Solar Panels Compatible With Maxoak Bluetti Power Stations

Charge A Maxoak Bluetti Power Station/Solar Generator With Solar Panels

Maxoak is a relatively new company that makes power stations, also known as solar generators. They’ve impressed a lot of power station fanatics, myself included, with their product lineup and powerful features.

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In today’s post, I am going to help you find solar panels that are compatible with the Maxoak Bluetti power stations. Since Maxoak has a couple of different options with different inputs and wattage ratings, let’s put them all on the table first and list their specifications.

MAXOAK Generator Portable Power Station 200Wh Lithium Emergency Battery Backup Pure Sinewave 110V AC Outlet Solar Generator for Outdoor Camping Travel Fishing Hunting(w/AC, DC12V, QC3.0, USB-C)
MAXOAK Portable Generator Power Station 400Wh Solar Generator 2AC Outlet 110V/300W Lithium Emergency Battery Backup Quiet Sine Power Storage for Outdoor CPAP Camping Hunting AC/Car/Sun Recharge
MAXOAK Power Station 500Wh 300W Solar Generator MPPT Sine-Wave Wireless Charging Emergency LED Lighting w/ 2AC Outlet 120V,PD 45W USB-C,DC12V Lithium Battery Backup for Outdoor RV Van Travel Camping
MAXOAK Portable Power Station BLUETTI EB150 1500Wh AC110V/1000W Camping Solar Generator Lithium Emergency Battery Backup with 2 AC outlet Pure Sinewave,DC12V,USB-C for Outdoor Road Trip Travel Fishing
MAXOAK Power Station 2400Wh/1000W Inverter BLUETTI EB240 Portable Solar Generator Emergency Battery Backup Pure Sinewave 2AC Outlet Power Storage Multi-use Power Storage for Outdoor RV Van Home
Watt-hours
200Wh
400Wh
500Wh
1500Wh
2400Wh
Inverter Rating
120W/200W Surge watts
300W
300W
1000W/2000W peak
1000W
Includes MC4 Adapter
Input Port
7.9*0.9mm
6.5*3.0mm
7.9*0.9mm
7.9*0.9mm
7.9*0.9mm
Max Input Watts
65W
120W
120W
500W
500W
Input Voltage Rating
14V~40V
14V~40V
14V~40V
16V~60V
16V~68V
Solar Charge Controller Type
MPPT
MPPT
MPPT
MPPT
MPPT
Weight
8.2 lbs
12.3 lbs
13.2 lbs
37.9 lbs
48.5 lbs
Size
8 x 2.6 x 8.2 in
9 x 5.7 x 11.2 in
11.6 x 7.5 x 7.7 in
14.6 x 6.5 x 14.4 in
19.4 x 6.5 x 14.4 in
MAXOAK Generator Portable Power Station 200Wh Lithium Emergency Battery Backup Pure Sinewave 110V AC Outlet Solar Generator for Outdoor Camping Travel Fishing Hunting(w/AC, DC12V, QC3.0, USB-C)
Watt-hours
200Wh
Inverter Rating
120W/200W Surge watts
Includes MC4 Adapter
Input Port
7.9*0.9mm
Max Input Watts
65W
Input Voltage Rating
14V~40V
Solar Charge Controller Type
MPPT
Weight
8.2 lbs
Size
8 x 2.6 x 8.2 in
MAXOAK Portable Generator Power Station 400Wh Solar Generator 2AC Outlet 110V/300W Lithium Emergency Battery Backup Quiet Sine Power Storage for Outdoor CPAP Camping Hunting AC/Car/Sun Recharge
Product Link
Watt-hours
400Wh
Inverter Rating
300W
Includes MC4 Adapter
Input Port
6.5*3.0mm
Max Input Watts
120W
Input Voltage Rating
14V~40V
Solar Charge Controller Type
MPPT
Weight
12.3 lbs
Size
9 x 5.7 x 11.2 in
MAXOAK Power Station 500Wh 300W Solar Generator MPPT Sine-Wave Wireless Charging Emergency LED Lighting w/ 2AC Outlet 120V,PD 45W USB-C,DC12V Lithium Battery Backup for Outdoor RV Van Travel Camping
Watt-hours
500Wh
Inverter Rating
300W
Includes MC4 Adapter
Input Port
7.9*0.9mm
Max Input Watts
120W
Input Voltage Rating
14V~40V
Solar Charge Controller Type
MPPT
Weight
13.2 lbs
Size
11.6 x 7.5 x 7.7 in
MAXOAK Portable Power Station BLUETTI EB150 1500Wh AC110V/1000W Camping Solar Generator Lithium Emergency Battery Backup with 2 AC outlet Pure Sinewave,DC12V,USB-C for Outdoor Road Trip Travel Fishing
Watt-hours
1500Wh
Inverter Rating
1000W/2000W peak
Includes MC4 Adapter
Input Port
7.9*0.9mm
Max Input Watts
500W
Input Voltage Rating
16V~60V
Solar Charge Controller Type
MPPT
Weight
37.9 lbs
Size
14.6 x 6.5 x 14.4 in
MAXOAK Power Station 2400Wh/1000W Inverter BLUETTI EB240 Portable Solar Generator Emergency Battery Backup Pure Sinewave 2AC Outlet Power Storage Multi-use Power Storage for Outdoor RV Van Home
Watt-hours
2400Wh
Inverter Rating
1000W
Includes MC4 Adapter
Input Port
7.9*0.9mm
Max Input Watts
500W
Input Voltage Rating
16V~68V
Solar Charge Controller Type
MPPT
Weight
48.5 lbs
Size
19.4 x 6.5 x 14.4 in

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Solar Panels Compatible With Maxoak Bluetti Solar Generators

Finding a solar panel compatible with the Maxoak Bluetti power stations/solar generators is going to be very easy due to their impressive input voltage ratings.

We’re even going to be able to connect solar panels in series which isn’t something you can say about every power station.

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Maxoak includes MC4 adapters with all models except for one, the 200Wh. They sell the MC4 adapter separately, and you can find it here (click to view on Amazon).

Now, let’s take a look at a couple of solar panels that are compatible with all of the Maxoak Bluetti power stations above.

Renogy 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Panel, Compact Design 42.2 X 19.6 X 1.38 in, High Efficiency Module PV Power for Battery Charging Boat, Caravan, RV and Any Other Off Grid Applications
Rockpals SP003 100W Foldable Solar Panel Charger for Suaoki Portable Generator / 8mm Goal Zero Yeti Power Station/Jackery Explorer 240, Webetop Battery Pack/USB Devices, with 3 USB Ports
SUAOKI 100W Foldable Solar Panel Charger for SUAOKI Portable Power Station/Jackery Explorer/Goal Zero Yeti/Webetop/ROCKPALS Generator, Quick Charge 3.0, 60W Type C for Cell Phone Macbook Laptop
Renogy Solar Panel 160 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline, 160W Compact Design
Renogy 160 Watt 12 Volt Extremely Flexible Monocrystalline Solar Panel - Ultra Lightweight, Ultra Thin, Up to 248 Degree Arc, for RV, Boats, Roofs, Uneven Surfaces
RICH SOLAR 190 Watt 12V Solar Panel High Efficiency Moncrystalline Module RV Marine Boat Off Grid
Watts
100W
100W
100W
160W
160W
190W
VOC (Open Circuit Voltage)
21.6V
18V
No info
22.9V
23V
24.3V
Optimum Operating Current (Amps)
5.72A
5.4A
No info
7.92A
8.88A
9.31A
Connectors
MC4
MC4, USB (DC adapters included)
USB, Anderson, Alligator clamps, DC (DC adapters included)
MC4
MC4
MC4
Requires MC4 Adapter
Foldable
Stand built-in
Weight
14.3 lbs
5.1 lbs
11.2 lbs
25.9 lbs
2.8 lbs
9.7 lbs
Size
42.2 x 19.6 x 1.4 in
64.5 x 20.5 x 1.2 in
22 x 17 x 3 in
51.3 x 25.9 x 1.4 in
58.1 x 26 x 0.1 in
58.7 x 26.8 x 1.4 in
Renogy 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Panel, Compact Design 42.2 X 19.6 X 1.38 in, High Efficiency Module PV Power for Battery Charging Boat, Caravan, RV and Any Other Off Grid Applications
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 Foldable Solar Panel Charger for Suaoki Portable Generator / 8mm Goal Zero Yeti Power Station/Jackery Explorer 240, Webetop Battery Pack/USB Devices, with 3 USB Ports
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
SUAOKI 100W Foldable Solar Panel Charger for SUAOKI Portable Power Station/Jackery Explorer/Goal Zero Yeti/Webetop/ROCKPALS Generator, Quick Charge 3.0, 60W Type C for Cell Phone Macbook Laptop
Watts
100W
VOC (Open Circuit Voltage)
No info
Optimum Operating Current (Amps)
No info
Connectors
USB, Anderson, Alligator clamps, DC (DC adapters included)
Requires MC4 Adapter
Foldable
Stand built-in
Weight
11.2 lbs
Size
22 x 17 x 3 in
Renogy Solar Panel 160 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline, 160W Compact Design
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 160 Watt 12 Volt Extremely Flexible Monocrystalline Solar Panel - Ultra Lightweight, Ultra Thin, Up to 248 Degree Arc, for RV, Boats, Roofs, Uneven Surfaces
Watts
160W
VOC (Open Circuit Voltage)
23V
Optimum Operating Current (Amps)
8.88A
Connectors
MC4
Requires MC4 Adapter
Foldable
Stand built-in
Weight
2.8 lbs
Size
58.1 x 26 x 0.1 in
RICH SOLAR 190 Watt 12V Solar Panel High Efficiency Moncrystalline Module RV Marine Boat Off Grid
Product Link
Watts
190W
VOC (Open Circuit Voltage)
24.3V
Optimum Operating Current (Amps)
9.31A
Connectors
MC4
Requires MC4 Adapter
Foldable
Stand built-in
Weight
9.7 lbs
Size
58.7 x 26.8 x 1.4 in

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The limiting factor with the Bluetti power stations isn’t the input voltage, but the max amperage. The smallest 200Wh model has a 5A maximum input, and the rest has a 10A maximum amperage input. So to max out the amount of solar the larger batteries can handle, you should connect two panels in series. More about that down below.

Solar Panel Recommendations

If you have the Maxoak Bluetti 200Wh, any of the panels above work but I wouldn’t bother combining two or more.

For the 400Wh and 500Wh, I would connect two Renogy 100W in series. Otherwise, any of the panels on the table will work great.

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For the largest EB150 and EB240, any panel works, but two Richsolar 190W or the Renogy 160W solid/flexible panels wired in series would be my choice.

In general, I will always recommend more panels for a quicker charge, but it depends on what you have space for. Remember the 10A limit and make sure you don’t go above the voltage rating when connecting panels in series.

Now, let’s talk about how you can connect two or more panels.

Connect/Combine Two Or More Panels

So we know the max amount of watts, volts, and amps the Maxoak Bluetti power stations can handle. How do we utilize it to get as close as possible to the maximum input?

First off, the Maxoak Bluetti 200Wh has a 65W maximum input, so I wouldn’t connect more than one 100W/160W panel to it.

Most of the time when it comes to charging solar generators with solar panels, you need to connect two or more solar panels in parallel, to increase the amperage while keeping the voltage the same. This is because most power stations have a maximum input voltage between 22-30. As seen in the table above, every Maxoak Bluetti power station can handle at least 40V, which is unusual.

So what is the voltage of a panel and which voltage matters? Renogy recommends looking at the open-circuit voltage, while it’s more common to look at the optimum operating voltage.

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A 100W panel’s VOC rating is usually around 22V, with a VMP rating around 18V. If we follow Renogy’s recommendation, you shouldn’t connect two 100W panels in series to a 40V charge controller, but I know a lot of people that do since they look at the VMP.

A series connection means that you connect the positive wire from one panel to the negative wire on the second panel, then take the positive from the second panel, and the negative from the first panel, and connect those to the MC4 adapter included with the Bluetti power stations.

Connecting solar panels in series doesn’t require any additional adapters/Y branches.

If you want to connect two panels in parallel to double the amperage but keep the voltage the same, you’ll use a pair of MC4 Y branches. Connect the two positive wires from each panel to one of the adapters, then do the same thing for the negative wires. Lastly, connect the MC4 Y Branch to the MC4 to DC adapter included with the Maxoak Bluetti.

To connect four 100W panels, we can use both parallel and series. Split them up in two, then connect two in parallel with an MC4 Y Branch like this (click to view on Amazon). You’d need two pairs of these for the setup. You’ll basically turn four panels into two large ones.

Then connect the two pairs to each other in series, and you’ll double both the amperage and the voltage, and come close to the maximum amount of input watts the MPPT charge controller can handle.

I put the open-circuit voltage of each panel (except the Suaoki) in the first table, so you can easily calculate how many solar panels wired in series your Maxoak Bluetti power station can handle.

Let’s look at a couple of examples following Renogy’s recommendation. Starting with the Renogy 100W that has a 21.6V VOC rating. Connecting two in series equals 43.2V, which is only compatible with the two largest Maxoak Bluetti power stations. Three panels equal 64.8V, so only the largest EB240 would be compatible.

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In that case, if you have the Bluetti 200Wh, 400Wh, or 500Wh, it makes more sense to do a parallel connection.

Two Richsolar 190W wired in series would output 48.6V at most, and three 72.9V.

For more information about wiring panels in parallel, series, and series-parallel, check out this post by Renogy.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Will It Take To Charge With Solar?

If you know how many watt-hours the battery in the power station can hold and the wattage your panels are generating, you can quickly get a rough number by dividing the two. For example, 500Wh/120W=4.17 hours.

How Can I Improve The Charging Efficiency When Using Solar Panels?

The easiest thing you can do is tilt the solar panel towards the sun. If the panel faces the sun, it will do a much better job and generate as much electricity it possibly can.

Another thing you should do is make sure the panel isn’t shaded, not even a little bit. Sometimes a tiny bit of shade can bring down the charging efficiency significantly.

Which Maxoak Bluetti Is The Best?

That’s a question that deserves its own post, but for a quick answer, I would say that it depends on what you need. Write down the electronics you need to power/charge, and for how long each day.

Figure out how many watt-hours you need per day, and if you plan on using solar panels, how much will the solar panels generate on a good day? There will be cloudy days, so will you have enough power to charge your devices even if there are a couple of cloudy days in a row?

That said, I really like the Maxoak Bluetti EB150 and EB240 because they have a lot of great features that make them stick out when compared to similar power stations.

You could plug a camper into either of them with a 15A to 30A adapter (or the 15A to 50A if your camper is 50A), and it would power everything in it except for the microwave and air conditioner.

Please leave a comment down below if you have any questions or suggestions on how to improve the post.

2 thoughts on “Solar Panels Compatible With Maxoak Bluetti Power Stations”

  1. bought a bluetti 1000w 2400wh , come with 2 200w newpowa panels, told to hook them together, only get 40-50w, great sun, great angle….any ideas or do I need different panels ..ty

    Reply
    • Hello William,

      They should work and perform better than that. Have you tried connecting one at a time, do they make 20-25W each then? Are they connected in series or in parallel with an MC4 Y branch?

      If the battery is near a full charge, it will charge slower, which could also be what’s happening.

      Jesse

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