Energy mobility is more than ever at the heart of our concerns, and Anker, a well-known company in the world of smartphone accessories and inexpensive headphones, is now carving out a niche for itself in the market for high-capacity batteries. Their latest innovation? The Anker 548 Power Bank.
The era of mobile energy is expanding rapidly, and one of the key players in this movement is arguably Anker. Known primarily for its smartphone accessories and affordable headphones, Anker is now branching out into high-capacity batteries. Their latest creation? The Anker 548 Powerbank (PowerCore Reserve 192Wh), a portable powerhouse that goes where you go.
With an impressive capacity of 192 Wh, or 60,000 mAh, this powerbank is not to be taken lightly. Anker claims this capability can charge an iPhone 14 up to ten times, or a MacBook Air M2 almost three times. It is, in effect, almost a small portable power station.
But the Anker 548 Powerbank is not just about charging your devices. It also offers external power functionality via two USB-A ports and two USB-C ports. Possible charging speeds are 60W and 27W via USB-C, which should be fine for a wide variety of devices.
A large integrated display allows you to follow the power bank’s charge level, as well as the number of watts currently supplied by the ports. And for those looking to maximize energy independence, know that the built-in battery can be recharged not only via USB, but also thanks to solar energy. A 10 to 30 V solar panel can be connected to the power bank via an XT-60 connection on the front of the device.
The Anker 548 Powerbank doesn’t stop there. In addition to powering your devices, it can also be used as lighting. An extendable lamp at the top of the power bank can illuminate an area, and an SOS mode is also available. In SOS mode, the power bank flashes to attract attention. Anker claims that the LED light can work for over 42 hours on a single battery charge.
With a carrying handle and a weight of 2.4 kg, the Anker 548 Powerbank is certainly a little heavier than traditional powerbanks, but it is also much more powerful. And with a price of 200 euros, it is positioned as an interesting option for those looking for a powerful, versatile and durable portable power solution.
While the Anker 548 Powerbank is an attractive option, it’s not the only one on the high-capacity battery market. Companies like EcoFlow and Bluetti are also very active in this area, offering products with varied and sometimes more versatile functionalities.
A major advantage of some EcoFlow (including the River 2) and Bluetti models is their ability to supply power to household outlets, greatly extending their usefulness. Instead of just charging small electronics, these batteries can power appliances, DIY tools, and more. Imagine camping with all the tools in the house, or a power outage with no disruption to essential services.