Overview of Anker SOLIX ‘hybrid’ home backup line debuting at RE+

Anker SOLIX

Charging technology company Anker debuted a new line of home energy solutions earlier this year, dubbed Anker SOLIX. At RE+ in Las Vegas, Anker SOLIX is introducing its “hybrid category” for energy independence for solar installers to check out.

“With the next generation of Anker SOLIX, consumers can access reliable power storage in any situation,” said Shaun Xiong, General Manager of Anker and Anker SOLIX. “It’s not just about powering outdoor adventures, but also ensuring they have a dependable home power backup solution at incredible savings over traditional home backup solutions.”

Here’s an overview of Anker SOLIX X1 Home Energy Solution and the Anker SOLIX F3800 Portable Power Station.

Anker SOLIX X1 Home Energy Solution [pictured above] | The X1 will fit right into any décor with an ultra-slim form factor. The X1 is customizable with up to six battery packs per system (30 kWh) or up to six systems in parallel (180kWh).

Anker says the X1’s energy optimizer attains more than 3-5% of power, and with its modular power management system, it can independently charge and discharge with no barrel effect. When blackouts happen, the X1 is prepared with up to two times the power output during off-grid at daytime, switching in less than 20 milliseconds, and a maximum power current of 200A for whole-home backup.

The X1 has 60% faster charging from 0% to 90% capacity, and 80% faster discharging from 100% to 0% capacity. The temperature working range is between -4ºF to 131ºF, a and it comes with 10-year warranty.

The X1’s eXtreme Intelligent Energy Management System | This enables more power, more earnings, and more independence. Storm Warning Mode on the X1 can auto-activate power backup before the storm for peace of mind and supporting NEM 3.0 with 110% means that discharging power for more electrical selling can be done in two hours.

And with a compatible EV charger, you can bring the power to the car.

The auto-isolation of a failed pack on the X1 keeps the system running even after a pack failure, and the system isolated failed battery packs automatically, without affecting good ones, ensures smooth system operations. With the unique 0V quick voltage shutdown, the X1 is safe to transport, safe to install, and safe to service.

US Version – Product Specifications:

  • Power Rating: 6kW
  • Peak Output Apparent Power (10S): 9KVA
  • Battery Pack: 5~30kWh/LFP
  • Operating Modes: Self-consumption, load shifting, peak shaving, backup, storm mode
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Ethernet, BT, 4G(Optional)
  • Ingress Rating: IP65
  • Operating Temperature: -20~55℃
  • Warranty: 10 years
  • Safety: UL1741,CSA-C22.2, CSA60730, UL1973, UL9540, UL9540A, UL67, UN38.3

SOLIX F3800 on left
SOLIX F3800 on left. C1000 on right.

Anker SOLIX F3800 | Designed to provide users with not only a backup battery but also an accessible home power solution, the Anker SOLIX F3800 will be the first power station to feature AC coupling and support home solar power cycling, paired with the Anker SOLIX Home Power Panel to provide a complete home power cycle. With the F3800, homeowners can enjoy a complete home power system that can be easily installed in a few hours by a professional electrician.

“We are really excited about getting the F3800 into the homes of our consumers,” added Shaun Xiong. “Not only does it offer a powerful storage option with an expandable form factor, but it will do so at a significantly reduced cost compared to more traditional home power storage options; helping to address one of the biggest hurdles of battery storage ownership.”

Additionally, as a power station, the F3800 offers 6,000W AC power output and 120V/240V dual voltage output, enabling it to simultaneously power high-energy devices, such as washing
machines, dryers, and even a full-size refrigerator. However, its substantial 240V output can be connected to an optional (pre-installed) transfer switch, for a seamless handover from the grid to backup batteries, ensuring a user’s home stays powered during any outage.

The F3800 boasts a 3.84 kWh internal battery. With the SOLIX F3800’s expandable form factor, users can customize their power storage needs with up to 26.88 kWh by adding up to six additional batteries and providing a week of home backup power (usage dependent). As part of Anker SOLIX’s Flex series, the F3800 will become Anker’s most powerful and most efficient power station to date.

For the ultimate usage flexibility, the F3800 can be transported with ease, thanks to its “suitcase design” with a retractable handle and large wheels. Electric vehicles can also be charged without the need for additional grounding accessories. This means EV users can connect their vehicle’s charging cable directly to the Anker F3800 at 6000W/240V to charge it for up to 140km (87 miles) with the six expansion batteries, providing a convenient charging solution at home, even when the power is out.

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