Refuge Tactical LFP 100 Waterproof Portable Generator
Why you'll love the Refuge Tactical LFP 100 Pro Silent Generator - Right from the start, there’s a lot to love about this mini power plant. It’s simple yet powerful. Tuff and rugged yet full-featured. It can be charged just about anywhere and power just about anything. And because it’s so easy to use, it’s easy to love.
Its beautifully made. And performs beautifully. - Made from only high-quality materials the Refuge Tactical LFP 100 Pro Silent Generator are exquisitely designed. You can tell just by looking. But from the very first touch, you’ll realize there’s much more to them than meets the eye. That’s because our designers and engineers worked together to create a device that’s as remarkable on the inside as it is on the outside. With powerful LiFe batteries, pure sine-wave AC power output, and fast MPPT solar recharging, the true beauty of the system may just be how astonishingly capable it is.
A battery that last as long as you will. - Refuge Tactical LFP 100 Pro Silent Generator not only lets you do more, it lets you do more for longer. Even with its compact design and incredible performance, system has an astounding battery lifespan rating of 5-10 years of daily use. Since this tactical generator was first introduced, great battery life has been one of the things that makes our LFP systems stand out from the crowd. And — even as we’ve made it recharge faster and more powerful — that continues to be true today.
Incredibly powerful. By design. - When we designed the Refuge Tactical LFP 100 Pro Generator with LFP batteries, we started with a blank slate. That gave us the freedom to imagine something radical, something entirely different. A system so compact, so light, and so powerful. A solar generator designed for the future, but ready to use today.
The best design. For the best performance. - We designed every aspect of the Refuge Tactical LFP 100 Pro with performance in mind. From the beginning, the entire structure was built to house the very best high-performance components. The pro model features the most powerful MPPT charge controller we’ve ever put in a portable solar generator of this size. And the charge controller is capable of accepting power from solar, wind, and hydro renewable energy sources. Despite packing such an enormous amount of power into such a slim design, we still achieved an astonishing 5-10 year battery life when the system is used daily. We also found a way to integrate the highest-quality 1000w pure sine-wave AC power inverter into the military grade Pelican hard case. Alone, each of these elements is an incredible accomplishment. Together, they make Refuge Tactical LFP 100 Pro Portable Generator the world’s most advanced 1000 watt portable solar generator.
Precisely engineered. Down to the millimeter. -This tactical portable generator is the result of an obsessive focus on detail. Our designers and engineers worked closely together to craft every single piece that went into making it — the LiFe batteries, the pure sine-wave AC inverter, the ultra efficient MPPT renewable energy charge controller, the laser cut and etched labels & panels, the screws, even the input & output connectors. Everything was considered, and nothing overlooked. Because when a solar generator becomes this advanced, every millimeter counts.
What Is LIFEPO4? The Benefits Of Using LIFEPO4 Batteries. -
+ Safe Technology - Will not catch fire or explode if damaged.
+ Half the weight of an equivalent capacity lead acid battery.
+ Over 2000 deep discharge cycles vs. 300 for lead acid battery.
+ Double the usable capacity of lead acid batteries.
+ Virtually flat discharge curve means no “voltage sag”.
+ High discharge & recharge rate capability.
+ They can be left partially charged for long periods of time.
+ Extremely low self discharge rate unlike lead acid batteries.
+ Does not suffer from thermal runaway like Li-Ion or Li-Po
+ Can be safely used with no loss in performance up to 140F.
+ Absolutely maintenance free for the life of the battery.
+ Does not contain any toxic heavy metals like lead & cadium.
+ The most eco friendly battery chemistry available.
What Is MPPT Solar Tracking? - The most widely known advantage is an increase in useable power going into your batteries from a photovoltaic array. When a photovoltaic module is connected in a system which has a battery, the battery acts as a limiter to the voltage output of the array. A MPPT charge controller “fools” the panels into producing a higher voltage by “eliminating” their view of the battery in the system. This way they operate on their maximum power point voltage. This allows more power to go into the battery, up to 30% in some instances.
Reports from the field indicate that increases of 20 to 30% in total daily solar power harvest are typically observed by using MPPT solar tracking technology vs. systems lacking MPPT technology.
You Always Know How Much Energy Is Available. - The Precision Battery Monitor is a device that monitors your battery status. It constantly measures the battery voltage and battery current. It uses this information to calculate the actual state of charge of your battery. The battery monitor displays the following information -
- SOC (State Of Charge)
- Battery Voltage
- Current IN & OUT
- CE (Consumed Energy)
- TTG (Time To Go)
- Lifetime Usage History
- Days Since Last Full Charge
- Average Depth of Discharge
Power when and where you need it! Simple. When it’s time to get the big jobs done, you’ll be glad you brought in the Refuge LFP 100 Portable Solar Power System. With its powerful 100 Amp hour battery at your beck and call, there’s no task you can’t handle. This silent, fueless, fumeless generator is reliable in the event of a gas shortage as we seen with Hurricane Sandy.
Refuge LFP 100 Tactical Portable Generator:
The Refuge LFP 100 Portable Solar Power System’s 100 Amp hour / 1280 Watt Hour / 1.28 Kwh battery utilizes the latest LiFePo4 battery chemistry.
Flexible Charging Options
This portable generator can be recharged using the included 10 amp/120V AC wall adapter to take the system from drained to fully charged in as little as 12 hours (Available Upon Request).
In the field, a wall outlet isn’t an option. The Refuge LFP 100 is built to handle continuous input of up to 200 Watts of solar power. Just attach folding or glass solar panels and let the system do the rest. The Refuge LFP 100 generator is pictured with the 120 watt solar panels to keep things light and portable, but other options are available.
No matter what solar panel option you chose, there’s no question the Refuge LFP 100 Solar Generator will handle it efficiently. The unit employs the latest Multiple Power Point Tracking (MPPT) technology, so it generates up to 30% more energy from the day’s solar input than a standard solar generator.
3 Different Power Output Options
- (3) 120v 3-prong outlets via 1000 watt AC Power Inverter
900 watts continuous/1300 watts for 5 mins/ 2000 watts surge
Pure Sine Wave Inverter
Easy operation – on/off switch
2 built-in cooling fans
- (2) 12V DC outlets
200 continuous watts /15A Cigarette Lighter Sockets
Equipped with resettable breakers
- (2) 12V High Powered Copper Battery Terminals
150amp each @ 12 volts
Perfect for ring terminal or jumper cables
You can use the unit to power literally hundreds of devices. Crisis averted. Power when and where you need it with the Refuge LFP 100 portable solar generator .
What Makes It Unique
The Refuge LFP 100 tactical portable generator works hard to take care of itself and your gear. Its built-in battery protection features easily handle under voltage, over voltage, and short circuits should they occur. There are internal resettable breakers for the solar charge controller and the 2 cigarette lighter outlets which are fused for 15 Amps each. No fuses are needed all that is needed in the event that a over current situation occurs and causes a breaker to trip is to cycle the ON/OFF/Reset button on the Refuge LFP 100 Solar Generator System and power will be supplied again to the affected output port. No need to ever seek out replacement fuses.
Built-in Digital Monitoring System
An onboard digital battery monitor constantly communicates critical data about your solar system.
- Current state of charge of the battery in percentage
- Consumed Energy in Amp Hours from 0 to 100 Amp Hour
- Battery Voltage
- “Time To Go” – calculates the hours left until the battery will be fully drained based on your current power consumption
- Historical Data – Logs the history of the battery usage pattern like average discharge level, deepest discharge level, times the battery has been fully charged, days since the battery was last discharged and many other parameters which are helpful to gauge the expected lifespan of the battery.
The Refuge LFP 100 generator main system is housed in the Pelican 1440 waterproof, crushproof, military grade case weighting 69 pounds. Telescoping handles makes it easy to transport.
|What Can You Power With A Full Charge?|
|TV||180 watts||7.1 hours|
|(2) Lights - 20watts CFL (75 watt equal.)||40 watts||32 hours|
|Sump Pump 1/4 hp||800 / 1200 (starting watts)||1.2 hours|
|Refrigerator||600 / 2000 (starting watts)||2.1 hours|
|12" 3 Speed Fan||130 watts||10 hours|
|Portable Heater||400 watts||3.2 hours|
150 watt High Efficiency Mono Crystalline Portable Solar Panels
Hi Efficiency Mono Crystalline Portable Folding Solar Panels - The Refuge portable generator can be paired up with 150 watt portable folding mono crystalline solar panels that are made with 18-19% efficient solar cells. We love and recommend these panels because:
- They offer excellent power output performance
- The built in tilting arms in the back of the panel make tilting the solar panel towards direct sunlight very easy. Tilting the solar panel towards direct sunlight will provide maximum power output, and up to 200% more power than laying a solar panel flat on the ground when the sun is not directly overhead.
- The panels are easy to fold up and transport. They weigh 30 pounds each.
- They have simple easy to use locking output connectors that avoid the possibility of wrong connections.
- Although the solar panels are glass they are very rugged. We have shipped them Coast to Coast in the USA and have never had one break to-date.
- The panels will provide a lifetime of use if handled with care. They are designed for outdoor use.
Mono crystalline photovoltaic electric solar energy panels have been the go-to choice for many years. They are among the oldest, most efficient and most dependable ways to produce electricity from the sun. Each module is made from a single silicon crystal, and is more efficient, though more expensive, than the newer and cheaper polycrystalline and thin-film PV panel technologies. You can typically recognize them by their color which is typically black or iridescent blue.
Longevity - Mono crystalline solar panels are first generation solar technology and have been around a long time, providing evidence of their durability and longevity. The technology, installation, performance issues are all understood. Several of the early modules installed in the 1970's are still producing electricity today. Single crystal panels have even withstood the rigors of space travel!
Some other solar websites suggest that single crystalline solar panels can last up to 50 years. According to solar engineers I speak with even though this may be possible, there will be a slight drop off in efficiency of around 0.5% on average per year. So although this type of solar panels can last a long time, there will come a time when the lower efficiency makes it economically desirable to replace the panels especially as the efficiency of newer panels continues to increase.
Note: Most performance warranties go for 25 years, but as long as the PV panel is kept clean it will continue to produce electricity.
Efficiency - As already mentioned, PV panels made from mono crystalline solar cells are able to convert the highest amount of solar energy into electricity of any type of flat solar panel. Consequently, if your goal is to produce the most electricity from a specific area (e.g., a off grid site - emergency shelter in urban environment) this type of panel should certainly be considered.
Consequently, Mono crystalline panels are a great choice for urban settings or where space is limited or situations where you want to keep a low profile.
Greater Heat Resistance - Like other types of solar panels, mono crystalline solar modules suffer a reduction in output once the temperature from the sunlight reaches around fifty degrees Celsius/a hundred and fifteen degrees Fahrenheit. Reductions of between twelve and fifteen percent can be expected. This loss of efficiency is lower than what is typically experienced by owners of PV panels made from polycrystalline cells.
More Electricity - Besides producing more electricity per sqm of installed panels, for those who are "going green" and are concerned about the environmental impact of solar panels, mono crystalline panels reduce the amount of electricity needed from local power plants, reducing the dependence on fossil fuels. The greater benefit is a reduction in the use of limited fuel sources and greenhouse gases being pumped into the environment.
Buy as many of the 150w panels as you desire. The Helios solar input will just limit the incoming solar input to 1100 watts if the solar input is more than 1100 watts at any given time. There is no problem with connecting a solar array that has a combined power rating over 1100 watts.
This portable generator is custom built by hand in the USA and depending on our current production capacity, the ship time for this system can be anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks to build the system, test the system, and then ship the total package.
- Independent power source – Turn sunlight into usable electricity – No gasoline needed
- Robust battery – 100 Amps Hours/1280 Watts Hour/ 1.28 Kwh
- Easy operation – 1 on/off/reset button
- Power devices up to 900 watts AC continuously or DC power up to 1580 watts @ 12.8 v
- Long Cycle Life : up to 2000 full charge/discharge cycles
- Wheels make it easy to transport
What's In The Box
- Refuge LFP 100 Solar Power Generator
- 10 Amp / 120w AC Battery Charger
- 120 Watt Solar Panel (optional)
- Solar Connection Cable (optional)
|Refuge LFP 100 Portable Generator - Specifications|
|Waterproof, Crushproof, Dustproof Casing|
|Unit weight||69 lbs|
|L x W x H||19.70" x 12" x 18" inches (50 x 30.5 x 45.7cm)|
|Battery capacity||12.8v - 100 Ah - 1280 Wh - LiFeP04 (LFP) Battery
1530 Watt Max Output Rating
|Battery cycles times||2000+ times|
|Output||(2) Cigarette Lighter Outlet Sockets - 15A / 200w Maximum Output Rating
1000w Pure Sine-Wave AC Power Inverter - 900w Continuous / 1300w 5 Min's / 2000w Surge
80 Amp / 1100 Watt MPPT Solar-Wind-Hydro Charge Controller, 150v DC Max Input.
|Full charge (AC charger)||12 hours|
|Solar (150 watt solar panels - direct sun)||(1) 150w solar panel - 13 hours
(2) 150w solar panel - 6.5 hours
(3) 150w solar panel - 4.5 hours
(4) 150w solar panel - 3.5 hours
(5) 150w solar panel - 2.5 hours
(6) 150w solar panel - 2 hours
(7) 150w solar panel - 1.75 hours
(8) 150w solar panel - 1.5 hours
(9) 150w solar panel - 1.5 hours
(10) 150w solar panel - 1 hour
|Waterproof Rating||IP67 (1 meter submersion for 30 minutes)|
|Digital Battery Fuel Monitor Display||Voltage, Current, State of Charge, Time to Go, Usage History|
|Battery Protection System Protects||Over Charge & Discharge, and Short Circuit Conditions|