The AC500 raised a huge $12 million on Indiegogo, a record-breaking number in BLUETTI’s history.
With over 10 years of industry experience in green energy storage solutions, BLUETTI today announces the availability of its AC500 and expansion battery B300S. Following its successful Indiegogo campaign where over $12 million was raised, the products are now available to purchase directly from its website. Sharing many parallels with the first modular model AC300, the AC500 goes far beyond with a bunch of improvements that set itself at the forefront of the solar generator market.
With a range of high-performance features, the BLUETTI AC500 has nine ways of charging available, allowing users to choose their preferred option. 100% modular and compatible with the B300 and B300S battery packs, it holds a huge capacity of up to 18.432Wh and the 5000W inverter (10000W surge) can cover most power needs even for high-power electronics.
By connecting it with at least two B300S, and charging via AC and PV simultaneously, the AC500 allows an 8.000W max input with 0-100% charging only taking 1.5 hours, significantly saving on charging time. Another time-efficient feature, the AC500 can be charged by AC, solar, generator, lead-acid battery, dual, or triple charging methods. Users need to simply plug in the wall outlet and solar panels to efficiently charge the AC500 quickly with a max 8.000W input.
BLUETTI is dedicated to building a future with renewable energy and providing a budget-saving solution to go solar. Built-in with a matchless MPPT solar inverter, the AC500 allows a 3.000W maximum solar input. Therefore, recharging 3.072Wh AC500 & B300S from 0 to 80% SOC by prime sunshine only takes about 90 minutes meaning that where there’s sunlight, there’s an unlimited power supply.
Featuring a built-in advanced BMS and LFP battery, BLUETTI ensure higher security and a longer lifespan of the product. The AC500 system adopts selected LiFePO4 battery for long-term durability and 3,500+ charging cycles to 80% of its original capacity. Compared to the lithium-ion battery that most power stations and power banks use nowadays, the LiFePO4 battery type offers optimal performance, which is expected to last for over 10 years.
BLUETTI always uses advanced technologies to enhance the user experience. Through the BLUETTI App, users can control and monitor the power consumption, check the operation status, and OTA update the firmware to the latest version anytime from anywhere over Wi-Fi directly.
When looking for reliable backup power in the case of any emergencies or unexpected blackouts, the AC500 is ideal. The modular AC500 can use up to six B300s battery packs for a total capacity of 18.432Wh. Creating a solar system with compatible solar panels can give power independence and an unlimited energy supply for an entire house, outdoor camping, road trip, or other use cases.
Generally speaking, it can take a long time to wake up a solar generator in winter or in cold conditions. However, the B300S expansion battery has an intelligent self-heating capability that heats up immediately and actively even when the ambient temperature is as low as -20?. This means that the AC500 system remains responsive and works effectively in all weathers – making it extremely reliable.
Charging time for AC500 with two B300S (for reference ONLY):
- 3.000W MPPT solar charge: ˜2,5 hours
- 5.000W AC charging: ˜1,7 hours
- 8.000W AC+PV dual charging:˜ 1.5 hours
Weight/ Dimensions: 66.2lbs (30Kg)/ 20.5×12.8×14.1in (520×325×358mm).
The AC500 is available to buy from the BLUETTI website for a debut price of £2,599 and £2,299 for the B300S separately, whilst the AC500 and B300S combo only costs £4,499.