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Home can be a personal sanctuary for you and your family. Each day can be fun, exciting and sometimes scary. Portable power and stored energy makes home life more convenient, enjoyable, safe and secure no matter what the day brings. Come see how.


USING POWER AROUND THE HOUSE


Today, more than ever, we value our freedom. And that includes freedom from having to be tethered to a wall outlet for power or being dependent on the grid. Lion Energy’s power solutions provides freedom to have power wherever you need it, whenever you need it… with no strings or cords attached. Come see how.


INDOORS OR OUTDOORS, YOU DECIDE...

Indoor

When you think of power usage inside your home, you probably think you’re covered by simply plugging everything into wall outlets. That’s nice but not very convenient or practical. Sometimes there’s just not enough outlets or they’re not in the right spot. Power solutions that are safe, silent, renewable AND portable can make home life more convenient and enjoyable.

Ways to Use Portable Power in Your Home

There are a host of ways to use portable power inside your home—powering laptops, cell phones, tablets and computers, TVs, gaming devices, CPAP machines and the list goes on and on. The idea is having convenient, safe (no fumes or pollutants), silent and renewable energy or power where you need it.

Sometimes outlets are to far way or there aren’t enough where you need them. For example, want to run your laptop from the comfort of your favorite chair but the wall outlet is too far away? What about charging your phone on the front porch while you chat with a friend and enjoy the fresh air? And what about making sure that CPAP machine works all night even when the power goes out and you didn’t even notice the outage because you were sleeping? Portable power comes in handy!

And for those who want to have a complete energy storage system in their home, for everyday use or in emergencies, check out the Lion Sanctuary Energy Storage System. Learn More.

Now, let’s look at some handy portable power solutions below. Learn More.

Outdoor

Portable power for outdoor use is more of a need in todays world than it is just for fun. Taking care of your yard, vehicles, or even fun activities outside often require a source of power. And you don't want to drag a long extension cord around to provide power for your devices. Safe, renewable portable power solutions make life better for you and for the environment.

Ways To Use Portable Power Outside:

Think about all the convenient ways to use portable power outside:

  • with your power tools
  • yard equipment like electric edgers and trimmers
  • jump-starting your vehicles and riding lawnmowers
  • ambient lighting
  • projectors and big screen TVs
  • grilling and cooking on smokers
  • charging devices while your camping… well, you get the idea.

Portable power means you don’t have to be tethered to the wall outlet or drag extension cords around. It means you’ve got power where you need it and when you need it.

Below we'll take a look at some portable power units for the outdoors. We’ll start with smaller units and work our way up. Learn More.

 


TYPES OF POWER


When you want to power things around the house and yard or on the go, there are basically three options—wall outlets, generators and portable power units, and home energy storage . Let's take a closer look at these last two options.


GENERATOR & POWER CORDS

Generators can provide a good source of power because they often have a higher output (watts) so they can run things that require lots of power AND that you want to run for longer periods of time. Fuel-based generators are an option but they also have some limitations:

  • Requires fuel so you need to have a supply of gas on hand and keep restocking that based on how much you use the generator.
  • Emits fume or other types of pollutants so you can't use them indoors and their not as friendly to the environment.ment.
  • Noise levels vary but generators can be noisy which means you'll want to set them far enough away from you that you're not bothered by the noise. That also means their a bit more likely to "walk off" when you're not looking. Also, if your out at a designated campsite, most have a noise restriction time where you can't run your generator, and therefore can't power things during those restricted times.
  • Maintenance plans need to be put into place just like any fuel-driven piece of equipment. Generators require maintenance.

Tip: There is a high-quality lithium generator you can plug your RV into that you might want to check out. It doesn't have the above limitations. It's called the Lion Safari ME. Learn More

 

PORTABLE POWER UNIT

Lithium based portable power units provide a great alternative to fuel-based generators. They are safe, silent and renewable.

Here's some key advantages of lithium power units over fuel-based generators:

  • No gas is needed. You can recharge them by harnessing the power of the sun using solar panels.

  • No pollutants or fumes. They are eco-friendly, can be used indoors—good for you and for the planet.
  • Silent. You won't have to worry about noise restrictions and waking up to the generator turning on.

  • No Maintenance. They'll hold a charge for several months and up to a year if you don't use it during that time and you don't have to change fluids, spark plugs or other repairs.

Tip: There are different types of portable power units that have a range of capacities and features. You may want to get a small one that fits into the palm of your hand for light needs and another, more powerful one as a "work horse" around the house and yard.

 

 


TYPES OF POWER


When you want to power things around the house and yard, there are basically three options—wall outlets, generators and portable power units. Let's take a closer look at these last two options.


GENERATOR & POWER CORDS

Generators can provide a good source of power because they often have a higher output (watts) so they can run things that require lots of power AND that you want to run for longer periods of time. Fuel-based generators are an option but they also have some limitations:

  • Requires fuel so you need to have a supply of gas on hand and keep restocking that based on how much you use the generator.
  • Emits fume or other types of pollutants so you can't use them indoors and their not as friendly to the environment.ment.
  • Noise levels vary but generators can be noisy which means you'll want to set them far enough away from you that you're not bothered by the noise. That also means their a bit more likely to "walk off" when you're not looking. Also, if your out at a designated campsite, most have a noise restriction time where you can't run your generator, and therefore can't power things during those restricted times.
  • Maintenance plans need to be put into place just like any fuel-driven piece of equipment. Generators require maintenance.

Tip: There is a high-quality lithium generator you can plug your RV into that you might want to check out. It doesn't have the above limitations. It's called the Lion Safari ME. Learn More

 

PORTABLE POWER UNIT

Lithium based portable power units provide a great alternative to fuel-based generators. They are safe, silent and renewable.

Here's some key advantages of lithium power units over fuel-based generators:

  • No gas is needed. You can recharge them by harnessing the power of the sun using solar panels.

  • No pollutants or fumes. They are eco-friendly, can be used indoors—good for you and for the planet.
  • Silent. You won't have to worry about noise restrictions and waking up to the generator turning on.

  • No Maintenance. They'll hold a charge for several months and up to a year if you don't use it during that time and you don't have to change fluids, spark plugs or other repairs.

Tip: There are different types of portable power units that have a range of capacities and features. You may want to get a small one that fits into the palm of your hand for light needs and another, more powerful one as a "work horse" around the house and yard.

 

 


BEST POWER UNITS FOR
AROUND THE HOUSE


There are several portable power options and a few home energy storage options. Most people want the best value and we'll recommend what we believe are the best options. And you can see why others think the same thing by checking out each product's reviews.


LION SAFARI ME

The Safari ME™ is a great combination of power output (2,000W continuous, 4,000 surge), energy storage (922Wh) and portability (45.5 lbs) for use all around the home, the yard, at work or on an adventure. It can power virtually anything you can plug into a standard wall outlet—fridge, freezer, kitchen appliances, communication devices, lights, fans, power tools, TVs, CPAP machines, and the list goes on and on. It's also a great source of backup power during emergencies so you can keep things running and be connected until the grid comes back online. It also has optional solar panels so you can harness the power of the sun! And if you need more stored energy, the Safari ME has an optional expansion battery pack called the XP.

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LION SAFARI LT

When you need a little more power and still be portable, the Safari LT has what you need with 500W of output, 450Wh of stored energy, and multiple connections (AC, USB, USB-C, 12V). This is a pure sine wave power unit that can be used to power medical devices like CPAP machines through the night and also power a variety of other device like mini fridges, electric smokers/grills, drones, and the list goes on. It can be recharged using wall outlets, solar panels, 12V vehicle outlets, and can be used over 1,000 times. It only weighs just over 10 lbs.

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LION CUB GO

This 3 lbs lithium power unit has solid capacity (150W output, 120Wh stored energy), multiple outputs (AC, USB, 12V) a built in 3-stage flashlight, and can be recharged with an optional solar panel. It’s great to power cell phones, TVs, laptops and more. It's also TSA approved so you can take it with you on a plane.

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LION CUB JC

One portable power unit everyone should have is the Lion Cub JC. It is a multi-purpose lithium power unit. First, it is a powerful jump starter for vehicles that is super easy to use and can jump up to 20 vehicles on a single charge. Use it for cars, light trucks, UTVs, riding lawn mowers, motorcycles, boats, and more. Second, it is an air compressor to inflate low tires up to 120psi. Third, it is a USB power bank to charge up your devices. And fourth, it is a 3-stage flashlight. The Cub JC is like your own emergency assistant in the palm of your hand.

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LION SAFARI ME

 

The Safari ME is a great combination of power output (2,000W continuous, 4,000 surge), energy storage (922Wh) and portability (45.5 lbs) for use all around the home, the yard, at work or on an adventure. It can power virtually anything you can plug into a standard wall outlet—fridge, freezer, kitchen appliances, communication devices, lights, fans, power tools, and the list goes on and on. It's also a great source of backup power during emergencies so you can keep things running and be connected until the grid comes back online. It also has optional solar panels so you can harness the power of the sun! And if you need more stored energy, the Safari ME has an optional expansion battery pack called the XP.

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LION SAFARI LT

 

When you need a little more power and still be portable, the Safari LT has what you need with 500W of output, 450Wh of stored energy, and multiple connections (AC, USB, USB-C, 12V). This is a pure sine wave power unit that can be used to power medical devices like CPAP machines through the night and also power a variety of other device like mini fridges, electric smokers/grills, drones, and the list goes on. It can be recharged using wall outlets, solar panels, 12V vehicle outlets, and can be used over 1,000 times. It only weighs just over 10 lbs.

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LION CUB GO

 

This 3 lbs lithium power unit has solid capacity (150W output, 120Wh stored energy), multiple outputs (AC, USB, 12V) a built in 3-stage flashlight, and can be recharged with an optional solar panel. It’s great to power cell phones, TVs, laptops and more. It's also TSA approved so you can take it with you on a plane.

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LION CUB JC

One portable power unit everyone should have is the Lion Cub JC. It is a multi-purpose lithium power unit. First, it is a powerful jump starter for vehicles that is super easy to use and can jump up to 20 vehicles on a single charge. Use it for cars, light trucks, UTVs, riding lawn mowers, motorcycles, boats, and more. Second, it is an air compressor to inflate low tires up to 120psi. Third, it is a USB power bank to charge up your devices. And fourth, it is a 3-stage flashlight. The Cub JC is like your own emergency assistant in the palm of your hand.

Sold out
 

LION CUB JC

 

One portable power unit everyone should have is the Lion Cub JC. It is a multi-purpose lithium power unit. First, it is a powerful jump starter for vehicles that is super easy to use and can jump up to 20 vehicles on a single charge. Use it for cars, light trucks, UTVs, riding lawn mowers, motorcycles, boats, and more. Second, it is an air compressor to inflate low tires up to 120psi. Third, it is a USB power bank to charge up your devices. And fourth, it is a 3-stage flashlight. The Cub JC is like your own emergency assistant in the palm of your hand.

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RECHARGING YOUR
POWER UNIT


Portable power is a great way to keep all your devices charged. But how do you keep your portable power units charged? With the three units we recommended (Cub GO™, Safari LT™ and Safari ME™), they have multiple ways to be recharged—from a wall outlet, from the sun through solar panels, and some can even be recharged using your vehicle or a hand crank. Lion Energy has specific solar panels for each power unit that you can check out from our main page on this website. They are easy to plug into each unit. The Cub GO can be charged in ~6 hours, the Safari LT in as little as 3.5 hours and the Safari ME in just over 80 minutes.


WALL CHARGING

All portable power units should come with a charging cord for the wall. It's pretty straight forward, plug the correct end into the power unit (usually on the back) and the other end into the standard wall outlet. The power units we recommended all have a display or lights that will show it charging.

SOLAR CHARGING

Harnessing the power of the sun through solar panels is a great way to recharge the power unit — it may take a little longer because you need good, direct sunlight but it's good for the planet and good on your pocket book. The power units we recommended all have optional solar panels for them and easily plug into the back or side of the unit.

12V CHARGING

Some portable power units like the Safari LT can also be charged using the 12V output in your vehicle, sometimes called the cigarette lighter outlet. When plugged into this 12V output, the power unit is going to be recharged using the energy generated from the vehicle.

WIND OR WATER CHARGING

If you're really wanting to go green, you can fiind charging adapters by searching the internet that you can recharge many power units using wind or water flow. Just be sure the adapter can connect to your specific portable power unit.

HAND CRANK CHARGING

Another way to recharge some power units and get in a good workout as well, is to use a hand crank. It connects to the power unit and then you use the "muscle power" method and crank the handle around and around. This isn't for the faint of heart but can be used in emergencies when the other options aren't available.


RECHARGING YOUR
POWER UNIT


Portable power is a great way to keep all your devices charged. But how do you keep your portable power units charged? With the three units we recommended (Cub GO, Safari LT and Safari ME), they have multiple ways to be recharged—from a wall outlet, from the sun through solar panels, and some can even be recharged using your vehicle or a hand crank. Lion Energy has specific solar panels for each power unit that you can check out from our main page on this website. They are easy to plug into each unit. The Cub GO can be charged in ~6 hours, the Safari LT in as little as 3.5 hours and the Safari ME in just over 80 minutes.


WALL CHARGING

All portable power units should come with a charging cord for the wall. It's pretty straight forward, plug the correct end into the power unit (usually on the back) and the other end into the standard wall outlet. The power units we recommended all have a display or lights that will show it charging.

SOLAR CHARGING

Harnessing the power of the sun through solar panels is a great way to recharge the power unit—it may take a little longer because you need good, direct sunlight but it's good for the planet and good on your pocket book. The power units we recommended all have optional solar panels for them and easily plug into the back or side of the unit.

12V CHARGING

Some portable power units like the Safari LT can also be charged using the 12V output in your vehicle, sometimes called the cigarette lighter outlet. When plugged into this 12V output, the power unit is going to be recharged using the energy generated from the vehicle.

WIND OR WATER CHARGING

If you're really wanting to go green, you can get charging adapters searching the internet that you can recharge many power units using wind or water flow. Just be sure the adapter can connect to your specific portable power unit.

HAND CRANK CHARGING

Another way to recharge some power units and get in a good workout as well, is to use a hand crank. It connects to the power unit and then you use the "muscle power" method and crank the handle around and around. This isn't for the faint of heart but can be used in emergencies when the other options aren't available.


WHAT CAN POWER UNITS CHARGE AND FOR HOW LONG?


There’s lots to know about each power unit but we often get two questions asked more than all the rest:

What can it power? How long can it power it?


First, you need a basic understanding of some terms: Watts (W) and Watt hours (Wh). In simple terms, watts are how much power a device needs to run and watt hours is how much energy is stored. Each of Lion’s power units have W and Wh specifications on the unit and on our website.

Second, you need to know how many W the device you want to power or charge actually needs. You can get this by looking on the label or searching the internet.

With these two pieces of data (W and Wh), you can answer both of the question “What can it power?” and “For how long?” So, what can it power? The device you want to power needs to require less watts than the power unit can output. And how long can it power the device? Here’s a simple formula you can use:

Watt hours / Watts = Estimated Run time (Wh / W = ERT).

So let’s use the Cub GO and a cell phone as an example. From the specs, we know the Cub GO has 150W of output and 120Wh of stored energy. A quick internet search tells us the W a specific cell phone needs. We will use 6W for this example. Since the Cub GO can output 150W, the answer is “yes” it can power a cell phone. Now, using the formula above we can get an estimate of “For how long?” 120Wh / 6W = 20hrs of estimated run time. You can do the same process to check on any device.


WHAT CAN POWER UNITS CHARGE AND FOR HOW LONG?


There’s lots to know about each power unit but we often get two questions asked more than all the rest:

What can it power? How long can it power it?


First, you need a basic understanding of some terms: Watts (W) and Watt hours (Wh). In simple terms, watts are how much power a device needs to run and watt hours is how much energy is stored. Each of Lion’s power units have W and Wh specifications on the unit and on our website.

Second, you need to know how many W the device you want to power or charge needs. You can get this by looking on the label or searching the internet.

With these two pieces of data, you can answer both of the question “What can it power?” and “For how long?” The device you want to power needs to require less watts than the power unit can output. As for how long it can power the device, here’s a simple formula you can use:

Watt hours / Watts = Estimated Run time (Wh / W = ERT).

So let’s use the Cub GO and a cell phone as an example. From the specs, we know the Cub GO has 150W of output and 120Wh of stored energy. A quick internet search tells us the W a specific cell phone needs. We will use 6W for this example. Since the Cub GO can output 150W, the answer is “yes” it can power a cell phone. Now, using the formula above we can get an estimate of the second question of “For how long?” 120Wh / 6W = 20hrs of estimated run time. You can do the same process to check on any device.


GETTING THE MOST OUT OF POWER UNITS


You can use each power unit for lots of different things. It's a great idea to see how others are using lithium portable power units to give you some ideas on how to use yours. So, here a few short videos to give you some ideas.


 

Tailgating Done Right

If you love to get outside and enjoy the fresh air, friends and family, here are some ideas on using portable power for tailgating.

 

Installing Solar In Your Shed

Need power out in a shed or outbuilding but don't want to pay all that money to have an electrician do it. Here's a great option!

 

Lion Energy Presents Alaska by Road

I Maybe you call the great outdoors "home". Check out how one adventurer / photographer / enthusiast uses portable power and get inspired in the process

 

Daily Life Featuring the Safari LT

See how one of the most popular portable power unit gets used on a daily basis... and for lots of things.

 

All The Things You Can Do With A Cub GO

The Cub Go is small but powerful, here are a few things it can power around your the house.

 

Lion Energy Providing Safe, Silent, Renewable Power

When you want to stay connected but get out of the house, here are some ways to use convenient, portable power.


OTHER GREAT SOLUTIONS


At this point you may be thinking, "I want more!" So, in addition to the basics we've already discussed and recommended, here are some other great solutions you should consider. Check them out!

Sneak Peek: If you're wanting something to power rooms in your house or even the whole house, check out the Lion Sanctuary Lithium Energy Storage system by clicking here. It can use the solar panels from your roof to not only power your home during sunny days but also at night or when the sun or the grid isn't available... like during Brown Outs and Disasters or Emergencies. It's a great system that's you'll love, especially in times of need.