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    River Max Series 2 Portable Generator

    Power up to 11 devices simultaneously wherever you go with EcoFlow‘s Rivermax Series 2 Portable Power Sation. The power station’s lightweight and durable design make it the perfect on-the-grid or off-the-grid power generator when paired with the optional 160w solar panel. If you’re looking for on-the-go reliable power this is the power you’ve found it in this generator.

    ︎ Portable Durable Design

    ︎ Long Lasting Sustainable Power

    ︎ Solar Panel Connectivity

    The World’s Fastest Portable Charger.

    Power up to 11 devices simultaneously wherever you go with EcoFlow’s Rivermax Series 2 Portable Power Sation. The power station’s lightweight and durable design make it the perfect on-the-grid or off-the-grid power generator when paired with the optional 160w solar panel. If you’re looking for on-the-go reliable power this is the power you’ve found it in this generator.

    ︎ Portable Durable Design

    ︎ Long Lasting Sustainable Power

    ︎ Solar Panel Connectivity


    Solar Charging Input: 160 W

    Charging Input/Output: 500W/500W

    Dimensions: 10.6 x 10.2 x 7.7in

    • Total Outlets: 11
    • Output/Xboost: 500W/1000W
    • Capacity : 512Wh
    • Charging Input/Output: 500W/500W
    • Net Weight: 13.2 lbs
    • Solar Charging Input: 160W
    • Battery Chemistry: LFP
    • Dimensions: 10.6 x 10.2 x 7.7in


    Power With Peace Of Mind

    Power up to 11 essential devices with the ability double the output speed with X-boost for even faster-charging capabilities. All with the peace of mind of the advanced battery management system that self-regulates to keep your portable power generator performing at its best when pushed to its maximum limit.


    Fast charge from 0 to 100% in under an hour in any standard AC wall outlet with advanced X-Stream charging.

    SOLAR CHARGING Utilize the natural power of the sun to fully charge in under 3 hours by linking EcoFlow 160W Solar Panel

    Plug directly into your car to charge in under 6.5 hours while on the road.

    Power Devices On Or Off The Grid

    Capture long-lasting energy with high-efficiency solar cells to unlock the true portable power of EcoFlow‘s River Max anywhere you go. With the addition of a single durable and foldable 160w travel solar panel, you can now create the perfect power couple by utilizing the energy of the sun with the solar panels’ highly efficient monocrystalline silicon cells. Specifically designed for portability this power couple provides you with sustainable energy anywhere, anytime, in any conditions.


    Add an optional 160W Solar Panel for on-the-go or on the grid with Ecoflow’s solar panels to change the definition of portable power. Now, with EcoFlow’s solar panels, you can charge your River Max Portable Generator fast and reliably anywhere you are. Due to their ground-breaking foldable design and IP67 waterproof membrane you can harness sustainable energy on the go without the fear of your panels bending or breaking. Never leave home again without knowing that you’ll have fast sustainable power in any condition wherever your adventures may take you.

    Highly Efficient Solar Cells

    Convert more rays into power with highly efficient monocrystalline silicon cells that utilize the Maximum Power Point Tracking algorithm to auto-adjust for sustainable power.

    Lightweight Foldable Design

    Ideal for camping and outdoor activities, EcoFlow’s solar panels are a must-have for any camping trip to ensure sustainable endless energy is always at your fingertips.

    Durable Long-lasting Materials

    Protection from water, dust, and debris with an advanced IP67 waterproof membrane and an additional layer of fiberglass. Perfect for wilderness travel.


    Great Little Unit IMO, This unit is top tier. It charges via any source faster than any other solar generator that I’ve seen. Anytime I camp with friends that own other solar generators they’re always commenting on its speed of charging. Flaco. 02/21/2022

    Purchased this last year for a week-long road trip, kept our devices, GPS unit, and radar detector powered up. Only topped off twice the whole trip. A year later it’s still a life savor. I just recently purchased the solar panel as well. Regmeister

    Couple of days ago we had a big winter storm that took out the power for several hours. I used my EcoFlow to keep critical systems up and running it was awesome. I will be buying a bigger unit soon to have for the next storm. Thank you for building a great product. Dave Mount


    If you’re not satisfied with the quality of your order, we’ll make it right. That is our promise to you. We feel so strongly about our food. we stand behind it 100%. After all, it’s the same food we feed our own families. Our U.S.A.-based customer success team is ready to help you with any questions you may have.

    We will accept returns within 30 days of purchase. Once the product is returned to the warehouse, you will be refunded the product cost minus shipping within 14 days.

    All EcoFlow products come with a limited warranty that varies based on the product. All EcoFlow Solar Panels have a 12-month warranty, and the River Max and Delta series portable generator has a 24-month warranty. The warranty applies to quality-related issues, purchases with valid proof of purchase, non-refunded products, defects or damages not caused by exposure to heat liquids or external causes, and items within the warranty period.

    EcoFlow RIVER 2 110W Solar Panel

    Take green, clean energy off-grid with the ultra-lightweight RIVER 2 Solar Generator and explore the world without power limits.

    GRAB AND GO POWER: Lightweight and travel-friendly, RIVER 2 Solar Generator is ideal for camping and outdoor activities. Combining the easy-to-carry, 7.7 lb RIVER 2 and the folding 110W Portable Solar Panel with an adjustable 180° angle, the RIVER 2 Solar Generator makes on.the.go energy easy.

    GO GREEN WITH FAST SOLAR CHARGING: Go solar and charge your RIVER 2 at home or on the go with a 110W Portable Solar Panel. With an input of 110W and a 23% industry-leading conversion rate, you can recharge anywhere in as fast as 3 hours. As well as fast solar charging, RIVER 2 charges from an AC outlet, car charger, or the all-new USB-C. Grab a bundle for your off-grid trips or to prepare your home essentials during a blackout.

    LONG LASTING DURABLE POWER THAT YOU CAN RELY FOR YEARS: With over 3000 battery 100% cycles, you can use RIVER 2 almost every day for pretty much ten years. LFP battery chemistry doesn’t just offer long life; it’s more reliable, efficient, and safe even in high temperatures. The 110W portable solar panel is made from high-strength materials and IP68 waterproof certified, so it is ready to power you through all kinds of weather, no matter where you go.

    1 HOUR AC RECHARGE: Fully recharge the RIVER 2 generator using an AC outlet in only 1 hour with EcoFlow’s X-Stream fast charging technology.

    FAST SOLAR CHARGING: Use clean, green renewable energy to recharge RIVER 2 power generator in as fast as 3 hours with 110W solar input.

    LiFePO4 LONG LIFE BATTERY: Using LFP battery cells, use and recharge RIVER 2 more than 3000 times before hitting 80%. That’s almost 10 years of regular use. RIVER 2 includes advanced BMS protection, monitoring voltage, current, and temperature to keep your LFP battery running for years.

    HIGHLY EFFICIENT 100W SOLAR PANEL: With an industry-leading 23% conversion rate, EcoFlow solar panels can charge your solar generator faster and more efficiently than ever. Plugs into most power stations with solar connectors to boot.

    WEATHER, WATER AND DUSTPROOF:With an IP68 waterproof rating, the 110W portable solar panel is made for the outdoors and can withstand the elements.

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    RIVER 2 Series Portable Power Station

    Charge 0-100% in 1 Hour

    RIVER 2 beats the industry standard of charging speeds, fully charging in only 60 minutes. That’s 5x faster than other portable power stations on the market and 38% quicker than previous generations. Fully charge RIVER 2 while you pack your bags, so you’ll always be ready for a last-minute trip.

    LiFePO4 Battery Chemistry

    With upgraded long-lasting LFP battery chemistry at its core, charge and empty RIVER 2 Series over 3000 times. That’s pretty much 10 years of everyday use and 6x longer than the industry average. With LFP cells, RIVER 2 Series is safe, durable, and highly efficient, even in warm temperatures.

    The First Power Station That Is TÜV Rheinland Certified

    RIVER 2 Series is a cut above the rest as the first portable power station in the world to get certified. With it’s high safety standard, the TÜV Rheinland certification means the security and reliability of RIVER 2 Series is guaranteed.

    Power Anywhere For Up To 6 Devices At Once

    Power lights, laptops, and kitchen appliances in a snap. There is space for all of your essential devices with 2 AC outlets, 1 USB-C port, 2 USB-A ports and 1 car outlet, you are ready for anything.

    Ways to Charge

    With 4 different ways to top up the RIVER 2 Series, there’s a recharge option no matter what. From fast AC in-car charging when you’re on the go.

    Smart Battery Management and X-Boost Technology Up To 600W

    The state-of-the-art Battery Management System (BMS) constantly monitors the voltage, current, and temperature of RIVER 2 with multiple aspects of protection, extending its life to the max.

    RIVER 2 has an AC output of up to 300W. Need to power a blender or desktop? Crank it up to 600W with X-Boost mode to run up to 99% of consumer electronics.

    Control From Anywhere, Take Anywhere, And Built To Last

    Use the EcoFlow app to control and monitor RIVER 2, even from afar. View charging levels, customize settings, and adjust charging speeds, all from the convenience of your phone.

    With a compact portable design, taking travel-friendly power off-grid has never been this easy. With a light-weight that’s 30% lighter than the previous generation, RIVER 2 is ready to power all your outdoor adventures.

    With one of the most extended warranties in the industry, the RIVER 2 go’s the extra mile to give you peace of mind.

    Ultra-Fast Home Backup Switchover

    With a switchover speed of less than 30ms, you won’t even know the power was down. Use RIVER 2 as an emergency power supply for outages to keep essentials running.

    0W Portable Solar PanelPortable Reliable and Renewable Power Anywhere and Anytime

    With an industry-leading 23% conversion rate, it’s far lighter and approx. 10% smaller than similar portable solar panels on the market. That means a faster, easier charge wherever you are.

    The EcoFlow 110W Solar Panel is portable, foldable, and intelligently designed, delivering a Smart and easy way to produce power on the go. Carry this 15-pound panel in a case that doubles as a stand, giving you the best angle for solar charging. Recharge even faster by chaining multiple panels in a series or in parallel.

    Case Doubles as a Stand

    Take it camping, on a road trip or in your backyard with a case that doubles as a stand. Unzip and prop up your panel at just the right angle to ensure maximum solar coverage.

    The EcoFlow 110W Solar Panel is portable and foldable, making it ideal for camping, hiking, and outdoor adventures. The solar panel folds into a compact size for transportation, and can be unfolded and set up easily.

    Waterproof Durable

    Designed to withstand your adventurous lifestyle, this panel is IP68 certified. Under lab conditions it can withstand being submersed in water for 72 hours. Built with a high-strength composite, it can take a beating too. That’s an all-weather ready panel designed to stand the test of time.

    Whether you are camping, hiking, or going on a road trip, the EcoFlow 110W Solar Panel has got your back. With IP68 rated dust and water resistance, this solar panel is designed for the great outdoors, also featuring an 0.2mm ETFE film that protects the surface from ultraviolet light and prolongs the life of the product.

    Portable Kickstand Carrying Case

    On the go? Keep your panel folded up and protected while you hit the road. Save valuable trunk space and go easy knowing your panel is safe. Once you arrive, simply unfold, prop up and start generating clean, green electricity.

    Choose from a range of solar panels to get the speed you need (60W, 110W, 160W, 220W, and 400W). Renewable energy anytime, anywhere!

    RIVER 2 Can Power Up To 6 Devices At Once

    With a 300W output, RIVER 2 has most of your essentials covered. But why not take power to another level with X-Boost mode? Turn it on to power appliances with an output of up to 600W, including a desktop computer or blender.

    Power lights, laptops, and kitchen appliances in a snap. There is space for all of your essential devices with 2 AC outlets, 1 USB-C port, 2 USB-A ports and 1 car outlet, you are ready for anything.

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    RIVER 2 Specifications

    Capacity 256Wh
    Battery Chemistry LFP (LiFePO4 Battery)
    Shelf Life 1 year ( after fully charged)
    Cycle Life 3000 cycles to 80% capacity

    -10°C to 45°C (20°C to 30°C is best)/14°F to 113°F (68°F to 86°F is best)

    Using RIVER 2 six times a week, 3000 full 100% cycles will last 9.6 years until it drops to 80%. 2. BMS includes over-voltage, overloading, over-temperature, short circuit, low-temperature, low voltage, and overcurrent. 3. When charging and discharging at high wattage, RIVER 2 Max and RIVER 2 Pro may make a noise up to 62db.

    110W Solar Panel Specifications

    What’s in the Box?

    RIVER 2 Power Station
    RIVER 2 Power Station x 1
    AC Charging Cable x 1
    Car Charging Cable x 1
    Quick Start Guide x 1
    110W Solar Panel x 1
    Warranty Card x1


    Q: What kind of fast charging does RIVER 2 support?A: PD2.0/3.0

    Q: Can I take the RIVER 2 Series on a flight? A: No

    Q: What is the battery cell chemistry of the RIVER 2 Series?A: RIVER 2 Series models have LFP battery chemistry. This allows RIVER 2 Series models to charge and discharge around 3000 times (approximately 10 years of use) before its battery capacity drops to 80%.

    Q: What is the operating temperature range of the RIVER 2 Series? A: Optimal Operating Temperature (C): 20°C ~ 30°C Charging Temperature (C): 0°C ~ 45°C Discharging Temperature (C):.10°C ~ 45°C Storage Temperature (C):.10°C ~ 45°C

    Q: How many solar panels can be used to charge RIVER 2, and what is the solar input?A: RIVER 2 : 11-30V 8A, 110W Max RIVER 2 Max RIVER 2 Pro : 11-50V 13A, 220W Max

    Q: What is the difference between RIVER series and RIVER 2 Series? A: Faster charging speeds / Battery cells upgraded from NCM to LFP Warranty extended to 5 years affordable

    Q: Does the RIVER 2 Series support dual charging?A: No, RIVER 2 Series models do not support dual charging.

    Q: What connection methods does the EcoFlow app support? A: Supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections.

    Q: How much does the RIVER 2 weigh?A: Approximately 7.7 lbs

    Q: What is the RIVER 2’s input power and how long does it take to fully charge? A: RIVER 2: 1. AC Charging: X-Stream 360W fast charging 0%-100% in 1 hr 2. Solar Charging: 110W fully charges in 3-6 hrs 3. Car Charging: 100W fully charges in 3 hrs 4. USB-C Charging: 60W fully charges in 5 hrs

    RIVER 2 Max: 1. AC Charging: X-Stream 660W fast charging 0%-100% in 1 hr 2. Solar Charging: 220W fully charges in 3-6 hrs 3. Car Charging: 100W fully charges in 6 hrs 4. USB-C Charging: 100W fully charges in 6 hrs

    RIVER 2 Pro: 1. AC Charging: X-Stream 940W fast charging 0%-100% in 1.17 hr 2. Solar Charging: 220W fully charges in 4.5-9 hrs 3. Car Charging: 100W fully charges in 9 hrs 4. USB-C Charging: 100W fully charges in 9 hrs

    Q: What is the output power of RIVER 2?A: RIVER 2: 1. AC Output: Pure sine wave, Total 300W (Surge 600W) 2. DC Car Adapter Output: 12.6V, 8A, 100W Max 3. USB-A Output: 5V, 2.4A, 12W Max Per ports, Total 24W 4. USB-C Output: 5/9/12/15/20V, 3A, 60W Max

    RIVER 2 Max: 1. AC Output: Pure sine wave, Total 500W (Surge 1000W) 2. DC Car Adapter Output: 12.6V, 10A/3A/3A 126W Max 3. USB-A Output: 5V 2.4A, 12W Max Per ports, Total 24W 4. USB-C Output: 5/9/12/15/20V, 5A, 100W Max

    RIVER 2 Pro: 1. AC Output: Pure sine wave, Total 800W (Surge 1600W) 2. DC Car Adapter Output: 12.6V, 10A/3A/3A 126W Max 3. USB-A Output: 5V 2.4A, 12W Max Per ports, Total 24W 4. USB-C Output: 5/9/12/15/20V, 5A, 100W Max

    Q: Do RIVER 2 Series models support an Extra Battery?A: No, they do not support an Extra Battery.

    Q: What is the capacity of the RIVER 2 Series batteries?

    A: RIVER 2:256WhRIVER 2 Max: 512Wh

    Q: What is the waterproof rating?A: IP20

    0W Solar Panel FAQ

    Q) What is the waterproof level of the solar panels?A) The solar panels are IP68 rated so they can still function in the rain but the performances of the panels depend on how much sunlight is available. You can rest the solar panels on the car roof, the boat roof and the roof of your house for efficient and convenient solar power (You can purchase EcoFlow’s suction cups separately to help attach the panels to flat surfaces).

    Q) How do I get the most solar power?A) Increase the efficiency of your solar panel by facing it directly at the sun without any obstructions. Remember to be careful when handling your solar panel because damaged cells provide less power.

    Q) Does it charge if it is inside?A) Yes, if the only thing between it and the sun is transparent, but it won’t charge as well compared to being outside. You can compare the difference by looking at the input section of your power station’s LCD screen.

    Q) Which type of cables can be used to connect solar panels to DELTA?A) The cable that can be used to recharge your DELTA by solar panels is MC4 to XT60 cable, and this cable is included in the packaging of DELTA.

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    Jackery, also known as 电小二(Dian Xiaoer), is a brand that focuses on solar generators. As the industry leader, it is mainly engaged in the technology development, product planning, production and sales of portable power.

    Recently, Jackery released its fastest solar charging and energy storage product, the 2200W Portable Power Station 2000 Pro, whose feature is the fast-charging solar power outdoor, allowing users to enjoy a portable and green power supply anywhere anytime.

    The Portable Power Station

    Jackery 2200W Portable Power Station 2000 Pro continues the colors of black and orange. With the 94V-0 flame retardant and multiple protection mechanisms, it’s pretty safe in an accidental outside collision.

    All the ports are in full view of the front. Let’s have a further look.

    In the center is the display, which shows the real-time input and output power, remaining battery and battery time remaining.

    The new battery management system of the chip can effectively ensure the safety of use and real-time monitoring outside.

    The two USB-A ports support up to 18W output. And the two USB-C ports below support up to 100W PD output, which can directly charge digital devices such as phones, laptops and cameras. The independent switch is on the right and the label shows it supports QC 3.0 fast charging protocol.

    The right side of the display is the protected car charger port, supporting up to 120W. And these independent switches make it safer to use.

    The protected LED lighting is on the left of the display, with an independent switch that can adjust for brightness. In an accident, it can be set to continuously flashing to facilitate search and rescue.

    Specifications are printed on the left side of the back, and the right side is equipped with a DC input port and an AC input port.

    The 2000 Pro has a battery capacity of 2160Wh, 50Ah 43.2V. Four temperature probes can monitor the real-time maximum temperature of the battery core and will automatically cut off power when the temperature is above the safety line.

    Redefinition of Solar Fast Charging

    Jackery said this 2000 Pro is the current pioneer of solar generator, needing only 2.5 hours to be fully charged the fastest, which we will test next.

    Jackery has developed high-efficiency materials for this product to enhance the output efficiency, and it can be self-charged even outdoor. It upgrades the charging rate, conversion efficiency and green energy to create a low-carbon, safe and efficient outdoor renewable energy power system.

    With the included adapter, six 200W solar panels can be used to power the 2000 Pro at the same time.

    The back of the solar panel comes with its folding bracket, which can face the sun at the best angle outdoor to maximize the efficiency of solar charging.

    AC Charging

    It supports multiple self-charging methods. Using the included cable to directly connect to the outlet with the AC port on the 2000 Pro, the tested charging power can reach 1500W The 2000 Pro also supports car charging input and comes with a cable for in-car charging in the package.

    Unlimited Outdoor Green Power

    Now you only need a Jackery 2200W Portable Power Station 2000 Pro to charge your devices when travelling outdoor, with multiple USB ports supporting up to 100W fast charging.

    Even the outdoors, the 2000 Pro will be able to charge the coffee machine, as you can see that the power reaches 940W, which can fully meet the normal working conditions.

    It also supports the induction cooktop.

    Electrical tools are also applicable.

    Even an oxygenerator can work.

    The Input Range

    Here is the self-charging time-testing data of 2000 Pro.

    This chart shows that it can reach 24% in half an hour, 51% in 1 hour and 100% in just 1 hour and 57 minutes. This charging speed is one of the fastest in the whole field, making it a good choice for travel.

    The Output Efficiency Test

    The 2000 Pro has a battery capacity of 2160Wh and supports a rated output power of 2200W. The output power is often different in the face of other power-using devices and cannot be quantified. So we chose to test through the USB-C.

    Using USB-C, it ended in 18 hours and 51minutes. And the output energy was about 1881.7139Wh. When charging your laptop, the power will decrease as the laptop battery power increases. So the actual time is certainly much longer than 19 hours.

    Summary of ChargerLAB

    Based on the actual usage, ChargerLAB found the Jackery 2200W Portable Power Station 2000 Pro powerful enough to meet diversified needs. With extremely fast and safe power storage, it can achieve a sustainable power supply under 2.5 hours of solar self-charging or 2 hours of wall self-charging.

    It is equipped with two USB-C ports and two USB-A ports. In addition, the considerate AC ports also ensure convenience and safety.

    Jackery said its portable power stations are changing how users around the world charge outdoors. What do you think?

    The 10 Best Solar Generators (2023 Review)

    A solar generator gives you backup energy from the sun if you’re out camping or if you’re experiencing a power outage. We’ve reviewed the top solar generators here.

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    Solar generators convert sunlight into energy to power your devices and appliances when you don’t have electricity. If you’re looking for a portable power source to take with you on a trip, read our review below to see our top picks for the best solar generators. You can also read our buying guide to generators to aid you in making a Smart purchase.

    Compare Top Solar Generators

    ProductWatt HoursWeightWarrantyDimensionsProductWatt HoursWeightWarrantyDimensions
    Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 240 240 5 pounds 2 years 9 x 5 x 8 inches
    Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 500 518 13 pounds 2 years 12 x 8 x 9 inches
    ROCKPALS Portable Power Station 300 8 pounds 2 years 11 x 5 x 9 inches
    EF ECOFLOW Portable Power Station 1,260 Not listed 2 years 16 x 8 x 11 inches
    BLUETTI Portable Power Station 2,000 61 pounds 2 years 17 x 11 x 15 inches
    Goal Zero Yeti 500X Portable Power Station 505 13 pounds 2 years 14 x 12 x 9 inches
    MAXOAK Portable Power Station 2,400 49 pounds 2 years 19 x 7 x 14 inches
    ITEHIL Portable Power Station 500 19 pounds 2 years 11 x 9 x 8 inches
    EF ECOFLOW RIVER Pro Portable Power Station 720 17 pounds 2 years 11 x 7 x 9 inches
    Rainier Outdoor Power Equipment Portable Power Station 150 5 pounds Not listed 10 x 4 x 6 inches

    Top 10 Solar Generators

    Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 240

    taken at time of publishing.

    This solar generator is lightweight at under five pounds and has a textured handle that makes it easy to carry from location to location. Another unique feature of this generator is that it can charge devices while it’s been recharged, and it can be recharged through a wall or car outlet.

    Pros and Cons

    Has the most affordable price point out of the models in this review

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    Can charge and recharge at the same time

    Has a built-in textured handle for easy carrying

    ✘ Criticized by some customers for dying quickly

    ✘ Has the lowest power output in this review at 200 watts

    What Customers Are Saying

    Many customers praised this portable power station for producing minimal noise, having a long-lasting battery, and being easy to carry. Others said that they had positive customer service experiences. Unhappy customers noted that this model died quickly and lacked power.

    Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 500

    taken at time of publishing.

    This solar generator has an output of 518 watt-hours and has eight output ports and outlets, allowing it to charge a handful of devices. Additionally, it can be carried with you on a camping or hiking trip due to its small size, and it features an oversized carrying handle.

    Pros and Cons

    Has the most affordable price point out of the models in this review

    Can charge and recharge at the same time

    Has a built-in textured handle for easy carrying

    ✘ Criticized by some customers for dying quickly

    ✘ Has a low power output of 200 watts

    What Customers Are Saying

    Customers praised this generator for its ease of use and portability. However, negative reviews complained about the fan not working properly and the manufacturer providing poor customer service.

    ROCKPALS Portable Power Station

    taken at time of publishing.

    The carrying handle on this solar generator is rubberized and textured, making it easy and comfortable to hold onto. With its 300 watts of power and 280 Wh, this generator can handle small home appliances and electronic devices, such as lamps, hair dryers, and laptops.

    Pros and Cons

    Can be recharged using a cigarette lighter, three-prong wall outlet, USB port, or solar panel

    Has one fast-charging USB port

    Has enough power to provide about 40 charges to small home appliances

    ✘ Not sold with the DC converter

    ✘ Criticized for feeling cheaply made

    What Customers Are Saying

    Many customers were happy with this portable power station because of its great value for the money, portability, and long battery life. Some said that it met all of the manufacturer’s claims and was easy to use. Negative reviews noted that this model felt cheaply made, not offering much power and struggling to charge devices.

    EF ECOFLOW Portable Power Station

    taken at time of publishing.

    Two of this solar generator’s six USB ports are fast-charging to ensure your necessary devices and appliances, such as lanterns and phones, stay charged at all times. The generator provides up to 1,260 watt hours for refrigerators,

    Pros and Cons

    Features patented X-Stream Technology to help it recharge faster

    Features two fast-charging USB ports and four standard ports for multiple charging options

    Can provide power to a laptop for over 25 hours

    ✘ Doesn’t have all of the ports and outlets on one side for easy access

    ✘ Noted by some that the wattage didn’t match the advertised output

    What Customers Are Saying

    Amazon customers praised this power station for having a lot of power, minimal noise, and responsive technical support. They also loved how lightweight and portable it was. However, dissatisfied customers said that it didn’t provide as much power as advertised and that it broke after minimal use.

    BLUETTI Portable Power Station

    taken at time of publishing.

    This solar generator can run several powerful devices at once with 2,000 watt-hours. It has an intelligent temperature-activated fan that keeps the unit cool and quiet. Plus, all of its outlets and ports feature covers to keep them protected when they’re not in use.

    Pros and Cons

    Has a touchscreen to control its settings

    Includes a car charging cable

    Has small carrying handles on either side of its body

    ✘ Costs the most out of the options in this review

    ✘ Weighs 60 pounds, making it more difficult to transport than other models

    What Customers Are Saying

    Customers praised this power station for being an excellent value for the money. Many loved its easy-to-use touchscreen and long battery life. Some unhappy reviewers experienced temperature errors despite the model’s fan.

    Goal Zero Portable Power Station

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    This generator is a great choice for campers due to its easy operation and 505 watt-hours of operation. It also includes four different port options, including AC, 12V, and 60W USB-C PD, ensuring you can operate several different devices outdoors without worry. Courtesy Amazon

    Pros and Cons

    Can charge in a 180-watt wall outlet in three hours, a 60-watt outlet in 10 hours, or a 120-watt outlet in 4.5 hours

    Is made from rugged, durable material that’s perfect for on-the-go operation

    Can recharge a phone up to 42 times and a laptop up to 10 times

    ✘ Has a long auto shutoff timer

    ✘ AC outlet is sometimes slow to operate

    What Customers Are Saying

    Customers who were happy with their purchase of this solar generator commented on how simple it was to operate, as well as its long-lasting battery and its lightweight design. However, others felt this generator had issues powering on large devices, and some had issues with the LCD screen.

    MAXOAK Portable Power Station

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    This portable power station has an impressive eight ports that include two AC outlets, one car outlet, four USB-A ports and one USB-C port, giving you the flexibility to charge a variety of devices under 1,000 watts. It is also available in numerous color options to match your style.

    Pros and Cons

    Can be charged up to 80 percent within 10 hours

    Features an intelligent cooling fan to prevent overheating

    Can charge a laptop up to 32 times

    ✘ Wall charger has a slower operation than some other models

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    ✘ Is heavier than many other solar generators

    What Customers Are Saying

    This generator earned positive reviews on Amazon for its high-charging capacity, and several others were also impressed with its durable design and many charging ports. On the other hand, it was docked by some for its LCD display. A handful of reviews noted that it was hard to read and didn’t display the remaining battery percentage. Others were also disappointed in its 1000-watt inverter, which was lower than other solar generators of similar sizes.

    ITEHIL Portable Power Station

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    This heavy-duty solar generator is made with aviation-grade aluminum alloy, giving it extra protection and impact resistance. It also comes with a convenient carrying handle that makes it easy to transport and a bright LED light to help you use it in the dark.

    Pros and Cons

    Features multiple input and output ports that can reach over 700 watts

    Can be charged via wall outlet, car outlet, or solar panel

    Includes an LED display and SOS rescue and warning features

    ✘ Does not include USB-C charging

    ✘ Does not feature Wi-Fi compatibility

    What Customers Are Saying

    Customers who left positive reviews for this product were impressed with its charging imports, as well as its LCD screen and its overall design. However, some customers found it was lacking in the overall power level, while others found that it needed to be frequently recharged to work correctly.

    EF ECOFLOW RIVER Pro Portable Power Station

    taken at time of publishing.

    With 720 Wh and 600 watts of power, this solar generator is a good medium-sized option that won’t break the bank. It can charge up to 80 percent in just one hour, and can power some devices of up to 1800w. Additionally, it features three AC outlets and weighs less than 17 pounds.

    Pros and Cons

    Features 10 total output ports

    Includes a built-in flashlight

    ✘ Can be difficult to carry and transport

    ✘ AC sockets can occasionally be obstructed

    What Customers Are Saying

    This solar generator earned positive reviews from customers for its low noise level and lightweight, compact design. Several other customers also were impressed with its fast charging ability, noting it completely charged in just over one hour.

    Rainier Outdoor Portable Power Station

    taken at time of publishing.

    This small generator, which features 150Wh, is perfect for charging small electronic devices like smartphones, tablets, drones, lights or speakers. It weighs only five pounds, comes with a built-in flashlight and measures only six inches tall, making it easy to fit anywhere.

    Pros and Cons

    Features three USB Ports, three 12V 5.5mm DC outputs

    Includes a battery level display for easy tracking

    Has a lower price point than most other portable power stations

    ✘ Not ideal for charging large appliances

    ✘ Charging times can be inconsistent

    What Customers Are Saying

    Customers loved how maneuverable and portable this portable power station was, noting it was a great choice for camping or fishing. Several also complimented its durable, long-lasting design. On the other hand, some customers felt this product was overly loud, while some said they had difficulty getting it started.

    Buyer’s Guide

    Portable generators that utilize solar charging are a reliable source of renewable energy. Read our buying guide below to learn about battery life, portability, and other factors that will help you decide on the best solar power generator.


    Solar generators are available as both portable generators and backup generators. Most solar generators are portable, lightweight, and have a built-in handle. The best portable solar generators are used to provide power for construction sites, campers, events, or other settings where access to electricity is limited.

    Backup solar generators provide backup power for when an electrical grid fails, providing an efficient alternative for installing a complete system. Backup solar generators provide enough power to turn on appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, televisions, and more in the event of a blackout.

    In the video below, Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron shows how to use a solar generator:


    When examining the battery of a solar generator, you should consider its overall battery capacity (measured in watt-hours) and its charging method.


    The lifespan of your generator’s battery depends on the size of the battery and the amount of power required to run your devices. For example, a battery with a watt-hours rating of 150 can run a 100-watt appliance, various power tools, or several small appliances that equal 100 watts for 1.5 hours.


    The amount of time it takes to recharge the battery depends on the size of the battery and the method of charging, as well as the charger’s power. Larger batteries take longer to recharge than smaller batteries. Additionally, while solar generators are meant to connect to solar panels for charging, that’s not always convenient if it’s overcast or if you’re pressed for time. That’s why they typically also offer an electric charging function. A quick charge function may also be available on certain models.


    Solar generators come with various outlets and ports to run several devices simultaneously. Common plugs include AC outlets, USB and USB-C ports, and car cigarette lighters.


    The price of a solar generator depends mainly on the type you’re purchasing and the power output. For portable generators, some lower-end models that will only power small items can cost 200 or under, while higher-end models can cost well over 500 or upwards of 1,000.

    Backup generators also vary in price depending on the model, but smaller generators can cost around 1,000, while generators with higher wattage can cost several thousand or more.


    To determine what sized solar generator you need, consider how much power you need for your devices. For example, if using a portable generator on a camping trip, do you need to power a portable fridge, television, or coffee maker? Or do you only need power for small items like a mobile phone or a mini fan? The wattage required to run each item may vary, and most portable solar generators can power in the range of 100-500 watts. Smaller units typically have a lower power capacity and can only charge small devices.

    Backup solar generators can typically power at least 1,000 watts, which should be enough to power appliances like small lights, a fridge, or a television. However, if you need whole-home power or need to turn on devices like a washing machine or air-conditioning unit, you will likely need a generator with a power level of at least 2,000-3,000 watts.


    To ensure you’re getting a high-quality solar generator, look for trusted brands that make well-reviewed products. Some of the brands that are well known for making solar generators include Jackery, ROCKPALS, Renogy, BLUETTI, EF Ecoflow, Goal Zero, Kohler, Titan Solar and Flashfish.

    What Are The Benefits of a Solar Generator?

    When shopping for a new generator, there are several unique advantages to buying a solar generator instead of a gas-powered model, such as:

    Noise Level

    Standard generators can get noisy, which could be a significant factor if you’re using them while camping, RVing, or even running them outside your home. However, one of the benefits of solar generators is that they run completely quiet since they don’t have any of the parts of gas-powered generators.


    Solar generators also require little-to-no maintenance to operate. Solar generators are less likely to break than fuel-powered generators and have fewer parts to maintain. The standard maintenance needed for a solar generator is dusting, removing moisture, and checking the connection.

    Fuel and Clean Energy

    One of the main benefits of solar generators is that they use clean, renewable energy, which is better for the environment. It can also be better for your wallet, as solar generators avoid having to stock up on fuel to run your generator.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is it worth getting a solar generator?

    A solar generator may be worth it depending on how you use it. The cost of the generator easily pays for itself if you live somewhere that receives ample sunlight and you utilize the energy from the generator as a home backup. Alternatively, if you frequently go on road trips, a solar generator is also worth it.

    Will my solar generator come with a solar panel?

    It depends on the model. Some generators come with the solar panels needed to operate them, and some don’t. If you don’t have a compatible solar panel already, it might be worth it to find an all-inclusive kit, as this cuts down on the cost and the number of purchases.

    Are there other types of generators?

    Yes. Some generators use electricity or gas for power, and all power generators are able to support off-grid living. However, some people prefer solar generators for the following reasons:

    • They’re more eco-friendly because they use energy from the sun as opposed to fossil fuels.
    • They’re cheaper to operate because you don’t have to buy fuel refills for gas generators.
    • They’re better in emergency situations where you might not have access to fuel.
    • They’re quieter.
    • They’re more portable because they’re smaller and lighter.

    What’s the purpose of the inverter in my solar generator?

    The power stored in a solar generator’s battery is in direct current (DC), but most devices and appliances use alternating current (AC). This inverter converts DC to AC. If your solar generator doesn’t have a built-in inverter, you will need to purchase one separately.

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