Surge Protector

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Not an electrical engineer or anything, but would it be feasible for you guys to create a surge protector that we could plug the batteries in to power some items during a power outage? 

Obviously they can't power houses, but being able to charge my phone/laptop for entertainment, or even power the well pump for a couple minutes so i can get fresh water on those multiday outages would be great. 

Easy enough to bring my battery to work and charge it so i'll have some entertainment at home during those outages. 

Thanks!
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Posted 2 years ago

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A power source is high on the list of customer demands, for sure!
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We've been asking for this since around the inception of EGO. I think there's a huge market for using batteries like these to power small home appliances, electronics, lighting, camping gear and the list could go on and on. EGO doesn't seem to have the resources to bring out adaptors to do that, so we'll have to wait until a Tesla, Amazon, Google or Apple come out with their own, or buy EGO or one of its competitors in this market and make it happen.
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You would just need a base that has a couple 3-prong and USB outlets that would allow for the battery(ies) to be installed. It could be duel-purpose by also allowing it to be plugged into a standard wall outlet and used as a charging station as well.
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Yes been asking for awhile
I guess the DIY Route is the only way for now.  There have been a few postings with some completed and working power stations. 
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Since Blue Angel's comment is now the official response, I'm betting that this is either in the works or is about to be. 

As far as surge protection for the charger goes, either put chargers on a surge protector or unplug them during thunderstorms.  That is what I do.
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Not sure about the 'surge protector' part of the question. Maybe just a misspoken statement. However, a dual purpose charging station that would allow, once charged, the station to become a mobile power source is exactly what I need. I am in the Army National Guard and spend a lot of time in a field-like environment where I may have access to electricity but not where I sleep (i.e. in a tent). My problem is that I use a C-PAP machine but have no access to plug it in from my tent. This would also be useful for powering a small fan, lamp, etc. Think camping but roughing it. Portable power stations are expensive. Getting one that could use a battery system I already have would be ingenious.
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Portable power supplies already exist that esetially powered by rechargeable, onboard batteries. You simply improve upon the design by removing the onboard batteries and create a built-in cradle that can accept any of the EGO batteries or two.