Yeah, I've been using the console as well, it's awesome. My weapon power never drops below 110-125 while I'm firing and my other power levels seem to get a max boost of 10-15 from the console.
I specced into flow capacitors (the one that helps your drain abilities) but I think the console has a max cap of around 10ish possibly 15.
Still worth it for 800 CP
To be honest, awesome though the console is, it's the ship that made it worth it fore me. It looks like some kind of vengeful deep water predator come out into space to terrorize Federation shipping and bite large chunks out of Starfleet. And the Vandal's just a really nice ship to fly in general.