CleanTechnica Examined: The Vanpowers Tremendous Energy Professional 1500

The Van Powers Superpower Pro 1500 moveable energy station takes all the strengths of its larger brother, the Tremendous Energy Professional 2000, and swaps out the cells for lithium ferro phosphate also called LFP battery cells. LFP battery cells are thermally secure, that means that if the cell is broken or punctured it stays secure. It’s an enormous benefit for a 41.5 pound battery pack that’s meant to be introduced alongside on all of your adventures.

The draw back of LFP cells is that they’re usually much less power dense, that means they takes a bigger bodily quantity, they usually weigh greater than conventional lithium-ion batteries. The 2 Vanpowers Superpower Professional models are packaged in the identical exterior shell and weigh about the identical (LFP: 41.5 lbs vs NMC: 46.5 lbs).

Because the identify implies, the 1500 shops much less energy at 1,440 watt-hours whereas the 2000 shops 2,096 watt hours of juice. When it comes to density, the NMC-powered Vanpowers Superpower Professional shops 45.0 watt-hours per pound in comparison with 34.6 watt-hours per pound for the LFP-powered Superpower Professional 1500. The 1500 can also be cheaper than the 2000 with an MSRP of $1,499 vs $1,599 for the 2000.

Picture credit score: Kyle Subject, CleanTechnica

With the introductions out of the best way, let’s dive into the testing of the LFP-based Vanpowers Superpower Professional 1500. The ability output of the Superpower Professional 1500 is greater than adequate to energy most each day duties whether or not or not it’s energy instruments, kitchen home equipment, lighting, or preserving all of your units powered up. With 2,000 watts steady of energy output and three,000 watts of peak output functionality, it was simply capable of energy our favourite excessive energy draw kitchen home equipment on the similar time.

It simply powered our telephones, laptops, and some LED lights however these are all comparatively small masses. To really put it to the take a look at, we hooked it as much as some kitchen home equipment that pull some severe energy. We hooked it as much as our Vitamix blender, a Kitchen Assist 500 collection mixer, and a Bodum electrical water kettle and cranked all of them as much as the max.

Picture credit score: Kyle Subject, CleanTechnica

The mixed load of those 3 home equipment pulled round 1,400 watts and the Vanpowers Superpower Professional 1500 simply saved up. For comparability, a typical fridge pulls from 100-400 watts, and a LED TV, dwelling router, and lights pull just a few hundred watts.

These rankings are vital to grasp earlier than buying a conveyable energy station as they dictate how a lot energy you’ll be pulling and may due to this fact decide how lengthy mentioned battery can help the load throughout a tenting journey, grid outage, or day on the park. Our testing simulates a excessive energy draw to emulate a lot shorter period use such as you may see when cooking whereas tenting or utilizing the battery to energy instruments at a job website.

To fill the pack again up, we linked it to a 200 watt folding photo voltaic panel and put it out within the solar. The unit itself can settle for as much as 600 watts of energy enter from photo voltaic panels offering flexibility for various use circumstances. Within the early morning, our panel pushed out 140 watts, peaking at 181 watts later within the day. At these charges, the 1,440 wH pack would recharge in 9 hours. Precise photo voltaic charging occasions will range relying on geography, climate, angle relative to the solar, and what number of panels are getting used.

The Vanpowers Superpower Professional 1500 hosts it AC & DC charging ports beneath a small door on the correct aspect of the unit. Picture credit score: Kyle Subject, CleanTechnica.

Recharging from an AC wall outlet is a completely totally different ballgame, with the unit flattening energy so quickly that the included energy cable will get heat and versatile. It didn’t really feel harmful, however you’ll be able to undoubtedly inform some severe energy is flowing. We noticed it pull anyplace from 1,600 watts, tapering right down to 800 watts because the pack crammed up for a complete cost time of 1 hour, 40 minutes from 10%.

The Vanpowers Superpower Professional 1500 is packed in a pleasant compact shell with an aesthetically pleasing matte inexperienced look that makes it extra comfy to be used indoors vs out within the wild. It’s baggage deal with and curler wheels appear equally designed for city use relatively than off-road. It boasts loads of customary AC shops on the aspect with a spread of the extra common DC USB-C shops up entrance that make it simple to only plug in and use. We appreciated that the charging {hardware} is built-in into the unit so when it’s time to cost from a wall outlet, it’s as simple as plugging in a single cable with no cumbersome exterior energy brick wanted.

For extra details about the Vanpowers Superpower Professional 1500, head to the official Vanpowers website.

Disclaimer: Vanpowers offered the Superpower Professional 1500 to the creator for the needs of this overview.


  • Capability: 1,440 Wh
  • Battery Cell Chemistry: Lithium Ferro Phosphate / LiFePo4 / LFP cells
  • Cycle Life: 6,000 cycles to 60% capability
  • Energy Output: 2,000 watts steady, 3,000 watts peak with Amp Up characteristic
  • AC Charging Velocity: 1,800W max @ 100-120V/16A max
  • AC Cost Time: 75% charged in simply 1 hour, full cost in 2 hours
  • Photo voltaic Cost Velocity: 600W max @ 60-160V/10A max
  • Photo voltaic Cost Time: 4h by way of XT60, 600W, 12-60V
  • 12v Auto Cost Velocity: 120W max @ 12V/10A
  • 12v Auto Cost Time: 13h by way of XT60 connector
  • Ports: 14 output ports and 6 enter ports
  • Show: 6.1-inch shade LCD show
  • Weight: 41.5 lbs / 18.8 kgs
  • Dimensions: 17.5 × 10.5. × 13.8 inches (44.6 x 27.6 x 35.2 centimeters)
  • Guarantee: 24 Months


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