Share your AC200 Max Setup for Home Back Up Pictures

Hi All. Just wanted to Share a picture of my AC200 Max home back up system and ask others to do the same. In my picture you can see that besides the AC200 Max, I have 2 B230 external batteries and 2 T500 chargers (one on top of the AC200 Max and the other on top of the 2 B230’s) to enable dual AC charging. I have a custom made cable that goes from the AC200 Max 30 amp RV outlet to my generator panel power inlet box. All are located in my attached garage. This setup will not run everything in my house, but I can run my oil fired boiler (providing heat and domestic hot water), refrigerator, TV /cable box, internet, a few lights (LED) and also run a coffee maker or microwave oven (not all at the same time of course), but it sure will make life much more comfortable for the occasional power outage here in my area of Canada.
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Hi @woody715 , Thank you so much for sharing your use of the AC200 Max as a home reserve power source.
We also call on more community members to share their experience of using BLUETTI. :smile:


I don’t have pictures, but we’re running our house almost exclusively on solar in the summer months and supplementing with solar in winter. We’re in Scotland, UK.

One of the problems inherent with solar in a home backup scenario is that during winter when you don’t have much solar you tend to use it more sparingly. So perhaps just running low draw appliances like fridges. But with a big inverter you can end up using most of your solar to power the inverter.

This is where using generators beats grid tied backup systems hands down - you can fine choose what you run on solar an what you run from the mains for maximum efficiency.

We have 2 x AC200Max, 1 x EB70 and 2 x PowerOak AC30’s.

Our solar panels are mounted on woodstores in the garden, with a couple wall mounted - so it was a DIY solution.

We have our generators in a store room that’s cool and free of kids and pets. The simplest way to describe how it works is to think of extension cables running from the generators all over the house. However, for neatness we’ve run cables through the loft space and wall cavities and rather than an extension socket at the end we’ve used a standard 3 pin wall socket.

So in every room we have mains sockets, but also a separate solar socket.

It’s all controlled from the generator room - based upon how much solar we have we decide what generator (inverter) to use to power a given socket. If batteries are low we unplug the extension cable from the generator and plug it in a wall socket.

It sounds messy but really it’s very slick and you get every drop of solar that you generate in winter powering your devices and not your inverters.

I love it.

We’ve also got a woodburner and for much of the year our 4 bed bungalow can run off-grid.


I have EB240, Bluetti 200max and EB230 Battery with the aim, however difficult , of powering my entire house with these systems for at least 6 months of the next year.

I already used the EB240 to power my fridge and freezer successfully through the Summer. So now I turn my attention to running the rest of the kitchen.

Ovens use too much electricity so a table top 1200w oven saves money and happily runs on the Bluetti. My washing machine is just about ok as it does not get above 2048watt even when it is heating up,

My kettle is 1048 watts, small and economical. I want to get an electrician to perhaps connect the lower building lighting circuit to the mains via the connector though I have not seen where I can get this equipment as yet.

My solar set up is 3x 100w foldable panels 6x 120 watt panels for the main charging and 2x 150w panels which unfortunately are 58w VOC connected in parallel for the DO50s. I am not clear how good the last two are yet despite them all being sunpower cells. With these placed on an outside building roof which I can easily reach the plan is to get around 700w an hour total when the sun is out. But not much happening at the moment!

I am in Winter affected by distant trees, bad angles and endless reconfigurations. Series, Paralel,lSeries Paralel? Tried them all. Wish me luck, I will update here and on what may become part of my you tube channel with my experiences!

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Thanks for posting and describing your set-up. I see this is your first time posting on the forum- big welcome to you!!

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Thanks for describing your set up Poppy - I havent gotten any solar panels yet, but plan to next summer. Like you in Scotland, our winters here on the East Coast of Canada are limited in daylight hours and there are more cloudy days than sunny! Cheers.