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Overview — Lion Energy SOLAR GENERATOR EXPANSION PACK (50170142)

When you need to power things longer, the Safari ME Expansion Pack™ (ME-XP) gives you 3X the energy storage capacity than the Safari ME™ alone.

  • More Stored Energy – 3X the stored energy when you connect the ME-XP expansion pack to the Safari ME for nearly 3,000Wh total
  • Easy to Connect – Just plug it into the back of the Safari ME
  • Maintenance Free – Retains charge for up to 1 year

*Must be used with the Safari ME™ to have power

Resources — Lion Energy SOLAR GENERATOR EXPANSION PACK (50170142)

Warranty — Lion Energy SOLAR GENERATOR EXPANSION PACK (50170142)

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Features — Lion Energy SOLAR GENERATOR EXPANSION PACK (50170142)

  • Fast Charge & Lightweight – Can fully charge from the wall in as little as 4 hours. At just over 45 lbs, you can take it anywhere.
  • Safety – Made with Lithium Iron Phosphate, it's safe. You can use it indoors or outdoors.
  • Extended Use – Long lasting life cycles at 2,500+ using full depth of discharge (DOD) for the ME and 3,500 for the ME-XP. They can hold a charge for up to 2 years.
  • Renewable Solar Generator – Use the power of the sun to fully recharge the ME and ME-XP in as little as 4 hours using multiple solar panels so you can use power without running out of power.
  • Power to Spare – The Safari ME portable power unit can output 4,000W (surge) for that extra power need and with the XP, provide power longer. The ME has pass through mode so you can charge and use it at the same time.
  • Expandable for More Memory – The Safari ME-XP, when connected to the ME, provides 3X the stored energy than the ME alone. That means you can power things longer.
  • Pure Sine Wave – The Safari ME can be used to power medical devices and with the ME-XP connected, it can power for 3X longer.
  • Multiple Outputs – Power virtually anything you can plug into a standard wall outlet with the Safari ME and XP combined, and do it for longer amount of time. The ME uses AC, USB / USB-C or regulated 12V outputs.
  • Environmentally Friendly – Produces zero emissions or carbon footprint during use. It's good for you and the planet.

Specs — Lion Energy SOLAR GENERATOR EXPANSION PACK (50170142)

Tech Specs

Weight (pounds) 44
Dimensions - Inches (L x W x H) 16.7 x 9.6 x 9.8
Output - AC N/A
Output - USB N/A
Output - 12V N/A
Output - 12V Anderson™ Compatible N/A


Battery Chemistry Prismatic Cell LiFePO4Lithium Iron Phosphate
Battery Capacity - Watt Hours (Wh) 2,048Wh
Battery Output - Watts (W)
Life Cycles 3,500+
Charge Retention 1+ Year

Charge Rate

AC - Charge Capacity Through Base Unit
AC - Min. Charge Time + 3 Hour 4 Min
Solar / DC - Charge Capacity Through Base Unit
Solar / DC - Min. Charge Time + 3 Hours 30 Min


Q: What are the Safari ME and XP?

Answer: The Safari ME and XP are the latest in Lithium battery technology for portable power needs. They replace traditional noisy gas generators with the safest Lithium batteries on the market today. They are light weight for the amount of power and stored energy they have. Think of it as a safe, silent, renewable generator and extra energy storage without the need for gas, pollution or all that weight.

Q: What does the Safari ME power?

Answer: You can use it to power a wide variety of devices like cell phones, laptops, tablets refrigerators, freezers, TVs, lights, hot plates or grills, power tools, and the list goes on. Virtually any device you can plug into a standard wall outlet, the Safari ME can power it. And with the optional ME-XP expansion battery, you can power all that for longer.

Q: How can you figure out how long the Safari ME and XP will power specific devices?

Answer: The ME has a continuous 2,000W of power output (watts of power output) and over 900Wh (922 watt hours) of stored energy. The ME-XP adds nearly another 2,050Wh more when connected to the ME. That means you can power devices that require up to 2000W of power for various periods of time. To calculate how long the ME can power a device, use this formula: Wh / W = Estimated Run Time. For example, if the device requires 50W of power and the ME has 922Wh then the device can be powered for approximately 18.5 hours (922 / 50 = 18.44) If you use that same device but now with the XP connected to the ME, you'll have 2,970Wh to use in this formula (2,970 / 50 = 59.4).

Q: How long can the Safari ME and XP hold a charge?

Answer: They will maintain their charge for up to a year (ME) or two (ME-XP) without having to charge them. This is known as shelf life or storage life. They will lose about 2-3% charge on average each month (more in the first month and less in subsequent months), assuming the unit is fully charge to begin with. However, we recommend using the ME and XP frequently, in the house, outside, on adventures and for emergencies.

Q: Can the Safari ME and XP power an A/C unit?

Answer: The Safari ME outputs 2,000W and can power some AC units depending upon the brand and the watts each AC unit requires. Like with most devices, the power consumption varies from brand to brand and model to model. So you'll need to determine if the AC unit is less than 2,000W.Check out our videos tab for a detailed review on the ME. Remember, if you connect the XP to the ME then you get an extra 2,048Wh of stored energy to power things longer.

Q: How can I connect the Safari ME and XP to my house?

Answer: You would need a home integration kit, which is generally found at home improvement/electrical supply/hardware stores.

Q: Can the Safari ME and XP be used to store solar power or solar energy?

Answer: The Safari ME and XP are a great energy storage combo unit for solar power from solar panels. Together they can store 2,970Wh (watt hrs) of energy.

Q: Why should I buy the Safari ME and XP?

Answer: The Safari ME and XP are made from the highest quality and longest lasting battery technology – Lithium Iron Phosphate. The Safari ME and XP are safe, silent and renewable, unlike gas-powered generators. The ME gives your power anywhere, anytime. The ME-XP gives you more time to power those devices.

Q: Will the Safari ME and XP work with power tools?

Answer: Yes, most power tools will work just fine with the ME and XP. Some require more energy at startup (a surge) and may need to have a "soft start" component added to the ME that can be found at home improvement, electric supply, or hardware stores.

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