Portable Power Pack
Anyone who spends a lot of time on the road knows that there will inevitably be times when your vehicle breaks down, usually at the most inconvenient of times and in the remotest of locations. Sometimes it is a simple matter of a dead battery because you left your lights on and other times it could be a flat tire that simply needs to be inflated rather than changed. Even if you have roadside assistance on your insurance policy you could be waiting for hours until a tow truck arrives to jump your car or inflate a tire. Having a portable power pack in your trunk provides you with everything you need to have your vehicle on the road again within moments.
Multiple Uses for Power Packs
A portable power pack is actually quite inexpensive and certainly far less expensive than it would cost to have a repair truck dispatched to your location. Although there are simple portable power packs that only have enough current to power mobile devices in an emergency, it would be far better to spend just a few extra dollars to purchase a portable power pack that is multifunction and can serve as an emergency tool for your vehicle to quickly charge a battery or inflate a tire. In any case, there is a wide variety to choose from which can suit almost any purpose.
Duracell Powerpack 600
Whether you are in the midst of a power outage or on the road in an emergency situation there may be times when you will need a stand-alone power source to power such things as lamps, cell phones, small power tools, a GPS or even a portable cooler. The Duracell Powerpack 600 provides 600 W of AC power which can be operated in literally any location, whether at home or out on the road. This particular power pack includes jumper cables to boost a battery on an automobile, a small RV or even on a boat without having another vehicle available to jump the battery.
Black & Decker Electromate 400 Powerpack
The Black & Decker Electromate 400 Powerpack can be trickle charged or it can be charged from one of their Bike or Human Powered Generators. It will provide enough power to run a cell phone for 30 hours, a small portable cooler for four hours, a laptop computer for six hours or a 13 inch color television for approximately 2 1/2 hours. It is suggested that this particular power pack be charged at least every couple of months in order to prolong the life of the battery power pack as well as keeping it charged in case of an emergency. This particular power pack simply provides a small amount of temporary power and does not double as a vehicle battery charger or air compressor to inflate a tire.
5 Inch-One Portable Power Pack by Chicago Electric
Like the Duracell Powerpack 600, the portable Powerpack by Chicago Electric is a multifunction power pack that can jump a dead battery, pump a flat tire or provide emergency power for small electronics. It comes complete with 36 inch jumper cables that are copper plated, a 400 W power inverter with dual outlets for powering electronics and a battery level indicator along with a super bright LED map light. This amazing gadget only retails for approximately $110.
No driver should ever be without a backup source of power if he or she is going to be on the road for any length of time. It is always good to be prepared for any eventuality when on the open road. A portable power pack is not only convenient but it can be a literal lifesaver when stranded in the middle of nowhere. This is why it is suggested that you consider purchasing a multifunction portable power pack.