Best bang for the buck
no isssue I noticed you can use the unit while charging with the power brick it that supplments about 170 watts of draw if you have enough battery power to power your demand. not sure if other reviewers noticed that.
The run time for the load that I had connected was right where it was supposed to be. It has several charging options. The unit weighs 50lbs which is normal for one with this capacity. The price from your website is unbeatable.
Works great I don't have to run my generator all the time. I would however, like to know which solar panel works best for this unit. It does not come with one, or any recommendations. Thanks!
Pros: Great value for the capacity, relatively quiet with limited fan activity
Cons: Slow charging (I'm getting ~200W, which means it will take 12 hours to charge from empty), Has difficulty handling surge wattage (e.g., AC compressor startup) even if below rated capacity, no UPS (when any devices are connected, the unit will not charge)
I use my unit primarily for peak shaving. My AC unit is rated for ~1500W surge at startup, and this battery cannot handle that and turns off. I attached a 1500W UPS between the battery and the AC unit to handle the initial surge and that solved the issue.
Customer support ghosted me after I asked for a replacement on warranty because of the surge wattage problem, so deducting one star for that.
But generally works for what I need it and very good value.