How To Use a Portable Power Station as a Battery Backup

by 丶Zard on Jul 23, 2022

How To Use a Portable Power Station as a Battery Backup


Many people think that an outdoor power supply is used exclusively for camping. The truth is that portable power stations are multifunctional and can be very helpful in many scenarios. Let's examine these hidden identities of portable power stations.

Extreme Weather

If you live in the United States, chances are you still remember the extreme winter much of the country experienced last year. Texas was one of many states where the cold weather wreaked havoc. Numerous Texans suffered electricity outages and were without heat for several days during an exceptionally cold spell. This often meant that people had to seek shelter from their friends and neighbors or stay in their cars. To make matters worse, the state's power grid remained offline for a long time.

Situations like this are a reminder that one of the keys to being prepared for blizzards or extreme cold is ensuring that you have enough of what you need on hand to survive in case you can’t get to a store. For example, a blizzard survival kit should include non-perishable food, drinking water (since your pipes may freeze) and basic medical supplies.

Here are some good food items to keep on hand for an extreme weather event:

  • One-day supply of drinking water
  • Trail mix
  • Canned soup
  • Peanut butter
  • Protein bars
  • Dry pasta
  • Hot chocolate mix
  • Canned beans (great for protein)
  • Jerky
  • Pet food

When preparing for a blizzard, the goal is to give yourself the ability to be completely self-sufficient for a few days if you need to be. And, a big part of this is making sure that you have a reliable source of backup power.

Since generators are costly, noisy and too dangerous to keep in your home, the perfect option instead is a portable power station from Crafuel. Our power stations are available in different sizes so you can pick one that satisfies you energy requirements.

Outdoor Adventures

Travel photography enthusiasts know that the more desolate the place is, the more beautiful and fascinating is the scenery. Whether it’s the Gobi Desert, No Man’s Land in Oklahoma or the planet’s polar regions there are some incredible places for daring photographers to visit. Leaving the city’s high-rise buildings and utility poles behind, you can find breathtaking scenery with no obstructions and endless starry night skies. However, much of the equipment photographers rely on for their craft and to maintain communication when they are in remote areas, such as mobile phones, cameras and aerial drones, require charging facilities.

Capturing incredible images is made possible with a portable power supply. Picking the right portable power station for your outdoor photography adventure is all about understanding your personal needs. The main decision that you need to make is how much power you require. This will depend on the amount of gear that you’re bringing with you and how long you’re going for. It’ll be much easier for you to capture your outdoor experience in photos if you have the right portable power unit with you.

Field Operations

Geological exploration typically involves travel to remote areas. The geography can be difficult to navigate and the environment may include various threats to the personal safety of geological prospectors. While exploring these landscapes, encountering emergencies is inevitable. It’s not uncommon for individuals to run into trouble and need to be rescued.

This is where portable power stations can play a vital role. These units have become essential in supporting professional search and rescue teams working to escort geological prospectors to safety.

Moreover, a number of front-line environmentalists work in some of the most inaccessible and extreme environments around the globe. Having a hot meal and staying warm at night with an electric blanket can make all the difference. Portable power stations are able to provide electricity for daily cooking, lighting and heating for these intrepid guardians of the Earth.