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The BLUETTI set up at the 2022 Consumer Technology Association conference.
BLUETTI at CES 2022.
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From portable solar generators to home power backup: 3 things BLUETTI wants you to know

An announcement recap from CES 2022

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The energy solutions company BLUETTI is ready for 2022. With announcements spanning sodium battery power stations, solar panels, and all-in-one home power solutions, energy-interested consumers have plenty to watch for. Fans of the brand might be eagerly awaiting news about the BLUETTI APEX — a new product rumored to be introduced this year— but until then, the brand’s product range is expanding with smarter power solutions for around the home.

As part of the annual CES (Consumer Technology Association) trade show, BLUETTI shared three major details about their new 2022 lineup.

1. The next generation of energy storage: the sodium-ion battery

BLUETTI is introducing a sodium-ion solar generator-NA300 and its compatible battery pack, B480.

The NA300 and B480 seamlessly inherit all the style and appearance settings of the predecessor (the EP500 Pro solar generator) However, the NA300 further outstrips the EP500 Pro’s incredible 2,400 watts (W) solar input to 3,000W and thanks to 6,000 AC + PV dual charging, it can recharge from 0 to 80 percent in 30 minutes.

Two geometric shapes overlap each other in an attempt to compare and contract the BLUETTI 1st Gen Na Battery and the BLUETTI LiFePR Battery.
The difference between Na+ and LiFePO4 generators.
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The NA300 provides a capacity of 3,000 watt hours (Wh), less than the 5,100Wh of the EP500 Pro. 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’s electricity needs* for several days (or even a week in grid failures or natural disasters) with a solar input supplement. Additionally, the NA300 offers a 240 vault (V)/6000W connection with another NA300 via a fusion box, an iOS or Android compatible IoT App Remote Control, and more of the EP500 Pro’s merits.

This first-generation sodium-ion battery rivals the LiFePO4 battery cells (which are widely used in other BLUETTI products) in security and long cycle. Although its energy density is lower than the LiFePO4’s, the former excels in cost, quick charging, and low-temperature performance because of its chemical characteristics. Given its ability to perform exceptionally well in low-temperature environments, the sodium-ion battery is a perfect winter power solution.

*In the case of power failure, the necessary electricity consumption of an American family is about 5KWH.

2. The long-awaited APEX finally arrives: BLUETTI AC500

After two years of development and product iteration, the BLUETTI AC series is introducing the mightly APEX: the BLUETTI AC500. This new power solution features a groundbreaking 5,000-watt pure sine wave inverter, which is the most powerful inverter that BLUETTI has ever shipped, and might be the most powerful inverter in today’s market. The APEX inherits the design language of its predecessor (the AC300) and is a 100-percent modular solar battery system. It works with its own battery module B301 (3072Wh Lithium Iron Phosphate, LFP, per pack) and is backwards compatible with the B300 battery module that BLUETTI included with the AC300 in 2020.

The APEX can work with up to 6×B301 battery modules per unit, adding up to a groundbreaking 18,432Wh. This kind of energy power is strong enough to sustain a family’s basic needs for days during emergencies or power outages.

INPUT:

Turbo Charge: With AC and PV (solar) simultaneous charging, the total input can achieve up to 8000W. The breakdown? One hour of charging could power up an air conditioner for up to eight hours, or a clothes dryer for up to two hours.

5000W AC Charging: This model is able to quickly charge to full, steady backup power in case of emergencies.

3000W PV(solar) Charging: Sustainable energy, which is clean and friendly to the environment. One hour of PV charging can power up an electric saw for up to four hours or a professional computer for up to six hours.

OUTPUT:

The 5000W pure sine wave inverter provides a clean and safe power output. Two AC500’s can be paired for a 240V, 10000W output power system.

3. The Tiny Yet Mighty Model: BLUETTI EB3A

Lastly, BLUETTI introduced one of its smallest power units: the EB3A. Not long ago, the company released the last compact model, EB55, and now BLUETTI has brought another even smaller unit to the brand’s CES booth: the EB3A.

Three portable solar generators are lined up on a table.
BLUETTI portable solar generators.
Image courtesy of BLUETTI.

Unlike the previous compact model (the EB55), EB3A’s name stands out among other BLUETTI products. According to the company’s staff, the “A” stands for “advanced”, given its 600W pure sine wave inverter and the 268Wh LiFePO4 battery pack under its hood. The new model also supports up to 200 watts of solar input, making it a big catch in the entry-level power station market. The EB3A is also BLUETTI’s first model in the sub-3000Wh range that doesn’t need a bulky power brick to charge. One cable can charge the EB3A at a rapid rate of 600W, bringing it from zero to 80-percent-charged in 20 minutes.

With its affordable price and impressive capabilities, the EB3A might just start a revolution among ultra-portable power stations.

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