First I want to thank @ankerofficial and staff for selecting me to test this powerhouse out, and also for allowing me some extended time for review. With that said I do apologize to everyone who has been waiting for my review, I was suppose to have it up and posted last week but I let time get away from myself as I got caught up with life issues and work.
After much delay and testing here is My Powerhouse II 400 review, This is my written part, the video will be added over the weekend as its currently rendering and wont be done until then.
Specs: Powerhouse II 400 total cell capacity is 108,000mah which consit of 24 cells @4500mAH.
The total rated capacity is 27,000mAh @ 14.4v, or 388.8 Wh.
All this is in package that weights 10.2lbs and is 10 x 5.5 x7.5 including thed handle.
The operating temperature is 32F to 104F…
Outputs: (1) 3 prong AC outlet that can supply 110V up to 300w
(1) Car socket supplying DC voltage up to 110w
(1) 5.5mm Barrel plug that also has an input/output of 110w
(3) USB-A ports with Power IQ each can provide firstname.lastname@example.orgA b
(1) USB-C with Power IQ 3.0 thalt allows for a max input and output voltage of 60W
(3) power switches to control each section of the battery pack. Meaning you only have to have to have 1 section turned on at a time. Warning: Make sure to turn each switch off as they each draw a minimum amout of power when left on and can drain your battery.
Testing: I tested this powerhouse with my phone, laptop, flashlight, Light ring, tablet, my Cpap machine and my 3D printer. I used the standard USB-A port to first test my phone and see how long it took to charge, using my Samsung Galaxy S20FE it took roughly 1 hour and 19 minutes from 5% battery life. When I used the USB-C port it took 1 hour and 14 minutes to charge my phone fully from 5%, it seems that my phone did not fully use the USB C port to its full potential and it could be because of the variable power requirement of these new phones and power IQ 3.0 just cant handle that.
When I tested my laptop its power draw was only around 70w and charged in roughly 2.5 hours and thats with me using it plugged into the powerhouse, although I was only streaming netflix and not gaming or doing anything power hungry.
My biggest surprise came as I tested the light ring I had for my lightbox, it drew roughly 40w of power even though its suppose to be low powered lights and are only suppose to draw between 5 and 10w. I then plugged it into a standard outlet and noticed the lights were dimmer and not as bright as when plugged into the powerhouse. This is when i realized the powerhouse was overpowering the lights and its regulator was failing when plugged into the powerhouse. So I stopped using the lights and chalked it up to them failing. My other test came when using my 3D printer which drew around 230w of power and ran consistently until the powerhouse died, I am thankful my printer has auto resume as I was able to plug it into a wall outlet and continue printing my parts. I didnt get any pictures of this or its run time because I had left it to run while I was at work and came home and plugged it in. My cpap machine lasted only 3 hours when plugged into the powerhouse which is longer than I had expected it to, but its also because I didn’t run the dehumidifier on it which draws significantly more power.
Out of all the items I tested and yes I even tried to bog it down by running max power to all ports, nothing came as a shock to me and this machine handled it all. To say its a beast is an understatement because it handled everything I had thrown at it within its power limits. The machine even shined when I had it outdoors and the temps dropped overnight to 26 degrees, it held up and ran through the night powering my devices…now I do not recommend camping under the stars without a tent and just having the powerhouse sitting on the grass, power and moisture do not mix. and while the powerhouse made it through the night I wouldn’t want to try that test again for fear of ruining it. In the grand scheme of things this bad boy outshined itself and left me wishing I had it sooner as all the power outages we get a year it would have come in handy sooner.
For those who are looking for a large portable powerbank and an all in one unit I would not hesitate to pick this up. 10 out of 10 I would recommend this.
The Front of the powerhouse showing the display, inputs, and the buttons for each section of power
The second picture shows the side of the powerhouse that has a Hi/Low/Strobe light. Check out the cool Blue look through the side vents
Here is the backside of the powerhouse, it showcases the warm led strip light that has 3 levels to it.
This side just houses the side vents where you again see the cool blue look through them.
Here is the powerhouse in the lightbox without any lights on
Here is the warm led light on Hi
Here is the warm led on Low
Here Is the led spot light turned on
The LED spotlight is on low
The LED spotlight on Hi
Powerhouse button pressed to see power level remaining
Powerhouse showing power draw with nothing plugged in
Here you can see that the powerhouse is powering a small device that plugs into the AC outlet
Here the powerhouse shows it runs with multiple devices installed.
Here it shows the Anker UV light charging
And here is the Powerhouse with my 3D printed octopus, Baby Yoda and the Mandelorean
Edit: Hey guys I wanna apologize my original video somehow got screwed up while rendering and when it got done it was all static and vocals could barely be heard. So I hope you accept this poorly done video that I threw together really quick, just to have a video to post as I promised one today.
@ankerofficial I’m sorry if I let yall down with my review…