Sometimes the best tool for the job isn't a filmmaking tool at all.
The Anker 757 PowerHouse is a portable power station ideal for camping, power outages, or similar applications where you don't have access to the grid.
However, this tool is also perfect for film and video productions that take place on location, especially if you need to recharge batteries, power a monitor, or keep your laptop going while offloading footage. Maybe even power some robust LED lights!
On-Location Is Like Camping
If your productions tend to go off the grid, even way off the grid, the Anker 757 PowerHouse is an interesting solution to keep your gear powered up and batteries charging. Yes, you can always get a generator, but maybe your budget can't fit one, or the location just isn't accessible. The Anker 757 packs a punch, all in a small, manageable package. Here are some features to whet your appetite:
- 1229Wh capacity with 1500 wattage.
- 13 ports, including 6 AC, 4 USB-A, 2 USB-C, and a car outlet.
- Lightning-fast recharge via its HyperFlash (80% charge in 1 hour).
- Solar charging via solar panels (sold separately), 3.6 hours to 80% charge.
- A generous 5-year warranty.
At 1500w, you can charge all of your batteries and devices, or better yet, use the power station to power two Aputure 600ds. Heck, this power is powerful enough to power a 1200d. Don't trust us? Here's Linus Sebastian of LTT on ShortCurcuit testing a unit out.
The Anker 757 PowerHouse comes with three charging cables, giving creatives a wide variety of ways to recharge: AC, car, and even solar. If the unit dies while on location, you can get back up and running. The HyperFlash recharge feature can get you back to 80% in an hour (with the car charger, but longer with solar).
Whether you’re filming a scene for a movie out in the woods, or a photographer setting up in a remote area, you need to keep your gear powered and charged. The Anker 757 PowerHouse seems to be the perfect companion for on-location filming when you can’t just plug your charger, phone, and laptop into a wall.
Being away from easy access to power sources can see a production come to a standstill if all of the camera’s batteries are dead with hours of filming to go. While the Anker 757 PowerHouse is a bit on the pricy side at $1,399, if you’re on location often enough, it will pay itself back fairly quickly. It's also a lot cheaper than a traditional production generator. Check out Anker’s website to learn more.
What do you think about the Anker 757 PowerHouse? Is this something you'll bring with you for on-location and remote filming? Let us know in the comments!