As we transition into the winter months, specific tools are necessary to get through the season’s challenges. Sure, tools like chainsaws for property maintenance and snow shovels for clearing the driveway and sidewalks are obvious. But when the power goes out, a portable power station can ensure you have a backup source for essential appliances, lights, and your devices. Before you get caught without a plan B, Amazon is offering up to 22 percent off Anker portable power stations and solar panels.
There are several power stations on sale, from the portable Anker 522 to the Anker Solix F2000. You can also pick up the Solix F1200 for 22 percent off, bringing the price down to $1,098 from $1,399. The model features a 1,229-watt-hour (Wh) battery that can deliver 1,800 watts of output power. That’s enough to power several devices simultaneously, including household appliances and power tools.
What makes the Solix F1200 an excellent option for the home is the number of ports. There are 13 in total: two USB-C, four USB-A, six AC outlets, and one car outlet. A large display shows the remaining battery capacity, current output/input, and estimated time to recharge. Meanwhile, Anker claims the power station can recharge to 80 percent in 1 hour so that you can have it ready on short notice.
For more portable power, Amazon is offering 9 percent off the Anker 535. The power station weighs 17 pounds and is roughly the size of a small cooler, complete with a sturdy handle for easy transportation. It has nine ports—one USB-C, three USB-A, four AC, and one car outlet—with a 512-Wh battery that can deliver 716 watts of power. For those who enjoy off-grid camping, the Anker 535 is the ideal companion, providing enough power to charge your smartphone, camera, or drone from empty to full several times over.
Speaking of off-grid camping, Anker’s 625 Solar Panel is $60 off when you apply the coupon. The 100-watt panel is compatible with the Anker 535 and can completely recharge the portable power station in just over 5 hours. Even better, the solar panel features USB-C and USB-A output ports that can supply power to two devices simultaneously. It can conveniently fold up and weighs only 11 pounds, making it easy to transport.
Other options, such as this kit that includes the Anker Solix F2000 and the PowerHouse 767 Solar Panel, have available coupons as well. While portable power stations can come in clutch during the winter when the power goes out, they’re handy in more lighthearted situations, too, such as camping at the beach or enjoying a weekend tailgate.
Brandon Russell is a freelance writer covering gear and technology. He started his journey as a news writer at a small newspaper and later began reviewing smartphones, movies, and video games. In his free time, he enjoys the slower, more intentional experience of using a 35mm film camera and making short videos about movies he grew up watching.