Battery socket: The best 220V / 230V power banks in comparison

Mobile power supply for electrical devices with 220V or 230V and 50 Hz. Alternative to power generator, power banks with Schuko

A so-called battery socket as a mobile power supply with a connection for power plugs that draw 220V or 230V, as well as with USB connections, USB-C ports and the like, there are now some. I would like to compare four of these power banks, which can be described as mobile power sockets, and show a heavy-duty box as a fifth model, which brings either 12V or 230V; and that for devices with up to 300W. So forget the generator and learn more about the generator alternative for mobile power supply;)

A battery socket with 220V or 230V is the right thing for vacation, camping, travel and power outages. In 2017, in addition to the power bank with USB-C, the battery pack with a power plug port was part of the mobile equipment to charge / operate MacBook, drone, DSLR and more.

A battery socket with 220V or 230V is the right thing for vacation, camping, travel and power outages. In 2017, in addition to the power bank with USB-C, the battery pack with a power plug port was part of the mobile equipment to charge / operate MacBook, drone, DSLR and more.

Battery sockets in comparison: preview

In the following I would like to compare different socket devices for use with 220 volt or 230 volt devices. I will go into the capacities, connectors and the like. In addition to my explanations, note the descriptions and reviews on the Amazon product pages. Unfortunately I cannot (yet) provide you with a test of this or that battery socket; However, I hope that I have done enough research so that you can draw a purchase recommendation from the statements here even without a test.

These mobile sockets are compared:

  • LifePower LPA2
  • Xtorm AL390
  • RAVPower RP-PB055
  • RAVPower RP-PB54

Batteries for Euro plugs, USB-A and USB-C in comparison

Without further ado, I would now like to introduce four battery models for external use. In addition to the power, the number of volts and the hours that are required for charging, I tried to find other important data and information. This table should therefore provide information about the most important technical data of the high-performance power bank models:

LifePower LPA2 Xtorm AL390 RAVPower RP-PB055 RAVPower RP-PB54
Maximum charge / capacity 27.000mAh 18.000mAh 27.000mAh 20.100mAh
Connections 1 x Euro plug
1 x USB-A
1 x Euro plug
2 x USB-A
1 x power outlet
2 x USB-A
1x USB-C
1 x power outlet
1 x USB-A
1x USB-C
Delivers ... 230 volts, 50 Hz
5 volts, 3 amps
230 volt
5 volts, 2,4 amps
220 volt
5 volts, 2,4 amps
5 volts, 3 amps
220 volt
5 volts, 2,4 amps
5 volts, 3 amps
Supplies devices up to ... 120W (100W recommended) 65W (according to customer reviews / answer to customer questions) 100W (sometimes only up to 70W via mains plug) 65W (sometimes only up to 50W via mains plug)
Ventilation or active cooling No, but shouldn't run so hot No, should run quite hot according to customers Yes, vents and fans Yes, heat dissipation through ventilation
Charges in ... 3h ? 4h 4h
More information / Buy Amazon product page Amazon product page Amazon product page Amazon product page

Conclusion on the mobile sockets

Such an external battery with which you can not only charge your smartphone, tablet, action cam, flashlight and Co., but also power your laptop, Apple MacBook, household appliances, this and that device from the kitchen, office, garden and camping area has something. In addition, the power bank models recharge quite quickly. The plug slots of the RAVPower models can even be used with Schuko plugs - possible problem: the attachment so that the plug does not wobble or fall out. By the way: the delivery package also includes a power supply / charger, USB cable and the like for each battery pack. More information can be found on the respective Amazon page.

Update 11.05.2020/300/XNUMX: Strong XNUMX W Power Station with USB-C and PD

The company BEAUDENS has a very interesting new model (Beaudens B3801-DE) that can deliver 300 watts of power continuously and up to 600 watts for short periods. Through the USB-C ports, which also support QC and USB PD support, even large Android and Apple tablets can be loaded quickly. With 60 watts of output power, the USB C ports provide enough power to charge even large MacBook Pro models.

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Socket for on the go: IVT Power Station PS-300

The heavy duty box with the label IVT Power Station PS-300 I have removed sockets from the comparison of battery packs above and would like to list them individually. Although this battery “only” has a capacity of 20 Ah for on the go, it supplies 230V power for devices with up to 300 watts. In addition to the connection for the mains plug, there is also a 12V connection with a maximum of 10A for technology that runs at 12V. The device is comparatively large and with 11kg not exactly something for the handbag or hiking luggage. (Also note the dimensions and weight of the battery packs mentioned above!)

IVT Power Station PS-300
Battery socket for mains connection with 230V and car connection with 12V. Capacity of 20Ah and enough power for technology with up to 300W. Ideal for the garden, as a reserve for power failures, when traveling by car, mobile home or van, etc. Simply operate and charge electronic devices while on the move. External battery for many areas of application. Individual connections can be activated separately.

Summary: battery pack for plenty of electricity

Whether Android smartphone or tablet, iPhone, iPod or iPad, laptop, MacBook Pro 2017, Printer, scanner, television, vacuum cleaner, mixer, desk lamp, drill or other devices - mobile batteries like the ones shown ensure that you can charge or operate them to a certain extent. In addition, the various connections (network and USB) can be used at the same time - for example to operate the iPhone and the MacBook (Pro) simultaneously.

The batteries are not only useful as a power bank for smartphones etc. and as mobile sockets for business trips or vacations, but also in the garden or in the case of one Power failure. Whether 5 volts, 12 volts, 220 volts or 230 volts; There are many possible uses, including DSLR batteries, drones, etc. And to anticipate critical comments: yes, the wattage is also important. But I think that those who are looking for a battery socket are already familiar with it and know how to assess the products shown for their areas of application;)

Your questions and answers on the topic

Does the technical equipment in 2017 also include the "battery socket" as a mobile electricity supplier or do you think that such a device should only be stored as a replacement for the blackout? Can you report your own test or point out a problem with this or that power bank? Feel free to leave your opinion and your experiences with this type of article as a comment! Do you still have any questions? Then leave a comment too and I'll try to find an answer for you.

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12 comments

  1. peter wolff says:

    In the event of a power failure, I think a fuel-powered emergency power generator makes more sense - a battery pack that fills half the cellar might be more environmentally friendly (or not - given its manufacture and extremely rare use), but also very expensive. Supplemented by one or two UPSs for the devices that cause problems in the event of a sudden power failure (PC, telephone base station).

    • sir appleot says:

      Hi Peter!

      Yes, that's an idea too. But I'm afraid you always have to bridge the gap with batteries until the diesel generator starts working. : D

  2. Rita Thompson says:

    Sitting in a wheelchair and freezing, have been looking for a battery for an electric blanket for a long time.
    Have already bought 2 batteries for the socket, where it was said that it also works for an electric blanket.
    What about your offer?

    • sir appleot says:

      Hello Rita! Could you look at the electric blanket to see how many watts it is using? Then I would choose a suitable model for you. LG!

  3. Hello, I'm a musician and I want my Bose Box L1
    (• 100 - 240 V 50/60 Hz 200 watt max
    • Maximum inrush current
    • 230 V: 18,2 A
    • 120 V: 9,7 A)
    operate.
    Is that possible, and roughly how long can I play with it?
    lg
    Moss

    • sir appleot says:

      Hello Bruno! The two values ​​for the maximum inrush current don't quite make sense to me. In one case it would be 4186 watts and in the other 1164 watts. Actually, both values ​​should be roughly the same. Be that as it may - apart from the inrush current - you can use a mobile power source if it creates at least 200 watts of power. Of the devices listed, that would only be the product "https://www.amazon.de/dp/B003WVAGFS?tag=sirapfelot-21&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1" or a new device from BEAUDENS (up to 300 W)that I just found. How it works with the inrush current would probably just have to be tried out. Nothing can go wrong, but if the system switches on the fuse when it is switched on, it is possible that the Bose box simply cannot be switched on. But that can only be shown by a practical test. In a pinch you can send them back.

  4. To Manuel says:

    Hello, I'm interested in buying the Baudens 384Wh. My plan is to run a TV (80W) and a mini PC (75W). My question is, can I charge the PowerStation and continue to supply the devices with power while doing so? If you pull the charger out of the socket, does the PowerStation continue to supply power without interruption?

    Thank you and greetings
    To Manuel

    • sir appleot says:

      Hello Amanuel! Unfortunately I do not know it. You would have to ask Amazon what the users or the manufacturer say about the product. LG!

  5. D.Kühn says:

    Hello, is it possible with such solutions, a solar system (balcony power plant) to provide the so-called reference voltage (switch-off if there is no mains) again, in order to be able to use solar power in daylight/sunshine but when the mains is switched off.
    Backup switch is properly installed. Yours Dieter

    • Jen Kleinholz says:

      Hello Dieter! Of course, this depends on what kind of consumer you use in the house. But I think that you get over the limit of the batteries quite quickly. But if all you're after is some LED lights and a laptop or something, then that should work. As soon as we talk about kettle or stove, it will not work.

  6. Mammalina says:

    Hallo,
    I'm looking for a backup power source that can compensate for a power outage, not just for a laptop and cell phone charger, but also for at least a kettle (2.200 W), a hair dryer, maybe even a microwave.
    What would be the issue?

    • Jen Kleinholz says:

      Hello Mamalina! In this case, you won't get very far with such a battery solution. A kettle has a far too high power consumption for that. The only thing recommended here is a diesel power generator. The advantage of this is that you can store diesel and thus determine how long you want to be "self-sufficient". It doesn't work with batteries...

      If you want, take a look here the diesel generators on Amazon and make sure that you can use at least 2500 watts permanently from the device, because often the specifications for the performance are only values ​​that can be called up for a short time. I hope you find something useful with this. Maybe I'll make an extra contribution to these power generators, because the topic is unfortunately very popular right now.

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