Affiliate Disclosure

powerstation jungle

Your Source of Power Station Information & Advice

Anker Powerhouse II 800

Written by Mike on June 21, 2022


Review of the Anker PowerHouse II 800 (Model 545)

Updated on: 29 November 2023 

– At A Glance –

Max 500W Output

A 778Wh Lithium battery delivers 500W of clean and steady output power.

Charge 11 Devices

A comprehensive selection of output connections provided for all your devices.

High Speed Charging

Excellent methods to keep the power station charged up both in and out of the home.


Anker 545 Power Station Connections

The PowerHouse II 800 (also known as the Model 545), introduced in 2021, is a fairly powerful and versatile device with a rated capacity of 778Wh and a maximum output of 500W from either of its 2 AC outlets. Bear in mind that does not mean you can use each of the AC outlet to power devices up to 500W; when using both of the AC outlets at the same time you must not exceed a TOTAL of 500W.

Anker has designed a durable exterior that comes with reinforced corners, so you can be confident in knowing that it can better withstand the rough and tumble of outdoor life.

This is a very popular power station from a well-respected brand that is recognized for making quality products, and most of its buyers highly recommend it.

Despite its relatively small size and dimensions you can power up to 11 devices at the same time using the 2 AC outlets, 2 USB-C ports, 4 USB-A ports, one vehicle-class outlet, and 2 DC outlets, always keeping in mind the limitations of its maximum output.

High Speed Charging to keep you powered up

Anker 545 High Speed Charging

This model is fitted with specialized Anderson ports which means it can work with most solar panels with a maximum of 120W input and, together with its MPPT (Maximum Point Point Tracking) Technology, you’ll get the best in recharging efficiency.

Power for the Home and on the Go

Anker 545 Power Capabilities

What you get in the box

Anker 545 What is In the Box

Anker provide buyers with many of the usual and immediately essential accessories to power and use this model. Unfortunately, the Welcome Guide (see below) is a bit of a disappointment in that it is thin on detail. Buyers may well expect to have access to more comprehensive information rather than what some might consider to be a confusing multi-language leaflet. Just one example is the absence of any detailed information about how to properly connect and use a solar panel.

Eco-friendly clean indoor and outdoor power

Bear in mind that portable power stations are no substitute for portable generators. The main difference lies in a portable generator’s ability to generate power, which a portable power station cannot do. But because both devices provide you with varying amounts of independent power there is some overlap in their utility in specific circumstances.

The advantages of a power station like this Anker model include clean power, safe usage, and in general they are much more portable due to their light weight. On the other hand, portable generators actually generate their power using a fuel, be it gasoline, LPG, or diesel, and they can output far more power than a power station. However, one downside is that in the process of combustion needed to generate power they produce the toxic carbon monoxide gas. This limits their use to the open air, and well away for people.

Additionally, in the case of power stations there is no need for you to plan on how to store fuel safely, or about gas going bad and gumming up a carburetor, which is often a problem associated with gas-powered portable generators, though this can often be mitigated using a fuel stabilizer.

People, for example, living in apartments may be limited to having a power station, such as this Anker Model 545, to give them some assurance that in the event of an emergency or blackout they will be able to keep some basic essentials powered up. And the growing number of people who work from home will greatly benefit from having an additional source of power just in case grid power fails.


Anker’s warranty for this model is 18 months, as can be confirmed from their warranty page which deals specifically with their line-up of power stations.

Here is the User Manual (Welcome Guide) for this model, which as noted above could perhaps do with more attention.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can the AC ports handle more than 500W?

No. Although each AC outlet can handle a maximum power of 500W, neither can support more than this. To avoid damage you must not attempt to exceed the maximum stated power.

Can I use the power station while it is on charge?

Yes, and you can recharge the device even when it is charging other devices.

What kind of solar panel can I use?

You can use any (12V-28V) solar charger that has either a DC 7909 male connector or an Anderson connector to recharge the Anker 545, which will automatically adapt the current for safe and reliable charging.

How quickly can I recharge with a solar panel?

Recharging times can be affected by ambient conditions, and especially sunshine. However, in general you can expect to be able to charge the device in about 8 hours using a maximum input of 100W.

Can I take this power station on a plane?

No, because the battery size exceeds the level normally permitted (100Wh) by the TSA for reasons of safety.

Can I replace the battery?

No. The device’s internal battery is non-removable and you should not try to remove it as you may damage the device.

Anker PowerHouse II 800 Manufacturer Specifications

Rated Capacity778Wh
Cell Capacity21,6000 mAh
AC Input Voltage100-120V~ 12A Max, 50Hz / 60Hz
Rated Watts500 Max
USB-C Input5V 3A/9V 3A/15V 3A/20V 3A (60W Max Per Port)
USB-C Output5V 3A/9V 3A/15V 3A/20V 3A (60W Max Per Port)
AC Output110V~ 4.54A, 50Hz/60Hz, 500W
USB-A Output5V 6A (2.4A Max Per Port)
Car Charger Output12V⎓10A (120W Max)
Operating Temperature32°F-104°F / 0°C-40°C
Charging Temperature32°F-104°F / 0°C-40°C
Size 11.8 x 7.3 x 8 in
Weight18.3lbs 8.3kgs
Article written by Mike

One comment on “Review of the Anker PowerHouse II 800 (Model 545)”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts

*Affiliate Disclosure: Portable Power participates in the affiliate advertising program of Amazon Services LLC Associates Program and may earn fees by linking to
Affiliate Disclosure: PowerStationJungle participates in the affiliate advertising program of Amazon Services LLC Associates Program and may earn fees by linking to
All Star Ratings where shown  are those of GeneratorJungle
Copyright © 2024 PowerStationJungle