VDLPOWER HS1500: Portable Backup UPS Power Station

High-power portable power stations like this VDLPOWER HS1500 have become increasingly popular. They offer the ability to charge a wide range of USB-powered mobile devices multiple times and, via AC outlets (PURE SINE WAVE), can even power devices and appliances such as coffee machines, TVs, mini-fridges, power tools, or CPAP.

The HS1500 power station’s appearance differs slightly from those I reviewed. Instead foldable handler, it has a big fixed handler that makes it impossible to stack more units. In addition to the status screen, there are four USB Type A, two USB Type C, and four AC outlets (six on the US version) on the front panel. It also has two standard 12V DC and a car cigaret socket.

The VDLPOWER HS1500 is equipped with a wide range of safety features. They protect the battery and your devices while used. That’s always important, but even more so when you you have a lithium-ion battery of this huge capacity. The LiFePO4 cells (pack of 48Ah/25.6V) are rated for 3,500 cycles. The major downside of this solar generator is that it can’t be used in UPS mode.

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VDLPOWER HS1500: Key features

  • [High-performance super capacity] The VDL power plant has a capacity of 1228Wh and a high power of 1500W, which can meet the power needs of most household appliances, mainstream electronic products, and gadgets.
  • [Wide applications] With the 1500W (2000W peak) power and 1228Wh capacity, this power has 4 Pure Sine Wave AC sockets. It powers your TV, mini cooler, electric grill, fan, and more for your outdoor and home needs.
  • [13 different types of output interfaces] 4 x 18 W USB-A (QC3.0), 2 x PD 100 W USB-C, 1 x 108.8 W car charger output, 2 x 108.8 W DC5521 output, 4 x AC 1500W output (220-240 V/500-60 Hz). Please note that the total power of several devices should not exceed 1500W.
  • [Multi rechargeable mode] The HS1500 power station is equipped with a LiFePO4 battery pack. It can be efficiently charged by solar panel, AC wall adapter, generator, and car charger, so you can charge your portable energy anywhere you are. It can be used for more than 3,500 cycles of loading/unloading. It has a longer service life compared to other products with 500-800 cycles.

Technical parameters

Storage Capacity1228.8Wh (48Ah/25.6V)
XT60 Solar Panel InputMax 300W, 12-30V/Max 10A
AC Output1500W (2000W Peak) 100-120V/ 60Hz
USB-A Quick Charge 3.0 OutputMax 18W, 5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A
USB-C OutputPD Max 100W, 5V/9V/12V/15V/20V, Max 5A
AC Input700W, 100-120V/60HZ
DC5521 InputMax 200W, 12-30V/Max 7A)
Car OutputMax 108.8W, 13.6V/8A
DC OutputMax 108.8W, 13.6V/8A
BatteryLifepo4 – Lithium  Iron Phosphate Battery
Recharging Temperature32-104°F (0~40°C)
Operating Temperature14-104°F (-10-40℃)
Weight34.98lbs/15.75kg
Dimensions13.39*12.05*8.86in (34*30.6* 22.5cm)