AlphaESS BlackBee 2000 with 2,203 Wh capacity and solar charging is crowdfunding
The AlphaESS BlackBee 2000 power station is crowdfunding on Kickstarter. The device has a 2,203 Wh capacity from an automotive-grade VDA battery. Combined with a top battery management system, the gadget has a 95% inverter efficiency and depth of discharge for greater power output; in this case, up to 2,040 W.
For example, the BlackBee 2000 could charge a smartphone 184 times or a laptop 40 times on a single charge. There are several versions of the device to suit regions like the US, EU and AU, and each model comes with four AC outputs. You can simultaneously charge 15 devices from the gadget from various ports, including two 60 W USB-C ports, four USB-A ports and two 10 W wireless charging pads.
You can fully recharge the device via AC in around 1.5 hours or from two 300 W solar panels in around 3.7 hours. A built-in smart panel display shows real-time information such as battery level and power output. The gadget measures 13.5 x 10 x 10.5-in (~343 x 254 x 266 mm) and weighs 22.5 lbs (~10.2 kg). A trolley to help you transport the power station is currently free when you purchase the device.
At the moment, you can receive the AlphaESS BlackBee 2000 power station when you pledge €1,499 (~US$1,533) to the Kickstarter campaign. The device is expected to retail for US$2,199 in the future. The company is only shipping to certain countries, including the US, Canada, Australia and France, with delivery expected from September.