In July 2020, the renewable energy company BLUETTI had its sights on the solar energy storage market and announced the launch of its first 2000 watt battery product, the BLUETTI AC200. They raised over $ 6.8 million during the crowdfunding, breaking the highest funding record of its kind and leaving their competitors far behind. You can check them out Kickstarter here.
BLUETTI wants to surprise the world of energy storage with the release of its first series of energy storage systems for private households – EP500 and EP500 Pro. Compared to existing giants like the Powerwall or SonnenCore, the EP500 series had a much smaller capacity of 5.1 kWh. With the four easily rolling transport wheels, however, the EP500 is not a large solar battery that is mounted on the wall or in the garage. The BLUETTI EP500 is designed as a plug-and-play power pack “no installation required”, which can be easily brought to the desired location if required.
Important information about the BLUETTI EP500 & EP500 Pro Kickstarter:
Before we start, here are the key specifications:
The EP500 is designed to meet your essential power failure needs. The EP500 is equipped with a monstrous 2000 watt inverter with pure sine wave and can control up to 4800 W. The Pro version can deliver a continuous output of 3000 W. Both are equipped with 5100 Wh, based on extremely durable and safe LiFePO4 battery cells (up to 6,000 charging cycles).
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BLUETTI has set itself the goal of building an environmentally friendly future with renewable energies and getting rid of ancient gasoline generators that cause toxic fumes, unbearable noise and consume non-reproducible petroleum resources.
The EP500 is equipped with an advanced MPPT solar inverter. Up to 1200 W (2400 W for the professional) can charge the 5.1 kWh battery from 0 to full in less than 5 hours (2.5 hours for the professional). With the latest 200W portable solar panel from BLUETTI – SP200 – you can use solar energy at full speed wherever you want.
Last but not least, the Bluetti EP500 series can also be charged via solar and alternating current at the same time, with up to 1800 W (4000 W for the Pro version) being processed and the battery being charged at lightning speed.
The EP500 series weighs around 180 pounds, making it about the size of a regular household air purifier. With the help of 4 easily rolling wheels, it can still be moved without any problems.
Compared to the installed emergency power systems such as Tesla Powerwall and LG Chem RESU, the BLUETTI EP500 series offers incredible mobility and can even be packed for a road trip.
24/7 seamless UPS and WiFi remote control
An uninterruptible power source (UPS) is an electrical device that supplies essential loads with emergency power when the grid fails. EP500 & EP500 Pro is the key to providing continuous power and helping you deal with power outages with ease.
With the BLUETTI EP500 you never have to panic when the power failure occurs, all your data on the computer will be well preserved, your food in the refrigerator will stay cold and all the lights you need will stay on.
The UPS functionality of the EP500 series is plug and play. All you have to do is plug them into the electrical outlets and activate the UPS mode. However, you can also achieve much more performance by integrating the device into your home circuit with the BLUETTI Home Integration Kit.
The BLUETTI EP500 series now supports the remote app for remote monitoring and operation. With their exclusive B-Lynk connection technology, you can easily monitor the status of your EP500 and adjust settings, whether it's near you or thousands of miles away. You no longer have to go to a device to find out the remaining battery or inverter capacity.
Split phase B.Nothing
The nominal output power of the inverter of 2000/3000 continuous watts is quite high, but is certainly not enough to supply all of your electrical devices with power. As an emergency power storage system for the whole family, Bluetti offers the option of doubling the alternating current output. For higher performance loads Bluetti publishes its own “Split phase box”. This allows users to connect two EP500 / Pro in series and double the nominal power and capacity. The box also offers the option of a 220/240 volt output for powering 240 volt devices. This means that you can now easily operate your home air conditioner, clothes dryer, electric wall heater and other high performance appliances. You no longer have to worry about power outages on hot summer nights or cold, bitter winters.
Delivery & guarantee
The Bluetti team promised to ship the EP500 in June and EP500 Pro in August, not in a short period of time, but based on the feedback from their supporters in the AC200 campaign, it is definitely worth waiting for.
To make up for the customer's long wait, BLUETTI offers its crowdfunding supporters a 3-year guarantee and lifetime technical support for the EP500 and EP500 Pro. Plus, you can pay for the extended one-year warranty for $ 399 or $ 699 for two years, which increases the total warranty period to 5 years.
The starting price for an EP500 (Super Early Bird Perk) is a groundbreaking $ 2799 ($ 0.55 / Wh, 30% off). You can save an additional $ 100 by ordering two for $ 5399 (31% off), which is almost 80% the capacity of a Tesla Powerwall2 and only half the cost.
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