We South Africans can complain about the lack of consistent electricity supply, but that doesn’t change anything. So we have to make a plan. That’s exactly what the Red-E technical team did when they developed the Red-E Power Station, a portable supply unit that’s ideal to keep your essential stuff working day and night, where ever you are. Here’s what it can do…

Paid partnership with Red-E

If you’ve done a KAP Sani2c in recent years, you are likely to be familiar with the Red-E Power Bank, a nifty portable charging unit that keeps your phone and GPS charged when you’re far from a traditional power source.

Red-E offers a range of portable power solutions, from power banks to cables to wall plug adapters and motor car adapters. The Power Station is the newest addition to the range and the timing is ideal as South Africans face a winter with increased daily power cuts.

“We are incredibly excited about the new Red-E Power Station. It is effectively a portable unit which enables you to power small appliances (TV, small fridge, modem, lights) as well as your e-bike,” said  Mark Nel, National Marketing Manager Omnico, the company that owns the Red-E brand.

“The initial train of thought was that it would be a fantastic addition to the range of power banks Red-E offers and we envisaged people taking the Power Station on camping trips or wilderness riding excursions. But with load shedding now in full swing, there is tremendous demand and it doesn’t look like it will slow down too soon,” added Nel.

The adventurer in us finds the Red-E Power Station appealing. A portable power unit that can keep all your camping essentials charged, including a camping fridge, eBike, GPS device and smartphone. The average South African in us finds the Red-E Power Station appealing. A portable power unit that can keep your essential household items charged or powered during planned power cuts, including lights, TV, decoder, games, WiFi router and computers for up to five hours.

The Red-E Power Station currently costs R10 499, comes with a two-year guarantee and offers 500W of continuous power via a Lithium Phosphate battery. It takes up to 6 hours to recharge from empty and has an easy-to-read LCD screen that displays charge/discharge data and battery life status.

Here’s a full list of features:

  • Pure Sine Wave Output
  • 500W Continuous, 1000W Surge Max


  • 2x AC (SA 3 Prong) Outlet: 110V/230V±5% 50/60Hz±1%
  • 2x DC Port (5.5mm): 12V/5A, 60W max
  • 1x Car Port: 12V/10A, 120W max
  • 2x USB-A Port: 5V/3.1A
  • 1x USB-A (QC3.0): 5-12V, 18W max
  • 1x USB-C (PD): 5-20V, 60W max


  • DC Input (6.5mm): 24V/4; support 11-26V,96W max
  • USB-C (PD) Input: 5-20V, 60W max
  • Solar Input (PV): 11-26V, 120W max
  • LiFePO4 614Wh 2000+ Charge Cycles
  • Includes MC4 to Solar Input (Supports MC4 120w Solar Panels)

Available at most bike shops. For more information, head here.

Paid partnership with Red-E