I’m looking to power my new 30x30 steel garage with solar and batteries. Would the AC200 survive being in an building with no insulation and no climate control? I live in NW Ohio so we get cold winters and hot summers. I’m looking for something I can leave in there and not lug back and forth between the house.
Here’s a Youtube channel video with a similar outdoor building using a Bluetti AC200Max. Your area might be colder.
Check out the new Bluetti NA batteries that uses sodium instead of lithium. They can operate in very cold temperatures.
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The operating usage temperature of AC200MAX is -4-104F (-20-40℃). So if your area is a little special, as @Raymondjram said, our Na300 is a good choice for you.
Thanks everyone for the replies. I may hold off until the new units with NA batteries are released. Is there an ETA?
@PV_GARZA in all honesty… From what I’ve heard… it’s going to be a good while before the NA units will be ready for production. @BLUETTI can verify if what I heard was correct or not…
I have a 20x40 pole barn here in Michigan (so very similar conditions as yours) and use my ac200 in it all the time in the winter. Now I definitely wouldn’t recommend STORING it in there when not in use tho. I usually will keep it in my house charged up and take it out there as needed. In my situation, when running appliances, the internals have kept it warm enough to run properly without fear of damaging anything. So in my opinion, as long as you don’t let that arctic wind hitting the unit… it should have no problem in your building. Just bring it inside your heated house or with you when you’re done.
The newly released bluetti cart is an AWESOME accessory to have as well!! Haha
BLUETTI Trolley Cart for Solar Generator AC300/AC200MAX/B230/B300/AC200P/EB200/EB70/EB55/EB240/EB150, Hand Truck Foldable for Easy Storage, Universal Wheels with 330 lb Weight Capacity https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09GXDJ9ZB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_GR5FDH6D6T8X1C7YK4XD
You could build something like the van-life family in the video below (probably simpler if you aren’t trying to also make it portable). Short version: Build a heated battery box that turns on and off based on current temperature. It’s powered by the battery itself.
Very cool idea. Thanks for the share
I have an AC200P that I keep in a rubber box with 1” blue foam insulation around the lower half, and 2” blue foam on top— it loses heat from the top mostly. I have a car battery insulator/warmer around part of the bottom but that is, honestly, overkill from before I figured out where I was losing the heat from. Mine has been working great since it’s nice and toasty in there. I do keep the lid off the box, so there is plenty of ventilation.