Today, we’re gonna review, the point zero energy Titan – and this is a solar generator on steroids, and the reason that I’m so excited to finally review. This thing is that they have made a list of things that I hate about solar generators and they verified it with me and they were like.
Alright, we’re gonna fix everything that you have ever complained about, and I’m. Pretty sure that they actually have this thing rocks, but this is actually an evaluation model. This is pre-production, so we’re gonna run over the features, but I can’t really give a recommendation, because I’m, not sure like how long these will last for the quality of materials.
How well the inverter will run after 24 hours a day, seven days a week for a year, so we’re, just gonna run through some of the stats and kind of introduce it because for me, to give a full recommendation is nearly impossible With solar power system equipment until I & # 39, ve, actually tested it for a long time.
So let’s. Talk about this unit. It is completely modular. On top, we have the inverter and solar charge controller in DC converter in charge, circuitry all in this box right here and then below it. We have lithium battery packs and you can remove these from each other and you can stack them as large as you want in.
Each of these is around 35 pounds and you can detach them and lift them off each other and they connect with an anderson connector. How these battery packs and inverter modules connect to each other is, with these little hinges in latches, and so this system is heavy and large, so this is built for a stationary backup system, for, like a house in this system, is not designed to feed the distribution.
Ac panel for your house, it’s more of a backup system in the sense that you would run AC extension cords out to like your fridge and other appliances. Now that we understand the specified application for this system.
Let’s. Talk about the outputs on the front, you have a screen and you have an on and off button. And then you have DC 12-volt outputs on the front and then you have two inverter outputs. Each one can handle 15 amps from each three receptacles and how we turn those on is with this button.
So we have an AC inverter in DC Converter on and if you push it up, the screen will turn on and will tell you how many watts is coming out of all of them, and it will also tell you how much is going in if you have Solar panels connected and then, if you want to power, not the inverter but only the DC converter output, you press it down and then the screen will stay on and these will stay on, but the inverter will be off, and this is what the screen looks like.
So we have a nominal battery voltage of twenty eight point, seven volts, and this shows us how many amps is going in or out, and this also tells us how many watts is going in and out and also how long we can run this load for with Our battery capacity – and this is a state of charge meter with the Coulomb, simpler and then or a shunt, and then we have the percent of battery left available and I almost forgot to talk about the RV 30 amp plug.
So get this with the energy apex. In Kodiak, you can only discharge at a rate of 550 watts continuous with the Titan. You can do 3000 out of this plug. You can pull the full 30 amps, so it’s, an actual usable RV plug, and so the front of it is very simple.
We have all of the outputs right here. A screen in a button on the side is where we charge it, and these are all the input terminals, but there are no stickers, because this is a pre-production evaluation model.
So over here we have the solar input with anderson power, pole connectors, and we have two of them and the reason we have two is because there’s, two separate MPPT solar charge controllers and you can connect 145 volts open circuit to each one And at 30 amps you can push a thousand watt array through each individual receptacle, so this system can actually charge pretty quickly with two batteries.
If you have 2,000 watts of solar now, the next input terminal is AC chargers and you can connect to 600 watt chargers for a total charging capability of 1200 watts. So this thing can charge very quickly off of a wall outlet and let’s.
Just plug those in to see what it looks like and that’s, what it looks like when they’re plugged in – and this is an interesting plug if the battery is over discharged or in safety mode, you can connect a car Cigarette lighter adapter or a small solar panel, and it actually has a boost converter.
It takes 12 volts and boosts it up to the nominal pack voltage of 24 to 28 or 29 volts. So this is very interesting and then over here we have an input terminal for a battery expansion. So if you want to have AGM batteries connected to this, you will connect them right here.
You need a battery with the nominal voltage of around 24 volts and with the charge and discharge curve that’s similar to MMC or nickel, manganese clove, eight oxide or what they’re using inside. But you could use in an emergency situation pretty much any battery with 24 volts or you could just Sirius connect to you, know car batteries and connect it to here.
So you have lots of options, and this is what the back of the unit looks like. It’s, just metal. This is the air intake, and then we have two fans on the back and then on this side we have two fans pushing air out and what’s really cool is that they actually listen to.
When I said the 12 volt regulated output because the voltage is 13.8 volts, they have a step-down converter from a 24 volt battery and it outputs 13.8 volts. That means any 12 volt appliance will run flawlessly with these cigarette lighter adapters.
You can also charge this system off of a car cigarette lighter adapter. Now. The next thing we should talk about is this battery pack. It’s, a 24 volt NMC or nickel, manganese coal bait oxide variant.
It’s, a very common just lithium ion battery, and what’s interesting? Is they rate this for two kilowatt hours or two thousand watt hours, but the true capacity is 2200 watt hours and the reason they do this and reduce it and dr8? It is so that they can hit larger charge cycle life numbers.
So, instead of getting five hundred to a thousand cycles that this NMC chemistry is rated for, they can pull off two thousand charge cycles or more because they’re, not charging all the way up or all the way down.
So if you want something to last a long time with this chemistry, this is how you do it. I would prefer lithium iron phosphate, obviously, because I love them, but because they want the pack small enough, so people can lift them and have a lot of energy dense city and they’re cheap, sells that’s.
Why? They’re going with this chemistry, but I think all battery manufacturers and producers should always do rate their batteries. Just like battleborn point: zero energy says that they have two thousand, but they actually have two thousand two hundred and that’s.
Just smart to do it’s, good business practice. We keep finding other batteries where they lie. It’s, not okay and the charge cycle life will suffer anyways, so yeah I like when companies do that. So there was a lot to talk about for this thing, but overall everything on the spec sheet is perfect: 3000 watt inverter it’s, scalable to kilowatt hour packs.
You can backup your house with it. I mean serious power here so yeah enough. Talking about the specifics, let’s, test it out and see how well it works. Now we’re gonna do a capacity test. We’re gonna see how long it can run this heat gun.
For three point: five: nine kilo watt hours – you guys three point six, and so now it’s at 0 %. We’re gonna turn it off, and now we need to charge it up. Jesus. This thing is crazy, heavy. So now I’ve connected 3 100 watt solar panels in series, so we have an open circuit voltage of 60 volts and we are charging at 220 watts during winter and we also have 246 watts going in and 216 watts at the battery.
So you can figure out the MPPT converter efficiency with those two numbers. Now we’re, going to use 2 24 volt panels in series, and this is like 540 watts and it takes about 20 seconds for it to start charging and we’re, pulling 320 watts and it’s rising.
Now we’re, pulling 394 watts. So now we’re spraying, the solar panels with water to increase their output and check it out. We’re, pulling 433 watts. This battery is depleted, so I’m gonna leave it out here for a few hours and let it charge now.
I was just thinking about it and the Titan would work perfect on a hand, truck cart like this. This would fit it and you can move it around anywhere. You want now. The titan is in the shade and we’re charging, it 439 watts – and it says on here: they’ll, take seven hours and right now we are at 1 %.
So I’m gonna let charge all day long so now the initial testing does look good, but let’s, talk about solar generators and how to tell if you should buy one or not. First of all, you have multiple components from various places in the world, all slam together in a single box.
So it’s very hard for me to recommend any solar generator on the market. When you just don & # 39, t know how well it will work over the next year or so, and these are designed to work for 10 or 20 years, and I think a lot of people that are gonna buy.
Specifically, this one are not going to be cycling it every day you will have people buying these for like cabins and boats and RVs, and those people will cycle it a lot, but I think that this one will be sold a lot to the prepper market.
Absolutely so doomsday and prepper type people that want to have backup sources of power. If everything goes to crap the reason they’re gonna do that is, you can buy it with an EMP proof bag. So if that event did occur, you would still have power, but to know if a product is gonna work in the next 10 or 20 years and it’s just been released.
It’s really hard to say what I really like is that companies are actually building better systems. We keep on complaining and guess what look at this they fixed. Like all the problems that I complained about even having 13.
8 volts at the output receptacle. There’s, not a single other one on the market that does that there’s, the jakhary at 13.2, there’s, the blue Eddie at twelve point three volts, but now we’ve got thirteen point eight With a 20 amp fuse in a 3000 watt inverter, so this thing is really good on paper, but now I’m, just so scared and so hesitant, because you never know how good it will actually perform and so before buying something like this.
I think you guys need to look into the warranty and how long the company has around 4:00. I’m, actually not sure how long this company has been around for, but I would research it if you’re curious about buying this.
If this thing does work and the quality of components can handle the test of time, people should be buying this, because it has everything that we want two thousand watt or a 3000 watt inverter huge battery.
You can scale it that’s. Incredible. Tell me a single other one on the market that can do that, but we just don’t know yet so please take my words with a grain of salt. This might fail miserably in a month or it might be the best thing ever.
Who knows, but I’m, really glad I got to test it and, of course the company sends these out because they want free exposure, but I am pretty surprised when something actually works as advertised. So if you guys are interested in this unit, they are having a pre sale.
I personally do not like having pre sales at all for any solar product, because you just don’t know how well it will work. But if you guys are interested, I will have an affiliate link below and you can pre purchase it and they’ll, be shipping in January or February.
So if you guys actually really want one – and I know a lot of people want this thing – please look into the warranty first and look into the company and try to make an educated decision from that. But I will have an affiliate link below.
So if you’re interested in it check it out, if not leave it alone, and I will come back to this in like the next six months, I’m gonna get my own unit that I can test over a long Duration and that’s pretty much all I wanted to talk about just give a brief introduction.
Do a couple of tests – and I hope you guys like this video – please let me know in the comments section what you guys want to see next, because I don’t want to do product reviews all the time I want to do the educational Videos, but they never get many views.
So please, let me know and also check out the forum, DIY solar forum comm. It’s free for everyone, and we have tons of people on there now. So it’s, a lot of fun. So yeah I’ll talk to you guys soon and thank you so much for watching bye.