We do not need to tell you how crippling the decade-plus of loadshedding has been for the country, South Africans are fully aware, having dealt with rolling blackouts day in and day out for what seems like an eternity.
South Africans, however, are not ones to simply take things lying down, and in recent years many have turned to alternative solutions in order to keep the lights going even when our own power utility refuses to do so.
One of the more ingenious solutions have been portable power stations, with local energy-focused brand Gizzu being one of the first in the country to make a wide-ranging lineup of power stations available in South Africa.
Now Gizzu has refreshed its power station offerings for the second half of 2023, serving up four different models that meet a number of consumer needs while also fitting in with any type of household’s budget.
The four new 2nd-gen Gizzu power stations are the:
- Gizzu Hero Core 512Wh LiFePO4 UPS Portable Power Station – R9 999 (RRP),
- Gizzu Challenger Pro 1120Wh LiFePO4 UPS Portable Power Station – R14 999 (RRP),
- Gizzu Hero Pro 2048Wh LiFePO4 UPS Portable Power Station – R26 999 (RRP),
- Gizzu Hero Ultra 3840Wh LiFePO4 UPS Portable Power Station – R49 999 (RRP).
Gizzu has gone to painstaking lengths to improve its power stations, which is quite the feat, given they were already among the best available products on the market.
Now they offer unrivalled performance and supreme value for money, both of which are important for homeowners wanting to keep critical appliances and products in the home powered at all times, but not wanting to go through the exhaustive and expensive process of purchasing inverters or solar.
What sets the 2nd-gen lineup apart is the fact that they all sport LiFePO4 batteries, which are widely considered to be far safer than traditional lithium-ion variants, as well as having a longer life cycle. In the case of Gizzu’s new models, up to six times more battery cycles can be expected from their lifespan compared to lithium-ion, not to mention a charging time of two hours across the range.
The modular design of this new lineup is another plus, allowing homeowners to seamlessly integrate the power stations into any area of the house or apartment. The portability on offer means these power stations need not be restricted to the home either, going wherever you do should access to electricity be a concern.
As for which power station is best suited for your needs, the Hero Core 512Wh is perfectly suited for entertainment and work, whether that be powering a smart TV or media unit, as well as your notebook, smartphone, tablet, printer, or any other home office equipment.
The larger capacity Hero Pro 2048Wh is ideal for home appliances, keeping food and drink fresh in your fridge, or handling other power-hungry kitchen appliances like kettles, toasters, air fryers, and more.
And when it comes to the biggest model in the new Hero range, the Ultra 3840Wh, is built as a workhorse for your most resource-heavy appliances like washing machines and tumble dryers. It is also perfect for builders and contractors who need power on-site, featuring a rugged design and wheels for easier transport.