January 29, 2023

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Since Anker Japan launched on June 24, 2022, the USB charger “Anker 511 Power Bank (PowerCore Fusion 5000)” (hereinafter Anker 511 Power Bank) was compared with the company’s successive USB chargers equipped with mobile batteries that have been used habitually.
 
As a result, it has been promoted to the “Most used mobile battery” for its ease of use, and we plan to purchase more.

Compare “Anker 511 Power Bank” with your favorite product

The USB chargers with mobile batteries that I used to use until I tried the “Anker 511 Power Bank” are Anker PowerCore III Fusion 5000, Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000, and Anker PowerCore Fusion 10000, which I reviewed.
 
The other Anker PowerCore Fusion Power Delivery I own is larger than these three products, so I haven’t used it recently.
 
Anker Japan provided Anker 511 Power Bank, so we compared each product.

Convincing to use, reason for popularity

After using the Anker 511 Power Bank, I am convinced of its popularity for the following reasons, and now this product is the most active for everyday use and business trips.
 
▼ Light and small
▼ Shape for easy storage
▼ Excellent charging output
▼ I don’t feel inconvenient even with a single USB-C port
 
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Compare size and weight

Let’s compare the size of the 3 products I’ve been using and the size of the Anker 511 Power Bank I finally got.
 

product name Anker
511 Power Bank
Anker
PowerCore Ⅲ
Fusion 5000
Anker
PowerCore
Fusion 5000
Anker
PowerCore
Fusion 10000
Vertical width 113 mm 78 mm 72 mm 82 mm
Width 30 mm 71.5 mm 70 mm 82 mm
thickness 30 mm 30 mm 31 mm 35 mm
volume
(trial calculation)
about 102 square centimeters about 167 square centimeters about 156 square centimeters about 235 square centimeters
weight about 170 grams about 176 grams about 189 grams about 278 grams
battery
capacity
5,000mAh 4,850mAh 5,000mAh 9,700mAh
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As a result of calculating the volume from the external dimensions announced by Anker Japan, you can see that it is considerably smaller.
 
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Shape for easy storage

The Anker 511 Power Bank not only has a smaller volume, but also a better shape.
 
Unlike previous products, this product has become a thin and vertically long lipstick type. Therefore, it fits better in the empty space of a bag or storage pouch.
 
In addition, this product comes with an integrated strap that makes it easy to take out.
 
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excellent charging output

When used as a mobile battery, the Anker 511 Power Bank’s USB-C port has a maximum output of 20 watts (W), which is equivalent to Anker PowerCore Fusion 10000, 18W of Anker PowerCore III Fusion 5000, and 15W of Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000. Excellent.
 
Therefore, it can be safely used for charging products that require 20W USB-C PD output.
 

Connecting terminal Anker
511 Power Bank
Anker
PowerCore Ⅲ
Fusion 5000
Anker
PowerCore
Fusion 5000
Anker
PowerCore
Fusion 10000
USB-C 20W 18W 20W
USB-A 12W 15W 15W

 
The above output is the output as a mobile battery using one of each terminal.
 

I don’t feel inconvenient even with a single USB-C port

The USB charger equipped with an Anker mobile battery that I have purchased so far also has a USB-A terminal. The newly introduced Anker 511 Power Bank does not have a USB-A terminal, only a USB-C terminal.
 
I was a little worried about this point, but since charging cables with USB-C terminals are widely used, there was no particular problem.
 
If you add a USB-A terminal, there is a concern that the housing will become larger. Rather than that, I evaluate that the merit of compactness due to having one terminal is greater.

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Expect more color variations

At my house, including my family, two Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000s are active in addition to the products compared this time.
 
Anker PowerCore Fusion 10000 has a body color “white” added later.
 
If the Anker 511 Power Bank is also available in white or blue, which has already been released overseas, I expect it will be easier to distinguish between products used by family members.
 
I plan to carry two Anker 511 Power Banks to replace my Anker PowerCore Fusion 10000 for business trips. The lipstick shape makes it easy to divide and store in the empty space of the carry bag.
 
Color variations also make it easier to distinguish between the used ones and the ones with battery power (e.g. black then white).
 
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The Anker 511 Power Bank continues to be out of stock at Amazon’s Anker store, but as of August 20, 2022, it is in stock at Yodobashi.com and K’s Denki’s online shop.
 
Selling price at Anker Japan official online store (as of August 20, 2022)
 

product Price (tax included)
Anker
511 Power Bank
4,990 yen
Anker
PowerCore Ⅲ
Fusion 5000
3,990 yen
Anker
PowerCore
Fusion 5000
3,590 yen
Anker
PowerCore
Fusion 10000
5,990 yen

 
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Reference pages: Anker 511 Power Bank, Anker PowerCore III Fusion 5000, Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000, Anker PowerCore Fusion 10000, Anker (US)
(FT729)

Source: iPhone Mania