BR Series Portable Power Station
Congratulations on buying the RYTON BR series portable power station. This high-performance, portable inverter, backup power unit, will provide you with stable and reliable power supply for a wide range of electrical equipment, depending on your needs.
This manual contains all relevant information about the RYTON BR series portable power station, including safety instructions, a product overview, usage, and placement instructions, operating and maintenance instructions, product specifications and information about warranty registration.
Please read this manual carefully before setting up and using the RYTON BR series portable power station.
The high AC input and output voltage of the Power Station is dangerous. Improper use of the Power Station can result in injury. Please read this manual carefully before usage and pay attention to various warning signs and warning statements on the equipment. DO NOT remove the power supply chassis as this can only be done by professional maintenance personnel.
When available, in and emergently, the positive and negative electrodes can be used to jump start a car equipped with a 12V battery. Jump starting vehicles places a heavy drain on the battery and can shorten the battery life. Only jump start a vehicle with the battery in emergency situations. Please recharge the Power Station as soon as possible.
Do not connect the positive and negative electrodes to power any other loads. Incorrect connections can harm your equipment and shorten the life of Power Station battery.
Before using the RYTON BR series portable power station, you need to read the contents of this chapter carefully, to avoid compromising personal safety or damaging the equipment due to unsafe operations.
1.2. Safety Precautions
The Power Station operates at high temperatures and at high voltages. During the operation and maintenance of the equipment, the relevant safety regulations and operating procedures must be followed, otherwise, it may cause personal injury or equipment damage. The safety precautions mentioned in the manual are only a supplement to local safety regulations.
The Power Station not assume any responsibility caused by the violation of general safety operation requirements or violation of safety standards for design, production and use of equipment.
Direct or indirect contact with high voltage and/or main electricity with ‘wet’ objects can result in fatal injuries.
- Please read this manual carefully and keep in an accessible place.
- Please pay attention to all warning signs on the machine, do not tear off, or damage the warning labels.
- Do not use the inverter beyond the rated load (see ‘Electrical Specifications’).
- The inverter is equipped with a large-capacity Lithium-ion battery. DO NOT open the case, as there is a high risk of electric shock.
- Do not expose the battery to fire or excessive heat as it may explode.
- Do not open or damage the battery. Electrolytes released from an open battery are harmful to eyes and skin and may even be poisonous
- Avoid short-circuiting the positive and negative electrodes of the battery, as it may cause fire or electric shock.
- Please ensure that all vents are clear of any obstructions to prevent air flow.
- Do not store or use this product in the following environments：
- Places with flammable gas, corrosive substances, and large amounts of dust.
- Places with abnormally high or low temperatures (above 40℃ or below – 0℃), or with high humidity (above 95%).
- Places that are exposed to rain and/or water leakage.
- Places exposed to direct sunlight or close to heating appliances.
- Places with severe surface vibration.
- In case of fire, please use a dry powder fire extinguisher. Do not use a liquid fire extinguisher as this can result in an electrical shock.
Keep the air inlet and outlets clear of any obstructions that may block the flow of air, so that the inverter remains well ventilated during usage.
It is recommended not to plug the power cord in, or remove it, when the power is switched on to avoid sparks. Before installing or removing the power cord, please ensure the power switch is turned off.
2.1. Product Overview
The Power Station is a combination of a single-phase pure sine inverter and a large-capacity lithium battery pack.
The Power Station uses the internal battery to invert and output 220/110V (AC) alternating current, while simultaneously being able to output 12V and 5V (DC) direct current.
If there is no utility power available to recharge the Power Station, the unit can be charged by means of a 12V car charger port or a solar panel (12V car charger and solar panels not included).
Power Station’s ‘robust’ durability, portability and longer charge retention times makes it ideal for a wide range of portable power needs. From outdoor living, to households, to businesses, Power Station delivers reliable backup power when you need it.
4.1. Precautions for the positioning of Power Station during usage.
- Ensure that the area is well ventilated where the Power Station is used.
- Ensure the Power Station is away from water, flammable gas, corrosives and/or other dangerous materials.
- Do not put the Power Station on its side as this could prevent free airflow. Ensure the air inlet on the front panel, the air outlet on the rear cover, and the air outlet on the side of the box are unobstructed.
- If the Power Station is moved from a low to a high-temperature environment, e.g. from a cold outdoor to a warm indoor environment, condensation may form on the unit. To avoid the danger, wait until the unit has returned to room temperature, and there is absolutely no condensation, before using.
5.1. Component Description
- Master Switch and AC charging
- Push the Master switch ‘up’ to turn the Power Station on. The unit is now ready to output 12V and 5V DC and 220/110V inverted AC power.
- When not in use, ensure that the Power Station is turned off to avoid draining power from the battery.
- During transportation, the master switch should be in the ‘off’ or ‘down’ position.
- The Master switch must be in the ‘up’ position to charge the battery when connected to the Lithium-ion charger and an AC power input from the wall.
Note: Although the battery is fully charged before leaving the factory, the power could be lost during transportation and storage. It is recommended that the battery is charged for more than 5 hours before using the inverter for the first time.
- The DC output switch controls the 12V DC and the USB 5V DC output.
- Push the DC output switch to turn it on – the switch will light up when on. Press again to turn it off.
- The AC output switch controls the 220/110V AC output.
- Press the AC output switch to turn on the power supply – the switch will light up when on. Press again to power it off.
- The Power Station can be charged by means of a 12V charging port from a car or similar source, or by means of a solar panel by plugging in the charging cable to the 12V charging port. Charging will start immediately when the source is connected.
- For BR500 and BR1000, all the charging methods share a same charging port.
- The big current DC output (positive and negative electrodes) can be used to jump start cars if necessary. Connect the Power Station electrodes to the car battery, making sure that the black and red electrodes connect to the respective colours on the car battery. Start the car.
- The inverter will provide a current of up to 300A in 5 seconds and quickly drain the battery. When the car is started, disconnect the unit immediately. Charge the inverter as soon as possible to its full capacity.
- The positive and negative electrodes are directly connected to the internal battery. There is no need to turn on any switches to use the electrodes.
- Avoid short circuiting the battery as this can cause terminal damage to the battery and shorten its lifespan
- Avoid jump starting vehicles on a frequent basis as this puts a very heavy drain on the battery and can decrease the battery life if done frequently.
6.1. Routine maintenance
- Maintain overall cleanliness of the unit and remove any dust or chemical pollution found on the unit.
- Check the input and output terminals every six months. Look carefully to see if the contacts are in good condition.
- Regularly inspect the fans and remove any debris from blocking the air outlet. If the fan is damaged, it should be replaced immediately.
- Regularly check the indicator display of the unit.
- During the above inspections, check whether the indicator light of the inverter is consistent with its actual operating mode.
6.2. Battery maintenance
- The battery is an important part of the inverter system. The battery life depends on the ambient temperature and the number of discharges. Using the battery at high temperatures or allowing deep discharges will shorten the life of the battery.
- The optimal ambient temperature for the battery’s operation is 15℃ to 25℃. As much as possible, try not to operate the battery outside these temperature parameters.
- If the Power Station is not used for a long time, it is recommended that the unit be charged every 3 months.
- Ensure the battery is fully charged and discharged every 3 to 6 months under ‘normal’ conditions. When used in high-temperature areas, charged, and discharge the battery every 2 months. The charging time should not be less than 10 hours.
- Under normal circumstances, the battery life is 3 to 5 years. If the battery does not keep its charge or discharges too quickly, it must be replaced. Battery replacement must be performed by professionals.
Note: If your battery needs servicing, contact the retailer and be sure to have the following information: Power Station model, machine batch number, date of failure, complete problem description, including panel indicator display, any buzzer sounds, power situation and load capacity. “