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All right, let's look at this unit here. Okay, this is the big blue, cp 2500 portable power station. It has a built-in lithium-ion phosphate battery of 1.8 kilowatt hours. On the ac side, you can charge it at 1200 watts.

On the dc side, you can charge the car charger 12 or 24 volts at 10 amps. It has three inputs for solar panels: 12 to 65 volts 25 amp max charging time on the ac is one and a half hours from zero to eighty percent. Car charger is 12 to 14 hours at 12 volts and six to seven hours at 24. Volts charged to eighty percent solar panel is one and a half hours using six pieces, big blue sp 200 charged to eighty percent on the output side.

It's got six ac 120 volts, 20.9 amp continuous 2500 watt, peak 5001 frequency of 50 and 60 hertz. It's got two usb 8 fast chargers: two usb c pd 45 watt to usb cpd 100 watts, two dc 5.5 millimeter, 12 volt, 5 amp 60 watts max one car charger. Cigarette lighter 12 volts 10 amps 120 watts battery cycle life is 3500 to 80. Of the original capacity.

Weight is 25.3 kilograms. Size is 384 by 274 by 325 millimeters. Now i tested capacity and out of the 1.8 kilowatt hours of battery, we got 1.2 out of the socket here's, a very cool feature that i like, and a lot of the other uh competitors to this ones. Don't have the fans are running, but it only run as fast as they need to see.

I'm gon na increase the power right now and you hear the fans we go and that's why the fans split up, but then they throttle down now, let's put like full power, let's see 1300 watts. Okay, it's time to see if it actually can do the published specs right. So, on the solar side, it's supposed to be able to do 12 to 1200 watts right to this three points. So right now i have it charging 500 watts with the with one of these power supplies.

I'm gon na put the the other one up, and here we go so 11 24. It's got mppt charging controller right. So that's why it's fluctuating up and forth trying to find the best load that it can get that's about as much as these power supplies will do now. The other question is: will it also do solar charge and ac charge at the same time, so the ac charging is 1200 watts and the solar is 1200, so will it do 2400 watts? Well, let's see okay, so i just plugged in the cable there there we go hey what happened to the screen.

Well, that's interesting. It turned off okay, we got it back. I don't know what happened. I just had to disconnect it and let it sit for a little while and then it just turned back on so now i just connected the ac charging see if it'll start there, we go 1200 watts.

Now, let's connect the solar all right. Here we go 1800. Oh, there was a warning signal there 2300, so it did it for just a tiny bit and then you get the warning signal there. So let's look at the warning signal what it is warning, so maybe it's not capable of charging solar and ac.

At the same time it kind of wants to do it, but then we get a warning signal and then then it stops. So here's what you get in the box, you get the power station itself and then you get a solar cable right with the mc4 connectors on this side and then this other round connector uh, which is the same as this one. Then you get the car charger. So this is so you can charge via your uh cigarette, lighter on your car, and then you get an ac cable, so you can charge it off of the wall.

That's it! That's all that comes in the box. All right for size. Comparison is smaller slightly smaller than the blu-80 ac200, but a little bit bigger than the ecoflow delta max right. The specs are very similar uh and the size they're about you know in between both of those competing units.

All right now, let's look at the menu here. The screen is very nice. It looks better in real person than it does on the camera here, but it's very simple. Yet it has a lot of information.

So first you get three buttons on the side here, so um state of charge, right and then 46.4 hours to empty from you know calculates whatever is coming out right now, there's nothing connected to it. So there's not a lot of coming out, but it does have its own losses, so it tells you that it would last you 46 hours right. So then there's two big buttons here. The ac.

This is to turn on the ac side, the inverter and then the dc side to turn on all the dc plugs over here and then there's just one big button over here. This one over here is for to go for settings. You can connect this unit to network settings uh to your uh or you can connect to it right. So this serves as an ad hoc network, and so here is the account is big blue, that's the name, and then the password is big.

Blue 1202. You can set the timing here so that in case there's a fault or anything you you can know exactly at what time it happened you can set the frequency. This unit is available for worldwide right, and so some countries are 50 hertz in the u.s. It is 60 hertz product setting the sound, you can turn it on and off, and you can also uh set the time of the screen language settings.

So there's three languages in there. I it's chinese in english - i don't know, maybe korean is the other one. I don't know, and then it's got some another one over here, uh touch correction. This is just to in case this.

The touch screen is not working, so you can reset it and calibrate it and stuff, and then it just gives you product information there right. So that's that setting one then this one right here will show you if there are any warnings, if there are any faults right that something triggered or whatever here you'll be able to see what happened and why the unit turned off or whatever um okay. So this is just a screen that shows you what's happening with the unit, how much power is coming in right and then the ac side and on the dc side, you're charging it through solar it'll be right here. If you're charging via the wall, it's going to be right here, it's going to tell you everything about that, and then you can go into the output.

So whatever is leaving the unit is the same thing and i'll show you on the dc side and then the ac side. This is pretty pretty useful and pretty cool and then uh gps. I don't know how it gets the gps, but maybe it can by connecting to the wi-fi or something, but it tells you the latitude and longitude of the thing. I don't know how that's useful, but you know if you need to know where you're at and then here is my favorite tab.

Uh it tells you state of charge surplus. I don't know what surplus is uh to full. It tells you how long it would take if you were charging the unit voltage right, the voltage of the pack, the battery pack and then temperature and then to empty. If there was some power leaving the battery, then it calculates how long, and so this is the calculating right just the losses that it's got on standby right now, 46.33 hours then look at this.

It even gives you the individual uh voltages of all 16 cell groups, either cell groups or cells, depending on how that battery is put together. But this is this is something that us geeky people right geek over right, but, like regular people are usually not gon na wan na know. But if you ever have a problem and you're not getting the capacity, you know that you're supposed to get or the the unit is not functioning correctly. This could be used for diagnostics.

You know if one of these cells or the bms unit and the battery were to fail, then you would see that here in one of these cells right as you can see, these are very closely matched 3.3. 3.28. 3.28. 3.28.

So it's like most of them are 3.28. 3.27. That's like two decimal points, back uh difference right. So it's like yeah uh.

These. The dms job is to keep these batteries very balanced and, as you go down and up and the thing, then it they'll change a little bit right. But if you see, if you, if your unit's not is malfunctioning, you can come in here and you see a huge discrepancy between one of the groups or one of the cells here, then that will be the reason why the unit is not working. It's either because bad bms or whatever right, but so this unit right here, is very useful for that.

So there you go after that. That's it! It just goes back to the main screen and that screen is very simple and very soothing. It's got this little thing here by the way that it shows you a level as the these 22 percent uh gets higher. Then this little line starts going up here.

It just kind of shows you like a graphical thing of like a cup of water or something like that right. So it's it's pretty cool, pretty simple! I like it. I like it a lot. Actually, it's a pretty cool, little graphics that they have in there all right.

So what do i like about this unit here? Well, as you know, the two major com competitors is the blue eddy and the ecoflow units right, the ac200 max and the delta pro max right. So those two are compared in uh. Specs are about the same, so the thing that i like about blueheady is the fact that they give you a lot of flexibility. They give you all kinds of info the granular like menus, that you can check individual cell voltages.

You can set a bunch of things. You can check the temperature of the fans of the mosfets of the thing you know all kinds of stuff right like so you can go deep, uh in there if you want to right um on the eco flow. What i like is its simplicity right, so it's good quality components and it keeps it's on par with everything else out there in the market even better and some stuff right. But it's very, very simple.

I came to like early days of the iphone and ios uh. You know phone software that it was super simple. You could only do certain things, but it was, you know, very easy to use so this unit here, the big blue unit. Here it's right in between it's simple, to use that screen in that menu system.

It's really easy, i, like the simplicity of it, uh you don't get lost very easily, but it gives you all kinds of info like more so than you get with eco flow right. So it's not just the size it's in between those other competitors, but also in the features it's right in between right, so uh, both blu-ray and ecoflow. At this state uh they have it's got expansion capabilities, so you can add extra battery to this unit right on the big blue. That's missing! Here you this this battery size.

It's all you got right and maybe you can do some battery expansion through the solar ports. In here, like we were doing the early hacks and stuff that i will do a future video showing you, if that's possible or not, and how you know how well uh that works out, but um yeah from the factory. They don't offer uh an expansion battery right. So an additional value that you can add more capacity to it.

So that's a feature, that's missing, but i think it's understandable because of the price point of this one comes lower than both the blue eddy and the ecoflow counterparts. So let's look at this design here. I like how it's square and it's simple, uh the handles are nice. They have this rubbery feel underneath there, and so they don't protrude.

So that's the cool thing about this on some of the other units they stick out, and so you couldn't be able to fit them correctly. You know this ones are built in into the units, which is very, very cool, like the fans that they're not on a hundred percent of the time that they speed up only when uh they need to be right, and so this this thing this unit can get Very loud, if you're pushing it really hard, but only if you're pushing it really hard. So the fans will stay quiet, sort of like right now, they're on right, because the unit's on. But it's you don't hear them as much because they don't need to move a lot of air, and so that's really cool and it's really fast.

Some other units will stay on for a long time this one as soon as you start disconnecting stuff, and you turn down the power levels on this, then the the fans will turn down uh. Another thing that i really like is the fact that you don't have to carry a uh portable. You know power supply, so you can charge off of the ac right. Uh power supply bricks.

This i hate those things they're easy to lose they're easy to break right. They you never have them, you never find them when you need them right, and so there's just another thing to carry with this unit. With this, all you have to carry is the you know, one of these power cables, which are universally used right and for computers? So, even if you lost yours or you forgot it very easily, you can find this uh almost anywhere right, and so i like that design, that's a good feature to have a built-in, and not only just a built-in uh charger, but a fast charger at 1200 watts Right that can charge this fully in about an hour or two eighty percent in an hour and a half. Actually, i want to say this: one does better than the competition when it comes to the uh usbc right.

It's got two of the 100 amp right. The fast uh, which is cool because you can charge two laptops at the same time, for example, uh and then the two yeah of the 45 watt ones right. So you can charge fast charge, phones, uh and android tablets, and all this other stuff right and as well as some of the others, little stuff that you can charge in here. This is a good idea to use a small plug right because it's easy to connect or whatever, but there's some advantages to having three ports right here right.

So, if you're using multiple solar panels, then you don't have to spend money in uh using parallel. You know like y's and all this sort of stuff that happens inside of this unit here now. The bad side is that if you need to extend uh get an extension or something like that to put the solar panels farther away, then you have to use three cables instead of just one right, because the paralleling happens in here instead of over there right. So there's some drawbacks to that design also but yeah.

I kind of like this. This is cool all right, so the big blue power station is going on sale on kickstarter on april 19th at 9 00 a.m. The retail price is going to be 19.99, so about 2 000 right, but the crowdfunding price is going to be 11.99. So for 1200 bucks 800 uh savings you'll be able to get it right.

But if you hurry, then, if you're one of the first 300 persons to to buy it on kickstarter, then you'll be able to get it for 9.99, so about half price of the retail right. So this is a pretty good deal. If you're interested in a power station like this, that it's small light but very powerful, then you can get it and you can get it for about a thousand bucks which is really good price. Then go ahead and head over to kickstarter and you can buy your own.

I want to thank you for watching this video, we'll see you guys on the next video. Thank you bye. You.

13 thoughts on “Bigblue cellpowa 2500”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars william webb says:

    Can i use it as a ups system?
    Plugged into the wall, pass power through to my other stuff?
    I need to listen to this video again,
    Im at work paying half attention 😂

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Popowicz says:

    As always its nice to see another sturdy powerpack on the market. Also Battery Hookups has some 12v 4ah NIMH cells available for 5 dollars each (shipping is still around 4 dollars approximately)!

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brandon Young says:

    Nice catch on the no AC + Solar at the same time – I'd like to use one of these as a UPS. Seems like cannot to that with Bluetti either.. Any recommendations?

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeffrey Williams says:

    the big blue seems a lot like the oukitel p2001 unit. different display, big blues look like bluetti ap200p display, the oukitel has the ecoflow display, the 12 volt and usb is in a different spot, oukitels are on the front, and the ac charger is on the charge side instead of the ac plug side. no flash light. also takes more solar. oukitel is rated for 500 watts. does 1100 ac charging.
    slightly better with the fans actually running. the oukitel are supposed to come on when needed but they do not always come on even when the unit says they should be by the fan icon. hobotech tested bigblue and it did not charge with anything but solar panels. every time he tried to charge it with ac or the dc chargers, it reset and kept resetting the charging.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Notarobot says:

    The commercial at the end is full of cringe! LOL
    That GPS on everything is just creepy. I wonder if they are tracking location of all these units.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Setite's Tech Adventures says:

    I hope they improve the menus. I don't give a sh** about the AH. I want watt hours only. I understand there is a tradition but it's an almost useless number since you have to remember if you are looking at one cell like the blue LFP batteries, or a pack of 4, or if its somethign like this that is 16S. If we just used watt hours there would be no head math necessary.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars pjf says:

    Why did you you jack this up before running the fans? I see you glossed over some very important anomalies in this review. Hobotech did a thorough review of this boat anchor..

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars HarryRoberts01 says:

    1. Does the the device have any 'Certification' like UL, CEC and the likes? Nothing is mentioned on the company's site. 2. How come you didn't open up the device to show the internal components like you normally do? Your walkthrough of the internal workings is very informative. 3. Is the OUTPUT 'pure sine wave' for sensitive or valuable electronics? BTW, love the channel! Thank you.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars G Bringhurst says:

    Correction on the Bluetti AC200Max comparison: you can’t really successfully use extra batteries with the Bluetti because of a bug in their firmware. It will drain extra batteries and ignore solar input once the main unit is 100% charged. It’s brutal, and no fix yet.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cloxxki says:

    I'd love a bit larger powercell version. Say 3 kWh usable and 50 kW each way, so you can fast charge a car to limp to a charger, or fast charge from a VTL car and have a semi-portable solution that doesn't need the vehicle in proximity anymore.
    Any if I could get one that fits the frunk or trunk well of an EV, with built-in fuel powered generator to actually get range extension in remote places…that'd be good. Mobile generators for some reason are hella loud for a mere kW of output, as if it's powered by a gas RC car.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eyeball Engineering says:

    I am a self-employed ironworker. I build steel buildings. Often, there is no power source on a job site. Most of my tools are lithium ion rechargeables. But some are corded and I need those. The problem is, it seems the small battery inverter boxes have such limited solar charging capability. 10a @24v? 240 watts? One panel? It seems to me that separate components are quite viable still. I picked up a 1500 watt hour battery power station last year for $650. Now, I don't see anything in that size range for less than double that.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Devon Van Kraft says:

    Hi Im from the Netherlands and its getting summer… how About making a video series of a new to be Made Electric Solar Boat?
    Maybe im not the first person asking.. 😉 Greets..! 🙏

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Douglas Howard says:

    @jehugarcia You never addressed the 2400W AC and solor charging issue when it was shutting down and why the "warning" never produced a reason why. Do you see this a major issue for the unit?

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