Powerhouse II Review by Android Central

Looks like a close second to Jackery’s Explorer 500 due to the limited amount of USB ports?

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Overall it is fair review but I’ll split some hairs.

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This is not powerful enough to power items like your refrigerator, washing machine, dishwasher, etc. So it’s only powerful enough for low power items.

So I’d argue you buy:

  • your cooling appliances to be well insulated and you don’t open them when outage, consume fresh then frozen (if its defrosting, then dried, then tinned)
  • you use laptops and tablets which are USB powered
  • you buy Powercore with USB output to power your USB devices.
  • you buy USB powered flashlights
  • you use solar to recharge USB Powercore to stretch for longer.

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  • Car camping where the long dead bodies of old animals are fueling your vehicle.
  • Human powered from food would not like the higher weight and volume relative to Powercore.

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  • True but push to get laptops which are USB powered and then seek Powercore.

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  • fair comments but
  • you should also not buy if you don’t need AC power, as Powercore is a better option on cost and volume basis.

I’d encourage to direct spend towards purging AC devices and towards Powercore. Powercore, multiple thereof will get more use, you can bring 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or… to get the capacity required. A mix of Powercore 26800 45W, Powercore 20000 PD, Powercore 20000 non-PD (is lower cost) and Powercore 10000 (PD or non-PD).

In my house I currently have a Powercore 26800, 20000 PD, 3 10000 PD, and two Bolder LC130, LC90, 5 LC40.

Loved reading the review @Mtsurumo
Can’t beat a real world test of these things.

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Thanks for sharing the review you found :+1:

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I really want a big battery bank / power station due to constant power outages in Northern California due to fires/fire hazard but so far none have been worth the price factor. Delta makes one that could power our refrigerator lol

Lol I wonder for how much :rofl:

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About $1400 so more or less the cost of a Honda EU2200 generator. I figured it was a better choice currently to go with a gas generator for our emergency shut offs as it’s easier to get gasoline rather than the 1-2 hour charge (super fast btw as this battery is HUGE) that the Delta 1300 requires.

@AnkerOfficial maybe Anker should make a MASSIVE power station in the future :wink:

Thanks for addressing this topic. I was looking for the information regarding the same.

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This is on our short blackfriday/cyber monday list. We go camping all the time and it would be perfect.

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Nice review thx for sharing

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Thanks for sharing!!!

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