Still got “cold” feet about purchasing the new AC500 and B300s??
I’ve had the pleasure of playing around with a set for the past few days and maybe this will warm up those doubts a little?
This package is an absolute monster and the potential use-case scenarios are endless. Heavy? Yes. But surprisingly it ended up being more “portable” then I was honestly expecting. With the multiple RV plug outlets, this unit makes for a truly a plug-and-play experience with my scamp camper. Cranked the heater to 100%, fridge to max, and turned on water heater/pump and this unit didnt break a sweat.
Now lucky for me, my 2 year old daughter was kind enough to let me borrow her little red wagon, so I could play around with a few experiments.
NOTE: Even tho the canopy top looks pretty badass… its not actually IP65 rated. So I wouldn’t recommend taking it out in a monsoon, but it did allow for some easy transportation with bonus style points added.
So I then started wheeling around my house trying to find appliances to really see what this badboy was capable of… Miter saw, chest freezer, residential refrigerator, portable air conditioner, lawn mower battery charger, air compressor… check, check, check. I knew with Bluetti’s quality products, the massive pure sine wave inverter was going to be a champ, and she was. This beast handled everything I threw at her, but I really needed to step my game up and keep the tests coming while I still have the unit.
Then I remembered one of tests my buddy @Scott-Benson did with his EB3A and realized Bluetti had actually mentioned this new B300s expansion battery having an internal heater built in!! I needed to put this to the test!
I brought the AC500 and B300s setup to one of my accounts where I had access to a commercial walk-in freezer. Needless to say, the heating element in this new battery/module is going to be a HUGE WIN for our northern friends! I’m not really sure why Bluetti hasn’t pushed or advertised this feature more, but this a pretty awesome upgrade for their product lineup and I was impressed. Here’s some main points from my findings…
AC500 & B300s placed in commercial freezer set to 0F at 5:15AM on 8.30.22. Both units were charged to 100% the day before, turned off overnight and sat in a 70F environment prior to test.
Units are turned on but have “time out” setting placed to never. Note** currently unit will still will shut off after 4 hours with no outputs engaged.
*Total time in freezer was 30 hours.
*Total time in freezer while turned “on” with no outputs engaged was 16 hours and only dropped to 85% before pulling unit.
Avg 1% battery discharge/hour while “on” with no outputs activated.
8.5 hours to freeze (drop below 32F)
saw temps of internal reading hit as low as -18C (-0.4F)
*after pulled from freezer, charging b300s with power supply, took only 38 minutes for heaters to bring the battery up to a temp where it would start accepting a charge. killawatt showed 405w being drawn while heater was working.
**More detailed picture down below.
I wanted to push this out here to share some of my excitement of this new item so yall too, could possibly snag it at the ridiculous discounts the Indiegogo campaign is going to be offering. The link will go live at 7am PST or 10am EST today, September 1st. So 2 hours from now. Thanks again to Bluetti for letting me play with this amazing beast!
Heres the link if you want to check it out for yourself and support my daughter getting a new wagon… cause I am definitely keeping this one! hahaha