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With rising energy costs and power outages from extreme weather, private backup energy sources are gaining popularity. Anker has created a personal power station that’s about the size of a toaster oven and can fully recharge in 90 minutes from a standard outlet or from optional portable solar panels in approximately 3.5 hours. The 757 PowerHouse ($1,399) is aimed at RVers and outdoor campers who want to be off the grid without totally roughing it, but it can be a viable household backup. With 1500 watts and generous ports, including 6 AC outlets and even an electric car outlet, it will power small appliances such as a fan for 28 hours and can be recharged 3,000 times.

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