A high capacity power bank that performs exceptionally. A must-have external battery for frequent travelers.
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The product is sleek, nicely designed, and works exactly as it should. I use it to power my camera for video work and it keeps it running very smoothly. Happy w/ this purchase.
The Tanker 45W PD | 26800mAh USB C PD Power Bank
Performs perfectly. charges multiple devices at one time its great !
Great on recharging my Computer… unsuccessful recharging as yet. Working on it…
double your Laptop’s battery life
With a powerful 26800mAh battery capacity the Tanker power bank can charge most phones over 7 times, tablets at least 2 times or notebooks at least once. Power your devices anywhere, both for travel and everyday life.
Engineered with top-of-the-line LG battery cells, the Tanker 45W PD power bank was engineered with premium components to ensure durability and longevity.
THE TANKER COLLECTION
High Capacity Power For On-The-Go
Conveniently charge your mobile devices on-the-go with any power bank of the Tanker Collection.
Featuring hefty battery capacities, you can consolidate many of your current power adapters and carry lighter with just one Tanker power bank on your next extended trip.
Experience freedom and confidently keep a plethora of devices charged without relying on an outlet.
Engineered with premium battery cells, the power banks of the Tanker collection are engineered to deliver premium performance.
QUALITY COMPONENTS FOR SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE
The Tanker Power Bank was carefully engineered with built-in safeguards to protect your devices against excessive current, overheating, and overcharging, making charging safer.
Power For Days
Provides almost 10 iPhone 8 charges, 6.5 Samsung Galaxy S8 charges or multiple charges for almost all tablets and other USB devices.
Rapidly Fast Recharging Speeds
Recharge the Tanker for 3 short hours using a 30W PD charger.
Charges 3 devices simultaneously
Delivers up to a 45W output for your laptop.
Sleek Matte-finish casing
26,800mAh BATTERY CAPACITY TO KEEP YOUR DEVICES CHARGED LONGER WHILE ON-THE-GO
The Tanker power bank’s massive 26,800mAh battery capacity finally allows you to consolidate all of your other power sources to and travel lighter!
Featuring USB-C Power Delivery technology, you can confidently charge your compatible laptop, tablet and smartphone at full speed from a single portable power bank. With a USB-C PD port, dual 5-volt/2.4 amp USB ports and a huge battery capacity, you’ll be able to extend the battery life of USB-A and USB-C compatible devices by up to 13.5 times.
Always know how much power you have left on the Tanker power bank. Check remaining charge with the button-activated four-light LED indicator.
Engineered for performance. Constructed with detail. Built for durability.
How do I know if my portable charger is fully charged? When four LED lights indicators keep on, without blinking, it means the power bank is fully charged.
How long does it take to recharge this device? Less than 3 hours with a 30W PD wall charger. It can take up to 13 hours to recharge with a standard wall charger.
Can I carry this on the plane? Yes, It’s safe to bring on the plane with you. The total power is 99.1 Wh, which is less than the maximum allowed, 100Wh.
Which devices can this power bank recharge? Here’s a short list of a few popular devices that the Tanker can recharge. For a specific compatibility question, please contact our team at email@example.com.
MacBook 12 inch 2015/2016/2017/2018; MacBook air 13.3 inch 2018;
MacBook Pro 13.3 inch with touch bar 2018; MacBook Pro 13.3 inch 2017/2018;
MacBook Pro 15.4 inch 2016/2017/2018; MacBook Pro 2016 13/15 inch;
Nintendo Switch; Dell XPS 13 9350/9360/9370/9365; Dell XPS 15 9570/9575; Dell XPS 15 9560-R1845;
iPad pro 2017/2018; iPhone 11/11 Pro/ 8/8plus/X/XS/XR/XS MAX; Huawei mate 9/10/20; Huawei P9, P10, P20 PRO;
HP ELITE x2 1012 G1; HP ENVY 17t; Samsung Galaxy Book
Input USB C up to 30W at 5V/3A | 9V/2A | 15V/2A | 20V/1.5A
Output USB C up to 45W at 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/2.25AUSB A up to 12W at 5V/2.4A Max Each, 5V/3.4A Total Maximum Output 62W
Battery Capacity 26,800mAh | 99.1Wh
Dimensions 7.28 H x 3.15 L x 0.87 W185 H x 80 L x 22 W mm
Cell Type Li-Ion 18650 LG Battery Cells
Materials Aluminum Alloy Metal ABS
USB C Port 45W Output 30W Input PD Version 2.0: SupportedPPS Charging: Not Supported
USB A Ports 12W Output Apple Charging at 5V/2.4A: SupportedSamsung Charging at 5V/2A: SupportedQC 2.0 Charging: Not SupportedQC 3.0 Charging: Not SupportedSamsung AFC Charging: Not Supported at 9V 12VHuawei FCP Charging: Not Supported at 9V/2AHuawei SCP Charging: Not Supported
LG Solar Battery Lineup (2023 Costs, Reviews Comparisons)
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Tech giant LG entered the home energy storage business in 2018, leveraging its six decades of experience in electronics to develop some of the best batteries of recent years. 1 This LG solar battery review will cover one of the most popular series available on the market today — the LG Residential Energy Storage Unit (RESU).
We should note that LG recently decided to exit the solar modules business. Here’s what it had to say about its other energy products: “The company will concentrate on growth sectors and plug into a new era of sustainability through rapidly evolving products and solutions including Energy Storage Systems (ESS), energy management solutions and other yet-to-be-announced advancements.” 2
The new battery subsidiary of LG Chem has been rebranded as LG Energy Solution.
- LG Energy Solution offers lithium-ion batteries with capacities ranging from 9.8 kWh to 16 kWh
- The of LG’s RESU batteries vary by model and range from 9,000 to 16,000, including installation.
- The batteries come with LG’s built-in Battery Management System (BMS) and Power Conditioning System (PCS)
- The batteries have a warranty that covers 10 years or 22.4 MWh of total consumption, after which LG promises 60%-70% of usable capacity, depending on the model.
How Do LG Solar Batteries Work?
One of the most valuable inventions of modern times, batteries are chemical devices that can store energy and supply it at a later point in time. This makes them particularly suitable for pairing with intermittent renewable energy sources like wind and solar power.
Solar batteries, such as the LG RESU, store excess energy generated during the day for use at a later time. This could be at night or during peak times when grid electricity is at its most expensive. They are a great solution to tackle power outages or to create a fully off-grid solar system.
LG batteries store the energy coming from the solar panels as direct current (DC) power. When it comes time to use that energy, your battery channels it to an inverter that converts it into usable, alternating current (AC) power. AC power is what we use to run electrical loads in our homes.
A battery is specified by its total energy capacity, measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh) or watt-hours (Wh). It reflects the number of kW it can supply over a certain amount of time. For example, LG’s 16 kWh battery can theoretically supply 2 kW of power for eight straight hours.
Type of Battery in LG RESU
Today, there are several types of batteries, with lead-acid and lithium-ion being the most common. The RESU series by LG Energy Solutions uses lithium-ion batteries with nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) cells.
Lithium batteries are known to be safer, more efficient and longer-lasting than the traditional lead-acid units. importantly, li-ion batteries also have a better energy density, meaning they can pack more capacity in a smaller space.
Depending on the model, LG’s RESU models can store 9.6 to 16 kWh of solar energy.
LG RESU Battery Models
Until last year, the LG RESU was available in just one size — the LG Chem RESU 10H (10H indicating 9.8 kWh of capacity). In 2021, LG launched its third generation of batteries, dubbed the RESU Prime, consisting of two models — the 10H with 9.6 kWh capacity, and the 16H with a massive 16 kWh of usable energy.
The older RESU 10H comes in two different versions — 10H-C and 10H-R. The main difference between the models is that each is compatible with different brands of inverters.
The newer Prime models, on the other hand, come in single versions compatible with most major solar inverter brands, such as SMA and SolarEdge.
The RESU 10H and RESU 10H Prime have a continuous power rating of 5 kW and a maximum power rating of 7 kW. The RESU 16H Prime goes even further and has a 7 kW continuous output and can supply up to 11 kW of peak power for 10 seconds.
LG’s RESU models are scalable, meaning you can connect them together to create a larger energy storage system. For example, by connecting two 16H Prime batteries, you can create an enormous 32 kWh battery bank.
Aside from the above high-voltage models, LG offered a 6.5 kWh model known as the RESU 6.5, which was a smaller, 48V output version of the RESU 10. The RESU 6.5 is now discontinued.
All of the RESU models are DC-coupled, meaning they operate on the DC side of the circuit (before the inverter). This limits their functionality but makes them more efficient than AC-coupled batteries.
Here’s a table that gives an overview of all RESU models:
|Model||LG RESU10H-R||LG RESU10H-C||LG RESU 10H Prime||LG RESU 16H Prime|
|Total energy capacity (kWh)||9.8 kWh||9.8 kWh||9.6 kWh||16 kWh|
|Power rating (continuous)||5.0 kW||5.0 kW||5.0 kW||7.0 kW|
|Power rating (peak)||7.0 kW||7.0 kW||7.0 kW||11.0 kW|
|Voltage range (V)||350-450 V||350-450 V||350-450 V||350-450 V|
|Dimensions (W x H x D, inches)||29.3 x 35.7 x 8.1||29.3 x 35.7 x 8.1||19.8 x 32.2 x 11.6||19.8 x 42.8 x 11.6|
|Approximate weight (lbs)||214 lbs||220 lbs||244 lbs||350 lbs|
|Warranty||60% capacity after 10 years||60% capacity after 10 years||70% capacity after 10 years||70% capacity after 10 years|
How Much Do LG Solar Batteries Cost?
Before we get into costs, it’s worth clarifying that the of solar battery installations vary; solar installers purchase batteries wholesale, so the costs that consumers see are set by the installer and based on the installer’s location, size and experience.
That being said, market research shows that LG’s 10H models typically cost around 7,000 and can go up to 9,000 including the installation cost. The larger, 16 kWh model can cost around 10,000 or more, going up to 13,000 with installation.
To put this into perspective, LG’s batteries cost around 700-900 per kWh of storage capacity. These are not the most attractive prices, given that some newer brands offer batteries for less than 500 per kWh.
However, LG’s solid reputation for quality and reliability justifies the upfront cost of its batteries for many homeowners.
The pricing of LG’s batteries is comparable to the Tesla Powerwall, its greatest competitor and one of the most popular home solar batteries in the U.S. The Powerwall offers a higher storage capacity of 13.5 kWh and costs upwards of 12,000 including installation.
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A frontier in portable charging. PowerCore 20100 offers an unbelievable size to cell capacity ratio along with top-class charging speeds. Thanks to Anker’s advanced charging technology, you’ll wonder why you ever wasted time plugged in to the wall.
- Huge 7-Day Charge Cell Capacity
- Portable.Friendly Size
- High-Speed Universal Charging
- Dual-Device Output
Lighter than a can of soup, PowerCore fits easily inside backpacks, purses, or computer bags.
Anker’s world-renowned PowerIQ and VoltageBoost combine to deliver a high-speed charge to a wide range of devices.
Constructed with premium materials to keep you charging again and again.
Designed for use with virtually any device that charges from a USB port.
Model Number: A1271Anker PowerCore 20100Fast-charging, long-lasting, portable power.
From ANKER, America’s Leading USB Charging Brand Faster and safer charging with our advanced technology 50 million happy users and counting
Ultra-High CapacityEnough power to keep you going for days. Charge an iPhone 8 almost seven times, a Galaxy S8 five times or an iPad mini twice.
High-Speed Charging TechnologyExclusive to Anker, PowerIQ and VoltageBoost combine to ensure your devices charge at their fastest possible charge speed. Does not support Qualcomm Quick Charge.
Enormous 4.8A OutputIndustry leading output of 4.8 amps provides enough power to simultaneously charge any combination of devices at full speed.
MultiProtect Safety SystemSurge protection, short circuit protection and more advanced safety features keep you and your devices safe.
Matte FinishEnhances grip and prevents smudges and fingerprints.
World Famous WarrantyAt Anker, we believe in our products. That’s why we back them all with an 18-month warranty and provide friendly, easy-to-reach support.
For Optimal Use: Use the included cable, your original cable or a third-party certified one (such as MFi); AC adapter not included. Please use your original Apple charging cable (not included) to charge Apple products. Compatible with most USB-charged devices, including iPhone 8 / X / XS / XS Max / XR (Lightning cable required), Android smartphones and tablets (including the Nexus 7), USB-C MacBooks / iPad (USB A to C cable required). Not compatible with the iPod nano, iPod Classic; Not for devices with an input below 50mA (e.g. some Bluetooth headsets and GPS devices).
What’s In the BoxPowerCore 20100 Portable ChargerMicro USB cableWelcome Guide
Best Portable Chargers for LG, Motorola, and Xiaomi Android Phones
A portable charger (aka power bank) can mean the difference between stressing over your LG, Motorola, or Xiaomi Android phone’s battery life. Or being able to use it all day long without worry. The best portable chargers for these phones can all fast charge them from 0-50% in 30 minutes. While also offering enough capacity to keep you going, whether for a busy workday or long trip.
Xcentz xWingMan Dual 5000 and Anker PowerCore Essential 20000 PD for LG, Motorola, and Xiaomi Android phones
Fast Charging LG and Xiaomi
LG and Xiaomi phones support either Quick Charge 3.0 or Quick Charge 4, depending on the model.
Quick Charge 3.0 models:
- LG G5/G6
- LG G7 Fit/One
- LG Q9
- LG V20
- LG V30 (also supports USB Power Delivery)
- Xiaomi Mi 5/6
- Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite/SE
Stick with 18W Quick Charge 3.0 chargers for these phones. But an Anker PowerIQ 3.0 charger will also work, and future proof you for a future phone upgrade.
Quick Charge 4 models:
Any newer model not listed above will also support Quick Charge 4.
Stick with 18W USB Power Delivery chargers for these phones. There are no Quick Charge 4 power banks. But QC 4 supports USB PD, and USB PD has a lot of power bank options.
Fast Charging Motorola
Motorola has its own fast-charging standard, called TurboPower. It is a clone of Quick Charge 3.0. Newer Motorola phones also support USB Power Delivery.
TurboPower/Quick Charge 3.0 models:
Stick with 18W Quick Charge 3.0 chargers for these phones.
USB Power Delivery models:
Any newer model not listed above should continue to support USB Power Delivery.
Stick with 18W USB Power Delivery chargers for these phones.
USB-C to USB-C Cable
A USB PD charger uses a USB-C to USB-C cable to connect to your phone. Find a good selection of USB-C cables here. Stick with USB-C to USB-C cables with 60W and USB 2.0 support. They offer as fast a charge rate at a lower cost.
Best Portable Chargers for Newer LG, Motorola, and Xiaomi Phones
All chargers below support USB Power Delivery. Used by the newer phones from LG, Motorola, and Xiaomi. Some chargers also support Quick Charge or PowerIQ 3.0, which would work with most of the older models from those brands.
Moto G6 will not fast charge from a USB-C port. It needs a USB-A port offering Quick Charge.
These portable chargers can fit in your jeans But are more comfortable in a jacket Their more limited capacity means fewer charges for your phone.
Among the smallest fast charging portable chargers on the market.
- Ports: USB-C, USB-A
- Output: 18W USB-C PD, Quick Charge 3.0
- Capacity: 5,000mAh
- Expect 1 full charge or less