Whether you’re working on the road or leading a press trip to a remote location, the new Phoenix Generator is a portable mobile power source that easily goes where you do. Invented by Renogy, we love how it is specifically designed to use when traveling off-grid and is capable of charging everything from laptops to batteries to powering lights, and then re-charging itself with the efficient built in solar panels. It’s also a perfect backup system to have at home during emergencies.
Lightweight and compact, the back-up generator system works by combining two highly efficient Renogy 10W Monocrystalline Solar Panels that can expand up to 120 watts with additional PVs. The Phoenix’s included replaceable 16Ah Li-ion(NMC) battery can be charged by solar, AC power or car power. And with multiple ports including four USBs, one AC and two DC ports, it is easy to charge all your devices at once.
“Our vision has been very clear, we want to simplify solar power by making it affordable, reliable and easy to use. We want to impact the world through clean and safe energy products that are appealing and plug-and-play.” said Yi Li, CEO of Renogy.
And when it comes time to re-charge the Phoenix, the built-in solar panels are very efficient, but should you need a quick charge fix, it can also be plugged directly into a standard wall outlet or even the cigarette lighter in a car. When the battery is at full capacity, the generator provides an impressive lasting charge power: it can re-charge an iPhone up to 32 times, a GoPro camera some 47 times and a laptop can get five full charges in. It’s also quick when it comes to re-energizing devices, with most juicing up at about the same rate they would when plugged into an outlet. Not bad for a solar powered generator. Once you try it, you’ll likely wonder how you lived without for so long.
The generator folds up into a briefcase style box that weighs in at just 12.8 pounds for easy carry. While it’s not the best concept for say a multi-day backpacking trip, we think it works very well for travel with either an established base or car transport.