Buying Guide: Peak Power Vs Rated Power

Portable power station has become a good helper in life. Safety is very important when using power station. What is the difference between rated power and peak power that we often see? Read this article to learn about the rated power and peak power.

What is Rated Power?

Rated power refers to the power of the electrical appliance in normal operation, which is the power output by the power supply stably for a long time. Normally, the power generally refers to the rated output power.

What is Peak Power?

The peak power is the maximum power that the power supply can achieve in a short time. For most circuits, the startup current required is usually higher than the steady current during normal operation of the device. Therefore, the peak power provides the current needed to start the power supply, which returns to its normal level at full power. 

What is the difference between Peak Power and Rated Power?

The peak power is only last for a short amount of time and is always higher than the rated power. The rated power is normal working, long-lasting, and has a low failure probability. The maximum power is always above the rated power, which is too much but only lasts a short time.

How does the battery react after peak power is exceeded?

If the power station is equipped with a high-quality battery management system, it will stop automatically. Vanpowers Super Power Pro is equipped with high-quality battery management system that has passed numerous safety certification tests to ensure the battery's safety level and optimize its performance.

Will it harm the battery to use it over rated power output all the time?

Long-term power supply use at full load damages its components and raises the risk of failure. Therefore, when using the power station, pay attention to use it under the rated power.

 

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