Anker launches the 521 PowerHouse portable charging bank with 256 W capacity
Anker has released the 521 PowerHouse portable charging bank. The mobile power station has a lithium iron phosphate battery with a 256 W capacity. The company says that this means it will last for a weekend away. Alternatively, Anker suggests that you could use the gadget during a power cut.
The company claims that the battery could charge over 20 phones, four laptops or five drones. The product has six ports to charge devices at high speeds. These include two AC ports, two USB-A ports, a USB-C port and a car outlet.
Also included in the power station is an energy-saving mode that will automatically switch off the gadget once all connected devices are fully charged. Alternatively, you can disable the energy-saving mode to ensure your devices are charged for more extended periods, for example, when capturing time-lapse photos or videos.
The charging bank also has a built-in warm-tone LED light and an LED display showing information such as the cell capacity. The gadget is durable, with Anker claiming it has a drop-proof design and industry-standard components with a 50,000-hour life expectancy. The device weighs 4.34 kg (9.57 lbs) for easy transportation.
It's worth noting that the charging bank is only suitable for devices rated less than 200 W, so you cannot use it with products such as a toaster or hot plate. The power station comes with a DC adapter, a car charging cable and a 24-month warranty. You can now buy the Anker 512 Portable Power Station for US$249.99.