Anker is also launching its 521 PowerHouse mobile charging station in Europe. With the device you can When camping, for example, they can supply many devices with electricity – from mobile refrigerators to laptops and smartphones. According to Anker, these power dispensers have long been popular in the United States. It is now hoped that this trend will spill over to Europe as well.
Several connectors are integrated in the Anker 521 PowerHouse: 2x USB-A, 1x USB-C, 1x EU power connector and 1x 12V car connector. The electrical connection is designed for devices up to 200 watts. If you want to pre-order through Anker, you can save quite a bit. For one euro, you can take a 50 euro voucher with you, which can then be redeemed on April 25, 2022 when the charging station starts. With that you push the price from 369.99 to 319.99 euros. You can find the pre-order campaign here.
The dimensions of the Anker 512 PowerHouse are 21.6 x 21.1 x 14.4 centimeters with a weight of 4.3 kilograms. The capacity of the portable energy storage is 256 watt hours. Lithium iron phosphate (LFP or also called LiFePO4) batteries are used. After 3,000 charging cycles, a remaining capacity of 80% must still be guaranteed. Anker promises up to six times the life of conventional batteries. LFP batteries are also used in electric vehicles, for example.
The smart power-saving mode, which can be set at the push of a button, also protects the batteries and prevents energy wastage, as the charging station automatically switches off once the connected devices have been completely loaded. Anker also provides a five-year warranty on the charging station. If the battery is empty, it can be recharged via the various connections or, even better, with the included power supply. In an hour and a half, 80% are resupplied again.
Since the Anker 512 supports PowerHouse pass-through, the charging station itself can continue to charge other devices while its battery is charging. A suitable solar module from Anker is also expected to be offered in the near future. The integrated display shows, among other things, the current charging capacity of the devices. The charging time and the remaining battery life are also displayed there. An LED strip emits light in the front, which can be useful for outdoor excursions.
The most important technical details at a glance:
- Connections: 2x USB-A, 1x USB-C, 1x EU power connector and 1x 12V car connector
- Cell capacity: 256 watt hours / total power: 398 watts
- Lifetime: 3000 cycles at over 80%
- Operating and ambient temperature: 0 to 40 degrees Celsius
- input power: DC: 11 to 28 volts at 5.5 amps (65 watts max) / USB-C: 5 volts at 3 amps / 9 volts at 3 amps / 15 volts at 3 amps / 20 volts at 3 amps
- Output power: Car charger: 11 volts at 10 amps / Outlet: 220 to 240 volts, 0.9 amps max, 50 hertz, 200 watts / USB-A: 5 volts at 3.6 amps (2.4 amps max per connection) / USB C: 5 volts at 3 amps / 9 volts at 3 amps / 15 volts at 3 amps / 20 volts at 3 amps
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