Yes, Ordered one friday. Holding off on an extra battery. Hoping it turns out to be a quality unit, without the typical early production “bugs”.
I have a feeling you won't be getting your battery till next year.I ordered an AC 200 max on August 20th, at 7:03pm, a few minutes after pre-order opened. At the time the website said delivery in 4 to 6 weeks. It is now about 4 weeks. I emailed Bluetti for an update, and received this response:
“The first batch of AC200&B230 will be shipped to the American warehouse in Mid-October and be delivered by lorry within 7-10 days to your receiving address.
You can get the tracking number to track your order at that time.”
While I appreciate the response, I am not happy at all and that it really looks like it’s going to be November before I see this thing. Reminds me of the indiegogo /Bluetti ac200 crowdfunding campaign. I feel like if a company has a new product and posts an expected delivery time on the pre-order site, it should be accurate. I know, we’re still in a pandemic, supply chain issues, shipping from china etc.
I was really hoping they had it together now but it’s starting to smell like the original AC200 campaign, without the indiegoblow middleman. I hope I’m wrong…
just really dislike paying out of pocket, finding out the estimated delivery date was a false expectation, and waiting weeks or months for something.
Thats a Bad taste.
Agreed.I hope you get it before October 20th but the way they worded that email doesn't look promising.
I ordered in the first few minutes as well, and felt exactly the same as you until yesterday when I looked at the bluettipower.com site and saw the first batch supposedly shipped from the US warehouse sept 24. No shipping notice at all so that’s not great but at least it's on the way. Yours should be as well.Ordered the AC200 Max in the first few minutes also (Aug 20)... said three weeks or delivery... now sitting at 6 weeks... still no unit. Really losing faith in Bluetti. This is running like a crowd funding... they just lied to us to do it. They are still taking orders despite being late on our original orders. This is not the mark of a quality company. Starting to regret it.
That's a great idea. Adding a diy or cheap battery should be easy. Match plug and voltage and it should work.I received mine today as well via UPS. One of the early orders. It was packaged well, and had a 63% charge. Plugged it in to the wall and it was at 100% in 2hrs. Tested with a few things: ran a small 1500w heater fine. Also plugged in a Ikea induction cooktop to heat some leftovers up for lunch. All good.
I may have to get the battery pack or 2 for my intended uses. I’ll wait and see if anyone comes up with a foolproof way to use a normal lifep04 battery like the SOK 206ah with it. In the meantime hopefully battery costs come down further.
I’m not an expert, so not sure it’s that simple or it seems it would have been done with the ac200p. There are some battery hacks on youtube for the ac200p using scooter batteries or something but I’d rather have something in the Battleborne, SOK, Ampere time 200ah realm. Ideally I’d like to be able to charge said battery through the appropriate port on the 200max (like for the B230 battery) while it’s connected to a charging source, and also draw from battery when needed through the usual outputs /software configuration on the 200max.Sma
That's a great idea. Adding a diy or cheap battery should be easy. Match plug and voltage and it should work.