Bluetti EB240 Portable Solar Power Station Review

Portable power stations are more popular than ever. With so many different options online, it could be difficult to choose the one for your needs and budget. Luckily, Maxoak, a company that specializes in portable power has been developing some of the best and most affordable battery stations. Their multipurpose Bluetti EB240 station is selling like a hot cake. What makes this power station unique? Should you buy it? You will know everything in this review.

Bluetti EB240

 

As a quick intro, EB240 is a suitcase power bank with a capacity of 2400Wh and offers 1000W power output. This capacity is enough to run almost anything in your house, even a power drill. In this review, I am going into every aspect of EB240. If you think 2400Wh is a lot for you, go with the 1500Wh version which is much cheaper. Read my detailed review of Bluetti EB150 (1500Wh version). Both EB150 and EB240 are the same in everything except the battery capacity and cost.

If you need any other info about the product or have feedback, shoot me an email at admin@gforgadget.com and I will be happy to help. Without wasting any more time on the intro, let’s get into the Bluetti EB240 review.

What’s in the Box

This power station comes in a super heavy box. You may need some assistance in carrying it. I would recommend you to open the box before carrying as the handle on the power station makes it very easy to carry.

  • PV Solar Charge Cable (7909 to MC4)
  • AC Wall Charger (including AC input charging cable)
  • EB240 Solar Power Generator
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Card
  • Certificate of Qualification

First Impressions

Out of the box, EB240 looks like a metal suitcase. The design is not that great but the build quality is top-notch. The handle is sturdy, the metal casing is super strong and the plastics on the sides are good.

On the front, you will find different input and output ports

On the back, you have AC outlets and a fan vent that keep the battery cool. The following table lists all the ports.

AC Power Outlets (110V) 2 Ports 1000W each
USB Ports 4 Ports 3A Max
USB C Ports 1 Port 45W
DC Car Port 12V 9A
Solar/DC Input Port 16 – 60V / 10A
Digital Display Yes
AC On/Off Switch Yes
DC On/Off Switch Yes
Overload Protection Switch No

Power Capacity

EB240 has an output power capacity of 1000W. This means the power station can power/drive any device that is less than or equal to 1000W. For how long? it depends on the battery capacity that we shall see in the next section.

EB240 powering TV, lamp and headset simultaneously

You have two AC outlets on the station and both of them support 1000W but if you use them together, the power divides based on the connected device. So, two 1000W AC ports do not mean 2000W. Also, there is a 45W USB C power delivery port on the device. You can use this to recharge laptops, smartphones, etc. Power delivery will speed up the charging process. You can also use the DC port to powerup devices like CPAP, camping lights, etc.

Is 1000W output enough? Well, it depends. As far as I’ve seen, 1kW is more than enough for household devices like TV, laptops, blender, microwave oven, etc. Even some of the power tools like drilling machine would easily work. But most of the heating devices like kettle, heater, etc will not work on EB240. So, if you are buying this for a specific use or appliance, make sure the wattage is under 1000W.

Surge

Although Bluetti EB240 does not have surge support, the battery can handle up to 1200W load momentarily (for a minute or so). This is not great. If you really need a good surge capacity, go with their AC200 version or Ecoflow Delta 1300.

Battery Capacity

EB240 has 2400 watt-hour power stored in the lithium battery pack. If you are wondering how big is the capacity, EB240 can power any 1000W device for 150 minutes straight. To give you an example, your TV typically consumes around 150 watts. So, EB250 can power it for 16 hours straight.

2400Wh (watt hour) is equal to 200Ah (ampere hour)

Is 2400Wh capacity enough? Definitely yes. This much battery capacity is considered under the top 10% in portable power because most of the battery stations offer around 1000Wh of power and it is very difficult to find one over 1500Wh.

So, 2400Wh capacity is perfect for a power user like outdoor enthusiasts, traveler, adventurer, campers, RV’ers, Van lifer, liveaboards, and ocean anglers. Also, this high capacity battery station has a battery management system that will protect you from overvoltage, overcurrent, and short-circuit problems.

Solar Support

Like many other Maxoak’s power stations, EB240 supports solar charging by default. It accepts up to 500W solar input. You just have to plug the solar panel into the DC input port. The MC4 connector will be included in the package, so you just need a solar panel. The solar charging efficiency is much higher with MPPT as it can track the strength of the sunlight and adapt itself to the best charging mode.

Bluetti EB240 with a Foldable Solar Panel

When choosing a solar panel, make sure you choose the portable ones. Portable panels come in suitcase-type and flexible type. The flexible type is easy to carry but its efficiency is poor. Suitcase type is better if you have an RV. I have created a buying guide on portable solar panels, you can find it here.

Display

The LCD display on the device shows you different metrics like battery percentage, DC and AC power output and AC input. The display is not super advanced like EF Delta but it does the job.

Portability

If you ask me if EB240 is portable, I would say yes. But if you ask me is it easy to carry it around, I would say no. Weighing around 50 pounds, this power station is definitely heavy. But the overall size is very small. In other words, it is not bulky. The compact size lets you carry it everywhere, be it camping, hunting, picnic, or whatever. The suitcase handle is particularly useful.

Performance of EB240

The below table gives you an idea of some of the devices that can be powered by EB240. In reality, the battery can power almost anything under 1000W for at least two hours because of its huge 2500Wh capacity. Moreover, EB240 has a lifetime recharge cycle of about 2500 which is crazy. This means you can drain and recharge it up to 2500 times without any significant drop in battery performance.

Appliance Bluetti EB240 Performance
Laptop (80W) 28 Times
LCD TV (150W) 16 Hours
Smartphone (8W) 250+ Times
Desktop Computer (200W) 12 Hours
Ceiling Fan (52 inch) 39 Hours
Microwave Oven (1100W) 120 Minutes
Instant Pot Cooker (1000W) 150 Minutes
Corded Drilling Machine (600W) 3.8 Hours
Washing Machine (900W) 2.4 Hours
Blender (250W) 9 Hours
Electric Clothes Dryer (1700W) No
Toaster (650W) 3.5 Hours
Electric Kettle (1300W) No
Portable Refrigerator (70W) 34 Hours
Mini Vacuum Cleaner (250W) 9.5 Hours
Surveillance/Wifi Camera (5W) 20 Days
CPAP Device (without humidifier/pressure)
12+ Nights

* Some of the table values are based on my personal experience while some are estimates. It can change with devices, settings and battery age. 

Tech Specifications:

  • High Capacity: 2400Wh (648648mAh/3.7V, 162162mAh/14.8V)
  • Inverter Load: Continuous 1000W (1000W≤load<1200W last for 120S; 1200W≤load, shut off after 0.5s)
  • Battery: LG Li-ion battery cell, Auto-level, Lower heat, and high efficiency
  • Input: AC/PV Input: 7.9*0.9mm DC, 42V/160W, OCV 16V~68V/ MAX 10A
  • Outputs: 1*AC110V, 1*12V9A, 1*PD 45W USB-C, 4*5V3A USB
  • AC/Solar Recharge (DC to MC4 solar charging cable is included in the package)
  • Size & Net Weight: 19.4*6.5*14.4inch, 48.5lb
  • Built-in MPPT, no need for external solar charge controllers

Bluetti EB240 vs EB150

Honestly, these two versions are exactly the same and it is not possible to differentiate by their looks. EB240 has a higher battery capacity of 2400Wh while EB150 is limited to 1500Wh. Apart from this, EB240 costs you ~$400 more but if you see the price to Wh ratio, EB240 is very cheap.

Final Verdict

It was a long review, isn’t it? EB240 deserves even more words but I think I have discussed everything vital for you to make a decision. Personally, I think EB240 is best for those who go on outdoor adventures for weeks. For short trips, EB150 is more economical. EB240 is also good for outdoor workers and people who live in rural areas without 24/7 electricity access.

Even though EB240 is not the best-looking, its performance is top-notch. It offers so much battery backup for so little price. If you want to find a long-lasting and high load portable power station for your household/RV/Camping/tailgating/garden device, EB240 won’t disappoint you. Highly recommended.

The product is available at a $370 discount (check here), don’t forget to use the coupon code

FEATURES

  • Power Capacity 1000W
  • Battery Capacity 2400Wh
  • MPPT Solar Charging
  • Up to 500W Solar Panel Capacity
  • LG Battery (Li-ion)
  • Surge Capacity 1200W
  • USB and PD Ports
  • Dedicated DC Output Port

Editor's Ratings
4.6 / 5 Ratings
Coolness4.4
Usefulness5
Price4.5

Editor's QuoteThis is a high capacity, high performance power machine that is capable of powering an entire house
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