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CleanTechnica Tested: The BLUETTI AC180 Solar Generator. 800 watt solar generator

CleanTechnica Tested: The BLUETTI AC180 Solar Generator. 800 watt solar generator

    Nature’s Generator

    Nature’s Generator is a 1800W Portable Solar Generator that allows you a free and easy way to generate electricity for everyday and emergency use.

    The system consists of a battery pack that stores electrical energy, multiple charging controller (AC input, Solar Panel input, and Wind Turbine input have their own controller), and a 1800W Pure Sine Wave inverter, a state-of-the-art electronics that convert 12-Volt to normal, everyday household electricity.

    Low maintenance costs: Nature’s generator does not require monthly maintenance. Keep plugged in or recharge every 4 months of non-use, and you don’t have to worry about sudden power outages.

    Clean and quiet operation: Unlike gas generators, Nature’s generator doesn’t have any moving parts. This significantly reduces the amount of noise they produce while running.

    Renewable energy from the sun and wind: Nature’s generator provides you the ability to harness renewable energy from the sun and wind (Solar panels and Wind turbines are sold separately)

    Get to know your Nature’s Generator 1800W

    • 3 AC outlets deliver up to 1800-Watt of peak pure sine wave AC power
    • Monocrystalline solar panel provides up to 100-Watt of recharging power; some assembly required
    • Central LCD display shows system information
    • Universal heavy duty cart included and designed to work with Nature’s Generator, Nature’s Generator Power Pod or both. Some assembly required.
    • Integrated uninterrupted power supply (UPS) function
    • 200-Watt solar charge controller and port
    • 300-Watt wind generator charge controller and port
    • 90-Watt built-in quick charge battery charger
    • 2 USB ports deliver up to 3 Amp or 15-Watt output
    • Built-in 600-Volt / 175 Amp expansion port for connecting an unlimited amount of Nature’s Generator Power Pods

    How to recharge your Nature’s Generator 1800W?

    • Using included AC Cord. Estimated recharge time: 10. 15 hrs.
    • Using the Nature’s Generator Power Panel. Estimated recharge time: 10. 15 hrs. (sold separately and charge times can vary)
    • Using the Nature’s Generator Wind Turbine. (sold separately and charge times can vary)

    What can the Nature’s Generator power?

    All run times are estimated. By using your system with the inlcuded Power Panel, run times are extended further.

    Nature’s Generator Power Pod

    Inverter

    • Output Power: 1800W max
    • Output Wave Form: Pure Sine Wave
    • Output Voltage: 120V
    • Output Frequency: 60Hz

    Ports

    • Three 120V household AC outlets
    • Two USB ports. 3A of combined power
    • One 12V DC port (240W max)
    • Expansion Port: 200A Fuse
    • Charging AC Input (90W)
    • Solar Charger: 200watt
    • Wind Input (300W Max)

    Battery

    • Type: AGM Sealed Lead Acid
    • Capacity: 12V 60Ah (720Wh)
    • Keep plugged in or recharge every 4 months of non-use
    • Built-in charge controller
    • Built-in low battery protection
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    General

    • Generator dimensions with cart: 23 × 17 × 22 in.
    • Generator with cart : 83 lbs
    • Operating temperature: 32-104 °F (0-40 °C)
    • Storage Temperature: 23–111 °F (-5–45 °C)
    • Front LCD Display shows battery level, output information and more
    • LCD button turns on the LCD display
    • 12 months Limited Warranty

    Nature’s Generator

    • 1 × 1800W Nature’s Generator
    • 1 × Accessory Box ( Heavy Duty Cart)
    • 1 × User Guide
    • 1 x Power Cord (Inside back compartment)

    Manual Quick Start Guide User Manual

    The heavy duty cart is designed to hold two Nature’s Generator Power Pod on top of Nature’s Generator. Assembly required.

    QUESTIONS ANSWERS

    Can I connect a 3rd or 4th solar panel into the wind port in my 1800 watt generator? I have an extra solar cord connector Can I also connect a 3rd 4th panel into the wind port in my 3600 watt generator?

    Hi Wanda, Thank you for your query. Although the solar and the wind port look the same, the wind port can only support a wind turbine, due to the built-in charge controllers present. If you have any follow-up questions, you may reach our support directly via (800) 203-7516, chat, and or email us at support@naturesgenerator.comWe’ll be more than happy to assist you!

    Does it have safety feature like a breaker or just a basic fuse? What is max amperage it can handle when running equipment off of it? (I.e. a mini-welder with 20-30 amp duty cycle?)

    Hi Tim, Thank you for your inquiry. The 1800W generator has a 15amp and the 3600W generator has a 30amp. For more information, please visit our website and check the details information of our generators naturesgenerator.com. Please let me know if this answers your query. Should you have any concerns or questions, please email us at support@naturesgenerator.comThanks,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    Hi Bill, Thank you for your query. If the battery’s dead and is not accepting charge, what you can do is jump-start this just like how to jump-start a standard car battery. To connect to the battery, you can hook up the cable terminals at the expansion port in the back or, access the internal battery by removing the generator’s top cover. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via phone or email at support@naturesgenerator.com

    Can you use the power in the solar generator while charging. I think it’s called pass thru charging??

    Hi Amanda, Yes, the generator can be used whilst charging. However, please be reminded that the expected recharge time might be longer than expected. If you have further questions, you may reach us at support@naturesgenerator.com

    I have a 1800 system that came with 2 panels. I understand it can take up to 3 panels. How does the third panel hook into the other 2?

    Hi Mark, sadly the 1800-watts model can only support up to 2 panels. On the other hand, for every power pod, you can add an additional 2 solar panels. If you have further questions, you may send us a direct query at support@naturesgenerator.com we’ll be more than happy to assist you!

    Hi, If the question is if you can charge simultaneously using the Solar, AC, and Wind port. Yes, that’s definitely possible and it will recharge the generator faster. If you have additional questions, kindly send us an email at support@naturesgenerator.com.

    Hi Jay, thank you for your query. It has a PWM charge controller. In you have further queries, you may reach us at support@naturesgenerator.com

    Hi Gary, thank you for your query. Kindly follow this link for the available replacement batteries, for your Nature’s Generator.

    60Ah battery is for the 1800-watts Generator and 100Ah battery if for the Elite or 3600-watts Generator. If you have additional questions, please send us an email at support@naturesgenerator.com

    Hi Mark, thank you for your query. Yes, you can connect 2x 100-watts Nature’s Generator Solar panels or 200-Watts of Solar panels into the Nature Generator 1800-Watt unit. To do this, you’ll have to get one of our MC4 Branch connectors available on our website. If you have additional queries, please send us an email at support@naturesgenerator.com

    I own the platinum bundle (1 generator, 1 battery pack, and 3 panels). What is the recommended and supported BTU capacity that I can hook up to this bundle that would provide a full day (10-12 hours) worth of usage in the event of a power outage. Thank you!

    I appreciate your time reaching us. It will depend on how many BTUs is it. Honestly, it won’t help your AC run 10. 12 hours. Your generator might be having a hard time sustaining its wattage consumption.

    Thanks,Natures Generator Support TeamContact #: 800-975-7909

    Would this product support running a 7,000 BTU portable AC in the event of power loss? I am looking for back up indoor options.

    I appreciate your time reaching us. This won’t hold your 7,000 BTU portable AC, we do have Nature’s Generator System for Wall Air Conditioners which can give a run time of approximately 10. 13 hours. You can click on this link to check all the information that you need for this package. https://naturesgenerator.com/collections/all/products/natures-generator-system-for-wall-air-conditioners

    Thanks,Natures Generator Support TeamContact #: 800-975-7909

    I’m with a city in CA, and we just purchased 6 of these generators (1800w) with some of our Homeland grant funds. I’m putting together what I hope is a simple guide for our employees. I’ve seen data that a laptop can be powered for 12 hours. Can we use basic math and say that, if a separate laptop is plugged into each of the three outlets, these devices will each run for some 4-hours?

    I appreciate your time reaching us. You are absolutely correct! It will run for 4 hours each.

    Please let me know if you have any other concerns and I’ll be more than happy to assist you.

    Thanks,Natures Generator Support TeamContact #: 800-975-7909

    I have had the Natures Generator and two pods for a couple of years and I love it! My question is around the charging Watts. Due to cloudy weather, I am never close to the 200 watts during charging of the generator or pods. If I use a 300 watt panel and I have a sunny day, will I damage the unit or does it have a safety device built in that will only allow for the 200 watts in charging power?

    Hello Kevin, Thanks for your inquiry.

    A 300 watts solar panel might be possible if you have Nature’s generator Elite (Black and green in color), but if you have the standard system (White and green in color) it can only handle up to 200 watts of solar charging, anything more than 200 watts will not be safe for the generator.

    Should you have any other concerns, please email us at support@naturesgenerator.com

    Thanks, Nature’s Generator Support Team

    Hi Dawn, thank you for reaching out. Yes, the Generator can be charged using the 12V DC outlet available on its front panel. However, please be advised that it’s not designed to quickly charge the Generator. It’s still best to use the AC, Solar, and wind inputs for charging. If you have more questions, kindly send us an email at support@naturesgenerator.com/

    About your inquiry on what unit is best for running a 5000 BTU AC, Our standard generator alone can run a 5000 BTU AC but the run time will be very limited, at most the AC will only run for an average of 30 minutes. 1 hour. You might want to check the system that we specially designed for small ACT units. Please check the link below: https://naturesgenerator.com/collections/featured-systems/products/natures-generator-system-for-wall-air-conditioners

    Should you have any concerns or questions, please email us at support@naturesgenerator.com

    Thanks,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    Unfortunately, our Nature’s generator cannot run this type of equipment as it requires a huge amount of wattage to run it. Our nature’s generator is perfect for low wattage equipment such as LED TV, LED Bulb, Refrigerator, Cellphone charger, Laptop charger, etc.

    Should you have any other concerns, please email us at support@nature’sgenerator.com

    Thanks,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    I appreciate your time reaching us. Our Standard generator has a capacity of 720Wh. Unfortunately, you can only run your heater if the generator is connected to your main AC power at home, but without being connected you are unable to run your heater.

    Please let me know if you have any other concerns and I’ll be more than happy to assist you.

    Thanks,Natures Generator Support TeamContact #: 800-975-7909

    My Solar Panels have 8mm connectors where can a get adapter for Nature Solar Elite 3600 watt generator.

    The connectors that you are looking for are the mc4 connectors those are connectors that will help you connects your panels to generators. For your reference, you can click on this link to check all cables and connectors we offer. https://naturesgenerator.com/collections/all

    Please let me know if you have any other concerns and I’ll be more than happy to assist you.

    Thanks, Natures Generator Support Team Contact #: 805 383 0003

    Thank you for your query. We’re actually currently looking into that possibility. Sadly the only item that you can connect to your generator at this moment is a solar panel, wind turbine, and a Nature’s Generator power pod. If you have further questions, please email us directly at support@naturesgenerator.com, we’ll be more than happy to answer your questions.

    Yes, the equipment should not be exposed to dripping or splashing, and no objects filled withliquids, such as vases, should be placed on the equipment.

    You can reach us at Support@naturesgenerator.com

    Thanks,BenNatures Generator Support Team

    I am shopping for wind turbines to use with Nature’s Generator 1800 WATT, I just purchased and wanted to know what is important in the selection as far as connectors, output or any other considerations. Are there some kinds of wind turbines that wouldn’t work with Nature’s Generator?

    Nature’s Generator wind turbine is made with a quality cast aluminum alloy body that provides protection from natural elements and its sturdy design provides versatile use on land, water, or wherever you decide to install the wind turbine Nature’s Generator wind turbine comes included with a 100 ft. 12 AWG UL wind turbine cable for connection to Nature’s Generator- turbine designed to mount on a nominal 1.5 in. schedule 40 steel tubing or piping (tubing/piping not included) For wind turbine if you will look for other kinds of the turbine as long as it has the same connector that we use on our turbine you can connect it on your generator.

    Thanks, Ben Natures Generator Support Team

    Yes, you can connect more than 1 panels to help your generator recharge faster. And just to give you a heads up you can connect a maximum of 3 panels in 1 generator you only need to use mc4 connectors.

    For more inquiries feel free to message us directly at Support@naturesgenerator.com

    Thanks,Natures Generator Support Team

    Hello, Thanks for your inquiry. Yes, you can charge and use Nature’s Generator through wind and solar while using it. Should you have any other concern please email us directly at support@naturesgenerator.com Thanks, Nature’s Generator Support Team

    Hello, your systems are very interesting. I’m curious to use this system for motorcycle racing applications that require the continuous maintenance warming of tires. Warmers typically run 300-700 watts continuous, and 1000 watts peak, and are designed to work with small gas generators, approx 2000 watts. How long would the base system run? How much expansion via solar, power pod, or wind would it take to make it stable ( no pause for charging )? Additionally, if I have 500 watts of wind and solar coming into your system, can I pull 500 watts out via AC? What is your overall efficiency?

    If you have 300-700 watts continuous, out Nature’s generator elite (1200watts) will give you approximately 1-2 hours of continuous runtime. Power Pod will give you an expansion of additional 1200watts and for panels and turbines 100watts each. You can connect 3 panels to each pod. Nature’s Generators comes included with a standard AC cord that can be used for connecting the Generators into the standard wall outlet. You then can connect whatever items you want to keep running into the Generator’s AC outlets so that they can remain on whenever the power may go out.

    Should you have any other concern please email us directly at support@naturesgenerator.com

    Thanks, Nature’s Generator Support Team

    Thanks for reaching to us.

    Yes, you are able to charge via AC wall outlet and solar at the same time.

    Thanks,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    Unfortunately you would not be able to rfeplace them with Lithium batteries. Our system has been designed around SLA batteries and does not have the correct battery managment system for Lithium.

    Thanks,Nature’s Generator Suppor Team

    Will this unit work with a solar panel with these specs? Rated power: 100W Open circuit voltage (Voc): 21.6V Max power voltage (Vpm): 17.3V Short circuit current (Isc): 6.17A Working current (Iop): 5.78A Output Tolerance: ±3%

    That panel should work, you would also need our 50ft solar panel cable in order to connect the panel to our generator.

    Thanks,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    If my battery needs replacement on my initial unit (not the power pod) can I drop one of your 100 ah batteries in it instead of the 60 ah battery?

    It would work with a larger battery, but it might not fit inside the generator. With the inverter inside the generator as well, it leaves little room and why we went with the 60Ah battery.

    Thanks,Nature’s Generatot Support Team

    You can technically install it anywhere indoor you would like. It would all depend where the items you are looking to power are located.

    Thanks,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    I purchased a solar generator (mentioned in this email thread and got it just fine. charged it fully 15 hours overnight, then used it in my camper powering only a box fan for 3 hours then it ran out of charge. i’ve tried to plug it in to recharge and nothing electric comes on at all. fuses in back are fine, AC power is fine getting to solar generator but nothing on panel lights up to indicate it’s recharging! I’m going camping again in 10 days and i’d like to take a working generator with me! Solar Powered Generator, Gold System Item No. 116055 Ships Directly from Manufacturer 1 999.99 HELP!!

    Thanks for reaching out to us!

    It sounds like the battery storage / voltage is to low so it is not activating the chargers, both solar or AC. I would suggest trying to “jump” the battery to bring the voltage up and be able to recharge it. To do so you would need to remove the top of the Nature’s Generator, 4 bolts on each corner and the two bolts on the handle (if you have the cart installed). This will grant you full access to the battery and you will need jumper cables to connect the generator battery to another battery. You can connect it to a vehicle battery jump the battery that route. Once you do this, it will send voltage to the generator battery and start charging, you will see the LCD screen on the generator turn on and the battery indicator will start moving up and down. Leave it connected for about 1 min and then connected it to the wall AC or solar panel and it should start charging. Thank you,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    Thanks for reaching out to us!

    Our systems are not EMP Hardened.

    Thanks,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    What is the lowest level of battery we should not let our charge get below? Also if we let it run all the way out is that true that it will then not take a charge without jump starting it?

    Our Nature’s Generator does have protection to stop providing power when the battery is low and it does not let it get to a dangerous place where you would not be able to recharge it.

    What sometimes happens is the generator stops providing power and starts beeping letting you know the battery is low so you can disconnect what you have connected and shut the system down to recharge, unfortunately when this happens sometimes the customers do not recharge the battery right away and let it sit for some time (weeks or months), thus the battery still depleting and the voltage getting really low.

    At this point the battery in the Nature’s Generator would need to be jump in order to get the voltage higher and activate the chargers. As long as you charge the Nature’s Generator when the battery is low, you will not have to do this.

    Thanks,Nature’s Generator Support Team

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    Thanks for reaching out to us!

    Unfortunately, at 750W, our Nature’s Generator would only be able to provide power for about 15 min or so before the system shuts down due to low battery. At which point you would need to rehcarge the battery completely before being able to use the toaster again.

    Thanks,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    Thanks for reaching out to us!

    That would all depend on the wattage / power your oil furnace requires to operate. This would determine if the generator would be able to power it and if it can, it will help determine how long it would power it for.

    Thanks,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    How long can you run a refrigerator? Also if you leave the solar panel connect how long can you run the refrigerator? Thanks

    One Nature’s Generator alone on a full battery would be able to power a standard home fridge anywhere from 8 to 12 hours continously before the system shuts down. Having solar panels connected will help during the day time as long as the panels are getting good sunlight, but come the evening and night fall you will only have the 8 to 12 hours and then you will need to recharge the battery to full.

    Thanks,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    How long do you estimate one pod with 3 panels would power a fridge freezer? Assuming you’re charging via solar panels as you power the appliance?

    One Nature’s Generator alone on a full battery would be able to power a standard home fridge anywhere from 8 to 12 hours continously before the system shuts down. Having solar panels connected will help during the day time as long as the panels are getting good sunlight, but come the evening and night fall you will only have the 8 to 12 hours and then you will need to recharge the battery to full.

    Thanks,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    Our Nature’s Generator has three 120V AC outlets you can use to connect devices you are looking to power. Depending the amount of power those devices require would determine how long the battery would last.

    Thanks,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    Yes, you are able to have the solar panels connected and charging while in use.

    Thanks,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    On one of your retailer’s websites, it shows the surge watts as 3200 on this 1800 system; is that correct?

    Thanks for reaching out to us!

    The actual peak surge on our 1800W inverter is 2880W.

    Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist with.

    Thanks,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    After a charge and if the system is off, we recommend to recharge the generator every 3 to 4 months.

    Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist with.

    Thanks,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    I am planing to use it to power a DVR video system in case of a power failure. Can I keep de unit plugged to the house and the DVR system plugged to the unit ¿ Will it detect the power failure and switch to the battery to feed the DVR ¿

    Thank you for reaching out to us!

    Yes, you are able to have the generator connected to home AC outlet and have a DVR plugged into the generator at the same time. As long as you have the main power and 120V power on it will detect when the grid power goes out and will start powering what you have connected.

    Thank you,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    Our Nature’s Generator has a 200W charge controller, so you are able to connect two 100W solar panels to our system using one of our 50ft solar panel cables and an MC4 branch connector.

    Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist with.

    Thanks,Nature’s Genreator Support Team

    Yes, you are able to leave the generator connect to the AC outlet at all times, it has an overcharge protection.

    Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist with.

    Thanks,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    If the generator dies out, can you just plug it in and charge it up to begin solar charging it, or do you have to use the jumper cables you sell to jump start the generator in order to charge it by solar after

    Thanks for reaching out to us!

    If the voltage on the battery is not to low, you will be able to recharge via solar or AC input, otherwise it would need to a jump start to take the voltage up to be able to recharge.

    Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist with.

    Thanks,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    Thanks for reaching out to us!

    Yes, our solar panels can be left outside, they are weather proof and able to withstand rain and hale.

    Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist with.

    Thank,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    Charging time in this page is based on one 100 watt panel. Can a second panel be connected to shorten recharge timing? Which configuration? Thanks.

    Thanks for reaching out to us!

    By adding a second solar panel it will shorten the run time. In order to do this you would need an MC4 Branch Connector, this will allow you to connect two solar panels to one our of solar panel cables.

    Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist with.

    Thanks,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    Thanks for reaching out to us and for your interest in our product!

    You can use this in an RV, but you are limited to an 1800W inverter and 720wH battery. If you are looking for something that can hook up in an RV, we have our a new generator coming out at the end of July, its our Nature’s Generator Elite. This comes with a 3600W inverter, 1200wH battery and a 30amp connection.

    Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist with.

    Thanks,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    Thanks for reaching out to us.

    Depending on how low the battery level is, via wall ac outlet it can take anywhere from 26 to 40 hours to get a complete recharge.

    Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist with.

    Thanks,Nature’s Generator Support

    Typically how long will it take to charge up generator with power pod with only one 100w solar panel?

    Thanks for reaching out to us!

    To recharge a Nature’s Generator and Power Pod with one 100 watt solar panel, it can take up to anywhere from 24 to 48 hrs to get a full recharge.

    Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist with.

    Thanks,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    What type of connector, exactly, is input to the Nature’s generator from the power pod. Are these the SB 50 connectors? I have the Natures’ generator and solar panel combination from Amazon Thanks Glen

    Thanks for reaching out to us.

    Our system uses Anderson Power Port connectors to daisy chain the Power Pod to the Nature’s Generator.

    Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist with.

    Hi Can the natural generator be charged through the outlet together with the power pod? and charge both at the same time?

    Thanks for reaching out to us and for your interest in our product!

    Yes, you are able to recharge our system via conventional house outlet. If you have the Power Pod connected to the generator, it will charge it as well.

    Thanks,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    what size it the batteries use in ipod generators. and hoe does you wind turbine connect to generator. Anderson plug.

    Thanks for reaching out to us and for your interest in our product!

    The size of the batteries for both our Nature’s Generator and Power Pod are below.

    Our wind turbine has its own input apart from the solar panels, it does use an Ander Plug as the connection but wired differently specifically for our Nature’s Generator

    Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist with.

    Thanks,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    Hello, Nature Power, we have two Nature Power 1800 generators. They’ve worked perfectly since hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, but as of a couple of days ago, one of them has stopped charging and nothing will work on it: lights etc. We changed the position of the generator to a different wall-plug. Nothing. The orange power light stays on, then flickers, and nothing charges. Does this mean the generator is ‘dead? Thanks for any help you can give. Michael Sharp

    Thanks for reaching out to us and we apologize for the troubles you are having.

    Just for clarification, are the systems you have ours, Nature’s Generator or actually Nature Power system? The names are close, but different systems.Please reach out to us at support@naturesgenerator.com for additional assistance with this. We will be able to provide personal assistance to this via the suport email.

    Thanks,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    Puede conectar baterías adicionales a nuestro generador. Vendemos Power Pods que pueden conectarse a nuestro generador para agregar tiempo de ejecución adicional.

    Háganos saber si hay algo más en lo que podamos ayudarlo.

    Thanks,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    Thanks for reaching out to us.

    Our Nature’s Generator does have an internal SLA battery.

    Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist with.

    Thanks,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    Thanks for reaching out to us.

    Heaters unfortunately require a lot of power in order to operate. Our system would be able to power the heater, but the question is for how long and to determine that we would need more information on the electric heater you are looking to use. Please reach out to us at support@naturesgenerator.com with more information and we will be happy to assist.

    We look forward to hearing from you.

    Thanks,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    What is the average watt per hour for solar charging? I understand it depends on sun but in one post someone was given an answer of 5-7 watts per hour at 10mph for the turbine. I’m trying to see which is faster so I know what to use more of. Thanks.

    Thank you for reaching out to us.

    The solar panel charges up to 100 watts per hour when in use. The solar panel will tend to provide a more stable recharge as long as it is in the direct sun, as the wind turbine depends on the wind and would need to be consistent wind.

    Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist with.

    Thank you,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    Thank you for reaching out to us!

    Our Nature’s Generator will be able to power a 1500 watt microwave for about 30 min continuously before the system shuts down.

    Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist with.

    Thank you,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    Thank you for reaching out to us.

    Please see the information you are looking for below.

    If there is anything else we can assist with, please let us know.

    Thank you,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    Sí, puede conectar un televisor y una luz al mismo tiempo.

    Nature’s Generator Support Team

    This generator is able to provide 1800 watt, is that rigth? Because i need almost 1000 to guaranteed all my advices would be full charged at least for 5 hours. If this is about 1800 is so much better. Thks in advance

    Thank for reaching out to us and for your interest in our product!

    Correct, our Nature’s Generator has an 1800 watt inverter and will be able to provide power to 1000 watts that you are looking for. Additionally, at 1000 watts our Nature’s Generator alone will be able to provide about 30 to 45 min of continuous run time before the system shuts down. If you are looking to run 1000 watts for about 5hrs, you would need the following;

    Please feel free to reach out to us via email at support@naturesgenerator.com should you have any additional questions.

    Thanks,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    Thank you for contacting Nature’s Generator!

    There should be no issues in recharging your cordless drill battery with our systems.

    Nature’s Generator Support Team

    Desafortunadamente, no tenemos nuestros generadores vendidos en la tienda, actualmente solo se venden en línea.

    Thank you,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    Thank you for reaching out to us.

    The weight of the Nature’s Geneator is as follows;

    Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist with.

    Thank you,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    Yes, that is based on the Nature’s Generator alone with one 100watt solar panel.

    Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist with.

    Thank you,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    Thank you for reaching out to us and for your interest in our product!

    Our Nature’s Generator does not need to be turned off to recharge, if you are using it. We recommend to have it off if you are not using it and recharging it, as it will recharge faster.

    Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist with.

    Thank you,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    Can you daisy chain a lead acid battery, AMG, to the generator? I have a 200ah battery i’d like to incorporate into this system.

    Thank you for reaching out to us.

    Yes, you are able to daisy chain another AMG SLA battery to our generator.

    Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist with.

    Thank you,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    Thank you for reaching out to us and for your interest in our product.

    You can integrate our Nature’s Generator with your home electrical panel with our Power Transfer Kit. It would need to be wired to the home breaker box by a certified electrician.

    Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist with.

    Thank you,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    Is this practical for all day use powering an electric kettle (like this one: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07FKN76ZS/)? We’re a coffee vendor at a farmers market and want to heat water so we can serve pour overs. Thanks!

    Thanks for reaching out to us and for your interest in our product.

    Unfortunately, our generator would not be able to sustain power for all day use. We know that electric kettles require a lot of power and the one you mentioned state is needs 1500 watts, at that power rate it would deplete the battery quickly.

    Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist with.

    Thank you,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    If I plug my camper into this, will it be able to power the microwave and AC? The trailer has a 30 amp service.

    Thanks for reaching out to us.

    In order to run the AC system, you would need a to add additional Power Pods, this is due to the large amount of wattage AC systems require. If you try to run it on the Generator alone, it will not give you a long run time. As for the microwave, this would deplete the battery almost instantly. Unfortunately, microwaves do require a large amount of voltage in order to operate.

    Please reach out to us at support@naturesgenerator.com and let us know if there is anything else we can assist with.

    Thank you,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    When replacing batteries in the future.Can lithium batteries be used as replacements Thanks Christopher

    Thank you for reaching out to us and for your interest in our products!

    Unfortunately, you would not be able to replace the battery with a lithuim version, as our system was designed around the AGM SLA battery so the battery management system is different.

    Please let us know if there is anything else we can asssit with.

    Thank you,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    Thank you for reaching out to us.

    The shipping dimension of the generator are 22x19x22 with a shipping weight of 90lbs.

    Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist with.

    Thank you,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    Thank you for reaching out to us.

    Our Nature’s Generator does not have EMP protection.

    Please let is know if there is anything else we can assist with.

    Thank you,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    Run times with Nature´s Generator means that only one of those equipments will last that time? (i.e. Refrigerator 8. 12 hours. Only if the Refrigerator is conected to Nature´s Generartor)

    Thanks for reaching out to us and for your interest in our product.

    Yes, the run times displayed are based on the single item connected and the battery is at a full charge. The more items connect, the less run time you will have because it would be drawing more power.

    Please let us know if there is anything else that we can assist with.

    Thank you,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    Hello, can the Generators be daisy chained together to add more wattage capacity? One generator outputs 1800 watts, two would output 3600 watts? Thanks

    Thank you for your interest in our products!

    You can daisy chain Power Pods to the Nature’s Generator to add more run time and add additional Power Pods if needed, but unfortunately, you are not able to daisy chain to Nature’s Generators together to add more wattage output.

    Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist with.

    Thank you,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    Our Nature’s Generator and Nature’s Power Pod have a 200 watt charge controller, so you would be able to connect two 100 watt solar panels to the generator and each power pod. In order to do this, you would need the to make sure you have one of our 50ft solar panel cable and am MC4 Branch Connector.

    Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist with.

    Thank you,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    Thank you for your interest in our product!

    Yes, this would be able to power a 9 amp 110 volt air conditioning unit, but unfortunately it would only be able to power it for about 5 to 10 min. At 990 watts, the AC system will draw the power very rapidly from our Nature’s Generator.

    If you are looking for a system that will be able to power that size AC System, we do currently offer a syster we put together for large air conditioning systems, please see below.

    Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist with.

    Thank you,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    Is there a problem associated with plugging in a 110 v. hot tub pump that has a GFCI plug into the ac output of the Nature generator’s inverter? Otherwise, the running watts of the pump is 850 watts and the standby power is

    Thank you for your interest in our product!

    There will be no problem connecting the hot tub pump to the generator, it would be able to power it. The downside is, at 850 watts our Nature’s Generator would only be able to power the pump for about 10 min or so. To figuere out how large of a system you would need to power the pump, we would need to know how long it would be on for.

    Please feel free to reach out to us at support@naturesgenerator.com should you need further assistance.

    Thank you,Nature’s Generator Support Team

    Can the generator be charged by the 3 ways (Ac, solar and wind) atte the same time? Ir would be charged faster?

    Is it using 1800 watts of power to charge itself when its plugged in to your home outlet or does it only use a smaller wattage to charge?

    Hello: Thank you for contacting Nature’s Generator! The 1800 watts denotes the amount of available power through the inverter. The unit when plugged into your home outlet, will draw approximately 90 watts of power to recharge the generator. Hopefully this helps to answer your question and please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any additonal questions. Thanks, Nature’s Generator

    Unfornately cannot. 100Ah is too big to fit into Nature’s Generator, but what you can do is to have a Power Pod that has 100Ah battery to daisy chain Nature’s Generator. And Power Pod can be stacked right on top of Nature’s Generator. Thanks

    It is PWM. We have done the testing on PWM v.s. MPPT and concluded there is not much performance difference on 100 watt solar panel or 2 of 100watt solar panels. Thank you for the interest in Nature’s Generator.

    I would Like to install this on my 25 foot boat. Is there a way of hooking it up to the alternator?(perhaps in series with my starting and house batteries) I also have a pro mariner charger, would this be able to be attached to that?

    The Nature’s Generator was already built in 12V 60Ah Sealed Lead Acid battery. If your existing batteries are also 12V, you may be able to daisy chain them through the expansion port on the back of Nature’s Generator. While the alternator charges your existing batteries, it also charges the battery in Nature’s Generator after it is daisy chained.

    Nature’s Generator has 1800watt pure sine wave on three AC output ports. You may be able to use Nature’s Generator as the source of power supply for the pro mariner charger. Thank you for the interest in Nature’s Generator.

    this is for this item SKU: HKNGGN, can It be used all day about 7 hours on a s,all ice cream maker 1/3 HP/ 7 Amps 115V-60Hz 530w? thank you g_beas@hotmail.com

    Unfortunately, it cannot assuming the ice cream maker is working continuously. Continous 530watt for 7 hours mean 3710 watt hours (530watt x 7 hours = 3710 watt hours). Nature’s Generator has 720 watt hour capacity and Power Pod has 1200 watt hour capacity. To make it work, you need addtional 3 power pods to connector the Nature’s Generator. Thank you for the interest in Nature’s Generator.

    Can I replace the 60Ah AGM battery with a 75Ah Lithium-ION Deep Cycle Smart Battery if the size and connectors are the same?

    It is not recommended, becuase the internal protections is taylored to the AGM batteries. It may or may not work optimally with the other type batteris. Thank you for the interest in Nature’s Generator.

    Can I run a blender with this too make smoothies and use a toasters oven to. Like magic bullet (900w) or a (1000w) toasters oven for quick uses.

    Hi. Thank you for being interested in Natue’s Generator. A quick use of high wattage devices like blender or toaster is fine. Nature’s Generator has certain tolerance to accommodate higher than the rated 1800 watts, but it is not recommended to run the devices at one time that have the total output more than the rated 1800 wattts. Thank you

    Hello. the typical life span of the SLA battery in the Nature’s Generator is about 500 to 800 cycles.

    What is the continuous power output and for how long? And is this a deep cell battery? For a cabin. Thank you! Thank you

    The Nature’s Generator has a built-in inverter with a maximum output of 1800W. The built-in battery is a 60Ah/720Wh Sealed Lead Acid battery.

    For when it is time to replace batteries: are the batteries an industry standard that can be obtained multiple places, or is it a custom battery that can only be purchased from you? The question applies to both the generator and the power pack.

    Although we always recommend that replacement batteries for the Nature’s Generator and Nature’s Generator Power Pod be sourced through us when it’s time for replacement, sourcing them elsewhere is still an option.

    When sourcing elsewhere, we recommend you pay attention to the following details:1. Ensure that you source a sealed lead acid battery with the same capacity. 2. Ensure the battery you source has campatible terminals.3. Ensure the battery size is appropriate to fit inside the Generator or Power Pod

    Can I attached additional Solar Panels to the Wind Input port, since the Solar Input port is limited to 200 Watts? I would like to achieve a quicker recharge time by having (5) 100 Watts Solar Panels attached to the Generator, two on the Solar Input and three on the Wind Input.

    Hello, you cannot connect solar panels to the wind input on the Nature’s Generator. Although the solar and wind inputs may look the same, they do not support the same cable connectors. If you are looking to increase your recharge ability using the wind input you can connect up to two wind turbines in addition to the two solar panels.

    Thank you for reaching out. You can place an order for Nature’s Generator 100-watt Power Panel for only 249.97. If you have any follow-up questions, you may reach our support directly via (800) 975-7909, or email us at support@naturesgenerator.com. We’ll be more than happy to assist you!

    Thank you for reaching out. Third-party solar panels might or might not work with Nature’s Generator. Please make sure that the specifications of your third-party solar panels have the same specifications as our Nature’s Generator solar panels. Please note that the warranty of the generator will be voided just in case it got damaged due to the usage of third-party solar panels and other accessories. If you have any follow-up questions, you may reach our support directly via (800) 975-7909, or email us at support@naturesgenerator.com. We’ll be more than happy to assist you!

    Thank you for reaching out. Please see the information below for the operating and storage temperature of Nature’s Generator.

    Operating temperature: 32-104 °F (0-40 °C)Storage Temperature: 23–111 °F (-5–45 °C)

    If you have any follow-up questions, you may reach our support directly via (800) 975-7909, or email us at support@naturesgenerator.com. We’ll be more than happy to assist you!

    Thanks for your query! You can save up on your electricity bill especially if you are maximizing the solar and wind input of your generator to recharge the generator while using it. If you have any follow-up questions, you may reach our support directly via (800) 203-7516, or email us at support@naturesgenerator.com We’ll be more than happy to assist you!

    Hi Michael, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, you can only run a generator and a power pod in series. If you’re looking for longer runtime, We strongly recommend you get a power pod, and for larger wattage output, you might want to check our Nature’s Generator Elite 3600w or Nature’s generator Powerhouse. If you have any follow-up questions, you may reach our support directly via (800) 203-7516, or email us at support@naturesgenerator.comWe’ll be more than happy to assist you!

    CleanTechnica Tested: The BLUETTI AC180 Solar Generator

    The BLUETTI AC180 is a compact and efficient portable power station that, when paired with BLUETTI’s 200 watt portable solar panel, becomes one of the better solar generators on the market today. The name itself is somewhat awkwardly derived from the unit’s AC output capacity of 1,800 watts. The AC180 stands out with its compact square form factor that is very efficient and utilitarian. All of its plugs sit flush in the compact frame, with a set of solid, integrated handholds up top that make it easy to move around.

    It boasts a storage capacity of 1,152 watt hours, which is a nice capacity for a unit this size, especially one with iron phosphate (LiFePo4) chemistry. Iron phosphate batteries are slightly larger by volume and heavier than their more dense lithium-ion cousins. The stored energy can be tapped into for AC devices by activating the integrated inverter, with an output capacity of 1,800 watts continuous, which pushes power out to the four integrated AC outlets on the front of the unit.

    Charge It!

    On the recharging side, we plugged the BLUETTI AC180 into a typical 110 volt power outlet. In this scenario, the AC180 simply opened up its gullet to suck down the power. In our testing, the unit pulled down 1,100 watts of power, which is a bit below its max AC charging rate of 1,440 watts, meaning it would recharge fully in about an hour if it could keep that rate up. In reality, it will recharge fully in about an hour and half due to its optimized charging curve.

    That’s a far higher charging speed than its bigger brother the BLUETTI AC200Max‘s 400-500 watts on AC and just over the sweet spot of ~1,000 watts of AC charging speeds we see as ideal. At 1,000 watts of AC charging, you don’t have to worry about cables warming up too much or overpowering standard 15A circuits, and you’re still pulling down a ton of power into the battery pack. Beyond that and you really have to ensure you’re using the proper thick cable and tapping into a robust circuit.

    The AC180’s storage capacity of a little more than one kilowatt-hour is also a really nice size. It has enough power output to support power-hungry items like an induction burner or refrigerator with enough capacity to handle short bursts of high output. If you are using it for cooking, you’ll want to be sure to have a few options for recharging it throughout the day to recharge after mealtime. At the same time, it’s also able to power lower draw items like small refrigerators, laptops, drone battery chargers, and cell phones without hardly any effort.

    Soak in the sunshine. Image credit: Kyle Field, CleanTechnica

    The BLUETTI AC 180 itself is plenty capable, but when paired with BLUETTI 200 watt compact portable solar panel, it excels. The solar panel folds down to one of the flattest, most compact formats we’ve seen to date for portable solar panels. It’s made of a fairly standard laminated PVC substrate with the solar cells in between that are somehow lighter and more compact than many competing panels. A zip-up pouch on the exterior of the panel houses the integrated cables, which plug right into the BLUETTI adapter and input port.

    Together, the squared-off shell of the portable power station and the compact 200 watt solar panel make for an extremely well-built, portable kit. In testing the solar panel, we were able to get it to push out between 130 and 200 watts of output, depending on the angle relative to the sun and time of day. Seasons and geography also impact solar panel output, so your mileage will surely vary.

    The BLUETTI PV200 solar panel has a cool feature on its support legs with quick snaps that can be adjusted to change the angle of the panels. It’s an elegant way to make it easier for owners to maximize the output of the panel without overcomplicating the design. It can put out enough power to recharge the battery fully every single day in most areas. That means you can cook, power your appliances, charge all your devices, and keep life powered up with just the power of the sun.

    Use It!

    To see what the AC180 could really do, we headed to the kitchen and powered up some of our more power-hungry appliances: an 800 watt Bodum hot water kettle, a KitchenAid 500 Series mixer, and a Vitamix blender. Starting off with just the water kettle, the AC180 showed a draw of 1,000 watts, which is higher than the 600-800 watts we typically see when heating water.

    To make the AC180 sweat a bit, we plugged in all of our kitchen testing devices and cranked them all up to 11. This test typically shows a draw of between 1,350 watts and 1,500 watts. The BLUETTI AC180 showed an output of 1,530 watts, which is higher than average, but close enough to the typical range. Not only did the unit handle the load, it had a bit of breathing room to spare if you really need to power everything and the kitchen sink.

    Going one step further, we plugged in our 1,500 watt induction burner and turned it up to high. The BLUETTI AC180 just kept on pushing out the power like it was a walk in the park. Pushing out 1,500 watts continuously, its 1,152 Wh capacity would only be able to provide just over 35 minutes of cooking time, but that’s reasonable as long as you’re able to recharge before or after meals. Packs in this capacity range are not well-suited for applications where high draw appliances like an induction burner will need to be used for longer periods of time, but is suitable for solo or two-person camping trips.

    Overall

    The BLUETTI AC 180 and PV200 make for an extremely versatile portable power station and solar generator setup. It’s easy to imagine using this as the primary source of energy for a camping expedition or even for a small RV. In a pinch, it could serve as a power source for grid outages or home backup. However, its lower capacity limits the amount of devices in the duration it could actually power home for.

    We love that it’s iron phosphate. The chemistry is thermally stable, even though it does come at a penalty of a larger volume versus a typical lithium-ion powered battery pack. Just the same, the AC180 is able to push out 1800 watts of power which is impressive for unit of this size and capacity.

    The BLUETTI AC180 officially goes on sale on June 15th, at which time we’ll see the official pricing. In the meantime, head over to BLUETTI’s official website to get all the details on its other portable power stations and for the AC180 when the time comes.

    BLUETTI AC180 Specs

    • Capacity: 1,152Wh (36Ah)
    • Chemistry: LiFePO4 (Lithium Iron Phosphate)
    • Cycles: 3,500 Cycles to 80% Original Capacity
    • AC Outlet: 2 × 230V/7.8A, 1,800W in Total
    • Inverter Type: Pure Sine Wave
    • Peak Power: 2,700W
    • USB Ports: 1 USB-C × 100W max, 4 x USB-A ports (15W Max/pair)
    • 12V DC Outlet: 1 × 12V/10A (w/automotive adapter)
    • Wireless Charging Pad: 1 × 15W max.
    • AC Input: 1,440W Max.
    • Solar Input: 500W Max., VOC 12-60VDC, 10A
    • Car Input: 12/24V from Cigarette Lighter Port
    • Max Input: 1,440W
    • Charging Time (AC): 1.3-1.8 Hours (1,440W Turbo Charging)
    • Charging Time (Solar): 2.8-3.5 Hours (500W Max.)GENERAL
    • Weight: 37 lb / 17 kg
    • Dimensions (LxWxD): 340mm × 247mm × 317mm
    • Operating Temperature:.4℉-104℉ /.20℃-40℃
    • Warranty: 5 years
    • Accessories: AC charging cable, 12v automotive cable, solar charging cable

    Disclaimer: BLUETTI provided the power station and solar panel to the author for the purposes of this review.

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    Difference Between a Premium 400W 800W Solar Panel Kit

    Sep 8th 2021

    A premium solar panel kit is an excellent way to get direct experience with solar energy. A 400W or 800W solar panel kit is ideal for off-grid systems, an emergency power backup option, or trickle charging batteries. Whether you are new to solar energy systems or looking to expand what you currently have, a premium solar panel kit is a great option.

    Below are some of the benefits of investing in solar panel kits, along with when it’s best to use a 400W solar panel kit or consider an 800W solar panel kit. Let’s learn more about these power kits and what they include.

    Benefits of a Solar Panel Kit

    All solar power systems have the advantage of producing a renewable source of energy while offsetting initial costs relatively rapidly. However, investing in the world of solar can be a confusing or overwhelming commitment for some individuals, and that’s where solar panel kits come into play. These kits make setup and installation easy while still offering the same benefits as a more advanced solar panel system.

    Efficient

    The solar cells included in a solar panel kit are monocrystalline solar, making them high efficiency with a 21% conversion rate. In other words, they can convert 21% of the energy they absorb from the sun into electricity.

    Reliable

    All solar modules in Renogy’s solar panel kits are EL tested, meaning you won’t have to worry about hot spots on the panels. Also, the solar panels’ frames are corrosion-resistant aluminum, making them durable yet lightweight.

    And not only will the frames last for decades, but the TPT backsheet also ensures a smooth, long-term performance for each kit. Plus, the junction box is IP65 rated, meaning it can protect against low-pressure water jets and environmental particles.

    Safe

    You won’t have to concern yourself with overcharging, overloading, short-circuiting, or reversed polarity due to the protection components built into each kit’s design. These features will keep battery chargers and inverter chargers safe and sound.

    Intuitive

    Regardless of if you hook up your small solar panel kits to sealed, gel flooded, or lithium-ion batteries, the charging algorithm will recognize your battery type and adjust accordingly. In addition, these starter kits utilize a four-stage charging process to ensure Rapid and safe battery charging.

    Who Is a Solar Panel Kit Right For?

    A 400W solar panel kit or an 800W solar panel kit can provide efficient solar power to a number of home or business applications. The kits are most convenient for off-grid purposes, such as a tiny home solar setup, RV, boat, trailer, or small cabin. Most of your energy needs will be met with off-grid solar panel kits without the upfront cost of solar panel installation because you can install them yourself with a bit of background information and proper instructions.

    Solar panel kits aren’t just for the road, though. They are also a viable option as home solar panel kits for solar beginners. The various foolproof features and included materials make setting up the equipment straightforward. Also, it’s relatively easy to mount the kits using the provided mounting hardware.

    Another excellent application for solar panel kits is to use them to expand on your existing system. If you’ve already installed solar panels in your home or business and need more power, adding a solar panel kit to your setup is a simple way to get the additional electricity you need without breaking the bank.

    How Much Can a 400W Solar Panel Power?

    As with all solar panel systems, the amount of energy a 400W solar panel kit can produce depends on various factors, such as the number of sunlight hours, geographic location, and the panels’ tilt. However, in general, you can expect a 400W solar panel kit to produce somewhere between 1.2 and 3 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy per day.

    That amount of kWh can provide you enough energy to power a fair number of items. For instance, on a day when your panels receive four hours of direct sunlight with an MPPT charge controller, you can expect to have sufficient energy for the following:

    • A decent-sized, energy-efficient fridge
    • A solar inverter for a TV and laptops
    • LED lights
    • Operating vents and fans in an RV or tiny home
    • Recharging small devices like cell phones, e-readers, and tablets
    • Running a diesel heater for a couple of hours

    Keep in mind that if you are utilizing all of the above on a daily basis and want to recharge your solar system’s batteries, you may not be able to do so as quickly as you’d like. However, fully charged batteries can give you a couple of days of leeway if you run into poor weather conditions or other issues.

    What Is Included in the 400W Solar Panel Kit?

    All of Renogy’s kits include solar panels, of course. In the case of a 400W solar panel kit, that means having four 100W monocrystalline panels. In addition, our 400W solar panel kits come with three solar Y branch connectors, mounting Z brackets, a 20-foot 10AWG solar adaptor kit (A pair), eight feet of 10 AWG tray cables (A pair), and a Renogy Wanderer Li30A PWM charge controller.

    If you’re considering ground mounting your solar panels, you can still use the provided Z brackets to attach the solar panels to whatever surface you plan to use for your DIY solar project.

    How Many Batteries Do I Need for a 400-Watt Solar System?

    As long as your battery bank can store at least 200Ah (amp hours), you could utilize anywhere from one to four batteries. In other words, if you purchase a 1 kWh battery that can manage 200Ah, you’ll just need that one battery. However, if you’re looking at batteries that only produce 50Ah, it would be best to purchase four of them and connect them in a series or parallel.

    Remember that batteries store direct current (DC) energy, while some larger appliances, such as refrigerators, use alternating current (AC) energy. Connecting a solar inverter to your system will take care of this compatibility issue.

    How Much Can an 800W Solar Panel Power?

    Again, considering fluctuating factors such as sunlight hours, panel tilt, and geographic location, an 800W solar panel kit can produce around 240. 256 amp-hours per day, or 3 to 4 kWh daily.

    With that amount of energy, you can expect to power:

    • A large, energy-efficient fridge
    • A solar inverter for a TV, coffee maker, and laptops
    • LED lights
    • Operating vents and fans in an RV or tiny home
    • Recharging small devices like cell phones, e-readers, and tablets
    • Running a diesel heater for a couple of hours

    The main advantage of an 800W solar panel kit over a 400W solar panel kit is that the larger kit allows you to store more backup energy. This increase in storage power makes 800W solar panel kits perfect for more long-term camping or traveling, even in wintertime.

    What Is Included in the 800W Solar Panel Kit?

    The 800W solar panel kit comes with many of the same materials as the 400W solar panel kits, such as the mounting Z brackets, solar Y branch connectors, and 20-foot 10 AWG AK. Additionally, the 800W solar panel kit comes with a total of eight 100W panels, a Rover Li 40A MPPT charge controller, two-foot 8 AWG fuse cable, eight-foot 8 AWG tray cable, 20A in-line fuse, and 40A ANL fuse, and a BT-1 Bluetooth module.

    How Many Batteries Do I Need for an 800-Watt Solar System?

    Because you will want your 800W solar system to manage at least 300. 360Ah of battery, using two 12V batteries would be the minimum. Just like with a 400W solar panel kit, if you want to store more energy for later use, you can connect more batteries to your solar energy setup. If you need a steady supply of electricity during the day and in the evening, for example, running a heater at night, having four batteries is the best decision.

    Summing Up Solar Panel Kits

    Renogy’s premium solar panel kits are a great choice for people looking to try their hand at solar energy or for those who want a more flexible option for traveling. These kits are easy to set up, and you can depend on them for their efficiency, safety, and intuitiveness.

    When it comes to deciding between a 400W solar panel kit or an 800W solar panel kit, you’ll really want to determine your planned energy usage for your situation. Renogy’s Solar Panel Calculator is super helpful when calculating energy use for specific appliances, such as blow dryers, laptops, LED lights, refrigerators, to name a few.

    Once you know how much energy you need, deciding between a 400W solar panel kit or an 800W solar panel kit should be fairly straightforward.

    In the end, if you have doubts or concerns about which solar panel kit to choose, we recommend the 800W option. This kit ensures you can always get the energy you need to stay comfortable and content.

    See other related articles to learn more:

    Jackery Explorer 880 Portable Power Station

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    • 1000 Watt Continuous Output : High-powered with 2000W peak/1000W continuous output and an 880Wh capacity, the Explorer 880 can handle most outdoor situations. You don’t have to worry about any devices running out of power.
    • Ideal for Home DIY: Supply electricity for high-power devices like electric hammers, small air compressors, circular saws, angle grinders, drills, etc.
    • B uilt-in MPPT Controller : The MPPT module is built inside the Explorer 880. By constantly monitoring your solar panels’ voltage and current output, the MPPT adds up to 23% more solar recharging efficiency.
    • Charge: The Jackery Explorer 880 can charge 8 different devices simultaneously, such as a mini-fridge, phone, drone, laptop, iPad, blender, camera, and Kindle.
    • Recharge: 3 ways to recharge: Solar Panel (2 Panels need 6.5 H, 1 Panel needs 10 H), AC Outlet(6.5 H), Car Outlet(12.5 H).
    • Note: For power saving, the Explorer 880 portable power station will automatically turn off in 12 hours when drawing under 10W of power.

    Fast Delivery

    2 1 Years Warranty

    30-Day Money back

    POWER 90% OUTDOOR DEVICES

    • Pure sine wave AC outlets provide up to 1000W continuously
    • 880Wh(40.8Ah) lithium battery
    • 3 standard PURE SINE WAVE AC outlets
    • 2USB-C and 1Quick Charge 3.0 port
    • 1USB-A port(5V,2.4A)

    Note that the total rated wattage should be under 1000W (surge 2000W). Once exceeded, the Explorer 880 may shut down.

    THREE FLEXIBLE RECHARGING WAYS

    • Recharged by 2SolarSaga 100W within 6.5 hours
    • Recharged by AC outlet in 6.5 hours
    • Recharged by 12V car outlet within 12.5 hours

    OFF-GRID SOLAR GENERATOR, GREEN AND CLEAN POWER SUPPLY

    The high-quality MPPT technology provides faster solar recharge rates. With compatible solar power charging, the Explorer 880 portable power station can perform as a solar generator. It can be fully charged under full sun in 6.5 hours by connecting 2 SolarSaga 100W solar panels. So you can have an unlimited power source from the sun and always keep charged on the go.

    Please Keep the Following in Mind While Solar Recharging:

    Recharging time varies depending on location, temperature, weather, etc. Therefore, the actual recharge time may be different.

    Keep your portable power station away from heat and direct sunlight to extend its life span during recharging.

    POWER OUTDOORS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

    RV CAMPING/FISHING/OFF ROAD/HUNTING/BACKYARD GETAWAY/EMERGENCY

    With its portable design and larger capacity, the Explorer 880 is one of the best investments for your outdoor activities. It can run most of your essential outdoor appliances and electronics such as an electric grill, coffee maker, blender, drone, and camera. In addition, the Jackery Explorer 880 Portable Power Station can also be a reliable backup power supply for refrigerators, CPAP/BiPAP, computers, etc.

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