3 Best Outlet Battery Backups [2024 Updated]

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What is an Outlet Battery Backup?

If you experience power outages often, having a reliable battery backup is a must. An outlet battery backup delivers power to home or outdoor appliances during blackouts. Whenever there's a power outage, the battery backup starts charging the appliances connected to it. It's a reliable choice to protect sensitive electronic equipment, including networking services, servers, computers, etc.

The outlet battery backups are available in various sizes and capacities. Jackery Explorer Portable Power Stations are compact and lightweight battery backups for home or outdoor appliances. They feature an advanced battery management system (BMS) to charge appliances safely without worrying about overvoltage or short circuits. You can carry these lightweight and portable power solutions to run small appliances.

Why Do You Need an Outlet Battery Backup?

Your home has a lot of essential and sensitive electrical appliances that need uninterrupted power. An unexpected power outage can damage the equipment and even lead to a loss of productivity. Here are some reasons to invest in a battery backup outlet:

  • Sudden power loss can harm electronic equipment. A stable, single-outlet battery backupcan maintain the longevity of all the connected appliances.
  • Many portable battery backupsfeature advanced safety features like surge protection to protect appliances from power grid fluctuations, lightning strikes, or other electrical disturbances.
  • A battery backup can supply continuous electricity to essential medical appliances like CPAP machines, preventing disruption anytime and anywhere.

How Does Outlet Battery Backup Work?

An outlet battery backup is a portable and lightweight power source that charges the plugged-in devices when there's a power outage or the electricity supply drops. Jackery Explorer Portable Power Stations are powerful and portable outlet battery backups that work when devices are plugged into the output ports.

The Jackery Explorer Portable Power Stations can be recharged via wall or AC outlet and are known as wall outlet battery backups. These battery backups can also be recharged with the help of car chargers or Jackery SolarSaga Solar Panels. When the sunlight falls on the monocrystalline silicon solar cells, the solar energy is converted to DC electricity and then passed to battery backup.

The Jackery Explorer Portable Power Stations has a built-in pure sine wave inverter to convert DC to AC electricity. You can then plug the electrical appliances into the outlet battery backup to start recharging them. It features multiple output ports, including AC, DC, and USB, to run various appliances simultaneously.

Best 3 Outlet Battery Backups

During a power outage or while enjoying outdoor activities, a battery backup outlet can often keep appliances running for a few hours to days. The duration will depend on the capacity of the battery backup and the wattage requirements of the appliance.

Many battery backups can be charged with wall outlets, car charging ports, and solar panels — so you can recharge power stations during off-grid living or power outages. Jackery offers many battery backups ideal for light and heavy electrical appliances.

Whether you're staying at an outdoor location for the weekend or wish to practice off-grid living, Jackery Explorer Portable Power Stations has covered your needs! Here, we will reveal the best battery backups for different usage scenarios.

Jackery Explorer 300 Plus Portable Power Station 

The compact Jackery Explorer 300 Plus Portable Power Station has a power capacity of 288Wh and a high output of 300W power. It features dual PD ports of up to 100W output to support fast charging of various devices. It's easy to charge the wall outlet battery backup via AC outlet in 2 hours and USB charging in 2.8 hours. One of the best parts about the Jackery Explorer 300 Plus Portable Power Station is its weight of 8.27 lbs, making the battery backup electrical outlet ideal for off-road trips and camping.

Customer Review

"First test, I ran my 37 QT 12V fridge/freezer on Eco mode for 7 hours. At the end of the test, Jackery was still at 28%. Very happy with the price and capability!" — Allen Wells.

Jackery Explorer 500 Portable Power Station

If you are planning to choose a compact and portable solution that's ideal for camping and other outdoor activities. It has a battery capacity of 518Wh and can run a variety of small appliances such as CPAP machines, portable fridges, smartphones, laptops, WiFi routers, etc. This outlet battery backup can be charged via a wall outlet in 7.5 hours, a car charger in 7.5 hours, and 1*Jackery SolarSaga 100W Solar Panels in 9.5 hours.

Customer Review

"The power went out during a huge rainstorm, and the sump pump in the basement stopped working. The wattage on the pump met the parameters of this power station. I tried it out. I think it will work great. I'm glad to have it as a backup for the sump pump and will probably find other uses for it." — Wesley Boyce.

Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus Portable Power Station

The Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus Portable Power Station provides a power capacity of 1264Wh and a high output of 2000W. It's portable and can be transported to campsites, in an RV, or remote locations. The system is expandable from 1.2kWh to 5kWh with the help of Jackery Battery Pack 1000 Plus. This helps you charge 99% of home or outdoor appliances like refrigerators, ACs, well pumps, etc. You can also charge the battery backup via a wall outlet, car charger, and Jackery SolarSaga Solar Panels.

Customer Review

"If you enjoy the outdoors but can't live without your gadgets, then you need something like this. Took this unit out over the weekend, and it performed as expected. Charged my Segway scooter, MacBook, and a couple of small gadgets. The Jackery app enables you to control several functions of this power station." — Chris.

Product

Output Rated/Surge

Capacity

Weight/Size

Appliances

Jackery Explorer 300 Plus Portable Power Station 

300W (600W Peak)

288Wh

8.27 lbs / 3.75 kg

 

 

Lights (5W): 48.9H

TV (150W): 1.6H

Portable Fridge (220W): 1.1H

Projector (100W): 2.4H

Laptops (90W): 2.7H

Computer (80W): 3H

CPAP Machine (60W): 4H

Jackery Explorer 500 Portable Power Station 

500W (1000W Peak)

518Wh

13.3 lbs / 6 kg

Lights (5W): 88H

TV (150W): 2.9H

Portable Fridge (220W): 2H

Projector (100W): 4.4H

Laptops (90W): 4.8H

Space Heater (350W): 1.2H

Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus Portable Power Station 

2000W (4000W Peak)

1264Wh

32 lbs / 14.5 kg

 

Lights (5W): 214.8H

TV (150W): 7.1H

Portable Fridge (220W): 4.8H

Projector (100W): 10.7H

Laptops (90W): 11.9H

Computer (80W): 13.4H

CPAP Machine (60W): 17.9H  

If you want to charge the Jackery Explorer Portable Power Stations outdoors, you may consider purchasing the Jackery Solar Generators. They combine Jackery SolarSaga Solar Panels and Jackery Explorer Portable Power Stations to charge the battery backups with the help of solar panels.

How to Choose the Best Outlet Battery Backups?

There are a lot of battery backups available that are designed to charge a wide range of appliances. However, not all the outlet battery backups have the same capacity. Some battery backups can charge only small electronic devices, whereas others are designed to power heavy-duty home appliances. Here are some factors to consider when choosing the best power stations.

Capacity

The capacity is one of the most critical factors determining how much power can be stored in the battery. It's advised to consider the wattage requirement of the appliances you want to charge with the single outlet battery backup and then select the solar generator that can supply sufficient electricity to meet the needs of electrical devices. It's a wise idea to choose a battery backup with a slightly higher capacity than your actual power requirements.

Safe and Clean

Next, you must look for an outlet battery backup with surge and short circuit protection features to ensure all the connected appliances receive safe and stable power. Jackery Explorer Portable Power Stations can be recharged via free and clean solar energy generated from Jackery SolarSaga Solar Panels — helping you reduce high electricity bills.

Size and Weight

A portable battery bank should be lightweight so you can carry the generator from one place to another. For example, if you want to bring the battery backup in your car or RV, consider its size. Jackery Explorer 300 Plus Portable Power Station weighs only 8.27 lbs and is compatible with iPad-sized Jackery SolarSaga 40W Solar Panels. It can fit right in your backpack, so you can enjoy uninterrupted power during hiking or camping.

Input/Output Ports

Your battery backup should have sufficient output ports to charge various appliances simultaneously. For example, if you want to charge a smartphone, WiFi router, laptop, and space heater simultaneously, you'll need a battery backup with at least 4 output ports. Jackery Solar Generators feature multiple AC, DC, and USB ports to accommodate a variety of electrical appliances at the same time.

Lifespan

Look for an outlet battery backup that has a long lifespan. It's essential to look for power stations with LiFePO4 or NMC batteries as they are highly stable, efficient, and long-lasting. These battery backups can last up to 10 years with little to no maintenance.

Outlet Battery Backup FAQs

Can I plug a battery backup into a power strip?

Yes, you can plug any power strip into a UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply). However, it is worth noting that if UPS doesn't have a pure sine wave output, a surge suppression power strip can cause problems.

How long does the battery backup power supply last?

The running time of the battery backup power supply will depend on the battery capacity and the wattage consumption of the appliance being charged. Let's say you are using the Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus Portable Power Station with 1264Wh capacity to charge multiple appliances like refrigerators (500W), CPAP machines (60W), and lights (5W). The working time of the Jackery Explorer Portable Power Station can be calculated as:

Working Time = Battery Capacity * 0.85 / Wattage Consumption of Appliances = 1264Wh * 0.85 / 565W = 1.9 hours

What can you plug into a battery backup?

A battery backup can run various electrical appliances, such as CPAP machines, refrigerators, heaters, lights, ACs, etc. However, the size of the battery backup will determine what appliances can be charged with it.

Are battery backups worth it?

Yes, battery backups can be an excellent choice for charging a variety of home or outdoor appliances. Solar battery backups are better for the environment, easier to install, safe, and affordable in the long run. They can provide power to most appliances in the event of power outages or blackouts.

Conclusion

Battery backup systems are pretty expensive, which is why you need to consider capacity, size, weight, and other factors. Which of the outlet battery backups you need for your needs will also depend on how much power you require and how many ports you want. If you want a continuous power supply, it's best to pick a large battery backup like Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus Portable Power Station. On the other hand, the Jackery Explorer 300 Plus Portable Power Station and Jackery Explorer 500 Portable Power Station are best suited for outdoor adventures like camping or RVing.

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