Bluetti EB55 Review: Lightweight Portable Power That’s Perfect for Camping

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The Lowdown

The Bluetti EB55 is a great battery to have; it fits in between a smaller portable battery pack and a larger capacity portable power station for emergency use.

Overall
4.5

Pros

  • Portable size and weight with plenty of battery power
  • Plenty of output ports and options
  • Six methods of charging using two simple plugs
  • Wireless charger and light are a great addition

Cons

  • I would like to see the display calculate the charging time
  • The power brick is quite large
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I have really gotten into portable power sources since our ranch does not have power, and I find myself working out there at least once a week. My needs have grown quite a bit from a simple extra battery to charge my phone, and the Bluetti EB55 is the perfect companion for a camping trip or quick trip without power.

The Bluetti EB55 is a lightweight, portable power station with great features. Weighing in at only 16.5 lbs and measuring 10.94″ long by 7.87″ tall by 7.79″ deep, the EB55 is ultra-portable and can be carried almost anywhere.

The Bluetti EB55 with included power cables

The 537Wh Lithium Iron Phosphate battery is built to last and includes a 700W AC Pure Sine Wave inverter.

The package contains the EB55 Power Station with AC Adapter and Charging Cable. It also includes a car charging cable and MC4 to XT60-F solar charging cable. These cables will provide six ways to recharge the EB55 (AC/Solar/Car/Generator/AC+Solar/Dual AC).

The Bluetti EB55 comes in blue, gray, and orange; I really like the blue color of the sample I received.

Bluetti EB55 Review: Lightweight Portable Power That's Perfect for Camping

The LiFePO4 battery should last for 2,500 life cycles to 80%, so this device should have a long life of use. 537Wh is a lot of portable power and perfect for a camping or beach trip or backup power at home for multiple devices.

With the six recharging methods, the EB55 can accept 200W max solar input and 400W max fast dual charging (Solar + AC Adapter simultaneously).

Bluetti EB55 Review: Lightweight Portable Power That's Perfect for Camping

AC output includes four 100-120V 700W Pure Sine Wave outlets. You will have to turn on the AC outlets before using them, and only two cords with the ground can be used at once. The display will show how many Watts are being used so you can figure out usage needs.

Bluetti EB55 Review: Lightweight Portable Power That's Perfect for Camping

Two DC Output banks are included. One includes one 100W USB-C and four 5V, 3A USB-A outputs.

Bluetti EB55 Review: Lightweight Portable Power That's Perfect for Camping

The other bank includes 1 DC Regulated 12V, a 10A carport, and two 12V, 10A, 5.5mm x 2.1mm DC outputs.

Bluetti EB55 Review: Lightweight Portable Power That's Perfect for Camping

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The charging inputs are covered and include one port for solar and car charging and another for wall charging.

Bluetti EB55 Review: Lightweight Portable Power That's Perfect for Camping

One of my favorite and most convenient features is a wireless charging pad. I am amazed how much having the ability to toss your devices on top to charge frees up the other ports that can be used for so much more.

15W wireless charging on top of the Bluetti EB55

This battery is packed with features and provides a lot of power for the small size. I love the design and look of the device. There is even a light on the back, which comes in really handy in a camping situation.

Some expected run times to expect with this battery include 40-50 Hrs for a smartphone, 20-30 hours for an LED Light Bulb, 5-6 Hrs for television, 5-6 Hrs for electronic tools, 4-5 Hrs for a refrigerator, and 2-3 Hrs for a Slow Cooker.

As you can see, there is plenty of power to get through a short emergency or to use while on the go. If you can charge with solar or a vehicle, this small battery will work for quite some time.

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Bluetti EB55 Review: Lightweight Portable Power That's Perfect for Camping

The display screen on the EB55 is bright and well-designed. The battery gauge gives a percentage range for the battery; Input and Output Watts are also displayed. These numbers are important so you do not overload the battery and calculate how much you can use.

I do wish the estimated charging time was included on display, but not having it is not a deal-breaker.

Bluetti EB55 Review: Lightweight Portable Power That's Perfect for Camping

My experience with the Bluetti EB55 was great. Its small size and light weight make it easy to take on the go; it’s perfect for a quick job with tools outside or a trip to the ranch where we have no electricity.

The Bluetti EB55 is not something designed to run a house or complete camper, but it works well for charging multiple devices and for short household emergency use.

If you add a solar panel, this battery can last an entire camping trip and provide power to most items and keep your mobile devices and computers charged. The Bluetti EB55 is a great battery to have; it fits in between a smaller portable battery pack and a larger capacity portable power station for emergency use.

The Bluetti EB55 retails for $499; it is available directly from the manufacturer and other retailers, including Amazon.

Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample

What I Like: Portable size and weight with plenty of battery power; Plenty of output ports and options; Six methods of charging using two simple plugs; Wireless charger and light are a great addition

What Needs Improvement: I would like to see the display calculate the charging time; The power brick is quite large

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About the Author

Travis Ehrlich
Travis is a high school teacher and coach in a small South Texas town. His love for gadgets began at a very early age, and he has been a cross between a jock and a geek for most of his life. He has two boys and a wonderful wife who lets him be a gadget freak. He is a Mac convert and has drank the whole pitcher of kool-aid! He is also an avid guitar player and loves the outdoors, especially hunting with both a bow and rifle.