The popularity of power stations seems to be growing. This is because one of the advantages power stations have over more traditional generators is that in some cases, they can be more portable, making it perfect for users who are constantly on the move in their RVs or who like to take camping trips and want something small that they can bring around.
With there being so many different choices available in the market today, it can be a bit hard to decide which power station is best for you. In this article, we’ll be taking a look at the Growatt INFINITY 1500 power station and we’ll highlight some of the features that might make it worth your consideration.
- Net Weight – ~36.4lbs (16.5kg)
- Dimensions (LxWxH) – 16.5 x 9.1 x 11.3 in (418.7 x 230 x 287mm)
- Capacity – 1512Wh
- AC Output – 100V~120V, 60Hz, Pure Sine Wave/100V~120V, 60Hz, Pure Sine Wave/Max. 2000W , 4000W Surge Peak
- USB-A – 2 x 12W Max (5V, 2.4 A)
- USB-C PD – 2 x 60W Max (5V/9V/15V/20V, 3A)
- Quick Charge 3.0 – 2 x 18W Max (5V/9V/12V, 2.4A)
- 12 outlets
- Wireless charging
Going green with solar charging
One of the advantages that power stations have over traditional power generators is that they don’t need to be filled with gas/diesel to operate. In fact, one of the selling points of the Growatt INFINITY 1500 is that it can be charged using solar power.
This means that as long as you have access to an area that gets enough sunlight, you can charge the INFINITY 1500 power station without having to seek out a wall outlet or connect it to your vehicle, which would just end up draining your car’s battery anyway.
Solar charging usually has a bad rep for being slow to charge, but Growatt claims that the INFINITY 1500 supports super-fast solar charging speeds. When used with compatible 800W solar charging panels, Growatt says that the INFINITY 1500 can be fully recharged in as quickly as 2.5 hours!
This is actually pretty fast when you think about how big the battery of the INFINITY 1500 is, and also how these are solar charging times we’re talking about. There are phones out there that still ship with tiny chargers that actually take just as long, if not longer, to fully charge a much smaller battery.
Growatt also claims 99% MPPT efficiency which reduces the amount of energy lost during the solar charging process, and this efficiency is what helps it achieve those shorter charging times.
Uninterruptible Power Supply
When it comes to power stations, some of us might need them only for recreational purposes, but there are some who might rely on medical equipment or run other types of appliances whose power cannot be interrupted.
With the INFINITY 1500, Growatt promises USP (uninterruptible power supply) which means that if there is ever a blackout in your home and you need to ensure that certain devices continue to run without any interruptions, the INFINITY 1500 has you covered.
Growatt claims that with the UPS feature, it can make the switch over to the power station in less than 20ms, which means that you should not even notice anything and that whatever device it is connected to will continue to remain operational. So if you happen to stay in some place that suffers from the occasional blackout, the INFINITY 1500’s UPS feature will no doubt come in handy.
Smart control with mobile app
Another advantage the INFINITY 1500 has over more traditional power generators is that like with a lot of modern gadgets, it can be controlled using the accompanying smartphone app. This will allow users to remotely monitor the power station using either a WiFi or Bluetooth connection.
From the app, users will not only be able to monitor the power station, but control it remotely, and also provide users with direct access to customer service in case they ever need some assistance. Growatt also notes that in some cases, the app might be preferred especially if you’re out in direct sunlight and the lighting is too harsh to see the screen on the power station, so using your phone is a great alternative to that.
Multiple outlet support
Despite the Growatt INFINITY1500 being billed as a portable power station solution, don’t let its portable nature fool you into thinking that it isn’t as powerful. Featuring support for 2,000W pure sine wave and a 1,512Wh battery, the INFINITY 1500 can power all kinds of devices and can be used in all kinds of situations.
There are a total of 12 power outlets that have been built into the INFINITY 1500. There are your typical USB-A and USB-C ports so if you need to charge things like Bluetooth speakers, tablets, or smartphones, it’s got you covered.
But if you need to charge something a bit more powerful like a laptop, a microwave oven, a projector, a TV, or even a coffee machine, the built-in AC outlets will allow you to do just that. There’s even a built-in wireless charging pad on top of the power station that you can use to wirelessly charge your phone or wireless earbuds.
This in turn helps free up one of the USB-A or USB-C slots that you can use to charge something else in the event you’re not in any particular rush. So if you need to use the INFINITY 1500 as either a home energy backup system, or if you want to go on a camping trip but enjoy certain modern-day comforts, the INFINITY 1500’s got you covered.
Pricing and availability
If you’re sold on the features of the Growatt INFINITY 1500, it will be available either via Growatt’s website or on Amazon. The INFINITY 1500 is normally priced at $1,599, but right now the company is offering users a discount where the price has been dropped down to a more affordable $1,299 on its official website, so do check it out if you’re in the market for a new power station that’s pack full of features and has a relatively affordable price tag.
For the best deals possible, use the discount codes below:
- Growatt website 【extra】$50 OFF: discount code GrowattBF (11/15-11/30)
- Amazon 【extra】15% OFF: discount code GRTBFCM15 (11/24-11/29)
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