Integrators Will Want to Sell It to Clients and Use It in Their Businesses
Sometimes, those things most valuable in life – like air, for example – are unimportant to us until that moment we need it. For example, it does not occur to us that we rely on a safe, efficient, clean source of power until a big storm – a hurricane, tornado, forest fire, etc. – cuts it off. Mango Power offers a portable battery/inverter power station that will protect your access to clean battery-generated AC power…enough power to get you through most events…as well as enhance many other activities.
Learn more about the Mango Power E solution
- STRATA-SMART Synopsis
- Mango Power offers a portable battery/inverter power station called Mango Power E designed to provide clean battery-generated AC power during power outages and enhance various activities.
- The Power E model utilizes advanced battery technology from CATL known for stability and safety.
- The intelligent design of the Power E includes a lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery with a 10-year warranty, a 6,000-duty cycle life, and the ability to charge to 80% capacity in 60 minutes and 100% capacity in 90 minutes.
- The Power E features has use cases for integrators on job sites and as office systems backup, as well as diverse applications for clients, including home backup, outdoor events, camping, and RV living.
Here on the East Coast, we’ve been through some really nasty hurricanes with high winds, torrential downpours, flooding, and more. It is not uncommon for thousands or even tens of thousands of homes to lose power…and to lose it for anywhere from a few hours to a few days. If you had a Mango Power E, you’d simply plug in critical systems and be instantly up and running.
Mango Power is a high-technology, upgraded solution with some clever and innovative features. It was originally launched in 2021 via a crowdfunded project of its initial design – the Mango Power Union. In a few short years, the company has successfully created an enviable reputation for offering a range of better battery solutions.
Mango Power is Targeting the Custom Integration Channel
I met with Mango Power’s Director of Sales and Channel Management Mickey Rothenberg and General Manager of North America John Kuan who shared with me their plan to bring the incredible Power E model to the custom integration channel. Once you learn more about what Power E offers, you’ll see that just about everyone you deal with – including the integration companies themselves – could really take advantage of a resource like this.
So let’s dig a little deeper into the product’s details. Mango Power has very deliberately designed a product that is a blend of power and portability. It is not intended to be used as a whole-house battery backup solution, but it can deliver much of that capability in a smaller, portable package. In a power outage situation, you can definitely use the Power E to power critical systems – say a refrigerator, microwave oven, air conditioner, sump pump, etc. – and depending upon their load, potentially run them for a few days.
Keys to the Intelligence of The Mango Power E
There are several keys to the intelligence of the design of this system. First, Mango is using what is widely viewed as the Cadillac – or should I say Mercedes Benz – of battery systems design from a company known as CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd). These batteries utilize a lithium iron phosphate chemical composition commonly referred to as an LFP battery. CATL LFP batteries are used by such premium brands as Mercedes Benz (see what I did there?), BMW, Tesla, and more. See this article from Mercedes Benz extolling its partnership with CATL.
Unlike other lithium-ion battery formulations, LFP batteries are generally more stable and much less likely to burst into flames. They are also said to charge more quickly and to hold their charge over a longer period of time. According to Mango Power’s Rothenberg, you can charge a Power E battery and not touch it for months or even a year or so and it will retain its full charge.
90 Minutes to Full Charge; 10-Year Warranty; 6,000 Duty Cycle Life
The company says the battery can be charged to 80% capacity in just 60 minutes, and to full 100% capacity in a remarkable 90 minutes. They are so proud of this battery that it carries a full 10-year warranty. Not only that, but the company says battery life is over 6,000 cycles or fully 20 years under normal use.
Add a built-in inverter with this superior battery, and now what once was just a battery becomes a remotely usable portable micro-grid power station. And I mean POWER. The Mango Power E battery is rated with a 3.5kWh capacity and features a 3kW AC output. It can be stacked with additional units to provide up to 6kW output.
To access all of this power, the unit comes with no less than 16 output ports! These include:
- 4 (four) 20 amp AC output ports
- 6 (six) USB-A ports
- 1 (one) USB-C port with 65W power delivery
- 1 (one) USB-C port with 100W power delivery
- 1 (one) 12V/10A Car power output
- 2 (two) 12V/5A CD5521 output
- 1 (one) 30A AC RV port
Another key to its intelligent design is that the unit is easy to control via an onboard 480x800pixel 4.3″ touchscreen. The Power E also offers Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity as well as a well-designed app to control the unit via your favorite personal digital device.
A Hundred Pound Portable
This all describes an incredibly powerful, flexible, and capable power supply…but is it truly portable? The unit is a relatively compact cube measuring 17.8″ x 13.6″ x 19.4″, but be aware that it weighs a substantial 100 lbs. A hundred-pound portable? Thanks to an extending handle and wheels on one edge of the unit, it can be easily rolled into position. There are also large handles on either side of the unit for you and a friend to share the load…if lifting is required.
Beyond the natural disaster scenarios I refer to at the beginning of this post, there are many other use cases for a portable power supply unit. Not only are there myriad use cases for clients of integrators, but for the integrators themselves as well.
Use Cases for an Integration Business
The first and most obvious use case for integration companies is on the job site. Whether retrofit or new construction, you may find the Mango Power E indispensable. While many integrators use generators when power isn’t readily available on a new construction site – a big, stinky, and noisy generator – these are not nearly as flexible as the clean, quiet, and efficient Power E which can also go into the building to provide power wherever you need it to be. Once your crews use a Power E, they’ll want one of every truck.
The second obvious use case in an integration business would be for office systems power backup. You may already have a UPS on your office computer, but a Power E gives you much more power and connectivity for more devices, like, perhaps, your phone system and lighting – allowing you to continue to take support calls with confidence and without skipping a beat.
Use Cases for an Integrators’ Client Base
For your clients, the range of possible uses for the Mango Power E is huge. Certainly, like your office, if clients don’t have a whole home backup system, the Power E could be crucial to keeping key elements of the home running, including home office computer, Wi-Fi router, maybe the full A/V system for news from the outside world during a natural disaster, and more. Also, for outdoor kitchens, outdoor parties, and tailgating get-togethers, the Power E is incredibly helpful for outdoor A/V systems, lighting, portable stoves, area heaters, recharging partygoers’ smartphones, and more. The same goes for camping and RV outdoor living.
The company also notes that in-home uses for clients would include protecting high-end, high-investment A/V systems and providing backup power for home security systems.
Professionals Need Flexible Power as Well
For those integrators addressing the commercial or professional channels, Mango Power E micro-grids are a great source of power for outdoor professional video productions, entertainment acts, content creators, and influencers. Whenever gear heads outdoors – even battery-powered gear – Power E is an essential resource for powering…or recharging duties.
Two last points about Mango Power E: First, while there are many ways to recharge the Power E battery, my favorite is that the company offers optional solar panels for off-the-grid solar recharging. Something about that feels really Zen and organic. And second, this product qualifies for a government rebate of 30% which really serves to make the Power E even more affordable.
To find out more about the Mango Power E micro-grid, visit mangopower.com.