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Below is our Lion Safari ME-XP FAQ to help you learn more about our Safari ME-XP Expansion Pack
What are the Safari ME and XP?
The Safari ME and XP are the latest in Lithium battery technology for portable power needs. They replace traditional noisy gas generators with the safest Lithium batteries on the market today. They are light weight for the amount of power and stored energy they have. Think of it as a safe, silent, renewable generator and extra energy storage without the need for gas, pollution or all that weight.
What does 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.
Virtually any device that you can plug into a standard wall outlet can be powered by the Safari ME. And with the optional Lion Safari ME-XP expansion battery, you can power all that for longer.
How can I determine how long the Safari ME and XP will power specific devices?
The ME has a continuous 2,000W of power output and over 922Wh (watt hours) of stored energy.
When connected to the ME, the ME-XP adds nearly another 2,050Wh more. That means you can power devices that require up to 2000W of power for various periods of time.And the ME-XP expansion pack just about triples that capacity.
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, that device can be powered for approximately 18.5 hours (922 / 50 = 18.44).
If you use that same device with the XP connected to the ME, you’ll have 2,970Wh to use in this formula (2,970 / 50 = 59.4). So you have just about tripled the watt hours available for powering the device.
Can the Safari ME and XP be used to store solar power or solar energy?
The Safari ME and XP are a great energy storage combo unit for solar power from solar panels. Together they can store 2,970Wh (watt hrs) of energy.
How long can the Safari ME and XP hold a charge?
They will maintain their charge for up to a year (ME) or two (ME-XP) without having to charge them. This is known as shelf life or storage life.
They will lose about 2-3% charge on average each month (more in the first month and less in subsequent months), assuming the unit is fully charge to begin with.
However, we recommend using the ME and XP frequently, in the house, outside, on adventures and for emergencies.
Will the Safari ME and XP work with power tools?
Yes, most power tools will work just fine with the ME and XP. Some require more energy at startup (a surge) and may need to have a “soft start” component added to the ME that can be found at home improvement, electric supply, or hardware stores.
Can the Safari ME and XP power an A/C unit?
The Safari ME outputs 2,000W and can power some AC units depending upon the brand and the watts each AC unit requires. Like with most devices, the power consumption varies from brand to brand and model to model. So you’ll need to determine if the AC unit is less than 2,000W.
Check out our videos tab for a detailed review on the ME. Remember, if you connect the XP to the ME then you get an extra 2,048Wh of stored energy to power things longer.
How can I connect the Safari ME and XP to my house?
You would need a home integration kit, which is generally found at home improvement, electrical supply, and/or hardware stores.
Why should I buy the Safari ME and XP?
The Safari ME and XP are made from the highest quality and longest lasting battery technology – Lithium Iron Phosphate. The Safari ME and XP are safe, silent and renewable, unlike gas-powered generators. The ME gives your power anywhere, anytime. The ME-XP gives you more time to power those devices.