Anker Powerhouse, Compact 400Wh / 120000mAh Portable Outlet, Generator Alternative Rechargeable Power Source with Silent DC/AC Inverter, 12V Car/AC/USB Outputs for Camping, CPAP or Emergency Backup
|Price:||& FREE Shipping|
|You Save:||$50.00 (10%)|
- The Anker Advantage: Join the 10 million+ powered by our leading technology.
- Portable Power: Off-grid power supply for camping or emergency backup, capable of powering lamps, phones, laptops, TVs and even mini fridges. PowerHouse boasts triple output modes: a 12V car socket, an 110V AC outlet (for devices up to 120W) and 4 fast-charging USB ports.
- Remarkably Compact: PowerHouse is possibly the smallest and lightest 400Wh power supply on the market. A high-density lithium-ion battery allows for a more compact build than that of lead-acid power packs.
- Safety Guaranteed: Battery Management System (BMS) undertakes voltage control, temperature control and more advanced safety operations, ensuring complete protection for you and your devices.
- What You Get: Anker PowerHouse (434Wh Portable Power Supply), 10ft / 304cm AC adapter, 2ft / 60cm Micro USB charging cable, welcome guide, our worry-free 18-month warranty and friendly customer service.
Frequently bought together
Featured items you may like
More to consider from our brands
Have a question?
Find answers in product info, Q&As, reviews
Your question may be answered by sellers, manufacturers, or customers who purchased this item, who are all part of the Amazon community.
Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question.
Please enter a question.
America’s Leading USB Charging Brand
PowerHouse by Anker
- PowerHouse is our premier portable power supply solution, built using only premium components and the most advanced power management technology.
The Ultimate Portable Power Supply
With PowerHouse, we've taken mobile power to a whole new level, creating a power supply that’s extremely potent yet remarkably portable.Whether within the confines of your home or in the great outdoors, we’ve created a way for you to never run out of power but stay connected. Your life is mobile, so we’ve put unlimited power in your hands.
- Powers phones, laptops, lamps, mini fridges and other small appliances
- Silent and safe enough to operate indoors
- Recharging options: wall outlet (10 hrs)
PowerHouse’s sturdy yet compact body encases a remarkable 434 watt-hours of power, enough to fully charge a laptop up to 15 times or give your phone up to 40 recharges. With a compact build made for easy carrying, PowerHouse is the ideal power supply to carry on outings or roadtrips.
Four USB ports powered by fast-charging PowerIQ technology, ensure that your phones, tablets and cameras stay charged throughout the day.
PowerHouse offers a reliable alternative power option for small medical devices such as CPAP machines. Its noiseless and fumeless operation makes it the ideal clean power source.
Ideal Camping Partner
PowerHouse can light a 15V lamp for 100+ hours. With ultra-high capacity and a highly portable design, it’s the ideal power supply for outings or camping trips.
Only Premium Components
PowerHouse is built using only high-grade components. Its sturdy, drop-tested aluminum shell is built to withstand the rigor of your outdoor adventures.
Battery Management System (BMS)
BMS undertakes voltage control, temperature control, short circuit prevention and more advanced safety procedures. It conducts active cell balancing to optimize battery performance and extend battery life.
Peace of Mind Included
Every purchase includes our lifetime technical support. If you have any questions, our team will be more than happy to help out.
For Optimal Use:
- To preserve battery lifespan, use and recharge at least once every 4 months, store in cool, dry
- Use the included adapter or one certified by a third-party.
The Ultimate Portable Power Supply
From ANKER, America's Leading USB Charging Brand
• Faster and safer charging with our advanced technology
• 10 million+ happy users and counting
Boasting a remarkable 434 watt-hours of energy, PowerHouse packs enough power to fully charge a laptop up to 15 times. A high-density lithium-ion battery makes PowerHouse significantly smaller and lighter than lead-acid power pack alternatives.
Fuel-less Power Supply
PowerHouse is completely fumeless and fuel-less and produces clean, safe and silent mobile power
Triple Output Modes
PowerHouse offers you varied modes of power delivery. A 12V socket, an AC outlet and 4 fast-charging USB ports allow you to power an extensive range of devices or appliances.
Battery Management System undertakes voltage control, temperature control, short circuit prevention and more advanced safety procedures. It conducts active cell balancing to optimize battery performance, thus extending battery life.
AC output is 110V only, but voltage converters will work.
Fully recharge in 10.5 hours with a 16.8V=3A power supply.
Compare with similar items
Anker PowerCore+ 26800mAh PD 45W with 60W PD Charger, Power Delivery Portable Charger Bundle for USB C MacBook Air/Pro/Dell XPS, iPad Pro 2018, iPhone 11 Pro / 11 / XS Max / X / 8, and More
Powkey 200Watt Portable Power Bank with AC Outlet for Camping 42000mAh Power Supply for CPAP ,2 AC Ports, 4 USB Ports, 2 DC Port
Solar Panel, Anker 21W 2-Port USB Portable Solar Charger with Foldable Panel, PowerPort Solar for iPhone 11/Xs/XS Max/XR/X/8/7, iPad Pro/Air/Mini, Galaxy S9/S8/S7/S6, and More
MAXOAK Laptop Power Bank 185Wh/50000mAh(Max.130W) Portable Laptop Charger External Battery Pack for Laptop iPad Phone Notebook
|Sold By||AnkerDirect||AnkerDirect||HKSY||AnkerDirect||Maxoak Direct|
|Connector Type||micro usb, usb||usb, usb type c||usb||usb;micro-usb||usb|
|Item Dimensions||7.87 x 6.50 x 5.71 inches||7.68 x 3.54 x 2.36 inches||7.87 x 1.81 x 5.71 inches||11.10 x 1.10 x 6.30 inches||8.10 x 5.30 x 1.30 inches|
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
For such an expensive product it’s unforgivable. We biught 5 and all became unusable within a year. And terrible customer service.
Somfigure you’ll get anyear -18 months of usability and then throw it out.
Update: Anker still refuses to refund my money and/or send me a replacement. Their "help" was to remind me to press the button if I wanted the display to light up. Duh! THE DISPLAY DOESN'T WORK! REPLACE THIS UNIT!
Update 5/19 8 days after I was promised a new unit, there is still no replacement despite Anker's promises to replace the unit.
I bought this almost exclusively for the purpose of having portable power for car camping at campgrounds where power isn't available. I use a CPAP (Respironics Auto 50 series, no humidifier) and while I CAN sleep without it, it's not a pleasant experience. My hope in purchasing this unit is that I can now expand the camping options available to us to include no power sites. I really love camping.
My first test was simply charging it up to the full 30 hour capacity and run my CPAP for 8 hours on the AC plug. After 8 hours of running the CPAP, the PowerHouse still had 24 hours of charge left on it, so theoretically it could run my CPAP for 4 nights before requiring a recharge. I plugged it back in to recharge this morning and it was back to a full 30 hour reserve in about 90 minutes. I am impressed.
I also tried hooking up a small fan (Honeywell HT-900 TurboForce equivalent) running on high. While the fan runs, It is apparent that the Anker unit is not designed to power this item to the degree that a wall outlet can, and on full power the fan ran as if on the lowest setting. Furthermore, the available power of the Anker dropped from 30 hours to 29 in a matter of minutes.
EDIT 4.29 - On a whim, plugged the fan, the CPAP, and a cellphone in to verify just how long the unit would last from full charge. After the reserve dropped from 30 hours down to about 9 in about 90 minutes, it leveled off and drained at the reported rate. This combination of devices will last about 10 hours before the Anker needs recharging.
My next test will be added later, with the CPAP connected to the 12v outlet using a 12v adapter (Part Number 1001956). After doing some reading, my conclusion is that the 12v option will be more efficient and therefore use a little less power. I will report on that test next week.
EDIT 05.03.2016 - Using the DC power adapter for my CPAP, I ran it for 7 hours, along with a phone being charged. According to the readout on the PowerHouse, it only used one hour of charge for the entire night. This amazes me. I had no idea how much more efficient the 12v option would be, but it clearly is, and means there is practically no limit to the number of days I can take this camping with my CPAP.
I envision using the PowerHouse as an intermediary power storage option if I am faced with an extended power outage. We have a propane-powered generator that I would use to charge this during the day, when the noise of a generator is more tolerable, and then use the Anker at night for running my CPAP and charging phones.
As others have mentioned, this unit seems solid and well-built. Objections to it being called a "generator" notwithstanding, it "generates" power for my intentions as expected and does so in a compact, highly portable, easily (if not quickly) replenished manner. As with many "convenience" items, the price reflects the awareness of the manufacturer that yes, there are other options, but they have identified a niche and know that the people who will find this device intriguing and useful are probably going to be willing to pay a premium for that convenience. I am one of those people.
I think Anker would do well to follow the suggestion of one of the commenters here, and equip future models to swap out depleted Li-ion components, perhaps in a way that made it possible to use other Anker battery products in a modular fashion, or expand the power capacity with some sort of backplane. That would be a feature that made the price absolutely and unequivocally in line with the functionality.
-Easy to use. Power button for each output with status indicators. There is no auto off for the outputs so make sure you turn them off when you are not using them. There will be a small power draw if you leave the output on.
-Weight is low for power capacity (compared to sealed lead acid). The Goal Zero Yeti 400 with similar power density is around 30 pounds compared to less than 10 for the Anker.
-Plenty of USB ports for charging.
-AC inverter power is limited to around 160 watts
-Only one AC power port
-Handle is not removable
-No expansion possibility - Would be cool to be able to expand the capacity in some way. Either by adding a second Powerhouse or some expansion unit.
-Battery cannot be serviced - There is no easy way to replace the battery when they wear out. Batteries are a wear item and will usually wear out before the other electronics do so this makes the useful life of this piece of electronic equipment limited.
-LCD is too simple. There is not enough detail to determine the charge level accurately. In my testing I used a 40 watt load on the AC inverter and the time does not update quickly enough. For example, I plugged in my 40 watt load into the AC port and the unit displayed 30 hours for a couple minutes. It deducted around 1 hour about every 10 minutes and finally showed the true time value after about an hour. That means you won’t know the true time remaining unless you wait for a while with your load plugged in.
I also expected the 40 watt load to last about 8 hours (estimating for some power loss during the DC to AC conversion) but it drained it completely after 5.5 hours.
-AC inverter is very inefficient. I only got around 50% efficiency with a 40 watt load. Specification shows that the battery capacity is 434 watt-hours but I measured about 240 watt-hours in my testing of the AC inverter.
-Very little documentation. There is no mention of this item on the Anker website. Nothing in the store page or in their support section. I had to piece together information from the label on the unit and from other reviews on Amazon.
Suggestions for improvement:
-Add a power meter to the LCD that shows charge and drain in watts. It is too vague to use a time value and a simple bar graph. The only reason I knew the LCD was wrong is because I had a power meter inline with my loads. Someone who did not do the calculation manually only has the time value in the Lcd to go off of.
-Use more efficient AC inverter. Only getting 50% of the battery capacity from the AC inverter is wasting too much power.
-Provide support documentation on the website. There needs to be better documentation on this product.
Overall I think it is good to see Anker coming out with a product like this. I use many other Anker products like their USB cables and portable USB chargers and I really like their products overall. I was hoping this unit could replace my Goal Zero Yeti 400 (that I recently sold because it is just too heavy) since that unit is very heavy but the features on the Anker just don’t match up to my needs. The Anker unit is much lighter in weight and that was my reason for wanting to try this unit out. However, the AC port is limited to 160 watts and is not very efficient.
I also would have liked a more detailed LCD screen that showed how much power in watts was coming in and how much load is on the battery. The display showing the capacity in hours is a nice idea but it needs to update faster in order to be useful. I can see someone plugging in something and assuming the unit will last 20 hours when it should read much lower (which it will eventually show the correct number it just takes anywhere between 10-30 minutes).
Finally I would like to see manufacturers have some consideration for the serviceability of their products. Especially when the product is as expensive as this portable power supply. The battery is a wear item and it should have a way to be serviced. Another reviewer has opened their unit and showed that there is no practical way to replace a dead battery. Serviceability of the battery will allow users to reuse the electronics that aren’t worn out and prevent creating extra electronics waste from being created.
I purchased this unit with my own money with the intention of using it for camping, road trips, and occasional use at home. However after trying it for a couple weeks I will be returning it and looking for another solution to meet my needs. I really hoped that Anker was going to check all the boxes, I guess I will have to wait and see if version 2 or another product from them will be better.