Anker Powerhouse 200 review: One of the better-looking power stations available

The $299 Anker Powerhouse 200 appears like a biggie-sized model of one of the firm’s smaller transportable battery packs. It’s nicely designed, with an exterior made of steel, and tender rubber round each ends. A cushty deal with straddles the prime.

Note: This evaluation is a component of our roundup of transportable power banks. Go there for particulars on competing merchandise and our testing strategies.

On the enterprise finish you’ll discover a 12V connection, a USB-C PD port, two legacy USB ports, and a normal 110VAC outlet. In addition to that there are three buttons and a display screen that spans the width of the system.

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The power ports are divided into three sections, every with its personal on/off button.

Each button powers a bit of connectors. Once a bit is turned on, the display screen shows the present cost degree of the battery.

On the reverse aspect of the system is a lone enter port that makes use of the included AC charger to recharge.

The 12V adapter maxes out at 5A, whereas the USB-C PD port is succesful of 30W output. The 110VA maxes out at 100W, and may swap between 50Hz and 60Hz. I actually like the Powerhouse 200’s show: It’s massive, vibrant, straightforward to learn, and reveals you precisely what’s happening.

With a capability of 213Wh, the Powerhouse 200 has 73 p.c the capability of the Jackery Honda 290 power station I lately reviewed. Not solely is its capability smaller, however the total measurement of the pack is smaller too. Measuring 7.48 x 5.47 x 4.69-inches and weighing six kilos, Anker’s providing is barely extra transportable and simpler to tuck away in a desk drawer or your automobile’s trunk. 

In testing, the Powerhouse 200 output 166Wh, or 78.14 p.c of its acknowledged whole capability. Compare that to the Jackery Honda’s effectivity ranking of 90.63 p.c, and it’s straightforward to really feel considerably let down by the Powerhouse 200’s efficiency.

I used the Powerhouse 200 to power a lamp and used a Wyze Cam to document how lengthy the gentle remained on. The lamp remained on for 5 hours and 18 minutes. It took six hours and 52 minutes to cost the Powerhouse 200 with the included AC power adapter.

The Anker Powerhouse 200 is $50 lower than the Jackery Honda 290 power station, has much less capability, and decrease effectivity. However, it’s higher designed, has an easier-to-read show, and is extra transportable. Neither determination is mistaken; all of it is determined by how a lot you wish to spend and what your priorities are.

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