Get juice off-the-grid with Anker’s potent new power stations


The new C1000 comes in handy for outdoor and indoor (power outage) adventures.
The new C1000 comes in handy for outdoor and indoor (power outage) adventures.
Photo: Anker

Two new Anker Solix portable power stations give you power for camping, home-backup and other off-the-grid power needs, the company said last week at IFA 2023 in Berlin, Germany.

Anker unveiled Anker Solix C1000 Portable Power Station and Anker Solix F3800 Portable Power Station at the show.

Anker Solix C1000 and Solix F3800 portable power stations

Anker emphasized that the new Solix C1000 and Solix F3800 portable power stations aren’t just for recreational outdoor use, but can come in handy in many ways.

“With the next generation of Anker Solix power stations, consumers can access reliable power storage in any situation,” said Shaun Xiong, general manager of Anker and Anker Solix.

“It’s not just about powering outdoor adventures, but also ensuring they have a dependable home power backup solution at an incredible savings over traditional home backup solutions,” he added. “We believe in energy independence for our consumers, and to power a sustainable future together.”

Anker Solix C1000

Anker Solix C1000 can hold up to 1056Wh of power. And you can double that to 2112Wh by using a BP1000 Expansion battery.

Anker also called the devices “the smallest 1kWh portable power station.” It’s “15% smaller than power stations with the same capacity, yet its ultra-compact structure and stackable design ensures efficient heat dissipation, making it the perfect choice for both outdoor activities and professional usage,” the company said.

Solix C1000 can power up to 99% of appliances, including CPAP machines, laptops, Wi-Fi routers, lights, a mini fridge or even aquariums during blackouts, Anker said, crediting the device’s 2400W AC output via SurgePad.

The C1000 also features an uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) system with a switchover time of less than 20ms, ensuring a virtually seamless transition for devices to keep running during power outages.

Fast recharging

Anker’s  HyperFlash technology enables the Anker Solix C1000 to recharge in just 58 minutes with up to 1300W input power when connected to a wall outlet.

And when paired with solar panels putting out 600W, the power station can be fully recharged in just 1.8 hours.

Anker said the power station should give power for more than a decade:

Anker’s proprietary InfiniPower technology, combined with Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries that can last up to 3,000 charging cycles, as well as ultra-durable electronic components, a smart temperature control system, and an impact-resistant structural exterior, ensures the C1000 is built to last for over a decade, even with everyday usage.

C1000 specs:

  • 6x AC outlets (total 1800W max output power or 2400W via SurgePad)
  • 2x USB-C ports (100W and 30W)
  • 2x USB-A ports (20W each)
  • 1x carport (120W)
  • AC input: 1300W max
  • Solar input: 600W max
  • Dimensions/Weight: 376mm x 205mm x 267mm / 28.44 pounds
  • Expansion battery: 1056Wh battery capacity

Anker Solix F3800

The upcoming F3800 power station can be more than just home backup, the company said.
The upcoming F3800 power station can be more than just home backup, the company said.
Photo: Anker

Anker said its new Solix F3800 power station isn’t just a backup power source. It can be a regular home energy source.

The company said F3800 will be the first power station to feature AC coupling and support home solar power cycling. Paired with the Anker Solix Home Power Panel, it provides a complete home power cycle.

“We are really excited about getting the F3800 into the homes of our consumers,” said Xiong. “Not only does it offer a powerful storage option with an expandable form factor, but it will do so at a significantly reduced cost compared to more traditional home power storage options; helping to address one of the biggest hurdles of battery storage ownership.”

As a power station, the F3800 offers 6,000W AC power output and 120V/240V dual voltage output. That lets it simultaneously power high-energy devices like washer-dryers and refrigerators. And you can hook it up to backup batteries to pool power for an outage.

Most brawny power station yet

Here’s Anker’s description of F3800’s brawn:

More impressively, the F3800 boasts a massive 3.84kWh internal battery for peace of mind when the power goes out. With the SOLIX F3800’s expandable form factor, users can customize their power storage needs with up to 26.88kWh by adding up to six additional batteries and providing a week of home backup power (usage dependent). As part of Anker SOLIX’s Flex series, the F3800 will become Anker’s most powerful and most efficient power station to date.

And even with all that power, the unit’s “suitcase design” with retractable handle and large wheels makes it easy to transport, Ankwer said.

The station also integrates a NEMA 14-50 RV port to power RV appliances. And you can use it to charge electric vehicles  without any additional grounding accessories.

As Anker said:

This means EV users can connect their vehicle’s charging cable directly to the Anker F3800 at 6000W/240V to charge it for up to 140km (87 miles) with the six expansion batteries, providing a convenient charging solution at home, even when the power is out.

Pricing and availability

You can preorder Anker Solix C1000 now on with a 25% special early-bird discount. It will be available for general retail purchase beginning September 25 on and for $999. The expansion battery will be available for retail purchase in November for $799, Anker said.

Anker Solix F3800 ship in Q1 2024 but included no pricing information. Sign up for a discount and more information.

Source: Anker


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