The solar panel can be ordered and used with most of the power stations available on the market because it comes with adaptors. It is very lightweight considering his size and has a power of 100W. There is also an option of 200W that can be used with the R600 power station, but it does a good job charging the R600 if the weather is ok.
It comes with convenient standing accessories that makes it easier to fix it in place at the sun. The panel also has 2 fixing circles on top, ideal for fixing the panel on your car, trailer or even on trees.
In our tests, the panel charged the R600 from 38% to 58% in around 1.5 hours, at a speed of maximum 80W. Keep in mind that the charging speed varies according to the power of the sun. Besides, it comes with a clever feature, that allows you to connect 2 or more panels together, for charging larger power stations.
The R600 power station has a capacity of 299Wh and a 600W AC Pure Sine Wave Inverter at a size of 7.6 x 7.5 x 11.2inches and 16.13 pounds. It comes features 2* AC outlets (110V 600W, 1200W Peak), 2 * USB-C ports, 2* USB-A ports and 2* DC outport, 1* car cigarette lighter (12V/10A) and a 15W wireless charger. It can be charged with the included power adapter ( in about 1 hour), in the car, or using one of the compatible solar panels.
The best feature yet is the capability of charging 10 devices at once, using all the ports on the powerbank and also can be used as an UPS, if you want to protect your electric devices at home.
Buy Here: ALLPOWERS R600 or use the discount code DCT20 for a 20% off on your purchase!
Dacia Duster 3 is coming to the market in the final weeks of 2023 and sources from the Mioveni factory confirmed for the newspaper Adevarul.ro that the first model of the third generation has left the factory last week. The model will come into production in the beginning of 2024.
The same source told exclusively for Adevarul.ro that “Some of the top features on the new Duster are found on the Megane model. The model will have numerous sensors and many assistance systems, front-rear video cameras and including a heated steering wheel”.
That’s really good news and it’s even more than we expected from the high trim levels Duster 3 and it’s curious to see how the prices will be on a full options Duster.
It is safe to asume that, in the light of the these news, the high end Duster 3 will even pass the 28.000 EUR threshold, for the 4WD or the hybrid engine versions, giving the fact that an Extreme Hybrid Jogger is around 26.000 EUR (5-seater version).
The new Duster will be developed on the CMF-B platform of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, the same one on which models such as Renault Captur or Renault Clio are build.
This flexible platform is an important element in the industrial strategy of the Dacia brand, ensuring the development of a wide range of vehicles, with lengths from 4.1 meters to 4.6 meters, in the 2WD OR 4WD versions.
If you are looking for a reliable source of power, the compact S200 powerbank (power station) together with the SP020 solar panel from AllPowers is just what you need!
SP020 Solar Panel
I will start with the solar panel, that can be ordered and used separately. It is very lightweight considering his size and has a power of 60W. There is also an option of 100W that can be used with the S200 powerbank, but if you want just a solar panel to charge up your devices, the 60W it’s perfect.
It comes with convenient standing accessories that makes it easier to fix it in place at the sun. The package also contains 4 hooks, ideal for fixing the panel on your car, trailer or even on trees.
Even more important, the solar panel can charge 3 devices at once (via 2 USB type-A and 1 USB-C connectors) as well as charging up the S200 powerbank or any other compatible power station made by Allpowers.
In our tests, the panel completely charged the S200 powerbank in around 2.5 hours, at a speed of maximum 52 W. Besides, it comes with a clever feature, that allows you to connect 2 or more panels together, for charging larger power stations.
It weighs around 1.95 Kg and size wise, we have 435x360x20 mm when folded and 1070x435x5 mm when unfolded.
The S200 is the smallest portable power station you can buy at allpowers and it has a capacity of 41600 mAh 3.7V(154Wh) at a size of 200x170x48 mm. It comes with several safety features like short circuit, over current, over power, over charge and over temperature protection. It can be charged with the included power adapter ( in 5 hours), with the USB-C input (in 2.5 hours) or both, at the same time (fully charging the powerbank in 1.5 hours, but depending on the charging speed of the USB-C charger.
In my tests it got from 0 to 100% with both ports used in around 2 hours. Also, just from the solar panel, the S200 went from 0 to 100% in around 2 hours and 10 minutes. What’s even more impressive is that the S200 has a 200W inverter that let’s you use 220V devices like laptops or PC units, like I did in my testing and got 2 hours and 25 minutes of usage for a PC on the S200.
The best feature yet is the capability of charging 5 devices at once, using all the ports on the powerbank: 1 wireless pad, 2 USB type A, 1 USB-C and the classic power outlet, for the laptop, like I did on my review.
Here is the full review and test video:
The S200 power station combined with the SP020 solar panel is a great buy for anyone who wants power in a lightweight package. The small S200 fits in your camping backpack without much weight added and in sunny days it’s almost impossible to run out of power if you have the solar panel with you.
I really like it and it will be on my next camping trips this summer.
Buy Here: ALLPOWERS S200 or use the discount code DCT20 for a 20% off on your purchase!
Dacia is approaching to the launch of it’s third generation later this year and here is a list of what to expect on the model’s trim levels.
From its launch, back in 2011, the Duster came in different trim levels (names) but all had the same idea behind. The idea was to deliver the cheapest (on one side) and the most cost effective trim level (on the other) That’s why the 2011 Duster could be bought for as low as 10.500 EUR (2WD) or 11.500 EUR (4WD versions).
This won’t be the case for the 2024 Duster, because the current entry level Duster starts from 17.900 EUR (in Romania).
Therefore, here is 5 things to expect on trim levels of the next generation Dacia Duster:
1. Goodbye Duster Essential
There are chances of not seeing the Essential Duster, with no radio, AC or fixed steering wheel. The entry level Duster 2024 will have full LED lights, rear parking sensors or media display touchscreen. All these options will increase the starting price up to 20.000 EUR thus making the Duster less wanted for the companies fleets of firms that want cheap cars for employees.
2. More Optionals Package for the middle and high end trim levels
In order to have a better control over the options available for the Duster, Renault will offer new features and equipments in packages, as optionals. Here we talk about central armrest with air vents, cornering traffic sign recognition, lane keep assistent, high beam assistent or front parking sensors.
3. No Limited edition Duster until 2025
Limited edition Dusters were launched, as a rule, after the first year of production for the new generations and after the yearly insight of the market demand.
4.A higher trim level then the current Extreme (with just the Hybrid engine options). In order to get the most of its full options models, Renault will make a new high-end trim level on Duster (similar with the E-Tech from Renault models), with hybrid engines and options only available on that level .
This way, Dacia Duster could reach the price of 30.000 EUR in 2025, if Renault will launch a Hybrid 4WD version, with hybrid 4×4 system.
5. Bigger gaps in prices between trim levels
On the current models, the gaps between the starting prices of trim levels vary between 600 to 1400 EUR. With many safety, confort and media options included, the 3rd gen Duster’s trim levels gaps will increase.
In Romania, the differences go near 3000 EUR, even 3400 Eur between the Journey (second trim level) and Extreme (higher trim level). It is safe to assume that the 3rd gen will have similar if not higher differences on the trim levels, especially if there will only be 3 trim levels to begin with.
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