Coming next in line, this is the Ultimate TopNotch Review of the Suaoki Portable Power Station 150wh 2020.
In this comprehensive review we’ll cover:
- Power delivery
- Build quality
- Main features
- Lots more…
So if you want a portable and dependable solar power station, you’ll love this guide.
Let’s get to work and take a closer look.
- One of the lightest solar generators
- Interface is user-friendly
- Offers good value
- USB port with quick charge
- Connectors and cables included
- An integrated flashlight
- Not for larger appliances
- The overall price including a solar panel is slightly higher
Suaoki Portable Power Station 150wh
Most of us don’t need an expensive power station that delivers a large peak power output.
Something to power up our small gadgets like smartphones and tablets is good enough.
End-users are going to love the Suaoki S270.
The fact is, there’s a lot to like about this TopNotch device.
For starters, it’s one of the simplest devices we’ve tested.
It’s extremely well built and will withstand some rough handling (we know!).
You get 4 USB outlets, 4 DC ports, and 2 AC outlets. That’s more than enough to charge all your electronics.
And the best part is – it only weighs 2.9 pounds.
The superb portability makes the Suaoki solar battery perfect for use anywhere. Add to that, some all-round safety features for smooth and reliable performance. In the end, we loved the convenience of this super lightweight unit.
On the other hand, we weren’t thrilled about the power output. It’s way too low to run anything more than the smallest appliances.
I’ll tell you what though…
The Suaoki solar power station will definitely appeal to a whole range of campers and hikers who need less power.
So let’s find out what it has to offer.
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Analysis Comparisons and Test Results
One thing that sets solar power stations apart is they’re excellent on-the-go power sources. You can use them practically anywhere under the sun.
And we love the fact they’re silent.
Actually, after having tested traditional generators, our review trip with solar generators was a whole lot more peaceful.
Now, Suaoki isn’t among the top brands out there but it’s a rising star in the world of solar-power.
In fact, the name is on quite a few best selling products in this segment.
After testing out our compact power station in line with the TopNotch standards we feel its well deserving of the popularity.
Time to check out what else it offers.
Value for Money
One thing’s for sure.
If you’re looking for advanced features, the Suaoki portable power station won’t disappoint.
At its core lies a 40500mAh battery that delivers a TopNotch performance.
Value for Money Rating
Like other power stations we tested, it can be charged in three different ways.
In addition, the effective battery management system provides all-round protection to the battery.
The heavy-duty plastic construction with carrying handles makes it highly portable.
Next, at 2.9 pounds, you hardly feel the weight. A great choice for those who have problems handling a heavy battery.
It also has two LED flashlights for emergency use. We think that it’s a practical addition.
Here’s another nice touch…
There are a series of LED indicators that show the battery levels.
During our testing trip, the overall performance of the device was pretty solid.
Apart from camping, you can use it for music festivals, tailgating, and road trips.
However, the Suaoki is limited by its power output.
Not to forget, you’ll need to invest in solar panels before heading off-grid.
To get the very best value for money though, try the Jackery 240, our Best Value choice.
The Suaoki power station delivers 100w of steady output and 150W of peak power.
That doesn’t sound much on paper, does it?
In reality, it’s good enough for laptops, smartphones, tablets, small fans, and LED lights.
Output Power Rating
Time taken for charging the battery through solar panels will depend on the amount of sunlight. We charged it through a wall charger and it took around 8 hours to achieve a full charge.
What’s more, it has an MPPT solar charge controller for smooth charging.
Keep in mind you can also charge it by plugging it into a 12V car charger.
Now, as per the specs, you can charge a 50W lantern for 1.5 hours and a 12V LED light for 3.5 hours.
We used a laptop that consumes 60W and the battery lasted for 3 hours. Next, we connected 15W LED lights to the battery and it powered them through the night.
The battery management system also means a safe flow of output power.
Point to be noted – it doesn’t come with inverter technology.
The simple truth is…
As a compact power source, the battery is great for camping and other outdoor activities.
But if you want to run any device that needs more than 100W, this isn’t a good choice for you. In fact, it’ll automatically shut off to prevent any overloading.
For heavy users, we suggest the Goal Zero Yeti 1400, our Top Pick.
Durability & Workmanship
The overall workmanship of the Suaoki solar power station is satisfactory.
You’ll find a lot of features packed inside that makes it great for camping.
But is it durable enough to handle the outdoors?
Durability & Workmanship Rating
The good thing is…
…while keeping it super light, Suaoki hasn’t compromised the durability at all.
The outer body has a rugged design and the rubber feet keep it steady on any surface.
Here’s what we loved most about the device.
An array of 10 different output ports. Now, four USB ports would be enough to charge all your smaller appliances.
And the best part is – one of the USB ports gives a quick charge facility.
In addition, there are two 110V AC outlets and four 12V/10A DC outlets.
Also, the battery gives a smooth power delivery to the connected electronics.
Will the battery perform in the long run?
Well, if you believe the specs, it’s supposed to last for more than 500 cycles.
We love it when brands show attention to detail.
And that’s what the design team has done with the Suaoki power station.
At the end of the day, the device couldn’t quite beat the TopNotch Toppers in this metric.
Dependability & Reliability
Talking about reliability, it comes with a 360 day free return policy.
Sounds good? There’s more.
Let’s talk about the battery management system which protects it from high temperatures and voltage surges. This is also a great safety net for all your sensitive electronics while you’re using the USB charger.
Dependability & Reliability Rating
However, Suaoki doesn’t mention that the device offers a pure sine wave in the output.
We always love products that come packed with accessories.
The Suaoki power station comes with a DC car charger adapter cable, one MC4 cable, one DC female cigarette lighter adapter, and an AC adaptor. The TopNotch team gave it a big thumbs up.
Keep in mind, you’ll need to buy the solar panels separately. Suaoki recommends 60W or 100W capacity solar panels.
We connected the device to five different appliances through the USB ports and the AC port at the same time. The power station didn’t skip a beat.
Also, it meets the necessary safety standards and is UL certified.
To sum up, in spite of its small size, the Suaoki power station came out as a dependable choice.
As camping enthusiasts, we always prefer using noise-free power sources.
Another big advantage of solar batteries is that they’re super quiet.
For what it’s worth, the Suaoki power station worked pretty silently. Even at peak power outputs, we couldn’t hear much noise from it.
However, when connected with multiple devices there was some noise.
The reason for this was that under heavier loads, the cooling fan was working hard to keep it cool.
On the whole, the battery will be silent most of the time.
Heading for a camping spot with noise restrictions This Suaki will fit the bill.
The Goal Zero Yeti 1400, our Top Pick, also offers a great combination of high power output and a super-silent performance.
Our Final Verdict:
Suaoki Portable Power Station 150wh
Conclusion: Suaoki Portable Power Station 150wh
It’s time for a recap.
For its size, the Suaoki power station packs quite a few TopNotch features.
On top of that it’s a reliable performer – within limits.
And that does mean it’s a great choice as a portable source of power for when you’re camping.
One thing’s for sure.
It’s perfect for people who need to take multiple gadgets on their camping trips.
Ten connecting ports including four USB ports!
We simply loved that.
Now, ease of use is another thing that you’ll dig.
Quite simply, it’s a plug and play device you can charge in multiple ways.
The lightweight convenience is perfect for ultralight travelers.
All in all, it’s an affordable choice as long as you’re sure about your power requirements.
But think about this for a moment.
You do need to add the cost of solar panels to your budget. Considering the low power output, that doesn’t make it a super great value for money option.
On the other hand, the Suaoki power station can be a perfect backup when you already have solar panels.
Looking for the best all-round performance and a higher dose of power?
We suggest you pick from the TopNotchTop Picks.
We’ve tried, tested and reviewed so now, it’s over to you to make your choice.