Portable Power Station || DIY or Buy



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In this episode of DIY or Buy we will be having a closer look at portable power stations. Those are great for all kinds of outdoor camping or if your garage is not connected to the electrical grid,…..like mine. In the video I will show you how a commercial power station works and how we can create a DIY version which is actually a bit cheaper and can output way more power. Let’s get started!

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Music:
2011 Lookalike by Bartlebeats

0:00 Portable power stations are awesome!
1:36 Intro
2:23 Testing a commercial power station
3:53 How does the commercial version work?
5:47 DIY version components
7:22 DIY version wiring
9:21 DIY version first test
9:43 DIY version enclosure build
12:10 Verdict

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