by Justin Gray
The year was 2012 when Wagan Tech released the first ever true solar generator in the market known as the Solar ePower Cube 1500. "The Cube" (as we affectionately call it) was an instant success and won awards including "Best in Class" during that year's National Hardware Show. The very next year we began working with Sirona Cares by donating Solar Cubes to empower locals with self-sustaining Haitian-run enterprises.
A few years later, we added a larger battery into the Cube nearly doubling it's capacity; we called this the "PLUS" model. Fast-forward to 2021, and you'll see that we've answered the demand of consumers by again upgrading the battery - this time it is a LiFePo4 Lithium Iron Phosphate battery!
About the Solar Cube 1500
The Solar e Power Cube 1500 is an original Wagan Tech design; it is still the only all-in-one true Solar Generator in the market. What sets the Cube apart from the other devices in the market?
First and foremost, it is completely self-contained and mobile. You don't have to fumble with carrying several parts to make the unit; our Cube features 5 solar panels that slide in/out of the unit and fold up/down. When stowed for transport, the Cube has a telescopic handle that is easily deployed with over-sized wheels that make rolling on uneven ground simple.
Secondly, no other device in the market is a true all-in-one mobile Solar Generator. Portability, compatibility, and expandability - it’s everything you need right now and into the future.
Why use a LiFePo4 battery?
The Lithium-iron phosphate battery (LiFePo4) has all of the benefits of a standard automotive battery without the drawbacks. Compared to standard batteries (including AGM / SLA, etc.), the LiFePo4 battery is:
- Much Lighter weight
- Can discharge farther without damage (deep cycle)
- Intrinsically safer
- Longer life (charge) cycles
- Higher performance
- Environmentally Friendly
- Higher temperature resistance
- No "memory" effect
- Faster charging
- Constant discharge rate
What can the Solar Cube do?
With 120V AC outlets (like the wall outlet in your house), you can run most appliances including: TV, refrigerator, drill, fan, laptop, lights, etc.
The Solar Cube also features two 12V DC Sockets (as found in your car) that can power phone chargers, tablets, portable cooler, air compressor, and more.
If that weren't enough, the Solar Cube is also equipped with two USB Power Ports to charge and run USB appliances.
If you're looking to change the Solar Cube even faster, you can add additional solar panels via the "banana plugs" located on the front panel.
Being that the Solar Cube is expandable, you can add additional batteries to the unit by connecting them to the battery terminal expansion ports located near the telescoping handle on the rear of the unit. How's that for performance?
Who is it for?
The Solar ePower Cube is ideal for use in developing countries and areas prone to hurricanes and other acts of nature. It is a good investment for personnel in the military, security, preparedness expert/novice, or anyone who goes off of the grid. Certainly a must have item for anyone who goes camping, tailgates, barbecues, or enjoys the outdoors.
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