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Anker's minimalist home backup batteries are ready for blackout season

Anker's minimalist home backup batteries are ready for blackout season

Nearly a year after it was first announced, Anker is finally selling its Solix whole-home battery backup solution in North America. The Solix X1 is just 5.9 inches thick and plugs into the wall like the Tesla Powerwall. It's a more permanent and minimalist alternative to Anker's modular F3800 kit, which can be quickly disassembled for weekend powering.

Solix It is covered by a warranty of 10 years or 16.5MWh throughput, whichever comes first. The cutover from grid to battery occurs in less than 20 ms, so you may not even notice the next power outage.

It can be difficult to calculate how much power and capacity you need, but fortunately, you can expand the Solix X1 over time according to your needs and budget. According to the US Energy Information Administration, the average US household in 2022 consumed 889kWh per month, or about 29.2kWh per day. But if you are only interested in powering critical appliances like the fridge, freezer, sump pump and a few lights during blackouts, which are becoming more frequent due to increasing extreme weather, your battery system will have a much lower capacity. Can be configured.

Like other home backup systems, the Solix X1 will automatically charge when severe weather is predicted. It is designed to operate normally even in temperatures down to 131 °F (55 °C) or −4 °F (-20 °C), thanks to batteries that automatically turn off when the temperature drops. Closes from. Closes with. It gets even hotter than that. It has a NEMA Type 4 ingress rating against dust and rain, making it suitable for indoor or outdoor use. anchor solix says

The Solix X1 requires professional installation and can be integrated with solar panels to create your own micro-grid after purchasing enough modules. Or you can use it to collect energy during the day and then send it back into the home at night to lower energy bills. It also supports California's Net Energy Metering 3.0 (NEM 3.0) policy so X1 owners can sell power back to the grid during peak hours.

Anker is not publishing prices, but if you are interested in purchasing you can contact Anker's sales team for details.

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