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Dabbsson DBS2300 test: This much powerstation for 1000 Euro

Powerstations are now a dime a dozen. It is therefore quite difficult for many normal consumers to find a tailor-made model. After all, the devices do not only differ in terms of battery capacity. You should also keep things like connectivity and features like app operation in mind when choosing. The price usually increases with the range of features, which is why the mobile energy storage devices sometimes show significant price differences. Dabbsson has now launched a real contender, whose technical specifications and features are more reminiscent of the premium class. However, the price is anything but premium. For just under 1,000 Euros, the manufacturer promises a full equipment package for its DBS2300. Whether it’s just empty words or there’s actually something behind the promises, we’ll take a closer look in the Dabbsson DBS2300 test.

Technical data

Type Solar generator
Battery LiFePO4, 45V, 2,330Wh
Lifetime After 4500 charge cycles At 80% remaining capacity
Output power Constant power: 2,200W.
Boost mode: 3,000W
Peak power: 4,400W
Outputs 3x USB-C (1x 100W, 2x 30W), 3x USB-A (1x 18W, 2x 12W), 2x Schuko sockets (2,200W), 2x DC, 1x automotive, 1x Andersson
Inputs 1x DC, 1x AC (max. 1,800W), 1x Solar (max. 800W)
Expandability Yes, up to 8,330 Wh (2x additional batteries)
App connectivity Yes
Price € 129.90 *
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Scope of delivery

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The package contains everything you need to use the Dabbsson DBS2300. Besides the powerstation itself, you’ll find a power cable for charging via wall socket, a car cable (car to XT60) as well as a cable for charging via solar energy (XT60 to MC4). I find it a bit of a shame that Dabbsson does not create a stowage option for the cables. A small bag or a storage compartment in the power station would certainly have been helpful here.

Dabbsson DBS2300 review: design and features

You don’t get an exciting colorful design here, as we know it from a Jackery Explorer 1000 Pro (test), for example. Instead, Dabbsson relies on the color combination of black and light gray that is now common among many manufacturers. The 432 × 254.5 × 303.5 mm case is mostly made of plastic, which feels very high-quality and resistant. With a weight of about 26 kg, it is quite heavy. Carrying it by just one person in particular can prove to be a real challenge here. However, the two handles on the top make it a little easier.

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In a way, these are embedded in the housing. This has the decisive advantage that you can easily place devices on the power station that draw straight power. It also makes it easier to store them in the trunk. On the right and left side of the device we find the ventilation slots and fans, respectively, which are supposed to prevent the device from overheating. Furthermore, Dabbsson places a few ports here. The remaining ports for the consumers are again located on the front of the mobile energy storage device.

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Here you will also find an illuminated display, which gives you information about the current battery level, among other things. On top of that, you can see how long the memory’s remaining runtime is. The enabled ports and their total consumption can also be seen here. I could always read the display well during the test. However, since I only had to deal with autumn weather outdoors and looked for direct sunlight in vain, this is hardly surprising.

Dabbsson DBS2300 Test: Outputs

As a power station is used as a mobile power supplier for your electronic devices, the variety of connections is also one of the most important features. And here you can hardly complain about the Dabbsson DBS2300. Most of the connections are located on the front. Here you get 3x USB-C, among other things. One of the ports offers 100 watts and the other two 30 watts peak power. You also get 3x USB-A. These offer 1x 18 watts and 2x 12 watts of power. You will also find 2x DC and 1x car connection. You will also find an Andersson port on the front, which you can use in conjunction with a balcony power station, for example. However, not for charging the power station, but as an output for an inverter.

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Continue on the right side of the device. Here you’ll find the two Schuko sockets, which can provide up to 2,200 watts of constant output power. As a temporary peak power, they even offer 4,400 watts. But the AC outlets also have another feature to offer. You can activate the so-called P-Boost via the app. Here, the power increases to 3,000 watts. The prerequisite is that no other output is used at the moment. When it comes to switching on and off, Dabbsson does not reinvent the wheel.

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So the device has an on/off switch on the front. Hold it down for a long time and you can turn the powerstation on or off. After that, you can enable the different connection types. A separate button is available for each connection group. The small flashlight, which Dabbsson placed in the upper left corner of the device’s front, also has one. The connectivity is really impressive. In my opinion, the icing on the cake would have been an inductive charging surface on the device’s upper side. In view of the flat storage surface, this would have simply been a good idea. With the similarly sized AlphaESS BlackBee 2000 (test), you get exactly that – Even in a double pack.

Dabbsson DBS2300 review: inputs

Sooner or later, even an enduring battery of a large power station like the DBS2300 will run out. Then you’ll have to provide for energy replenishment willy-nilly. The mobile energy storage device offers you various options. On the one hand, you can charge with a maximum of 1,800 watts via your household socket. The corresponding port is located on the right side under a protective flap. On the other hand, you can use the XT60 port, which is also located under the cover. The battery can be charged with solar energy via this.

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A corresponding car connector for charging via the car battery is also on board. On the left side, you’ll find two ports that might remind e-car drivers of a counterpart for the Type 2 charging cable. However, you do not connect your car here. Instead, the already large capacity of the power station can be expanded even further via these ports. Both ports are available for expansion batteries, which can help you reach a maximum capacity of 8,330 Wh.

Dabbsson DBS2300 review: charging performance and battery

What I also really like about the concept of the DBS2300 is the integrated power supply. This way, all you have to carry around for charging is a small charging cable. When charging the battery, the input power can be regulated. This enables a more gentle charging and thus promises a longer lifespan of the mobile energy storage device. You simply use the slider, which is located on the device, to regulate it. However, only two different charging speeds are available. If you want to be more precise, you will have to use the app. The integrated battery technology already promises longevity ex-works.

Not enough storage capacity? Then you can connect up to two additional batteries.

That’s because Dabbsson relies on modern LiFePO4 battery cells. These are known to be much more durable than lithium-ion technology, which is already outdated. This is also reflected in the battery life. After 4,500 charging cycles, the DBS2300 should still be able to offer a maximum battery capacity of 80%. This puts even some models in the upper class in the shade. Besides longevity, LiFePO4 technology is also characterized by safety. Thus, the risk of fires or even explosions is significantly lower than with lithium-ion technology.

Dabbsson DBS2300 test: practical experience

After we have clarified the technical requirements, which the Dabbsson DBS2300 brings along, it is time for a practical test. In everyday use, I connected a wide variety of devices to the mobile energy storage device. Right away, the large battery convinced me as a fast and uncomplicated power supplier. No matter whether it was a drill, toaster, electric grill, kettle or hair dryer. In the test, the storage always supplied the necessary energy. If the load is too high, you can rely on the safety features. The device switches off if it gets too hot. The device then flexes its muscles in Boost mode. You can even supply performance-hungry devices with the necessary energy in parallel.

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The integrated flashlight is helpful on the construction site and when camping.

The UPS feature that the DBS2300 comes with is also particularly practical. The abbreviation UPS stands for uninterruptible power supply. If there is a power failure, the power station steps in as an emergency power generator, so to speak. It takes just 15 ms for the energy storage device to step in as a power supplier. In practice, this worked perfectly. So I plugged the powerstation between the power outlet and the PC. After I took out the fuse, the DBS2300 simply jumped in as a power provider. The PC itself and the monitor simply stayed on. This is thanks to the short response time. Especially for devices that should stay on permanently, this is extremely practical. Here you should think of your refrigerator, among other things.

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Transporting the device over short distances is possible with the help of the two carrying handles.

Positive things can also be said about the operating volume. The device may not work whisper-quiet, but it was never annoying to me. I was able to measure a volume of 43 dB with my smartphone under full load. However, the device only stays at this volume level during the hardware effort. After the consumer no longer draws power, the fan performance also quickly shuts down again. This speaks for efficient cooling. The DBS2300 gets a bit louder when you load it. If you choose the highest charging power, it can get louder than 60 dB. You should keep that in mind if you want to charge it at night.

Dabbsson DBS2300 review: app usage

The app connection ensures a high level of user convenience. Yes, you heard me right. Although we are in a rather low price region here, you get a customized app. The competitors in this class can’t keep up. The best example is the FOSSiBOT F2400 (test). You use the app from Dabbsson as a kind of remote control for the power station. You can not only control the device via Bluetooth.

Image: Apple App Store

On top of that, it can be transferred to your home network, which of course increases the range of operation. With the help of the app, you can read status information of the power station. This includes data such as battery status and input and output power. However, the smartphone application is not only used for remote monitoring. The charging power can also be precisely regulated via the app. A great goodie that I didn’t expect in this class.

Dabbsson DBS2300 review: charging

As mentioned earlier, the Powerstation’s fans can turn up quite a bit when charging. However, we can put your mind at ease. Since the DBS2300 scores with quite short charging times, the fan noises are also over quite quickly. It did not even take two hours to fully charge the power station via household outlet. Considering the large battery capacity, this is a really great value! Alternatively, you can also charge the mobile energy storage with solar energy. The manufacturer even offers its own solar panel for this. Unfortunately, this was not available to us for the test. Since the gray autumn weather made the use of solar energy as good as impossible anyway, this did not matter. According to the manufacturer, up to 800 watts of input power are possible via the solar input. In the best weather conditions, the energy storage can then probably be completely charged within 3 hours.

Conclusion

I was amazed when I saw the DBS2300 in action for the first time. Dabbsson has indeed launched a new contender for the king of the lower mid-range here. The price is the only indication that we are in this class at all. After all, the performance, build quality and equipment actually speak more for the upper mid-range. I would particularly like to praise not only the app connection, which is virtually unheard of in this price range. I also find the expandability really good.

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The outputs can be unlocked at the touch of a button

Since you can connect up to two more batteries here and even a connection to the balcony power station is possible, the DBS2300 is not only a great mobile energy storage device. The device is also suitable for storing electricity at home. There are actually only deductions in the B grade. The fan’s operating noise is quite loud when charging the battery quickly. On top of that, I find it a bit unfortunate that the top does not offer inductive charging. The flat design would have been the best prerequisite for this. Apart from these minor flaws, however, the Dabbsson DBS2300 is the perfect power station for all those for whom battery capacity is more important than portability.

Dabbsson DBS2300

Workmanship & design
Hardware
Usability
Output and input power
Value for money

91/100

The Dabbsson DBS2300 offers a picke packe full equipment at a really low price. Buy recommendation!

€ 11.70
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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Bad Segeberg.

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