Anker’s biggest battery pack ever is a 43-pound power station with impressive specs

LiFePO4 batteries arent anything new in the battery area. The disadvantage is weight: most consumer electronics do not utilize them because theyre far heavier than lithium-ion at the exact same capability. The Anker 757 Powerhouse weighs 43.8 pounds, almost two times as much as a 1000Wh Jackery power station but with only around 20 percent more capacity. Jackery has a 1500Wh power station that weighs less, too.

The other notable distinction is that Anker is using a 5-year service warranty on its battery, a fair bit longer than the 2 years the other business use, and it declares its battery ought to still charge up to 100 percent capability– not the typical 80 percent– after 3,000 charge cycles. And Anker says if you leave it sitting for a year after a charge, it must still have 62 percent capability staying.
Oh, and its got an awesome light bar, I guess. Might be useful if youre trying to plug things in when its dark.

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Anker recommends its battery may be much faster to charge from the sun than the majority of, too– its able to get to 80 percent in just 3.6 hours with a 300W, triple-solar-panel variety Anker will be offering for a concealed cost quickly. TechRadar writes that the Bluetti can technically charge in under 3 hours from 700W worth of panels, and CTECHi states its battery takes 9 hours to fully charge from a set of 500W panels, though both permit you to combine solar and a plug if you need to top up faster.

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A rival LiFePO4 power bank from Bluetti: the AC200P.

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But were beginning to see some big, beefy power stations embrace LiFePO4 for the benefits, including upwards of 3,000 battery charge cycles and the ability to charge to 80 percent in simply an hour off the wall– things Ankers 757, the Bluetti AC200P, and the crowdfunded CTECHi ST2000 all boast.
Mind you, those rival products are even larger and heavier and more effective at 2000W of power and 2000Wh capability, and the Bluetti appears to have more outputs as well– including 6 three-prong air conditioner outlets and a pair of wireless charging pads up top to rest your phone. However Ankers can provide a complete 100W of USB-C PD crediting a powerful laptop computer (the others top out at 60W PD, which the Anker has, too), in addition to 3 three-prong outlets, 3 two-prong outlets, 4 USB-A ports at 12W each, and a car lighter socket port.

When the power goes out or youre going to the great outdoors with devices in tow, you might bring a portable power station– and Anker might have just released the most sophisticated one. The new $1,400 Anker 757 Powerhouse offers 1500W of power and 1229Wh of capability from a Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery, which it assures is faster to charge, longer-lasting, and might even be safer than the lithium-ion battery loads youll usually find in the market.

The Anker 757 Powerhouse weighs 43.8 pounds, almost twice as much as a 1000Wh Jackery power station but with just around 20 percent more capability. Jackery has a 1500Wh power station that weighs less, too.

You require a lot of photovoltaic panels to genuinely charge a battery this size.

Portable power stations are often sought out by CPAP users, and this one can function as a UPS for a PC.