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Best Solar Generators for RV with 30 & 50Amp Plug [2023]

Updated: Feb 29

Are you looking for the best solar generator for your RV, and still not find a suitable one with a 30 or 50-amp RV power plug? Moreover, the reason why you cannot find 30A solar generators, is that most of the brands did not make it. Even the top brands like JACKERY and ECOFLOW did not have 30A or 50A output ports.


However, there is one top brand named BLUETTI, which has 30A as well as 50A output ports for your RV. Furthermore, before stepping into the conclusion, here are some inputs on the power consumption of RVs.


How many watts does a 30-amp RV use per day?

Ideally, a 30 Amp RV consumes 15 to 24 kWh of power per day, which is equivalent to the average power consumption of 600 Watt to 1000 Watt per hour and to serve the power requirement of RVs you will require a solar generator with 20 to 30kWh battery backup and 5 to 8kWp of solar panels.


However, the power requirement of the RV varies based on many factors, for example, RVs running off to electric heat will use more electricity than an RV running on propane. Furthermore, the average power usage without air conditioning is about 10kWh per day.


Furthermore, as of 2023, there are no solar generators available with such capacity, also the power generation of these portable solar generators is weather-dependent. Hence, you will also need gas generators as a backup power source.

 

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Best Solar Generators with 30 Amp and 50 Amp power ports for RV, as of 2023.


#4 BLUETTI AC200MAx [Most Affordable]

#5 Anker PowerHouse 767 [Best Under $2,000]

 
 

#1 BLUETTI AC500 [Highest Rated as of 2023]


BLUETTI AC500 is our top pick for RVs, and there are several reasons behind that. However, we focus on its top four features, which are output capacity, backup capacity, mobility, and charging capacity.


First, it is the only Solar Generator with both a 30 amp and 50 Amp AC output power socket with a surge capacity of 10,000 watts, which is more than your RV needs. It has the highest capacity inverter in any class of solar generators.


Second, it has a backup capacity that can be extended from 3,072Wh to 18,432Wh and that much backup is enough to run your RV for days. In fact, it is the highest expandability any solar generator can give as of 2023.


Third, its modular design, makes it easy to carry in RVs and Campers. Its modular design also makes it possible to use it at the house, to power appliances during power cuts.


And Fourth, it has the highest-rated wall socket charging capacity which is 5,000 watts also, with its 3000-watt solar input capacity its total charging capacity will be 8,000 watts. As of 2023, Bluetti’s AC500 has the highest solar input capacity.


If you already have solar panels at home you can connect them to your AC500 to power your appliance during power cuts.


Furthermore, it also has a 12V/30A DC outlet for your RV’s engine components and batteries.


Price: One BLUETTI AC500 will cost you between $4,799 to $4,599 and each additional battery will cost you $2,299.

Battery

3,072 Wh

Battery Expandability

18,432 Wh [Highest Rated]

Inverter Rating

5,000 Watts [Highest Rated]

​Surge Rating

10,000 Watts [Highest Rated]

​AC Input Capacity

5,000 Watts

​PV Input Capacity

3,000 Watts

Number of Ports

16 Ports

AC500 Price

$4,799-$4,599 with one battery

​Expansion Battery Price

$2,299 per battery




 

Buying Guide | 10 kW Solar System

 



The only solar generator featuring a 30 Amp AC RV port and a CATL-LFP battery is the Mango Power E. CATL-LPF are next-generation Lithium-ion batteries with a charge cycle of 5,000-6,000, whereas other major manufacturers such as Bluetti, EcoFlow, and Jackery use Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries with a charge cycle of 2,500-3,500.


That implies that, unlike Bluetti and EcoFLOW require a battery change every 8 to 10 years, Mongo Power E will require a battery change every 15 to 18 years. This is the reason why it become the number one choice of lots of solar experts and homeowners for home backup and RV.


It has a battery capacity of 3,530kWh, which can be doubled by using its expendable 3,530kWh battery. However, this additional battery needs to be purchased separately.


It has a maximum output power of 3,000 watts and this power can be extracted from its 16 numbers of ports, which include 4 numbers of 20A, 110 V AC ports, and One 30 Amp AC RV port.


It has an AC charging capacity of 3,000 Watts, which is a pretty decent capacity for this range. It can be charged via solar panels. Moreover, the 2,000-watt solar input capacity is less than Bluetti's AC500 and AC300. However, 2,000 watts of solar panels are enough to charge 8,000 Wh battery in a single day.


It has a smart energy management system, with a 4.5-inch touch screen, and can be controlled via Bluetooth and Wifi. It comes with Over voltage, Overload, Over current, and tons of other protection. It comes with 5 years of Comprehensive warranty and 10 Years of CATL battery Cell Warranty.

It includes wheels and a luggage-type extending handle, as the unit weighs 100 lbs (45.5kg). It's a beast to move around, and although it is portable, you won’t be tossing it around like carry-on luggage. The weight of Mango Power E is low to the ground, so moving around on a solid surface is relatively easy.


The price of Mango Power E is $1400, which is more than its close competitor Bluetti AC300. However, its higher charge cycle CATL LPF battery makes it worth it.


 

#3 BLUETTI AC300 [Editor Choice]


If your budget is between 2k to 4k $ then BLUETTI AC300 is a perfect match for you. It is also our TOP pick for a 3000-watt range solar generator. Its 3,100-watt inverter [with surge power of 6,000 W] can power your heavy tools like RV AC, Circular SAW, and Bench Grinder by up to 1,400 watts.


Unlikely AC200max, AC300 comes with a detachable battery [Lithium iron phosphate] of a capacity of 3,072 Wh and you can extend the same up to 12,2888 Wh with 1+3 numbers of detachable batteries.


It has the third highest solar input capacity which is 24,00 watts [1200 Watt + 1200 Watt rating]. However, caring for and setting up 24,000 watts of portable solar panels takes much effort.


The weight of the AC300 [without battery] is 21.6 kg/47.62 lbs and it didn’t come with inbuilt wheels or mounted on a trolley. So, if you need to take it with you on your own then make sure your back is strong enough to carry it.


Price: One AC300 will cost you between $2,999 to $2,599 and each additional battery will cost you $2,099.

Battery

3,072 Wh

Battery Expandability

Up to 12,288 Wh

Inverter Rating

3,100 W

Surge Rating

6,000 W

AC Input Rating

3,000 W AC

PV Input Rating

2,400 W

Number of Ports

14 Numbers

Price: AC300+B300

​$2,999

Price: ​Extra Battery

$2,099

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#4 BLUETTI ACP200 Max [Most Affordable]


BLUETTI ACP200 Max is our third most preferable solar generator for your RV. The reason, it is in third position despite its solar input capacity being only 1,200Watt [which is the lowest on the list] is that it is only a solar generator with a price value lesser than $2,000 and has a 30A RV port.


Moreover, if you are not looking for a very long weekend RV trip then a 500-watt solar input capacity is enough for you. A 1,200-watt solar panel can generate up to 4,800-Wh of power, which is enough to charge two batteries of AC200max.


Yes, it is the cheapest solar generator you can find with a 30A RV power port. Despite the lowest price, it has a 2,200 Watt AC input capacity with an inbuilt battery of capacity 2,048Wh and you extend its backup capacity up to 8,0192Wh with two numbers of extended batteries.

However, these extended batteries need to be brought separately.


AC200 Max is also the lightest solar generator you can get with a 30A power socket. Its weight is only 61.9 lbs (28.1kg).

AC Inverter Rating

2,200 Watt

​Surge Power

​4,800 Watt

​AC Input Rating

​500 Watt

PV Input Rating

1,200 Watt

Output Ports

13 Numbers

Weight

​28.1 kg (61.9 lbs)

Price

$1,699.00

 

#5 Anker Powerhouse 767 [Best under $2,000]


If you have a budget of $2,000 then Anker powerhouse 767 is the best solar generator you can have for your RV as well as a home backup with TT-30R outlet, however, you can only draw a maximum of 20A power from its 2,400-watt inverter. Its durable and portable suitcase design makes it easy to move from home backup to an RV trip.


You can charge its 2,048Wh LifeP04 battery within 2.5 hours with 1,000-watt solar panels (which is its maximum capacity of solar input) or you can fully charge it in 1.5 hours with a 15A AC power socket. Furthermore, its battery capacity can be doubled (4,096 Wh) with its one additional battery, however, you need to purchase it separately.


It has a total 12 numbers of ports, which includes 4 numbers of 20A AC ports, and combining this its 3,600watt overload capacity makes it suitable to run multiple appliances simultaneously.


It also has UPS mode (with 20 ms switching time), which means you can connect it to your home emergency power supply line and it will keep your lights and critical appliances like your PC running without any shutdown.


 


LYCAN 5000 Power box is our last pick for a solar generator for the RV. Due to the lack of a number of ports and the highest price and heaviest one on this list. It is a 120 kg/264.6 lb freaky heavy device with four numbers of wheels on the base.


However, it has a 3,500-watt inverter capacity with the second highest solar input capacity [that is 4,400-watt] available with two AC output ports, one 30A and another 20A for your RV. It also has the second-highest charging capacity after AC500, which is 6,800 watts. However, to achieve its highest charging capacity.


It comes with an inbuilt battery capacity of 4,800 Wh and can be extended up to 19,200 Wh with 6 numbers of additional 48 V, 50 Ah Smart lithium-ion batteries.

Moreover, each 48 V, 50 Ah can store 2400 Wh of power. These smart lithium-ion batteries can be monitored by the Renogy DC Home app. Here is one good thing about LYCAN, and that is the price per Watt Hour of its additional batteries is 16% less than that of EcoFLOW and BLUETTI.


Price: Renogy’s LAYCAN 5000 Power box will cost you $5,199.99 and each Additional battery will cost you $1,563.99.


If you buy it with 6 batteries, it will cost you $14,583.93


 

How to choose the right solar generator?


To choose the best solar generator, we considered different factors like battery capacity, expandability of battery capacity, MPPT rating, Inverter rating, and Converter rating. Some of the factors are explained below.


Battery Type: Lithium batteries are used in solar generators to make them light in weight. Furthermore, most solar generators have two types of lithium batteries, that is LPF and NMC. NCM is one of the newest members of the lithium battery family. However, studies show that its performance is lower than LPF batteries.


Furthermore, Monago Power E is the only solar generator, that has a CATL LFP battery. CATL LFP batteries have 1.7 times more charge cycles than LPF batteries.


Also, LPF batteries have a 3.5 times higher charge cycle than NCM batteries. Here, one charge cycle is equal to the charging of the battery followed by 80% depth of discharge. Furthermore, an LPF battery has a charge cycle of 3500, NCM batteries have a charge cycle of 800 and CATL LFP batteries have a 6,000 charge cycle.


Battery Expandability: Your power requirements increase with time as new appliances are added to the daily routine. Hence, the backup capacity of a fixed-capacity solar generator won't be that useful.


However, the backup capacity of a solar generator with expandable battery capacity can be adjusted as per the load requirement.


Inverter Rating: The inverter capacity of a solar generator limits the number of appliances it can run simultaneously. However, a higher inverter rating also means more weight to carry.


For a campaign trip, we recommend you go with a lightweight solar generator for a less painful camping trip. However, low-weight solar generators have Litiuium-Ion NCM batteries, which are low on charge cycle.


Furthermore for home backup and off-grid living, you will require a minimum of 2000Watt solar generators.


AC Input [converter] Rating: To reduce the price of solar generators and keep the profit high. Some solar generator manufacturers reduce the electronic of AC Converter, Hence, their solar generators take more time to get charged. A fast-charged solar generator has more advantages than a slow-charged solar generator.


Solar generators with higher AC converter ratings get charged faster and will get ready for backup faster.


Numbers of ports: The minimum number of ports a solar generator must have depends upon the number of appliances you want to charge or run simultaneously.


For a campaign trip you won't require higher numbers of ports but to run a whole home or for power backup to your home, you will require more numbers of ports.


To run the whole house on the solar generator, you will require sufficient numbers of output ports with varieties so that all the required numbers of appliances can be run on it. Most solar generators with a capacity of 2000W and above have 12 to 18 number output ports.


We recommend at least 10 numbers output ports so that a maximum number of houses can be run simultaneously. Hence, any solar generator with output ports less than 10 is out of the list.


PV Input [MPPT] Rating: A higher PV input rating means a longer backup time. FYI, 1 kW of solar panel can charge a 2,000 - 4,000 kWh battery in a day. Hence, we prefer solar generators with higher PV input ratings over lower PV input ratings.


Remember, the life span of a PV panel is 8 times more than the battery, and all solar generators can be discharged while charging. Hence, always choose higher solar input capacity over, battery capacity.

 

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