Power Domes | EX 2454 vs NX 2485 vs 400 2354

Power Dome EX 2454 vs Power Dome NX 2485 vs Power Dome 400 2354 | Which One To Buy?

In Power Dome EX 2454 vs Power Dome NX 2485, we’ve contrasted the pair, the results were nothing short of spectacular. Finally, customers have an objective point of reference to base their purchase of either unit on.

Power Dome 2354 got wind of the pairing, was green (yellow, really) with envy for being excluded from the comparison, and begged for a threesome. We oblige.

As alluded to in previous articles, Power Dome EX 2454, Power Dome NX 2485, and Power Dome 400 2354 are respectively 8-in-1 Emergency Kit, 9-in-1 Emergency Kit, and 6-in-1 Compact Power Supply Units, which you must own if you are serious about emergency preparedness (Remember Sandy? How about Katrina?). Because of their multipurpose nature, these units can jump start cars, inflate tires, charge cell phones, e-readers, tablets, cameras, MP3 players, etc., supply AC/DC current, provide emergency lighting, etc.

In light of this versatility, we challenge you to cite one plausible excuse why you should not own one.

With a rich array of features and specifications, choosing the right all-in-one Compact Power Supply Unit can be tough. Worry not. We’ve done all the heavy lifting for you in terms of research, comparison and recommendations/suggestions, granted that it has been a time-consuming endeavor; that is the extent of our end of the bargain. To keep your end of the bargain, all you have to do is to read, watch video(s) and buy one unit.

We guarantee (promise rather, since we cannot please everyone) that you’ll be ultimately delighted, knowing that you have done your fair share (pat yourself on the back) to secure emergency power for your family, in the event of power outages resulting from natural or man-made disasters.

Here is the threesome’s features and specifications comparison tables:

Features

Power Dome EX 2454 Specifications

Power Dome NX 2845 Specifications

Power Dome 400 2354 Specifications

Owner's Manual

Yes (23 Pages: English, Spanish & French)

Yes (19 Pages: English & Spanish)

Yes (19 Pages: English, Spanish & French)

Peak Amps

600 Amps

500 Amps

900 Amps

Jump Start Cables Reverse Polarity Protection Indicator

Yes

No

Yes

Jumper Cables Rating & Lenght

6 Gauge & 24 inches, respectively

6 Gauge & 24 inches, respectively

6 Gauge & 24 inches, respectively

Clamps

Heavy Duty

Heavy Duty

Heavy Duty

Weight

20 lbs

18 lbs

18 lbs

Air Compressor

260 PSI

260 PSI

260 PSI

Air Compressor Hose

Yes

Yes

Yes

Air Hose Lenght

2 feet

2 feet

2 feet

Air Hose Compartment

Yes

Yes

Yes

Analog Pressure Gauge

Yes

Yes

Yes

Analog Battery Voltmeter Gauge Status

Yes

Yes

Yes

Power Inverter

400 Watts (800 Watts Peak)

200 Watts (500 Watts Peak)

400 Watts (800 Watts Peak)

Inverter Power Switch

Yes

Yes

Yes

AC Outlets

2-115 Volts

2-115 Volts

2-115 Volts

External Fuse

40 Amps

25 Amps

40 Amps

DC Accessories Outlet Voltage

12 Volts (Load up to 11 Amps)

12 Volts (Load up to 11 Amps)

12 Volts (Load up to 11 Amps)

Number of DC Outlets

1

1

2

Front Dust Cover Panel

No

No

Yes

USB Power Port

5V 500mA

5V 500mA

5V 500mA

Features

Power Dome EX 2454 Specifications

Power Dome NX 2845 Specifications

Power Dome 400 2354 Specifications

AM/FM Radio

Yes

Yes

No

Telescopic Antenna

Yes

Yes

No

Radio Controls

Dial Knobs

Digital

None

Clock

No

Yes

No

Warranty

Yes (1 Year)

Yes (1 Year)

Yes (1 Year)

Speakers

3

2

None

Audio Input Jack

3.5mm diameter (1/8 in.)

3.5mm diameter (1/8 in.)

None

Work Light Switch

Yes

Yes

Yes

Work Light

5-LED

9-LED

5-LED

Hazard Flasher Lens

Yes

Blinking Light Mode

Yes

AC Recharging Adapter

Input: 100-240V, 50/60Hz 0.2A

Output: 15V, 0.5A, 7.5W Max

Input: 120V AC, 50/60Hz 0.2A

Output: 15V, 0.5A, 7W Max

Input: 100-240V, 50/60Hz 0.2A

Output: 15V, 0.5A, 7.5W Max

DC Recharging Adapter

Input: 12V DC

Input: 12V DC

Input: 12V DC

Rechargeable Power Sources

AC/DC/Solar

AC/DC/Solar

AC/DC/Solar

AC Maximum Recharging Time

34 hours

46 hours

34 hours

DC Maximum Recharging Time (with engine running)

No more than 16 hours

No more than 16 hours

No more than 12 hours

Full DC Charge Time (engine running)

12 hours

12 hours

12 hours

Charging Indicator

Yes

Yes

Yes

Charging Jack

Yes

Yes

Yes

Battery Status Check Button

Yes

Yes

Yes

Tables Analysis

The tables are self-explanatory. The similarities (red vs red, blue vs blue) and the dissimilarities (blue vs red, blue vs red vs green) are color-coded for easy glancing.

As you notice, there is a great deal of similarities and dissimilarities among the threesome. Since tackling them (one by one) would be a time-consuming process (the tables speak for themselves), we’ll focus only on a few glaring disparities (haves vs have nots) and shortcomings, and make some recommendations/suggestions to that end.

Radio

While it is evident that Power Dome Ex 2454 and Power Dome NX 2485 enjoy the perks of built-in AM/FM radio, telescopic antenna, speakers, clock (NX 2485), audio input jack; Power Dome 400 2354 relishes none. To level the playing field, radio-wise, buy a Mini Digital Portable Music MP3 Player USB Disk Micro SD/TF Speaker FM Radio TA for the Power Dome 400 2354.

DC Outlets

The Power Dome 400 2354 has a comfortable 2-to-1 lead over the competition with respect to the number of DC Outlets. To bring Power Dome EX 2454 and Power Dome NX 2485 up to par, their respective single DC Outlets can be converted into multiple outlets, by inserting the DC Input Terminal of a Dual USB 3 Socket 12-24V Power Adapter or a 12V Power Socket Splitter into the DC Accessory Outlet. Read Must-Have Accessories For Your Jump Starter and  watch the video for illustration’s sake.

USB Power Port

Most cell phones/smart phones require a 5V 1A USB Power Port to charge properly, the trio sports only a 5V 500mA each (shortcomings). Luckily, the DC Accessory Outlet can be converted into a 5V 2A USB Power Port by inserting a Dual USB 3 Socket 12-24V Power Adapter (saving two birds with one stone: USB Port and Multiple 12V DC Sockets) or a 12V DC Cell Phone Charging Adapter into the DC Accessory Outlet.

Inverter

Two members of the trio have each a 400W power inverter (Power Dome EX 2454 and Power Dome 400 2354), the third member (Power Dome NX 2485) sports only a 200W power inverter. That’s nice and dandy. But for all intents and purposes, if the devices (light bulbs, MP3 players, tablets, laptops, radio or TV sets, etc.) you are powering do not consume 200W to 400W of electricity, it is a waste of battery energy to turn on the respective inverters; instead, to save energy, buy a mini inverter (100W120W, pure or modified sine wave) and stick it into the trio’s respective 12V DC Accessory Outlets.

How To Convert A 12V DC Jump Starter Into A 120V AC Power Source

Rechargeable Power Sources

The units can be recharged with the individually supplied AC (home) Charging Adapter, DC (car) Charging Adapter, or an optional (recommended) Solar Panel Charger (not included).

Replacement Parts

The following parts are replaceable (Power Dome EX 2454 and Power Dome 400 2354):

  • AC Charging Adapter,

  • DC Charging Adapter,

  • Red and/or Black Clamps,

  • Battery, and

  • External Fuse (40 Amps).

The following parts are replaceable (Power Dome NX 2485):

  • AC Charging Adapter,

  • DC Charging Adapter,

  • Battery, and

  • External Fuse (25 Amps).

Should any of those parts fail, you don’t have to discard the whole unit, just buy and replace (or have them replaced, if you are not technically inclined) the affected part(s).

Which One To Buy?

With a panoply of built-in features, specifications, and functionality, choosing the right Compact Emergency Power Supply Unit among the trio has gotten more enigmatic. To solve the puzzle, scrutinize the comparison tables, pick the characteristics that matter most to you, and proceed from there. Based on those criteria, the complexity of your choice has just been reduced to its elementary expression: simplicity.

Power Dome EX 2454

If the Power Dome EX 2454‘s ravishing design – AM/FM Radio, Speakers, Audio Input Jack, rosy (red) cheek, etc. – strikes your aesthetic fancy, then, it is the obvious choice: Buy it now!

Power Dome NX 2485

If the Power Dome NX 2485‘s seductive look is compulsively irresistible to your shopping impulses – AM/FM Radio, Telescopic Antenna, Digital Clock, Bright 9-LED Working Light, red as a rose, etc., – don’t fight the temptation: Buy it now!

Power Dome 400 2354

If the beauty of the Power Dome 400 2354s exquisite design – unique transparent dust cover panel , extra 12VDC Socket Outlet, and sunny (yellow) disposition – appeals to your artistic senses, then, by all means: Choose (buy) it now!

Bottom Line

Regardless of your choice of Power Dome unit (EX 2454 vs NX 2485 vs 400 2354), rest assured that you cannot go wrong. You’ll get to enjoy years of free Emergency Power Supply at your finger tips. Enjoy!

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