Friday Dec 09, 2022

3 big announcements from Bluetti at CES 2022 – TechCrunch


Bluetti is going all-out for 2022, with announcements that span across sodium battery power stations, solar panels, and all-in-one home power solutions. While most consumers may be watching for news about the Bluetti Apex in 2022, the brand’s range of products is expanding with smarter power solutions throughout the home.

Today at CES 2022, Bluetti shared several details about their 2022 product lineup.

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Bluetti has announced the world’s first sodium-ion solar generator — NA300 and its compatible battery pack B480 — at CES 2022. The NA300 and B480 seamlessly inherit all the style and settings of its predecessor, the EP500 Pro. Especially four 20A plugs and one 30A L14-30 output port driven by the built-in 3,000W pure sine wave inverter that can juice up most household electrical appliances. Besides, the NA300 raises the solar input from the EP500 Pro’s incredible 2,400W to 3,000W. It may be cited to be the fastest charging solar generator since it can be recharged from 0% to 80% in a short half-hour by 6,000W swift AC + PV dual charging. (3,000W Max. for both AC and PV)

However, NA300 provides a capacity of 3,000Wh, less than the 5,100Wh of EP500 Pro in the same size owing to the current sodium-ion battery technology limitations. Favorably, it supports up to two B480 battery modules (4,800Wh each) for a whopping total capacity of 12,600Wh, and the unit can sustain the constant supply for a family electricity needs for several days or even a week in grid failures or natural disasters with recharging by the solar panels. Additionally, NA300   also offers the 240V, 6000W connection with a Fusion Box and another NA300, IoT App Remote Control by iOS or Android, and other EP500 Pro’s merits.

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The first-generation sodium-ion battery rivals the LiFePO4 battery cells widely used in other Bluetti products in security and long cycle life except for the low energy density; yet the former excels in terms of cost, low-temperature performance, quick-charging, and other electrochemical aspects because of its chemical characteristics. Bluetti’s sodium-ion battery can charge in less than 30 minutes to 80% SOC at room temperature. Besides, in a low-temperature environment of -20°C (-4℉), this sodium-ion battery pack in NA300 and B480 has a capacity retention rate of more than 85% and provides a system integration efficiency of over 80%, which is perfect for powering in winter or in regions with extremely low temperatures.

After 2 years of development and product iteration, the Bluetti AC series now goes 5kW in 2022: meet the mighty Bluetti AC500 (aka. The APEX). As the name suggests, the Bluetti AC500 features a groundbreaking 5,000-watt pure sine wave inverter, which is the most powerful inverter that Bluetti has ever shipped, and might well be the most powerful inverter in today’s market. The APEX also inherited the design language from its predecessor AC300. And just like the AC300, the AC500 is a 100% modular solar battery system, works with its own battery module B301 (3072Wh LFP per pack) and is also backwards compatible with the B300 battery module that Bluetti shipped with the AC300 in 2020.

Bluetti AC500 can work with up to 6×B301 (3,072Wh LFP per pack) battery modules per unit, adding up to a total of groundbreaking 18,432Wh. Power your whole household for …….


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