Bluetti has unveiled its much-awaited Bluetti Apex solar generator at CES 2022. Branded as Bluetti AC500, it is a 100% modular power station like AC300, but with a new expandable battery module, B301. It also works with the B300 extra battery, the AC300 companion.
The AC500 comes up with a 5000W pure sine wave inverter with a surge of 10000 watts. That said, it is really the most powerful solar power station Bluetti has ever brought into the market to date.
It doesn’t come up with a built-in battery pack, but you can add storage capacity to it using the brand’s new B301 expansion modules. By adding up to six pieces of the 3072Wh battery packs, you can take its storage capacity to a groundbreaking 18,432Wh.
It has also got higher solar and AC charging speeds, respectively 3000 watts and 5000 watts. Overall, it can manage a total of 8000 watts max power input.
What’s more, you can pair two units of the power station to make it a 240W machine with 10000 watts inverter power, thanks to the brand’s Fusion Box.
More details like the Bluetti AC500 price and release date are yet to be known.
Update: Bluetti has published the first look pictures of AC500 and the B301 battery packs in its CES 2022 flyer on its official website. Check out it here.
Bluetti AC500 Vs AC300
Simply, Bluetti AC500 solar power station is the right upgrade to AC300. Designed as an inverter box, rather than a power station, AC500 will be a rather portable and much more reliable source of backup and off-grid power.
In place of AC300’s 3000W inverter, AC500 has got a 5000W AC output. That is, of course, a perfect upgrade, but you can expand it further with more extra battery packs.
However, we currently have no information about its price, size, weight, and other factors. Most likely, AC500 will be looking like its younger sibling, but will surely be a bit heavier.
As you know, Bluetti AC300 has got a special extra battery called, B300. As per the reports, AC500 will be having a new battery pack namely B301. However, it will also support B300, letting the AC300 and B300 owners expand their off-grid power capacity further.
That has been our take on the Bluetti AC500 solar power station. Bluetti is indeed a big player in the portable solar power market with unrivaled innovation. This huge machine will be on display at CES 2022 along with its much-excited sodium-ion solar generator NA300 and a tiny 288Wh LiFePO4 power station EB3A.