BLUETTI AC200P Review: Ultimate Power Station for Australian Adventurers
Discovering the allure of BLUETTI’s powerful and multifunctional portable power station.
The dawn of portable power stations is upon us. For those unfamiliar, imagine having the ability to power virtually everything, from a small light to your entire RV, using a single device. BLUETTI’s AC200P power station seeks to capture that vision and transform it into a reality.
POWER CAPACITY OF AC200P
The AC200P boasts an incredible 2000Wh power capacity. To put that into perspective, this is tantamount to combining twenty of the smaller portable power stations typically available in the market. But why would BLUETTI produce such a monstrous device?
The reason is simple: Versatility. The AC200P isn’t just designed for one purpose; it’s meant to handle a plethora of power-hungry devices, from smartphones to refrigerators.
However, it’s essential to understand that the power capacity isn’t a flat line. Depending on the device’s consumption, the power station’s efficiency can vary.
HIGHER POWER CAPACITY – LESS POWER USAGE
Understanding the numbers behind power consumption can give you a clearer idea of just how much juice the AC200P packs.
With a power capacity of 540,540mAh at a 3.7V output, the power station is primed for lighter devices. Smartphones, for instance, usually come with a battery capacity around 4,000mAh. Doing quick math, the AC200P can charge such devices over 100 times! Perfect for camping trips or extended periods away from standard electrical outlets.
LOWER CAPACITY – HIGHER POWER USAGE
However, when powering more demanding devices, the power capacity dips to about 135,135mAh at 14.8V. While this may seem drastic, it’s still incredibly impressive compared to other power stations. Laptops, which usually house a battery of around 7,000mAh, can be charged approximately 19 times!
One of the AC200P’s crown jewels is its plethora of charging options. It’s not just the quantity, but the quality. BLUETTI hasn’t skimped on the tech here.
From USB-A and USB-C Power Delivery ports to the wireless charging options on top, it’s got you covered for all your devices. The wireless charging feature, particularly, is an innovative touch, displaying BLUETTI’s attention to modern tech trends.
Moreover, the presence of 12V DC ports and AC outlets with a shared 2000W output means you can easily power up appliances and gadgets on the go.
While the output options are immense, BLUETTI has also considered the input side of the equation. Offering five different recharging methods, including using solar panels or even gasoline and diesel generators, means you can recharge the AC200P nearly anywhere.
SIZE AND WEIGHT
True, the BLUETTI AC200P is hefty, weighing in at 27.5 kgs. But considering its power capacity and multitude of features, the weight is a small compromise.
For such a complex device, usability is surprisingly straightforward. With a touch LCD screen and easily accessible ports, monitoring and controlling your power consumption becomes a breeze.
STRUCTURE AND MATERIAL
The AC200P isn’t just functional; it’s also robust. With a sturdy build and protective cover guards, it’s built to withstand the rigors of outdoor usage.
The AC200P features a LFP battery, which is more durable than other batteries. Its capacity goes down to only 80% after well over 3500+ cycles, which is absolutely outstanding.
This power station is more than just a gadget; it’s a reliable companion. With its enormous power capacity and diverse output options, the AC200P is designed to be the go-to solution for all your power needs.
To wrap up, BLUETTI’s AC200P is a game-changer in the portable power station market. With its immense power capacity, multifunctional ports, and robust design, it stands out as one of the best options available. Whether you’re an adventurer, camper, or just someone preparing for emergencies, the AC200P is an investment you won’t regret.
Connecting AC200P with B230 or B300 Expansion Battery:
Connect the B230 or B300 battery pack to the AC200P using the P090D to XT90 cable. Note: The cable is sold separately.
Recommended Solar Panels for BLUETTI AC200P:
- Chain a minimum of 3 PV200 200W, 3 PV120, or 2 PV350 solar panels in series, up to a maximum of 5.
- Expert solar users can link PV200 4S2P (total of 8 panels) for a max input of 700W. The required parallel cable is sold separately.
Tip: A single BLUETTI PV120 or PV200 won’t charge the AC200P. We advise chaining at least 3 BLUETTI PV120 (120W solar panel) or PV200 (200W solar panel) in series for optimal charging.
Optimal Solar Panels for AC200P:
- Open circuit voltage between 35-150v (OCV, whether you connect the panel in series or parallel), Max. 700W, Max. 12A.
- Panels with an MC4 Connector (if your panel has an Anderson connector, purchase an Anderson to MC4 charging cable separately).
Note: OCV below 35V or above 150V will activate low-voltage/over-voltage protection. AC200P will only accept 700W/12A(Max.) if total input power/current exceeds 700W/12A. Charging duration can vary due to weather conditions, actual solar input, temperature, angle, etc.
Estimated Charging Times:
- 5x BLUETTI PV120S: Approximately 4 hours.
- 3x BLUETTI PV200: Approximately 4 hours.
- 2x BLUETTI PV350: Approximately 3.6 hours.
These times are provided as references only.
Charging and Discharging Simultaneously:
Yes, you can charge and discharge the AC200P concurrently. However, for the battery’s prolonged life, it’s advisable not to do so.
Car Charging Duration for AC200P:
- 18 hours at 12V.
- 9 hours at 24V.
Noise Levels of AC200P:
- For loads under 1500W, the noise level peaks at 45dB, comparable to a running refrigerator.
- For loads above 1500W, it goes up to 54dB, similar to a percolating coffee-maker.
Waterproofing of AC200P:
The AC200P is not waterproof. Additionally, avoid storing it in humid environments for extended periods.