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LEGO of power stations: Veryeah modular power station with unlimited expansion

Todd Parker
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My review of the new Veryeah modular power station that has unlimited expansion and infinite possibilities. In this video I show you how it all works and put it to the test to tell you the pros and cons and if it’s worth backing.

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Chapters

0:00 Intro
1:18 Power Brick Battery
3:12 Ports & Cables
3:58 AC Brick Inverter
5:26 AC Tests
6:54 Expansion Power Hub
7:54 Unlimited Expansion
8:14 DC Brick
9:17 Solar Charging
14:46 Charging Options
16:52 Pros
17:15 Cons
18:26 Wrap up

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84 Comments

  1. The idea of buying piece by piece is a great idea to make it more affordable and can fit to the space available – so for an RV or the like, it's a great solution, but for home, it won't work without at least one 240 VAC @ 30 A or more. Which is impossible for a 2.4 kW inverter. I would suggest two things – an ability to parallel the inverters so you can work up to 7200 Watts (240 VAC @ 30A) or 9600 Watts (240 VAC @ 40A) and elbow interconnect cables in the rear. I would certainly spend my money on this stackable system that I can add to as time goes by.

  2. I like this idea it seems to makes things easy and plenty of power

  3. I think this a good solution for some people. I think for true/small scale home back up. (like 120v only via transfer switch/extension cords what have you) they need to up the AC inverter size, or at least add some “intelligent” way to monitor input and out. Adding a run time on current load, or a way monitor on an app or another modular system to be added. Either way, I like the idea of the “build your own system” but it’s needs refinement to be competitive.

  4. As is usual for you, great review! I’ve settled in with two Delta 2s and watch your reviews for something new to see in the solar generator market place but just maybe something would motivate me to sell the Deltas and get something new. I like the Delta 2 because the weight is light enough for me to take camping. I’m also set up with a home Reliance 6 Circuit Transfer Switch if (when) we have a grid failure and an EZ Switch dedicated to my furnace in winter. Also, I built a 100 ah 12 v battery box to help sustain power to these circuits. I don’t use solar much when camping anymore but if a SHTF grid failure occurs I have a few panels that will help a bit—perhaps a little bit.

  5. In a power 'grid down' situation, why do people worry about how long will their EMERGENCY power supply run their washing machine, keep their 50 gallons of hot water heated, or run their whole house air conditioner? Unless one has the solar capacity to run these devices they should probably leave them off.

  6. I guess you just have to do the math yourself, on paper that could be a turn off to some, that being said usually if they aren't willing to learn the math, they're going to choke up a million other excuses too. The math isn't that hard for this, I think. but no matter how many you add, does it max out to 2400 wh? hm. its definitely interesting.

  7. So are you able to gang multiple AC modules off the same battery bank? I would think if you invest in 8 or 10 battery modules then you will want more than 2400w output – maybe not split phase 240v output but at least multiple ac modules

  8. Do you know if they will ship this to Hawaii? I couldnt find a place to ask that on the Kickstarter

  9. Can these be charged while supplying power at the same time? I have a few things in my house I would like "off the grid". These devices are running 24×7. Would envision the batteries charging by solar (should be good where I live for maybe 8-9 months out of the year), but winter time charge the batteries with grid power. I really like the modular concept.

  10. It would be great if they can make a DC bench power supply that can do up to 60V 30A with adjustable voltage

    i already back the project after watching your review

  11. Why wouldn't they make the connection cables 90 degrees so you only need 2 inches instead of 6? Makes no sense that they thought about cord protrusion but couldn't come up with a 90-degree plug.

  12. This went from a sleek-looking system to a tangled mess of cables.

  13. The companies need to follow in the foot steps of the TiTAN. Each module interlocks into each other, no cables.

  14. Pugo and Beyond - Village life in the Philippines says:

    Just like the old Unisys CTOS machines! Back in the early 1990's, the systems could be combined together to increase capacity and functionality. Finally! I suggested this to Ecoflow as well before, since connecting multiple batteries is done using a long cable. Very messy and dangerous as the stack can easily fall over.

  15. Awesome product and video. I just subscribed and will be watching your other videos

  16. Great idea. My only two issues are cost per wh and if bulding a big bank… its going to cost alot of extra $$ in redundant chargers and mppts which wont be necessary.

  17. I think this could be good for portable units but not for home backup. For home backup I suggest larger batteries, a somewhat more powerful inverter (3kw) that can be doubled for 240 volt and thus far less "connections" and cables. They selected a strange voltage range. For home backup they will need either much higher voltages (250 volts and higher) and/or solar panel connections on the batteries so multiple strings of panels can be connected.

  18. It would be interesting to see a system where inverters can be turned on and off depending upon the demand. Currently we have to size the inverter upon the maximum draw, which typically implies a large idle current draw and low efficiency at lower power outputs such as at night time when only a Fridge and security lights are on

  19. What about a kitchen oven in a water heater water heater at 4800 w kitchen stove at 3600w or and it's 220 and 240 volts I'm trying to find something to run that instead of it just sitting there being idle floor last 5-6 years cold showers sucks when it's 10 below.

  20. This looks awesome if they can deliver! I've dropped enough on my Bluetti and Ecoflow gear now, but if I was in the market for a new system now it would be this, no question. I'd probably end up saving and getting another new battery every 2-3 months, until I ran out of room.
    Having them all take 160w panels is a good idea, too. No more worry about volts or amps or how to put your system together – one battery, one panel! And you can have all the panels in different places and angles, too, some charge in the morning, others in the evening.

  21. as a newbie diyer wish i could try this instead of delta2. but no regrets when needs in front !! nice presentation . motivated my morning . BTW the best in pros you didnt mention. many times less chances to stay out of power .. would love to know the specs of battery … i m guessing 50 volts but not sure

  22. This thing is impressive for sure. They need a module that shows how much solar is coming in. Love that flexible cable. At first look, this is really interesting. Havent gotten to the price yet tho. lol

  23. Sad the cases are not an interlocking system. All the cables should be right angle connectors. They should make the power hub the same form factor. As well, they should make a dummy case as a drawer that you could store cables and other crap.

  24. Has dust-sucking fans. Poor Thermal design. Toxic Batteries or LFP? How many Battery cycles?

  25. This is a really cool modular system and the power brinks can be moved around easily. A great concept.

  26. Thank you for another excellent video and review! Could 2 Power Brick Hubs, an AC brick Inverter and aDC Brick be connected without an Extension Power Hub?

  27. Very nice video and I'm impressed with this concept, very interesting is the modularity that everyone could put together what they need and when they need more just extend their existing system.
    I miss the detailed online monitoring app with history recording. If wifi or internet over cable was available it would show everything needed. If internet was not available, it would store the data in memory and when connected to the internet, offline data would be available as well.
    I agree that the limited information on the display is sufficient for basic use, but having the ability to track online and offline is missing from my viewpoint.
    It would be great to have such options. Also, updatable firmware would be great.
    I hope these features will be added in future releases, I will be following this.

  28. Looks interesting. It's a shame they made everything so small – doubling the size of it with 2000wh battery packs and a 5kw inverter would have made it a much more sensible an useful system. Also looks like they're rating it 100% DOD as 3000 cycles is poor for this battery chemistry (though admittedly so much better than the laughable 800 cycles on an ecoflow, or as i call it 3yearsanditsgonnabedeadflow). Price is the main area of concern all of the packaging and casework and cabling etc etc all significantly adds to the price compared to just buying one 5-10kwh battery and one 3-5kw inverter.

  29. For now I’ll wait til it actually comes out and some actual retail models can be reviewed

  30. this would be cool in a server rack format. Can you please relay this feedback?

  31. Needs the ins and out information on the display, this is a major no for me.

  32. Ooo.. That regulated DC brick is great. I would love a 24V version of that brick for HAM Radio and other professional gear.

  33. So, how would you scale something like this to cover an entire house, with 200 amp service? And how would you provide that 200 amp service for, say two or three days? Of course, the whole house doesn't pull 200 amps all the time, but in this circumstance you do need to pull high amounts of current for certain shorter periods of time to run certain larger loads.

    If you had a 240V/three phase combiner box, how do you gang multiples of those together to be able to cover the whole house for that period of time?

  34. It would be useful to be able to join bricks and move several joined bricks together.
    The joints would be at each corner on all walls to allow for different shapes and configurations to be stacked.
    Or have some sort of racking shelf that would dock several bricks together into a single unit as needed by each.

  35. I assume that the each Power Brick always works as a separate unit in the system, and the Power HUB just switches between power bricks as needed by the system.
    So by switching the Power HUB, the LifePO4 Power Bricks may not have the same voltage when plugged into the same system.
    So if there are multiple Power Bricks in the system, and so when one Power Brick becomes discharged, the other charged Power Brick takes its place and the discharged Power Brick can be disconnected and charged at a different place or charge it directly even if an AC load is being drawn from the system, in that case the most discharged Power Brick is charged first.
    Does this system work like this?

  36. Thanks for the nice video Todd! I really like the modular system this product delivers. As an improvement, I would have added a secondary VE30 connector on the back of the battery module’s and on the inverter module, this eliminates the need for the Expansion Power Hub, for a moderate sized system (for instance, 1 inverter and 6 batteries). Then using Expansion Brick’s when needing an even larger set of batteries.

  37. This looks promising— but they need to add a communications module to get that other info remotely accessible via Bluetooth/wifi/remote panel for a good van/rv setup.

  38. My wall outlet electricity costs $0.076 per kWhr, if I charge 18650 Li-ion batteries it costs me another $1.53 per kWhr. Batteries have a purpose. Right tool for the job.

  39. Helpful things to know:

    01) Price of each piece of equipment without being a backer
    02) IP rating for how well it performs in wet & dirty conditions
    03) Country of origin for each piece of equipment & the company

  40. Very interresting concept, the only one negative to me ,is this looks like only fine weather charging, they don't look very waterproof solar panel connections, unlike the panels for my bluette 200 max with mc4 connectors. mine for instance is over paneled with 3 panels at 410 watts each, and giving a total of 1230 watts thats 330 over its limit, so I have my panels on garage flat roof on free standing tiltable frames weighted down hopefull to withstand are Scottish high winds at times All three are in different directions, to stagger input through-out the day. I know some will say why did I not put them on a sun following divice. Two reasons to cost and not a strong enought roof on garage without a lot of work can you see even just 2 panels on a sun chasing frame would be huge wind catcher. all this happened to me in ignorance by firstly ordering one 410w panel and was shocked on how largethe panel was! firstly having an idea of mounting on house on a south facing wall of house, as roof has a 3 kilowatt grid tied system on it ,mainly for winter use as sun is very low in Scottish winters, even one panel was to large for me to handle, and they also would cover the windows, so that idea was out of the question unless i used multi small panels. so I ordered a second panel and decided to fit them on garage roof knowing a longer wire run was required, so I checked online first to see if any lose over my distance on cable, and it said its OK with heaver wire gauge, so i ordered a second panel and supplier made a cock up and sent two panels instead!, happy days. I made my own frames with perforated angle iron already owned,so basicaly for free, and made them with adjustment for sun hight in different sessons. this works not to bad, 6 months use, so far and only twice Ihave I had to mains charge the system. this allows me as sole occupunt of home to use most things in house other than large oven and electric shower, so replaced oven with smaller one, as on own anyway. and try to shower mostly when sun is out to lower cost of mains power shower! Sorry I went off topic a bit.

  41. Wow, now that's a cool power station! Can they synchronize phases to double the 120V output of the inverters or create 2 phase 240V? Might be an "easy" future add-on 👍

  42. Good visualization of the modular concept. However, the one problem I see is, even though the wires are extremely flexible… they are still wires. In this area, the Inergy Flex system has it beat. Beyond that, if someone is ok working with wires, this system should be a contender.

  43. Can it handle a 15 amp table saw? (1800 watts) Keep in mind that at start up, it may draw 39 to 40 amps (3600 – 4800 watts) for a couple of seconds.

  44. 3,000 full cycles? My NiMh batteries do that. These should be getting between 10,000-15,000 cycles on just bare knowledge available on current battery tech. I’m not saying don’t buy this, I’m saying there’s a reason it’s so low, and you need to understand it’s not common.

  45. A cool brick they could add, an inverter brick with European 240 volt sockets.

  46. So the theme of this product is modular.
    Brilliant!

  47. Why would I want to pay for a separate mppt charger in every battery? The modular construction as you say would let me have a one time cost for a mppt brick. That would keep down my expansion cost and make it more attractive for powerwall builders. The switched battery drain is also a minus. I would prefer parallel drain or a brain brick to keep batteries from full cycle every time. Brain brick to set depth of discharge. What is the construction, plastic ends aluminum shell? Does it come with a low temperature interlock for charging so I can leave it in my camper?

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