With the rise of social media comes more people capturing everything from what they had for breakfast to that epic hike through the Grand Canyon! So in turn, having the ability to charge your devices on the go has become a high priority for many. There’s lots of solar chargers, generators and battery backups on the market and deciding which one is for you can be quite challenging.
Recently, Venture Volt, of Bend, OR, reached out to us to test out their EV-38C Pro Battery Bank. Upon receiving the unit, we were impressed with the packaging, carry case and additional mount. As dual sport riders themselves, they understood the importance of on-the-go charging capabilities.
Originally designed for emergency CPAP use, this bank is highly versatile and ready for adventure. The first thing we wanted to do is test the device as it was originally designed, CPAP use. Our father just happens to be a CPAP user, so he go first crack at it. Looking at the cords when soon realized we would need to order an adapter specifically for his machine for it to be compatible with the battery bank. A quick internet search and a few days later we had the adapter and the test began. Venture Volt boasts “a restful 2-3 night sleep on a single charge.” He charged up the unit and went to sleep. Our test showed the battery bank ran out of battery on the morning of the third night, approximately 20 hours of CPAP use on a single charge. Not bad! As a traveling salesman who’s CPAP comes with him, this is a great solution for possible power issues while on the road.
Next we wanted to test the battery bank in a day-to-day scenario. So, for four days we charged two phones (iPhone 6s and iPhone 7) exclusively with the Venture Volt. Every charge within that four-day period – whether it was a top off or full charge – was done on the Venture Volt. and on the end of the fourth day, the final power level light finally went out. As adventurers who go out for 3-4 days at a time, we were happy with the overall results.
Our final test was to the put the battery bank in a customer’s hands and see what they had to say about it. This past weekend, we had a couple rent out our Roof Top Tent for the weekend and we sent it out in the field with them. With the supplied mount, the EV-38C provides an awesome power supply for tent campers of all kinds. Our customers attached the battery bank to the aluminum poles inside the tent and charged their devices throughout their weekend adventures with no issues!
In the end, we have been quite impressed with the overall performance of this device and are excited the possibilities it brings us in the field!