BLUETTI EP500 Solar Power Station
The BLUETTI EP500 is shipped with a ground-breaking 5100Wh LiFePO4 battery pack and a 2000W rated pure sine wave AC inverter. This class-leading power station brings you the power to run your entire party, family camping trip, cabin workshops, or even your whole house for a day or two in the event of an unexpected outage. Up to 15 outlet sources allow you to power anything from laptops and air conditioners to your electric vehicles without breaking a sweat.
The advanced Battery Management System and LiFePO4 chemistry bring the EP500 incredible safety and durability. With the built-in dual-core microcomputer and Internet connection, the EP500’s firmware can be upgraded through your internet connection. There is no best, only better!
The EP500 will automatically become your home energy source for essential loads when the electrical grid goes down. Unlike gasoline generators, BLUETTI EP500 keeps your lights on and laptops charged without upkeep, fuel, carbon monoxide or annoying noise. Pair with up to 1200W MPPT solar input to rapidly recharge or to keep your appliances running without depleting the onboard battery. Remember when you had to worry about a power outage?
Q1: In-Grid UPS Setup Guide
An electrician with a professional technician certificate is required to install the in-grid power system, connect the wires of critical equipment from your main electrical box to the BLUETTI UPS BOX. When the power fails, it will automatically switch to EP500 or EP500 Pro for the power supply. The connection method: power grid--home main circuit--BLUETTI UPS box--EP500 or EP500Pro--critical equipment (such as refrigerator, electric light, and server).
Q2: Why is there a limitation on the power of the equipment loaded by the US version of EP500 or EP500Pro in the mobile UPS mode?
If your home's socket features 120V/15A, the equipment carried by EP500 or EP500Pro cannot exceed 1800W.
If your home socket features 120V/25A, then EP500 load equipment can be no more than 2000W, and EP500Pro can be 3000W for safety.
Q3: Can I change the working mode of EP500 or EP500Pro to work as a mobile UPS after the EP500 connected to the home grid?
Yes, you can. Turn off EP500 or EP500Pro first, and then unplug the cable on it, remind to set the Max. Grid Current to 15A.
Q4: What is the UPS switching time?
Q5: How much is the loss of AC and DC?
Q6: After the stated 6000 battery cycles, how much capacity is left in EP500 and EP500 Pro?
EP500 and EP500 Pro can maintain above 50% capacity after 6000 cycles.
Q7: What's the frequency?
60Hz: US, Canada
50Hz: Europe, UK, Australia
Frequency 50/60Hz cannot be switched.
Q8: What should I do if the solar panels on the roof of my house exceed the open circuit voltage requirement?
You can reduce the open-circuit voltage by ordering a BLUETTI PV Voltage Drop Modular. Doesn't require changing the original installation and connection method of solar panels in your house. Through this modular, the open-circuit voltage of roof panels can be matched with the input specs of EP500/EP500Pro
Q9: Can I use third party solar panel and what conditions need to be met?
Yes, you can. However, it must meet:
1) Open Circuit Voltage(OCV):
2) Suitable MC4 connector.
3) We recommend that the solar panels to be connected should be of the same brand.
Q10: Are there any restrictions on the use of the 100W USB-C port?
The charging power will work at only 60W at most instead of 30W if the USB-C cable does not have 5A MFI certification.
Q11: After the DC port of 12V30A is opened, can the other DC ports be used?
No, for the 30A large-current, the other ports besides 12V/30A RV ports won`t work. In addition, you must cover the rubber plug when the DC is turned on and the 12V/30A port is idle , otherwise it may cause a short circuit if the cable falls in.
Q12: Note on the output power of the Split Phase Bonding Function.
1) There is only one AC port marked 4000W/220-240 (or 6000W/220-240) on the Split Phase Fusion Boxes that can power the High-voltage devices. Other 6 AC ports cannot load more than 2000W on EP500 (3000W on EP500Pro).
2) Under Split Phase Bonding mode, the total load power of all AC ports (on the machine and Split Phase Fusion Boxes) can not exceed 4000W for EP500 (6000W for EP500Pro).
Q13: If one of the EP500(or EP500Pro) is out of power, does the Split Phase Bonding Function continue to work?
If any one of the two EP500(or EP500Pro) runs out of power, the high-voltage output ports on the Split Phase Fusion Boxes will stop outputting power. The machine which still has the power needs to be set to ”Single Phase” mode manually.
Q14: Does the Split Phase Bonding Function apply to one EP500 and one EP500 Pro?
No. Only applicable to units of the same model and specifications. For example, two EP500 or two EP500Pro are recommended. Besides, the Split Phase Fusion Boxes also are different.
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Great product 👌
I use this for off grid camping and it will run my 65 qt fridge for 2 days with out a recharge. It fully charges on AC in about an hour and about 4 hours on my 160 watt panel. It weighs less than 20 lbs and has a small footprint. Great software interface..what is not to like!
Rusty, thank you for your review, and it sounds like this setup is perfect for your situation. Let us know if we can ever be of help for anything else. We appreciate you!
The product was perfect, the price was better than competitors but shipping with DHL is terrible. It took TEN DAYS to get here. Pony Express could have gotten it here faster.
Hi Ken, thanks for your review and I'm glad you're happy with the Infinity Cable. Thanks also for your feedback on DHL as we can look into why that took so long and make changes accordingly. Please feel welcome to reach out if we can ever be of service again! - Bill