I have been eagerly awaiting the discharge of the UK model of Zendure’s enormous SuperBase Professional 2000 energy station. Common readers will do not forget that final 12 months I spent two months off-grid with the Jackery Explorer 1000 photo voltaic generator as my solely supply of energy. OK, I did use automotive charging for my iPhone when touring, however every little thing else – laptop computer, drones, cameras – relied on the Jackery for energy.
The Jackery Explorer 1000 had a battery capability of 1002Wh and was able to 1000W of output and 2000W surge.
I assumed that was enormous.
The SuperBase Professional 2000 dwarfs it.
Bodily, the factor is gigantic.
Like a small suitcase.
Weighing in at over 46 kilos, Zendure has kitted the SuperBase Professional 2000 with wheels, a telescopic drag deal with, and a suitcase deal with to make it simpler to maneuver.
When you’re shifting the SuperBase Professional 2000 any distance, you will love the wheels and the handles.
You actually will.
Packing a battery capability of two,096Wh, and able to 2000W sustained AC output, with a surge functionality of 3000W, this can be a actual monster.
It options six UK energy retailers, two 100W USB-C ports, two 20W USB-C outputs, three 136W DC ports, and a 12V automotive outlet port.
For inputs, there’s an AC port and an XT60 port. I have been utilizing the XT60 port to attach the SuperBase Professional 2000 to my 200W Zendure photo voltaic panel.
On the entrance of the SuperBase Professional is an array of buttons, a tremendous 6.1-inch show that provides an at-a-glance view of what is going on on with the ability station, and there is additionally built-in Wi-Fi and mobile help, so you’ll be able to hook up with it through your app.
Additionally on the entrance, there is a built-in LED mild you could management via the app. Useful for each emergency illumination and ambient lighting.
It will take me some time to hold out an entire check of the SuperBase Professional 2000, however in the previous couple of days, I have been utilizing it each as a house / workplace energy provide, in addition to have been taking it with me when out and about to cost my laptop computer, cameras, and drones.
Up to now, I am impressed.
Capability and energy outputs are spot on – I’d not count on something much less from Zendure – and the machine has been rock stable in my testing, even within the baking summer time warmth of the UK (which is not that baking actually by world requirements, but it surely’s been fairly scorching).
And 2000Wh of energy is a variety of energy. It is sufficient to run a small fridge for a day, a microwave oven for a few hours, recharge a MacBook a few dozen instances, and even give a Tesla a five-mile vary top-up.
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And through the use of AC to recharge, you will get the SuperBase Professional 2000 from zero to 80 % cost in about an hour, which is superb for these instances while you’ve left every little thing till the final minute.
Connection to the machine utilizing the app over each Wi-Fi and mobile, and it has been superior to have the ability to monitor and management the SuperBase Professional 2000 whether or not I am within the room or not. I used to be initially dismissive in regards to the mobile connectivity function, however have been shocked how a lot I’ve used it.
The construct can be sturdy. The wheels are good for hauling the SuperBase Professional 2000 over easy or tough terrain, and the 2 handles are nice, being robust sufficient to encourage confidence that they don’t seem to be going to interrupt off, however compact and light-weight sufficient to not get in the way in which or add an excessive amount of in the way in which of bulk.
Little issues just like the spring-loaded prime deal with are very good touches.
General, I am actually loving the Zendure SuperBase Professional 2000. I do know that energy stations aren’t for everybody and the value of this unit is approach past what somebody would possibly pay for an influence financial institution – at present, you’ll be able to choose one up from Zendure for $ 1,899 – however if you need plenty of transportable energy, whether or not that is AC energy, USB-C, DC, or 12V, then that is the unit for you.
Mixed with a 200W photo voltaic panel, you could have a really transportable energy station for beneath $ 2,500.
I am planning on placing much more use on the SuperBase Professional 2000 over the approaching weeks and can observe up with the way it has carried out beneath longer-term, heavy use.