A portable power station with 1000 watts of continuous power could run many devices, depending on their individual power requirements. Here are some examples of the types of devices a 1000W station could power:
• Lights - LED string lights, work lights, flood lights, etc. Typical power requirements are 50-300W.
• TVs - Flatscreen TVs up to 55 inches usually have power requirements under 300W, so a 1000W station could run a TV for a few hours.
• Fans - Box fans and small circulating fans generally draw under 100W, so a 1000W station could run multiple fans.
• Electronics - Devices like laptops, phones, tablets, speakers, usually require under 100W total, so a 1000W station could power many devices at once.
• Small appliances - Small coffee makers, microwave ovens, food warmers, blenders usually require 200-500W, so a 1000W station could run one of these appliances at a time.
• Power tools - Corded power tools from brands like Dewalt, Milwaukee, etc. usually require 300-800W while running, within the capabilities of a 1000W station.
• Refrigerators/mini fridges - Small to medium refrigerators typically have power requirements of 400-700W, which a 1000W station could sustain for a few hours.
The key things to check are the power requirements and surge demands of each device you want to run, ideally staying under 80-90% of the station's continuous rated wattage for safety. Then you can determine how many devices you can run simultaneously from the 1000W station.
Larger stations obviously allow running more, higher-wattage devices, but a properly sized 1000W portable power station can provide some essential backup power for many common needs. Just be sure to get a reputable brand and use safely.