Zendure SuperBase V6400 Home Backup Power System Review: The Most Powerful Mobile Off
The Zendure SuperBase V system is the ever-seen most powerful power backup solution for the whole home, including boosting your electric car. I’d even call it the most necessary piece of equipment on everyone’s doomsday list.
But of course, we’re not at the point where we need to worry about that. This is also the biggest and most powerful tech product for individuals that I’ve ever tested, except for EVs. It’s actually bigger than I expected when I decided to test the Zendure home power solution. But to some extent, compared to the fantasies I once had about this kind of dream product, it’s surprisingly small. I used to fantasize that I’d need to set aside a large workspace in my house to put down an off-grid giant power station and power storage. But thanks to Zendure, it has been realized and easily placed in any corner of any room, with an extremely integrated and modular design.
I would define the Zendure SuperBase V6400 as a portable and modular power station that you can scale from 6.4kWh up to 64kWh with up to 4 stackable satellite battery modules, which easily power the entire home for two days straight. Meanwhile, if adding the Zendure portable solar panels, you can easily access the most direct clean energy from nature and store it in the SuperBase V system as a massive backup system.
With energy prices soaring, this will undoubtedly become a trend, with civilian-grade portability and ease of use. Without much technical setup or installation, any inexperienced individual can get a piece of nature’s most generous gift, which sounds like something out of a sci-fi story. But such a dream scenario come true.
Let’s start with its delivery packaging. I didn’t think it could be shipped and collected so smoothly, which indeed thanks to Zendure’s efficient, safe, and compact design in light cardboard-based packaging. Although the SuperBase V weighs 130 lbs (59 kg) with a size of 28.7 x 13.6 x 17.4in, fortunately, the entire solid package keeps it securely on the pallet.
To free it out, just unpack the big case as shown in the video below, and pull out the hidable handles, with which you can pull it like a suitcase, and the four well-built wheels at the bottom will help you easily roll the whole unit into the desired position. Finally, lock the front wheels to make sure it doesn’t ‘run away’.
You can either pick up the single SuperBase V6400 unit for an available capacity of 6.4kWh, or also add the Zendure satellite battery units to expand the power capacity of the SuperBase V system.
The satellite battery (101lbs, 46kg) is also a big one, too. It’s unboxed in the same way as the SuperBase Unit, but instead of motorized wheels on the bottom, it only has a couple of support feet for stacking. The best way to assemble them is to lift and stack the battery on top of the SuperBase V. Remove the rubber tapes and the satellite battery would nestle securely on top of the main unit.
In addition to the power band combo units, the box was shipped with the following accessories:
The whole power kit we tested also comes with the following Solar-recharging add-ons:
In addition to all the accessories we mentioned above, Zendure also provides some additional add-ons, interested in click here to learn more.
The SuperBase V6400 and the Satellite Battery run on SBS (Semi-solid-state Battery) technology, which has better energy densities than lithium-ion batteries offering higher energy in the same weight. And the solid electrolytes are safer for less risk of explosion or combustion.
Both the SuperBase V6400 and the B6400 Satellite battery come with a huge capacity of 6438Wh. The modularized design allows users to pair up to 4 Satellite batteries with each SuperBase V, which can form a 32kWh capacity backup power system without any dismantling and reinstalling process. In addition, if you can afford more, it’s available to run two SuperBase Vs in parallel, storing a total capacity of up to 64kWh, which is undoubtedly the most powerful power setup in homes without professional techniques required. It can fully charge an EV like Tesla Model Y running on a 57.5kWh battery or power up a whole family for more than 2 days.
The various options available on the Zendure SuperBase over inputs and outputs were the most pleasant surprise for me. Since our studio often tests electronic products from all over the world with different AC input standards, we really need a power supply that can provide multiple outputs. Now with the SuperBase V, we can find the corresponding AC outlets for different devices and safely realize both 120V-60Hz and 240V-60Hz power at a time (Available with ZenAC Outputs, including a 240V 6-20 plug). The SuperBase V is the first and the only system to offer both at a time, thanks to its patented GridFlow 2.0 Real-time Bidirectional inverting technology.
You can find a raft of ports on the SuperBase V6400 (see the table in the Specification section).
Having six USB ports below the info panel also makes it great for powering small electronic devices, including two 100W Type-C PD fast charging posts, two standard Type-Cs, and two regular Type-As.
Apart from the USB-A, USB-C, 120V AC and 240V AC plugs, it also contains a 120V TT-30 port and another Anderson port on the side panel that power your RV or camper at 30A outdoors. On the side panel, you can also find a car outlet and two more DC5521 ports, for a total of 126W max output.
In addition to all the output features we mentioned, you can check out Zendure official website, which also offers a home panel with EV outlets. But if you need to make it work for your EV, a single unit can really only be used as an emergency supplement to extend the range a bit. But the good side is that such 6.4kWh capacity sometimes can really help!
Another great feature shared by premium backup batteries is to work as an uninterruptible power supply (UPS). No exception for the SuperBase V. It features the powerful zero-downtime online UPS to prevent from sustain damage from even a brief interruption in power. Once there’s a sudden power outage, the SuperBase V’s backup power would seamlessly switch on in 0ms and protect your appliances at work to stay online.
Accordingly, its AC input also supports all the wall outlets you could possibly have (120V~60Hz, 1800W Max / 240~60Hz, 3,600W Max). We tested the Superbase V6400 for its recharging with our local grid of 220V AC. It took us around 80 mins to collect back 40% of the power, and the full charge is done within 3 hours. During the whole test, we pull on the fast-charging trigger to get a max available power at 3.2kWh-3.3kWh. So if converted to a 240V grid, it’s likely to achieve a maximum charging efficiency of 3600W as advertised, and collect back all the power of 6.4kWh in about 2-2.5 hours. But please note that the recharging power will drop to a maximum of 1800W with a 120V grid.
And you can also trigger the AC charging speed switch to custom mode. It allows you to set up a custom charging speed in a range of 600W to 3600W. The figure can be decided in the Zendure app. In actual use, we think it could be more popular since the unit could run safely and quietly in some situations.
Or you may have to charge your SuperBase on the go or just to collect free solar power. The SuperBase features an MPPT solar controller for solar input through an XT90 connector. Zendure offers two options of portable solar panels (200W / 400W). The one we tested is a 400W panel, which consists of four foldable sections. It’s amazingly light enough to carry with a single hand. The panel got four attached kickstands for easy setup and free angle adjustment. We don’t think it’s completely waterproof, but our experience is that it could cope with short light rain (IP54 rated). It really makes sense. After all, we wouldn’t really expect to unfold it to collect solar power on a rainy day. It’s a very practical accessory with a handy pouch on the back side, so you can fit all the cables you might use with the SuperBase into it while having a road trip.
The main SuperBase can take up to 3,000W at 12-150VDC & 25A max current. To reach more efficient recharging, you have to wire a couple of the 400W panels in series (Max. 3 panels) or in parallel (3 series max), which is much more reasonable for home fixed location use. But with a single 400W panel, it won’t be as efficient as using the grid power.
When combining AC and solar power, SuperBase V can charge up to 5,150W on its own, or boost up to 6,600W with a Satellite Battery connected.
Meanwhile, the XT90 port can also work as a car recharging inlet via the car cigarette lighter socket. The cable of XT90 to cigarette lighter is included in the package, so it could also be one of the most convenient recharging options on the go with your cars, though it could only support a power of 12V/24V with a 10A current.
There’s another ZenT2 Port for recharging the SuperBase V from a level 1 or 2 EV charging station with an extra accessory – Zendure EV T1 adapter, which could also offer the maximum 3600W power as the AC inlet can do. But right now, it seems to be required for use in North America.
For the satellite battery, it’s available to be recharged through connection with the main SuperBase unit or the solar panels via the XT90 connecter. As an expandable battery module, it’s as safe as the main unit. But without the motorized wheels, it’s certainly not a good portable accessory but more like a fixed and stackable backup module for the whole system.
The Zendure app is the best companion software that I’ve used with a backup power station. Users can get the most out of the SuperBase V and the satellite battery’s setup, such as checking out all data and its status with perfect graphics, and remotely controlling features to keep it running properly. Once the SuperBase V is connected via home Wi-Fi, it will be an important part of your smart home. You can:
Let’s ignore the extremes of power usage for a moment, and imagine that during off-peak hours you could easily store 6kWh of cheap power from the mains or solar, or keep it as backup power for off-grid uses. This has been able to solve the power problems that plague most of our homes.
Let’s get a bit more creative, like placing it on an RV, where you have the option of using the car outlet to fully recharge it, or just connecting it to solar panels placed on the roof of the vehicle to collect the clean power. Then we’d have a complete regenerative power system on the go. However, with all of this solar power in mind, please first consider if your area has good high-angle sun exposure. If the answer is yes, then congratulations, the SuperBase V may be the best portable power system for you.
Some families might still keep those power outages using a gas generator as a backup power source. However, we truly see the Zendure as a smarter alternative with distinct advantages. Generally, it runs much and much quieter, and it can be useful in more usage scenarios with super expandability and portability. For those who are looking for a reliable backup power solution for their home, RV, EV, or just a remote cabin, the Zendure SuperBase V series is almost impeccable.
You don’t need to go through a lot of instructions on how to set it up and confirm the power configuration. It’s already prepared well for users. You can switch between 120V/240V recharging sources at will, and you can rely on its powerful output to power most of your appliances without distinguishing what power they require and where they come from.
The only thing you would seriously consider is its price. Such a versatile power solution doesn’t come cheap, but for those who live with unstable and expensive power supply, or travel all over the place with their EVs or RVs, it could be money well spent.
If you are interested in constructing such a power solution, it’s better to check out Zendure store on your own. I believe you will have a more concrete visualization of the future.Zendure SuperBase VSpecificationsModel nameZendure SuperBase V6400Packaging – SuperBase V6400 & Satellite Battery B6400What’s includedBatteryCapacityOutputat a timeSpecification Inputs & RechargingIP54 ratedZendure APPExperience & Comments