What Will A 2000 Watt Solar Generator Run?

By now you no doubt know pretty much all there is to know about solar generators right? 

For example you know that solar generators come in many different shapes and sizes and that they are generally sized based on their energy storage capabilities. 

With all this being said, there is a high chance you found this particular article as you are interested in the 2000 watt solar generator in particular, and what it can power. 

Well, worry not, in this article we talk about the average energy capacity of 2000 watt solar generator and what they are able to power. 

Difference between 2000 Watt & 2000 Watt Hour 

Most mainstream solar generator brands often market their generators by including either the energy capacity or powering capabilities in said models title. 

For example, the BLUETTI AC200P 2000W / 2000Wh solar generator. 

In fact, if you head over to our site, you will see that all our products are listed with both their capacity and power rating (as can be seen above).

Many people often confuse W with Wh, are they the same thing, do they serve the same purpose? 

The answer is no. 

In fact, they are extremely different. 

What is a Watt?

The watt is a unit of power recorded in the International System of Units, and equals 1 joule per second or 1 kg⋅m²⋅s⁻³. It is used to quantify the rate of energy transfer.

What is a Watt Hour?

A watt-hour, is symbolized as Wh, and is a unit of energy equal to one watt of power used for one hour of time.

What about an Amp Hour? 

Most vehicle batteries or standalone solar batteries are often rated by their amp hour (Ah) capacity. 

An Ah is a unit of electric charge. It is the charge capacity of a battery, while a Wh is a unit of electrical energy. It is the energy capacity of the battery. 

You can convert Ah to Wh if you'd like, the formula is simple: Energy (in Wh) = capacity (in Ah) x voltage (in Volts). Or simply Wh = Ah x V

Why is this important to know? 

Well, these terms determine what solar generator you go for, based upon your energy needs. 

In other words, if you don't understand the difference, you will likely choose the wrong solar generator for your energy needs. 

When selecting a solar generator model you need to pay attention to both the stated Watts and Watt Hours. 

For example, our AC200P has a built in pure sine wave inverter which has a power rating of 2000 watts. Additionally, the built-in battery is rated at 2000 watt hours.

This means that the inverter will allow you to actually power appliances that are rated between 0 - 2000 watts. Anything more, and your solar generator wont work. Even if you bought a  20,000 Wh generator (notice the difference here between W and Wh?). 

When it comes to the battery in your solar generator. The higher the capacity (Wh) the longer you will be able to power said appliance (as long as it falls within the rated wattage of your generator). 

What can a 2000 watt solar generator power? 

When we talk about what a 2000 watt solar generator can power remember we are only talking about the rate of energy transfer. This means we will know what it can power, but not for how long. To know this we will need to know the energy capacity of the built-in battery.  

Without further delay, please see the table below to find out what a 2000 watt solar generator can power. 

(Please note the below table is courtesy of Climatebiz)

TV (150W) Medium size Refrigerator/Freezer (150W) Power tools (1000W) Micro wave oven (1000W) Vacuum cleaner (1000W) Air conditioning unit (1500W)
300W  +            
500W  +  +          
700W  +  +  +        
1000W  +  +  +        
1500W  +  +  +  +      
2000W  +  +  +  +  +  +  
3000W  +  +  +  +  +  +

 

What 2000 Watt solar generators does BLUETTI offer? 

 BLUETTI AC200P

2000 watt solar generator ac200p

To date our AC200P is the most popular solar generator we have ever sold. For the main reason that it suits most of our consumers energy needs in terms of both power and capacity.

Tech Specs:  

  • 2000W AC Pure Sine Wave Inverter (4,800W Surge)
  • 2,000Wh Capacity
  • LiFePO4 Battery with 3,500+ Life Cycles to 80%
  • 17 Outputs For Multiple Devices
  • 7 Ways to Recharge (AC/Solar/Car/Generator/Lead battery/Dual AC/AC+Solar)
  • 700W Max. Solar Input
  • 1100W Max. Fast Dual Charging (Solar + AC Adapter Simultaneously)
  • Eco-friendly/Gas free/Quiet/Cost-effective

AC200 MAX

2000 watt solar generator ac200max

While technically not a 2000 watt solar generator (rated at 2200 watts) we thought it still a viable product to include in our list. This solar generator looks and feels exactly the same as the AC200P, but is a tad upgraded (to say the least). 

Tech Specs: 

  • 2,200W AC Pure Sine Wave Inverter (4,800W Surge)
  • 2,048Wh Capacity
  • LiFePO4 Battery with 3,500+ Life Cycles to 80%
  • Expandable Up To 6,144Wh with 2×B230, or 8,192Wh with 2×B300
  • 7 Ways to Recharge (AC/Solar/Car/Generator/Lead Battery/Dual AC/AC+Solar)
  • 900W Max. Solar Input
  • 1400W Max. Fast Dual Charging (Solar + AC Adapter)
  • Smart Control & Monitor in BLUETTI App

EP500 

ep500

This is the largest 2000 watt solar generator (in terms of battery capacity) that BLUETTI produces. An absolute power house with the added ability of split phase bonding. 

Tech Specs:

  • 5100Wh LiFePO4, 3500+ Cycles to 80% Capacity
  • 2000W Pure Sine Wave Output
  • Movable Power Station
  • In-grid UPS Mode&Flexible UPS Mode(24/7)
  • Off-grid Energy Storage
  • Multiple Devices Can Be Loaded Simultaneously
  • Flexible Recharging Way To Keep Your EP500 Always On
  • App Remote Control
  • Smart Touchscreen

Final Thoughts

We hope you found this article interesting and informative and that you'll have a better idea on what a 2000 watt solar generator will be able to power. 

Stay tuned as we will soon publish another article on what you could expect a 3000 watt solar generator to power. 

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