BLUETTI EP500/EP500Pro Solar Power Station | 2,000W/3,000W 5,100Wh
5100Wh LiFePO4/Up to 1200W MPPT Solar/Seamless UPS/240V Split Phase
- 5100Wh LiFePO4, 6000+Charge Cycle
- EP500Pro: 3000W Pure Sine Wave Output
EP500: 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
5-year Hassle Free
All-in-one Backup Power Station
The BLUETTI EP500 is shipped with a ground-breaking 5100Wh LiFePO4 battery pack and a 2000W rated (3000W for the EP500 Pro) 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.
Safe, Smart, And Continuously Evolving
The advanced Battery Management System and LiFePO4 chemistry bring the EP500/PRO 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!
Seamless UPS Backup
The EP500/PRO will automatically become your home energy source for essential loads when the electrical grid goes down. Unlike gasoline generators, BLUETTI EP500/PRO 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? Worry no longer, Meet BLUETTI EP500/EP500PRO.
How to use the EP500/EP500PRO
Designed as a flexible power station to meet various scenarios, the EP500 Series has different usages.
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Bought the EP500Pro on Kickstarter. Charged it and left it in the closet. Just had first power outage that lasted about 6 hours starting in the evening. Ran three fridge/freezers/charged two phones and it consumed about 20% of the battery. Very satisfied and I plan on buying a second for whole home backup. Have two 200w solar panels I didn't get to crack open since it was evening but I feel comfortable saying I can sleep when the wind blows now.
This thing is a beast. We have intermittent power outages at our lake house. Use this back up fridge and chest freezer while we are away. Handles this easily with power to spare. Would be nice if you received text or email from device when power outage occurs and when power is restored.
I bought two of the EP500 Pro units that don't seem to be available now on the Kickstarter program. They can output more power for peak demand and have two 1200 watt solar inputs but beyond that are similar to the EP500. I like the units and I especially like the fact that they can leave with me if I sell my house. They are currently only set up to allow me to ride out a short power outage and can do that job very well. My plan is to connect them to a sub-panel so that I can power certain outlets and lighting circuits in the house during a power outage. I have Tesla solar panels but they cannot be used when the grid down ( Powerwall needed for that capability ). The EP500 units can take a PV array with a max Voc of 150 volts which equates to three modern rooftop solar panels. I can't decide if it is worth putting panels on the roof and permanently wiring them into the EP500s or just having them stacked to lay out on the drive if we have a prolonged outage.
Overall, happy with the product. Note that they draw a full 15 amps to recharge so they need to go directly into the wall or else you have to use a very heavy duty extension cord - 12 gauge - if you want to avoid fire risk and melting plastic smells.
PART 2: I like the EP500s I purchased, except that they were marketed as being a "whole house" back-up system. What I've discovered after purchase, is that they are in fact, not really capable of that. If your home was built in the last ~20 -30 years or so, it likely has 30 amp heating/cooling, a 30 amp water heater (perhaps). These whole house systems of 30 amps cannot be run with the EP500s, even in SPB status. The whole house systems also require too much wattage to be run with the EP500s If you wish to run a portable air conditioner and heat/cool your house with space heaters and fans, I believe that can be handled. I only wish the EP500 hadn't been referred to as PART 2: I like the EP500s I purchased, except that they were marketed as being a "whole house" back-up system. What I've discovered after purchase, is that they are in fact, not really capable of that. If your home was built in the last ~20 -30 years or so, it likely has 30 amp heating/cooling, a 30 amp water heater (perhaps). These whole house systems of 30 amps cannot be run with the EP500s, even in SPB status. Additionally, the whole house systems also require too much wattage to be run with the EP500s If you wish to run a portable air conditioner and heat/cool your house with space heaters and fans, I believe that can be handled. I only wish the EP500 hadn't been referred to as being able: " to run your entire home for a day or two". Please think about this fact before your purchase. I believe these units will be an asset during an outage, but not "whole house capable" as described. I like Bluetti and these units, even after my discovery!
All throughout the process, from ordering to delivery, this organization has been superb. I finally received my EP500 product and I have to admit to being amazed at how well the unit was packaged, for it's trip across country. The EP500 was easy to set up and so far, has run and done everything I've asked of it. When a company really cares about it's customers and makes something worth owning, they are on their way to success. I could not be happier, at this point in time!
Q1: In-Grid UPS Setup GuideA1:1)For non-solar-powered household circuits:
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).2)Solar-powered UPS:
- 1.If the open-circuit voltage of the solar panels is within the specified input range of EP500, they can be directly connected into EP500 or EP500Pro through the MC4 port connectors to build up the UPS system.
- 2.If the open-circuit voltage of your panels exceeds the input limitation of EP500 or EP500Pro, they need to pass the "PV step-down module" to decrease the voltage before connecting into the system. The connection method is solar panels--PV step-down module--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?A2:
When EP500 or EP500Pro is plugged into a home wall outlet, the power output will be limited by the current of the wall plug.The power of output is subject to:
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?A3:
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?A4:There are two types of working conditions of UPS for EP500.
- No delay for online UPS.;
- 20ms from standby UPS.
Q5: How much is the loss of AC and DC?A5:
- In standby state: less than 10W,
- AC_ON & DC_OFF: less than 20W,
- AC-ON & DC_ON: less than 25W
Q6: After the stated 6000 battery cycles, how much capacity is left in EP500 and EP500 Pro?A6:
EP500 and EP500 Pro can maintain above 50% capacity after 6000 cycles.
Q7: What's the frequency?A7:
- 60Hz: US, Canada
- 50Hz: Europe, UK, Australia
- Frequency 50/60Hz cannot be switched.
Q8: What should Ido if the solar panels on the roof of my house exceed the open circuit voltage requirement?A8:
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?A9:Yes, you can. However, it must meet:
1)Open Circuit Voltage(OCV):
- EP500: 55-145V/Max.20A, Max.1200W.
- EP500Pro: dual MPPT，each is 35-150V/Max.12A,1200W Max. (2400W Max. For dual connection).
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?A10:
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?A:
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.A9:
- 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?A13:
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?A14:
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.
A useful guide to making the most of it all.