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REVIEWED and TESTED – Oukitel’s New P1201E & P2001E PPS Models

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In today’s fast-paced world, having a reliable power source at hand is essential, whether for home emergencies, outdoor adventures, or RV travels. Oukitel, a trusted brand known for its innovative solutions, offers two impressive portable power stations that stand out in terms of capacity, versatility, and efficiency. These two powerhouses sold by Communica and made by Oukitel, are your best and most versatile power-providing solutions. Let’s look at the two and compare their benefits and features.

Before we commence with this review, it’s important to understand and comprehend the basics of battery terminology. Although many experienced power users will already know – the greater half of us do not! Thus, hopefully, this idiot’s guide to understanding power consumption should make your future power conversations all the more meaningful and insightful.

Firstly, you will notice that some battery specifications are in Ah (Amp hours) and others are in Wh (Watt hours). This is because Engineers usually want to know voltages with battery capacities when doing comparative tests. Traditionally, we use Ah for smaller battery storage devices like cellphone battery banks, headlamps and smaller electronics. Wh is commonly used for much bigger appliances like fridges, microwaves, kettles, power tools and TV sets.

Ah or Amp hours is the amount of energy charged in a battery that enables 1 ampere of current to flow for one hour. Another way of saying it is that 1 Ah is the rating indicating how much amperage a battery can provide for one hour. The unit is a useful metric to determine the capacity of an energy storage device, such as a rechargeable battery or deep-cycle battery. The watt-hour, which is symbolised as Wh, is a unit of energy equivalent to one watt of power expended for one hour of time. The watt-hour is not a standard unit in any formal system, but it is commonly used in electrical applications. An energy expenditure of 1 Wh represents 3,600 joules or 3.600 x 103 J.

Now, with the understanding of those terms let’s compare the Oukitel P1201E with their P2001E Model as shown below and their surge capabilities.

The Oukitel P1201E has a 960Wh capacity that can surge up to 4000W. However, if you are drawing 4000W from the device constantly, your battery will last roughly only 15 minutes. That is because it has a 960Wh capacity. Which loosely means it can give you a constant supply of 960 Watts for an hour (60 Minutes). However, if you are using more power-thirsty appliances, your power supply time will be less. Similarly, if you are only using about 500 Watts of the 960Wh capacity, you can expect the portable power supply to run for around two hours or more!

The Oukitel P2001E has a monster 2000Wh battery capacity that can also surge up to 4000w too. This means you can use your portable power station for approximately one hour powering devices that require 2000W of electricity before the battery will be discharged to zero. This is sufficient to say, that if you use only 1000W of its 2000Wh capacity, it will last you about 2 hours or more.

Remember, both units do offer considerable surge power (up to 4000w) – in case you need to power any devices that require it. This is one of their best-selling features. As in the case of our 2500W air fryer, the P1201E model (960Wh) can run for approximately 30-35 minutes. However, in the case of the P2001E model which has a 2000Wh – it can run for approximately 60 minutes. So make sure you know your cooking times and battery status prior to preparing meals!

The surge capabilities on both of these models are fantastic! As we have tested some other brands with 1000Wh capacity, which in fact, could not even power 2000W appliances, because the inverter supplied with the other brands was not powerful enough.

In the video below, you’ll see us conduct a range of tests on both units varying from angle grinders to air fryers and kettles with a few other appliances in-between.

The only test that failed was when we drew 2400W from the P2001E model and tried to use the UPS feature. The reason this test failed was because we purposefully overloaded the portable power station during a surge test, which we knew the unit would not be able to maintain. We did use the UPS feature on our computer workstations and 65 Inch TV, which only drew about 800W. Both units passed this test as the Oukitel did not switch off during our simulated load-shedding.

Watch our full video review below. We showcase exactly what devices you can power using a comparative test on both devices. We also managed to power 22 Snomaster fridges!

OUKITEL P1201E Portable Power Station 1200W/960Wh

The Oukitel P1201E Portable Power Station is a versatile and compact device designed to meet various power needs. With a substantial 960Wh battery capacity and a powerful 1200W AC pure sine wave inverter, this portable power station can be your reliable companion during home blackouts, camping trips, and RV travels. It can power a range of electric devices, including laptops, coffee makers, electric grills, and even small refrigerators.

Key Benefits and Features

  1. Super-Fast Charging: The P1201E charges rapidly from 0-100% in just 1.5 hours using a wall outlet. Additionally, it supports solar power supply, which means you can recharge it using solar panels (12-48V/15A) in approximately 2-3 hours, providing you with a sustainable energy solution during outdoor expeditions.
  2. Compact and Portable: Weighing just 12.5kg and featuring dual foldable handles, the P1201E boasts excellent portability, making it easy to carry on the go.
  3. Safety and Longevity: Equipped with a Battery Management System (BMS), the P1201E ensures safety from overcharging, over-discharging, over-voltage, short-circuit, high-temperature, and more. Moreover, powered by LiFePO4 batteries, it can be used up to an impressive 3500 times while retaining 80% of its original capacity.
  4. UPS Feature: With a less than 10ms switchover, the P1201E acts as an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), protecting essential electronic devices like computers and refrigerators from sudden power outages.

Click on the gallery image below to see more pictures of this model.

To order the Oukitel P1201E Portable Power Station online, please click on this link below: https://www.communica.co.za/collections/oukitel/products/p1201e-portable-power-station

Oukitel P2001E Portable Power Station 2000W/2000Wh

The Oukitel P2001 Portable Power Station takes power capacity and performance to a whole new level. Boasting an impressive 2000Wh capacity and a constant 2000W AC pure sine wave inverter, the P2001E is a powerhouse that can handle even high-wattage home appliances and power tools. In fact, it can surge up to a remarkable 4000W when needed.

Key Benefits and Features

  1. Huge Capacity: With 2000Wh at its disposal, the P2001E provides sufficient power for extended outages and energy-intensive situations.
  2. Super-Fast Recharge: Thanks to its compatibility with various charging methods, such as a standard wall outlet, solar panels (12-48V, MAX 500W), and car ports or power generators, the P2001E can be charged from 0-100% in just 1.5 hours using a 1500W input, ensuring minimal downtime.
  3. Solar Power Storage Solution: Embracing sustainable energy solutions, the P2001E is compatible with a wide range of solar panels, enabling you to harness the power of the sun and store it for future use.
  4. UPS Feature: Just like the P1201E, the P2001E features an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) to safeguard sensitive and valuable electrical devices.

Click on the gallery image below to see more pictures of this model.

To order the Oukitel P2001E Portable Power Station online, please click on this link below: https://www.communica.co.za/products/p2001za-portable-power-station?variant=45234425364780

Comparison

The Oukitel P1201E and P2001E share several common benefits, such as UPS features, compact design, and solar power compatibility. However, they differ significantly in capacity and output:

  • Capacity: The P2001E dwarfs the P1201E in terms of battery capacity, boasting a massive 2000Wh compared to the P1201E’s still respectable 960Wh.
  • Output: The P2001E is equipped with a 2000W AC pure sine wave inverter, which is significantly more powerful than the P1201E’s 1200W inverter. This makes the P2001E better suited for high-wattage home appliances and power tools.

Newly Launched Oukitel Abearl P5000E Portable Power Station 2200W/5120WH

We also wish to break the news of the new, soon-to-launch Oukitel P5000E 2200W/5120Wh Portable Power Station. This atomic game-changer, which is made by Oukitel and sold by Communica, boasts a massive 5120Wh capacity, ensuring a longer-lasting power supply. It comes equipped with a powerful 2200W AC pure sine wave inverter, making it capable of handling high-power devices effortlessly. With its lightning-fast 1800W AC input, it boasts the quickest recharge in the industry. In emergencies, it functions as a 2000W Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS). The power station supports solar input up to 1000W, allowing users to recharge it sustainably from the sun. Its plug & play design ensures effortless setup and use. Additionally, the durable LiFePO4 battery grants a lifespan of up to 10 years, making it perfect for long-term use.

To order the Oukitel P5000E Portable Power Station online, please click on this link below: https://www.communica.co.za/products/p5000e-portable-power-station?

Conclusion

In summary, the Oukitel P1201E and P2001E Portable Power Stations both excel in providing reliable power solutions, but their differences in capacity and output cater to different user needs. The P1201E’s moderate capacity and power output make it an ideal companion for everyday use, home emergencies, and camping trips. On the other hand, the P2001E’s massive capacity and higher power output make it a powerhouse, perfect for prolonged outages, energy-intensive situations, and more demanding applications.

Ultimately, your choice between the two will depend on your specific power requirements and the nature of your intended use. Whichever you choose, Oukitel’s portable power stations are bound to deliver efficient and convenient power solutions for various scenarios.

If you wish to take advantage of these amazing and robust power solutions, or for more information, including online ordering, specifications, sizes, costs, or applications; please use the enquiry form below or contact them directly on 021 657 3500 or on 021 447 0949. A member of the Communica team is standing by to assist you with all your needs and requirements.

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