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Power off makes way for Power-M

Huawei unveils Power-M backup with 24 hours power supply for multiple household items, aiming to reduce the impact of loadshedding.

Huawei has introduced a new backup power solution for homes, the HUAWEI Power-M, along with an updated FusionSolar App.

Huawei Power-M is a small hybrid power solution that integrates grid, solar, DG and battery. It can be used in off-grid and unreliable grid areas and provides reliable and stable backup power for residences, apartments, and the like.

The stackable modular design allows the system to be customised, providing a maximum of 15kW with 45kWh storage. Power-M also supports various power sources and uses the safest electrochemical cell material, lithium iron phosphate, and supports a very wide voltage range from 90V – 300V. 

Power-M can be used for TV, refrigerators, aircon, geysers and stoves. Its power supply can last up to 24 hours and adapts to complex power grids and shock current. 

Its power makes it a safe and reliable choice as a residential power backup solution. Users can also use the FusionSolar mobile phone app to check the status of their system’s running and energy yield anytime, from anywhere. 

Huawei used the launch of the new Mate 50 smartphone to introduce Power-M.

“With soaring fuel prices, loadshedding and high prices of grid electricity, and the need for low carbon energy solutions, it is more important than ever to help South Africans find a reliable energy solution,” said Nick Lusson, senior sales consultant for Huawei Digital Power Southern Africa, in the first unveiling of the system.

The modular, integrated design allows users to enjoy a reliable back up power supply without multiple pieces of equipment and dangerous cables laying around. It can seamlessly switch between the grid, battery power, diesel generators, and solar power. The capacity of each battery is 5kWh, but the design allows the system to be configured with up to six batteries, giving a maximum capacity of 45kWh.

The Power-M unit takes up less than 0.1m² floorspace, meaning it can fit into most homes, although it does require vertical space. Huawei promises excellent noise control performance, making it suitable for small space living, while a visual power display makes it intuitive and easy to understand.

“The Power-M can be installed as a power backup without solar panels, which can be added whenever needed,” said Lusson. “It also has the flexibility to add new batteries without sacrificing performance. It is beautiful, easy and quick to install and use. It is strong enough for even the worst grid conditions. It is suitable for apartments, and houses of varying sizes.”

The device is elegant and streamlined, but is likely to come with a hefty price-tag, and potential buyers should compare prices carefully. Gadget was quoted a starting price of around R85,000.

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