VTOMAN 1000w LIFEPO4 Power Station Review
So ive got three of these big guys to review. I i saved these for last, because they kind of fill a different niche than than your typical three to five hundred watt hour power stations. These things can actually run a full size, fridge or high draw electrical appliances and, to me, are typically kind of more along the lines of your true emergency preparedness type battery stations, not a camping power station like i typically use, so i kind of put these into Their own little segment because they again theyre kind of of a different animal than what im typically reviewing so with that said, v tomen sent me this 1000 watt, 1408 watt hour, lithium iron phosphate battery power station to review, and so far its done great, i will Say the things 40 pounds its huge its, not something that youre going to take backpacking with you, but to keep this thing charged up and you know, keep in your closet for power, outages or you know, even in your rv. These things are great, but but keep in mind they are much bigger, as you can see and much heavier to to lug around. So let me just go over some really quick specs with this and then well move in closer and run some high draw appliances to see if this thing can keep up. Okay, so so again, 1. 000 watt, 2, 000 watt peak wattage for this thing. So this thing is stating that it can handle up to 2000 watts for a very short amount of time, youre not going to run anything off of 2000 watts, but it will, if you have like a a window, air conditioner unit, that draws a really high wattage On startup, it should be able to handle that up to 2000 watts for a short period of time.
Before that window ac unit wattage drops to its regular operating wattage theres two kind of quirks about this thing. It actually can jump your car, so it comes with 12 volt jumper cables that you can use, and this thing is also linkable to another vetoman power station to double your wattage. I have a couple of regular gas generators that you can link together. I havent seen that yet in this market, so thats really different. I havent seen that yet on any of these guys, but you can do that on this one. This thing does support pass through charging, so you can run appliances and charge at the same time, which is beneficial, so you can hook up a solar panel say out camping charge that, while youre using different appliances, if youre charging your phone, if youre plugging in a Speaker if youre running a mini fridge, you can run that while you were charging via a solar panel or shore power hookup that works with this unit, this thing does have a bms which is a battery management system and that effectively helps to control your temperature. So if this thing gets above 131 degrees, internal temperature itll cut on a fan if it gets to around 194 degrees internal, the unit will actually shut itself down to protect the battery. Its got overload protection. So if you plug in an appliance that is pulling more wattage than this thing can handle its going to shut itself off thats, nothing new most of these have that and it has low voltage protection also, so those are all kind of combined in the bms or Battery management system profile of this particular unit up speaking of charging ac charging from your wall outlet, the manufacturer states about eight to nine hours for full charge and again this is a thousand watts, so its going to take a little bit longer than your typical, smaller Battery units, but for ac charging about eight to nine hours at 180 watts via the power brick that they supply you or you can use up to 120 watts via solar panels and thats going to take you.
You know a little bit longer, probably closer to 12 hours to fully charge on a bright full sunny day, perfect conditions youre, never going to get 120 watts. So youre, probably looking at between 10 to 15 hours to fully charge this thing via a solar panel and again with this being lithium iron phosphate youre. You guys are gon na get between two and three thousand cycles before youre going to be diminished down to eighty percent and ive said this again. That doesnt mean that once this thing gets to 2000 or 3000 cycles, its going to be a paperweight, a very heavy paperweight, but it just means once you get to that many discharges and recharges. Your battery is only going to be able to hold 80 percent of its power so after 3 000 cycles. When you go to charge it up, youre only going to get eighty percent out of this now three thousand cycles is going to take. You got probably take you a very long time to get to so i have a feeling this thing or youll, youll move on to a different unit after three thousand cycles, but thats the benefit of lithium iron phosphate its heavier, but it lasts a lot longer and Its much much safer than your typical lithium batteries that some of these battery units do have, and the other reason why i wanted to go ahead and get this video out right now is because i checked this morning and its 12.
99 on amazon. But there is a 450 dollar coupon that you can click on right now, im not tied to that or or anything okay, guys, im not getting paid to do this, but youre effectively. Looking at 850 dollars for a thousand watts of lithium iron phosphate battery, a thousand four hundred eight watt hours of lithium iron phosphate batteries for eight hundred forty nine dollars, thats a pretty good deal um. If you take the wattage, you know, a lot of these things are a dollar a watt, 90 90 cents, a watt, so thats a pretty good deal for this unit that they have going on right now and have no idea how long its going to last but 850, bucks for a thousand watts is a good deal, so let me pull you guys in closer ill show you all the inputs well charge it. We will run some appliances off of it and see what this thing looks like when its actually being used well – and i did forget to show you you know it does come with a bag with all of your charging components that youre gon na need. So typical, your charging, brick is supplied. Youve got your dc. Charging plug youve actually got jumper cables that are supplied with this unit that you can actually jump your car off of which is first ive ever seen. So, oh and you cant forget the abundance of really cool stickers. They give you go buy one.
Now you get stickers, okay, guys so quickly, just an overview of all your inputs that youre going to get so for charging youre going to have your two 12 volt to 30 volt barrel connection inputs and thats going to be for charging moving over here. Youre going to have two 100 watt power delivery, usb type c output devices. So this means you cant input any juice into the battery via these usbcs, but you can output 100 watts each so youve got technically 200 watts worth of usbc outputs up here. Youre going to have four usbc inputs: okay and youre gon na have three that are 2.4 amp and youre going to have one quick charge: 3.0 usbc input here then over here youve got your 12 volt cigarette style charger, and you also have two 12 volt, 10 Amp barrel connection inputs as well right here over here, you got your three ac plugs. This is going to be where you hook up your jumper cables. If you ever need to jump your your vehicle off or a battery with so thats, where thats going to go – and this little flap over here is, if you decide to get a second battery unit, this is where youre going. This is the port that youre going to use to link two batteries together: okay, your led light so thats, just a very quick basic, broad overview of of all your ports that youre gon na that youre gon na get with this unit.
So with that said, guys, ive got a pretty big space heater here and im gon na try to run it off of this and ive got a kilowatt meter that im actually going to show you how many, how much this is pulling before i plug it into That so were going to turn this thing on, and this is on max its pulling 1400 lets, say 1400 watts im not going to kill this thing yet so im going to put this on energy saver, and this thing on energy saver pulls 600 lets, say 630 Watts which shouldnt be no problem for that, but lets see if that tells us the same thing as the kilowatt meter. Im gon na plug this in to my ac plug im gon na turn on my ac switch. Okay, now im gon na turn this guy on and this thing is showing were pulling 648 45 watts. There we go so you can see im pulling 640ish watts, which is right on par with kilowatt meter. Ive got two hours of runtime remaining and ive got 98 battery life remaining in this unit. This things supposed to be able to handle 2000 watts. Let me kick this on max mode and see how long this thing runs without shutting itself off Music, Music. Okay, i increased the temperature to 90 degrees on this heater and its pulling 1 674 watts and thats going to last me a little less than an hour.
You can see ive got 0.9 hours left 0.9 hours remaining okay, so it handled the space heater. No problems asked whatsoever so again guys youre gon na eat the batter unit up very quickly if you run 1400 to 1500 watts off of this thing, but again in a pinch, it will run this. You saw it, you saw it yourself, so lets try a few other things to run off this. Okay, guys lets try a little mini hair, dryer Applause, and this thing on low was: hopefully you can see, pulling 343 watts Applause. Okay, let me kick it up to high and see what we do: 1429 watts so, okay, so that ran for about 20 seconds and again this is just rated at a thousand watts. So that leads me to believe that, after about 20 seconds of pushing this thing to the test, it will protect itself and shut itself off ive got this thing on low now, so were pulling 345 watts easy peasy lets, try these power delivery ports and get a Phone charging, Applause, okay: my phone is being charged 350, ish watts being used so lets unplug. My phone okay now lets run a fan thats. Typically how im going to be using this thing in the summer? Applause get this fan going full mode and we are pulling 360 watts no problem for this guy, so i could run a hair dryer and a full fan for three and a half hours.
Okay, so the way that these car chargers work. They call this an intelligent charger, so once you plug this in its going to tell you if you have these connected to the battery incorrectly, so if you have the positive to the negative and so on and so forth, its going to tell you if you have Hooked it up correctly, so you know youre safe to start your car and its got a boost button. So if your battery is completely dead, you hit this little boost button down here and it will jump start your car, its a thousand watts. So, to hook this thing up, you just open up this little flap here and youre gon na plug it in just like so okay, and then these are going to connect to your car battery. I dont have a car battery to test it, but this is the setup that you would use now its going to be a chore to get this thing lifted up onto the hood of your car. But in a pinch again, if you have this, this will jump a car. It is rated for up to an eight liter gasoline engine or a six liter diesel engine. So if youve got anything that or or lower, this should be able to jump your car off. In an emergency, okay guys, so the last thing ive got the power brick plugged in and im going to show you how many watts this thing will put back into this battery so were just going to plug it into the input and as rated in the manual It is pulling about 180 watt or pushing about 180 watts into this battery unit and its going to take me 1.
1 hours to fully get back up to 100 im at 89 capacity right now. So in an hour, this thing will be full all right, quick run down on this thing. It handled high wattage very well again. This was rated for a thousand watts and this thing ran 1500 watts for about 20 seconds before killing itself protecting itself really. So it will reach up to at least 1600 watts. I dont have anything that i can get right up to the 2000 rated peak watts. However, it did get up to 1600 watts for about 20 seconds and then shut itself off. A couple of things that i miss on this thing are again the power delivery input. I wish it was an input output. I would love to be able to charge via the usb type c. However, you can only output 100 watts each on the usb type c and the other kind of weird quirky thing about this is theres no on off button, which might not be weird, but it took me a while to realize that you know if youre plugging in Your phone you just plug into the the usbc ports and hit the usbc button. Then it turns the machine on if youre going to use the inverter you plug in your ac cord and you hit the ac button and it turns the machine on theres. No master switch on this thing to turn the unit on which is not a bad thing, its just a its a little weird, its the only one that i have.
That does not have a true on off switch and the other thing is, you can only charge this thing. One way you can either use your ac power, brick, you can use solar charging or you can use your dc car cigarette lighter charging. You cant use multiple sources to charge this thing again, so youre, probably looking at from from dead to full. Whichever way you charge the best case scenario: nine hours, okay, if youre going to use your ac power, brick its going to be about nine hours, car dc charging is going to be a little bit longer and then, of course, solar charging, 120 watt max input available On this thing, youre – probably looking at 12 to 15 hours of charge time on a perfect 100 clear, sunny day, which you know we never get thats the only thing i wish i wish it could. I wish it would support multiple charging options. At the same time now the pass through was good, so you can charge it again and use devices at the same time, and i didnt show you the all important led light. A little yellow button will turn on low medium high and wait for it. You got your party light and then your all important, sos mode and then turns off again guys for a thousand watt lithium iron phosphate battery. I think its a pretty good option if youre in this type of market. This is not something youre gon na put in your backpack and go on a hike with okay, its 40 pounds its its bulky, but if you have an rv a boat, keep it in your closet, for when the power goes out, this things gon na last, you A really long time for small appliances, you know a couple of lights: charging your phone a hundred times its gon na do great again.
It kind of feels a different niche than these little smaller, three and five hundred watt hour power stations that i use in my truck. However, i will be using this and a couple of the other, bigger ones that ive got for a special surprise coming up. I have for you guys for my truck camper, which i do need larger power sources for so these will come in handy on a camping trip if youre not having to lug them around everywhere, but other than that for 12.99, with a 450 coupon right now may 23Rd thats a pretty good option if youre in the market to spend that kind of money on a lithium iron phosphate power station, okay, guys.