The Best Tailgate Power Supplies

That TV Won't Work Without Some Juice!

The more sophisticated tailgater want's all the conveniences of home with them up until game time.  Need your cell phone charged, have a TV setup to watch the pre-game show, need a fan or heater depending on the weather, your Speaker needs juice, no problem.  These power sources can cover all your needs and then some. Here are the best tailgate power supplies for the big event.

As always, we will recommend the best power supplies for Alumni, Recent Graduates and Students.

Tailgate Power Supplies For Alumni

Power is very important for an Alumni tailgate. These events tend to demand power for TVs, Speakers, fans or heaters and even electric cooktops. Make sure you have all the power you need.

The first recommendation for Alumni power from The Tailgate Store is the Champion 3400-Watt Dual Fuel Inverter Generator. This inverter with electric start, allows the 192cc engine to run on either gasoline or propane.  It is very quiet, lightweight and portable and provides clean electricity for powering sensitive electronics.

If you really need a lot of power for your tailgate, you should take a look at the DuroMax Dual Fuel Electric Start Portable Generator.  This unit can handle heavy loads producing 12,000 starting watts and 9,500 running watts. The ability to run on propane or gasoline allows the freedom and flexibility of fuel choice. It is easy to transport with the included handle kit and rugged and durable solid-fill tires.

Alumni that are looking for a little less power, but in a portable size should try the Rainier Super Quiet Portable Inverter Generator.  It is gasoline powered and 1,800 watts rated.  It has a 13-hour run time on a full tank of gasoline. Enjoy a hushed hum of as Low as 52 dBA While Providing A Stable Power Source for All Your Sensitive Electronics.

Finally, The Tailgate Store recommends the Yamaha EF2000iSv2 Gas Powered Portable Inverter for Alumni. At less than 45 pounds, it is lightweight, very compact (2.2 cu. ft.) which makes it easy to store and transport.  It is 1,600 watts rated and has a smart throttle that varies engine speed based on load - improving fuel economy and reducing noise.

Tailgate Power Supplies For Recent Graduates

Recent Graduates are usually a little more cost conscience and have a lesser need for big power. However, they still want a quality product that will be easily transported.

The first power supply we recommend for Recent Graduates is the Jackery Portable Power Station.  This is for the tailgater that simply needs power for a laptop, a cell phone or any other small device that doesn't require a lot of power. It's rechargeable, easily portable and the lightest in its class at just 6.6 lbs. and 5'' wide and 8'' tall, with an easy-carry handle.

The Rockpals 250-Watt Portable Generator is another small rechargeable generator recommended by The Tailgate Store.  It is capable of providing up to 300 watts of 120V pure sine wave AC power.  It can provide hours of power for small duty use like cell phones, but also has enough juice to run a small TV before the game.

Now if your tailgate is starting to bigger and you need additional power for more devices, you should take a look at the WEN 56200i Super Quiet 2000-Watt Portable Inverter.  This extremely quiet, gasoline powered inverter, produces clean power for sensitive electronics. In economy mode, the generator's motor automatically adjusts its fuel consumption as items are plugged and unplugged, saving gas.

The Final recommendation for the Recent Graduate tailgater is the DuroStar DS4000S Gas Powered Portable Generator.  This generator has plenty of power with 4,000 starting watts and 3,300 running watts. The power panel includes a selection of outlets for maximum compatibility with whatever your running at your tailgate.

Tailgate Power Supplies For Students

When it comes to Students, they are looking for portable power to recharge electronics or a way to plug an electrical cord into their car.

Students always seem to find themselves looking to plug in something; a cell phone, tablet, etc.  The NEXPOW Portable Power Station is a great addition to your next tailgate.  This unit has two standard USB outlets, one AC outlet and one USB-PD outlet.  It can be charged from your car (charger included), a wall outlet or a solar panel.

The EWEMOSI Portable Laptop Power Bank is another power source to be considered by Students.  This AC power bank charger is lightweight and compact for you to put into your backpack.  It has one AC outlet and one USB outlet.  This unit also includes a light for easy access and safety after dark.

Sometimes your tailgate is simply a group of friends huddled at the back of a car.  You may still need power for a TV, Speaker, etc.  For those times we recommend the BYGD 150W Car Power Inverter.  This plugs directly into your car and provides three AC outlets and two USB outlets.  Just remember to keep your car running or you may drain the battery and be stranded when the game is over.

The final Student recommendation from The Tailgate Store is the Bapdas 150W Car Power Inverter. This unit is ultra-compact and lightweight making it space-saving and easy to carry anywhere with you.  It has on AC outlet and two USB outlets. Built-in cooling fan, full protection and auto-shutdown keep your appliance and car from overheating.

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