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BioLite Enters High Capacity Portable Power Category With New Power Stations and Solar Panel Offering

August 1, 2022

On a Mission To Make Every Day Customers Off-Grid Energy Experts Through Intuitive Controls and A Dashboard That Demystifies Energy

Brooklyn, NY (August 1, 2022)/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – BioLite, an innovator in off-grid renewable energy solutions, is stepping into the portable power market with a new lineup of high-capacity lithium-ion power stations and 100-watt solar panels designed to deliver an efficient, intuitive, and easy-to-use experience for off-grid customers across camping, emergency backup, mobile office, DIY projects, and more.

Central to the new line are the BaseCharge 600 and BaseCharge 1500, high-performance rechargeable power stations that effectively give users a wall outlet wherever they go thanks to the internal AC Inverter. In addition to that home-grade power, users can also plug into an array of DC ports (commonly used in RV/Overlanding devices), USB-A, USB-C, and USB-C PD at a full 100W rating, ideal for laptops and hungrier personal electronics. Customers looking to cut the cord entirely can utilize the wireless charging deck atop both models, a unique feature in the category that delivers added convenience while serving the most common customer needs.

“We want customers to feel in control of their energy, and that starts with offering plug-and-play port solutions that deliver the right power for the task at hand,” says VP of Product Management Ryan Gist, “by connecting users to the appropriate types and levels of power, they can maximize the efficiency of that energy stored in the BaseCharge. This, combined with our easy-read dashboard, enables customers to get going quickly and intuitively, requiring no learning curve and really demystifying what’s going on in their system, which becomes all the more important when energy is scarce.”

Determined to enter the market with an offer that is “the easiest to use and easiest to understand,” BioLite engineers developed an Easy Read Dashboard that not only calculates inputs, outputs, and battery life remaining in real-time, it also features a message center that alerts users to port activations, system notifications, troubleshooting actions, and warnings as well as a resettable energy odometer that can measure usage over time, making customers more aware of their own habits and behaviors.

“From screen time on your phone to steps on your pedometer, folks are tracking all sorts of consumption patterns these days,” says Gist, “this feature is another way customers can feel even more in control, taking the guesswork out of their actual usage. This can help prepare for future trips or situations as well as create personal goals around finding ways to be more energy efficient in the same use case.”

BioLite’s BaseCharge series is not only convenient, but it’s also safe and reliable to use, featuring a 12 Checkpoint Safety System that is constantly monitoring the internal circuitry of the unit to ensure that customers can plug in and operate their network of devices with confidence.

“When setting out to develop the BaseCharge, we knew that safety and reliability had to be at the forefront,” said CEO and Co-Founder Jonathan Cedar. “Over the past decade, we’ve been providing safe, reliable large-scale power to millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa where solar power and battery management is critical to daily life. We were really able to cut our teeth in delivering energy solutions that are safe, durable, and extremely efficient. We’re thrilled to be applying those learnings in the outdoor market today with this new lineup.”

In addition to the BaseCharge power stations, BioLite is also releasing the SolarPanel 100, a compact, foldable 100-watt solar panel that can be paired with BaseCharge to create a full solar generator system. Enabled with BioLite’s Optimal Sun System, the panels feature an onboard sundial and easy-use kickstand to help customers orient their panels for direct sunshine, a small but critical detail in maximizing power collected from the sun.

Up to four SolarPanel 100s can be daisy chained, offering up to 400 watts of power which can refill a BaseCharge 1500 in direct sun in as little as 4 hours. Alternatively, users can also utilize these panels independent of power stations, offering direct charging to devices via the integrated USB-C and USB-A ports.

BaseCharge 600 and 1500 will be available internationally, with region-specific models available to meet local port and voltage requirements.

BioLite’s BaseCharge series will be available for pre-order at select retailers and BioLiteEnergy.com starting September 7th, 2022. Users can pre-register at the BioLite Website today for advanced notification and exclusive early bird specials.

Preview BaseCharge and SolarPanel 100 at: (https://www.bioliteenergy.com/pages/basecharge-series-coming-soon).

About BioLite

BioLite is a social enterprise on a mission to empower people and protect the planet through access to renewable energy. The company designs groundbreaking cooking, charging, and lighting solutions for both outdoor enthusiasts and off-grid households in emerging markets. To date, BioLite has reached over three million people across sub-Saharan Africa with access to safe, reliable energy and avoided over 718,964 tons of CO2 in the atmosphere. It has been the recipient of numerous recognitions, including Popular Science’s Best of What’s New, Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards, BusinessWeek’s Most Promising Social Enterprise, the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt Design Award, and a nomination for Outdoor Retailer’s Inspiration Awards. Headquartered in Brooklyn, N.Y., the company was founded in 2009 by Jonathan Cedar and Alec Drummond. Discover more about BioLite at BioLiteEnergy.com

BioLite’s BaseCharge 600 & BaseCharge 1500 Technical Specifications

BaseCharge 600 Technical Specifications

  • Easy Read Smart LCD Dashboard – instantaneous calculations on power in/out, battery life, and time until empty or full. Takes the guesswork out of “how long can this run my X?” and the more nuanced readout of multiple devices plugged in at once.
  • Digital Messaging Center – System notifications, temperature alerts, port activations, and troubleshooting actions are all listed in clear language, so you don’t have to reach for the instruction manual.
  • Energy Odometer – a resettable measurement tool that educates customers on their energy consumption so they can track habits and behaviors over specific periods of time or activity
  • AC output: 600 W (1,000 W Surge)
    • A higher surge allows users to power up items with a larger kickstart (Ex: power tools)
  • Li-Ion Battery Capacity: 622 Wh
  • Inputs (3)
    • Wall / Solar Input (HPP)
    • USB-C PD: 100W
    • Solar via included HPP
  • Outputs (10)
    • (2x) 110V AC Output (600W W // 1,000 W Surge)
    • (1x) Wireless Output (10 W)
    • (2x) 12 V DC Barrel Port (120 W)
    • (1x) 12 V Car Port Output (120 W)
    • (2x) USB-A Output (5 V)
    • (1x) USB-C Output (5 V)
    • (1x) USB-C PD Output (5 V, 100 W)
  • Charge-In Time: 7 Hours (Includes Wall Charger), 3.5 Hours (Wall Charger + USB-C PD), 6 Hours (Peak Input, 1x SolarPanel 100)
  • Weight: 13lbs (5.9kg)
  • Dimensions: 12.2 x 7.9 x 7.9 in (309 x 200 x 201 mm)
  • 12 Checkpoint Safety System – BioLite’s internal custom circuitry and firmware is constantly monitoring your system so you can share power to devices safely and reliably. This includes core checks like over and under voltage limits, charge current limit, short circuit protection, high and low temperature limits, discharge current limit, inverter temperature limit, and more. In the event your unit experiences an error, the checkpoint system will send notifications to the message center on your dashboard and may cut off power to the port facings, protecting both BaseCharge and your external devices. The end result is a clearly displayed message with actionable next steps on how to troubleshoot, and your BaseCharge and gear remain safe and functional.
  • Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) for optimal solar generation when paired with SP100

IMAGERY ASSETS: https://bit.ly/3RQSuXx

MSRP: $699

BaseCharge 1500 Technical Specifications

  • Easy Read Smart LCD Dashboard – instantaneous calculations on power in/out, battery life, and time until empty or full. Takes the guesswork out of “how long can this run my X?” and the more nuanced readout of multiple devices plugged in at once.
  • Digital Messaging Center – System notifications, temperature alerts, port activations, and troubleshooting actions are all listed in clear language, so you don’t have to reach for the instruction manual.
  • Energy Odometer – a resettable measurement tool that educates customers on their energy consumption so they can track habits and behaviors over specific periods of time or activity
  • AC output: 1200 W (2,400 W Surge)
    • A higher surge allows users to power up items with a larger kickstart (Ex: power tools)
  • Li-Ion Battery Capacity: 1521 Wh
  • Inputs (3)
    • Wall / Solar Input (HPP)
    • USB-C PD: 100W
    • Solar via included HPP
  • Outputs (12)
    • (3x) 110V AC Output (1200 W // 2,400 W Surge)
    • (1x) Wireless Output (10 W)
    • (2x) 12 V DC Barrel Port (120 W)
    • (1x) 12 V Car Port Output (120 W)
    • (2x) USB-A Output (5 V)
    • (2x) USB-C Output (5 V)
    • (1x) USB-C PD Output (5 V, 100 W)
  • Charge-In Time: 13.5 Hours (Included Wall Charger), 8 Hours (Wall Charger + USB-C PD), 4 Hours (Peak Input, 4x SolarPanel 100)
  • Weight: 26.5 lbs (12.1 kg)
  • Dimensions: 14.4 x 12.2 x 8.2 in (367 x 310 x 209 mm)
  • 12 Checkpoint Safety SystemBioLite’s internal custom circuitry and firmware is constantly monitoring your system so you can share power to devices safely and reliably. This includes core checks like over and under voltage limits, charge current limit, short circuit protection, high and low temperature limits, discharge current limit, inverter temperature limit, and more. In the event your unit experiences an error, the checkpoint system will send notifications to the message center on your dashboard and may cut off power to the port facings, protecting both BaseCharge and your external devices. The end result is a clearly displayed message with actionable next steps on how to troubleshoot, and your BaseCharge and gear remain safe and functional.
  • Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) for optimal solar generation when paired with SP100

IMAGERY ASSETS: https://bit.ly/3RMQfEy

MSRP: $1699

BioLite’s SolarPanel 100 Technical Specifications

SolarPanel 100 Technical Specifications

  • Optimal Sun System – analog sundial optimizes solar charging by up to 30%
  • Daisy-Chain capabilities – generate flexible power with up to 400W when connecting with four units
  • Collapsible kickstand – simplifies positioning for solar ray alignment
  • Power electronics directly off the SolarPanel 100 with USB-C PD
  • Folded Dimensions: 20.1” x 14.3” x 1.5”
  • Unfolded Dimensions: 20.1” x 57.5” x 1”
    • 92” of surface area
  • Durable and water-resistant (IPX4)
  • Includes storage pouch for extra protection
  • Weight: 9.5 lbs
  • Outputs (3)
    • 1x HPP cord
    • USB-C PD (45W)
    • (2x) USB-A
  • Power Output: 100W in peak sunshine

IMAGERY ASSETS: https://bit.ly/3yTa844

MSRP: $399.95

For further details and information, please email: sarah.dziadzio@purpleorangepr.com.