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Jackery 2000 vs Bluetti AC200

Updated: Sep 17, 2023

Both Jackery and Bluetti are top manufacturers of solar generators in the USA and abroad followed by EcoFlow and Renogy. However, Jackery and Bluetti have different approaches to their products; Bluetti focuses more on Home backup solutions whereas Jackery is more focused on outdoor activities.


Jackery produces the most lightweight and higher-rated solar generators, whereas Bluetti produces low-priced longer backups and the highest-rated solar generators in the WORLD. In fact, BLUETTI AC500 is the highest-rated solar generator you can buy in 2023.


Furthermore, to buy the perfect solar generator you need to understand your needs first. Solar generators are generally used either for home backup or for outdoor activities. Moreover, some people are also using them for commercial uses or going completely off-grid.


Now, here are some basic features of solar generators you need to compare to understand which solar generator is best for you.

 

HOME BACKUP VS OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES


Home Backup: You need a higher-rated inverter for your home backup solution so that the greatest number of appliances can run on it, a higher-rated converter (to charge from a wall socket) as well as a higher solar input rating so that the battery of your solar generator can be charged faster, battery expendability so that you can have longer power backup and a higher charge cycle for longer battery life.


However, combining all these features in one unit increases the weight of the solar generator thus it becomes a less attractive one for outdoor activities.



Outdoor Activities: You need a lightweight solar generator for outdoor activities along with a higher rated solar input rating so that you can charge your battery faster. A higher-rated converter (for an AC wall socket) to quickly prepare the solar generator for use outside.

Solar generators can be used during charging, hence a higher solar input capacity is far much better than additional batteries for outdoor usage.


However, a solar generator with all the above-mentioned features with a higher-rated inverter becomes a true winner for outdoor uses as well as home backup.

 

Jackery 2000 vs Bluetti AC200


Jackery 2000 (Also known as Jackery Explorer 2000 Pro) and Bluetti AC200 have 2,200-watt inverters with surge capacities of 4,400 watts and 4,8000 watts, which make them both ideal for both outdoor uses and home backup.


However, Jackery 2000 has some advantages over Bluetti AC200 it is 8 kg (17.6 lbs) lighter, has 114% higher PV input capacity and 360% higher AC input capacity which make it the most suitable solar generator for both campaigning as well as for home backup and it is our top pick for 2,000-watt solar generators.


Furthermore, Jackery 2000 comes with Li-NCM batteries (of capacity 2,160 Watt), which are light in weight but also low in charge cycle as compared to Bluetti AC200’s Lithium LPF batteries. Jackery 2000 did not have a 30A RV port or wireless charging pad, instead, it have three numbers of 18A AC ports.


However, the Bluetti AC200 have all these features, which includes four numbers of 20A AC outlets and 2 numbers of 15-watt wireless charging pad. Bluetti AC200's inbuilt battery capacity (2,048Wh) can be extended up to 8,192 Wh with two additional batteries B300, but you need to purchase them separately ($1,899 for each additional battery).

 
 

Carrying Bluetti AC200 Vs Carrying Jackery 2000 on Outdoor Trip.


Each additional battery of Bluetti AC200 increases the carrying load by 36.1 kg (79.6 lbs). Whereas, the weight of 350-watt portable solar panels is 30.6lbs (13.9kg) and Bluetti AC200 can be connected with three numbers of 350-Watt portable solar panels.


So, if you are carrying Bluetti AC200 along with one additional battery and three numbers of 350-watt portable solar panels. Then, you will have a total of 5,120 Wh of battery backup + 4,200 Wh power from solar panels per day = 9,320 Wh at the total price of $5,995. Moreover, you need to carry a total of 105.9 kg (233.5 lbs) of weight. >> Check out the latest deals on BLUETTI AC200+3xPV350


In most states of the USA, 1 kW solar panels can generate 4,000 Wh power in a day, hence 350 x 3 x 4 =4,200 Wh, refer below map showing how much power 1 kW of solar panel generated in each state

Whereas, if you are carrying Jackery 2000, then you need to have 67.68 kg (149.5 lbs) of weight, which includes 48.18 kg (106.2 lbs) weight of 6 numbers of 200-watt solar panels too and you will get a battery backup of 2,160 Wh + 4,800 Wh from solar panels per day = 6,960Wh at the total price of $6,199. >> Checkout Latest Deal on Jackery 2000


For a single dollar you spend on Bluetti AC200 you will get 1.55 Wh of battery backup and for every single dollar spent on Jackery 2000, you will get 1.12 Wh of battery backup. Hence, Jackey is 38% costlier than Bluetti.

Bluetti AC200, $1=1.55 Wh > Jackery 2000, $1=1.12 Wh

Here the total price of Jackery 2000 + 6x200 watt panels is $204 higher than Bluetti AC200 + 3x350 watt solar panels + additional battery, BUT traveling with Jackery 2000 for a family vacation is significantly more cost-effective and less stressful (38.22 kg /84 lbs less weight) than traveling with Bluetti AC200.

 

Conclusion:

If you do many outdoor activities with family and friends, and you need a reliable power source then JACKERY 2000 is the right solar generator. However, Jackery 2000, didn't have a 30A RV socket, but if you are looking for solar generators with a 30A RV socket then check out our blog on it.


However, if you are looking for a POWERFUL solar generator for longer backup power backup for home backup at the right price then BLUETTI AC200 is the right choice. Furthermore, BLUETTI AC200 has two versions, AC200p and AC200Max. AC200P is cheaper than its ACP200 Max and lacks some features that include wireless connectivity.



However, AC200P is now available for $1,299 only, check out other offers on Bluetti's website. In fact, AC200P is the best 2,000-watt solar generator you can get under $1,299.

 

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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