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Below is our Lion Safari ME FAQ to help you learn more about the new Safari ME Solar Generator
What is the Lion Safari ME?
The Lion Safari ME 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 very light weight for the amount of power it has.
Think of it as a safe, silent, renewable generator without the gas, pollution, and all the weight of traditional generators.
What can the Safari ME power?
You can use it to power a wide variety of devices like cell phones, laptops, tablets, refrigerators, freezers, TVs, lights, hot plates or grills, power tools, and the list goes on. The Safari ME can power virtually any device that you can plug into a standard wall outlet.
How can I determine how long the Safari ME will power specific devices?
The ME has a continuous 2000W of power output and 922Wh (watt hours) of stored energy. That means you can power devices that require up to 2000W of power for various periods of time.
To calculate how long the ME can power a device, use this formula: Wh / W = Estimated Run Time.
For example, if a device requires 50W of power and the ME has 922Wh, the device can be powered for approximately 18.5 hours (922 / 50 = 18.44).
Can it be used to store solar power or solar energy?
The Safari ME is a great energy storage unit for solar power from solar panels. It can
store 922Wh (watt hours) of energy.
How long can the Safari ME hold a charge?
It will maintain its charge for up to a year without you having to charge it. This is known as shelf life or storage life.
However, we recommend using it more frequently, so that it's being charged at least every 6 months. This way, you can be assured it is ready for any emergency at any time.
And by using it more often, you get all of its charging benefits around the house, outside, and on all your adventures.
Why should I buy the Safari ME?
The Lion Safari ME is made from the highest quality and longest lasting battery technology available today -- Lithium.
Unlike traditional gas-powered generators, the Safari ME is safe, silent and renewable, giving you reliable power anywhere, anytime.
How big is the Safari ME (weight and dimensions)?
It weighs in at only just over 45 pounds. The dimensions are 18.7” L x 12.8” W x 12.8”.
What is its rated capacity in terms of Watts (how much energy it can output) and Watt Hour (how long it could output)?
The Safari ME is 24V (volts), 922Wh (watt hours or how much energy it can store), 2,000W continuous
(watts or how much power it can output at a time) with a 4,000W surge (at startup).
How long will the Safari ME last?
The Safari ME 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 ME can be used until it is almost empty (fully discharged) and still be recharged to full capacity. This process will not significantly degrade the ME's performance or lifespan.
How does it perform in various weather conditions?
The Safari ME performs great in most weather conditions. Operating it in extreme conditions (freezing or excessive heat) is not advised.
How can the Safari ME 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 ME?
If the ME is empty, and you are using normal AC or wall outlet, it will take as little as 85 minutes to fully charge. If you are using a 24V, 100W solar panel(s) to charge the ME, in good sunlight it will take 4-5 hours or if you use multiple panels, it will charge in as little as 90 mins (using 6, 24V, 100W solar panels).
How heavy it the Safari ME?
The Lion Safari ME weighs just over 45 pounds, and has carrying handles built right in. It is portable, and very easy to carry.
What are the outputs on the Safari ME?
The Safari ME comes with 2 standard AC outputs that you can use for anything you can plug into a standard wall outlet. It also has 2 USB outputs (5V, 2.4A) and 2 USB-C outputs (20V, 3A).
SAFETY & USE
How safe is the Safari ME?
The Lion Safari ME produces 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.
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 ME has a top-of-the-line BMS.
Can I take this on a passenger airplane?
No. The Safari ME needs to be transported on the ground or on a cargo plane.
Is the Safari ME renewable?
The Lion Safari ME is part of Lion Energy’s pride of products that creates clean, limitless, renewable energy sources to power your life. It’s 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 solar panels and you’ll get a virtually unlimited supply of power.
Is the Safari ME noisy?
No, it is silent when running. Occasionally a tiny noise may come from the internal fan.
Do I have to maintain my Safari ME?
The Safari ME is virtually maintenance free -- no gas or fluids to put in it, no messy oil changes or parts to change. It can even sit for up to a year without being used.
However, we recommend using it more frequently -- at least every 6 months -- so you can get all the benefits of using portable power every day, around the house, the yard, outdoors, and on adventures.
Questions to and Responses from Lion Safari ME Users
What features do you like about the Safari ME?
I like that I can pretty much power anything I usually plug into a standard wall outlet but now I don’t have to be tied to the outlet – it’s really easy to take anywhere I want to go – anywhere in the house, garage or unfinished basement, out in the yard, on my job site or out having fun with my friends. It’s also pretty compact and quiet.
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 it’s 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 ME is soooooo much better!
What do you use your Safari ME for?
I have a family travel trailer that we use for camping, on fishing trips and just overall family fun. I use it around the house and yard too. We use the Safari ME 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 ME?
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 and can power most everything they need. Lots of people also like that it can be constantly recharged using solar panels so they get a virtual constant supply of energy.