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Anker’s flagship energy station can cost an EV and make properties power unbiased

Anker’s flagship energy station, the Solix F3800, is now transport after elevating nearly $6 million on Kickstarter. It may be used independently to energy a weekend away or scaled for whole-home backup. Costs begin at $3,999 with normal gross sales set to start on January ninth. 

The three.84kWh Solix F3800 energy station itself will be expanded to 26.9kWh of power capability after including six of Anker’s 3.84kWh BP3800 LFP enlargement batteries. It’s able to producing as much as 6,000W of dual-voltage (120V / 240V) AC output throughout oodles of jacks — sufficient to simply energy nearly any house gadget, together with the air conditioner and water pump. You possibly can even join two F3800 collectively for 12,000W of complete AC output and as much as 53.8kWh of capability, however now you’re speaking a couple of system costing tens of hundreds of {dollars}.

A completely maxed out system that’s technically nonetheless moveable.
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Based on the US Vitality Info Administration, the typical US house consumed 889kWh per thirty days in 2022, or about 29.2kWh per day. So, a maxed-out Anker system (53.8kWh) holds sufficient saved power to energy a whole house for about two days, or for much longer if you happen to’re solely powering vital gadgets just like the fridge, freezer, sump pump, and some lights.

The F3800 is designed to be moveable with a telescoping deal with and wheels. You possibly can join as much as 2400W of foldable photo voltaic panels to the F3800 to create a semi-mobile 132.3 pound (60kg) photo voltaic generator to energy your RV, boat, work shed, or tiny home from the unit’s built-in NEMA 14-50 and L14-30 ports. You possibly can even cost your EV at 6,000W / 240V for a dozen or so further miles of vary in an emergency.

Anker provides just a few kits constructed across the F3800 energy station to maintain the house up and working when the grid goes down, which is going on extra steadily as a result of rise in excessive climate. Every package varies in value, complexity, and the management it may well present over house circuitry. 


The F3800 coupled with the Residence Energy Panel provides a extra sturdy house backup resolution.
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On the prime finish is the Solix F3800 Residence Energy Equipment, which is just accessible in the US. It combines the Solix F3800 with quite a lot of extra electrical bins and cabling, together with Anker’s Residence Energy Panel (skilled set up required) to supply battery backup and automated switchover for as much as 12 of your own home’s circuits. It additionally permits your F3800 batteries to retailer power collected out of your present rooftop photo voltaic panels after putting in a present transformer. The Anker system can then be optimized within the Anker app (connects over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth) to cost the batteries utilizing surplus solar energy when the solar is robust and electrical energy charges are low-cost and to energy the house at night time off your power shops when grid costs enhance — probably saving you cash over time. The F3800 house power system can’t ship extra electrical energy again to the grid. 

The much less succesful and cheaper Residence Backup Equipment features a 10-circuit 120V / 240V switch swap, permitting the Solix F3800 and any enlargement batteries to plug straight into your own home throughout emergencies, identical to noisy and smelly fuel turbines. Nevertheless, turbines that run on liquid gold nonetheless have the benefit of powering your circuits for so long as you retain filling the tank. Not like the Residence Energy Equipment, the Residence Backup Equipment requires handbook intervention to modify as much as 10 house circuits over to your Solix F3800 battery array.

Mom Nature ain’t the boss of you.
Picture: Anker

Again in June, Anker introduced an much more highly effective Solix house backup resolution anticipated to ship someday in 2024. However that Solix resolution is fastened to the wall like a Tesla Powerwall, whereas these Solix F3800 kits supply extra flexibility on account of their moveable and modular design. For instance, you’ll be able to disconnect the F3800 unit and some enlargement batteries from the house and use them to assist energy your subsequent summer time street journey or weekend away.

Anker, like EcoFlow and different latest Tesla Powerwall rivals, is positioning its Solix F3800 kits for house backup that may be “simply put in in just a few hours” (by an expert electrician) whereas doing so “at a considerably decreased value in comparison with extra conventional house energy storage choices.” However that’s a calculation every house owner should confirm to account for his or her distinctive wants, tax incentives, different native variabilities, and the inevitable set up weirdness that normally accompanies any quest for power independence.



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