Opes 600W portable power plant review
REVIEW – Was I called a prepper? Guilty. I’m trying to be super prepared for an earthquake, which is by far the most likely natural disaster to hit southern California. When the Oupes power station was submitted for review, my kit was missing some equipment and I had the chance to have the chance to check it.
What is that?
The Oupes portable power station is a large battery (about the dimensions of a car battery) that offers many options for charging and powering devices.
What’s in the box?
- The portable power station in Oupes
- Charging cords (one A / C charging cord and one cigarette lighter charging cord)
- A warranty card and instructions
Nominal AC voltage: 100-120Vac or 220-240Vac
- Rated power: 600W
- Peak power: 900 W
- Frequency: 50/60 Hz
DC 12V OUTPUT Cigarette lighter Nominal voltage: 12V / Nominal current: 10A
USB OUTPUT 18W Max 2xQC3.0: 5V / 3A, 9V / 2A, 12V / 1.5A
TYPE-C PD60W OUTPUT 5V / 3A, 9V / 2A, 12V / 1.5A, 15V / 3A, 20V / 3A
Input voltage: 12-30
USB-C input power: 60W max
7909 Input power: 100W max
Nominal Capacity: 595wh / 18600mAh
7W LED lighting
Net weight: 6.8 kg
Design and functionality
The Oupes portable power station had the gadget lying dormant in me, feeling ready for any emergency, probably because there are so many exits. Basically you name the gadget and you can plug it into this thing. It has two 110V / 600W A / C outlets which at first glance only accept two pins, but if you look at the hole between the plugs, this is where the grounding pin is. . It has a 12V / 10A cigarette lighter socket with two 12 / V10A 5521 outputs (which I don’t even know what I would plug in there) and two USB-A 3.0 ports a dual in / out USB C port. On the back of the battery, there is an indicator light that can be used at full power, low power and it will flash SOS if you need it.
If you are planning to use the Oupes portable power station for camping hopefully this is the kind of camping where you don’t have to walk for days because it is not a small piece of equipment. It’s roughly the size of a car battery and it weighs around 15 pounds. The first test that campers might enjoy was cooking stuff in my Instant Pot. I prepared all my ingredients and plugged them into the power station and… got a failure warning. This was my first disappointment because even though I have an outdoor propane grill, the Instant Pot is so versatile I was hoping to have this capability in an emergency. I had a similar experience when I plugged in my toaster oven and electric kettle. However, my blender has worked great, so the next time there is a power outage in my neighborhood, frozen margaritas will still be possible (as long as the ice will hold), and that gives me great peace of mind. .
One of the features of the Oupes portable power station that I really like is the fact that I don’t have to do any math to figure out how long my devices will last with this battery: the easy-to-read screen clearly shows the output watts, the percentage of battery remaining and how long that translates into. You can also plug in several elements at the same time (up to 8!)
The power station can be charged with D / C car charger, A / C power supply, solar panels, or if you use wall adapter with USB-C, it can charge from 0-80% in 3.5 hours.. You can also charge it using multiple sources at the same time which is a nice feature. I plugged in my Sunslice solar panels and they charged, albeit slowly, but if you were camping I think you would mitigate the power loss quite well even with small panels like I used.
Next, I moved on to the other important things that I might need to use in the event of a power failure: a curling iron and a hair dryer (Dyson Airwrap). Both have worked really well, so hopefully I will be spectacular in our next natural disaster. It powered my computer and charged my phone very quickly. I tried my husband’s CPAP (well, I didn’t try it as much as I turned it on) and it looked like he would be able to sleep Darth Vader-style for several nights with a charge. One thing to note if you are using it with a CPAP: this battery makes a bit of noise as it has a fan that turns on and off. It’s kind of a harmless white noise purr, but it’s louder than my husband’s CPAP. If you are a light sleeper this may take some getting used to. I also encourage you to remember to turn off the power button on the power plant when you are not using it, as the fan will drain the battery even when things are not plugged in.
Whenever you talk about batteries, you also have to talk about safety. It is not good to have a battery for emergencies that CAUSE an emergency! This battery is rated at 1.2 meters (almost 4 feet). This is a LiFePO4 – lithium iron phosphate battery – which means it will not usually ignite or explode and can be used safely in a wide range of temperatures (14- 149 ℉). LiFePO4 batteries also have a longer lifespan than other lithium iron batteries. This battery should last a very long time, as they advertise that it is capable of over 3600 charge cycles. It comes with a 24 month warranty.
What I like
- Versatility to charge so many things simultaneously
- Versatility to be loaded with so many things simultaneously
- Safety and durability
- Useful information on the information panel
What i would change
- I want it to power all of my cooking utensils.
Overall, I was impressed with the portable power station in Oupes. It has a lot of cool features that make it both convenient and safe. However, I am deeply disappointed that it does not power some of my important kitchen appliances. I may have to keep looking for a powerhouse that works with my Instant Pot, because what are margaritas without chicken salsa?
Price: $ 399.98
Or buy: Amazon or Oupes
Source: The sample for this review was provided by Oupes