A portable power station is one of those handy things you want to keep on hand any time you’re camping, overlanding, or living the van life. Having a large battery that can power not just gadgets but appliances after you’ve turned off the car engine is just incredibly handy. The Anker 757 Powerhouse offers an attractive option with its combo of compact size, fast recharging, and generous selection of power outlets.
No, it’s not Anker’s first time making a portable power station. It’s one of those categories that just seems like a logical extension for the outfit, who got their start churning out various types of mobile chargers. This device, however, houses the largest battery they’ve ever made, allowing you to use it for a whole load of power needs at camp.
The Anker 757 Powerhouse is a power station housing a 1229Wh battery, with a maximum output of 1500W, allowing you to use it with electric cooktops, ovens, and other standard home appliances. It has six AC outlets for delivering that max output, as well as a 120W car socket, four USB-A slots (12W), and two USB-C ports (60W and 100W) for fast-charging smartphones, tablets, and laptops. That should let you plug in a whole load of gear simultaneously, allowing you to enjoy plenty of creature comforts on the road.
Even better, it boasts the ability to recharge five times faster than comparable products in the category, allowing you to fill up the battery as soon as it drains in short order. When plugged in to a 1000W outlet, it can reach 80 percent charge in just an hour, with the whole thing going fully charged in 1.5 hours. Naturally, it also supports solar charging, with the ability to go from 0 to 80 percent charge in 3.6 hours when hooked up to a 300W solar panel array.
The Anker 757 Powerhouse holds enough charge to replenish most smartphones up to 97 times, most drone up to 24.5 times, and most laptops up to 16.8 times, all while powering a 45W portable fridge for up to 22 hours, an electric fan for 28 hours, and a 1150W electric grill for 48 minutes. Seriously, that sounds pretty good for a box that measures a reasonably compact 18.2 x 11.3 x 9.3 inches (width x height x depth). A built-in display allows you to see the battery status, among other important information about the power station’s operation, at all times, as well as a built-in LED light bar to help add illumination to your camp without the need for a separate lamp.
Features include a power-saving mode that prolongs standby time, a UPS function with a switchover time of under 20ms (so you can use it at home when you get too busy to use it on the road), 3,000 battery cycle rating, dual side handles, and a clean flat top surface that you can use to set down stuff on. It has a frame made from automotive-grade aluminum alloy that, the outfit claims, deliver corrosion, temperature, and vibration resistance.
The Anker 757 Powerhouse is available now, priced at $1,199.