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Anker’s massive backup battery can power your TV for nine hours

A power bank for your pad

A standard power bank might be fine for refuelling your smartphone a few times, but its meagre output won’t be much use when the grid’s gone down and you need to microwave your dinner. Want a backup battery that can run your domestic tech? Anker’s PowerHouse is the answer.

A portable power station for your pad, Anker’s largest PowerHouse ships with a massive 1229Wh capacity. Don’t know your joules from your coulombs? That’s enough to run a microwave for more than an hour – plenty of time to ping your dinner. Alternatively, it can power a fridge for almost three hours, run a TV for nine or refill a laptop 16 times over.

A swift 20ms switchover time means it can provide continuous power to delicate electronics when the mains supply is interrupted. Running a solar setup? The PowerHouse can store energy generated during the day, allowing you to stay sustainable and self-sufficient through the night.

Clad in a sturdy aluminium chassis, the PowerHouse is also happy to travel – handy for grilling foraged food on your electric BBQ. It’s not backpack-friendly at 19.9kg, but integrated handles should at least make it easier to heave into the back of your wagon.

And with an arsenal of ports on-board, you whole crew can get a share of the juice: besides a car port and four USB-A sockets, the PowerHouse is home to a pair of 100W USB-C ports and six AC outlets (for US plugs), with a total output of 1500W.

However you hook it up, Anker reckons the PowerHouse is good for more than 3000 charge cycles, which should be enough to see you through a few years in the wilderness. It’s also fast to refill, reaching 80% capacity in just an hour – and brimming the tank in 90 minutes. Useful if mains electricity is rationed after the apocalypse.

Keen to go off-grid – or at least be ready for blackouts? Anker’s PowerHouse 757 will be available from 9 May. The PowerHouse alone will cost $1399, while Anker’s solar bundle – including three panels and all the necessary cables – will set you back $2299.

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Formerly News Editor at this fine institution, Chris now writes about tech from his tropical office. Sidetracked by sustainable stuff, he’s also keen on coffee kit, classic cars and any gear that gets better with age.

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