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    Putting The EcoFlow DELTA Pro Power Station To A Hard Test

    When I get a portable power station, I like to test it to the max, or as close to the maximum as possible. So, when I got the EcoFlow DELTA Pro power station to test, I was a little bit stumped at first. With a maximum continuous load rating of 3600 watts (7200 peak load), I wasn’t sure how to give it a really tough test. But, with the help of a family member who owns an RV, I was able to make the unit work hard.

    Before I get to the RV test, I want to cover some basic information about the EcoFlow DELTA Pro and the killer system it’s part of.

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    If you want an in-depth review of the station’s features and capabilities, I’d recommend checking out my colleague Kyle Field’s article. Here, I’m going to cover the basics.

    Let’s just start out by saying that the power station is the biggest and heaviest portable power station I’ve tested. It’s about as big as a serious gaming computer, but weighs in at a whopping 98 pounds. But, it makes full use of the 98 pounds to give you 3.6 kWh of battery storage. If you drew the full 3600 continuous watts from it, it would last about an hour. But, as I’ll explain later, it’s tough to find a load that pulls that much power.

    Unless you’re trying to go backpacking, the weight really isn’t a big deal. Why? Because the unit has a retractable carry handle and where are big skateboard wheels on one end. So, you can roll it around anywhere that doesn’t have rough terrain. Carpet, sidewalks, and well-packed dirt are no challenge. I even pulled it through some sandy patches with some extra effort and it went right back to rolling after. So, it’s pretty easy to deal with.

    If that wasn’t impressive enough, the unit can work as part of an ecosystem. There are batteries you can get for extra storage, and with two DELTA Pros and four batteries, you can get an impressive 25 kWh and power your whole home via a panel an electrician can install. You can even get 240 volts out of two units with an available adapter. It can also be charged with solar power, up to kilowatts of it, to serve as a complete off-grid power solution. They even make an air conditioner that I recently reviewed that’s designed to efficiently work with the unit.

    It can be charged using a wall outlet (up to 1500 watts in to charge in 2.5 hours), via a cigarette lighter plug (which would take quite a while), and via solar (which would depend on how much solar you feed into it, light quality, etc.). Output can happen via household 110-volt plugs, a 30-amp RV outlet, USB ports, a 12 volt cigarette lighter plug, and several other ports. It can power just about anything.

    Here are the specifications/numbers:

    • Price: 3,599
    • Capacity: 3,600Wh
    • Battery Chemistry: LFP
    • Extra Battery: Support up to two DELTA Pro Smart Extra Battery/Smart Generator
    • AC Output: 5 outlets, 3,600W total (Surge 7,200W)
    • Max Device(s) Power Supported by X-Boost: 4,500W
    • USB-A Output: 2 ports, 5V, 2.4A, 12W Max per port
    • USB-A Fast Charge: 2 ports, 5V, 2.4A / 9V, 2A / 12V, 1.5A, 18W Max per port
    • USB-C Output: 2 ports, 5/9/12/15/20V, 5A, 100W Max per port
    • Car Power Output: 12.6V, 10A, 126W Max
    • DC5521 Output: 2 ports, 12.6V, 3A, 38W Max per port
    • Anderson Port: 12.6V, 30A
    • AC Charging Input: 1800W Max, 120V~15A, 3000W Max, 240V~12.5A
    • Solar Charging Input: 1600W Max, 11-150V, 15A
    • Car Charging Input: Support 12V/24V battery, 8A
    • Cycle Life: 6,500 cycles to 50% capacity, 3,500 cycles to 80% capacity
    • Shelf Life: 1 year (after a full charge)
    • Connection: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, wired
    • Net Weight: 99 lb/45 kg
    • Dimensions: 2511.216.4 in / 63.528.442cm

    How I Gave The Unit A Hard Initial Test

    While I plan on taking the unit camping, charging an EV with it, using it for air conditioning, and doing several other things, I wanted to give the DELTA Pro a serious test of power output to see what it could do or whether it would crumble under the stress or work as advertised. One thing I thought of was running extension cords and running several appliances at the same time and cooking a meal on it, which would have worked, but seemed like a clunky test.

    I noticed that the unit has a 30-amp 120-volt plug like you’d find at an RV park, and that seemed like an invitation to, well, plug an RV into it. Fortunately, I have several relatives with RVs (and it’s a club I intend to join at some point). So, I charged the unit up, loaded it in the back seat of my car, and took it over.

    Rolling it up next to the RV was pretty easy, and it’s set up so that you can put it on its back if needed (but I wouldn’t leave it that way). The RV’s 30-amp plug went right in and the unit immediately started supplying a whopping 12 watts. The RV’s battery was already full, so we were basically just running a couple of LED lights. The big thing at this point was that it was working.

    The EcoFlow DELTA Pro powering a family member’s RV and air conditioner.

    We went inside and turned the AC on. As soon as we did that, the display on the DELTA Pro showed about 400 watts, which was just from the AC unit’s fan. After a bit, the air conditioner’s compressor kicked in and showed that the camper was pulling about 1400 watts to start cooling off the camper on high. This wasn’t a problem at all for the unit.

    To make it work harder, we then boiled a cup of water in the RV’s microwave. This pulled the power draw up to 3,000 watts, which made the unit’s cooling fans kick on. But, this wasn’t a problem, no matter how many cups of water we boiled. At that power draw level, the app (connected by Bluetooth) said it would last just over an hour, but nobody runs a microwave for an hour.

    Bottom line: the unit works as advertised for high power draws, and would work pretty well for small to mid-sized RVs. You wouldn’t be able to run the power-hungry stock air conditioner most campers come with (manufacturers assumed you’re going to park at RV parks or use a generator), but if you were to get a more efficient air conditioner (like the Wave), you could run air conditioning all night if needed. Or, buy more battery capacity. Or both.

    In future testing, I’m going to use it to power a campsite (with an air conditioned tent) and use it for backup home electricity.

    Featured image by Jennifer Sensiba.

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    EcoFlow DELTA Pro Solar Generator and 2 x 400w Solar Panel

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    Introducing the world’s first portable home battery with an expandable ecosystem for home backup, Smart energy management, lower energy bills, and more. The EcoFlow DELTA Pro is the next leap in portable power technology, offering you power security and independence, wherever you are. The new portable home battery is the best of the best for off grid living and home backup. DELTA Pro sports a 3.6kWh capacity that can be expanded all the way to 25kWh. The kicker? You can integrate it directly with your home circuits via the Smart Home Panel (coming soon).

    Delta Pro leads the industry with 3600w AC output, giving you the ability to power heavy duty appliances like dryers, refrigerators, air conditioning units more. Combine two units together for a whopping 7200w! The Delta Pro can be charged with 6 different methods including EV charging, the first of its kind to have this ability. Combine different charging methods to achieve a Rapid 6500w charge speed. The best part is the Delta Pro is more than just a portable battery, it can be an expandable eco system by adding extra batteries, Smart generators, and a Smart home panel. Control it all with the EcoFlow app. ️ Recharge from 0% to 100% in 2.7 hours using 1800w AC outlet️ Multiple charging options (AC, Solar, Car, Smart generator, EV)️ Combine charging methods for 6500w speeds ️ Charge up at thousands of EV stations worldwide in 1.7 hours️ 5 x outlets with 3600W output (surge 7200W) ️ 3600Wh capacity (expandable up to 25kWh!)️ Go renewable with 1600w solar charging ️ Add extra batteries for more power or combine two Delta Pro units️ Control and monitor from anywhere with the EcoFlow app

    Get off the grid with the EcoFlow 400W Solar Panel! Made up of efficient monocrystalline silicon cells, it can recharge DELTA Max and other electric devices in record time. It comes with a carrying case and weighs 19 kg making it ideal for portability and ease of use.

    ️ Kickstand panel️ Water proof durable design️ Foldable comes with a carrying case️ High compatibility. works with most devices

    Features Benefits:

    The world’s first portable home battery ecosystem. DELTA Pro’s expandable ecosystem provides you with power during blackouts, customizable energy around the clock, and lower energy bills. How does it achieve all this? With a selection of extra batteries, Smart generators, solar trackers, wind turbines, a Smart home panel, and more. From backup power to reducing your reliance on the grid with green alternatives, the DELTA Pro ecosystem can be customized to your needs. (accessories sold separately)

    All the AC output you’ll need. A single DELTA Pro unit packs a 3600W AC output, which can be expanded up to 4500W with X-Boost technology. Power 99.99% heavy-duty devices at home, outdoors, or at work. You can even pair two units together to achieve 7200W.

    Fastest charging portable power station. DELTA Pro can charge via one of 6 methods. It’s the first that can be charged from an EV station, and can even Multicharge by combining methods to achieve a Rapid 6500W charge. That’s the industry gold standard.

    Harness the power of the sun. EcoFlow’s suite of solar products give you a cost-effective renewable energy source to stay powered. You can use solar energy to charge DELTA Pro in just 2.8-5.6 hours (1600w). DELTA Pro has a wide voltage range from 11-150V, which makes it compatible with 90% of third-party solar panels with MC4 connectors. And when the weather gets unpredictable, the Smart maximum power point tracking (MPPT) automatically adjusts, maximizing your solar generation at any time of the day.

    Emergency backup power. Disasters can occur at any time of the year, sometimes lasting longer than we ever expected. The EcoFlow Smart Generator serves as an emergency option that integrates with your DELTA Pro ecosystem. It auto-starts when your DELTA Pro hits a low level of charge, re-charges your DELTA Pro, and stops the engine all by itself once your DELTA Pro hits a full charge. Compared to a traditional gas generator, the EcoFlow Smart Generator delivers less energy loss, faster charging and higher efficiency. (sold separately coming soon)

    RV living made easy. With DELTA Pro, you can take home with you, wherever you go. It features wheels and a suitcase-esque extendable handle that makes transport easy. And if you’re looking for a complete power solution for RV road trips and outdoor adventures, DELTA Pro comes with dedicated 30A Anderson port and AC outlet.

    A battery that lasts for years on end. DELTA Pro sports a brand-new LFP battery with 6500 cycles, which means you can use DELTA Pro for years and years before your unit reaches 50% of the original capacity. EcoFlow’s battery management system provides real-time analysis and regulation of voltage, current, and temperature. This unique protection mechanism makes DELTA Pro an incredibly safe and efficient home battery.

    Control, monitor, manage your energy use. Control DELTA Pro either on the unit itself, using the remote control accessory, or unlock a ton of customization via the EcoFlow app. On the app, you can access your power settings, such as charging and discharging levels, AC charge speeds, control the Smart Generator and a whole lot more.

    EcoFlow 400W Solar Panel:

    New waterproof design. waterproof panels mean you can use them anywhere!Freely adjustable kickstand. adjust between 0-180 degrees increasing your solar energy by 22%3.5m solar charging cable. place your panels up to 15ft away from the DELTAUse it while its charging. get renewable energy from DELTA while the solar panels are charging it! No need to wait for a full charge.

    What’s Included?


    • Capacity: 3,600Wh
    • Extra Battery: Support up to two DELTA Pro Smart Extra Battery/Smart Generator
    • AC output. 5 outlets. 3600w total (surge 7200w)
    • USB A output. 2 ports, 5V, 2.4A, 12W Max per port
    • USB C output. 2 ports, 5/9/12/15/20V, 5A, 100W Max per port
    • USB A Fast Charge. 2 ports, 5V, 2.4A / 9V, 2A / 12V, 1.5A, 18W Max per port
    • DC5521 Output: 2 ports, 12.6V, 3A, 38W Max per port
    • Max Device(s) Power Supported by X. boost: 4500W
    • AC Charging: 1800W Max, 120V~15A, 3000W Max, 240V~12.5A
    • Solar Charging: 1600W Max, 11-150V, 15A
    • Car Charging: Support 12V/24V battery, 8A
    • Cycle Life: 6,500 cycles to 50% capacity, 3,500 cycles to 80% capacity
    • Shelf Life. 1 year (after a full charge)
    • Battery Chemistry: LFP
    • Solar Charging Input: 1600W Max, 11-150V, 15A
    • Anderson Port: 12.6V, 30A
    • Car Power Output: 12.6V, 10A, 126W Max
    • Connection: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, wired
    • Dimension: 2511.216.4 in/63.528.442cm
    • Net Weight: Approx. 99lbs/45kg
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    • Rated Power. 400W
    • Efficiency. 22.40%
    • Connector Type. MC4
    • Open Circuit Voltage. 48V (Vmp 41V)
    • Short Circuit Current. 11A (Imp 9.8A)
    • Cell Type. Monocrystalline Silicon
    • Operating Storage Temperature. −20°C to 85°C

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    • If Affirm approves your loan, you’ll see your loan terms before you make your purchase. See exactly how much you owe each month, the number of payments you must make, and the total amount of interest you’ll pay over the course of the loan. There are no hidden fees.
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    After your purchase, you’ll receive monthly email and SMS reminders about your upcoming payments. You can also set up autopay to avoid missing a payment. Your first monthly payment is due 30 days from the date that we (the merchant) processes your order.

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    Ecoflow Delta Pro, RIVER Pro WAVE AC: The Portable Power Stations That Are Changing The Game

    From off-grid power to solar-generated home backup systems, why Ecoflow is turning heads and providing real-world solutions with portable power like mighty Delta Pro.

    All opinions are our own and never influenced by brands. If you buy through links on this page, we may earn a small commission. Here’s our process.

    Ecoflow specializes in creating eco-friendly, portable power solutions for people of all walks of life, whether your need is for home backup and emergencies, off-grid living, RV and van life, or simply powering tools and devices when you have limited access to mains power.

    Ecoflow’s products range from solar panels and small portable power stations for travel and camping to entire solar-generated home energy power and backup kits that can power your home during a blackout or if you live off the grid.

    Ecoflow also recently launched an innovative battery-powered portable AC unit, the Wave which we will also be reviewing in this article.

    I’ve been using my Ecoflow Wave AC Unit since pre-launch and share my thoughts on it in this review, as well as covering their solar panels and two most popular portable power stations, the DELTA Pro and RIVER Pro.

    Ecoflow Review – Table of Contents

    All of the company’s products that I’ve had the pleasure of testing are captured in this one in-depth Ecoflow review, which covers 3 of their most popular products plus their solar panels:

    • About Ecoflow
    • Delta Pro review – their top-of-the-line power station
    • Ecoflow River Pro review – a portable power station for camping
    • Ecoflow Wave review – a portable, battery-powered AC Unit

    About Ecoflow’s solar power solutions

    Ecoflow is a company specializing in creating eco-friendly power solutions that are accessible to the everyday consumer, you and me.

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    Ecoflow’s products are designed to be simple, efficient and easy-to-use portable power and solar charging systems that integrate with one another.

    Taking this one step further, they have also created what they call the world’s first ‘Smart home ecosystem‘.

    In plain English means that they offer a range of virtually ‘plug-and-play’ solar power and home energy systems with either the Delta Pro, or their latest system called Power Kits, which require little to no technical expertise to set up and use.

    This has numerous applications, including running a tiny house or cabin off the grid, or setting up a version of this system in your RV, travel trailer or camper van to live and travel in off-grid without ever having to plug in to a campground outlet. Hello, boondocking!

    Ecoflow’s portable power stations

    Ecoflow offers two families of portable power stations, the Delta and the River.

    Within each product family, the units range from the ‘pro‘ to the ‘mini‘ – these terms relate to the total amount of power storage capacity the unit has, among other things.

    So for the Delta range, you can choose from Delta Pro, Delta Max, Delta, and Delta Mini.

    As a general rule, the larger the unit, the more storage capacity it has, and the larger units have a larger number of outlets, can output a higher wattage, and can charge with higher wattage inputs.

    The larger units, and in particular, the Delta Pro, have a load of extra features and capabilities that I cover more later in this Ecoflow review.

    Delta Pro vs River Pro

    As I personally own and use the Delta Pro and the River Pro, in this review I also provide a comparison between the two, which I hope you’ll find helpful.

    If you’re choosing between the different sizes of Delta and River power stations, there are quite a few options to choose from.

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    The best way to compare the features of all the different Ecoflow units is to visit this feature and price comparison page on their website.

    On this portable power station comparison table, you can see if the units you’re choosing between have all the specifications and features that you’d want, depending on how you may plan to use your portable power station.

    Different use cases for a solar generator portable power station

    You can use one of these wherever you may need or choose to want to use power without relying on the electricity grid.

    Examples of when you may want to use a solar generator and / or a portable power station are for camping / glamping, RV / Vanlife, home backup in power cuts, blackouts or emergency situations, off-the-grid living, charging and using electrical devices when you have limited access to a wall outlet.

    You can charge these units using a regular wall outlet when you’re back home, plug them into your car or RV to charge the battery while driving, or charge them using solar panels that Ecoflow also sells as part of their portable power packages.

    Ecoflow Delta Pro Review

    Let’s kick off our first product in this Ecoflow review, the Delta Pro.

    About the Delta Pro and what it’s best for

    The Delta Pro by Ecoflow is a true beast of a portable power station. It can power your entire home!

    The Delta Pro is, quite simply, the most powerful, versatile portable power station I know of with inputs and outputs galore, including 5 AC outlets, 2 USB-A ports, 5V, 2.4A, 12W Max per port, 2 USB-C ports, 5/9/12/15/20V, 5A, 100W Max per port, DC5521 Output, 2x USB-A Fast Charge, and a Car Power Output for ev car charging, so you can use it as a portable EV station of sorts.

    You can also charge your Delta Pro at an EV station.

    I love that Delta Pro supports such a wide array of outputs – this will suit so many requirements that people may have.

    You name it, and the Delta Pro can do it, when it comes to powering your home or work energy needs that require AC outlets or even USB-C which is getting more and more popular for supplying enough power to high-powered gadgets like laptops and cameras.

    A big differentiator for the Ecoflow Delta Pro is that it’s not just a standalone device, (although it can be used that way to great effect).

    What makes it even more versatile is that it can form the foundation for your home’s entire energy system – which I explain in more depth later in this review.

    Delta Pro’s Key features

    See the Delta Pro product page on Ecoflow’s website for the full list of features and functions, as there are too many to list them all, however these are the key features that stand out to me:

    The starting capacity of the Delta Pro is 3,600wh.

    If you add an extra unit, batteries and generators you can get this all the way up to 25,000wh! This means that the Delta Pro will power your entire home for days.

    With on Delt Pro unit, you can power up to 4500w of appliances. You can run your refrigerator plus connect a load of other things such as lights, chargers and other devices to it and not run out of power over a few days.

    Delta Pro has SO MANY ports, meaning you can have up to 15 devices connected to it and running or charging at the same time (assuming they don’t exceed 4500w at one time).

    You can control it remotely using Bluetooth and the app, and you can also get a remote control to use with it.

    There are multiple charging methods for Delta Pro:

    • It’s compatible with a range of solar panel brands (or you can get Ecoflow solar panels like we use) and can take up to 1600w of solar-powered charging
    • You can charge it at any AC level 2 EV station locations throughout the US!
    • Simply charging off a regular wall outlet takes less than two hours.
    • You can plug it into your car’s 12v outlet to charge it while the engine is running.

    Delta Pro is pretty rugged, fire-resistant, and has a load of cooling fans which do come one when using most of the multiple charging methods listed above but also when delivering power via AC output.

    The cooling fans are necessary to keep your Delta Pro running properly and safely.

    This does, however, mean it makes a fair amount of noise when charging and running but it only runs when the Delta Pro system recognizes it needs cooling.

    It’s powerful enough to power items such as an AC unit (like the Ecoflow Wave – more on that, in my Ecoflow Wave review below) kitchen appliances, and a hairdryer, as well as everyday charging and power for smaller items such as your laptop, phones, headlamps, television, internet router, and lights.

    There are some stats on Ecoflow’s website that provides more examples with rough estimates of the number of hours and charge cycles you can get for various devices, which will provide you with an even better idea of what the Delta Pro portable power station can do on one charge.

    One (perhaps obvious) drawback that should be expected with such a large battery and portable power generator, is that it’s very heavy! 99lb, to be exact.

    It has wheels and a luggage-style pulling handle, but trust me, unless you’re very strong then you’re not going to want to lift it or carry it very far.

    I also really like that the Delta Pro can be placed on its side which makes access to the most popular ports much easier.

    If you’re looking for a portable power station that has more ease of portability for road trips and camping, then check out my Ecoflow River Pro review below, as this smaller power station may do everything you need, at a smaller size and lower price point.

    Cost and where to buy Delta Pro

    We recommend buying the mighty Delta Pro from the website to ensure fast delivery and a 24-month warranty period – they also seem to offer the cheapest right now.

    Delta Pro is also available at the stores below:

    Using the Delta Pro ecosystem for off-grid and home backup power

    Essentially, depending on your needs, just having one of these Delta Pros will provide a load of portable power for many uses and situations.

    However, if you’re looking for even more – more power storage and more time to run electrical systems while off the grid, then you can expand the ‘ecosystem’ with add-on units.

    For example, for each Delta Pro unit, you can also get two large add-on batteries to add to your storage capacity.

    The batteries work together with the Delta Pro, so you have one unit to pull power from and control.

    You can take this even further by using Delta Pro power stations and Smart extra add-on batteries as the basis for creating an entire home (or off-grid cabin or tiny house) backup power system.

    Benefits of the Ecoflow Home Backup Power System

    With one of these installed, you can power your home for days.

    You can do that just with the standalone portable power station like a Delta Pro, but the home backup system offers smarter, seamless functionality.

    Having one of these set up allows you to run your home as you would normally, including all your wall outlets and light fixtures, which wouldn’t work in a blackout otherwise.

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    I had been contemplating the merits of a Tesla Powerwall for some time, however, this Ecoflow system has more versatile applications and can also do similar things.

    These things include powering charging of your EV at home and, of course, charging from the sun at home, so I’m leaning this way as I have half of the equipment for it already and it’s more versatile for my needs.

    To use my Delta Pro system for home backup I will need some extra parts, including the Smart Home Panel that provides the connection between the Delta Pros and a home’s electrical system.

    Once this is installed, then it should seamlessly (and automatically) switch over my home’s power source from the grid (for example, if the grid goes down in a blackout), to 2x Delta Pro Power Stations.

    Another efficiency benefit of having this installed is that I can also run my home’s power from the Delta Pro system during peak hours, and save on paying higher for taking energy from the grid.

    Then, the battery can charge up at low-usage hours (such as in the middle of the night) when electricity is cheaper.

    Needless to say, I’m pretty excited about the possibilities this system has to offer!

    So, if I get this up and running in the future then I will be updating this Ecoflow review to share my experience of the full home backup setup.

    Ecoflow River Pro Review

    The Ecoflow River Pro is a great size portable power station for running and charging smaller devices during blackouts, camping weekends and road trips.

    It is easy to carry around both in terms of size and weight, and versatile in terms of the ways in which you can charge it (as well as offering a super-fast charging time), and you can connect multiple devices to it at the same time to run or charge them.

    Key Features of the Ecoflow River Pro Power Station

    The River Pro comes with a 720wh capacity and weighs 16.8lb.

    Like the Delta, the River Pro also has expandable capacity when you also buy a River Pro add-on battery. This doubles the capacity to 1440wh.

    It also has ten ports for charging. This includes three regular AC (wall) outlets, a USB-C port, three USB-A (regular USB) ports, of which one is for fast charging, plus DC/12v outlets.

    Like the Delta Pro, you can monitor it using the Ecoflow app and a Wi-Fi connection.

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    Regular AC output on the River Pro is 600W, which can be boosted for short periods up to 1800W – what the company calls ‘X-boost’.

    According to Ecoflow, the River Pro offers the world’s fastest charging!

    This power station can charge from a wall outlet from empty to 80% in around an hour, and just over an hour and a half gets it to full charge. Other ways to charge it include using your vehicle’s 12v outlet, and solar charging.

    It also has a handy light built into it.

    In terms of what devices you can power with this and for how long, it really depends on the mix of what you are using.

    However, in general, a power station of this size (nice and portable when compared to Delta Pro, and other portable power solutions for that matter), it’s best at powering and charging smaller devices such as phones, laptops, CPAP machines, and batteries for cameras and rechargeable camping lanterns.

    This is why it’s ideal for camping and travel.

    You can absolutely use the River Pro for powering things such as electric cooktops and other cooking/heating appliances, but this will quickly run down the battery, which is not what you want in an off-grid or blackout situation.

    Therefore, if you’re looking for a larger capacity portable power station to power appliances and cooking, heating or cooling equipment then something like the Delta Pro is going to be more suitable.

    Using Ecoflow River with Solar Charging

    A set of portable, fold-out solar panels is therefore a great companion to the River Pro for off-grid use, such as camping. It has a solar charging input of 200W.

    To charge my Ecoflow devices using the solar input, I have Ecoflow’s 220w bifacial portable solar panel set.

    The bifacial solar panels have panels on the back side, as well as the front. They are designed to capture additional solar charge from ambient light.

    The ambient light is stated to provide up to an additional 25% solar energy charge.

    This is great, because if you’ve used solar panels before then you’ll know it’s typical that you won’t get all that close to your panels’ total wattage input unless you’re in absolutely perfect solar charging conditions, so this boost helps get you that much closer.

    This portable solar panel has an IP68 rating which means it’s waterproof and dust-tight, and therefore suitable for environments where it’s likely to get that type of exposure.

    Cost and where to buy the RIVER Pro

    We recommend buying the mighty Ecoflow River Pro from the website to ensure fast delivery and a 24-month warranty period – they also seem to offer the cheapest prices.

    Ecoflow Wave Air Conditioner review

    I’d been holding out for an Ecoflow Wave AC unit ever since I heard that it was launching in 2022.

    The Ecoflow Wave is not just a portable AC unit, but it’s the most powerful air conditioner of its size.

    And, importantly to me, it’s small and portable enough to take on road trips and camping in our camper van – great for keeping us cool in the California heat.

    We also use the Ecoflow Wave while driving in our van to ensure our adventure dog Kepler doesn’t get too warm while traveling in the back, where the van’s own AC doesn’t reach.

    Key features

    When used on its own, this portable AC unit runs by plugging it into a wall outlet, or, perhaps your Delta Pro portable power station.

    You can also buy an add-on battery for the Ecoflow Wave, which I highly recommend as it transforms this AC unit into a truly portable AC Unit with around 3 hours of run time on a single charge.

    This battery attaches neatly to the bottom of the AC unit simply by slotting the Wave onto and sliding it back until it clicks into place.

    Then you just plug the battery into the Wave unit, and things just work with no hassle whatsoever.

    It’s definitely worth getting if you want to be able to use this portable AC unit without mains wall outlet power and take advantage of the ability to charge the battery (to power the unit) using solar charging panels.

    The Ecoflow Wave kicks out 4000BTUs worth of cooling, and, unlike many other AC units, it doesn’t accumulate water or require you to collect or empty a condenser container.

    Like other compressor-driven cooling devices, it does generate hot air, which blows out of the back (while the cooled air blows out the front).

    The Wave comes with two directional ducts, which can be attached for evacuating warm air out of the back, or focusing the cool air flow towards you.

    One thing I wish the Wave had was bi-directional vents on the front – as it stands, you can only direct the air up or down, whereas it would be nice to also be able to point the air to the left or right.

    See examples on the Wave AC Unit product page showing how it can be used.

    I’ve found that if you’re using it in a house then to get the most efficient cooling of your room you definitely want to use one of these ducts to divert the warm air from the back of the unit out a window or door.

    The Ecoflow App can also be used to control the temperature fan speed, and timer of the Wave AC Unit remotely which is pretty cool. I also like how the app shows all your portable power stations in there too, with their power usage stats.

    Using the Wave as an off-grid, solar-powered AC unit

    Depending on the battery you use, the Ecoflow Wave Air Conditioning unit can run for between three and 12 hours, or for as long as you like if it’s plugged into AC power.

    Plus – it’s smarter than a standard air conditioner unit. It can intelligently mix fan and cooling settings to extend runtimes beyond what would usually be possible too.

    This is great if you want it to say, run overnight, but don’t think the battery will last with just the AC blowing all night.

    To charge the add-on battery using solar power, it can take as little as five hours using 200w of solar panels, although that of course assumes ideal sunlight conditions.

    Even so, it’s pretty awesome that I can charge and run something as powerful as an air conditioning unit in an off-grid context, especially if you need it for camping in the heat.

    It’s also super useful during blackouts, which tend to happen in periods of very hot weather (at least where I live in Northern California) – exactly when you may want to enjoy some AC!

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    Cost and where to buy the Wave AC Unit

    We recommend buying the mighty Ecoflow Wave AC Unit from the website to ensure fast delivery and a 14-month warranty period – they also offer the cheapest prices.

    How Long Can the EcoFlow Delta Pro Last for Home Backup?

    Let’s just say it; gas generators are not ideal for home backup. They’re loud, toxic, expensive to run, and they will soon be illegal in California!

    The EcoFlow Delta Pro has marketed itself as the best portable power station for home backup, but do the claims live up to reality? That’s what we’re going to test today.

    For the sake of this experiment, let’s say that you don’t have a spare battery and you only have one 400W solar panel working at 50% capacity (due to the storm). Let’s see how it does!

    EcoFlow Delta Pro Battery Life and Input

    Before we start, let’s understand how much power we’re dealing with. A full charge can safely last on your shelf for over a year, offering a base capacity of 3600Wh. If you’re expecting this to decline like most batteries, understand that the EcoFlow Delta Pro batteries will last 6500 lifecycles before declining 20% from their original capacity.

    On top of that, if you are receiving 200W of solar energy for 14 hours of the day, then that’s an additional 2600Wh to 2800Wh on your system each day, as the system works at around 94% efficiency, which is higher than any other portable power station on the market. Let’s call it 2700Wh for the sake of simplicity.

    Of course, if you have an additional Smart Battery or more solar panels, then you will significantly increase your power output and you can read our full review of the system for more information. However, if you want to save money on the upfront costs, then here’s what to expect.

    How Long Will It Last for Home Backup

    Now that you know the performance of the EcoFlow Delta Pro, it’s time to put it to the test. Let’s see how long a 3600kWh system can last with an extra 2700Wh per day!

    With Conservative Energy Consumption

    Let’s say you have plenty of ice packs in the freezer to keep everything cool for a couple of days without power. All you need is to charge your family’s iPhones, run a few LED lightbulbs, and keep a television on for a few hours of the day.

    If you’re charging four 10W LED lightbulbs, one full charge will last 84 hours without solar panels, so you’d also be able to charge your iPhone as many times as you’d like with the ongoing power from the solar panels. A 50-inch TV (110W) could stay on for at least 10 hours a day on top of that, and 5 or 6 hours with TV and internet so you can watch your favorite streaming service!

    If you’re using a hotspot on your phone and limiting your energy use during the night without offsets, this type of lifestyle could last indefinitely.

    With Moderate Energy Consumption

    A power outage doesn’t have to be too much of a bummer. If you limit your energy consumption, you can potentially power a lot. In this case, let’s say you want to:

    • Keep your refrigerator running
    • Run 10 LED lightbulbs
    • Keep your iPhone charged
    • Run a 110W television

    The refrigerator is the bulk of the energy consumption in this case. One full charge from your EcoFlow Delta Pro will only last 24 hours for a large 120W refrigerator, so the 200W solar offset will certainly help.

    At night, you would have to dramatically reduce your energy consumption to allow the refrigerator to run. In this case, we’d recommend limiting television use to daytime and to limit use to 3 hours or less. If you don’t allow the system to fully charge by sunset, then the refrigerator may not stay on through the night.

    However, a couple of hours will not be the end of the world for the food in your refrigerator or freezer, especially if you don’t open it before turning it back on. For that reason, this lifestyle is plausible for one EcoFlow Delta Pro portable power station and solar panel to last for 3 to 5 days.

    With Heavy Energy Consumption

    Here’s where we run into some trouble. If you don’t want to (or can’t) make any sacrifices during a power outage, then understand that the average home uses 28.9kWh per day. If you want to continue using such high amounts of electricity by running incandescent lightbulbs, refrigerators, televisions, heaters, Wi-Fi, and more, then you will need more power.

    Fortunately, the EcoFlow Delta Pro can potentially help you if you purchase the right bundle deals. With a maximum input of 1600W (continuous), you could easily run the majority of your appliances at home, especially with a spare battery to last through the night.

    Keep Them Running

    Now that you see why the EcoFlow Delta Pro is the top choice for home backup, consider getting one for yourself and putting your gas generator to rest. 3600Wh goes a long way when you have solar panels to assist, and best of all, solar energy is free!

    Stay up to date with our latest product information and shop with us for free shipping and a price match guarantee!

    What are my options for adding additional batteries and Solar Panels to the EcoFlow Delta Pro?

    Adding an EcoFlow Delta Pro expansion battery can be a great option if you need more uninterrupted power. When you add an expansion battery to one of the delta pro units they automatically act as one unit together, which makes for a super easy expansion for your off-grid power. Depending on your energy usage, whether you are wanting to run your power tools, heavy-duty appliances or just need a complete power solution you may want to add an extra battery to your delta pro ecosystem.

    You can add up to two expansion batteries to your EcoFlow Delta Pro for ultimate power security. Without using solar power as an energy source, two fully charged expansion batteries could power a fridge for two days or a circular saw for five hours straight. If you then attach your solar panels to your EcoFlow Delta Pro System, you should be able to run some of your heavy-duty devices uninterrupted to keep you going for all of your Home Backup Needs.

    What is the Solar Input for the EcoFlow Delta Pro?

    The EcoFlow Delta Pro is the only portable generator that allows for up to 1600W of solar input at a time. You can charge the 3.6 kWh battery in just over 2 hours with enough solar panels.

    Also, with its 3600W output (7200W surge), you can easily run your system indefinitely with 1600W of continuous solar input, now that is Smart energy management! This is more than enough for your backup power needs so you can power a refrigerator, air conditioners, or other large appliance. Incredibly impressive and efficient portable power technology!

    How fast will the EcoFlow Delta Pro Charge so I can get ready before a power outage hits?

    You can be fully charged in 1.8 Hours! EcoFlow’s battery management system guarantees longevity and safety while you fully charge your EcoFlow DELTA Pro from a regular AC wall outlet in 1.8 hours. Ecoflow’s x-stream charging technology isn’t just fast, it’s safe too. Definitely the gold standard in charging capabilities.

    What can I use my EcoFlow Delta Pro for aside from emergency power backup?

    The EcoFlow Delta Pro is one of the most incredibly versatile Smart generators on the market. Feel at ease knowing you have an energy backup incase of an emergency, you can bring it along for outdoor adventures (it has wheels for ultimate portability!), rv road trips, or you could even use it to lower energy bills for regular use at home!

    If this is your first time using an EcoFlow Delta Pro, just know that it is incredibly simple to set up and use and here at Wild Oak Trail, we are more than happy to answer any questions you might have!

    Our Customer Service Representatives are friendly and extremely knowledgable! Give us a call at 1-844-945-3625, email us at or you can chat in right on our website!

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