ecoflow powerkits

DEAD EASY DIY Complete All In One Solar Power System for Off Grid Home RV Van | ECOFLOW Power Kits


The Professor reviews the world’s simplest DIY, plug & play, BEGINNER FRIENDLY all in one solar power system — the ECOFLOW POWER KITS, after a FULL YEAR in the lab! It’s a complete solution for off grid RV / Van / Home Backup.

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Say you know little to nothing about building out your own fully featured solar power system, but you want to install one in your RV, van, boat, cabin, or outbuilding. As long as you only need single phase 120v power, one of the simplest plug n play solutions on the market today is the Ecoflow Power Kit system. It’s an all in one solar power solution that can charge direct from any DC source up to 60v including a vehicle alternator, has two built in MPPT solar controllers, it’s own 70A regulated DC output, and a built in 3600w inverter. Power Kits support up to a whopping 15kWh of power (or the equivalent of 12x 100ah lithium batteries). It all sounds pretty fantastic, but we’ve gotta know — is it any good? Let’s find out!

You may have heard of Power Kits before, since they’ve been around for well over a year, and I’ve actually had one in full time use since early 2023. I first installed it in my trailer and used it for a month in Quartzsite. At that time, it was a prototype. I received an updated version and installed it last year to power my entire Lab. I did this by running the AC output into a mechanical interlock switch in my breaker box. Unfortunately, I don’t have footage of exactly what it looked like then since I’ve changed it but here’s the general idea.

The Power Kits system comes with all the cables and mounting brackets that you need for either a mobile or static installation.

Now, I need to admit upfront that I didn’t use any of the battery mounting hardware but used my own straps instead. The reason being I knew the install in my trailer was temporary and at the time it was a prototype so I actually had an entirely separate conventional solar power system as a backup. I’m the kind of person that always tries to have backups in place for things like power which is vital when you are camping in the middle of the desert for a month without hookups. Here’s some old footage I took camping in Quartzsite with it in 2023. This is previously taken from the video “How to solar power everything in your RV”.

I did take some footage a few months back when I was testing out the inverter capacity on the Power Kit. This is when it was still hooked up as my primary system. You’ll notice I only had two of the 5kWh batteries and have since upgraded to a third battery.

I had the Power Kit as my exclusive power system in the lab for about a year. You have to understand that I use a LOT of power in here. There were many days 10kWh wasn’t enough. So I had some other 3rd party batteries feeding into the Power Kit via the Alternator Input.

This is probably the best feature of the Power Kit – the ability to charge from 12-60v sources at 60A up to 1600w. So if you are installing this in a mobile application in a vehicle with an alternator, you can hook up to your starter battery and there is a setting in the app that will only charge your system while the engine is running. It also has this cool feature where you can send emergency starting power from the Power Kit batteries back into your starter battery so you don’t get stranded. This is all controlled via the excellent Ecoflow app.

So what’s the Power Kit doing now? As you can see, it is still in my lab and is powering some equipment. Up until I had the Ecoflow Delta Pro Ultra and the Smart Home Panel 2 installed, I was exclusively using the Power Kit to run everything in the lab. It still charges daily with solar and is used as a backup system in case I have to shut down the main system. Let’s check it out.

I wasn’t sure if Ecoflow was ever going to want me to do a full review of this system because every time I asked them, there was a higher priority like a newer product launch. That’s why this review has taken so long and also why I don’t have tons of footage of it in action.

I did beat the tar out of it for a very long time and there were a few bugs that seems to all have been squashed in the past year of firmware updates. That’s one thing that makes Ecoflow top dog in this industry. The fact they release regular firmware updates to fix bugs and add new features across their entire product line. They even recently fixed a time display bug that I reported a while back.

So let’s talk about the basic specifications. A lot of this can’t be easily found on their website, but I pieced it together from several sources.


  • Let’s start with the batteries. It supports from 2kWh up to to 15kWh of power kit batteries and these are of course 3500+ cycle LiFePO4 (the cycle life can be further increased by limiting charge and discharge limits in the app).

  • The batteries are available in both 2kWh and 5kWh sizes and up to 3 of the same type can be used together. You can’t mix and match. So if you start with a 2kWh battery you’ll be limited to 3 of those total for only 6kWh maximum – this is fine if you are severely limited on space. If your budget allows, I’d suggest starting with the 5kWh battery because then you can upgrade to the maximum 15kWh later down the line. Let me put the sizes and weights on screen so you can see it these fit your application. 

  • Note the 5kWh battery is pretty heavy at 90lbs, but it is very compact. I remember when I first recieved them, I thought they sent me the wrong size. I was like “no way they fit a 5kWh server rack battery in there!”. If you’re considering this for an RV just be sure you have a storage compartment big enough for these batteries. I decided to install both the main inverter head unit and the battery in the same compartment. This way the inverter keeps the battery warm and the cable runs are the shortest.

  • Of note, these batteries are also heated and rated IP54 for outdoor use. So you can place them in an area that is not insulated and receives some moisture. Heated batteries means you can charge them all the way from from minus 4 degrees, up to 122 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • On to the main inverter unit they call the Power Hub. This thing is amazingly small and lightweight for all that’s packed inside.

    • It’s only 31 lbs and measures approximately 19 x 6 x 12 inches. It does need to be mounted upright so the fans are up top.

    • It has a 3600w pure sine inverter with a 7200w 100ms surge ability. Note that the Power Kits only output 120v at 60hz and does not offer 240v or split phase capability. This is a non issue for mobile applications, but I wanted to mention this if you planned to use it in a residential capacity.

    • Lets talk about AC input. The Power Kit can be charged with AC power, for example shore power, from the grid, or from a generator. In fact, it is designed out of the box to be used with Ecoflow’s 1800w dual fuel gas and propane generator. That generator can be set to auto start and stop depending on the battery level percentage you set in the app. This would be an amazing combo while camping. I do have a separate full review on that product I did last year.

    • If you are charging from standard grid power, it can be charged at up to 3000w at 30A. So if you install a 30A RV plug on the AC input cable, you can plug it directly into 30A service at any RV park or campground. There’s probably a way to also plug it into level one EV chargers with the right adapter. Just remember it only charges with 120v.

    • As for DC charging, this thing is a total beast. It has 3 high wattage DC inputs. One is a low PV or alternator input, DC to DC charger that can charge with 13-60v up to a whopping 60A at a maximum rate of 1600w. The other two are MPPT controllers that can charge from 15v all the way up to 150v at 30A or 1600w. If you look at the current user manual it says these support only 60v, but that is old information. All 3 inputs can be run simultaneously for a whopping 4800w of DC charging. This means you can top up the maximum 15kWh of batteries in less than 4 hours.

    • If that’s not enough, it does support simultaneous AC & DC charging up to 6000w which will top up the largest battery combo in under 3 hours. So say you want to top up with shore power and solar at the same time before leaving on an adventure, you can certainly do that. If hooked to your alternator and solar, both will charge at the same time while you drive. It’s really a fantastic system since this is all built into a single compact unit.

    • As for solar options, you can use whatever solar panels you like as the cables come with MC4 plugs already attached. Ecoflow does sell rigid 100w and 400w solar panels with mounting kits for most surfaces. I’ve used everything from 4x 320w Renogy panels to 450w bifacials with the Power Kit, both at the same time even, and they all work great. So I won’t cover the solar aspect of this product as it is very versatile and you can basically do what you want to get to that 1600w per MPPT.

    • Last but not least is the high amp regulated 12v/24v output. The Power Kit can also be hooked directly into a fuse box to supply up to 70A at 13.6v or 60A at 26.4v. It doesn’t support 12v and 24v output at the same time but this is switchable from 12v to 24v within the app or console. 70A of DC output is the most you’ll get from any Ecoflow product, or any competitor for that matter. This output is of course protected internally by Ecoflow, but I would still recommend installing your own fuse on this output because a 70A short is nothing to laugh about.

    • As mentioned before, this entire unit can be monitored and controlled remotely from anywhere you have Internet access, and even if you don’t it has built in WiFi and Bluetooth that can be used without service. But what if you hate wireless access and apps?

    • You can also get the optional (but highly recommended) Power Kit Console touch screen display. Power and data are both delivered through a standard network cable so it is easily ran through most walls to where you would like to mount it. This will enable you to use the entire system without WiFi or Bluetooth if desired. You can even update the firmware from the console which is pretty sweet.

  • I do want to mention that this product is also UL1973 & 458 certified so it is safe to install in your mobile or residential application.


  • So what do I think about the Power Kits system after using it for more than a year? I think it is a fantastic piece of engineering from Ecoflow and I was really shocked they didn’t really market the thing. It kind of came and went and some of you did ask me about it. I’m sure some of you already have purchased and installed it so I’d be interested to hear your comments and what you think about it.

  • I know already many of the DIY crowd is going to complain about this product because it is an all in one, plug and play solution designed to be a total no brainer install that literally anyone with no electrical knowledge can use. This of course comes at a price.

  • The Power Kits are not cheap. Prices range from 4k up to about 13k with discounts. This is about what a professional solar installer would charge for a much smaller component system. You can instead DIY the install yourself and end up with a system with much larger capacity for similar money.

  • This is state of the art technology and it does come with a factory 5 year warranty which can be extended up to 10 years – so your investment is protected. You also may qualify for the 30% federal solar tax credit depending on how it is installed.

  • A side note about how to purchase this product. Ecoflow has outsourced Power Kits to a vendor called Campervan HQ. They are a licensed distributor of this product so don’t be freaked out when you click the links and end up on their website.


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Power Your Home! Ecoflow Smart Home Panel 2: Complete Backup System Install & Review

The Professor installs two 7200w Delta Pro Ultra power stations with the Smart Home Panel 2 complete LiFePO4 battery home backup system.

In January, I did a full review of Ecoflow’s new 7200 watt behemoth, the Delta Pro Ultra and they also sent along with it their new Smart Home Panel version 2. My Delta Pro Ultra at the time was a prototype model with some limitations and they have since swapped it out for a pair of shiny new retail models so that I could demonstrate what this Smart Home Panel 2 can do, and find out … is it any good?

Now the SHP2 (which I will call “the home panel” from this point on), does require some installation. The amount of installation depends on what you’re using it for. If you’re installing it as a replacement to your existing breaker panel or alongside an existing one, how many circuits you plan to use it with, if you need both 120v and 240v service (which would be a big yes if you’re using for your home or in a garage to charge an electric vehicle), and the biggest pain point is going to be if you plan on having your Delta Pro Ultra (or DPU) in the same location as the home panel or in a different location.

My installation difficulty I will consider moderate since I will be requiring 240v service and instead of replacing my existing breaker panel that’s full of spaghetti and stuck between wall studs too narrow to fit the home panel, I’ll be installing it along side my current breaker box as a supplement to run just a few circuits. Over time, I will likely add additional circuits to it but for this demonstration my plan is to install a single 240v 50A line that goes to my full hookup RV site, and a pair of 120v 20A lines that run the freshly installed outlets my new lab addition. The rest of the building circuits that existed when I got here will remain in the old box. I’m also going to install the Delta Pro Ultras in a separate room so that is going to entail running some heavy duty 50A cabling about 25 feet from their location in the next room over to where the Smart Home Panel 2 will reside next to my current breaker box.

DISCLAIMER: Now everything I’m going to talk about from this point forward is going to apply to the United States and other parts of North America that run dual phase 240v grid power at 60hz into residential properties. This install is also going to follow the local electrical codes so what I do may not apply entirely to you if you live somewhere else. This review is not meant to substitute for professional advice from a certified electrician and is for entertainment purposes only. Anything you repeat in this video is at your own risk.

Now that’s out of the way … Here is all the equipment I’ll be installing over the next few days.

  • We have a pair of Ecoflow DPU’s with a total inverter output of 14,4kW and that will be at 240v. Since we have a pair of 6kWh batteries we’ll have a total of 12kWh available. I will expand this capacity later.

  • We have of course the Smart Home Panel 2 which comes shipped like this in one big piece. This bottom part is where up to 3 DPU’s can plug in, and can be separated and installed in a separate location. This is what we’re going to do. Note that if you do install the input box in a separate location, you’re going to need to run 6 gauge cabling if you have 2 DPU’s, and 2 gauge cabling if you have 3 DPU’s. I’ll be using 6/3 Romex for this install good for 55A since I only have a pair of DPU’s.

    • Also of note, that you’ll need to run an equal length of Category 6 or better Ethernet cable to digitally connect the DPU input box to the Home Panel. The Home Panel contains the brains of the unit along with the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi antenna. So where you install the Home Panel will need Internet access to sync with the Ecoflow app and also do any updates. Now, if you don’t plan to ever use the wireless features you can install this in an area without Wi-Fi but you really should “bench install” it first in a location with Internet so that you can get everything online, setup the way you want it which can only be done via the app, and do any firmware updates before you do the permanent install offline.

  • Last but not least we have the Ecoflow Power Insight display which is basically just a big Android app that let’s you see real time what’s going on between the Home Panel and DPU units. This way you don’t have to keep looking at your app. You can mount this anywhere as it works wirelessly. It does charge with USB-C and has a cool magnetic mount so you can wall mount it then quickly remove it to carry it around.


Okay, so let’s show you the before shot and explain what we’re going to do. Then I’ll try getting some footage during the actual install. When it’s all done we‘ll fire it all up and run the home panel through its paces. The home panel does track usage over time so I’m hoping to get at least a few days of data before this video has to come out.

  • Now that the install is complete, let’s check it out. [tour]

  • The Home Panel 2 is a Smart space saving design that can be installed in two different ways. Because I decided not to have the DPU’s in the same room as the Smart Home Panel 2, installation was significantly more difficult than it would have been to have everything in one place. It took one and a half people about 8 hours (or 12 man hours) start to finish, and then another couple of hours for me to program it and get everything online. You don’t just flip a switch and the home panel starts working. You have to tell it via the app every circuit you want turned on and if that circuit is 120v or 240v.

  • It’s all very easy to do though, and the app is fantastic. Since this sucker’s electrical, it’s far safer than gas, propane, or diesel generators. There are no exhaust pipes to run, fuel to store or leak, and no chance of CO poisoning. Unlike a gas generator, this can be installed entirely indoors and it’s so quiet you can even sleep in the same room. Doing that with a fuel generator of any kind would not just be annoying, but deadly.

  • The install, however, didn’t go perfectly. I did end up wasting a solid half an hour because nowhere in the instructions does it say the face plate needs to be installed before the thing will work. I was pulling my hair out (and I have a lot of hair) trying to figure out why the DPU’s wouldn’t send power to the panel. Even with the grid power turned on, nothing works without that front panel in place. The outer swing door is optional. Speaking of the door, it can open in either direction.

  • Other flubs during install. Don’t forget about the Cat 6 (or better) Ethernet network cable like my installer did. We ended up running it outside of the conduit into the home panel because the main cable was already blocking up the conduit. Fortunately, my install is indoors so we don’t have to be concerned with weather proofing anything or rodents chewing cables.

  • We used simple 2 inch PVC pipes, unglued, because I may want to run additional cabling for an upcoming project. 2 inch pipes made it easy to navigate those 90 degree bends with that 6 gauge 3 conductor non-metallic cable (in electrical speak that’s 6/3 NMB cabling). The cable I got ran about $4/foot so don’t forget to factor that cost into your installation.

  • Installation costs for me here in rural Arizona ran about $700 for parts and labor to run the DPU box about 25 feet from the home panel, and to rewire several circuits from inside the wall over to the home panel. This same job in California would be about double. It would also be a lot more expensive if this was an outdoor installation. Then again, if you plan to keep the DPU and home panel in the same location then parts & labor costs would be minimal. Ecoflow states that it takes about 4 hours to install and that sounds about right if you’re putting everything in one place, and you have an electrician that goes gangbusters on it.

  • Speaking of regulations, some electricians won’t touch anything not UL listed. The Smart Home Panel 2 is UL1741 certified so getting it installed professionally won’t be a problem. In the states of California and Texas, Ecoflow is also offering free consulting to find you a local installer.


  • Okay now let’s talk about what this thing can do and I’ll then demonstrate all of the major features. It is a very impressive piece of technology.

    • Because the units balance themselves, you can technically send all of your solar into one DPU and once they are out of balance, the power will be sent to the lower voltage battery. Although, if you do have multiple DPU’s in this setup I do recommend trying to put some solar (or external battery charging) on each if possible just so you don’t get stuck in a situation where you need maximum inverter power while the batteries are balancing.
    • Speaking of solar, the DPU’s dual input is class leading by a mile. You have both a high and low voltage input good for a total of 5600 watts. The low input can take 30-150v while the high input can take 80-450v simultaneously. This is more than double the solar capacity of the competing flagships. For a comprehensive review of the Delta Pro Ultra be sure to check out my full technical review from January. I’ll link that up here and in the description of this video.

  • Power Insight

    • Unlike the app, the Power Insight “all in one” energy management system works without Internet access. You get all the information about your system in one place that can be hung on a wall to wirelessly charge then moved around your property to wherever you need it. You can even run other connected home appliances with it like smart plugs, thermostats, and matter supported smart devices. It also shows the temperature and humidity of the area it is in.

    • What about ROI or return on investment? Now I do have a couple of days of data in the system for a small 400 sqft well insulated outbuilding. You can see here that I already saved a few bucks off my next electric bill. While there is a large upfront cost, that’s money no longer stuffing someone else’s pocket. They can raise rates as much as they like or have rolling blackouts every day and I won’t care now. Bring on those monsoon thunderstorms!

    • Speaking of storms, we actually had a 2 hour long blackout the other night due to a nasty snow storm and the Smart Home Panel 2 rocked it like a champ. You can actually see the blackout occur when reviewing the data history for that day. I also got a message from the Ecoflow app that the grid was down and the home panel was powering loads. That’s so cool!

    • Obviously, the more loads you power via solar and the higher your electric rates are, the faster you’ll roll back that electric meter. If you have a time of use plan with your electric company, you can really save a load of cash because the home panel system lets you charge from the grid when rates are lowest, then will power your home from batteries when rates are high. Add some solar charging into that equation, and yes with this system set up properly, it can literally pay for itself over time. Especially when you factor in the current solar tax credits and ability to deduct about a third of the cost. If you have a medical necessity like a CPAP machine or Oxygen Concentrator, you may qualify for additional tax deductions. Check with your tax professional for more details.

    • One thing that is cool about solar incentives is that you can install your basic system this year, and say next year you realize you need more DPU batteries or inverters, you can take those same deductions again the following year too for your new equipment.


  • So the big question here is, do I think buying the Smart Home Panel 2 is a wise investment if you’re planning to plug one or more Delta Pro Ultras (or Delta Pros – and yes, that model is supported as well) into the wiring for your home, cabin, business, or off grid property? That depends…

    • First, the Smart Home Panel 2 does require dual phase 240v grid power to fully function. What I mean by that, is you can technically run the panel from a 120v source through the Generator input. At the top of the panel there is a manual safety switch built in that lets you switch from grid to generator for charging the batteries. I’m told that in 120v mode that only half of the circuits will work, but it will charge all of the attached battery units from 120v. So it is technically possible to use this panel totally off the grid if you have another 120v or 240v power source like a gas generator or even another inverter system. Since the panel is designed with grid tie in mind, it is expecting this source to run 24 hours a day. I’m going to spill the beans here and give you a hint that I will cover this scenario next month, when I run the Ecoflow Power Kits into this thing as a 120v generator. We’ll find out then just how well it works.

    • So if you have typical 240v grid service, I’d say this thing is magic and definitely worth the cost especially if you plan on running more than one Delta Pro Ultra into it – as it’s simply the best, safest, and fastest way to dump grid power into these units and get it back when you need it or at your beck and call. It’s just super awesome to push a button my app and decide how to power my building. I am going to soon hook it to my entire home and I’ll have an update coming on how that goes.

    • If you live totally off grid without 240v service, only plan to use a single DPU to power limited loads, or already have a transfer switch system in place then you’ll need to figure out of the upgrade cost is worth it to you. I think in a lot of cases it will, and in some cases it won’t. For example, if you just feed one DPU into a transfer switch and only charge it with solar, then the home panel won’t make a lot of sense.

    • What I’ve been using here in my lab for the past year or so is a manual transfer switch system that lets me swap between grid power and inverter power. That inverter power used to be a Renogy Lycan but is now an Ecoflow Power Kit. I had to disable that setup for this install so now I’m stuck using Ecoflow products to power my lab. That’s okay though because they are always very responsive when it comes to issues. I can always spend 15-20 minutes twisting a screwdriver to put the old transfer switch back in place if I have to. This only means we’re certainly going to be doing some long term updates on this product in 2024 and maybe beyond.

  • If you’re interested in the Smart Home Panel 2 or the bundle deal with one or more Delta Pro Ultra solar generators, I do have a discount code available that will knock a HUGE chunk of change off until April 26th, 2024. After that, you’re on your own.

  • If you’re concerned that you can’t pay for the entire system in one go, Ecoflow does offer financing with the first 6 months interest free (which is a big deal with today’s interest rates). Don’t forget to claim those tax incentives as well that will make this system a lot more affordable in the long run.

  • CHECK IT OUT: use code EFDPUHOBO8 for $800 off until Apr 26th!

  • Now enjoy 6-month interest-free payments plan offer, available for as little as $834 per month. For TX & CA homeowners: check out the latest ‘Hassle-Free bundle’- including a DELTA Pro Ultra, a Smart Home Panel 2, plus installation service, all for just $8,999. for all US homeowners: The Smart Home Panel 2 Installation Consulting Service ensures a worry-free setup by tracking orders, managing fittings, and answering technical queries.



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The Professor reviews the Bluetti AC60 600w LFP lithium power station with 800wh B80 modular expansion battery. Is it the best solar generator under 1000w?


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  • The Bluetti EB3A 600w power station was a big hit last year when it launched offering up one of the smallest UPS solar generators on the market. There is now a new & improved replacement that adds IP65 water resistance and battery expandability up to 2000wh. It’s called the Bluetti AC60 but is it any good? Let’s find out!

Quirks & Features:

  • Battery Capacity/Tech/Cycles: 403wh LiFePO4 rated 3000+ cycles to 80%

  • Size/Weight: approx 11x9x10 inches and weighs around 19lbs

  • Design/Display: The AC60 is IP65 rated water resistant which means it can handle low powered water spray from any direction, display is a color LCD with input output watts, time to charge discharge, and battery soc with icon

  • Inverter Size/Type (constant/peak) and #outlets: 600w pure sine inverter with two outlets and “power lifting” up to 1200w for some appliances

  • Ways To Charge (and times for each): AC charging up to 600w in turbo mode will charge from 0-80% in 45 mins or to full in 1.2 hours. 12v/24v charging in 7hrs by 12v or 3.5hrs by 24v. Will top up from 0-100% with 200w of solar from 12-28v in 3.5 hours under ideal conditions.

  • 12v Output Types: Single 12v cigarette lighter accessory socket rated 10A at a regulated 13.6v

  • USB Output Types: Pair of USB ports good for charging your dinosaurs and a single 100w USB-C PD output

  • Other Features: Wireless 15w quick charge pad and a lantern style light on the back. It also offers battery expandability up to 2000wh with the optional B80 battery pack which we’ll demo in a bit. This product also supports Bluetti’s mobile app for wireless access.

  • Warranty: Bluetti is offering a class leading 6 year manufacturer’s warranty on this product



  • DC Battery Capacity Test (time lapse): 357wh/403 for an impressive 89%

  • AC Battery Capacity Test (time lapse): Almost identical 350wh/403 or 87%

  • These numbers are above average for Bluetti and across the industry in general

  • Sine wave check under load: 120v/60hz

  • Inverter capacity test (max): 1000w <5s

  • Cooling ability test (rated @ 5mins): 600w pass; 700w <1m

  • Inverter fan noise db: 48

  • Max Charge Rate @ watts/volts: AC 600w turbo / 256w std / 160w silent; DC 12v 95w, 18v 160w, 30v 200w

  • Charging fan noise db: 48

  • Simultaneous charging ability: yes, no speed boost, prioritizes solar

  • Pass thru / UPS: Pass 20ms laptop test

  • DC Output(s) Max Rate: 10A 13.0v

  • 12v output(s) regulated: 13.6v

  • USB output rate check: 100w pass

  • Wireless/other output: 12w fast charge

  • Amp interference test: pass

  • Light demo: Has SOS

  • APP/solar test: demo

My Opinion :

  • Bluetti has knocked it out of the park with the AC60. They’ve covered every base from super fast charging, to battery expansion, to offering a clean inverter in a quiet package that includes 100w PD, a light, an app, and wireless charging, and a rock solid UPS feature. They did this and also managed almost 90% usable battery capacity. Let’s not forget it’s also IP65 water resistant to boot with an unheard of 6 year warranty.

  • My only gripe … it should have a 1000w inverter for this size and weight. This thing is significantly larger and heavier than the outgoing EB3A. In fact, it’s one pound shy of twice the weight. I’m not sure why they would offer a unit that could expand to over 2000wh with such a limited 600w inverter. Yes, you can “power lift” to 1200w but this can only be used for resistive loads like coffee makers and hot plates. It’s not going to start a full size fridge or a window air conditioner unless it is a fully mechanical 5000 BTU. It’s certainly not going to run a compact microwave oven. In the real world, 600w is not very much and most kitchen appliances are going to exceed that. It will run most PC computers, TV’s, fans, lights, small coffee makers, and potentially a 3qt instant pot. Just don’t expect it’s going to run everything in your cabin or RV.

Pricing and competition

  • Product Price with current discounts:

    • At the time of this recording which is about 12 hours from product launch, I have been unable to get any pricing information from Bluetti. They did promise a discount at launch so if you want to know the final price you’ll need to click the link in the description of this video and enter in the discount code provided. If you don’t see a discount code it means that it hasn’t been activated yet.

  • Main Competitor:

    • The only real competition is going to be from the Ecoflow River 2 series. They offer a lot of the same features although at a higher price, and without the water resistance, 6 year warranty, or battery expandability. Okay, nevermind. The AC60 is really in a class by itself and I’m not going to compare it to a NMC product like a Jackery. That’s like pitting a Model T up against a new Corvette.

  • Who’s It Aimed At?:

    • Who is this product for? It’s mostly for those needing portable power at home or when camping. It can be used to run 12v fridges on road trips or to power the kid’s gaming console. It can provide basic backup power during a blackout by keeping some of your essentials going. Just don’t expect it to power a full size fridge, air conditioner, or heater. For those bigger jobs look at the AC200Max or larger from Bluetti. I have reviews on all their products. You can find them easily by searching YouTube for “hobotech bluetti”.

  • Recommended Solar Panel Type/Size:

    • I’m going to recommend Bluetti’s own 200w PV200 portable panel for the AC60. You can get it in a bundle on their website. Otherwise, you can use any 200w panel you like as long as it has MC4 connectors and the adapter cable is supplied with the AC60.

    • If you want a cheaper more permanent solution, I’d recommend the BougeRV 180w or 200w panels which can be found on under “solar kits”.

  • If you’re interested, you can check it out here use code HOBOAC60 for discount!

Bluetti AC60 LFP 600w

UPS Solar Generator

bluetti ac60

Use code HOBOAC60


See the review?

EcoFlow Wave 2

Solar A/C & Heater

wave 2

Use code EFHBTECH8



See the review?

Lectric XP 3.0

1000w Folding E-bike

lectric xp 3.0


See the review?



Ice Maker Refrigerator

ecoflow glacier



See the review?


1800w LFP Power Station



See the review?

ICECO APL55 58qt

Multi Zone Fridge




See the review?

EcoFlow River 2 Pro

800w UPS Generator




See the review?

Jackery 3000 Pro

3000w UPS Generator

jackery 3000 pro

Use code HOBOTECH2023


See the review?

Growatt Vita 550

600w Solar Generator



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Growatt Infinity 1500

2000w Solar Generator



See the review?


Bluetti PV420 420w

Portable Solar Panel

bluetti pv420

Use code HOBOPV420


See the review?

Dr. Prepare 100ah

LiFePO4 PowerMax Battery

Use code HOBO7


See the review?

 Power Queen 190ah

LiFePO4 Drop In Battery

power queen 190ah

Use code HOBO9 for $605 offer


See the review?

Vigorpool Captain 1200

UPS LFP Parallel SoGen


See the review?



$100 OFF code HOBOSBP


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Use code HOBOEB3A


See the review?





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ecoflow wave



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4800wh UPS Waterproof

Solar Generator

12% off with code HOBOLYCAN1


See the review?


Renogy 450w solar panels:

Renogy 175w solar panels:

Use code HOBOPANEL for 10% off

renogy 450w



LiON Mini Fridge

acopower lion mini

$226 Super Early Bird!


See the review?

BougeRV 1200w

1100wh SoGen

bougerv 1200w

$719 code HOBOTECH10


See the review?

Jackery 2000 Pro

2200w UPS SoGen

$2069 code HOBOTECH


See the review?

ICECO JPPRO 12v Fridge


Only $479 for a limited time!


See the review?

PECRON E3000 3108wh

pecron e3000

Only $1899 for a limited time!

Use code HOBOE3000 until May 7th


See the review?



Only $1099 for a limited time!


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//-AC300 & B300 Deals-//
B300 (solo) Use code HOBOB300
AC300+B300 Use code HOBOAC3001B
AC300+2xB300 Use code HOBOAC3002B
AC300+2xB300+3xPV200 Use code HOBOAC300COMBO2
2xAC300+2xB300+P030A Use code HOBOAC300COMBO1
AC300+4xB300 Use code HOBOAC3004B
2xAC300+4xB300+P030A Use code HOBOAC300COMBO3
2xAC300+4xB300+6xPV200+P030A Use code HOBOAC300COMBO4
//-AC200Max & B230 Deals-//
B230 (solo) Use code HOBOB230
AC200MAX Use code HOBO200MAX
AC200Max+B230 Use code HOBOMAXB230
AC200Max+3PV200 Use code HOBOMAX3PV2000
AC200Max+2*B230 Use code HOBOMAX2B230
AC200Max+2*B230+3*PV200 Use code HOBOMAXCOMBO
AC200P Use code HOBO200P
AC200P+3xPV120 Use code AC200PV120
AC200P+3xPV200 Use code AC200PV200
//-UNDER 1000w-//
AC50S Use code HOBO50 (or HOBO50OR)
EB55 Use code HOBO55
EB70S Use code HOBO70S Use code HOBO100
EB150 Use code HOBO150
EB240 Use code HOBO3000
EB55+PV120 Use code PVEB55
EB70S+PV200 Use code EB70S30
EB150+2xPV120 Use code EB150PV120
PV120 Use code HOBO100
PV200 Use code HOBO200
PV350 Use code HOB350
DC Charging Enhanncer(D050S) Use code HOBOENHANCER
Fusion Box Pro(P030A)Use code HOBOFUSION
PV voltage step down module(D300S) Use code HOBOD300S
D050S+3*PV200+B230 Use code HOBOENHCOMBO1
D050S+3*PV200+B300 Use code HOBOENHCOMBO2



Only $3399 for a limited time!

That’s 67 cents per watt hour! Cheap!


See the review?

OUPES 1200w Solar Generator

oupes 1200

Only $765 for a limited time!

Use Code HOBOTECH for 15% off SITE WIDE


See the review?


BLUETTI AC200P 2000wh LiFePO4

Only $1498 from BLUETTI

Use Code HOBO200P 

or purchase from Amazon + tax support & Bezos Yacht Fund




MONTEK X-1000 Water Resistant 1000w SoGen

montek x1000

MONTEK X-1000 (with 80w panel): use code HOBO1000 for $100 off!


ACOPower LiONCooler Pro Solar Fridge

lioncooler pro



ANKER 521 256wh LFP Power Station





3000w Solar Generator




Use the codes / links below!


//-AC300 & B300 Deals-//

B300 (solo) Use code HOBOB300

AC300+B300 (review bundle) Use code HOBOAC3001B

AC300+2xB300 Use code HOBOAC3002B

AC300+2xB300+3xPV200 Use code HOBOAC300COMBO2

2xAC300+2xB300+P030A Use code HOBOAC300COMBO1

AC300+4xB300 Use code HOBOAC3004B

2xAC300+4xB300+P030A Use code HOBOAC300COMBO3

2xAC300+4xB300+6xPV200+P030A Use code HOBOAC300COMBO4


//-AC200Max & B230 Deals-//

B230 (solo)  Use code HOBOB230

AC200MAX  Use code HOBO200MAX

AC200Max+B230  Use code HOBOMAXB230

AC200Max+3PV200  Use code HOBOMAX3PV2000

AC200Max+2*B230 (review bundle) Use code HOBOMAX2B230

AC200Max+2*B230+3*PV200 Use code HOBOMAXCOMBO


//-Other Models-//

AC200P 2000wh use code HOBO200P

EB70 700w LiFePO4 use code HOBO70

EB55 700w LiFePO4 use code HOBO55

AC50s 500wh use code HOBO50

AC50s (orange) use code HOBO50OR

EB240 2400wh use code HOBO3000 

EB150 1500wh use code HOBO150

//-Solar Panels-//

BLUETTI PV200 200w Solar Panel use code HOBO200

BLUETTI PV120 120w Solar Panel use code HOBO100


//-Accessory Deals-//

DC Charging EnhanncerD050S) Use code HOBOENHANCER

Fusion Box Pro(P030A) Use code HOBOFUSION

PV voltage step down module(D300S) Use code HOBOD300S

D050S+3*PV200+B230 Use code HOBOENHCOMBO1

D050S+3*PV200+B300 Use code HOBOENHCOMBO2




-> <-

Use code HOBO20 for 20% off the OTW, RV, and Car boosters.

Use code HOBO15ALL for 15% off everything else SITE WIDE! (including home boosters!)



bluetti ac200max  

AC200Max:  use code HOBO200MAX

AC200Max+B230:  use code HOBOMAXB230

AC200Max+2*B230:  use code HOBOMAX2B230

AC200Max+2*B230+600w solar:  use code HOBOMAXCOMBO

AC200Max+600w solar: use code HOBOMAX3PV2000



SUNGOLDPOWER 130w v.2 Suitcase Kit

is BACK !

Use code HOBOTECH at checkout


Watch the original V.1 review video HERE

Amazon (no discount):

jackery 1000


GET IT AT JACKERY (save tax)

 use code HOBOTECH at checkout!





3600w LiFePO4 UPS Power Station

ecoflow delta pro


ICECO Refrigerators

->CLICK HERE for BEST DEALS!<-Use code HOBOTECH at checkout!




BOUGERV 180w Solar Panels

Use code HOBOTECH at checkout for 12% off the ENTIRE Solar Catalog!  




 Use code HOBOTECH20 for 20% off all models!

53qt use code HOBOTECH90 for $90 off!


Wanna buy Bezos another Yacht instead?

23qt use code 23QTFREEZER
30qt use code 30QTFREEZER
53qt use code 53QTFRIDGE

53qt (Canada) use code V7DIVCAB


The 5100wh Home Backup BEAST!



see the original review here


Jackery 1500


GET IT AT JACKERY (save tax)

Amazon +tax:


JACKERY SG1500 + 4x100w Panels

GET IT AT JACKERY (save tax)

on Amazon +tax:





BLUETTI EB70 700w Solar Generator

Use Code HOBO70 for $100 off

GET IT AT BLUETTI (save tax)

Only red & gray available. Mint green is sold out.




  hiboost cell booster



Use code HOBO20 for 20% OFF all mobile units!



JACKERY 300 Version 2.0!

Get it at the new low price of $299!

Jackery Direct (save tax)

 On Amazon (+tax):




ALP 1000w Generator + Free Tank Hose

Get the ALP in several color choices for $499

1) Add generator to cart: ALP Generator 

2) Add hose to cart: Generator Hose 

3) Use code HOBO1020 at checkout!  



ECOFLOW DELTA 1300 $1149

EcoFlow Store Page!

Use code EFHOBOTECH50 !


BLUETTI AC50S Solar Generator


Use code HOBO50

Or buy on Amazon:


ICECO JP Series Refrigerators 20% OFF!


Use code HOBOTECH at checkout!



HIBOOST 4G Signal Boosters

Use code 2CX3RBZJ for 10% off SITE WIDE!

NEW! Use code XRMJT8WE for 20% off RV CELL BOOSTER!



Use code HOBOTECH at checkout for 10% off!



SUNGOLDPOWER 130w Suitcase Kit is BACK

for $208! Use code 15HOBOTECH

Watch the original review video HERE

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