PowerBank™ 5.4

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The PowerBank™ is a battery powered AC generator and Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) that stores electricity for use when and where power from the grid is unavailable: remote, off-grid, emergency and black-out scenarios.

As a reliable primary or back-up power supply, the PowerBankTM is safe for indoor use, is non-toxic and does not require ventilation or cooling.

Fully charged, the PowerBank™ 5.4 delivers 5,400 Watt hours (5.4 kWh), a sufficient reserve to operate computers, appliances, AV equipment, power tools, fans, electric blankets and medical equipment for hours or days at a time (see run-time chart below).

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Description

  • Mobile AC power for critical equipment in a home, office, hospital, school or emergency shelter
  • USB ports and AC outlets for charging cellphones, tablets and other portable devices
  • UPS feature ensures instant reliable and uninterrupted power, even during extended black-outs
  • Stores electricity from solar and wind chargers (DC input), conventional generators, and the grid
  • Utility drawer for storing accessories such as an extra power strip to increase PowerBank TM outlets
  • Locking cabinets for security and heavy-duty lockable casters for safe and easy mobility

How the PowerBank™ Works

UPS Mode (Uninterruptible Power Supply)

  • Plug a standard extension cord into the PowerBank™ “AC Input” and into a standard AC outlet (wall socket)
  • Plug electronic devices and equipment into one of the PowerBank™ AC or USB DC power outlets
  • Turn the PowerBank™ inverter “ON” using the Controller Module (refer to manual as needed)
  • AC Power will now be available from the PowerBank™ AC outlet
    • The AC grid automatically charges the PowerBank™ whenever the batteries need recharging
    • During a grid failure, the PowerBank™ automatically switches to UPS mode enabling uninterrupted
      (continual) and reliable equipment operation

Remote AC Power

  • Utilize the PowerBank™ wherever and whenever reliable uninterrupted power is needed
  • Turn the PowerBank™ inverter “ON” using the Controller Module
  • Plug electronic devices and equipment into the PowerBank™ AC or USB DC power outlets
  • Power is now available to run your electronic devices and equipment for hours or days at a time

Recharge

  • When battery power is low or whenever time permits, plug the PowerBank™ into the wall, generator or solar/wind charger to recharge. Charging can be done as frequently as desired without harm to the system or the PHI 2.7 batteries.

The power required to run equipment in everyday situations varies with the electrical device. Appliances such as microwaves, irons, toaster ovens, and hairdryers require high current for short periods of time. Appliances such as televisions, computers, fans, and refrigerators use low current for extended periods
of time.

For example, if all of the following devices are used once a day, the total usage will be less than 1,500 watt hours.

Run Time Chart

DevicesWattsTime (Minutes)Usage (Wh)
Microwave1,20015300
Electric Kettle1,2007130
Hotplate1,16015290
Toaster Oven1,10030150
Television65120130
Computer50180150
Lamp40300200
Fan35180105
Radio1018030
TOTAL1,485

Testimonials

“We bought two SimpliPhi PowerBanks to start to do real live tests with our equipment. I was like a kid in a candy store! A desktop computer with an LCD monitor ran for 8 days on one charge, and some of our large network equipment was able to run for more than 24 hours on backup alone. There were cases in which we were expecting 36 to 48 hours of power and we were getting a week-plus.”
Information Technology Services Executive Director Stephan George, Jackson Mississippi Public Schools – June 2018

Specifications

SpecificationsPowerBankTM 5.4
Output115 VAC modified sine wave, 15 Amps, 1,600 Watts
AC Input100–120 VAC, 20 Amps
DC Input*Maximum 1,000 Watts, 40 Amps @ 24 V
Battery25.6 VDC nominal (20 to 28.8 Volts)*
Battery Units(2x) PHI 2.7 Smart-Tech
Rated Wh Capacity**5.4 kWh
DimensionsCabinet size: 36 H x 24 W x 18 D inches
Weight215 lbs
Warranty Period10 years

* Equivalent to 12 standard solar panels wired in parallel
**Average discharge capacity during a one-hour period

Additional Info

What’s Included:

FeatureDetails
CONTROLLER MODULE (IN DRAWER)Controls ‘on-off’, inverter, charger and monitors state of charge
INVERTER/CHARGERChanges DC battery electricity to 115 Volt AC output and recharges battery
AC INPUT/AC OUTPUT CIRCUIT BREAKERSProtects against AC overloads and short circuits
DC CIRCUIT BREAKER ON-OFF SWITCHProtects against AC overloads and short circuits
(2) PHI 2.6 KWH BATTERIES Electronically controlled energy storage and management of DC current
AC OUTPUT(2) 115 Volt GFCI sockets for powering devices rated up to 15 Amps
AC INPUT115 Volt AC input for direct pass-through AC and for charging PHI 2.6 batteries (included)
(2) USB OUTLETSFor charging and operating cell phones, tablets, and other electronic devices
DC INPUTFor solar, wind or external DC charger