Everything we do in our house requires power. From watching TV to keeping our food cold, even reading a book, you need lights. Power is something we take for granted. We hit a switch and it’s on, it’s something we just expect. However, we keep hearing about power grids becoming overly utilized and having issues where we might have more power failures down the road. So what do we do if we lose power due to a power grid failure, a storm, or some other natural disaster? What is the solution and what do you use? Today we are going to talk about the Geneverse HomePower TWO PRO Review as a solution.
Geneverse HomePower TWO PRO Overview
Yes, we can experience power grid issues but more than likely, we will lose power due to mother nature like a thunderstorm or a hurricane. In my neighborhood, our power lines are above ground so it’s not uncommon to lose power a couple of times a year. In fact, a couple of times it has been out longer than a day, and guess what, the food in my fridge went bad, not to mention the stress of hoping my sump pump battery would last until the power was restored.
My solution used to be a gas inverter. While it does what it is intended to do, it is usually hard to start, noisy (which literally stinks at night because I have to open the windows to cool the house, not to mention the gas smell that comes in through the windows).
Not too long ago we reviewed the Geneverse HomePower ONE PRO. After seeing this in action, I knew I had to have one for my house. The build quality was great, it was easy to use and I like how it was light enough to take camping, tailgating, and more. However, I really wanted something strictly for the house so weight wasn’t an issue for me, so that is why I am jumping into the Geneverse HomePower TWO PRO. It’s a little heavier but offers more power, which we will get into in a bit.
Before we jump in, did I mention the build quality is probably the best we have seen in a unit like this? Nothing on this seems cheap or poor quality. Even pushing the buttons is nice. They are not cheap and have nice feedback. But what I like the best is what I can’t see, the batteries.
There is a lot to batteries and we can save that for a different day, but I wanted to give you a quick overview. Geneverse uses Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) as its power supply batteries. This translate to up to 7 days of power. You can expect over 3,000 charging cycles for the life of the system. LiFePO4 is probably the best battery for this application. In fact, most EV cars use this battery because it’s a stable battery and offers a lot of charging cycles, which means a longer life and longer run time.
The Geneverse HomePower TWO PRO is designed for power that you can use in your home. It is designed for your kitchen appliances, home office equipment, family entertainment, bedroom and basement devices, as well as garage and outdoor tools. Basically, it will power 99% of your home appliances. So let’s talk about the Geneverse HomePower TWO PRO.
Geneverse HomePower TWO PRO Features
I normally do not talk about packaging but why do so many companies put their product in crappy boxes with inadequate packing that often results in damage during shipping? The Genverse comes in a nice thick, reinforced box, so no damage from shipping, which means you don’t have to worry about that hassle when you get this unit.
When you open up the box you’ll find Geneverse uses more than ample custom-molded foam for protection. Again, to me, this shows their dedication to quality – right out of the box. I feel like a lot of companies use a smaller box with less protection to reduce shipping costs, and then they figure if they have to replace a unit now and then, that is the risk they will take.
But as a consumer, I don’t want that hassle. I want to receive my product and use it right away.
So here we go, this is the Geneverse HomePower TWO PRO. As you can see it’s very clean and sleek looking. The unit has a capacity of 2419Wh with a rated power output of 1200W-2200W and a surge power rating of 2400W-4400W.
The unit weighs 61.3 lbs and has the following dimensions: L 17.83″ x W 11.02″ x H 14.11″.
You already know how much I appreciate the quality of this product, but something else you can not see with this unit is the safety protection. Geneverse offers the following safety features to protect the unit and the user:
- Over Charge Protection
- Over Discharge Protection
- Short Circuit Protection
- Over Current Protection
- Over Voltage Protection
- Over Temperature Protection
The unit comes with a nice case to hold the AC power cord, the car charging cable, and the user manual. Again, the cables are thick and you can tell they are high quality, no cutting corners here. Even the zipper on the bag is quality.
Everything you need is on the front (except to charge the unit, which is on the back), but everything you really need to use is on the front. The front panel has a nice layout and nothing is too crammed together.
The screen is easy to read with nice contrast. The illuminated blue against the black background makes it easy to read.
** In my pictures there looks like a lot of glare, but in person, you don’t see it as much. I never had a time where the glare made the display hard to read.
A nice added feature is an LED light that has a high mode, low mode, and SOS mode.
The unit has two USB-A outlets certified by Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and two USB-C ports with a 100W max.
There are three AC outputs that are 120V, and 60 Hz to power just about anything in your home.
One feature I really like is the handles. They are deep so your fingers and hands actually go into the unit and make it easier to carry.
One thing many people do not talk about is the top. I like the flat top because I can lay items on it. Say I am charging a phone, I can lay it on the top while it’s charging. What if I am going somewhere and need to bring this with me? I can actually transport it easier as things can sit on top of it.
The bottom of the unit has no-mar rubber feet to not only help protect the surface it sits on but also so it will not slide around.
As noted, to charge the unit, the input is on the back of the system. The AC charging cord is long enough to have the unit on the ground and still reach your kitchen counter outlets if needed. The unit can fully charge by the AC wall outlet in 1-2 hours.
Even the car charger is nice and thick, not some cheap item they just tossed in. Again the cord is long so if I have to have it in the back of my truck or a car, I can easily have the cord go into the car and charge.
If you are not going to charge it through AC or the car charger, no worries, you can use the power of the sun and solar panels. Geneverse offers two different solar panels. These are their newer double-side panels which are different than the panels we showed with the Geneverse HomePower ONE PRO.
The new panels are extremely nice. Again, they package them very well and really protect them from potential shipping damage. You can hook multiple panels together to get more power and faster charging times. You can pick up a two-pack for about $500 at Walmart.
Again, the panels have thick cords. There is an easel-like bar on the back to stand the panels up and be able to face them in any direction you want.
The carrying case is nice and has a storage compartment built in. Taking the panels in and putting them away is easy. There is more than enough room so you are not trying to fight trying to zip up the storage bag.
The panels have built-in rubber corners to help protect them from damage.
Setting them up is extremely easy. Once you set them up and connect them to the unit, charging starts right away. The unit will tell you how long it will take to reach full charge. Time varies based on the direction of the panels and how much sun is available.
The panels weigh 12 lbs each and are double-sided to capture solar energy on both sides of the panels.
They even thought about the handles; you can fold them away when not in use.
All of this makes it a great option for powering a house. I can store it and run it inside, there is no noise or smell. I can even put it on my kitchen counters knowing that the no-mar feet won’t damage my countertops.
While it’s really made for the home, you can still take this camping, tailgating, and more. You can even use it with your RV.
One really cool feature is the app that can be used to monitor and control the unit. Geneverse did a great job with the UI design and implementation of the app for your phone or tablet. The home screen is well laid out and easy to use. Right away you can see your battery status, plus you can control your inputs and outputs, along with activating the light.
I like how you can see the power usage also when in use. Here is a screenshot I took when I had it hooked up to my washing machine.
As noted you can control the inputs and outputs with the app. I was surprised by how responsive and fast the app works with the unit. There really wasn’t much of a delay from the time I made the change on my phone to when the unit implemented the change.
You can even limit the time something is running. There is a built-in timer you can set from the app.
The Geneverse will even track your history and allow you to view it in an easy-to-read graph.
The last app feature I’d like to mention is that it will allow you to change the charge settings. As a user, this is a pretty cool feature to have included in the app.
Geneverse HomePower TWO PRO Performance
Before the Geneverse, this was my current go-to power source for an emergency. While it’s a great inverter, there is maintenance. For instance, you have to start it up and run it regularly to ensure it will work properly when you need it. You should do it once a month or at least once a quarter. However, we all get busy and usually forget.
In fact, I haven’t run mine for almost a year; out of sight and out of mind. For this article, it dawned on me that I should run the Briggs to compare them. I went outside, pulled, and pulled, and couldn’t get it started. For me, it’s a justification that I need a battery source of power for my backup.
Imagine the power goes out late at night, it’s raining and I have to go out and start my Briggs because I need power. What a pain in the butt. For me, I would rather just push a button and have instant power with the Geneverse.
Since the Geneverse HomePower TWO Pro is advertised as the home solution, I figure I would try it on a wide range of home items. Some items I knew would not take much power while others I was sure would spike the Geneverse to its limits. So let’s see what we ran off this unit.
*** The readings I receive are from my appliances. You’d probably get little different results than me. Also, I am trying to run everything and take pictures by myself so I might not be able to grab a picture at the precise spike point. The idea was really to see what it can and can’t run. Yes, while I hooked up some high-demand items, I also hooked up some weak stuff too. I figured it would be fun to see what the different types of items pulled.
We were cooking a turkey breast in our crockpot so figured why not try and run it with the Geneverse, which it ran the whole time. I was surprised that the crockpot only took 217 watts, which is really nothing for this unit.
Probably one of the most important items you need to power when your power is off is the fridge. I couldn’t really catch the spike when the compressor kicked on but while it was running, my fridge only required 151 watts of power. However when the compressor did kick on, you couldn’t even tell that it was being powered by a generator, it was seamless.
We have a Christmas tree on the porch, so I figure why not try it out. While I was sure it would easily power the tree lights, I was surprised at how many watts lights require, 137 Watts. Now I know if your power goes off, lighting a Christmas tree will probably not be a top priority, and now you know why.
If the power goes out, you might want to power your computer. I tested it on a large tower computer. It ran the computer without any issues. I do know you do need clean power and power that doesn’t spike so your electronics are protected. Again, no issues, and no spikes.
If my power goes out, I can still use the fireplace insert, I would just need the fan to blow the heat into the room. Our fireplace uses a small fan and as you can see it only pulls 43 watts.
I really don’t care about phones and tablets but my kids do. Plus since this has USB outlets, why not try it? As you would expect, no issues, even when charging three of them.
Again, very weak to try but why not? At an astounding one-watt, the Geneverse was great. OK I am joking, but in all seriousness, we have so many different products around the house, our power source needs to be flexible enough to safely power some small items, and the larger items as well.
Another extremely important device is your sump pump. Yes, we have battery backup for our sump pumps but as we know, when we need it the most, they usually fail. Plus if you have a lot of rain and the power goes out, the battery backup will only last so long, so it’s nice to have another option such as the Geneverse. For me, I am leaving my Geneverse next to the sump pump, plugged in and ready for when I need it.
OK, so I was wrong, the TV is probably the most important item to always have power to. I was surprised it took 120 watts to power but it’s 120 watts of pure entertainment.
This one surprised me the most. I wasn’t sure if it would run the washing machine but as you can see, it did. When I looked at the watts, I was really surprised it was only using 64 watts. Not sure why so few watts but at least I know it can power my washing machine.
So when the power goes out, you might want to make yourself a mixed drink and relieve the stress. I chopped up a full load of ice. As you can see it pulled 625 watts which is still nothing for this Geneverse HomePower TWO PRO.
With your mixed drinks, you will probably want to make some food. I love my air fryer but I know they usually take a lot of power to run. As you can see it was using 1631 watts to run. Enough power and time to make some tasty tatter tots.
We all need coffee, so I figure I would try this on the coffee maker. I thought it wouldn’t draw much but I was surprised it drew 1418 watts, which was insane. I would have bet it would have only taken about 120 watts to make a cup of coffee.
Now we step into the garage where we have items that will max this out. The miter saw was the first one I wanted to test. Because I can never get any backup power supply to run this 12″ miter saw. As you can see, running this saw still didn’t put it close to its max of 4400 watts. And saws take a lot of power. The highest number I could get from the saw was 3621 watts. And the saw ran and cut through wood without any issues.
If the saw doesn’t take it to its max, I would have thought the compressor would. But again I was wrong. The compressor only drew 734 watts, so not even close.
Everyone has something they really need power for when the power is out. For me, it’s my Traeger. I know the smoker doesn’t take a lot but I still had to try it out and see for myself. As you can see it only took 98 watts and I have about 19 hours when I am only charged 90%. So if the power goes out, I am in the clear and can smoke some good food.
I know I was using a lot of corded tools for testing. However, we live in a world of cordless tools. I know if the power goes out and I need to fix something or board up a window, I will be reaching for my cordless tools. I was more curious to see how much power it would take to charge these batteries. Not that it puts a strain on the system but I was more or less curious. Charging my batteries only came in at 225W.
Generating heat requires a lot of power. I found this interesting because the rated power is 1800 watts for this heat gun. However, I could only get it to pull 1359 watts. Sure it handles it without issues but I’m not sure why I couldn’t get the heat gun to get to its max power usage.
Geneverse HomePower TWO PRO Value
You can pick up the Geneverse HomePower TWO PRO for $2,499, which I think is a great deal, and here’s why.
First, when you need power, you need something reliable. You don’t want to mess with the hassle of gas, plus you can’t run gas in the house. You need something you can trust. The Geneverse HomePower TWO PRO is just that.
The build quality is high and they use some of the best battery technology available. Do you really want to go a cheaper route and then when you really need power, the batteries don’t hold a charge?
Last, the unit provides plenty of power to power anything in your home. No worries about only powering some things in your house, this will do anything from your sensitive electronics to your high-demand items like an air fryer, miter saw, and air conditioner.
If you would like to learn more about the Geneverse HomePower TWO PRO, you can visit their website. If you are looking for other generators by Geneverse or would like to compare the ONE vs the TWO, check out their comparison page.
Geneverse Customer Support
Normally I never talk about support because everything is junk nowadays. Another thing I love about Geneverse is they actually offer a phone number and a real person to speak with, something that is almost unheard of. You can call 800-210-8665 and actually talk to someone. If you need help deciding which model to buy, need support, or anything else, you can actually talk to someone. Again it goes back to a company that actually takes the extra steps and cares.
Geneverse HomePower TWO PRO Wrap up
As a consumer, I know we have a lot of options to choose from. For me and my home use, I am done with gas. I am done with the noise, the fumes, the maintenance, and the inconvenience. The Geneverse HomePower TWO PRO is going to be it for me. I have three ways to charge the unit, I can store electricity for up to one year and power any of my home appliances. I can run this inside, there is no noise, the build quality is extremely high and it’s just a great option for any homeowner.
If you don’t need all this power, the HomePower ONE PRO is a great option, as it’s not as heavy and easier to move around. For me, I would rather deal with the weight because I want the higher capacity. When things hit the fan and I really need power, I want to be prepared for anything as who knows when the power will come back on.
Sitting here and talking about the build quality is hard to convey properly. This is something you really have to see for yourself. Geneverse HomePower TWO PRO is such a nice system and I don’t feel like they cut any corners which is important to me. Because when I need my backup power source I need it to be reliable. And fortunately, I don’t have a CPAP machine or use an oxygen generator but for those who use these types of medical devices, reliability and ease of use are paramount. And Geneverse delivers on both.
Geneverse is a company that builds quality products and to me, they are the top performer and the ones to own in this industry.