So you might have heard of power banks and power stations before—they're both great options for keeping your devices charged on the go. But what's the difference between the two? Let's take a look.
Size and Weight. Power stations are built to be heavy-duty, so even the portable models are pretty hefty. You're looking roughly the size of a stereo speaker that weighs around 11 pounds. On the other hand, a power bank is much slimmer and lighter, and can easily slip into your pocket.
Output. Power stations tend to have a much higher wattage output, so they can power appliance at 1000W or higher. Power banks, on the other hand, usually use USB inputs for mobile devices like phones or tablets.
Capacity. When it comes to capacity, power stations usually have the upper hand. A typical Anker portable power station can come with an impressive 2048Wh—that's way larger than any power bank can offer.
Recharging Options. Power stations usually have more options to generate electricity, from hydroelectric power stations to portable power stations with solar panels for wider applications. While power banks are mainly charged by wall chargers for now.