While we like "boondocking" (camp without fittings) …. we still have some elements that we have to keep charged to play music or our GPS that we use on our dirt bikes.
We used a Schumacher Instant Portable Power unit for about 6 years. I can not count how many times we have used it over the years. It's a solid "workhorse" and has never failed to perform. It's an awesome tool! We used it for big jobs such as starting cars and filling tires at the right atmospheric pressure … for small jobs such as charging phones and laptops.
Last summer we were camping … and we ended up in a heat wave. It was over 100 degrees for 5 days in a row, which is not typical of summer camping time for us! The power unit came to our rescue as we used it to run a small fan inside our RV. Having air moving around the RV has made a huge difference ….!
We mainly use Schumacher's "Instant Portable Power" during our camping trips, but we were so impressed … that we now have one more that stays in our truck for these rare and surprising moments "in case or" .
Jim will charge the units about 3 times a year. Yes … it's amazing how it keeps a load. Another great feature … it comes with a sealed lead-acid battery that allows storage in any position.
In the end … the Schumacher unit "Instant Portable Power" is one of the best purchases we have made over the years.
Link to the device on Amazon:
Schumacher Instant Power –
Video credits to Jim Tanner YouTube channel