Translator: Carlos Sun
As a popular brand specializing in power supply for year, Yoobao has launched a variety of power banks with different power and capacity, which have received good feedback in the market. In addition to power banks, Yoobao also dabbles in the field of outdoor power stations and has launched a variety of practical outdoor power stations. Its EN series outdoor power stations have shaped a special product line.
Recently, Yoobao has just added a new member into the EN series outdoor power station product line: Yoobao EN300WLPD outdoor power station, which adopts a lithium iron phosphate battery pack made of the same material as the cobalt-free battery cell of Tesla Model3. And the weight is well controlled, let's take a look at the real thing.
▲ Yoobao EN300WLPD outdoor power station is packaged in a carton box with a handle for easy carrying.
▲ This power station mainly features portability and multi-function, supporting 300W AC output, which is also a highlight of this product.
▲ Some precautions are indicated on the side:
1. Do not exceed the rated power!
2. Make sure the remaining capacity exceeds 50% before idle for more thatn a mouth!
3. Do not use or store the appliance near sources of heat such as a fire or heater!
▲ On the other side, it describes the electrical equipments it can power, including electronics, electric fans, printers, and so on.
▲ Open the box directly, the product is wrapped in thick foam, which can effectively be a buffer during transportation.
▲ The contents of the box are also very simple, only the product itself and the instruction manual.
▲ The latest outdoor power station launched by Yoobao has a built-in lithium iron phosphate battery pack made of the same material as Tesla Model 3 cobalt-free batteries, which can further extend the service life of batteries and products. The overall appearance of the product is gray, and the shape design is relatively square.
▲ The top comes with a non-foldable handle, and a storage compartment is reserved on the side.
▲ There is a non-slip mat under the handle, which can increase friction and prevent slipping.
▲ As a standard outdoor power station, a heat dissipation area also appears at the back of Yoobao EN300LPD, with the desne grille to prevent the foreign objects.
▲ There are non-slip silicone pads on the four corners of the bottom, which can avoid sliding while it's placed on the ground.
▲ There are parameter information on the side shell:
Battery capacity: 80000mAh 3.2V Lithium iron phosphate
battery energy: 256Wh (TYP)
AC input: 220V 50Hz 0.5A Max
inverter output: 220V 50Hz 300W sine wave
DC input: 12V-24V/1A-5A (60W Max)
USB-C input: 5V3A, 9V3A, 12V3A, 15V3A, 20V3.25A
USB-C output: 5V3A, 9V3A, 12V3A, 15V3A, 20V3.25A
USB-A1 output: 5V3A, 9V2A, 12V1.5A
USB-A2 output: 5V3A, 9V2A, 12V1.5A
USB-A total output: 5V4A
DC output: 12V 6A
Lighting power: 3W
▲ Yoobao EN300WLPD has rich power outlets, including standard AC, DC and USB ports.
▲ The upper left corner of the console is a DC interface that supports 12V input with a maximum power of 60W.
▲ There is a strong LED lighting in the middle, providing sufficient light whether at home or outdoors. It supports medium mode, bright mode and SOS mode, so you don’t need to carry additional lighting equipment when you go outing.
▲ The middle row is DC and USB area, DC1 and DC2 support 12V 6A output power. The USB area is divided into two USB-A and one USB-C. USB-A supports 18W fast charging output, and USB-C supports 65W bidirectional PD fast charging, which is really nice. In addition, there are four power indicators on the right side and individual control buttons for regional power-on.
▲ The AC output outlet is compatible with multi-country plugs, which supports 300W power output with 220V 50Hz sine wave, and the safety shutter design ensures the electrical safety.
3. Appearance Parameter
▲ The height of the power supply is about 13cm.
▲ The width is about 10cm.
▲ The length is about 28cm.
▲ The overall weight is around 3.1Kg.
▲ An adult man can easily lift it, very convenient to carry it by car or on foot.
▲ When it's compared to a bowl of instant noodle, the size of the EN300W is roughly equivalent to the size of two bowls.
4. Protocol Detection
▲ As the Power-Z KT002 tester reads the protocols of the USB-C interface, it supports Apple2.4A, QC2.0, QC3.0, PD3.0 and other fast charging protocols.
▲ Reading the PDO message of the USB-C interface, it support five fixed voltage gears of 5V3A, 9V3A, 12V3A, 15V3A, 20V3.25A and two sets of PPS gears of 3.3-6V 5A and 3.3-11V 3A.
▲ In terms of the USB-A1 interface, it supports fast charging protocols such as Apple2.4A, QC2.0, QC3.0, AFC, FCP, SCP and PE.
▲ When it comes to USB-A2 interface, the result shows it is the same as the USB-A1.
5. Multiple Self-charging Methods
▲ Yoobao EN300WLPD outdoor power station comes with an AC power cord(it's not included in the international version), which is convenient for charging itself anytime and anywhere. The measured power of charging the power station with the cord is 66.53W, white the rated input power is 60W as per the parameter.
▲ In addition, it also supports USB-C input that can reach 65W input power with a PD charger.
▲ By the way, you can also charge it in car with a car charger on the way to your destination.
In addition to its own AC input, USB-C PD input, and car charger input, if you're in the condition without a power supply, Yoobao EN300WLPD outdoor power station also supports solar panel charging, restoring power to itself in the event of a power failure.
▲ When using the Apple 96W PD charger to charge the Yoobao EN300WLPD, overall, the charging is very stable, keeping the input state of 20V3.25A for 4 hours and 07 minutes. Then the voltage remains steady, the current reduces from the 3.25A gear to the 1.5A input gear, and the power is about 28W. The whole process takes about 6 hours and 50 minutes, and the highest power is 20.45V 3.01A 61.61W.
▲ The whole process of PD input is drawn as a curve. The overall process can be divided into two stages. At the first stage, it charges 19% in 1 hour and 37% in 2 hours. The latter curve is slower corresponding to 4 hours and 07 minutes. It takes about 6 hours and 50 minutes to be fully charge.
6. Charging Devices with the USB Port
▲ The arrival of the USB interface makes the interface of the outdoor power stations no longer monotonous. The mobile devices can be charged directly through the USB interface, which saves the medium of the chargers. The fast charging protocols provides fast charging and shorten charging period for mobile phones, further improving the user experience.
▲ When using the USB-A interface to charge the iPhone 12 Pro, the power can reach 10.26W, and the USB-A can provide Apple2.4A charging for the iPhone.
▲ When charging Android phones such as Xiaomi, the power can also reach 8.52V 1.85A 15.82W, and USB-A can provide QC fast charging.
▲ When facing Huawei mobile phones, the charging power can reach 4.70V 4.16A 19.58W, and USB-A also supports Huawei's SCP fast charging protocol for low-voltage direct charging.
▲ When it comes to some mobile phones that only support a single protocol, such as Meizu 16th Plus, USB-A can also provide nearly 20W PE fast charging.
▲ In addition, USB-C can also provide high-power charging for the device. It is measured that the power can reach 9.22V 3.17A 29.30W when charging the Samsung S20 Ultra at the PPS fast charging state.
▲ When using USB-C to charge an iPhone, the power is much higher than that of USB-A, which can reach 21.85W.
▲ When charging the Xiaomi mobile phone, the power is 8.63V 2.39A 20.67W at the PPS fast charging state.
▲ When it charges iPad mini 5, the power is 14.99V 1.48A 22.25W, which can provide PD fast charging for iPad.
▲ USB-C supports 65W two-way PD fast charging, USB-A supports 18W fast charging output, USB-C can supply power for high-power devices such as notebooks, and USB-A can provide charging for two devices.
▲ Yoobao EN300WLPD can charge three devices at the same time with a tidy and compact interface.
7. 220V AC output for the more use of household appliances
▲ The USB outputs are very suitable for charging electronic devices, but it is impossible to start with some devices that only support AC charging. Yoobao EN300WLPD outdoor power supply is equipped with an AC outlet, delivering a 220V pure sine wave with an output power of 300W right for those AC-powered equipment.
▲ The rich outputs can charge multiple devices at the same time, ranging from mobile phones to small household appliances.
▲ Although it is called an outdoor power station, it has never been confined to outdoor scenarios, it is also a good choice for power storage at home. Compared with generators, Yoobao EN300WLPD power station has many advantages, such as quietness, no chemical pollution and noise pollution, easy storage, convenient charging and so on.
▲ If there is a sudden power outage at home, you can use this power station as a backup to keep your home devices powered on. Especially when you are at home at night, it is inconvenient to do anything when the power is suddenly cut off, and you will be at a loss what to do. But if you have Yoobao EN300WLPD, you don’t have to worry about it. It can seamlessly power devices such as electric lights or internet modems, so that the home can be powered and connected to the Internet.
8. Efficiency Test
▲ Since Yoobao EN300WLPD outdoor power station supports USB-C two-way high-power fast charging, we also collected its output efficiency through USB-C. First, we tested the output efficiency of the power station at the 9V2A gear to test the full voltage. Both the current and power platforms maintained a stable output state, and the whole process took about 15 hours and 28 minutes. The released energy is about 281.3097Wh, so the efficiency of the power supply is about 281.3097/256=109.88% when outputting at 9V2A gear.
▲ Finally, the output efficiency of the power supply was tested at the gear of 20V3.25A. It was the same as 9V2A. The entire output in the test was very stable without any fluctuations. The whole process took about 4 hours and 18 minutes. The released energy is about 277.8594Wh, so the efficiency of the power supply is about 277.8594/256=108.53% when outputting at 20V3.25A.
Here the output efficiency of more than 100% does not mean that the batteries inside can achieve more than 100% output. It is because when calculating the efficiency, the data is based on the nominal 256Wh in the parameters. The actual battery energy in the power station is higher than the nominal 256Wh, so the result could be more than 100% in the calculation.
9. Temperature Rise Test
In addition, we also measured the temperature control performance of Yoobao EN300WLPD. The temperature was collected the after a continuous output of about 300W for half an hour. The test environment is based on an incubator at a temperature of about 25°C.
▲ The highest body temperature collected before the test started was 29.8°C.
▲ Half an hour later, the highest temperature of the shell was measured at 42.7°C, with a temperature rise of 12.9°C.
▲ On the other side, the measured maximum temperature is 38.9°C, with a temperature rise of 9.1°C. From the thermal image, it can be seen that the internal heating area is mainly concentrated on the side of the fan, which is also considered for faster heat dissipation.
The look and feel of Yoobao EN300WLPD outdoor power station is quite satisfactory. It has a built-in 256Wh battery energy, and uses a high-density lithium iron phosphate battery pack of the same type as Tesla's cobalt-free batteries. Long life, durable, and higher safety, it can prolong the service life of the product, and it does not contain heavy metals and rare metals, which is relatively more environmentally friendly. And the weight of the power supply itself is only 3.1Kg, very light for driving and camping.
The power station itself supports AC power line input, USB-C input, which supports an input power of 65W; conventional DC input, which supports an input power of 60W. It generally takes about 6 hours and 35 minutes to self-charge through the built-in AC power cord, and about 6 hours and 50 minutes to self-charge through USB-C, and the overall difference is not big.
In terms of output, the built-in 220V AC pure sine wave output interface supports an output power of 300W, the USB-C port can supports an output power of 65W, and USB-A supports an output power of 18W. The USB interface can charge the devices ranging from mobile phones to laptops without the problem of charger occupancy. The AC output interface can charge laptop, drones, coffee machines and other equipment at the rated power below 300W. The built-in lighting is also very practical for outdoor nights.
The USB interface supports fast charging protocols such as PD, Apple2.4A, QC2.0, QC3.0, AFC, FCP, SCP and PE, with five fixed voltage gears of 5V3A, 9V3A, 12V3A, 15V3A, 20V3.25A and two sets of PPS gears of 3.3-6V 5A and 3.3-11V 3A. Not only can it directly charge most of the devices, but it is also in a fast charging mode, and it will be more convenient to charge electronic devices. Lightweight, portable, and functional, it is a good choice for outdoor camping or emergency storage at home.