WHAT IT IS: ANTIGRAVITY PS-45 PORTABLE POWER STATION
The Antigravity PS-45 portable power station is a compact, lightweight lithium-ion power supply with 45,000 mAh of capacity and a variety of output ports. It’s just 6.3 inches tall, 6 inches wide, 3 inches thick and weighs 2.86 pounds. The PS-45 can charge and power phones, tablets, GPS units, cameras, laptop computers, camp lighting and more. It also has a powerful LED light that can serve as a camp light. A 100–110-volt AC output and high capacity set this device apart from common portable power supplies. It allows you to power many wall plug devices, like a fan, light, cordless tool charger or mini fridge with the PS-45. The PS-45 is $149.95, the same price as Antigravity’s mid-priced XP-1 jump-starter/power supply. The PS-45 can recharge a jump-starter, but it does not jump-start vehicles.
The PS-45 can be charged from any 110-volt wall outlet with the supplied charger, chargers that plug into cigarette-lighter-type, 12-volt power ports with a 5.5mm tip or Antigravity’s portable solar panels.
Our PS-45’s power-level indicator showed it was fully charged right out of the box, so we plugged a fan into the 110-volt outlet and enjoyed the breeze while we looked for other things in need of power. Next, we charged the battery for a cordless drill. When it was fully charged, we plugged in a work light and then a blender. An hour of supplying power to the four devices only consumed a quarter of the PS-45’s power, so it should have no trouble keeping a camper or someone experiencing a power outage comfortable for an evening as long as their electricity consumption isn’t too extravagant.
Before your imagination runs wild with plans for an off-the-grid life with the PS-45, you should know that maximum output for its 110-volt socket is 100 watts. That means no microwave ovens, heaters or hairdryers. Antigravity says the PS-45 can power a mini fridge for two hours.
The PS-45 truly is a power station for personal electronics. It can charge most phones nine times, a laptop five times or an action camera 30 times. The PS-45’s USB ports are the quick-charge type.
Being able to take a 110-volt power outlet, USB ports and 12-volt power anywhere you like in such a small, lightweight package is a big deal for campers, adventurers or anyone faced with a surprise power outage. It could even be a lifesaver. Antigravity Micro-Start mini jump-starters have saved us so many times, it would have been great if the PS-45 was also a jump-starter, but that would have made it more expensive. We wouldn’t be surprised if Antigravity offers a power station with jump-start capability eventually.
CONTACT: Antigravity Batteries; (310) 527-2330, https://antigravitybatteries.com
See UTV Action’s product evaluation on Antigravity’s most powerful jump starter here: https://utvactionmag.com/product-antigravity-micro-start-xp-10-heavy-duty-jump-starter-power-supply/