Power Up An Entire Cabin With This Small Device - Tiny House Blog
January 30, 2019

Power Up An Entire Cabin With This Small Device

ChargeTech battery bank review

What’s up you guys. I’m Steven Harrell, Tiny House Listings, and today I’m out here in my off-grid property in eastern North Carolina, staying at my one of my four cabins here on the property and think this one’s gonna be my favorite. Been out here working for awhile, but that’s not the point of this video. The point of this video is I wanted to share with you a new product I got by a company called ChargeTech. It was really interesting ’cause I just got this thing and I’m about to start staying in this cabin, and the more I’ve been thinking about it, the more I’ve been thinking that this battery can power up the entire cabin. I’ve actually had this battery for a couple of weeks now and I’ve been playing with it and the funny thing is I’ve been using it, powering up devices, lighting, all these things, and it still on 64%, which is pretty amazing. I had one of these before, the previous generation and this one is light years more advanced.

The thing that got me really excited about this battery, especially compared to the other one is that the amount of power that it has stored and the amount of power that it has used. You see a lot of these batteries on Amazon and things like that and it’s just to plug up small devices but this one actually has two ports that you can power up a blender, curling iron, TV, even a refrigerator. If you do the math, this thing can run a full size refrigerator for something like a day. Something like that.

Okay, in a second I’ll quit blabbering about it, what’s really interesting is this is kind of game changer, or at least this type of technology. For a set up like this, I plan to wire this one and have three outlets and then just a simple plug at the very end of that which I can plug into here and I can run everything that I need to run here for days and days and days and then I can literally just put it back into my car and run my car for a couple of hours and then charge this thing back up, or if I go to work or a coffee shop or something like that.

So if you’re someone who has real minimal needs, real minimal power needs like this place, it’s going to be charging up all my devices, running a TV, maybe also running a small camp style electric refrigerator and powering up my drone. Even running a small TV, this thing will do it all, ’cause it has, at any given time, these two ports together can output 250 watts. I mean that’s pretty impressive for a small set-up like this. Let me show you how it works.

The reason why this kind of technology excites me, because it’s kind of a game changer if you’re someone who lives or camps in a teardrop camper or like if you go out to your cabin for the weekend and you have super minimal needs, like lights, maybe a very small, super efficient fridge, a TV, and whatever, you can take this with you. You don’t even need a solar system but you have to do the math to make sure this would work for you and if you’re one of those people, you just need very minimal needs, you can take this with you and you’re good to go. So you don’t have to have solar panels. You wouldn’t need charge control, batteries, all these things. Just make sure it’s plugged up before you go then if halfway through the trip or what not you need to charge it up, just make sure you have an inverter in your car. Just charge it up.

I have a Boosted board, an electric skateboard, and this will almost triple my distance that I can actually go. So I can throw this thing in my backpack and halfway through the trip or what not, can just bring this thing out, bring the charger out to my Boosted board, and charge it up and keep going.

So that’s it. That’s the ChargeTech battery bank. I think this one is called simply, the Plug, and I like it. It’s a really, really cool product. When I get this place completely wired up, I’ll show you how it actually works and I’ll give you some more feedback. I’ll leave a link down in the description below if you wanna pick one up.

Thanks for ChargeTech for sending me this thing. Again, like I said, this is perfect if you have very, very minimal needs. So thank you for watching.

Steven Harrell is owner and CEO of Tiny House Listings. Follow his Youtube Channel here.

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Henry - February 7, 2019 Reply

So would this be good for a small cabin with a solar panel to charge it instead of a car. My thoughts are power for an AirBnB cabin that will be used mostly weekends, but not continuous and will have a small fridge, microwave a sink and bathroom. Looking for a solution that does not require me to run power or plumbing to the cabin(s) by the lake. Practice my construction skills and build each a bit different using various materials for an eclectic mix of tiny house charm.

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