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Introducing the OUPES Mega 2 Portable Power Station

I just got the OUPES Mega 2 portable power station in the mail the other day and have begun testing the unit to see how it stacks up against the heavy hitters in the portable power station niche.

And while my testing has begun, I’m not ready to unveil my initial review. I’ll do that after spending a few more weeks putting it through its paces. However, I’m so excited about this power station that I figured I’d give you a little introduction…

So, in today’s article, I’ll give you a quick 360-degree tour of the Mega 2, including its specs, features, capabilities, price, and more. Buckle up, and let’s get started!

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What is the OUPES Mega 2?

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The B2 battery shown above allows you to greatly expand the power capacity of the Mega 2.

Basically, the OUPES Mega 2 is a do-it-all power station that you can use as battery backup for your home (with a couple of additional accessories) in times of emergencies, to charge up your EV when its battery is running low, and you aren’t near a charging station, or as a complete portable power station system for your overlanding and camping adventures.

For my purposes, the OUPES Mega 2 will primarily be tested in overlanding and camping situations. However, living in Southern California, you never know when an earthquake, wildfire, or other calamity might occur, so I can use it as a backup system for my home. Between you and me, I hope I don’t have the opportunity to test the Mega 2 in a critical situation, though!

OUPES Mega 2 Basic Specs

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The Mega 2 has a 2048Wh capacity and a 2500-watt AC pure sine wave inverter that can put out 5400 watts of surge power. Not bad, right? In fact, with that kind of power, this rig can run 99 percent of appliances. Talk about peace of mind!

The Mega 2 has a Smart HD LCD display so you can quickly gauge the status of the unit, see any fault codes, port status, power remaining, and so forth. What’s more, with the OUPES app on your smartphone, you can view and control the power status of the Mega 2, see real-time input and output data, check on the extended battery status, and more.

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The Mega 2 is shown above connected to a B2 battery.

Better still, the unit comes with a 3-year warranty, lifetime customer service, and a 30-day money-back guarantee to give you peace of mind with your purchase.

The unit has a built-in handle, too, so you can easily pick it up and maneuver it from one location to the next. Now, it isn’t light, per se – it weighs 45.8 pounds – but having a built-in handle certainly makes the task of moving this thing a lot easier!

OUPES Mega 2 Features

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OUPES promises a lot of features with the Mega 2. On the one hand, the guts of the system rely on a LiFePO4 battery with 3,500+ life cycles to 80 percent capacity. But more than that, the system is expandable, so you can add additional B2 batteries to create a system that offers up to 10.24kWh.

As you can see above, the Mega 2 has 15 outputs for multiple devices. OUPES notes that you can use this portable power station to charge your phone or laptop, run a CPAP machine, use a toaster or microwave, or even run an 1800-watt air conditioner. Here’s a list of the various outputs available:

  • AC Output: 4X120V/2500W
  • DC Output: 2X5.5mm DC Output 12V/10A
  • USB-A: 4 X QC3.0 18W Max
  • USB-C: 5V/3A:9V/3A:12V/3A:15V/3A:20V/5A (100W Max)
  • AC TT-30 Output: 120V/2500W
  • Car Output: 12V/10A
  • Anderson Output: 12V/30A

Aside from the impressive output options, what really stands out about the Mega 2 (on paper, anyway) is the fast charging speed – it can fully charge in just over half an hour. How? With a 3700-watt maximum input charging speed, that’s how!

Furthermore, the Mega 2 offers multi-charging technology:

  • 1600-watt max AC charging
  • 2100-watt max solar panel charging
  • 12-volt car charging

Or, you can use these in combination to charge the unit. Nice! But, it should be noted that OUPES says the unit can still fully charge without using multi-channel charging in 1.3 hours. I’ll be putting its charging capabilities to the test, both here at home and in the field using solar power (I don’t have the solar panels yet, but they are inbound, so stay tuned for more details on that in my upcoming reviews. I know many of you are mostly interested in how this sucker performs off-grid, so I’ll be testing OUPES’ claim that you can use six solar panels to charge the Mega 2 in just one hour!).

Yet another feature worth mentioning is the built-in battery management system or BMS. This system protects the Mega 2 from over-voltage, over-current, and overheating. Having these built-in protections gives you added peace of mind.

OUPES Mega 2 Price

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So, the big question…how much does the OUPES Mega 2 cost?

Right now, the Mega 2 unit by itself is $1,223.00 (which is 10 percent off). If you want, you can add a 240W solar panel to the Mega 2 for $1,681.00, two 240W solar panels for the sale price of $2,071.00, or four solar panels for the sale price of $2,886.00.

Additional B2 batteries are $819.00 each, which is a savings of 20 percent at the moment. In other words, you get tons of features for prices that aren’t too shabby. What’s not to like?!

Again, keep your eyes peeled for upcoming articles and videos on this unit, including field tests and thorough reviews. For now, though, you have a good introduction to the OUPES Mega 2 and what it packs under the hood!

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