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For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with MAXOAK to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Bluetti AC200P 2000Wh Portable Power Station, a Bluetti AC50S 500Wh Portable Power Station, or a Bluetti AC30 300Wh Backup Battery, all of which are fantastic to have on hand for camping, RV use, off-grid living, power outages, emergencies, and more.

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Priced at $1,599 after a $100 discount from Amazon, the Bluetti AC200P is just about one of the biggest and most powerful portable power stations you can get.

The AC200P features a 2000Wh battery that supports a maximum of 2000W continuous power draw, which means it can be used with a wide range of appliances. It works with refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, small air conditioners, grills, CPAP machines, heaters, and more. Many portable power stations are not able to support high-powered appliances, so this is a good choice if you need to run something that draws a lot of power.

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At 60 pounds, the Bluetti AC200P is hefty, but the two handles at the side make it easier to carry. There are six AC outlets, a 12V/25A RV port, two built-in wireless charging pads that support up to 15W, a 60W USB-C port, four USB-A ports, one 12V/10A car port, and two 12V/3A ports, which means it has all of the ports you could possibly need for charging up all of your devices and powering appliances. MAXOAK says that up to 17 devices can be powered simultaneously.

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Ports are all covered to protect them from the elements or small fingers, and there's an LCD display that shows charge level, current, voltage, temperature, and charging status. A power button lets you turn the AC200P off when not in use to conserve charge. The AC200P can be charged up with an AC adapter, car, or by a solar panel, with charging times varying on method used.

The Bluetti AC200P is designed to work for more than 3,500 charging cycles, and a built-in fan keeps the AC200P cool when it's charging up devices. It is designed to activate only when it's hotter than 113 degrees Fahrenheit, which means it stays quiet when used for things like CPAP machines. MAXOAK says there is a built-in Eco mode that can prevent up to 50 percent of wasted electricity cost so each charge lasts longer.

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MAXOAK also makes a range of smaller portable power stations that are included in the giveaway. The 500Wh Bluetti AC50S is priced at $400 and supports devices up to 300W, so it's ideal for smaller appliances and electronics. It features two AC ports, four USB-A ports, a 45W USB-C ports, two 12V/3A ports, a 12V/10A car port, and a 10W wireless charging pad.

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There's a built-in LCD display that provides information on charging status, and it weighs just 13.6 pounds, so it's much more portable than the pricier AC200P.

For those looking for something even smaller, MAXOAK makes the Bluetti AC30 300Wh (96,000mAh) backup battery, which is priced at $200. This smaller power station is ideal for charging up a whole group of iPhones or iPads, but it can also power small appliances. It includes a 15W wireless charging spot, a USB-C port, two USB-A ports, two AC ports, and a 12V DC port for car powered devices.

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MAXOAK is giving away one grand prize that includes the Bluetti AC200P 2000Wh Portable Power Station. Three second prize winners will receive Bluetti AC50S 500Wh Portable Power Station, and three third prize winners will receive a Bluetti AC30 300Wh Backup Battery.

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Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.

The contest will run from today (May 28) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on June 4. The winners will be chosen randomly on June 4 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.

Article Link: MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Massive 2000Wh Bluetti Portable Power Station
 

SM3949

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I've got a 1000wh power station with some solar panels that I take camping to power an ice-maker and a blender during the day and some lights and a heated blanket at night. A 2000wh unit would be awesome.
 
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W2u7Yw4HaD

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I wonder if it would not be better to just buy a Honda EU1000i gasoline generator instead.. Granted, its not as quiet as a battery.. But you're simply going to have more power per LB's easily..
 
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zorinlynx

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I wonder if it would not be better to just buy a Honda EU1000i gasoline generator instead.. Granted, its not as quiet as a battery.. But you're simply going to have more power per LB's easily..
The thing about a generator is the engine has to be running constantly even when only drawing a tiny bit of power.

If you pair one of these power stations with solar panels, you can have quiet, clean energy without having to keep an engine running. And if you don't want to go solar, you can actually pair one of these with a generator. Run the generator for a few hours to charge it up during the day, then at night turn off the generator and still have power overnight without making noise and smells.

These things are great for RVing and camping, and better than generators for many tasks. The only downside is they're still absurdly expensive. I hope the price comes down on them soon.
 
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Eric5h5

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I wonder if it would not be better to just buy a Honda EU1000i gasoline generator instead.. Granted, its not as quiet as a battery.. But you're simply going to have more power per LB's easily..
It would not be better, because of a) pollution, b) noise, c) requires petroleum fuel (which must be stored properly and goes bad after a while if you don't use it). Oh, and the electricity output is clean, rather than the noisy electricity you get from generators, which can damage electronics.
 
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anson42

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For a minute there I thought there was a speaker inside.

Love battery stations like these. For home use, they've allowed me to stay connected and working during power outages. I'm sure they have an outdoor use, too, LOL.
 
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sbrunner

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Weird proprietary 12V "RV" plug - why not an Anderson? People who need these kind of power, like emergency use cases, pretty much standardized on Powerpole - looks like they have an adapter cable with a knockoff PP45 connector. And, btw, the voltage for these cases is not 12V, but 13.8V - the typical output of an alternator.
 
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sbrunner

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It would not be better, because of a) pollution, b) noise, c) requires petroleum fuel (which must be stored properly and goes bad after a while if you don't use it). Oh, and the electricity output is clean, rather than the noisy electricity you get from generators, which can damage electronics.
The Honda has very clean sine wave like power. It is also super quiet. You can keep gasoline for many months with a fuel stabilizer.

These large capacity storage devices are interesting, though still very expensive. It is like with any new technology, where in the beginning the use cases are limited and cost is high. I see the current use case more for camping as well as backup power for short power outages - 2kWh (give and take your load) is not really that much. I used for years two trays of 12 SLA cells each for camping - heavy. One thing to consider is, batteries need to be maintained, which is effort. They want to be used, or stored at a proper (for the chemistry) charge state and temperature, otherwise you have an expensive paper weight when you actually need it.
 
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Vasilioskn

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Has anyone used the solar version of these items? I’m looking to get one for my outdoor lighting in backyard.
 
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