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Save money and help the planet with Bluetti’s new trade-in program


The new trade-in program can help you save on an upgrade while minimizing your environmental impact.
The new trade-in program can help you save on an upgrade while minimizing your environmental impact.
Photo: Bluetti

Portable power stations brand Bluetti just launched a trade-in program. It’s meant to encourage customers to upgrade their gear, while reducing their impact on the environment.

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The Bluetti Trade In campaign’s tagline, “Upgrade with Ease, Save the Planet with Us,” underscores the company’s dedication to promoting sustainable living and reducing electronic waste.

What is the Bluetti Trade In program?

With the Bluetti Trade In program, customers can save money on new Bluetti power stations while contributing to environmental conservation. Interested in participating? Here’s everything you need to know.

Bluetti Trade In lets customers trade in their old EB55, EB70 and EB70S devices for a site-wide coupon they can use to save on new Bluetti products. The eco-friendly program gives the exchanged devices to new owners or recycles the materials inside. Just like Apple, Bluetti takes recycling seriously.

How does it work?

Customers in the United States and Europe can evaluate their units and submit their trade-in requests on the Bluetti website. After agreeing to the estimated trade-in quote, customers ship the units back to Bluetti. After inspection, if the unit works as described, the customer can choose a trade-in coupon for a future purchase or receive a corresponding refund with a new order.

If the unit is not in good working order, the customer gets a new estimated trade-in value they can either accept or reject. If the customer confirms the rejection, the unit will be returned. The customer is responsible for all shipping charges.

What units can I upgrade to?

Bluetti offers various models customers can level up to.

Spotlight offer: AC200Max

The AC200Max is great for portable power.
The AC200Max is great for portable power.
Photo: Bluetti

The popular AC200Max expandable power station is a great model to upgrade to. It has a larger battery and more features than the EB55 and EB70S.

AC200Max features an expandable capacity from 2,048Wh to a maximum of 8,192Wh or 6,144Wh with B230/B300 expansion batteries.

With 2,200W of power and 16 outlets, it can charge all kinds of devices, from high-powered home appliances to low-load devices. Fast charging, including 900W solar, 1,000W dual AC and 1,400Max dual AC+Solar input, make it a reliable power source.

In addition, the AC200Max is equipped with Bluetooth connectivity. That lets users monitor their power consumption in real time and control it remotely via the Bluetti app.

Spotlight offer: AC300+B300

The AC300 and B300 combo offers more power and capacity than the AC200Max.
The AC300 generator and B300 battery combo offers more power and capacity than the AC200Max.
Photo: Bluetti

Another advanced alternative is the AC300+B300 combo. It offers even more capacity and power than the AC200Max.

The AC300 is a 3,000W pure sine wave inverter with no built-in battery. It must be paired with B300 packs to have a capacity ranging from 3,072Wh to a maximum of 12,288Wh.

This 16-outlet power beast stands out for its super solar charging, as it has dual MPTT solar controllers that work independently. That means it can support two 1,200W solar arrays and charge at 2,400W, a little less than its 3,000W wall charge.

With its impressive modular design and dual-charging capabilities, the AC300+B300 is perfect for emergency home power or extended van life.

Spotlight offer: AC500+B300S

The AC500 generator and B300S battery combo is your ultimate power source.
The AC500 generator and B300S battery combo is your ultimate power source.
Photo: Bluetti

The modular AC500+B300S combo is the ultimate performer for multiple power needs, from home backup to off-grid living.

With a design similar to that of the AC300, the AC500+B300S has a flexible capacity of up to 18,432Wh and can power homes for days. It packs a 5,000W pure sine wave inverter, making it capable of powering high-wattage appliances like air conditioners and power tools.

Most of Bluetti’s latest devices use the most durable LiFePO4 battery to achieve at least a 10-year lifespan. The AC500 is no exception.

In addition to its charging efficiency, 4,500W AC input, 3,000W solar input and max 8,000W dual AC+Solar input, the AC500 has a powerful uninterruptible power supply (aka UPS) function to switch on in less than 20ms during power outages.

EB55/EB70/EB70S trade-in values:

The following units are eligible for the Bluetti Trade In program:

  • EB70/EB70S: Up to $240
  • EB55: Up to $190

Note: Bluetti will only cover the cost of shipping if the unit meets the trade-in standard specified by the customer.

The unit’s trade-in value depends on its condition. The values listed above represent the maximum amounts for undamaged units. Manmade damage, broken buttons, water damage, etc., can reduce trade-in values significantly (even to $0). However, Bluetti will still give a $10 off coupon on orders of more than $1,000.

About cables and packaging

Bluetti accepts trade-ins without original cables. However, the original packaging is required for safe and secure transport. Customers looking to trade in old Bluetti gear can request free packaging online.


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