Duracell 600-Watt Powerpack 600 Power Inverter Review

Duracell 600-Watt Powerpack 600 Power Inverter Review

Duracell 600-Watt Powerpack 600 Power Inverter Review

NEW Duracell 600-Watt Powerpack 600 Power Inverter with Built-In Emergency light (Car Audio & Video)

The Duracell Powerpack 600 Car Battery Charger is another MULTI-PURPOSE UNIT that is ideal as an emergency portable power source. With it, you can not only jump-start auto vehicles (350 CA, 280 CCA) up to 8 cylinders, but also power laptops, cell phones, smaller TVs, radios, gaming consoles and lights. It provides 280 CCA (Cold Cranking Amps) of starting power from an internally-sealed, non-spillable 28 amp-hour AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) battery. Great for recharging 120-volt AC household power applications and 12-volt DC powered products. Perfect for camping trips or weekends away where portable DC/AC power is required.

Introduction

The Duracell Powerpack 600 car battery charger and Emergency Power Source with Radio is the unit that does it all, and is again for those who want a unit that can perform a whole lot of functions.

From jump-starting motor vehicles, to charging up computers, video games, camcorders to stereos, it is the definition of portable power.

It can also provide power to some household devices. Providing 280 CCA (Cold Cranking Amps) of starting power from an internally-sealed, non-spillable 28 amp-hour AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) battery, the unit can jump-start most 8-cylinder vehicle engines without having to connect to an external power source or another vehicle.

It provides a safety feature in the form of a reverse polarity detector, which ensures user safety by disallowing the transfer of power in case the jumper cables have been incorrectly attached to the wrong battery terminals.

Product Description

But the Duracell Powerpack 600 car battery charger is a lot more than a car battery charger. This heavy-duty unit can operate multiple 120-volt AC household power applications and 12-volt DC powered products (eg. charging portable electronics devices) simultaneously with ease.

A built-in LED light provides lighting if required, while an integrated AM/FM clock radio provides ‘access’ to the outside world, if necessary. It can be conveniently and safely recharged from any standard household AC outlet, DC cigarette lighter socket, or even from a solar panel.

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The key applications of the unit can be summarized as follows:

  1. Emergency Situations such as jump-starting auto vehicles (350 CA, 280 CCA), powering lights, 13″ TVs and radios, recharging cordless and cellular phones, and running home security systems.
  2. Work Situations where one needs to operate small power tools, provide work lighting and have access to AM/FM radio, clock time and music.
  3. Indoor and Outdoor Situations such as powering laptop computers, camcorders, stereos, TVs and gaming consoles, fans and household blenders. Small appliances, portable coolers will run for hours with this unit. Also, the DC charging cable can be inserted into any standard cigarette-lighter outlet, delivering re-chargeability for not only a car, but also the boat, or RV.

The robust battery inside the Powerpack 600 is tied to a power inverter that provides 600 watts of power to its three grounded AC outlets and one DC socket.

Another handy feature of the unit is the multiple power outlets available, which give the user the convenience and flexibility to operate several appliances at once, and the 3-digit barograph LED indicator dynamically monitors the unit’s battery charge level.

Finally, internal battery protection ensures a long inverter life by guarding against any overload and over-heating. An audible alarm sounds if overheating occurs,or an under-voltage situation takes place.

Clearly, from family picnics, camping to remote worksites, the portability of this unit makes it a wise choice for the great outdoors. It is sturdy and strong enough to run power tools and equipment, either on the job site or in remote areas.

Of final note, if you are planning an extended trip without access to traditional power sources, the unit will respond to small, unregulated 12 V solar panels, rated to produce a maximum of 2.5 A (or 30 W) can be used to charge the unit via the AC charger input socket.

Product Summary

The Duracell Powerpack 600 Car Battery Charger is ideal as an emergency portable power source. With it, you can not only jump-start auto vehicles (350 CA, 280 CCA) up to 8 cylinders, but also power laptops, cell phones, smaller TVs, radios, gaming consoles and lights. It provides 280 CCA (Cold Cranking Amps) of starting power from an internally-sealed, non-spillable 28 amp-hour AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) battery. Great for recharging 120-volt AC household power applications and 12-volt DC powered products. Perfect for camping trips or weekends away where portable DC/AC power is required.

Features and Benefits

Summarizing the above, below is a list of features and benefits of the Duracell Powerpack 600 Car Battery Charger at a quick glance:

  • 280 CCA (Cold Cranking Amps) of starting power from sealed, non-spillable 28Ah AGM battery
  • Detachable alligator clamps for jump-starting motor vehicles (up to 8-cylinder)
  • Reverse polarity detector to alert the user if clamps have been incorrectly hooked up to car
  • Useful for powering lights, small TVs, radios and recharging cordless and cellular phones
  • Also useful for powering laptops, camcorders, stereos, gaming consoles, fans and household blenders
  • Good for powering smaller power tools on the job site
  • Contains one 12-volt DC outlet for DC-powered products
  • Three 3-pronged 120-volt AC outlets (480W continuous/600W peak) to power multiple household appliances, devices and tools
  • Built-in 600W power inverter with overload/over-temperature protection (with alarm-assisted warning mechanism)
  • Built-in AM/FM radio and digital alarm clock
  • Built-in 5W worklight
  • Can be safely recharged from any standard household AC outlet, DC cigarette lighter socket or solar panel
  • Multiple power outlets available give the user the ability to operate several appliances at once
  • Great unit for outdoor adventure, outings, family picnics, camping
  • Suitable for use on the job site as a source of portable power
  • Strong, sturdy and versatile unit useful for various indoor and outdoor situations, apart from jump-starting a car

Product Specification

  • Brand: Duracell
  • Item Model Number: Powerpack 600
  • Weight: 29.1 Pounds (official)
  • Height: 11.3 inches
  • Length: 19.2 inches
  • Width: 8.2 inches
  • Pros and Cons

The following lists the pros and cons of this particular model product, based on straight product facts, specifications and actual user feedback:

Pros

  • Easy-To-Use unit very suitable for novices or those with little jump-start experience
  • Easy-to-carry, functional design
  • Versatile unit that is good for a variety of functions: jump-starting cars (up to 8 cylinders)
  • Good for charging up computers, game consoles, camcorders, lights, small TVs, radios, cordless and cellular phones, stereos
  • Great emergency power source for use during storms and other power outages
  • Handy to have on the worksite, for powering smaller power tools
  • Most users report successful, reliable operation of jump start and AC power operations
  • Powerful internal battery (280 CCA of starting power from 28Ah AGM battery)
  • Solid enough unit
  • Multiple power outlets available give the user the ability to operate several appliances at once
  • Can be easily and conveniently recharged via any standard household AC outlet, DC cigarette lighter socket, or even solar panel
  • Built-in Reverse Polarity Detector (safety mechanism for when jump cables have been incorrectly hooked up to car)
  • Includes work light for operating in the dark
  • Strong, sturdy and versatile unit useful for various indoor and outdoor situations, apart from jump-starting a car

Cons

  • Does not come with power extension cord (major complaint from those critical)
  • Too heavy and large for some
  • Some static or hum when using FM radio
  • No storage in unit itself for jumper cables and power adapters
  • Some users report inconsistent results when recharging the internal battery
  • Power meter not always accurate
  • Radio can be hard to tune
  • Some users say flashlight did not work

Conclusion

When doing our research on the Powerpack 600, it is evident that the unit receives mostly praise, with the largest portion of people giving it the ‘green light’, but with the remaining users there is a mixed response. Obviously, this product satisfies some, and not others. Naturally, good experience results in favorable reviews, bad or ‘ordinary’ experience in lesser reviews. This unit, like the Energizer 84020, seems to polarize users.

Many users report positively on this unit, happily pointing out that the unit saved them during electrical power outages, and that they are receiving ‘good mileage’ out of this product. Other users however report that the battery life in this unit is quite limited, or that some aspect of the unit’s various functions did not work. It would appear that some consumers are receiving a top-notch-in-good-working-condition unit, while others are not. This would seem to be an issue with the manufacturer (a product not yet fully developed to its full potential?)

It is true enough that portable car battery chargers do indeed have a life-span. The question is how much? It just seems to vary from brand to brand, product to product, and in this case, from unit to unit. Still, with around 65% of folks giving the Powerpack 600 a high rating, it still is a popular pick and seems to ‘do the trick’ for most. Like the Energizer 84020, people are simply attracted to the multi-purpose nature of this unit, and when everything works, happy days.

Duracell 600-Watt Powerpack 600 Power Inverter with Built-In Emergency light (Car Audio & Video)

Duracell 600-Watt Powerpack 600 Power Inverter with Built-In Emergency light (Car Audio & Video)
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Ease of use

10/10

    Battery recharge time

    10/10

      Build quality

      10/10

        Pros

        • Easy-To-Use
        • Easy-to-carry
        • Good for charging up computers etc.

        Cons

        • Does not come with power extension cord
        • Too heavy and large for some
        • Power meter not always accurate
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