REVIEW – In my daily life, power is everything. I’m constantly in need of power, whether it’s my cell phone, laptop, or camera. Can the SNUGMAX Vickers 200 Portable Power Station keep up with my needs? Let’s find out!
What is it?
The SNUGMAX Vickers 200 is a portable power station with a 222Wh backup lithium battery that is able to provide multiple power outputs and multiple charging methods.
What’s in the box?
- SNUGMAX Vickers 200 portable power station
- Wall charger (15V/2.4A)
- 12v car charger
- 12v Car Cigarette Lighter output cord
- Accessory Bag for cords
- User Manual
- 222Wh lithium battery (3.7V/60,000mAh)
- 2 AC outlets
- 2 DC ports
- 1 USB Type C port
- 3 USB Type A ports
- Built-In flashlight
- 4.6 lbs
Design and features
The SNUGMAX Vickers 200 is extremely portable at just 8.25″ wide, 4.25 deep, and 7″ tall (209mm x 108mm x 178mm). It features a sturdy carry handle on the top and two large rubber feet on the bottom. Two AC ports on the end provide up to 200 watts of 110v/60Hz pure sine wave power that ensures maximum compatibility with modern electronics.
The backside has a 3″x1 1/8″ LED flashlight. The light has three modes: Steady, flashing, and SOS. I can attest to the flashlight feature’s usefulness, having suffered a power outage at 1 AM last night. According to the built-in digital display, the flashlight only draws 1watt, which means it could probably run for about nine days. The flashlight is quite bright, and I found it to be a very nice feature.
The front of the unit includes an easy to read LCD that displays the battery level, watts being used, and hours of runtime left. In addition to the 3 USB-A ports and 1 USB-C port the front of the unit also includes two DC output ports capable of 12v/10A output. Also on the front is an On/Off power button and an AC power button. The unit also includes an internal cooling fan that will turn on when the internal temperature reaches 45C/113F.
The SNUGMAX Vickers 200 will charge in 7 to 8 hours with the included wall adapter. Charging time from a solar panel will vary depending on the output of the solar panel.
The included manual is straightforward to read and provides information about all aspects of using it, unlike some manuals that often use pictograms with very few words.
The charging capability of the device will obviously depend on what you’re charging. The manual does include a sample reference for typical devices:
When using the AC power output with my 14″ laptop, the display told me I was only using 15 watts and could run for 12 hours! The watt display is quite handy just to know what a device is drawing as far as power goes. The hours left display is also very useful to know how long you have left.
I ran a variety of devices such as Bluetooth speakers and camera battery chargers from the USB ports, my laptop and CPAP from the AC port, and charged several phones with the USB-C port. I could not run my CPAP from the 12V port because my cord is really odd, but if you can find the right plug, you should be able to run your CPAP the entire night. The display said my CPAP would run for over 10 hours on the AC port.
What I like
- Multiple Charging Options
- Included printed manual
- Watt and Hours display
What I’d change
- Nothing I can think of
This is quite a handy little device. It’s nice to know I can charge my devices anywhere, and have an entire day or more of charge for my laptop. With mild use, probably a few days on the laptop. It is small enough to carry around and very easy to use. I was very pleased with the SNUGMAX Vickers 200!
Where to buy: Amazon
Source: The sample of this product was provided by SnugMax.