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pianotuna

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Posted: 03/20/22 09:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

imo, The Jackery and it's ilk are flummery of the worst sort.

You are lightyears ahead by using a stand alone inverter instead of the extremely expensive per watt-hour Jackery.


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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08LP9Q91V/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


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These solar generators do get the bad wrap as expensive toys when some people do not understand them..Buying only when on super sales,there not that bad for what you get...

The Bluetti EB70(714WH) has been on sale at $479 and for that you get a built in MPPT controller/BMS/lifepo4 cylindrical cells just like Battleborn/10 amp cig lighter socket/various 12v sockets/built in cell phone wireless charger/700 watt pure sine wave inverter and a lantern/flashlight and charging input to 200 watts with a 200 watt charger and some mc-4 connectors in a zipper bag at 55.7 amp hours..

Compare that to a 50ah lifepo4 battery and all the accessories,it isn't that bad and for those like me with an older RV,there pretty handy for the RV and in the house when the power goes out.


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Posted: 03/20/22 09:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just get one of these and wire it in: link

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pianotuna wrote:

imo, The Jackery and its ilk are flummery of the worst sort.
Hey, if it means the guy next to me doesn't have to run a generator to watch TV, that's fine.

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Everything has a use the main reason we got one was to blow up the kayak down by the water instead of by the truck. I also use it to charge the drill battery's in the front storage bay, also by the campfire to charge phones instead of leaving them inside the camper. If for some reason I would need more power I would start the generator. With 370 watts of solar we haven't used the generator in 3 years and we never have full hook ups.

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Ya,we live 100 miles from the closest Walmart or Costco and these little solar gens come in handy to run a AC/DC fridge/freezer and get stuff home frozen or refrigerated..They do have there place IMHO

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“…the main reason we got one was to blow up the kayak down by the water ”

And then you carry the Jackery back to RV.

“ and these little solar gens…”

“Solar”…provided you buy their way overpriced solar panels with proprietary plugs


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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08LP9Q91V/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Currently unavailable, John.

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Jackery 100 watt solar panel only $300!

https://www.amazon.com/Jackery-SolarSaga-Portable-Explorer-Foldable/dp/B07Q71LX84/ref=asc_df_B07Q71LX84?tag=bingshoppinga-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=80333148689242&hvnetw=o&hvqmt=e&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=&hvtargid=pla-4583932703123527&th=1

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