I’m looking to run a battery system to power around 400w load for work hours (or part of that) and have a portable option that i can use to move around via my work van.
I had been very firmly looking at the AC200P (or new Max) but i have had second thoughts over the power waste draw those units have when running (so 2000wh becomes 1500wh in effect).
The EB240 series seems to offer more hours of usage which would work better for me. However the recharging options are much weaker on the EB240 series and that might also come into play.
So my main focus now is to work out how recharging the EB240 is in the real world. So a few questions for those that know the unit.
- Can you recharge the unit while running and using AC power out? Either by Solar or the 200w power unit (i know it can only do one at a time)?
My idea is to have solar deployed during the day (when not raining etc) while using the EB240, and power up via the 200w power brick during the night when the EB240 is off. would that work?
- When using Solar, the mentioned max input is 500W, so would that be best achieved via 2x250w panels or can you overvolt (e.g. use 2x350W Bluetti panels?) and still get that to charge the battery?
Thanks in advance for any advice.