Review: Bluetti EB55 Power Station: Is this the perfect mobile power solution for vanlife?

Review: Bluetti EB55 Power Station: Is this the perfect mobile power solution for vanlife?

VanLife Adventure takes an in-depth look to find out.
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Bluetti EB55 Power Station Battery

/ Final Score: 4.5 / 5

Light enough to carry and powerful enough to keep you happy, the Bluetti EB55 outperforms budget power generators by a long way. The safety features are superior and the multiple ways of charging are no gimmick. Not only does the EB55 look the part, but it also plays the part too.

Power generators have come a long way recently and this little gem is here to show you who's boss.

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/ Key Features

  • 537Wh premium LifePo4 battery
  • 400W input/fast recharging
  • Less than 2 hours to get fully recharged
  • 100W PD USB-C Power port
  • 2 x 220V-240V/700W AC outlets
  • Power 11 devices simultaneously
  • 4 Ways of Fast Recharging(AC / Solar / Car / Generator)
  • Dual fast charge and multi charge
  • Made from fire proof material
  • Bluetti specific eco mode
  • Emergency lighting mode
  • Fold away handle

/ Overview

So what exactly is the Bluetti EB55?

Well, it’s a pretty cool looking feature packed power plant that is fully portable and provides enough juice to charge, or supply power to, many of vanlifers favourite gadgets. It’s absolutely more than just a black (or blue) box with a couple of plug sockets. With its capacity of 537Wh and the power of 700W from its built in LifePo4 battery, the Bluetti EB55 can charge 11 gadgets simultaneously.

Both power inputs and outputs are managed by an onboard computer controlled charging system, providing superb safety from overcharging and over-discharging and maximising every watt of power to ensure you get the best from the battery.

Bluetti EB55 Solar Generator
Bluetti EB55 Solar Generator

Super Fast Charging Capabilities

Not only does the Bluetti EB55 fully recharge in under 2 hours, it will also recharge your Macbook Air in under 2 hours using its built in PD3.0 100w port. Own a phone with wireless charging? No problem, just put it on top of the EB55 and let it do the charging for you. No leads required. Power your Bluetooth speaker whilst you’re at the beach, get the lights charged up ready for dusk and even use it to add a boost of juice to your rolling powered cool box.

Bluetti EB55 Solar Generator
Bluetti EB55 Solar Generator

4 Ways Of Charging

With 4 different methods of charging the Bluetti EB55 there will always be a way. If you purchase the solar panel add-on then the sun is one of them. It will accept a range of 12-28 volts and up to 200 watts. You can charge whilst on the move with the included cigar lighter plug to utilise the vehicles electrical system or use the supplied mains adaptor and charge up at home, in a cafe or whilst on a site with an electric hook up. Finally, the onboard computer manages the supply from a petrol or diesel generator.

Bluetti EB55 Solar Generator
Bluetti EB55 Solar Generator

 What Else Can It Be Used For?

It can be used to mitigate the need for a complex electrical install, especially if you just use your van at the weekend. If you are a full time vanlifer then it also has its uses as a mega back up supply. I am full time and believe me, on dark dreary winter days there have been many a need for emergency power when I’ve wished I had something like this Bluetti EB55 to hand!


How about when you’re on a campsite or festival and you would like to have a bit of power away from base? Well you can keep your camera charged, drone topped up and everyone elses too for that matter. Charge your Bluetooth speaker to keep the tunes going too.


At home though, in bricks and mortar, the Bluetti EB55 again could serve as an emergency back up ensuring during ever increasing power outages that your phones and devices are fully charged whilst being able to supply power to led lighting strings or use the built in light instead.

WHAT’S IN THE BOX

  • BLUETTI EB55 Portable Power Station
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Card
  • 200W AC-DC Adapter +  Charging Cable
  • Car Charging Cable
  • Solar Charging Cable

Technical Specs

InfoBLUETTI EB55
Capacity537Wh / 700W
Cycle Life2500+ Cycles
Cell ChemistryPremium LiFePO4 Battery
Warranty2 Years
ColorBlue – Grey – Orange (US)
Weight16.5lbs / 7.5Kg
Demension10.94 × 7.87 × 7.79 inch / 278 × 200 × 198 mm
Shelf-LifeCharge Every 3-6 months
Charging MethodCharging time
AC Adapter About 3-3.5 Hrs (200W)
Car ChargerAbout 6-6.5 Hrs (12V) / About 3Hrs (24V)
200W Solar PanelAbout 3-3.5 Hrs(max./12-18V 8A,MPPT)
Gas-Fired GeneratorAbout 3-3.5 Hrs (Full recharge)
AC adapter + Solar PanelAbout 1.8-2.3 Hrs 
Dual AC adapter(400W)About 1.8-2.3 Hrs 
Output Ports
1 ×  USB-C Output Port 100W 
4 × USB-A Output Port 5V / 3A
2 × AC Outlet 220-240V
1 × Cigarette Lighter Port 230V / 60W 
2 × DC 5521 Output Port 12V / 10A
2 × Wireless Charging (Single Output Max 15W)

Where can you buy a Bluetti EB55?

For US members, please use the coupon code: VanLifeUSA  

For EU members, here is the purchase link which has the coupon contained in the link:  

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Full time vanlifer Shane Davis
Landing in full-time VanLife through chance, Shane has made his mark on the world around him. Now he writes about his life experiences, VanLife, men’s mental health and everything in between. Shane has an alter ego, Calamity Shane. Born in ’75, Shane has been giving away free smiles ever since.

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