"Battery Packs" are storage devices. "Battery Packs" aren't "Solar Generators". Refrigerators aren't "Food Generators".

OllieChristopher

Active member
That's good info and I never thought of a few small ones instead of one large. I almost considered the Dometic PLB-40. It's one of those buy once cry once items. I could not overlook the Jackery. I was price driven on that and my solar panel.
 

1000arms

Well-known member
:unsure: ... It appears to me that you are still complaining about people complaining about not using the correct term, and, for someone who says he/she doesn't care, you seem to do a lot of nitpicking about nitpicking.
AGAIN, NO. I don't care what term they use, It's not going to change one second of my life. You started this pointless thread Not Me. And you are using it against anyone who does not agree with with your way of thinking, ...
Well, it seems quite apparent to me that you do care, because you keep posting in a thread that you try to claim is pointless. :)

I created this thread to help people from being fooled by what I consider to be a deceptive marketing term. If you want to think a battery pack is a "solar generator", well, that is your choice!

I posted this thread because I don't want anyone buying a "solar generator" as a gift or for themselves, without knowing what the product truly is. I think respect and care for others is a perfectly good reason to start a thread. :)
 
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67cj5

Man On a Mission
That's good info and I never thought of a few small ones instead of one large. I almost considered the Dometic PLB-40. It's one of those buy once cry once items. I could not overlook the Jackery. I was price driven on that and my solar panel.
The Jackery is as good as any other out there and it has a 110 or 240v outlet depending where you are/Live in the World, In one respect the Jackery has the edge over the PLB because it has the AC inverter, Where as my Idea was to go totally 12v as I have inverters ranging from 300w up to 1500/3000w pure sine wave plus I have a 2000w Petrol/Gas powered Generator to use on longer trips if needed,

The latest range of Jackery Power Boxes are up on the top shelf along with Bluetti/Power Oak and Dometic, So If the Jackery or Rockpalls layout works for you then I would stick with them and grab a Spare if at all possible then you will not be limited by Cloudy Days or running short of Outlets etc. The other good thing about having 1 or 2 extra smaller Boxes is if one goes down or fails then you still have power, If you buy one of those Big Ones and it goes down then you have got nothing and have to cut your Trip Short and pack up and Go Home. (y)
 
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1000arms

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FWIW in my experience, mAh ratings are used to relate capacity to how long the battery(s) will support a load for a specific amount of time, typically hours, portion of a hour, minutes, and seconds. Having the capacity stated in mAh (vs Ah), just makes it easier to figure out. With experience, most people can calculate the result in their head and get a pretty good estimate. mAh capacity has become a standard measurement, and helps in making comparisons for equivalent voltage and type batteries, or to figure out which battery to select for a specific task. This is associated with a specific time period that is needed for the load to do the task.

In a nutshell it takes more math equations to figure out batteries specific load capacity in Ah vs mAh. It is no problem for the end user to choose whatever they wish as a measurement. So as you can see there is no deception or marketing ploys. Milliamps is strictly a standard of measurement used to accurately calculate battery capacity.

I hope this explains it accurately. I'm in no way arguing to as what measurement you want to use. Whatever you choose is fine. I'm simply explaining as to why you see battery capacity in milliamps vs amps. For those of you that have a MacBook click on the apple in the left hand corner and check out your battery. All measurements are in mAh.

Rockpals has a fantastic deal on a portable power station right now. 520 watt hours and less than 15lbs for only 329.00 with instant coupon. I am not familiar with this brand but that is a hard deal to pass up for someone looking for one of these.

The specs are clear as day and are as follows: 520WH/46.85AH, 500W, 1000W Peak, equivalent 140400mAh/3.7V No fake marketing and the mAh rating is being used appropriately for the description of use.

Add in a small solar panel and you have yourself a really nice portable solar generator to take with you off grid in your travels.

... The OP made a confusing statement that a fridge doesn't generate food. To me anything that holds food generates it. ...
:unsure: ... :unsure: ... :unsure: ... I've taught kids, and I've taught adults, many subjects. I've written (and drawn) on chalkboards, whiteboards, napkins, in sand and snow, and using computers.

I created this thread to help people from being fooled by what I consider to be a deceptive marketing term, but, I'm sorry, I don't know how to help you.
 

67cj5

Man On a Mission
That's good info and I never thought of a few small ones instead of one large. I almost considered the Dometic PLB-40. It's one of those buy once cry once items. I could not overlook the Jackery. I was price driven on that and my solar panel.
There's some good info In this link most of it I have been saying for a couple of years now ever since I bought the PLB's, Stating that these power boxes are able to replace Duel Battery systems,

 

1000arms

Well-known member
Hahahaha! This thread is gold! ... It's something i find quite amusing too! ...

I chuckle at this type of stuff, but if people are silly enough to buy them, its on them really! :)
Thanks!

True, but, I created this thread because I don't want kind-hearted-but-naive-people buying a "solar generator" as a gift for someone else, or for themselves, without knowing what the product truly is.:)

Yes, it is on them, but, if they do a little research and find this thread, well, they just might now be a bit more knowledgeable.

:unsure: ... Say, isn't that one of the nice things about a forum like this? ... :cool:
 

67cj5

Man On a Mission
The cool thing is I now have both a dual battery and a power box. Thank you for the link Sir.
I bought 2 of the fold out Solar Panel rated at 120w each so I can hook them up in series or parallel depending on how bright the sun is or whether I am Charging a PLB or my my Battery Bank or the Starter Battery,

I made up leads with the big Anderson Plugs to fit the PLB also so I can add a Meter in line so I can monitor the power coming from the Solar in to the PLB, The Panels Came with a PWM controllers If needed and I have made up Leads so I can hook up a Victron MPPT controller when charging my Battery bank. So I have multi ways of of charging using the 2 folding panels.
 
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