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Below is our Lion Safari LT FAQ to help you learn more about the new Safari LT Solar Generator
What Is the Safari LT?
The Safari LT is the latest in Lithium battery technology for portable power needs. It replaces traditional noisy gas generators with the safest Lithium batteries on the market today. It is a light weight and powerful solar power unit.
What does the Safari LT power?
You can use it to power a wide variety of devices like cell phones, laptops, tablets, mini-frigs, TVs, lights, hot plates, power tools, and the list goes on. Any device that requires less than 500 watts, the Safari LT can power it.
How can I determine how long the Safari LT will power specific devices?
The LT has 450Wh (watt hours of stored energy) and 500W (watts of power output) meaning you can power devices that require less than 500W for various periods of time.
To calculate how long the LT can power a device, use this formula: Wh / W = Estimated Run Time.
For example, if a device requires 5W of power and the LT has 450Wh, then that device can be powered for approximately 90 hours (450 / 5 = 90).
Can it be used to store solar power or solar energy?
The Safari LT is a great energy storage unit for solar power from solar panels. It can store 450Wh (watt hrs).
How long can the Safari LT hold a charge?
It will maintain its charge for up to a year without having to charge it. This is known as shelf life or storage life. However, we recommend using it more frequently so it is being charged at least every 6 months.
Why should I buy the Safari LT?
The Safari LT is made from the highest quality and longest lasting battery technology -- Lithium. The Safari LT is safe, silent and renewable, unlike gas-powered generators. The LT gives you power anywhere, anytime.
How big is the Safari LT (weight and dimensions)?
It weighs in at only 11 pounds. The dimensions are 11.8” L x 6.5” W x 7.3”.
What is its rated capacity (Volts, Watt Hours, Watts)?
The LT is 12V (volts), 500W (watts or how much power it can output at a time), with 450Wh (watt hours or how much energy it can store),
How long will the Safari LT last?
The Safari LT comes with a 1 year warranty but it can last for many years if you take care of it.
What is its level of discharge?
The Safari LT can be used until it is almost empty (discharge), and be recharged to full capacity. This cycling does not adversely affect the unit, so it can be used for many years.
How does it perform in various weather conditions?
The Safari LT performs great in most weather conditions. Operating it in extreme conditions (freezing or excessive heat) is not advised.
How can the Safari LT be charged?
It can be charged using regular AC power (a wall outlet) or by using solar panels.
How long will it take to charge the Safari LT?
If you are using normal AC or wall outlet fpr charging, and the LT is empty, it will take approximately 6 hours to fully charge.
If you are using a 100W solar panel(s) to charge the LT, in good sunlight it will take 4-6 hours or with 2 panels, approximately 3 hours.
How heavy it the Safari LT?
The Safari LT is very easy to carry and portable. It weighs 11 pounds and has an easy carrying handle.
SAFETY & USE
How safe is the Safari LT?
The Lion Safari LT has no emissions - none. It has no carbon footprint during use, emits no greenhouse gases and causes no damage to the environment. It’s safe to use indoors or out. The Battery Management System (BMS) adds safety controls.
Click Here to Read About the Safety Advantages of Lithium Batteries
What is a BMS or Battery Management System?
A BMS regulates the energy usage in the battery and protects it from over usage. The Safari LT has a top-of-the-line BMS.
Can I take this on a passenger airplane?
No. The Safari LT needs to be transported on the ground or on a cargo plane.
Is the Safari LT renewable?
The Lion Safari LT is part of Lion Energy’s pride of products that creates clean, limitless, renewable energy sources to power your life. It is designed to be recharged through traditional AC power or renewable sources -- namely, the sun. Simply use a wall charger, 12V outlet in your car or a solar panel and you’ll get a virtually unlimited supply of power.
Is the Safari LT noisy?
No, it is silent when running. Occasionally a tiny noise may come from the internal fan.
Do I have to maintain the Safari LT?
The Safari LT is virtually maintenance free -- no water or fluids to put in it, no messy water or acid to clean up. It can even sit for up to a year without needing to be used. However, we do recommend using it at more frequently -- at least every 6 months.
Questions to and Responses from Lion Safari LT Users
What features do you like about the Safari LT?
I like that it’s really light weight, it lasts a really long time and it’s quiet and safe. It’s also pretty compact and fits into smaller spaces like my saddle bags when I go horseback riding in the back country and I still need some power.
Do you feel it is worth the cost?
Oh, for sure! It pays for itself right away just on not having to keep maintaining the gas generator I had and its completely renewable so I don’t have to keep buying gas. And that doesn’t even count the savings I have in frustration and headaches by having to do all that maintenance stuff each year with my old generator. The Lion Safari LT is soooooo much better!
What do you use your Safari LT for?
I have a family travel trailer that we use for camping, on fishing trips and just overall family fun. We use the Safari LT with all of it. I get to spend more time playing with the family and that makes me smile.
What got you interested in Lithium power solutions?
I was getting frustrated with always having to run my generators on gas, dealing with all the noise and the pollution. I wanted something that wouldn’t require all that and that would last longer. I’m glad I found Lion Energy and their solutions. Just what the doctor ordered.
What is it like working with Lion Energy?
Lion Energy is one of the most friendly and helpful companies I’ve done business with. Whenever I need information, have a question or even a concern, I call their customer service number and get immediate help. And I love that they stand behind all of their products no question.
What has been the response to the Safari LT?
Customers are saying this resolves their portable power unit problems. It’s so easy to use, transport and a great value. It’s become a constant power companion.