Skip to main content

Bluetti’s AC500 is a powerhouse of energy, and its best station yet

This content was produced in partnership with Bluetti.

Bluetti is back and bigger than ever with its second-generation modular power station, the AC500. It’s a direct response to the power issues that are plaguing much of the country these days, from a greater need for power independence to rolling blackouts gripping various regions. It’s the most powerful solar generator the company has made thus far, and if paired with its companion battery pack, the B300S, it can handle pretty much anything you throw at it.

Portable power stations like the AC500 serve many purposes. While they’re amazing off the grid, for camping, and during travel, they also provide a reliable energy alternative at home. Nothing is more frustrating than experiencing a power blackout during a hot summer day. Whether it’s your family’s comfort you’re worried about, with no AC or cooling available, or your perishables, like those delicious foods you have stored in your refrigerator, the AC500 can make it all better. It can power your fridge, microwave oven, cooling fans, washing machine, CPAP machine that you need to sleep and breathe, or even a garage heater when it’s cold. There are so many potential uses, it’s almost silly to be without something like this. Keep reading to take a closer look at the AC500’s best features and capabilities.

Learn More

Power on demand for welcome peace of mind

Bluetti AC500 and B300S combo hooked up to home for blackouts.
Image used with permission by copyright holder

Blackouts, energy failures, and similar power events happen, and we have no control over that. The best thing we can do is to prepare beforehand. While it may not be possible to power everything in your home, you can certainly keep the essentials connected, especially those that contribute to your family’s quality of life like a fridge, oven, washing machine, and so on.

The AC500 is equipped with a 24/7 UPS (uninterruptible power supply) function that automatically detects a power failure and provides power to over 99% of your biggest needs — and it does this in just 20 milliseconds. You’ll hardly notice the swap.

If you need more power, each AC500 station supports up to six expansion batteries, up to a total of 18,432 watt-hours. That’s enough to power anything you’d need overnight, during a severe outage. Best of all, the modularity allows you to expand and customize the system’s capabilities based on what you and your family need in the moment. So, if you only need a single unit, great, but if you need more, that’s achievable too.

It also means that you don’t have to worry about power outages or major events because you always have a backup solution at the ready, and you can adjust accordingly.

Lots of functionality packed into a manageable design

Bluetti AC500 and multiple B300S batteries stacked.
Image used with permission by copyright holder

Typically, with a power station that offers the same amount of energy as the AC500, you’re talking about a bulky, frustrating brick that’s tough to move, carry, or modify. That’s not the case here, and its modularity strengthens that idea even further.

The unibody weight even with multiple AC500 units, plus batteries, does not get in the way, and you can also carry each component individually. So, if you ever need to move or pack up, you’re not stuck with a static system. You can also replace or swap out the components as needed. For example, if you need more power, you can add another B300S battery.

Make your own energy, anytime

Bluetti AC500 and B300S combo used outside next to a family having a barbecue.
BLUETTI

Wherever you are, even at home, there’s no need to rely on the utility grid. That’s even more important if you’re on the road, or living off the grid anyway. With the AC500 and B300S combo, you have as much energy as you need. You can hook it up to your house to charge devices via wall outlets, or plug gear to the unit directly, which you can leverage in the car or while stopped — like powering up lights for your campsite.

It’s the ideal sustainability solution for those who don’t want to have to rely on traditional power supply or those who simply want backup when the grid goes down.

There are seven ways to charge the unit, including by connecting solar panels to power up your gear via sunlight. And because this is an electric generator, compared to traditional gas-powered ones, it doesn’t produce any emissions or toxic fumes. It doesn’t make noise either, while still functioning as an absolute powerhouse. So, it won’t keep you awake at night, and it won’t wake the kids while it’s running.

There’s so much more

Bluetti is dedicated to building a more sustainable future and has been doing so ever since its original launch of the AC300. This new system, the AC500, is a fully upgraded version with better capabilities. The 5,000-watt pure sine wave inverter, for instance, runs high-powered devices, including some appliances, without any hassle.

You can also monitor and configure your Bluetti device all from a mobile app on your phone. You can adjust settings in real time, download firmware updates, check power usage, and so much more.

If you’re even remotely interested, we recommend heading over to Bluetti’s site to learn a little more and see more practical applications for the AC500.

Learn More

Editors' Recommendations

Briley Kenney
Briley has been writing about consumer electronics and technology for over a decade. When he's not writing about deals for…
It’s time for a new kind of portable power: Yoshino B4000 SST
Woman plugging Yoshino BT4000 SST power station into RV

Portable power stations are seeing something of a renaissance right now in terms of popularity, performance, and capabilities. As brands explore what makes them so practical, the rest of the world prepares for the inevitable. Energy, or electricity, is growing increasingly more expensive while at the same time becoming less reliable. Between strains on the general power grid, natural disasters, and inordinate costs, many people are understandably looking for alternatives, especially those living off the grid. Portable power stations are a fantastic answer to this problem, with some meant to replace traditional generators as full-home backup solutions and others offering portable power -- systems that can be used anywhere and that are more sustainable. At the forefront of that change is a new solid-state battery technology, and Yoshino is the first to launch the technology into portable power stations and solar generators.

Solid-state batteries are impressive for their advanced properties and functionality. For starters, they're smaller and lighter in weight than your average lithium-ion battery. This allows for a lighter, smaller cell in a more manageable frame, which translates to better portability. They also have a longer lifespan and more power, so they can deliver up to 2.5 times the energy density of standard Li-Ion batteries, meaning higher capacities and performance. Finally, they use a solid electrolyte which makes them much safer overall.

Read more
Live in power with the Anker SOLIX F3800, its latest evolutionary power station
anker solix f3800 power station in the home

Live in power. That's the slogan behind Anker SOLIX, a brand dedicated to bringing affordable, accessible power to everyone to boost energy independence. They want to help create a more sustainable mission, which, quite frankly, is a commendable goal. But the key to evolutionary goals such as this is action. What is Anker SOLIX doing to set itself apart from the competition, and more importantly, how is it creating that energy independence it so justly yearns for? The answer is with its industry-defining products, and it just so happens there's another on the way: The Anker SOLIX F3800 portable power station. It's the first portable power station to market that supports AC coupling. It's also the most accessible home power system to date, with a 6,000-watt AC output and a 120-volt/240-volt dual-voltage solution all tucked into one unit. Plus, the 3.84 kilowatt-hour high capacity that's expandable up to 53.88 kilowatt-hours adds a lot more versatility and capabilities to the equation.

Of course, none of these specifications mean much without knowing what the power station can do. Yes, we've covered power stations like this before, but it certainly helps to have some more specific scenarios to draw one. With today's power becoming more and more unreliable -- you never know when your power might go out or for what reason -- it's necessary to have a backup system in place. With the right system, you can keep your necessities available, from a refrigerator or freezer to a fan and climate controls. There are many power-dependent things in our homes that make our lives so much better. Without power, the modern lifestyle can descend into rather unpleasant territories. Imagine a home without AC or some kind of fan in a hot, humid area. Or trying to see what you're doing in the dark when there's no power and no lighting available. How would you cook without power?

Read more
Jackery’s Solar Generator 1000 Plus and 300 Plus: next-gen versatile energy
Jackery 300 Plus Solar Generator used out in the wilderness lifestyle image.

This content was produced in partnership with Jackery.
As a pioneer and major contributor to innovation in the solar generator market, Jackery is gearing up to launch its newest flagship systems, the Jackery Solar Generator 1000 Plus and the Jackery Solar Generator 300 Plus, which will both make appearances at IFA 2023 in Berlin. These are the "most versatile solar generators ever created," and align perfectly with Jackery's mission to bring green energy to all.

First up is the Solar Generator 1000 Plus, which is positioned in a new category beyond its initial class, thanks to strong working performance. It comes with a large capacity of 1,264 watt-hours and has a high power output of 2,000 watts. It's a powerful and sustainable next-generation generator with ultra-fast charging.

Read more