In July 2020, BLUETTI, a renewable energy company, had its sights set on the solar energy storage market and announced the launch of its first 2000 watt battery product, the BLUETTI AC200. The campaign raised over $ 6.8 million and broke the highest funding record of its kind that left its competitors far behind.
With the release of its first series of energy storage systems for private households – the EP500 and the EP500 Pro – BLUETTI wants to take the world of energy storage by storm. 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 “no installation required” power pack that can be easily brought to the desired location if required.
Important information about the BLUETTI EP500 & EP500 Pro
The EP500 is designed to meet your essential power failure needs. The EP500 is equipped with a monstrous 2000 watt AC inverter with pure sine wave and an overvoltage of up to 4800 W. The Pro version can deliver a continuous output of 3000 W. Both are equipped with 5100 Wh and are based on extremely durable and safe LiFePO4 battery cells with a service life of up to 6000 cycles.
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The BLUETTI team is dedicated to building a future with environmentally friendly renewable energies. Ancient gasoline generators that produce toxic fumes, unbearable noise and consume non-renewable petroleum resources are a thing of the past.
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 200 W portable solar panel from BLUETTI – SP200 （https://www.bluetti.com/pages/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 device weighs about 180 pounds and is about the size of a household air purifier. The EP500 series can still be moved easily with the help of 4 smooth-running wheels.
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 in the event of a power failure. The data on the computer is retained, the food in the refrigerator remains cold and all the necessary lights remain 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 a remote app for monitoring and remote control. With BLUETTI's exclusive B-Lynk connection technology, you can easily monitor the status of your EP500 and adjust the settings whether it is 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 bonding
The inverter's rated output power of 2000/3000 continuous watts is sufficient for most power needs, but is certainly not enough to power all of your electrical appliances. As an emergency power storage system for the whole family, Bluetti offers the option of doubling the alternating current output. For higher loads, Bluetti is bringing its own “Split Phase Box” onto the market. With the “Split Phase Box” users can 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 has promised to ship the EP500 in June and EP500 Pro in August. This is not a short lead time, but based on feedback from supporters of the AC200 campaign, it will definitely be worth the wait.
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. If that's not enough for you, you can get an extended warranty of one year for $ 399 or $ 699 for two, 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), that's nearly 80% capacity of a Tesla Powerwall2 and only half the cost.
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