Best Solar Panels Compatible With Bluetti EB3A/EB55/EB70S

Which Solar Panels Are Compatible With The Bluetti EB3A/EB55/EB70S Power Stations?

The Bluetti EB3A, EB55, and EB70S are three relatively new portable power stations, also known as solar generators.

Even though they’re new, they’ve quickly grown in popularity and it’s easy to understand why when you take a look at the specifications.

Related Product: Consider the portable, foldable, and waterproof EcoFlow 160 Watt Solar Panel (click to view on Amazon) for your Bluetti power station 

They have the features that buyers are looking for, and they’re an excellent choice for not only travelers but also homeowners looking for a battery to have as a backup.

I have travelled full-time in an RV for the past couple of years, and use these type of power stations daily with solar panels.

In this short article I want to share a couple of solar panels that are compatible with the EB3A, EB55, and EB70S power stations.

Solar Panels Compatible With All Bluetti Power Stations

Here are a couple of compatible solar panels.

ECO-WORTHY 60W Foldable Solar Panel Charger for Portable Power Station & RV Battery, Solar Charger for Jackery/Roackpals Generator, with 20A Controller for 12V Deep Cycle Battery RV Camping
Renogy Solar Panel 100 Watt 12 Volt, High-Efficiency Monocrystalline PV Module Power Charger for RV Marine Rooftop Farm Battery and Other Off-Grid Applications, RNG-100D-SS, Single 100W
ROCKPALS SP003 100W Portable Solar Panel for Solar Generator and USB Devices, Compatible with Jackery/EF/Bluetti/Anker/Goal Zero Power Station, Foldable Solar Panel Charger for Outdoor Camping Travel
BLUETTI Solar Panel PV120, 120 Watt Solar Panel for Power Station EB3A/EB55/EB70S/AC200P/AC200MAX/AC300, Portable Solar Panel w/ Adjustable Kickstands, Foldable Solar Charger for RV, Camping, Blackout
Renogy Solar Version was Discontinued, Single Panel Compact Design 175W Mono launced, 160W
Renogy Solar Panel 200 Watt 12 Volt, High-Efficiency Monocrystalline PV Module Power Charger for RV Marine Rooftop Farm Battery and Other Off-Grid Applications, 200W, Single
Watts
60W
100W
100W
120W
160W
200W
VOC (Open Circuit Voltage)
21.6V
21.6V
18V
24.4V
22.9V
27V
Optimum Operating Current (Amps)
3.6A
5.72A
5.4A
6.1A
7.92A
8.85A
Connectors
DC (don't use charge controller with Bluetti)
MC4
MC4, USB (DC adapters included)
MC4
MC4
MC4
Requires MC4 Adapter
Foldable
Stand built-in
Weight
6.3 lbs
14.3 lbs
5.1 lbs
12.6 lbs
25.9 lbs
26.5 lbs
Size
21.5 x 14.6 x 1.2 in (folded)
42.2 x 19.6 x 1.4 in
64.5 x 20.5 x 1.2 in
21 x 18.5 in (folded)
51.3 x 25.9 x 1.4 in
65 x 26.4 x 1.4 in
ECO-WORTHY 60W Foldable Solar Panel Charger for Portable Power Station & RV Battery, Solar Charger for Jackery/Roackpals Generator, with 20A Controller for 12V Deep Cycle Battery RV Camping
Watts
60W
VOC (Open Circuit Voltage)
21.6V
Optimum Operating Current (Amps)
3.6A
Connectors
DC (don't use charge controller with Bluetti)
Requires MC4 Adapter
Foldable
Stand built-in
Weight
6.3 lbs
Size
21.5 x 14.6 x 1.2 in (folded)
Renogy Solar Panel 100 Watt 12 Volt, High-Efficiency Monocrystalline PV Module Power Charger for RV Marine Rooftop Farm Battery and Other Off-Grid Applications, RNG-100D-SS, Single 100W
Watts
100W
VOC (Open Circuit Voltage)
21.6V
Optimum Operating Current (Amps)
5.72A
Connectors
MC4
Requires MC4 Adapter
Foldable
Stand built-in
Weight
14.3 lbs
Size
42.2 x 19.6 x 1.4 in
ROCKPALS SP003 100W Portable Solar Panel for Solar Generator and USB Devices, Compatible with Jackery/EF/Bluetti/Anker/Goal Zero Power Station, Foldable Solar Panel Charger for Outdoor Camping Travel
Watts
100W
VOC (Open Circuit Voltage)
18V
Optimum Operating Current (Amps)
5.4A
Connectors
MC4, USB (DC adapters included)
Requires MC4 Adapter
Foldable
Stand built-in
Weight
5.1 lbs
Size
64.5 x 20.5 x 1.2 in
BLUETTI Solar Panel PV120, 120 Watt Solar Panel for Power Station EB3A/EB55/EB70S/AC200P/AC200MAX/AC300, Portable Solar Panel w/ Adjustable Kickstands, Foldable Solar Charger for RV, Camping, Blackout
Watts
120W
VOC (Open Circuit Voltage)
24.4V
Optimum Operating Current (Amps)
6.1A
Connectors
MC4
Requires MC4 Adapter
Foldable
Stand built-in
Weight
12.6 lbs
Size
21 x 18.5 in (folded)
Renogy Solar Version was Discontinued, Single Panel Compact Design 175W Mono launced, 160W
Watts
160W
VOC (Open Circuit Voltage)
22.9V
Optimum Operating Current (Amps)
7.92A
Connectors
MC4
Requires MC4 Adapter
Foldable
Stand built-in
Weight
25.9 lbs
Size
51.3 x 25.9 x 1.4 in
Renogy Solar Panel 200 Watt 12 Volt, High-Efficiency Monocrystalline PV Module Power Charger for RV Marine Rooftop Farm Battery and Other Off-Grid Applications, 200W, Single
Watts
200W
VOC (Open Circuit Voltage)
27V
Optimum Operating Current (Amps)
8.85A
Connectors
MC4
Requires MC4 Adapter
Foldable
Stand built-in
Weight
26.5 lbs
Size
65 x 26.4 x 1.4 in

Note that if it’s a panel that requires the MC4 adapter, you must use the solar charging cable. Bluetti includes an MC4 to 7909 DC adapter with the EB55 and EB70S, but not the EB3A.

The type of cable that is included is an MC4 to 7909 (click to view on Amazon) with a positive MC4 female connector and a negative MC4 male connector.

It’s important that the adapter you have or buy is wired this way, since it won’t be compatible with the panels below otherwise.

Now we’ll take a look at the input limitations of the Bluetti power stations and what you need to know when connecting solar panels.

Specifications – The Input Limits

All of the solar panels I put on the table above are compatible with all of the Bluetti models in the table below.

Not all solar panels on the market are compatible though, and that’s why it’s important to know the charge controller specifications before you buy a panel.

Let’s take a look at the Bluetti models this post is about and what the charge controllers can handle.

BLUETTI Portable Power Station EB3A, 268Wh LiFePO4 Battery Backup w/ 2 600W (1200W Surge) AC Outlets, Recharge from 0-80% in 30 Min., Solar Generator for Outdoor Camping (Solar Panel Optional)
BLUETTI Portable Power Station EB55, 537Wh LiFePO4 Battery Backup w/ 4 700W AC Outlets (1400W Peak), 100W Type-C, Solar Generator for Outdoor Camping, Off-Grid, Blackout (Solar Panel Optional)
BLUETTI Portable Power Station EB70S, 716Wh LiFePO4 Battery Backup w/ 4 800W AC Outlets (1,400W Peak), 100W Type-C, Solar Generator for Road Trip, Off-grid, Power Outage (Solar Panel Optional)
Battery Capacity (Watt-hours)
268Wh
537Wh
716Wh
AC Inverter Rating (Outlets)
600W (1200W Surge)
700W (1400W Surge)
800W (1400W Surge)
AC Outlets
Two
Four
Four
USB Ports
Two USB A (15W), one USB C (100W)
Four USB A (15W), one USB C (100W)
Two USB A (15W), two USB C (100W)
12V Ports
Three (one cigarette port)
Three (one cigarette port)
Three (one cigarette port)
Solar Input Limits
12-28V DC, 8A, 200W Max
12-28V DC, 8A, 200W Max
12-28V DC, 8A, 200W Max
Pure Sine Wave Inverter
MPPT Solar Charge Controller
Fast Charging
15W Wireless Charging Pad
Includes Solar Charging Cable
Size
10 x 7.1 x 7.2 in
10.9 x 7.9 x 7.8 in
12.6 x 8.5 x 8.7 in
Weight
10.2 lbs
16.5 lbs
21.4 lbs
BLUETTI Portable Power Station EB3A, 268Wh LiFePO4 Battery Backup w/ 2 600W (1200W Surge) AC Outlets, Recharge from 0-80% in 30 Min., Solar Generator for Outdoor Camping (Solar Panel Optional)
Battery Capacity (Watt-hours)
268Wh
AC Inverter Rating (Outlets)
600W (1200W Surge)
AC Outlets
Two
USB Ports
Two USB A (15W), one USB C (100W)
12V Ports
Three (one cigarette port)
Solar Input Limits
12-28V DC, 8A, 200W Max
Pure Sine Wave Inverter
MPPT Solar Charge Controller
Fast Charging
15W Wireless Charging Pad
Includes Solar Charging Cable
Size
10 x 7.1 x 7.2 in
Weight
10.2 lbs
BLUETTI Portable Power Station EB55, 537Wh LiFePO4 Battery Backup w/ 4 700W AC Outlets (1400W Peak), 100W Type-C, Solar Generator for Outdoor Camping, Off-Grid, Blackout (Solar Panel Optional)
Battery Capacity (Watt-hours)
537Wh
AC Inverter Rating (Outlets)
700W (1400W Surge)
AC Outlets
Four
USB Ports
Four USB A (15W), one USB C (100W)
12V Ports
Three (one cigarette port)
Solar Input Limits
12-28V DC, 8A, 200W Max
Pure Sine Wave Inverter
MPPT Solar Charge Controller
Fast Charging
15W Wireless Charging Pad
Includes Solar Charging Cable
Size
10.9 x 7.9 x 7.8 in
Weight
16.5 lbs
BLUETTI Portable Power Station EB70S, 716Wh LiFePO4 Battery Backup w/ 4 800W AC Outlets (1,400W Peak), 100W Type-C, Solar Generator for Road Trip, Off-grid, Power Outage (Solar Panel Optional)
Battery Capacity (Watt-hours)
716Wh
AC Inverter Rating (Outlets)
800W (1400W Surge)
AC Outlets
Four
USB Ports
Two USB A (15W), two USB C (100W)
12V Ports
Three (one cigarette port)
Solar Input Limits
12-28V DC, 8A, 200W Max
Pure Sine Wave Inverter
MPPT Solar Charge Controller
Fast Charging
15W Wireless Charging Pad
Includes Solar Charging Cable
Size
12.6 x 8.5 x 8.7 in
Weight
21.4 lbs

What To Think About

Here are a couple of important things to note:

  • All of them use the same MPPT solar charge controller that can handle up to 200W.
  • Since the Bluetti power stations have charge controller built-in, you should not connect a panel with an external charge controller.
  • Only the smallest model does not include the solar charging cable, which is an MC4 to 7909 cable (click to view on Amazon).
  • When you choose a panel it’s important that its Voc or Vmp rating does not exceed 28V, then the charge controller will not charge the battery.
  • Because of the 28V limit, you should not connect two panels together in series. If you need to connect two panels, do a parallel connection (more on that down below).
  • The charge controller will only reach the maximum 200W if your panel outputs 25V and at least 8A, otherwise it will be less than 200W.

How To Connect Two Panels Together For The Bluetti EB Power Stations

Since a series connection is not possible with these power stations, you must use an MC4 Y branch (click to view on Amazon) to connect two panels together.

BougeRV Solar Connectors Y Branch Parallel Adapter Cable Wire Plug Tool Kit for Solar Panel

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The Y branch is for panels that use MC4 connectors.

Connecting two panels in parallel will combine the amperages of the panels but keep the voltage the same as if only one panel was connected.

You can use an MC4 Y branch to connect two of the same solar panels together, it’s not recommended to connect two different panels, although it’s possible.

Extension Cables

If you’re buying panels with MC4 connectors, I recommend the Geosiry Twin Wire solar extension cable (click to view on Amazon). They come in different lengths and are high quality cables.

For 8mm extension cables I recommend the Electop DC 8mm extension cable (click to view on Amazon).

Can I Connect A Panel From Harbor Freight?

If you have bought a solar panel that use the SAE connector, you must get an SAE to 8mm adapter (click to view on Amazon). This adapter should theoretically work, although I haven’t tested it myself.

Note that it must be a solar panel without a charge controller, since the Bluetti has one built-in.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you use the Bluetti power station while it’s charging?

Yes, you can.

Can I charge the batteries via the USB C port?

No, the USB C ports on these Bluetti power stations are output only.

How long does it take to charge with solar?

It depends on which power station you have and which solar panel.

A 100W solar panel will output around 70-80W, so a 268Wh power station like the EB3A will need about four hours to charge up (268/75=3.57 hours).

If you max the input, that time will be cut in half.

Can I leave a power station out in the rain?

No, the Bluetti power stations are not waterproof and should not be left out in bad weather.

Some panels are fine to leave out though, but it’s not worth leaving them out since they won’t be producing very many watts if it isn’t sunny.

Do solar panels work in cloudy weather?

Most do, and especially with MPPT charge controllers. The power output will be massively reduced though, and it’s not unlikely that a 100W panel will only generate 10W if it’s very cloudy.

Please leave a comment down below if you have any questions.

6 thoughts on “Best Solar Panels Compatible With Bluetti EB3A/EB55/EB70S”

  1. I have a Allpowers AP-SP-033 200 watt foldable panel. The VMP is 18volts but I noticed that the max current could be 11 amps. I believe the Blueti is 8.5 amp. Is this going to be a problem?

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  2. Bluetti 50s maxoak some of my 12 charging connections do not work correctly. Direct to my charged boat battery no..to my f150 no …to my running prius yes…to my friends running and moving prius no..stopped yes and running. Seen on screen in watts 0 then 15 then 20s then 60s then off and then repeat every 5 seconds.

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    • Hi,
      Do you mean charging from a 12V source? If so, there might be limitations on how far you can charge the battery with the car charger. Some power stations can only be charged to a certain percentage, which is based on the percentage put out by the 12V source.

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  3. I have a dokio 100 foldable solar panel is there a powerbank not too expensive that I can use with it and do I have to disable the controller on the panel to get it to work properly

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