Register to comment and receive news in your inboxRegister or Log in

Anker Launches PowerHouse in South Africa: The Hero Your Home Needs

Anker, a global leader in charging technology, today announced the launch of its PowerHouse 521 and 535 models in South Africa, providing a dependable and affordable solution to the country’s persistent power instability.

In a region frequently disrupted by load shedding and power shortages, Anker’s PowerHouse emerges as a reliable “hero” that ensures a steady power supply when it’s needed most. As an embodiment of the company’s theme, “Every Home Needs a Hero”, the PowerHouse offers consumers resilience against power disruptions, enabling them to maintain their lifestyle and productivity even during power outages.

The new lineup of high-capacity PowerHouse stations is powered by a Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery like those used in modern electric vehicles and offers 6 times more use than conventional batteries. LiFePO4 batteries also offer improved discharge and charge efficiency compared to Lithium-Ion. The stations have been designed using an automotive-grade aluminum alloy that is corrosion and temperature-resistant, providing unmatched durability to withstand the harshest of climates.

Furthermore, to ensure energy optimisation, the PowerHouse series features an energy-saving mode that automatically switches off the station once all connected devices are fully charged. Alternatively, users can disable the energy-saving mode to ensure that their devices are charged for more extended periods. Moreover, with a built-in LED light, the station series can keep you and your loved ones safe in the dark when there is a blackout. An easy-to-read LED display also shows the remaining battery capacity, the current input, and output status, as well as estimated recharge time on the front of the stations.

The PowerHouse models are designed with a keen understanding of the unique challenges South African consumers face. Key features of the range include pass-through charging, a substantial 5-year warranty, and a 10-year lifespan, providing customers with a long-term, reliable solution for their power needs.

“Anker PowerHouse is more than just a power backup, it’s a necessity during load shedding periods,” stated Faraz Mehdi, General Manager, Middle East, Africa & South Asia, Anker Innovations. “For instance, during unexpected outages, it can power utilities, allowing children to continue their studies without interruption. For those dependent equipment that run on electricity, the PowerHouse ensures that the devices remain operational, adding an extra layer of security and peace of mind. With PowerHouse, we’re aiming to bring South Africans a reliable, user-friendly solution that helps to maintain their daily routines and supports their lifestyles, health and well-being during periods of power instability.”

Anker 535 Portable Power Station

The Anker 535 Portable Power Station is a power storage solution that features a rugged design, multiple charging ports, and a built-in lighting bar. With 512Wh (138k mAh) of power capacity and 500W total output power, the 535 station is able to charge any mobile device including smartphones, tablets, and laptops as well as small appliances and medical equipment such as CPAP machines. This makes it an ideal tool for situations when there is no access to electricity during outdoor activities such as hiking or camping and can also be useful in times of blackouts, or natural disasters.

Anker 521 Portable Power Station

With 256Wh (69k mAh) of power capacity and 200W total output power, the 521 Portable Power Station is an entry-level portable station by Anker. The station is quite durable and convenient featuring a drop-proof design and industry-standard components with a 50,000-hour life expectancy, five times more than the market average. The PowerHouse 521 is the perfect portable companion for any outdoor enthusiast.

Anker 757 Portable Power Station

With 1229Wh (330k mAh) of power capacity and 1500W total output power, the Anker 757 PowerHouse is set to revolutionise portable battery generators. Soon to be launched, this innovative product will be available in stores by the end of July 2023. Unlike other power stations that take hours to recharge, the Anker 757 PowerHouse can be charged from zero capacity to over 80 percent in just 1 hour, thanks to HyperFlash technology. This bi-directional inverter draws power from the standard AC plug at faster speeds. Additionally, the Anker 757 PowerHouse boasts a remarkable 5-year full device warranty, three years longer than the industry average, ensuring peace of mind for its users.

“Beyond offering dependable power backup, Anker PowerHouse also takes into account the need for affordability, said Grant Norton, CEO of Premium Brand Distributors. “Despite its advanced features and long-term reliability, PowerHouse offers excellent value for money, making it a practical choice for South African customers facing regular power shortages.”

For the convenience of its customers, the PowerHouse Power Stations can be purchased online from leading outlets including Takealot, Incredible Connection, Hi-Fi Corp, ORMS among others. Additionally, customers seeking an in-person shopping experience can find the PowerHouses at Hi-Fi Corp, Incredible Connection, The Digital Experience, New World, ORMS, OutdoorPhoto, Cine Photo Tools, and Teljoy. Pricing is available at all participating retailers.

Anker invites South Africans to experience the resilience of PowerHouse and embrace the idea that “Every Home Needs a Hero.” No more disrupted daily activities or productivity losses due to power outages. With Anker PowerHouse, your home has the hero it needs to save the day.