Camping with the Ecoboxx – The Solar Generator

Categories: Accessories, Advice, Solar Power

There’s a good reason why people don’t typically take their generators along on a camping trip. Firstly, it’s not something that was designed for portability. The bigger the generator, the bigger the AC output, the bigger the moving problem. Then of course there’s the noise. As great as generators might be, they do get irritating after the first couple of minutes. Thirdly, they run on petrol and diesel. If you run out of fuel then you might as was well pack it back on the bakkie. So, what would be the alternative to camping in South Africa with some electrical support? A portable solar generator.

Camping made Fun with a Solar Generator

Let’s face it, camping isn’t what it used to be. In the good-old days there weren’t any cellphones and tablets that needed charging. The camping experience was all about roasting marshmallows on an open fire, and the only radio is the sound of the creatures around you. But times have changed in so many ways. Apart from getting more used to technology, safety concerns are also more focused on. Now people like camping with the knowledge they can reach help quickly. Thus, camping has evolved in terms of comfort.

The Ecoboxx is a solar generator that has been created specifically for comfort in mind. They also come in different sizes, ranging from a heavy 1500 watts to a small and compact 50 watts. The smaller models are perfect for lights and mobile device charging. Plus, they give you about 15 hours of power, which is more than just a little impressive.

When you go camping, you want to keep in mind what you’ll be needing electricity wise. Obviously you’ll want lights and a place to charge the phone, for which the small Ecoboxx is made.

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But some people like things a little more on the luxury side, and it’s not always possible to get a campsite with electrical outlets. This is where the bigger Ecoboxxes are better suited, such as the 600 and 1500 models. These are slightly more expensive, but you can see where the difference comes in.


Whether it’s for cooking your food, using a laptop, recharging phones, running a small fridge or providing light, the Ecoboxx really does bring a little bit of home into nature.

Is the Ecoboxx only for Camping?

The great thing about the Ecoboxx range is that they aren’t exclusive to camping practicality. Take for example the 1500 watt model, which can be mounted to the wall of the home and serve as a backup generator. Or, you can move it around to where you need it. This is especially helpful for contractors who depend on batteries and generators to power tools.

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When it comes down to it, the Ecoboxx is a brilliant solution to the noise and dangers associated with typical generators. To make it better, you don’t need petrol or diesel to make it work. If you are wondering which other innovative solar power items are being used on a camping trip, check out our previous solar camping article.