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2000 Watt solar generators are the most demanded and searched solar generator, due to their right size for the average power requirement of homes and outdoor activities. However, there are limited options for the 2kW range solar generators available in the market. Furthermore, before making the purchase you need to learn some limitations and features of these devices.
There are different factors that affect the value for money of a device. In the case of solar generators, these factors are
- Backup Capacity,
- Type of battery,
- AC Input Rating,
- PV Input rating,
- Numbers of output ports
- Connectivity and
- Price per Wh,
Battery Size: The backup time you will get from a solar generator is directly correlated with its battery capacity. However, if you have solar panels too then PV input capacity also determines you long will your solar generator run.
A 2,000 W solar generator has an Inbuilt Battery size of 2,000Wh with an expendable capacity of 6,000Wh to 8,000Wh. However, these expandable batteries need to be brought separately. Furthermore, to power the whole house from a solar generator with a backup time of 1-2 hours the minimum battery needed is 2,00Wh.
Maximum two numbers of expandable batteries can be connected with these solar generators and each battery has a capacity of 200 Ah or 300 Ah.
Moreover, the cool thing about these extended batteries is that you can buy more than two extended batteries and keep them spare backup after fully charging. However, don’t forget to check un-used batteries every two months since these batteries have a shelf life of 3-6 months.
Battery Type: Lithium batteries are used in solar generators to make them light in weight. Furthermore, there are two types of lithium batteries used in solar generators, 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.
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, however, NCM batteries have a charge cycle of 800.
AC Input Rating: The AC input rating of a 2,000 Watt Solar generator varies for different make and models. Its AC input rating varies from 500 Watt to 1,800 Watts. A low AC input rating means a high time of charging and high AC input means a low charging time.
To reduce the price and keep the profit high, some solar generator manufacturers reduce the rating of AC charging circuits. Hence, different manufacturers have different ratings of AC input power.
PV Input Rating: Most of the 2,000 Watt and above rated solar generators have a PV input capacity of 1,200 to 1,500 watts. And this limits the amount of power it can generate during power outages. Furthermore, if you are living in a state with low sunshine time you may struggle with charging the batteries of a solar generator due to lower PV input capacity.
However, BULETTI makes AC300 have a PV input capacity of 2,400Watt and this feature of AC300 makes it one of the most suitable solar generators for off-grid living.
Output Ports: Numbers of output ports for a 2,000 Watt solar generator vary from 12 to 18. However, the quantity of output ports doesn’t increase the useability of solar generators and also there is not much difference between the number of output ports for this range of solar generators.
Cost per Wh: The Cost per Wh of a 2,000 Watt of solar generator varies from 0.7$ to 1.6$. Here, Wh refers to Watt Hour which defines the backup capacity of the solar generator. Furthermore, among all the different manufacturers, BULETTI has the lowest price per Wh.
Top 2000 Watt solar generators, you can buy today.
BLUETTI ACP200Max earn its place at the top spot of the 2000 Watt solar generators due to its LPF battery, better technology, lowest cost per Wh [Watt hour], highest expendable battery capacity and widest range of output ports. Although ACP200Max is more advance than its sibling ACP200P.
It doesn’t have a 240V AC output port, but it still has sufficient numbers of output ports to power all electronics. It also comes with an Aviation cable so that you can run your RV appliance with its 30A Aviation port.
It comes with an inbuilt battery of capacity 2,048Wh and you extend its backup capacity up to 8,0192Wh with two numbers of extended batteries. However, these extended batteries need to be brought separately.
|AC Inverter Rating||2,200 Watt|
|Surge Power||4800 Watt|
|AC Input Rating||500 Watt|
|PV Input Rating||900 Watt|
|Output ports||13 Numbers|
|Weight||28.1 kg (61.9 lbs)|
ACP200Max also has a lower version called AC200P. AC200P is a couple of 200$ cheaper than its counterpart and also lacks some features that include wireless connectivity.
EcoFlow Delta Max is the runner up in the top 2000Watt solar generator range.
The reason why it losses to Bluetti ACP200Max is due to its lower expandable capacity as well as a lower charge cycle. However, it has higher AC input as well as higher inverter capacity than Bluetti ACP200Max.
It comes with an inbuilt battery capacity of 2,016 Wh and its price per Wh is equal to its counterpart. You can power your appliances with its 12 numbers output ports, which also include 6 numbers AC output ports.
|AC Inverter Rating||2,400 Watt|
|Surge Power||5,000 Watt|
|AC Input Rating||1,800 Watt|
|PV Input Rating||900 Watt|
|Output Ports||12 Numbers|
|Weight||21 kg (48lbs)|
BLUETTI EP500 is another solar generator from BLUETTI that ranked in our list of top 2000Watt solar generators. It has the highest AC input rating, which makes it the fastest charging solar generator in this range.
It also has one of the highest ratings of PV input which makes it one of the most suitable solar generators for off-grid living. However, it doesn’t have battery expandability and has the highest price per Wh in its range.
Furthermore, It also has the highest number of output ports, which included a 30A RV port and a wireless charging pad. Besides all these features it has a weight of 76 kg [167lbs] which makes it more difficult to carry on rocky ways and on small boats.
|AC Inverter Rating||2,000 Watt|
|Surge Power||4,800 Watt|
|AC Input Rating||6,000 Watt Max|
|PV Output Rating||2,400 Watt|
|Output Ports||18 Numbers|
|Weight||76 kg (167lbs)|