Smart, efficient off-grid system

10 Jul 2017

PowerHunt has developed an innovative, expandable battery system that can give consumers energy independence in a variety of scenarios, from backwoods camping to power outages. The Cortex system is designed to work seamlessly with all PowerHunt appliances, which run off DC power. Therefore, the system doesn't need an inverter to transform DC to AC power. There are multiple ways to charge the batteries inside Cortex. When camping, one or more 100w solar panels are a good option. Other charging methods include a 110-240V AC plugin for power directly from the grid, as well as 12V DC hookup for recharging directly from another battery sources. The Cortex base model consists of a 340Wh lithium-ion battery pack. Two additional packs can be added to the unit when more power is required. An expansion pack brings the total number of batteries to five, which is sufficient to run multiple appliances, even space heaters and coolers. Cortex also includes 4 USB ports for charging mobile devices.  PowerHunt designed Cortex to be more than an off-grid power source. The system comes with a host of smart, added features intended to maximize safety and efficiency. An auto-scheduler lets users control when each port powers on and off. The Cortex system's display includes a budgeting screen showing how long each PowerHunt appliance can operate, based on available power. Finally, the system provides long-term battery health updates and charge notifications.  

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Volume: 2017 July/August