A Checklist for Choosing Portable Power Stations

A Checklist for Choosing Portable Power Stations

Portable power stations are the must-have solution for anyone who lives off-grid, enjoys the great outdoors or experiences regular power outages. Practical, versatile and environmentally friendly, they come with plenty of output options. You can even often power them up using solar panels.

The range of available portable energy solutions can be bewildering, so we’ve done a power station comparison for you. Read on for the checklist you need when choosing your backup power solutions.

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The Ultimate Guide to Portable Solar Panels: Everything You Need to Know

The Ultimate Guide to Portable Solar Panels: Everything You Need to Know

Imagine having your portable power source with you wherever you go. Better still, imagine if all the power you harness was also free. Portable solar panels tick both those boxes.

Lightweight, typically with easy-to-carry handles, they are ideal for hiking, camping or any time you find yourself off-grid.

Find out all about these revolutionary must-haves as we examine why they’ve become such game-changers in the world of portable power solutions.

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Surviving Storm Season: Strategies and Power Backup Solutions

Surviving Storm Season: Strategies and Power Backup Solutions

It’s time to baton down the hatches with an effective plan for storm-proofing your home.

Every year, homes and businesses lose billions of dollars to storms and flooding. Yet almost a third of Australians aged between 18 and 44 don’t have a strategy in place to deal with the havoc a storm can wreak.

Read on for the measures you need to put in place, from power backup solutions to handy household tips so you and your home stay better protected.

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Powering Up for Christmas: MaxWatt's Ultimate Gift Guide | Portable Power Stations

Powering Up for Christmas: MaxWatt’s Ultimate Gift Guide

If you’re looking for a gift that keeps on giving, you’ve come to the right place. Imagine giving a power boost to a friend or relative that’s going to make their lives easier for years to come.

Let us take you through some of MaxWatt’s most versatile gift ideas. Original, exciting and useful, they’re this year’s must-haves.

Don’t be a secret Santa. Bask in the glory of giving life-changing gifts like portable power stations or petrol-powered generators.

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Exploring the Benefits of A Portable Power Station

Exploring the Benefits of A Portable Power Station

The latest advances in battery and solar power technologies have turned what once seemed impossible dreams into reality.

The result is a portable power station. Clean, efficient and easy to handle, this is a portable power source made for living, working or just having fun in the great outdoors.

Maxwatt has been at the forefront of developing these state-of-the-art devices. Read on for the lowdown about what makes the best portable power station money can buy.

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Generators for Small Businesses and the $20,000 Instant Asset Write-Off

Generators for Small Businesses and the $20,000 Instant Asset Write-Off

Who doesn’t like free money? That’s what the bolstered instant asset write-off scheme is going to mean for small businesses by offering tax incentives on qualifying purchases over the coming financial year (2023-24).

There had been fears the scheme might only cover purchases of just $1,000 so if you’re planning to make a significant purchase, then it’s great news.

Generators for small businesses would fall under the qualifying categories. So what can small businesses claim, who is eligible and how does it all work? Read on for the lowdown.

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Flood Control to Farming: Unlocking the Versatility of Water Pumps

Flood Control to Farming: Unlocking the Versatility of Water Pumps

“2022 will be remembered as the year of the Great Deluge, when record-breaking rain and floods lashed large parts of Eastern Australia, causing untold devastation for Australians and our economy…Climate change is consigning Australia to an era of climate disasters that we are not prepared for.” Climate Council, Australia.

This is a stark warning and if you were affected by this weather pattern last year, it is important to be prepared for the remainder of this year and for years to come.

The bigger picture is to try and stop climate change in its tracks. In the meantime, we need practical ideas to help with its consequences. Water pumps are useful tools primarily used to assist with floods and to ensure our crops get the water they need in times of drought.

Read on to find out how water pumps can play a significant role in controlling water levels and the distribution of water to exactly where farmers need it.

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Cleaning With Power: The Uses of High Pressure Washers

“I can’t get no satisfaction,” bemoaned Mick Jagger in one of the Rolling Stones’ biggest hits. Had he been familiar with high-pressure washers, the lyrics may have been somewhat different.

Those who’ve ever experienced getting rid of muck and dirt off a filthy pathway or a deck using a petrol-powered pressure washer know it’s one of life’s simple pleasures. For a start, it dwarfs the time it takes to get a job done compared to scrubbing or using a cloth. Secondly, the look of the completed job is incredibly satisfying.

Using a pressure washer comes with incredible satisfaction but there are things you should know. Read on for all the tips that’ll help you get to grips with pressure washers and all their versatile uses.

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Powering Your Remote Work Site: A Guide to Work Site Generators

Consider the uses of a portable generator and you might imagine a backup system for solar power in the home, remote working or camping.

However, spare a thought for those who work onsite. In the construction industry, workers who manage our road networks or anyone who has to be on a site where access to the grid is tricky may need to rely on a work site generator.

Work site generators are often essential. Without them, it’d be impossible to get the job done. Find out more about the importance of portable generators as we guide you through all aspects of their use.

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How Much Wattage Do I Need in My Portable Generator?

Many of us are familiar with technical measurements and units but unable to picture them in a meaningful way. Guess the size of Australia, for example. It’s big for sure, but it’d be easy to make an estimate in km² that’s way off target.

The country actually covers more than 7.5 million km².

In a similar way, you might understand wattage or watts as units of power. But, how much is a lot? 1000, 5000 or 8000 watts?

The electrical power you need will depend on what you intend to run off your portable generator. Read on to find out which generator size is for you and your needs.

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