All Watts to Amps Conversions

Here you will find the most common conversions from Watts to Amps: Amps = Watts ÷ Volts Click the voltage number below to go straight to the right conversion table: 12V 24V 48V 120V 220V 240V You will find below tables for: Watts to Amps Conversion for a 120V Standard Outlet, commonly referred to as … Read more

Home Backup Battery vs Generator

There are many types of power-generating systems.  This article will clarify the differences between batteries and generators according to your needs and living accommodation. Battery-based power like Portable Power Stations and Solar Generators stores energy from the grid or solar panels to power your home during a power outage. Conventional and Inverter Generators provide the … Read more

How many amps are 1500 watts?

There are 12.5 amps in 1500 watts assuming the American standard of 120 volts available in households’ electrical outlets. In the United States, a typical household outlet provides 120 volts, colloquially called 110 volts, due to an old standard from decades ago. You can divide the wattage of any appliance you intend to use by … Read more

Pros and Cons of Solar Generators

There are many types of power-generating systems. This article is about Solar Generators (also commonly referred to as Portable Power Stations when not sold with solar panels as a power source). Solar generators collect energy from the sun and store it in a battery to provide electrical power to power your appliances and equipment. Gas-powered … Read more

How Many Amps are in a Car Cigarette Lighter?

Ever wondered what can be connected to a car cigarette lighter? This article will show you exactly how to use your cigarette lighter to charge all your electronic devices. A car cigarette lighter is a 12 volts 10 amps (DC) outlet but can range from 5 to 20 amps depending on your car’s wiring and fuse. … Read more

Can You Use a Generator in a Condo or Apartment?

Power outages do not discriminate! Living in a condo or an apartment does not mean you can’t have backup power. So, what kind of generator can I use indoors? You can use a solar-powered generator or a Portable Power Station in an apartment or condo, as they are battery-based generators. Battery generators are silent and … Read more

When do Generators Go on Sale?

Is there a preferred time to buy a generator?  So, here is my take on how to get a good deal and get the timing right when buying your new generator. Generators go on sale right after Thanksgiving on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This is the perfect timing as hurricane season is over. Demand … Read more

How many Watt-Hours is a 12V 7Ah Battery?

A 12V 7Ah battery has 84 watt-hours available in storage. However, up to 20% of the available charge can be lost in conversion from DC to AC to power an AC device. Furthermore, many batteries prefer an 80% depth of discharge, leading to about 54 watt-hours of actual capacity. A 12V 7Ah Battery has (12v … Read more

What are the Types of Home Backup Generators?

Here’s all the info I gathered while trying to buy a new generator. And that’s all you are going to need to know about generators to choose wisely. There are four types of generators for recreational and residential emergency backup use. Three types are portable (Portable Inverter Generators, Conventional Portable Generators, & Solar Power Generators), … Read more