Sunday, November 27, 2022

Cobra Power Station 200W Review

Our electronics are integrated into all parts of our life. Even if you want to get out and go camping, or to the lake, there are still electronics you may want to take with you. No matter if that is to just recharge a phone, or maybe power a tv, cobra has you covered. Up for review today is their Cobra Power Station 200W, MSRP is a very reasonable $279.


Features and specs:



Use any DC-connected devices with the built-in 12V socket


Easily view battery status and power output with the easy-to-read LCD display


LED indicator alerts you when your battery is low


Recharge the Power Station with the included AC and 12V cables


Lightweight design is perfect to take with you anywhere


Satisfaction guaranteed with our 2-year product warranty


The Cobra Power Station 200W came in a good-looking color printed box, with photos and specs on the sides. Opening the box revealed a well-protected product in custom molded Styrofoam. While materials used in the construction was mostly plastic, the quality of materials used, as well as fit and finish, was very good. Also included were home and car cables, and manual.


The design was pretty simple. On the front you have a couple of 120 V plug-ins, and a couple USB plugins. The front also has an LED display, to show the current status of the battery. And on the side there is an LED flashlight, and an LED light on the front as well. If you like doing things outdoors, it’s a pretty cool product to have. Let’s see how it works.


On the side of the box, it shows examples of what it could power, and for how long. When I saw a flat screen tv on the list, I thought that would be a great test. It went for 2 hour and 15 minutes, then there was a long, sustained beep. I looked at the front panel, and it showed 10%. So it was an alarm going off. And for the size of the TV, 2hrs and 15min was about right to get down to 10%.  After I unplugged the tv and reset it, the constant long beep turned off. I plugged in my cellphone charger, and the beeping started again. Only this time it wasn’t the constant long beep. It was a series of two beeps with 5 seconds between each beep. I then plugged in a fan. It did power the fan, but the beeping with 5 seconds between each beep continued. Pushing the display button turned off the annoying beeping. The fan continued until it got down to under 7%, then it shut down.  It was a little disappointing that I was not able to use the full capacity of the battery, it’s probably a safety measure to help for battery longevity. 


The Cobra Power Station 200W proved to be a great product. If you like being outdoors, it’s a must have. It’s also well-made, to provide years of use. With an MSRP of only $279, it’s very fairly priced. Based on its design, features, quality, and performance, the Cobra Power Station 200W has earned our Highly Recommended award. For more info and complete specs, check out their website at