PlugOut Power

Using Car Power for House Power

Turn your Hybrid or Plugin into a Generator

About

Our PlugOut Inverters are Unique

 

PlugOut kits are designed to support hybrid and plug-in vehicles for a variety of off-grid uses (AC or DC power out).  PlugOut inverters can turn your electrified car into a highly efficient generator for the home, jobsite, camping, tailgating, or as a solar battery extender. 

Founded in 2008 as Converdant Vehicles and re-launched as PlugOut Power in January 2020, we are building on years of experience to provide you with specialized, high-voltage inverters. 

Announcements

7 July 2021 - Summer sale on PlugOut Kits.  Sale Ends 21 July 2021.

28 May 2021 - the 3kw PlugOut is on Sale for $1898 ! 

3 Apr 2021 - Announcing v4.1 PlugOut kits!  V4.1 brings a lighter transformer, 20lbs lighter, making the system more portable and easier to use.  Suitable to mount on a wall, cart or vehicle.

18 Mar 2021 - PlugOut in Torque News: https://www.torquenews.com/8113/make-your-toyota-prius-top-quality-generator-neat-add 

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How it Works

Think of your e-car and PlugOut combo as a well engineered power generator 

 

The car always starts, requires no maintenance, is safe, reliable, and easy to operate, has a large fuel supply [easy to refill], is super quiet, and generates almost twice the electricity per gallon versus store-bought generators.  And it's mobile! Everyone knows generators, but PlugOut is different enough that some mention of special uses is warranted.   See the PlugOut vs Generator Comparison.

The e-car and PlugOut dwarf Power Stations in price-performance 

 

If you own a supported hybrid or plug-in car energy source, the PlugOuts can be lighter, smaller, more powerful, and offer MUCH MORE energy storage.  Power stations end up being power and energy constrained due to battery weight-cost, limiting enjoyment.  The PlugOut hybrid has much more power and storage at a lower cost.  See the PlugOut vs Power Station Comparison.

The PlugOut inverter:

  • Connects to the car’s HV traction battery. 

  • Car provides DC power, PlugOut converts to AC/DC power.

  • Produces 240/120v split-phase pure sine wave AC power,

  • Produces 24v or 48v DC power for charging solar batteries.  

  • The car, inverter and appliances are connected by cables. 

            Then turn them ON [in Park] to operate.   
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Home Power [AC]

Protect yourself and family when the grid goes down

 

The PlugOut car provide emergency power to the house using the same generator socket and subpanel-cutover on the house as any generator.  But, the larger tank of a hybrid car can last for 1-7 days [24hr], not 3-6 hours like other generators.    

Enjoy the Quiet

 

The PlugOut car is much quieter than a generator and can be used where noisy generators are discouraged or forbidden; like townhomes, trailer/resort parks, or any neighborhood where quieter is better.

 

Protect your Appliances from 'Big Groans'

 

The car-battery source and pure sine wave output mean load changes [appliances on/off] won't cause groans/ power surges that can damage motors and sensitive electronics.  The Plug-Out inverter adapts to load changes at electronic speeds with clean power.

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Mobile Power [AC]

Worksites: PlugOut clean power is good for the tools and electronics, and the car's larger tank is good for productivity.  And, use of a hybrid vehicle is good for the pocketbook.

Electric camping: A new use made practical by PlugOut.  Use inductive stoves and pots-pans-griddles, electric kettles for hot water, LED lights, even IR lamps for heat.  Keep phones and computers charged.  Make less mess at the campsite and be far safer for dry forests, or go where there is no wood!  

 

Staged events: PlugOut's quiet clean mobile power can make a difference.  Use for field events with computers and phones, mic and speakers, music, and tailgating where a noisy generator can be bothersome and hard on the electronics.

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Solar Battery Extender [DC]

Fill-in when the sun doesn't shine

 

The Plug-Out car can supplement energy to the solar batteries when the power goes out and the sun doesn't shine.  The PlugOut can be a smarter choice than more battery or more solar.

PlugOut technolgy also applies to Off-Grid living where our unique product offers a low cost, high reliability, easy-to-use solution for solar plus battery installations.

 

What Our Customers Say..

FWIW, the 2004 Prius that I bought my system for way back when is still hanging in there. Fortunately we’ve only had to use it a couple of times for power failures, but it has also come in handy for some off-grid construction projects.  We also now have a 2018 Chevy Bolt.  Your new options offer a lot of things to think about. I plan to forward your announcement to quite a few people, and see if I can start some conversations. Good luck on your new venture

—  Charlie, from Maryland