Creating power for my mobile devices; one step closer

XpowerI became much more powerful today. Well, not so much me personally, but my overall plan to create the power I use on my mobile devices got a big boost. Literally. Let me introduce you to the latest device in the house, the Xantrex XPower Powerpack 400 Plus. Portability isn’t tops on the list of attributes; even though it has a nice handle, this portable battery / inverter / air compressor weighs a shade over twenty pounds. No, I won’t be taking this with me to Starbucks (besides I know where all of the outlets are), but I may use this for capturing pedal power on my bike. That step will require a larger cash outlay, so I’m on the fence just yet. Meanwhile, this is good to have around the house in case of our power outage or a flat tire. The portable battery can provide around 400 Watts of AC power through the two outlets and I expect that I can fully charge the unit with a solid two hours of biking. Better load up the iPhone with some good tunes…