Portable power stations are one of the most reliable back-up energy solutions that you can invest in, as they allow you to keep your electrical appliances and battery-powered devices running during power outages and other emergencies. By having a portable power station at home, you can ensure that your family and home have electricity available for your daily needs during unexpected power outages. Furthermore, portable power stations also provide you with access to power on-the-go, making them a great back-up energy solution for times when you’re going on a road-trip, to tailgating events, or even if you’re going out camping and looking to stay off-the-grid. Most importantly, they offer a much better alternative to traditional gas-powered generators, which can be bulky, noisy, and also emit harmful fumes that are harmful for the environment. So, if you’re looking for a new portable power station to add to your arsenal against emergencies or even to use outdoors, then check out the newly released Yoshino B660 SST.
The Yoshino B660 SST is a solid-state portable power station powered by a solid-state 16.2A Li-NCM battery that’s rated to have a 602 Wh capacity with a long battery life of 2500 cycles to 80% capacity and a 660W Output with a 900W peak, integrating a built-in LCD display screen, an LED Light Bar, and a versatile connectivity panel that features 3 AC Outlets (120VAC, 60Hz), 2 12V DC Outputs, a USB-C PD Input / Output port (5-15VDC/3A), a USB-C Output (5VDC/3A), and 2 USB-A Outputs (5VDC/2.4A), along with a Solar and Car Input (12VDC/10A) that also works as an XT60 Input (12-30VDC/5A), and a DC Input (24VDC/5A), for which it supports 4 different recharging methods, including either via AC power, DC power (for car charging), USB-C PD, or via solar panels, and also support to Pass-through Charging, plus Bluetooth connectivity, and also in-App controls via the Yoshino App.
Featuring Yoshino’s cutting-edge battery cell technology, this innovative solid-state portable power station can offer you more power and better performance in a smaller, lighter, and safer package in comparison to lower-end portable power stations that utilize traditional lithium batteries, while also having a significantly lower risk of catching fire in case of damage or overheat.
Whether you’re facing emergency situations or planning outdoor events or even a camping trip, you can be sure that this solid-state portable power station has your power needs covered at all times.
Now, let’s have a more detailed look at the Yoshino B660 SST and check out everything that this solid-state portable power station has to offer you.
DESIGN & SPECS
Starting with the power station’s size, the Yoshino B660 SST comes at a noticeably compact size, measuring just 11.7 inches long by 8 inches wide by 10 inches tall (296 x 204 x 256 mm), and the unit is also rather lightweight, weighing only 16.9 lbs. (7.7 kg).
Its compact form factor and ultra-light weight is a reality made possible because this solid-state portable power station is built around a state-of-the-art solid electrolyte instead of using the bulky and flammable liquid electrolyte that’s typically found in traditional lithium batteries.
Not only does the Yoshino B660 SST pack a portable and ergonomic design with an incredibly compact size that makes it portable enough for you to take it with you on-the-go, but it also comes equipped with an aluminum soft-grip handle that makes it easy and comfortable to carry it around when necessary.
This solid-state portable power station also sports a beautiful “outdoorsy” design, with its body coming in gorgeous a Light Green Aquamarine color.
Moreover, this power station also packs a super-durable construction, as its outer shell is built out of high-quality aluminum.
Last but not least, this portable power station is also rated to have multiple safety certifications, including an ETL Certification and a USA Lab Safety Testing Certification that together ensure its quality, safety, reliability, and compliance with industry standards.
INTERFACE / CONTROL PANEL
Moving on to the Yoshino B660 SST’s control and connectivity panel, which features a user-friendly interface that makes it easy and straightforward to operate.
Starting at the front-side of the power station’s interface, right at the center, there’s a built-in LCD display screen that informs users about the unit’s current Power Output (in Watts), its current Power Consumption (in kilowatts per hour), and its remaining battery power.
Integrated directly above its LCD display, there’s also an LED Light Bar that provides you with a decent light source during nighttime, which is powerful enough to illuminate your surroundings during power outages, or even to just have a presence light close to you during times when you’re simply looking to relax.
Then, when it comes to its connectivity panel, the Yoshino B660 SST boasts many connectivity options. All of its output ports can be found at the front-side of the unit, and they’re divided into three (x3) separate sections.
At the left-side, we have 2 USB-A Output ports (5VDC / 2.4A) with each boasting 12W of output power, and below them, there’s also a USB-C PD Input / Output port (5-15VDC / 3A — 20VDC / 5A) with boasts a maximum input and output power of 100W, as well as a USB-C Output port (5VDC / 3A — 9VDC / 2.22A — 12VDC / 1.66A) that boasts up to 20W of output power.
Right at center of its output connection panel, there’s a set of 3 AC Outlets (120VAC at 60Hz) that together can deliver a maximum power output of 660W.
At the right-hand side, we have 2 12V DC Output ports (12.6VDC / 10A) that boast a combined output power of 126W.
Finally, at the back-side of the unit, we have its remaining input ports. Those include a Solar and Car Input (12VDC/10A) that supports up to 120W of input power, for which this port can also be used as an XT60 Input (12-30VDC/5A) that supports up to 100W of input power (by using the included Solar MC4 to XT60 charging cable), and there’s also a DC Input (24VDC/5A).
For establishing a wireless connection with its mobile App, the Yoshino B660 SST utilizes Bluetooth connectivity.
BATTERY & BATTERY LIFE
For its power, the Yoshino B660 SST comes equipped with a solid-state 16.2A Li-NCM (Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt) battery that’s rated to have a 602 Wh capacity with a long battery life of 2500 cycles to 80% capacity, along with a rated output power of 660W while having multiple devices connected to it, which can ultimately peak up to 900W of surge output power thanks to its Pure Sine Wave inverter.
As mentioned before, this innovative solid-state portable power station integrates a cutting-edge battery cell technology for its solid-state 16.2A Li-NCM battery, as its battery cell system is particularly built around a state-of-the-art solid electrolyte instead of using the bulky and flammable liquid electrolyte that’s typically found in traditional lithium batteries.
This innovative battery cell design essentially makes it capable of delivering more power and also having a better battery performance when compared to lower-end portable power stations that utilize traditional lithium batteries, boasting a higher energy density level up to 2.5 times that of its traditional lithium-ion predecessors, meaning that the same amount of power fits into a smaller and lighter package than those from traditional lithium batteries.
More importantly, since its battery system is built around a state-of-the-art solid electrolyte, the Yoshino B660 SST’s has a much lower risk of catching fire in case of damage or overheat in comparison to the liquid electrolytes that are used in traditional lithium batteries, which are significantly more flammable.
Lastly, in regards to recharging its battery system, note that this solid-state portable power station supports a total of four (x4) different recharging methods.
These can be either via AC power (for AC charging), DC power (for car charging), USB-C PD (for USB-C charging), or via solar panels (for solar charging), which for the latter recharging method, the company also has a 100W solar panel (sold separately at $299) as well as a 200W solar panel (sold separately at $499) available for purchase.
Best of all, know that this power station also supports Pass-through Charging, meaning that you can have one (or more) device(s) connect to it to power them up or recharge them, while simultaneously having the Yoshino B660 SST Power Station connected to a power input source to recharge its battery system.
THE SMARTPHONE COMPANION APP – The Yoshino App
Users can also install the Yoshino App on their smartphone in order to monitor and control the power station’s different power settings, which is available to download for free for both iOS and Android devices.
Via the Yoshino App, users can check the power station’s current power status, its charge levels, its elapsed runtime, and can also configure the power settings for all of its input and output ports.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
Inside their package users will find: their Yoshino B660 SST Portable Power Station, along with an AC to DC Recharge Adapter (4.3ft / 1.3m), a Cigarette Car Charging Cable (9.8ft / 3m), a Solar MC4 to XT60 Charging Cable (9.8ft / 3m), a DC5521 to Cigarette Car Female Output Cable (1.6ft / 0.5m), and also a User Manual.
Boasting a versatile connection panel for several different charging options, this solid-state portable power station is a great option for any homeowner and/or outdoors enthusiast looking for a reliable back-up energy solution. Not only is it powerful enough to keep all of your devices running during a power outage, but it can also be used to host a movie night in your backyard, or even to power up all of your equipment while you’re on-the-go.
If you’re interested in purchasing it, know that each unit is currently priced at $699, and each purchase is also accompanied by a 5-Year Warranty. You can order it online, directly from Yoshino Power’s official shopping page.