Gizzu, a trusted name in South Africa when it comes to all things battery-powered, is improving on an already great product range with something… heroic. The new Gizzu Hero lineup of portable power stations are essential devices made for the South African home. It’s not just about load shedding anymore. Power you can take with you is the key to comfort, whether it’s a portable fan on a picnic blanket or a small refrigerator on a camping trip.
South Africa’s ongoing energy crisis has resulted in a glut of battery backup solutions. When there are loads of options, it’s best to fall back on quality as well as use case. Gizzu takes care of both of those, giving customers the device they need at a price they’ll appreciate.
The Gizzu Hero lineup of battery tech offers users a range of improvements over an already excellent first generation. Key among these is enhanced Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery technology, which offers extended longevity over standard lithium-ion cells but there are other quality-of-life improvements to look forward to. This includes (but isn’t limited to) improved battery capacities at affordable prices. The new Gizzu Hero Core offers customers a solid 512Wh backup at a relatively svelte (financially, at least) R9,999. The largest portable power station clocks in at a monster 3840Wh. That’s the Gizzu Hero Ultra (R49,999), in case you were wondering. Which you were.
The other two models in the range, the Gizzu Challenger Pro (1120Wh – R14,999) and Hero Pro (2048Wh – R26,999) have also been at the sauce a little. That means more bulk for your power-hungry kit, whether it’s making some rustic time away that much more comfy or compensating for South Africa’s electricity foibles. There’s a capacity to suit every need. And every pocket.
Gizzu’s Hero range, and all of the brand’s products, have been developed and tested with the needs of South African users in mind. We can be demanding of our tech, which is why Gizzu’s units are made with load shedding in mind and then internationally (and locally) tested to ensure they’re able to stand up to the rigours of almost non-stop load shedding. The result is a better battery that keeps going when other brands have already clocked out for the day.
And since these units are all plug-and-play, setup is about as complicated as using a toaster — but without all that increased heat in your kitchen. There’s no need for an electrician or fancy installations. If capacity is running low, or someone else wants in on the action, it’s simple and affordable to drop another battery into the setup and continue as though everything is normal. That’s because, for you, it is.
No matter what your home needs powered, the Gizzu Hero lineup is up to the task. The Hero Core 512Wh (GPS500U) will rock any tech up to 800W – think TVs and game consoles and DStv decoders. If all you need is to not be bored, this’ll let you do it. The 1000W Gizzu Challenger Pro offers just a little extra overhead space, with the 2048WH Hero Pro (GPS2000U) representing the next step up the chain. Kitchen appliances like fridges and air fryers (up to a total of 2400W) are taken care of while the 3600W Hero Ultra (GPS3800U) is designed for construction sites. In other words, that’s the one you really want sitting in your home since it’ll run… pretty much everything.
That’s why it’s a great idea to get a Gizzu, either from retail partner Takealot or from Gizzu direct. Not only are there options from price points ranging from R2,499 to R49,999 but each new member of the Gizzu family also comes with a free Gizzu voltage protector that’ll help protect your electronics from SA’s wonderfully stable grid. The best has been saved for last, too. Gizzu’s new Heroes also all come standard with UPS functionality, meaning your connected appliances and tech will automatically switch over when Eskom falls over. Which it will. Every day. For at least a few more years.