What to Consider Before Buying a Camping Solar Generator?

 solar generator is essential for camping

What is A Solar Generator?

You basically have to think of a solar generator like a giant battery that powers all the technical equipment you would want to use on your camping trip. But that’s not all, with a solar generator you can combine the big battery with a long lifecycle with a solar panel which extends your trip as long as you have the time for it. Power, while outside or on the road is no longer an issue.

Why to Bring A Solar Generator in Camping?

Solar Power is becoming the most popular and hassle-free solution for self-sustained travel. No matter if you are on a short trip over the weekend or on an extended tour through the continent. Most campsites charge you high prices for using their power connection. So, for camping a solar generator is the perfect solution with no emissions and no running costs. The green energy while you are on the go.

What to Consider Before Buying a Camping Solar Generator

When you plan to buy a solar generator for camping, you may think of the products you want to power with. There are some important things to consider. Some homeware requires a large amount of wattage, while running. So to power these different types of you have to look at the technical details. Most importantly you would want to look at the maximum sustained wattage for your solar generator while camping, because this tells you what you could operate. The second thing you want to think of is the battery capacity. This is especially important for days, where you are unable to recharge the battery.

What Are BLUETTI's Best Solar Generators for Camping?

Besides the technical capabilities of the solar generator, for camping you would also want to think of size and weight. Additionally, the bluetti batteries use very safe Batteries with a high lifecycle that exceeds many other manufacturers. There are mainly three different solar generators you would want to consider for long lasting trips with enough power to keep you working.

 

AC50S Solar Generator

The first and most portable solar generator is the bluetti ac50s which has a 500Wh capacity and a maximum wattage of 300W which lets you use various devices from a phone all up to a projector for your own outdoor cinema.

The super safe battery lets you run your devices. If you want to know how long your devices will run, you can calculate it by using 500Wh*0,85/Power of the device = Hours of use

The solar generator charges with solar panels up to 120W, with wall outlet and also with the 12V from your car!

Detail overview:

  • 500 Wh battery capacity
  • 300 W output power
  • 11 Power outputs
  • 4-5 hours for full recharging with the 120 W, SP120 panel
  • 45 W quick charging USB-C outlet
  • 1000+ lifecycles
  • pure sine wave

bluetti solar generator in the wild

EB55 Solar Generator

If you want to combine a higher load of output, a good amount of capacity in a portable format, the bluetti eb55 may be the right choice for you. You can bring it along and power all your devices, as long as they don’t exceed 700W. The eb55 is with its 6,5 kg small enough to carry it comfortably for longer distances and powerful enough to run different devices at the same time. If you want to charge you phone contactless, this is possible as well.

The solar generator charges with solar panels up to 200W, with wall outlet, also with the 12V or 24V from your car and even from a generator!

Detail overview:

  • 537 Wh battery capacity
  • 700 W output power 
  • 11 Power outputs
  • 4-5 hours for full recharging with the 200 W, PV200 solar panel
  • 100 W quick charging USB-C outlet
  • 2500+ lifecycles with durable LiFePO4 battery
  • pure sine wave

power your home whenever power outages occur

 EB70 Solar Generator

The massive 716 Wh capacity combined with the 1000W makes the bluetti eb70 the ideal solar generator for your camping trip. It is just under 10 kg and fits in almost every camping setup. With the high 1000W output you can power your portafilter machine and deliver perfect coffee while you are on the go and don’t forget to bring your waffle iron to accompany the delicious coffee. The eb70 will make a whole new experience out of your camping trip. Charge your laptop, drone, camera and phone at the same time, while watching a movie.

The solar generator charges with solar panels up to 200W, with wall outlet, also with the 12V or 24V from your car and even from a generator!

Detail overview:

  • 716 Wh battery capacity
  • 1000 W output power
  • 9 Power outputs and 1 wireless charging pad
  • 5-6 hours for full recharging with the 200 W, PV200 solar panel
  • 100 W quick charging USB-C outlet
  • 2500+ lifecycles with durable LiFePO4 battery
  • pure sine wave

 

 get power with bluetti ac50s solar generator

FAQ

1. How long will my solar generator power my devices?

You can calculate it easily by using this: Estimated hours of use = 716Wh (for the EB70) *0,85/Power of the device

2. Can I charge and discharge at the same time?

Yes. But it is recommended not to do so, for an extended battery life.

3. Can I do anything to extend my battery life?

Yes. You can make sure not to charge and discharge fully. If you keep your solar generator at a level between 20-80% you extend the lifecycles massively.

 

Final Thoughts

If you are searching for the best solar generator for camping, there are a few things you would want to keep in mind. First you should look at the devices you are planning to power and secondly you would have to think about the duration you want to last, without recharging the device with solar. If you are planning to get the EB55 or the EB70, you can also change between two solar panels, the SP120 and the PV200 which changes the time of recharging. If you have figured out these questions you are good to go, and your adventures can start without compromises.

 

Solar Panel Maintenance: Why & How to Do It?

Written by Iggy Liu

How do you maintain a solar panel? Discover everything you need to know about solar panel maintenance right here at BLUETTI.

Read more

What Are the Best Solar Panels for Campervan?

Written by XIANGZHU YIN

With so many campervan solar panels on the market, how do you choose? Read our guide on choosing the best campervan solar panels!

Read more

Solar Generator vs Generator (Technology contrasted)

Written by steven sun

Solar generator vs. generator, what are the benefits and drawbacks of both technologies, how do they compare against one another, which innovation ...

Read more