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Get 33% OFF the MAXOAK Bluetti AC200! Details at end of post.

Of all the addictions of modern society, I never fell into any seriously bad vices. Though I am addicted to power.

Not the type that ‘goes to your head’, but the type that powers your devices, keeps your light on, and your fridge active!  I’m talking about electricity.

cannot go without it.

I want it when I’m camping, when living the RV life, and I want it during a power outage, like when you’re visiting a region with recurrent blackouts, or caught in a natural disaster.

Portable power stations have become my best friend – especially those with clean solar recharge. And my favorite brand MAXOAK has just announced their highest capacity portable power station yet.

Eco-friendly, reliable, cost-effective, and with a continuous 2000W AC Output / 1700Wh capacity, this portable solar powered generator can power 17 devices simultaneously, and is powerful enough to charge a Tesla!

It’s legitimately amazing.

MAXOAK Bluetti AC200 Portable Power Station Review

Their Highest Capacity Solar Generator

MAXOAK Bluetti AC200 Review (3)

I’ve reviewed many of MAXOAK’s power stations; their AC20 is a good portable travel sized companion, and their AC100 is a high capacity portable solar generator which can charge any device under 600 Watts.

Both of the above models are excellent emergency battery backups if you want something ultra portable and light, for small to medium sized devices. But the AC200 is next level. 

The battery provides up to 1,700 watt-hour of power with a capacity of 2000 Watts. This means you can charge any device under 2000W (which is almost everything); laptops, phones, lights, drones, medical devices, and larger load devices like coffee machines, fridges, and power tools.

You can even charge a Tesla! That’s right – it’s even capable of charging your electric vehicle / motorcycle / scooter, and it’s portable, meaning you can throw it in the back of your car!!

The AC200 can power up to 17 devices simultaneously, with over 6 AC outlets (just like the sockets found in your home) and 5 other additional outputs (outlined below).

It’s gas free, quiet, cost effective, with a long lasting battery, and the first 200 units sold via Indigogo get 33% off and a lifetime warranty (early-bird sales start July 1 2020).

Size, Weight & Battery Life

Size wise the AC200 is 16.5*11*15.2 inches, and weighs 57 lbs (26 kg). While heavy, it’s still portable enough to pick up and move freely around with, and the benefit of this battery is its huge capacity to power both indoor and outdoor large load devices.

It’s important to know when investing in a power bank that lithium-ion batteries can degrade over time if they are charged too quickly. The recharge time on the AC200 is set to around 4 hours, so that the battery lasts longer.

By using top brand LG Auto grade high 3C lithium batteries, the Bluetti AC200 is capable of lasting for at least 2500 cycles. This means it has a much longer life cycle to similar power banks of this size – most of their competitors are only rated at 500 cycles.

In terms of quality of the battery, there is a built in battery management system (BMS) with overcharge, overcurrent, overtemperature, overvoltage, overheating and other protection, which means it will do none of the above!

Connections and Charging

MAXOAK Bluetti AC200 Review

There are 6 ways to recharge your devices using the AC200, and the wide range of output options means you can charge 17 devices at the same time.

Wide Range of Output Options

➤ Six AC outlets

➤ Dual 15W wireless charging pads

➤ One 60W USB-C PD

➤ Four USB-A ports

➤ Two 12V/3A DC ports

➤ One 12V/10A DC car cigarette lighter port

➤ One 12V/ 25A RV port

There are then 5 flexible ways to recharge the unit itself; from a wall socket, solar panels, a 12 V car socket, a gas generator, or lead-acid batteries.

Solar recharge is super fast and efficient; the AC200 allows a max 700W solar input allowing full recharge within 3-3.5 hours. Obviously though this will vary depending on your elevation, temperature, season, and positioning under the sun.

This is GREAT for travel in the outdoors, but can also save you money when used at home. With an ever increasing cost on energy, the need to reduce energy bills at home is an ever increasing problem, and using a portable solar station like this is a great way to achieve this without the need to switch supplier.

Modes & Features

MAXOAK Bluetti AC200 Review

Like other power stations a real-time display shows current, voltage, power, temperature and charging status. But the AC200 is the first power station from MAXOAK to have a touch screen display; a smart LCD touch panel lets you alter the output voltage, frequency, charging mode etc.

This model also has a unique “Bluetti ECO” mode, which can prevent up to 50% of wasted electricity loss. It means the unit consumes 50 percent less electricity compared to ordinary power stations. 

And there is an intelligent temperature activated fan which keeps the unit cool, further protecting the battery. The fans only activate at 45 degrees celsius, meaning the rest of the time it’s totally silent

Get 33% Off!

The AC200 was launched on Indiegogo on July 1 2020. Crowdfunding pledges start at a hugely discounted rate for a limited number of people. The price will go up to at least $1,800 USD once the campaign ends.

Indiegogo backers on the Bluetti AC200 will also receive a lifetime warranty on the unit. Compared to the price of other available systems on the market, you can save yourself tens of thousands of dollars.

Mass production is scheduled to start July 2020, with shipping to start mid August. Click here to place an order.

Who Are Bluetti

With 10 years of industry experience, Bluetti is committed to building premium portable power stations for explorers, naturalists and off-grid living.

Before Bluetti, they were heavily involved in the new energy industry for ten years. They are the first manufacturer to launch portable energy storage with rich industry experience and a strong R&D and production background.

The brand is dedicated to providing high performance clean energy delivery to the masses while solving the global power shortage. You’ll never worry about being left in the dark from emergency situations and natural disasters.

This post was published in partnership with MAXOAK.

Megan is an Australian Journalist and award-winning travel writer who has been blogging since 2007. Her husband Mike is the American naturalist and wildlife photographer behind Waking Up Wild; an online magazine dedicated to opening your eyes to the wonders of the wild & natural world.

Having visited 50+ countries across all seven continents, Megan’s travels focus on cultural immersion, authentic discovery and incredible journeys. She has a strong passion for ecotourism, and aims to promote responsible travel experiences.

    

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