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  • The Anker PowerHouse is massive, with the equivalent battery capacity of over 60 iPhone

  • 8s.

  • This 120,000 milliamp hour portable power bank is the biggest battery pack I've ever

  • torn into.

  • Anker sent me this monstrosity to show off and take apart.

  • And they want to give one away to you guys, along with 2,000 other products on their website.

  • It's a pretty big giveaway.

  • I'll toss a link in the video description for that, and of course I'll explain more

  • at the end of this video.

  • Let's get started.

  • [Intro]

  • Now obviously this Anker PowerHouse isn't something you can fit in your pocket, but

  • it is useful for off-grid situations like emergencies or camping.

  • It's got a super thick, solid aluminum body that makes itself pretty durable.

  • I've taken out 8 visible screws around the outside of the housing, and there are another

  • 4 screws underneath these little rubber foot pads.

  • I'm sure that you've noticed already, but this isn't your normal USB power bank.

  • It does have 4 standard USB ports, but it also has a 12 volt car socket, and a 110 volt

  • AC wall plug for devices up to 120 watts.

  • Now the average person will never need to open one of these up, and in fact, I would

  • highly recommend against it.

  • There is a dangerous amount of power inside this box.

  • After removing 4 screws along the bottom, the plastic shroud comes off the back exposing

  • an additional 8 interior screws.

  • These are different than the exterior screws, so I'll keep them in a separate pile away

  • from each other.

  • The front panel has the same style of clasp as the back panel has.

  • I'll unclip those and then pull off the face plate, exposing some long wires headed to

  • the outlet.

  • And an additional 8 screws.

  • Once those are out, all of the circuits can pull away from the aluminum housing.

  • And here's the cool stuff.

  • This whole thing is powered by lithium ion batteries.

  • These supply DC power to the USBs and car outlet, but since this also has an alternating

  • current, or am AC wall plug, it needs a transformer that converts the DC power into the kind of

  • power that household items need.

  • Quite a bit bigger than something you'd find inside of a cellphone.

  • Now let's find out where the batteries are.

  • Flipping the whole contraption over we find an additional 6 interior screws along the

  • bottom holding down the plastic covering.

  • I can remove the screws, but there is still some pretty strong silicone adhesive holding

  • the plastic in place, but I did win in the end and the cover was removed.

  • One more black sheet of plastic covers the terminals of 36 individual cylinder shaped

  • lithium ion batteries.

  • I imagine the white silicone that's gooped around and inbetween everything is to keep

  • the vibrations to a minimum, making this whole contraption impact resistant and more durable.

  • We've seen these same style of batteries used in Tesla cars and other power banks that I've

  • taken apart.

  • Even the Tesla power wall has the same style of batteries.

  • Kind of fun.

  • I do want to continue using this particular power house though, so I won't separate the

  • individual batteries.

  • And now it's time to see if it still works when I put it all back together.

  • I'll stick the plastic sheet back over the terminals, and then the bottom plastic housing

  • with its thick screws goes into place.

  • Now, if you're in an emergency situation and you want the power house to last as long as

  • possible, stick to using the DC powered ports, like the car port or the USB outlets.

  • The transformer converting DC to the AC wall outlet is good of course, but efficiency always

  • drops with each conversionmore than it would than if you were using DC straight into

  • the devices, like phones or laptops.

  • There are 8 screws holding the guts into the metal housing.

  • Anker has included a few safety systems for this power house - normal stuff that your

  • cellphone has like voltage control and temperature sensors, making it all safe to use.

  • As I get the face plate on and the last few screws put back into place, let me tell you

  • about Anker's giveaway.

  • There are 2,000 products including one of these powerhouses, and it's free to enter.

  • I'll have Anker's link in the video description along with all the details and the dates.

  • The winners will be picked by Anker, and I'll be announcing the winner of the power house

  • on my Twitter @ZacksJerryRig.

  • So make sure that you're following me over there.

  • It'll be a brand new power house by the way, and not this one that I just took apart.

  • And now it's time to see if it still works.

  • I plugged my clear Galaxy S8 into the USB port and it's charging just fine.

  • It also charges through the AC outlet and we have additional success with the car charger.

  • Now the AC wall outlet is 110 volts with 120 watts to work with, and it doesn't power my

  • 1300 watt heat gun very well, but that's to be expected.

  • Heat guns require an extraordinary amount of power.

  • But the power house will power my LED studio lights just fine.

  • If you combine the power house with a good solar charger, you'll be set for a good long

  • while in case of a disaster.

  • Like always, I'll have everything you'll need for the giveaway and powerhouse linked down

  • in the video description.

  • And thanks a ton for watching.

  • I'll see you around.

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