Whether you love to live the outdoor life, you’re partially or wholly ‘off grid’ or you’re a homeowner worried about power cuts this winter, the Bluetti AC500 (opens in new tab) power station, powered by solar, could be just the thing you’ve been looking for.
Bluetti (opens in new tab) has been in the home power business for a decade, with millions of customers in over 70 countries. Now it unleashes its latest and greatest products: the second generation AC500 modular power station and B300S storage battery. Powered by the sun, and able to be topped up from the mains, it’s the most powerful power station Bluetti has ever made. It’s a Power Beast!
Here’s five reasons why YOU should consider buying a Bluetti…
Built for off-grid life
Working as a backup or replacement for the utility grid, the AC500 and B300S combo is easy to setup and charge. You can use solar panels, a standard wall socket or even the power socket in your car to keep the power reserve topped up – nine charging methods are supported in all. Dual charging is also supported, and the maximum input rate is 6000W, – or 8000W with two or more, linked B300S batteries. It’s a perfect solution to help reduce electricity bills while always keeping your devices powered up and ready to go.
Lots of power without being too bulky
The AC500’s modular design significantly shrinks the overall size and weight of the system compared to traditional power stations. Batteries can be added and changed to suit your individual needs. You can expand the capacity by connecting up to six B300S external battery packs for a maximum capacity of 18,432Wh – that’s huge. The older B300 batteries are also still supported, for existing Bluetti users.
The B300S is a LiFePO4 battery type that offers optimal performance compared to the lithium-ion battery that most power stations and power banks use. You can expect the batteries to last for over 10 years.
A 5,000W pure sine inverter – with 10,000W surge capacity – means you can run even high-powered devices such as air conditioning and ovens without any hassle.
Keeps you powered up in blackouts
Power cuts have traditionally been rare in the UK and will hopefully remain so. However, experts say there is an increased risk this winter and beyond. The AC500 offers peace of mind thanks to its 24/7 UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) function. When a power failure is detected, the AC500 can take over 99% of your power needs in just 20 milliseconds – literally the blink of an eye.
Seamlessly, the current to your fridge, cooking devices, washing machine, garage heater and more will be taken up by the AC500.
More eco friendly
Traditional generators run on fossil fuels, and can be extremely noisy, as well as producing toxic fumes. By contrast the AC500 kick starts a new era of solar-powered living. With consistent sunlight the B300S can be charged from 0-80% in just 90 minutes.
Works well even on cold days
Most power station batteries struggle on freezing-cold days. The B300S, however, features a Temperature Adaptive Function, and will automatically heat up to above 0℃ when the ambient temperature is -20℃. As a result it can work as smoothly as usual even in the coldest conditions.
There’s an app!
The intuitive BLUETTI app lets you directly monitor and control your AC500 from your smartphone or tablet, easily and conveniently powering it on and off, checking the charge level and more. OTA firmware updates mean you’ll always have the latest software version.
It’s surprisingly affordable
The AC500 and B300S combo is available on Indiegogo from 3pm GMT (opens in new tab) on September 1 for just $2,999. Don’t miss out, as there are limited units available initially.
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