium PV1500 (1228Wh capacity)
The NRGVault PV500 (288Wh capacity) has an RRP of $599.95. The NRGVault PV1500 (1228Wh capacity) has an RRP of $1,799.95. Both models are available at Harvey Norman and via www.NRGVault.com.au.
With a wide variety of power input and output options these portable power stations have a wide range of possible uses at home (eg: powering lights during a blackout)) and elsewhere (eg: powering glamping gear like a coffee maker).
Some other ideas are running a mini-fridge, portable speaker and fan.
Tradespeople and DIY’ers can keep a small worksite going with the medium sized power station including charging of cordless tools, running of powered tools while also keeping the lights going and phones and laptops charged.
For mobile workers having one of these ensures drones, photographic equipment and everyday laptops and phones stay charged.
Weighing in at just 3.8kgs, the NRGVault PV500 has a 288Wh capacity, 2 x AC outputs, 3 x USB ports and a car socket. Ideal for laptops, mobile devices and small appliances it can charge a mini-fridge, TV or MacBook Pro for four hours, or charge an iPhone or drone 17 times over.
Meanwhile, the PV1500 weighs 15.8kgs, and has 4 x AC outputs, 6 x USB ports and a car socket. Ideal for power backup, light power tools and more, it can keep an electric drill going for three hours, a CPAP machine going for 22 hours, a mini fridge for 18 hours and charge an iPhone or drone 74 times over.
The NRGVault range is powered by a LiFePo4 Battery, the safest battery type in use. It can charge to 85% in under 90 minutes via a wall socket charge, and lasts up to five times longer than lithium ion batteries.
LiFePo4 is the safest type of battery on the market even if dropped, pierced or crushed, and is rated for more than 2,500 charge cycles when discharged to zero. These batteries are non-toxic, can be recycled and come with a variety of safety features built-in, including thermal protection, short circuit protection, over charge and over-discharge protection, and overcurrent and overvoltage protection.
With a Pure Sine Wave Inverter, the NRGVault range delivers steady, continuous power with minimal interference, meaning consumers can charge sensitive electronics including laptops and various appliances with peace of mind.
Both models include a bright LCD information screen so that the power station’s remaining battery life, information on how much power is being used for individual devices and other data can be easily viewed.
In addition to traditional charging via a wall socket, the NRGVault range also comes with available additional accessories including a 12V DC cable for car charging and an option for solar panel charging to ensure consistent ability to recharge even when off-the-grid, a compelling option when camping or caravanning.
“Both models include a bright LCD information screen”
Would have been nice if they offered a dimmable screen, with user selectable backlight colour. As it is, while these would be nice for general camping use, the screens makes them Bad Evil Wrong, for astronomical use.
The screen blacks out after a couple of minutes, even when device is being charged or when powering other devices. So you’ll never be kept awake if one of these was right next to you.
That the screen has a timeout, doesn’t matter, when the screen is too bright. I think pretty well everyone here on Ausdroid would know what it’s like, when you tap the screen of a phone, at night, after waking up and wondering what the time is, and you are insta-blinded by the screen on your phone. That’s just impacting you. At an astronomical dark site, where there would likely be larger numbers of people, such bright LCD screens are a problem. It’s why dimmable, red lighting is basically mandatory for astronomical use. But for more general use, simply being able… Read more »