Review: ToolkitRC P200 Mini Power Supply – Convenient Tool For Builders

Review: ToolkitRC P200 Mini Power Supply – Convenient Tool For Builders

The ToolkitRC P200 is a mini desktop energy provide that means that you can management the output voltage and present to precisely what you need. It makes issues so much quicker and simpler when constructing and repairing FPV drones.

The P200 from ToolkitRC is a Gallium Nitride (GaN) primarily based bench energy provide. GaN is a comparatively new transistor materials that allows extra environment friendly and highly effective gadgets in smaller type issue than ever earlier than. GAN has the potential to vary the semiconductor panorama, and this tiny however highly effective energy provide gives us a preview of issues to return.

It contains the next equipment:

  • AC energy cable
  • XT60 pigtail (you should utilize for each enter or output)
  • Banana plugs to crocodile clips cable
  • USB-C knowledge cable
  • Manual booklet

The P200 is a flexible energy provide, output voltage could be set between 1V to 30V, you should utilize it to energy a variety of gadgets similar to:

  • TS80P and TS100 soldering iron
  • LiPo charger
  • Test all of your drone parts like VTX, RX, ESC and so on
  • Charge your telephone and cameras

I may use it to power my FPV drones for bench testing, and I don’t have to search around for a battery that isn’t utterly empty.

The P200 is small and light-weight weight, very transportable. And It could be powered by each AC and DC.

If you energy it from AC (wall socket 100V-240V), you’ll get 100W output, however in the event you energy it from DC (a battery or one other extra highly effective PSU 7V-28V), you’ll get the total 200W energy. In each instances, the P200 helps as much as 10A of output present.

It additionally has USB-C output that you should utilize to cost your digicam and telephone. It helps protocols similar to PD 3.0 and QC4.0.

You can replace the P200 firmware by way of USB too with the cable supplied. Plug it into your laptop and it’ll seem as an exterior drive, then you definately simply drop the firmware file in there and restart the facility provide. Firmware could be discovered on ToolkitRC’s web site.

It has reverse polarity safety, Short Circuit, in addition to over present/voltage safety, with 1ms minimize off time in keeping with datasheet, nevertheless I wouldn’t exchange “smoke stopper” with this.

Specifications

  • Input Voltage
  • Output Voltage: 1.0-30.0V
  • Output Current: 1.0-10.0A
  • USB-C Output: 5.0-20.0V @MAX 65W
  • USB-C Protocols:
    • PD 3.0/PD2.0/PPS/QC4/QC3.0/QC2.0/AFC/FCP/SCP/PE2.0/PE1.1/SFCP/VOOC
  • Protection time <1ms (Short circuit, OC ,OV)
  • Control cycle: 8ms
  • LCD: IPS 1.54″ 240*240 decision
  • Main Output Port: 4.0mm banana feminine
  • Dimension: 84*63*78 mm
  • Weight: 360g

The ToolkitRC P200 goes to switch fairly a number of smaller energy provides I’ve that I exploit to energy totally different gadgets.

The person interface is easy, and it’s tremendous straightforward to make use of. Left scroll wheel to set max output present, and the appropriate scroll wheel to set output voltage. To cease the output, merely press the appropriate scroll button as soon as.

I checked the accuracy of the voltages, output is nearly dead-on. When outputting 15.40V, my multimeter (calibrated) reads 15.41V.

Input is barely off however probably not a problem. My multimeter studying is 15.44V whereas the P200 reads 15.70V.

Anyway you’ll be able to calibrate each enter and output voltages if they’re a bit off. To enter calibration mode, flip the P200, as quickly because the display comes on, maintain down each scroll wheels on the identical time.

And I attempted pushing the P200 to its most 200W when powered by DC, and max 100W when powered by AC, in each instances it lived as much as the claims! I used to be truly getting 110W with AC.

Hold down the appropriate scroll wheel button takes you to the system setting menu.

You can regulate:

  • Step voltage (voltage change per curler wheel click on)
  • Step present
  • Curve Time (principally diagram decision)
  • Lowest enter voltage
  • Safe temperature
  • Backlight
  • Beep Volume
  • Language
  • Theme type (White / Dark)
  • Factory Reset
  • Firmware Version

Part of the directions that comes with the P200:

I like how versatile the P200 bench energy provide is, only a sensible and handy device to have round. I additionally like how small it’s, it doesn’t take up a variety of room on my desk. I may even take it with me once I go travelling, probably utilizing it as my PSU for the LiPo charger on the go too.

But in the event you solely use the P200 for LiPo chargers, it wouldn’t be the very first thing I’d advocate. Firstly, it’s not low-cost, you will discover extra highly effective PSU at decrease costs (with a set voltage output although). Even with primary LiPo chargers just like the ToolkitRC M7, is rated for 200W. The P200’s 100W energy with AC is a bit low to be sincere. Yes, you’ll be able to nonetheless energy these chargers with the P200, however you gained’t be getting their full potential.

As a desktop PSU? I completely adore it.

Power and voltage are each correct, general an excellent product! I’ll report again if there’s an issue on long run use and the way it holds up 🙂