It’s been four long years since my email inbox has been blessed with the sheer power ability of an Omnicharge battery. I’m still using the Omnicharge Smart Power Bank to charge my devices during power outages caused by tropical storms. The point is that Omnicharge makes a solid battery that will serve your portable power needs for a long time. As a testament to its dedication to serving power, Omnicharge has created the Omnicharge Omni-Off-Grid.
This thing is a beast and it has enough power and connectivity options to feed into the $2099 price tag. It has a 1500Wh capacity, an AC outlet that can output up to 1500W, four USB-C posts with an output up to 100W, four USB-A quick charge ports and a 12V car port. It charges in a mere three hours at 800W input from either a traditional DC power source or solar (which makes it the perfect doomsday battery). The LCD screen provides the stats and it can be controlled via a smartphone app over Bluetooth.
There’s a bunch on the website about battery management architecture, battery maintenance and power status and words like “discharge” and “maximizing”. It’s all very impressive I’m sure. Yet, the thing that is most impressive about a battery that is meant to be out in the wild, powering your off-grid activities or being used to survive the coming world as predicted in the film The Postman, is the LoRa tech (Long Range low-power wide-area network) in the connectivity add-on.
Called the Omni connect, this add-on module provides general off-grid communication (or needed communication for emergency situations such as blackouts or hurricanes). It allows you to use voice and text communication through a private, off-grid network. And if there are other Omnicharge Omni Off-Grid devices in range, you can create a mesh network of devices. So yeah, you can totally start your off-grid commune now and still manage some semblance of 21st century communication.
There’s really not too much more to say about the Omnicharge Omni Off-Grid. I wasn’t sent one for review and frankly, I’m glad for that as I have no use for this kind of battery. While I have a go-bag packed and ready, my version of the great outdoors or going off-grid is picking the basketball up out of someone else’s lawn and momentarily dropping WiFi when I’m a few meters too far from the house.
But if you need a massive battery that will handle basically all your power needs while away from civilization (during the apocalypse while the rest of us are fending off the zombies) then the Omnicharge Omni Off-Grid is the battery for you. It will survive the elements and enable you to glamp in style.