Westinghouse iGen160s Portable Power Station
Westinghouse iGen160s Portable Power Station is a lightweight and compact, but rather versatile portable power station, suitable for camping, fishing, hunting, tailgating, road trips, and other off-the-grid situations, emergencies included.
Westinghouse iGen160s is powered by 155 Wh lithium-ion battery, can be used indoors since it emits no fumes or gases. Due to its dimensions, its output power is somewhat limited, but it can still power a broad range of smaller home appliances, it can recharge smartphones, tablets, laptops, drones, etc.
Published: February 22, 2021.
Westinghouse iGen160s Features and Specifications
Westinghouse iGen160s is powered by the 155 Wh lithium-ion battery and provides 100W watts continuously and 150 peak watts.
Its physical dimensions are (L x W x H) 8.14 x 3.77 x 7 inches (~20.7 x 9.6 x 17.8 cm) and it weighs only 3.75 pounds (~1.7 kg) - it can be easily carried around via a builtin handle or even in the backpack.
Despite the size, Westinghouse iGen160s features a pair of 120V AC household ports, a pair of 5V DC ports (2.1 Amps), one 5V DC USB-C port (2.0 Amps), one 5V DC quick charge USB 3.0 port (2.0 Amps), and three 12V DC 5.5 mm ports.
Westinghouse iGen160s is suitable for smaller loads, like charging telephones, laptops, drones, tablets, and similar, but if required it can power, for example, 32-inch LED TV for ~3 hours.
Additionally, Westinghouse iGen160s features one ultra-bright LED flashlight that also features Strobe and SOS light modes and one LED light panel.
LED display provides all the relevant data to the user in an easy-to-read format, including statutes regarding DC Output, AC Output On/Off, USB Output, DC Input Charging, AC/DC Status, and remaining battery charge.
Note: Westinghouse iGen160s is very simple to use and maintain lithium-ion portable power station, but when it arrives, be sure to check its User's Guide - better safe than sorry.
How to Recharge Westinghouse iGen160s?
Westinghouse iGen160s is recharged via a port that accepts a 5.5 x 2.1 mm plug. By default, the unit comes with:
- wall socket charger which is able to recharge the battery fully in ~6 hours,
- car charger consisting of a charger and cigarette lighter plug which is able to recharge the battery in 6-7 hours.
Also, Westinghouse iGen160s is a solar compatible portable power station and can be recharged with any solar panel that has 5.5 x 2.1 mm 13V - 25V/2A DC plug - solar panels are NOT included, but if required, it can be ordered online.
Solar panels with 5.5 x 2.1 mm plug and being able to produce 13V - 25V/2A DC are more than enough to recharge Westinghouse iGen160S in 6-7 hours, although this time can be longer if the solar conditions are not ideal.
Westinghouse iGen160s Safety Features
Westinghouse iGen160s portable power station includes short circuit protection, overload protection, over-voltage protection, over-current protection, low voltage protection, and temperature control.
Although it is very safe to use, Westinghouse iGen160s and similar units are not toys and should not be treated as toys.
Long Story Short: Westinghouse iGen160s is a compact, reliable, and affordable portable power station. It cannot be used to power large home appliances and similar loads, but it is not designed for that - smaller appliances up to 100 watts may be powered for 1 hour easily, with some energy left in the battery for emergencies.
Having a portable station like Westinghouse iGen160s combined with a solar panel can increase the safety of campers, fishermen, hunters, or people in emergencies by quite a lot, making it one of the most popular units in its class.
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