ordered this online and picked up in the store today.
apparently someone abused this unit and returned to homedepot.
i paid full price for this so it's supposed to be a brand new item not a returned/refurbished one.
very disappointed with homedepot this time.
I purchased 3 of these for outdoor projects. One worked...
October 23, 2020
I purchased 3 of these for outdoor projects. One worked well and the other 2 were uneven. I read a lot about them before purchasing and took care to charge them completely (well beyond recommended, as some reviews suggested). The result was that one worked well and the other 2 were spotty and did not have power for long (despite plugging identical equipment to power). Given my experience, I can understand why some reviews say it works perfectly and some say the capacity is weak. They are inexpensive and very convenient, particularly when compared to even the most compact/economical generator, but buyer beware if you need power for more than 30-60 minutes for anything other than the most basic appliance.
We had a 9 hour scheduled power outage. Inam on a CPAP machine at night for apnea. We bought this as a battery backup for the CPAP. We charges this for 10 hours before using it. It lasted the entire night from 2300 to 0900 hours. I highlynrrcommend this. I have not used the other functions, but I suspect they will be fine.
If you look online you will see the exact unit branded to different companies in different colors. In other words, this is getting cheaply pumped out of a factory and rebranded by companies like Dewalt and Black + Decker. Mine stopped taking a charge after only 3 or 4 uses.
Overall, product seems OK. Would give it 3.5 stars.
Three complaints. 1) Air pressure hose is too short (20 1/2 inches). OK if unit is on ground next to tire. 2) The end of air pressure hose has threaded end to accept accessory fittings for blowing up balls, etc. instead of a lever like most air hoses. This makes it very hard to inflate a tire. 3) The accessory needles were missing. Have contacted the Black and Decker customer service about this and will update this review when I hear back from them.