Portable Power Supply for Camping

Portable Power Supply for Camping :  Like it or not, smart phones, laptops and digital cameras have become a staple of our lives. 

Nowadays, a small silent reliable Portable Power Supply, is essential gear for any outdoor camping trip.

Portable Power Supply aka Peace of Mind : The unobtrusive, compact and silent Portable Power Supply gives you peace of mind and provides a safety tether to the mainland during your camping trip to the wilds. 

See the top Portable Power Supplies  for camping - all these models are top rated and reviewed by customers

Portable Power Supply

A Portable Power Supply just a larger version of you cell phone power bank.  Find all the information you need to choose a Camping Portable Power Supply right here. 

There are 3 sizes of Portable Power Supplies : 

  1. Small Portable Power Supplies or Camping Batteries
  2. Medium Sized Portable Power Supply or Portable Power Pack
  3. Regular Portable Power Supplies

See the Best Regular Portable Power Supplies by clicking on the "Best Portable Power Supply or Camping" box.

Read on to learn more about Portable Power Supplies and get tips on how to choose the best Portable Power Supply.

Who needs a Portable Power Supply ?

Portable Power Needs :  If your power needs on a camping trip  are limited to a Tablet and a couple of Phones, you will be better served by a regular Solar Charger. A Portable Power Supply might be overkill.

If you plan to just use your Smart Phones while you are hiking the trails a Solar Phone Charger will do the job very well.  

So who really needs a Portable Power Supply for camping? 

Camping Power Supply  :  A Portable Camping Power Supply is usually a shared resource for two or more Campers on a camping trip for a couple of days.

Your power needs include the standard charging of your Laptops and smart phones.

In addition you plan to have a couple of lights and perhaps even listen to your boombox during the campfire and power an Electric Blanket or a CPAP machine.  If you answer is yes to most of the above, you are a good candidate for a Portable Power Supply.

If your power needs are going to be more than the scenario I described or if your trip is going to be longer, or if you are just not sure if the Portable Power Supply will do it, you might like to see their more powerful cousins the Portable Solar Generator.

Best Portable Power Pack for Camping

Portable Power Pack for Camping :  A Portable Power Pack for Camping is another name for a Portable Power Supply.

These are essentially a compact electronically packaged unit designed to provide power for various camping / outdoor activities.

Whats inside? :  The Portable Power Supply has three electronic components : In built Battery, Charging Power Supply for the Battery and an Inverter to convert the Portable Power Supplies DC Power to AC.

Here is a quick selection of the Best Portable Power Packs for Camping.

See the top larger Portable Power Supplies  for camping - also called Portable Power Packs for Camping

Portable Power Pack for Camping

Best Camping Battery

Camping Battery :  Smaller Portable Power Packs  are also called Camping Batteries.

See a few of the Top Camping Batteries by clicking on the box .

Battery Care : Avoid over charging or discharging of your camping battery to get the most out of them.

Avoid using the Portable Power Supply till it dies; at that point you have completely discharged the battery.

Similarly when you charge your Portable Power Supply, don't keep charging it for hours on end. 

You will end up overcharging the camping battery.

See the top smaller Portable Power Supplies  for camping - also called Camping Batteries

Camping Battery

How to choose a Portable Power Bank ?

Portable Power Supply :  The first question you need to answer is how much power do you need on your Camping Trip?  

Can you do with a 100 watt Portable Power Supply for Camping or do you need a larger Camping Battery? More about that later.

Weight of your Portable Power Pack  :  Be very careful not to over size your Power Pack.  

It just might not be worth the effort of lugging it around on rugged uneven camping terrain. 

Does the Portable Power Pack have a carrying case ? What are its dimensions, can it be easily packed into a rucksack?  

Who will be in charge and will the portable power supply be an easy load to carry on your camping site terrain? 

Choosing the Inverter and Battery 

Camping Battery :  The Battery is simply the most critical component of the Camping Portable Power Supply unit. Choose wisely, you will need to balance the cost of the Portable Power Supply Unit, with its weight and power.

The smallest size and weight are reserved for Lithium Ion Battery based Portable Power Packs.  However, Lithium Ion based Camping Batteries are more expensive.  

You might find an AGM battery based Portable Power Supply for Camping could work well for your budget and weight requirements. So dont rule out AGM based Portable Power Supplies just because they have an AGM battery.

The Inverter is a critical component of the  Portable Power Supply. Its best to get a Sine Wave Inverter as they provide clean power for your devices.

However, Portable Power Supplies like the Goal Zero Yeti 15o are amazingly popular and it produces modified sine wave power.  Modified sine wave is fine for laptops and the like.

Size your Power Supply

Portable Power Supply for Camping

To dive deep into assessing your power needs, you can go to the calculator which will serve equally well for a Portable Power Supply for Camping, even though it's focused on Solar Generators.

Weight of your Portable Power Supply  :  Be very careful not to over size your Camping Portable Power Supply while sizing it.  It just might not be worth the effort of lugging it around on rugged uneven camping terrain. 

Now that you have enough information to make a good choice of the perfect Portable Power Supply for your camping trip, lets jump right into them :

TOP selling Portable Power Supplies

SaleBestseller No. 1
SUAOKI Portable Power Station 150Wh Quiet Gas Free Solar Generator QC3.0 UPS Lithium Power Supply with Dual 110V AC Outlet, 4 DC Ports, 4 USB Ports, LED Flashlights for Camping Travel CPAP Emergency
277 Reviews
$199.99 - $60.00 $139.99
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SUAOKI Portable Power Station 150Wh Quiet Gas Free Solar Generator QC3.0 UPS Lithium Power Supply with Dual 110V AC Outlet, 4 DC Ports, 4 USB Ports, LED Flashlights for Camping Travel CPAP Emergency

  • AC/DC/USB Outputs: (2x) AC outlet (max 100W, peak power 150W); (4 x) DC port (15A / 180W max); (1x) QC3.0 USB port (18W max); (3x) USB ports (10.5W max); charges or powers products such as laptops, phones, tablets, cameras, drones, CPAP machine, small home appliances and more
  • On-the-Go Power Source: 150Wh (3.7V 40500mAh/11.1V 13500mAh) powerful charging station for camping or emergency backup; probably the most compact power station with a size of 7.3*4.3*4.7 inch, and the weight is only 2.9 lbs; 2 hideable lift handles make it even more portable
  • Efficient Solar Generator: connect a solar panel (not included) and S270 Power Station via DC 3.5X1.35 to MC4 connector (included), it can be a silent and gas-free solar generator; with MPPT solar charge controller inside, the unit can be charged much more efficiently
  • Triple Input Modes: (1) can be recharged by connecting to SUAOKI 60W, 100W solar panel (SOLD SEPARATELY); (2) can be fully charged in 8 hours by being plugged into wall outlet; (3) can also be charged by plugging into your car 12V socket. (Car charger included)
  • Perfect Emergency Tool: battery management system (BMS) enables voltage control, temperature control and more advanced safety operations, ensuring ultra-safety for you and your devices; can also works as a torch for emergency lighting; 18 months warranty and friendly customer service
SaleBestseller No. 2
Rockpals 250-Watt Portable Generator Rechargeable Lithium Battery Pack Solar Generator with 110V AC Outlet, 12V Car, USB Output Off-grid Power Supply for CPAP Backup Camping Emergency
102 Reviews
$599.99 - $440.00 from $159.99
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Rockpals 250-Watt Portable Generator Rechargeable Lithium Battery Pack Solar Generator with 110V AC Outlet, 12V Car, USB Output Off-grid Power Supply for CPAP Backup Camping Emergency

  • UPGRADED 250-WATT POWERFUL AC, USB ADN 12V OUPUTS: Comparing similar battery powered generators, Rockpals portable generator has upgraded the AC output to 250W continuous (300W surge max) dual AC outputs, built-in 2x USB 2.1A and 4x DC 12V ports. Perfect emergency backup power for home/ travel/ camping, charging up your tablets, iPhone, iPad, laptops, fans, TV, lights and CPAP machine (*Use DC-DC converter from your CPAP would get longer hours)
  • HIGH CAPACITY LIGHTWEIGHT LITHIUM POWER PACK: 222WH(3.7V 60Ah/12V 18.5Ah) lithium polymer batteries and weights 5.5lb. powerful enough to charge smartphones 25 times, laptops 3-5 times, 32" TVs 2-3 hours, mini-refrigerator or other small appliances, lights, and more (AC output). This solar generator is also very handy to be put on your RV, camper and perfect for emergencies, camping or wherever you need power
  • EASILY RECHARGEABLE VIA THE SUN OR WALL: 1)The solar generator can be recharged from the sun with any compatible 50W or 100W solar panel (SOLD SEPARATELY). 2) This battery pack can be fully charged in 8 hours by being plugged into wall outlet.
  • PURE SINE WAVE INVERTER: Better than modified sine wave and clean power like utility supplied electricity. Inductive loads like microwaves and motors run faster, quieter and cooler. Reduces audible and electrical noise in fans, fluorescent lights, audio amplifiers, TV, fax and answering machines. And it is a gas-free source of portable power supply, it runs quiet (The cooling fan on the side of generator will make a slight sound when working), no exhaust fumes.
  • WHAT YOU GET: Rockpals portable generator (222Wh Portable Power Supply), 6.5ft / 2m AC adapter, 3.3ft / 1m car charger cable, DC to Cig Socket adapter, user guide, our worry-free 18-month warranty and friendly customer service. 
SaleBestseller No. 3
100-Watt Portable Generator Power Station, CPAP Battery Pack, Home Camping Emergency Power Supply Charged by Solar Panel/Wall Outlet/Car with Dual 110V AC Power Inverter, 3 DC 12V Ports, USB Ports
395 Reviews
$339.99 - $200.02 $139.97
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100-Watt Portable Generator Power Station, CPAP Battery Pack, Home Camping Emergency Power Supply Charged by Solar Panel/Wall Outlet/Car with Dual 110V AC Power Inverter, 3 DC 12V Ports, USB Ports

  • POWERFUL AC, USB AND 12V OUTPUTS KEEP ALL YOUR DEVICES CHARGED UP: Whether you're looking to keep iPhone, iPad, laptop, DSLR camera charged up, or running lights, CPAP machine and small appliances in an off-grid or power outage, the Paxcess portable power station features a variety of outputs, including 3* 12V DC port(max 180W,with an extra cigarette socket cable) / 2* 110V AC outlet inverter(modified sine wave, max 100W) / 2* USB 5V port, to ensure you have the power you need at any time
  • EASILY RECHARGED FROM SUN, WALL OUTLET OR CAR: No matter where you go, keep Paxcess portable generator charged through 3 easy ways: Simply use the included AC adapter from wall outlet to charge up the Paxcess generator in 7-8 hours. On the go, use Paxcess 50w solar panel to charge it from the power of the sun and works as a portable solar generator(The compatible solar panel is sold separatly). Lastly, charging while on-the-road is easy with the included 12V car charger cable.
  • CLEAN ADN PORTABLE POWER, NO GASOLINE REQUIRED: Since there's no gasoline required and no toxic fumes, the Paxcess generator is completely safe to use inside your house, tent, and car. It's also silent which makes it the perfect generator alternative to have on hand for any event; Only weights 3.3lbs and ideal size for traveling, fits perfectly in the backpack or backseat on long road trips.
  • SAFETY GUARANTEED: Battery Management System (BMS) undertakes voltage control, temperature control and more advanced safety operations, ensuring complete protection for you and your devices.
  • 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: At Paxcess, your satisfaction is our first priority, that's why we offer you 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you are not satisfied with your purchase within 45 days, you can return with 100% money back. No hassles, no question asked. If your generator failed within 1 year time, we will send you brand new replacement. 100% Risk Free.
SaleBestseller No. 4
Aeiusny UPS Backup Battery 500W Portable Generator Parts, Uninterrupted Power Supply for CPAP Mask Home Camping Laptop Emergency Battery Backup 288Wh Charged by Solar/AC Outlet/Car for Outdoor&Indoor
71 Reviews
$399.99 - $391.00 $8.99
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Aeiusny UPS Backup Battery 500W Portable Generator Parts, Uninterrupted Power Supply for CPAP Mask Home Camping Laptop Emergency Battery Backup 288Wh Charged by Solar/AC Outlet/Car for Outdoor&Indoor

  • UPGRADE --- Comparing to other similar style, this Power Station is with larger power capacity 288Wh rather than 200Wh, built-in more USB and DC ports. Perfect emergency power generator for home/ travel/ camping/ CPAP machine (Use DC-DC converter from your CPAP would get longer hours)/ RC helicopter/ Laptop/ Phones/ Lights all electronic devices.
  • EASILY RECHARGEABLE VIA SUN,WALL OUTLET AND CAR --- Charged by solar panel(13V-24V,solar charger cable sold separately) Charged by wall outlet(7-8 hours fully charged, power adapter included) Charged by car 12V adapter(car charger included). Easy and Fast! Kindly Notice: The solar panel is not included with the generator, you need to buy separately!
  • On Line UPS -- Battery power supply surge protection for desktop pc,workstations,networking devices and home entertainment systems.Safeguards valuable documents, photos, videos,and music files, playstation from loss or damage due to power outage.
  • Versatile Outputs and Mini Size -- Pure-sine wave inverter,3 three-prong 110V receptacles (for devices up to 500Watt/0.67Hp) ,4 DC 12V ports ,4 USB ports ,1W Led flashlight,Car emergency jump starter,emergency power generator around you!Just weight 7LB!
  • Safety Guaranteed and Warranty -- Battery Management System (BMS) Provide short circuit, Overcharger Overload protection, environmental protection, energy saving and fire-proof ABS materia.Our worry-free 12-month warranty and friendly customer service.
SaleBestseller No. 5
Webetop 155Wh 42000mAh Portable Generator Power Inverter Battery 100W Camping Emergency Home Use UPS Power Source Charged by Solar Panel/Wall Outlet/Car with 110V AC Outlet,3 DC 12V,3 USB Port
157 Reviews
$249.99 - $96.00 $153.99
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Webetop 155Wh 42000mAh Portable Generator Power Inverter Battery 100W Camping Emergency Home Use UPS Power Source Charged by Solar Panel/Wall Outlet/Car with 110V AC Outlet,3 DC 12V,3 USB Port

  • WEBETOP ADVANTAGE: Comparing to other similar style, this unit is with larger power capacity 42000mAh rather than 40800mAh, built-in more usb and dc ports. Perfect emergency power backup for home/ travel/ camping/ helicopter/ laptop/ phones/ lights all electronic devices.
  • POWERFUL AC, USB and 12V DC OUTPUTS: It includes variety of outputs, 110V Dual AC outlet(sine wave max 100W, peak power 150W) for laptops, tv, fan, Christmas lights etc / 3* 12V DC ports(max 180W, with an cigarette socket cable) for car vacuum, car refrigerator, car air fan, car charger etc/ 3* 5V USB ports for phones, iPad, gps, mp3, camera, rc helicopter etc. Perfect for emergencies,camping or wherever you need power anytime.
  • EASILY RECHARGEABLE VIA SUN,WALL OUTLET AND CAR: Easily be charged by solar panel(13V-24V/over 18W). Where there is sunshine, there is power. /or by wall outlet(7-8 hours fully charged,power adapter included) /or by car 12V adapter(car charger included). Easy and Fast! / Kindly Notice: The solar panel is not included with the generator, you need to buy separately!
  • MINI PORTABLE & HIGH CAPACITY: The silent 155WH 42000mAh lithium ion batteries only weights 3.48lb with size 7.67*6.73*3.54 inch, possibly the smallest size in the market, cute and easy to handle. we can easily put it in our backpack or car, take to everywhere need power.
  • ULTRA BRIGHT LED & MULTISAFETY GUARANTEED: It is powerful with bright led flashlight(125 hours), one-button switch to blink mode, good for outdoor illumination or emergency./ Our leading advantage is in safety operations. We use BMS (battery management system) to improve battery utilization, prevent short circuit /over current /over power /low voltage /over temperature, ensuring complete protection for you and your devices. NO DANGER, NO WORRIES!

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Author: Michael Bennet

A Solar energy professional with ten years of marketing and installation experience. Avid and passionate about the adoption of solar and related technologies in all homes. Blogs about all things solar and sustainable at MySolarHome.us.