There are many power stations available in the market right now, so the question is, how do you know which one is the right one for you? While power stations are great alternatives to using energy from the grid or using it as backup power or power you can take with you on the road, the problem with some power stations is that their battery size is fixed.
This means that sometimes you can’t really get a one-size-fits-all solution where you might end up buying one for the road and another for home use. If you’d rather not deal with that, then you might remember that just last week, Zendure announced its Superbase V modular power station.
As a reminder, the power station system will be launching on Kickstarter next week so if you are hearing about this for the first time, here are some reasons to consider joining its crowdfunding campaign.
First commercially available semi-solid state batteries
Zendure boasts that the Superbase V is the first commercially available semi-solid state battery system. For those wondering why this matters, it is because semi-solid state batteries offer up to 42% higher energy density, meaning that it can store more energy compared to another power station of a similar size.
This means that if size is a concern of yours, which is important when you’re on the road, then this is obviously a huge advantage. Semi-solid state batteries also reduce the need for other types of materials which in turn can reduce costs.
Customizable, modular design
zendureLike we said, one of the strengths of the Superbase V is its modular system. This means that users are free to attach as many or as little battery packs as they need. For example, you could keep extra battery packs at home to use it as a backup generator of sorts, but then you can take the base unit and maybe an extra battery pack if you want to take it on the road.
The base model itself offers 4.6/6.4kWh (LIFEPO4 versus semi-solid state) of power and will be able to go up to 46/64kWh, so depending on your needs or the situation at hand, you can decide how much power you need as opposed to buying a cheaper, smaller power station only to realize it isn’t enough.
Zendure has also made sure to include a bunch of different ports and plugs so that you will be able to charge and power all manner of gadgets and appliances.
If there is a good reason to buy Zendure’s Superbase V system, it would be its price. As we had mentioned, the company will be launching the system on Kickstarter to crowdfund its creation, and those who are willing to back the project will actually be able to get the base model at a super early bird pricing of just $1,999, or if they want the more powerful model, it will go for $3,299.
While it sounds expensive, note that the retail price for the base and more powerful model will go for $4,599 and $6,999 respectively, so you’ll be saving quite a lot of money if you’re willing to be an early backer. Plus, the company is also offering a $500 coupon if you’re willing to commit $100 right now, knocking even more money off the final price tag.
One thing to note for backers of the project, Zendure states that the initial availability of the Superbase V system will be for Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Austria, Denmark, Czech Republic, France, Monaco, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Estonia, Finland, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ireland, Portugal, Sweden, Spain, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, United States, Japan, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.
The Kickstarter campaign will be launching at 9:00 AM on the 29th of September and will run until the 18th of November for a total of 53 days.