A 778Wh Lithium battery delivers 500W of clean and steady output power.
A comprehensive selection of output connections provided for all your devices.
Excellent methods to keep the power station charged up both in and out of the home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, and you can recharge the device even when it is charging other devices.
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.
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.
No, because the battery size exceeds the level normally permitted (100Wh) by the TSA for reasons of safety.
No. The device's internal battery is non-removable and you should not try to remove it as you may damage the device.
|Cell Capacity||21,6000 mAh|
|AC Input Voltage||100-120V~ 12A Max, 50Hz / 60Hz|
|Rated Watts||500 Max|
|USB-C Input||5V 3A/9V 3A/15V 3A/20V 3A (60W Max Per Port)|
|USB-C Output||5V 3A/9V 3A/15V 3A/20V 3A (60W Max Per Port)|
|AC Output||110V~ 4.54A, 50Hz/60Hz, 500W|
|USB-A Output||5V 6A (2.4A Max Per Port)|
|Car Charger Output||12V⎓10A (120W Max)|
|Operating Temperature||32°F-104°F / 0°C-40°C|
|Charging Temperature||32°F-104°F / 0°C-40°C|
|Size||11.8 x 7.3 x 8 in|