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Anker's New PowerHouse Aims to Replace Your Generator, and You Can Save $100 On Yours Today

Anker PowerHouse, $400 with code ANKPower
Anker PowerHouse, $400 with code ANKPower

Anker has continued its inexorable march towards producing anything that includes a battery with the release of the new PowerHouse electric “generator,” and you can save $100 on yours for a limited time.

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I put “generator” in scare quotes because you can’t readily use the PowerHouse to generate electricity, unless you buy additional solar panels. Instead, it’s basically a gigantic lithium-ion battery that can power everything from mini-fridges to laptops to televisions to emergency medical equipment for hours on end.

There are a few similar products on the market, most notably Goal Zero’s Yeti 400, but those use heavy lead-acid batteries (the Yeti weighs 29 pounds), rather than lithium-ion like the compact PowerHouse (9.3 pounds).

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I could see using this thing as an alternative to a noisy gas generator for tailgating, or you could just keep it charged and at the ready for power outages at home. It’s definitely an investment at its $500 list price, but for a limited time, you can save $100 with promo code ANKPower.

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