Review: BLUETTI EB3A Portable Power Station

Review: BLUETTI EB3A Portable Power Station - power anywhere, with a 600W portable, smart power source

The BLUETTI EB3A is a versatile power station that goes beyond the capabilities of a typical power bank, featuring not only USB ports but also a socket, cigarette lighter, and DC output. It’s designed to cater to a wide array of devices, making it a comprehensive power solution. Notably, this power station offers advanced features like wireless charging and smart functionality, enhancing its utility. It’s even controllable through a mobile application, and its software can be updated for future enhancements. This power station is available from a European warehouse, ensuring quick and duty-free delivery.

Design and Portability

Compact and aesthetically pleasing, the BLUETTI EB3A is impressively portable, measuring just 25 x 18 x 18 cm and weighing 4.6 kg. Its design includes a foldable handle for easy carrying. The device’s appearance aligns with expectations, showcasing a display, controls, and a wireless charging pad on top.

Functionality and Outputs

The BLUETTI EB3A boasts a plethora of outputs and capabilities, turning it into a versatile power hub:

  • Standard socket (600W continuous load, with temporary overloads)
  • 1200W load support for devices like heaters (unsuitable for sensitive equipment)
  • Type-C USB output (100W)
  • Two USB-A ports (5V/3A each)
  • Car cigarette lighter output (12V/10A)
  • Two 12V/10A DC outputs (5.5mm)
  • Wireless charging (15W)

These outputs can be activated individually using dedicated buttons, and they automatically switch off after a set period of inactivity (up to 4 hours).

Battery Capacity and Usage

The power station has a 268Wh capacity, delivering practical performance for a range of devices. This includes charging drones, laptops, phones, cameras, and even powering small appliances like mini fridges. The device’s display provides real-time information about operational mode, remaining charge, and more. In practice, it effectively powers devices for a day, making it dependable for various applications.

phone with Type-C output10x4500 mAh
tablet with Type-C output5-6x8720 mAh
laptop with its own charger3x38Wh
9W lighting10 p.m
214W load1.2 hours
80W load3 hours

Charging Speed and Options

The power station can be charged at remarkable speeds—approximately 1.3 hours at 330W (turbo mode) or 1.5 hours at 268W (normal mode). This quick-charging feature is particularly beneficial for travelers who rely on intermittent charging opportunities. However, it’s worth noting that using the turbo mode might slightly impact battery lifespan. To maintain thermal control, the unit includes an integrated fan.

Charging test (in normal mode, from mains power) 

15 perc24%
Half an hour45%
1 hour72%
1 hour and 15 minutes86%
1.5 hours100%

Compatibility and Wireless Charging

The power station’s outputs cater to laptops, phones, and devices with varying power requirements. Notably, it supports fast charging through its USB ports, delivering up to 3A and 10W on standard USBs and up to 100W through Type-C. The wireless charging pad is a valuable addition, and its smart functionality can be accessed via Bluetooth using a mobile application. This app enables device control and settings adjustments.

Smart with app usage

Smart power station, with the use of an application, which can be used to switch on and access various data and setting options, such as how long it should switch off after no load, but 1200W load and even faster charging can also be enabled,

There is also Wi-Fi in BLUETTI’s range, but it’s Bluetooth.


In conclusion, the BLUETTI EB3A stands out as an exceptional offering within its introductory price range. Delivering compact portability, robust functionality, and a host of output options, it provides outstanding value for its capabilities. The power station’s fast charging, wireless charging, and smart features further elevate its utility, while its compatibility with solar panels and car cigarette lighters ensures versatility. For users seeking a reliable and comprehensive power solution, the BLUETTI EB3A is a highly recommended choice.