Bluetti AC500 in stores after Indiegogo campaign raises $11 million

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The all-new Bluetti AC500 portable power station ships shortly after the Indiegogo campaign proves a wild success, raising over $11 million during the entire campaign.


The amount Bluetti has managed to raise isn’t the only impressive thing here, as the AC500 powerhouse is equally awesome. It’s got huge capacity, it’s portable, and it can keep your house running for days.


Bluetti AC500, great success of Indiegogo

bluetti ac500 power station in saloon

The Indiegogo campaign ran for two months, and within the first 24 hours of its launch, it managed to raise $2.6 million. That’s an impressive feat on its own, but the fact that it managed to reach $11.7 million proves that it’s a major contender for the title of best powerhouse to have in your home.

It’s only the latest Bluetti campaign in a long line, but it’s the most successful we’ve seen.

More than 4,600 contributors got involved in this Indiegogo campaign, pre-ordering one of the new Bluetti AC500 power stations and the B300S extension battery themselves, a clear proof of confidence in the Bluetti brand and in the product itself. same.

Of course, Bluetti has been around for a decade now, managing to become one of the best-known brands when it comes to power stations. It is thanks to the high quality products that he creates, no doubt.

Indiegogo backers are already receiving their AC500 power stations and the B300S extension battery. The good news for everyone else is that these products will also be available for purchase in the Bluetti store and on Amazon from November 25, just in time for Black Friday.

The Bluetti power station your home needs

bluetti ac500 power station in the kitchen-dining room

The Bluetti AC500 and the B300S Extender Battery are the two things you need in your home in the event of a power outage this winter. We all know how the power grid works when winter storms hit, especially when everyone is trying to stay warm, so it’s always a good idea to be prepared and have a power station on hand if needed.

The AC500 is fully modular, meaning you can pair it with batteries like the B300 and B300S for up to 18,432 Wh capacity. That’s mind-blowing on its own, especially since it’s enough to keep your household running for about six days. It’s also possible to daisy-chain two AC500 stations to reach a capacity of 36,864 Wh, but it will take one of their Fusion Boxes to make this work.

The power station is sufficient to run your electronic devices, including those that consume a lot of energy, such as air conditioners, heaters, refrigerators, ovens, etc. Plus, with its 5000W continuous power output, it can run everything at once.

It’s also not a very heavy powerhouse, weighing around 66 pounds. It can definitely be moved if you need to transport it anywhere. It’s also not terribly big, measuring 20.5×12.8×14.1 inches. Of course, when you add the stacks together, the whole thing will take up some space, but you can stack them quite easily.

The Bluetti AC500 has 16 outputs in total, so you can charge just about anything and everything. There are RV ports and car outlets, USB-C and USB-A ports, AC ports, and more.

bluetti ac500 power station in the kitchen

Charging the AC500 and all attached batteries may seem like a lot of work, but it’s actually not that bad. In fact, if you’re going to charge an AC500 and two B300S by plugging them in at home, it’ll take about 1.7 hours. If you are going to use solar panels, it can take about two and a half hours.

As you can see, it is perfectly possible to charge this one if you plan to take the power station with you on vacation, for example. Mixing wall outlet and solar panels, the AC500 system (with two B300S packs) supports up to 8000W of input rate.

The AC500 power giant can be charged by AC, solar, generator, lead-acid battery, as well as a combination of any of these methods. Speaking of which, if you configure a solar system with compatible panels, you can achieve whole-home energy independence with the AC500 system. That’s an impressive feat, especially with energy prices rising these days.

Of course, the same system will also come in handy if you’re going on an extended camping trip or have an RV that you like to take to remote places.

Even in winter, the system will work very well. The B300S extension battery has intelligent self-heating capability, so it heats up immediately even if temperatures are as low as -20℃.

If you’re worried about the AC500’s battery life, you really shouldn’t be. The AC500 system uses a LiFePO4 battery, which means it will survive over 3,500 charge cycles to 80% capacity. All in all, your power plant is expected to last around ten years, which is great. This type of battery is also safer to use, in addition to its extended life, which you will also want to consider.

You can control the whole system through a special Bluetti mobile app. You can control everything via WiFi or Bluetooth, manage energy consumption, check energy consumption, solar energy data, battery status, schedule charging and discharging, etc.

Next-generation power backup

bluetti ac500 power station powering kitchen appliances

The Bluetti AC500 is just the latest in a long line of great powerhouses from this company. Just recently, we tested the Bluetti AC300 and B300 batteries. The AC300 has a capacity of 3,100 Wh, expandable to 12,400 Wh. Right off the bat, the AC500 is much more powerful and will help keep your home running for longer.

The AC300 is also heavier than the newer model, which will certainly be important when carrying the powerhouse to and from the car as you prepare for the holidays.

Overall, the AC500 is a more powerful version of the AC300, and it’s the one we want to have at home. There are so many benefits to keeping the AC500 handy, especially if you live in an area prone to power outages, want to offload some of that energy burden, or enjoy camping. in remote areas, but you still want hot water and a way to charge your phone.

Bluetti AC500: Available on Black Friday

The AC500 will be available for purchase on November 25, alongside the B300S, so now is the perfect time to give yourself an early Christmas present. After all, you’ll end up saving money in the long run, especially if you add solar panels.

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