Bluetti EB70S Portable Power Station Review: Reliable Power for Off-Grid Situations
Our journey with portable power solutions continues with the recent acquisition of the Bluetti EB70S Portable Power Station. After being impressed by the Bluetti EB3A, which we are using on all our trips. Our expectations were quite high for the EB70S, considering its larger capacity and advanced features. And yes, the expectations were met!
In the digital age, the life of modern nomads like us isn’t just about traveling and exploring; it is about staying connected. Our gadgets and devices are our lifelines. They allow us to work from anywhere and stay in touch with friends and family.
The challenge has always been to make sure our electronics had enough power to maintain our productivity when needed. Before we decided to upgrade our working setup to be more flexible, this meant hunting down wall outlets in Airbnb accommodations, hotels, or even cafes — not always a convenient or reliable solution.
Bluetti has transformed this experience for us. With their advanced portable power stations, we can now be location independent and free from the constraints of traditional power sources.
No more adjusting travel schedules around charging times or the availability of outlets. With Bluetti EB70S, we can work, play, and explore without worrying that our devices will run out of battery. The world just got a little bit more accessible for those who thrive on adventure and connection.
Bluetti EB70S technical specifications
|Battery capacity in Wh||716 Wh|
|Output USB||2 x USB-A 5V/3A|
2 x USB-C PD 100W
1x Wireless Charging (15W max)
|Output DC||1 x 12V/10A (Car outlet)|
2 x 12V/10A DC 5521 (5.5mm x 2.1 mm outlets)
|Output 230 V||2 x AC 220 – 240V (EU Schuko)|
max. 1,000 W continuous load
max. 1,400 W surge power
|Input DC||Input power: 200W via AC adapter|
Solar input power: 200W 12V – 28V (max. 8A)
12 – 24V from Cigarette Lighter Port
|Recharge time via AC||4 – 4.5 hours|
|Dimensions||32 x 21.6 x 22.1 cm (12.6 x 8.5 x 8.7 in)|
|Weight||21.38 lb (9.7 kg)|
Design and build quality
The EB70S embodies a robust and sturdy design that represents durability and high-quality product, which is something you want when it comes to power stations. The built-in solid handle makes carrying the 21.38 lb (almost 10 kg) power station manageable, even on trickier terrains, as the handle allows for a good, balanced grip without worrying of breaking. The compact design of the station easily fits in the vehicle without demanding much extra space.
The comprehensive LCD screen upfront serves well in keeping track of input/output power and remaining battery life. It is straightforward and gives a quick glimpse of the power station’s status without the need to delve into apps or settings. The screen goes off within 60 seconds to save battery life, but you can easily switch it on by pressing once on any button on the station. It is quick and allows you to have a good overview.
On the right side of the LCD screen, is a practical LED light that has three modes of usage (full, half bright and SOS flashing) and draws only a small amount of energy from the unit when on. This small detail helps with getting your setup ready when on the go, as in some situations you arrive late when it’s already dark and need some good source of light to unpack your gear.
So far, we have also experienced impeccable customer service when it comes to receiving the Bluetti products. They are safely packaged with a clear instruction manual and the basic set of cables you need to charge the station (AC adapter, solar charging cable and car charging cable).
It is good to know that the warranty for the power station itself is two years. You even get a one-year warranty for the cables and accessories.
Power capacity and performance
Delivering a punch with its 716Wh capacity and 1,000W continuous load (peaking at a generous 1,400W), the EB70S effortlessly powered our numerous devices including two smartphones, laptops, a portable fridge, a small table lamp for reading, a small fan, and even a small coffee maker during our trips.
The LiFePO4 battery tech inside the EB70S not only promises longevity with over 2,500 cycles but also a reliable and safe power output. The Battery Management System (BMS) also guarantees protection of the battery from short circuit, overcurrent, overvoltage, or overheating. Its 716Wh capacity and 1,000W rated power is capable of powering numerous devices simultaneously without a problem. In practical terms, 716Wh translates to powering capacity for approximately: 50 phone charges, 10 laptop recharges, 8 drone recharges, or 18 hours of a small fan.
From our experience, the Bluetti EB70S has powered all our energy needs for 3 full days of computer work in off-grid locations. This includes recharging (for 2 people) laptop batteries, smartphones, camera batteries and a small coffee machine. Quite awesome, right?
One feature we find quite practical when busy is the possibility of wireless charging of your phone on top of the power station. You just activate the DC output button, lay your phone to the designated charging spot and that’s it. Very useful especially when you are using your mobile data for work.
Reliable power source in off-grid situations
Charged by solar power, the Bluetti EB70S proves to be an ideal companion for those seeking autonomy on their outdoor adventures or during power outages. With the addition of compatible portable solar panels, you can enjoy the freedom to go off-grid while maintaining a sustainable source of power.
Knowing that we can generate our own power while being miles away from the grid is liberating and underscores the EB70S’s credibility as a true outdoor power solution for longer camping trips.
Charging capabilities from different inputs
The EB70S presents diverse charging options. The AC wall outlet charging and 12V car port inputs are standard for portable power stations, but what stood out for us was the quick charging through the additionally acquired Bluetti PV200 solar panel (200W) – a full recharge in just about 5 hours when averaging around 160W of continuous input (at peak sun during thermally favorable conditions of these warm fall days).
Designed for portability, the PV200 solar panel is foldable, shrinking its dimensions to a compact 23.2 x 24.8 inches (59 x 63 cm) from its full size of 23.2 inches high by 89.2 inches wide (59 x 226.5 cm). This monocrystalline silicon panel is coated with a durable, scratch-resistant fluorine-based plastic (ETFE) and has an IP65 waterproof rating, making it suitable for outdoor activities like camping, fishing, and hiking.
The solar panel connects via a standard MC4 connector, ensuring compatibility with various portable power stations, and of course, even our EB70S.
Utilizing an AC wall outlet, the battery charges from 0 to 100% in a little over 4 hours with the included AC adapter brick and a charging cable. Alternatively, the provided 12V car cable enables a complete recharge within 7 to 8 hours.
Blending technology and nature
Venturing into the wild doesn’t mean disconnecting from the digital world or compromising on certain comfort and safety measures anymore. We are lucky that we can use the latest power technology like this practical power station to experience the outdoors without taking away from the inherent beauty of the nature around us.
During our camping trips, we found the EB70S to be a silent yet potent ally, allowing us to focus on attaining our working goals undisturbed, while simultaneously availing the comforts of electricity. This was something unimaginable to us a few years back when living in an off-grid cabin. Our experience would be definitely different with this power station setup.
Our outdoor experiences have been notably enriched with the Bluetti EB70S Portable Power Station. Its combination of significant power capacity, numerous outputs, and reliable build has ensured we are never left without power, whether amidst nature, work in the garden or during unexpected power outages. It is a worthy investment for anyone demanding reliable and substantial portable power.