Backup battery power station, home solar backup system

The Generark HomePower 2 is a home version of a battery backup power station. It is unlike any other battery powered generator. Its tower shape is 25.5 inches tall and only 10 x 10 inches wide.

The “Plus” version of the HomePower 2 is rated at 2,200 watts (with a peak power of 4,400 watts). It is also available in a slightly less powerful 1800 watt “Starter” version. Both have protection modules built into a battery management system (BMS).

HomePower 2 has a 5 year limited warranty.

Characteristics.

  • Capacity: 2060Wh
  • Duration: >500 cycles
  • Tickets: AC and 2 DC ports (solar)
  • Departures: 4 AC sockets (20 A), 2 USB-C ports (100 W) and 2 USB A ports, 12 V car socket (cigarette lighter)
  • Overload protection.
  • Dimensions (with cart wheels): 25.8 x 25.8 x 64.7 centimeters.
  • Weight: 21.5kg

What’s included?

It comes in a large box, with packaging, it is safe. The accessories are delivered in a separate box. Inside the box you will find:

  • Home Power 2
  • Wheeled cart.
  • AC charging cord
  • 12V charging cable for the car.
  • Accessory case.
  • Protective cover.

Design and features.

Generark HomePower 2 is perfect for when the power goes out for some reason. There are many places that, for different reasons, find it useful to have a backup system available at all times.

When you take it out of the box, you are amazed at how beautifully crafted it is. You might be wondering: is this a backup battery?

The HomePower 2 is large, so storing it can be a problem in smaller homes. However, it’s so pretty that you can leave it exposed and it wouldn’t be out of place, or you can store it with an included dust cover.

All large capacity battery generators are heavy because the batteries are heavy. There is no way to avoid it. Generark has cleverly placed all the batteries in the base of the HomePower 2. This makes the large upright generator hard to tip over and easy to maneuver when on its wheels.

The HomePower 2 has a carrying handle (all generators have handles), but Generark has thoughtfully included a small cart on wheels that magnetically attaches to the base of the unit. So you don’t have to carry it, just roll it up. A great help.

The design of the HomePower 2 is simple and uncluttered. The entire unit is wrapped in a medium gray (top) and darker gray (bottom) color. It’s an understated, yet modern look.

Vents are located under the handle and allow air to enter from the bottom and exit from the top. The fan is extremely quiet.

Small details. For example, the box that houses the charging cables. The bottom has a large central indentation which allows the case to fit snugly on top around the handle while storing the HomePower 2. The manual also slips under the handle. It is recommended to remove the casing when using the HomePower 2 as the fan exhaust would be blocked.

Capacity.

Thanks to its huge battery, the HomePower 2 can charge multiple devices and devices simultaneously. It can run devices that require more power than many other battery-powered generators can supply.

It is also a reliable power source for medical devices that directly affect people’s health.

Departures.

All necessary outputs are on a single front panel. The panel houses four AC outlets. They’re spaced the same distance apart as a typical power strip, just enough so that the brick-shaped plugs have room to sit next to each other.

LCD screen

Above the jacks is an LCD info screen that displays a ton of information. It lets you know how much battery you have left, the usage in watts, as well as how many hours you have left, an estimate based on the watts used, and other statistics and warnings that may occur.

Larger numbers are easy to read, but there is smaller text that can be difficult to see from a distance, especially in bright light.

Dividing the two gray sections is a perimeter light that changes color based on battery life: blue/white means 100-20% battery life, yellow – 20-10% and red – less than 10 %. The light can be difficult to see in a well-lit room.

rear panel

The back panel of the HomePower 2 has a sliding cover that protects the input ports. The power port is located between two MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking) solar ports. MPPT ports connect to solar panels. They are not compatible with many other solar panel connections, so if you have panels from other brands you may not be able to use them.

If you buy the HomePower 2 with up to 4 photovoltaic panels, you can charge the HomePower 2 to 100% in 3-4 hours.

Charging the HomePower 2 from a wall outlet is another story. This thing fully charges from 0% to 100% in just 2.5 hours. Please note that the 1800 watt Starter version fully charges 30 minutes faster – 2 hours. Plus, a fully charged HomePower 2 can hold its charge for a year, so you don’t have to worry about a dead generator in an emergency.

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