So, you’re the proud owner of a Bluetti EB150 or you’re thinking of purchasing one. Either way, the question on your mind is ‘How long will the Bluetti EB150 last?’
This article aims to answer this burning question and focuses on aspects like battery capacity, lifecycles, and recharge times.
In our opinion, these are the most important aspects to consider when choosing a solar-powered generator. After all, one of the main reasons to get an external generator is to have an additional power source, and capacity is vital.
A word of warning before we continue, if you’re looking for a full Bluetti EB150 review, you should rather check out our other article on the topic.
This article is solely focused on the charge cycles and battery capacity of the Bluetti EB150.
One of the most important things you should consider before purchasing a generator is the power capacity. Now, the amount of power you need will depend on what you intend to use the generator for and what you need it to power.
Once you’ve got that figured out, all that’s left is to find a generator that suits your needs.
The Bluetti EB150 can store a maximum of 1,500 watt-hours. What this means is that you can power a 500w machine or device for up to three hours on a fully charged Bluetti EB150.
The high watt-hour capacity will also allow you to boost larger appliances such as laptops, small refrigerators, or outdoor lights.
For example, with the Bluetti EB150 you can power a small refrigerator for up to 32-hours or a 32-inch tv for around 1 hour.
When asking the question how long will the Bluetti EB150 last, this will depend on what you have plugged in and how heavy the power consumption of the machine or device is.
When looking at the Bluetti EB150 vs Ecoflow delta, the EB150 has a larger power capacity compared to the delta’s 1,250wh.
If we compare the Bluetti EB150 vs Jackery 1000, the EB150 still emerges victorious as the Jackery 1000 has a power capacity of only 1,000wh.
The Bluetti EB150 sports a 1,500wh lithium-ion battery. What makes these batteries so great is that they’re able to maintain their maximum capacity for years despite repeated recharging and draining.
This battery is also a good size if you’re planning to use the generator during power outages. These batteries also increase the longevity of the Bluetti EB150 and prevent issues such as overheating.
The Battery Lifecycle
Generally, a lithium-ion battery has around 2,000 cycles but, this is only if the battery isn’t being used in harsh conditions. If the battery is being used in harsh conditions, the cycles can drop to as low as 500 lifecycles before the battery needs to be replaced.
On average, the Bluetti EB150 is rated at 1,000 lifecycles.
What this means is that after using the battery fully (draining and recharging) 1,000 times, the battery’s efficiency will drop to 80%. Therefore, rather than operating at 1,500wh it will operate at 1,200wh.
Now, let's put this figure into perspective. Let’s say you experience a power outage that lasts for two weeks. In those two weeks you’ll constantly be using your generator. With 1,000 lifecycles, you’ll be able to use your generator consistently for two weeks every year for at least 71 years.
For the average user, this is more than sufficient.
If you’re not satisfied with this, you could look at the Bluetti EB240. When looking at the Bluetti EB150 vs EB240 the EB240 has a much larger battery capacity at 2,400wh. However, with this extra power comes extra costs. The EB240 costs around $400 more.
Charge and Recharge Options
The Bluetti EB150 has a single charging port and thus, does not allow for simultaneous charging.
You can charge your Bluetti EB150 with both a solar panel and a wall outlet, depending on your preferences and environment.
The easiest, and probably most cost-effective, method of charging the Bluetti EB150 solar panel. If you’re using this method you’ll need at maximum an open circuit voltage of 60V for your solar panels.
For wall output charging, you’ll need a 42V/160W socket.
The Bluetti EB150 charge cycle will depend on the number of solar panels you have and the way they’re connected. Generally, the Bluetti EB150 charge cycle is around 3 to 4 hours.
It is recommended that you recharge your Bluetti EB150 once every 3 months to ensure that the battery remains full and healthy.
If you’re looking to purchase a solar generator, the Bluetti EB150 is a great choice. It is inexpensive when compared to other machines.
It is also a powerful machine and will last you a lifetime. With a power capacity of 1,500wh and lithium-ion batteries, you can be sure that it will meet your power needs.