EcoFlow Delta Pro Portable Power Plant Review – Better Than a Generator, and No Gas!
REVIEW – We are all incredibly attached and dependent on our devices, even more so if you are the Gadgeteer type. The EcoFlow Delta Pro Portable Power Plant, which is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, is used to purr your home, cabin, or camp when the power goes out, keeping your herd of gadgets alive.
What is that?
EcoFlow Delta Pro Portable Power Plant is a self-contained battery, high voltage AC inverter, and low voltage power supply that can power many devices when there is a power failure or need for power in remote locations.
- 99 pounds
- 25 x 11.2 x 16.4 inches
- 3600Wh, 48 volts
- UL, CE, FCC, RoHS and Telec certified
- Wi-Fi Supported
- Bluetooth supported
- Pure sine wave inverters
- Five AC output outlets, 120 volts, 60 Hz, 3600 W total (7200 W surge)
- Two USB-A charging ports, 2.4A, 12W maximum per port
- Two USB-A fast charging ports, 5V to 2.4A, 9V to 2A, 12V to 1.5A, 18W maximum per port
- Two USB-C ports, 5/9/12/15 / 20V at 5A, 18W maximum per port
- One car charger socket, 12.6v at 10A, 126W maximum
- Two DC5521 outputs, 12.6 V to 3 A, 38 W maximum
- One Anderson output socket, 12.6V at 30A, 378W maximum
- One X-Stream 1800W input charging port
- One AC voltage input charging port, 100-120V, 15A or 220-240V, 12A, 50 / 60Hz
- One solar charging input port, 11-150V, 12A maximum, 1200W maximum
- One car charging input port supports 12 and 24VDC vehicles, 8A current consumption
- Internal LPF battery
- 1 year battery life after fully charged
- Over voltage, overload, over temperature, under temperature, short circuit, low voltage and over current protection
- Operating temperature range 14 to 113 ° F, optimum 68 to 86 ° F
- Discharge temperature from 14 to 113 ° F
- 32-113 ° F Charging temperature
- Languages: English, German, Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian
- Screen resolution: 1280X800
- Two Delta Pro smart battery expansion ports (optional)
- A Smart Generator port (optional)
- Delta Pro remote control (optional) compatible
- Dual voltage concentrator compatible (optional)
- X-Stream EV adapter (optional) to connect to the EV charger
What’s in the box?
- EcoFlow Delta Pro battery and inverter set
- AC charging cable
- Car charging cable
- Solar charging cable
- DC5221 to DC5525 adapter cable
- Handle cover
- Delta Pro adapter to smart generator
- Manual and warranty card
Design and Features:
I live at the end of an electrical circuit and any upstream problem leads to a loss of power to my home. I can’t begin to tell you the frustration of not having electricity, but of being able to look across the street and see my neighbors going about their business without worry. In some circumstances, friendly neighbors have allowed long extension cords to keep freezers from thawing, sump pumps to avoid flooded basements, and even to power a home’s heating to warm things up before it lasts a long night. cold and help prevent pipes from freezing.
Because I’ve “been there, done that” I’m a little OCD about having a backup power plan. I have a generator, but it’s cumbersome to plug in (especially frustrating if the power failure is only for a few hours), uses a fair amount of fuel, the exhaust is toxic, it’s noisy, and , it requires maintenance to make it work. Transporting and storing gas is painful, and to make matters worse, I hate the smell, yuck! I’ve slowly moved away from fossil fuels and even have an electric lawn mower and a hybrid car to keep my gas mileage as low as possible. Now only my snow thrower and standby generator use gas. Another big advantage of not using gas is that the Delta Pro can be stored and used indoors without exhaust, without the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and without noise (except for cooling fans).
For several years, I took several interim measures to deal with power loss issues – I used USB batteries to run phones and computers, inverters with a bare car battery to run my oven , and various little options to keep my freezer cold and the sump pump running to keep my basement from flooding. If necessary, I turn on a generator to run multiple things at once. Of course, it is possible to buy a large generator or a roof full of solar cells and back-up batteries for home power, but these solutions are relatively expensive, require professional installation, and have their own maintenance issues.
Get into EcoFlow… I was quite impressed when I found out about EcoFlow’s offerings on Kickstarter and jumped at the chance to get my hands on one of their products.
The EcoFlow Delta pro arrived in a sturdy cardboard box with foam inserts. Rugged is absolutely necessary because the Delta Pro is a beast at nearly 100 pounds.
It’s not something I want to lug around Higglety-pigglety, but the EcoFlow design team have thoughtfully added a luggage-style extendable handle, padded handles, and solid wheels to make mobility a bit easier.
EcoFlow includes several charging cables for standard AC outlets, charging in a vehicle, and solar power, although solar panels are optional accessories. As an electrical engineer, I was admirably impressed with the charging voltage and current ranges.
Charging this gigantic powerhouse from a wall outlet is blazingly fast! According to my ammeter, it peaked at 14.8 amps while charging – that’s a full 1800 watts and is powerful enough to fully charge in just over 2 hours from a 120 volt outlet. Very impressive! But wait… there’s more!… The app allows for custom charge levels if your system is limited in its amperage capacity, for example, mobile home parks that limit outlet usage to 15 amps and the circuit should be shared with other gadgets.
Equally impressive, the Delta Pro can simultaneously charge from AC and DC power supplies AND can generate power while doing so. It’s a big plus in my book! This means that the portable power plant can draw power from a car’s power outlet or solar panels *, convert them to USB or AC power as needed, and any excess power not used by the outlet is pumped into the outlet. battery – simultaneous use and charging.
You might ask, “Why is simultaneous charging and use important?” “
On the one hand, because the inverter output power on the Delta Pro is very… very… clean, perfect sine waves that translate into happy, healthy gadgets. Sine wave power, AC (alternating current) is what your home uses. Motors and other loads are designed to perform optimally using this type of power. Unfortunately, some inverters (power converters that change direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC)) use a “modified sine wave” which causes normally soft power to have “stair steps” instead of waves. sweet. These “stairs” in the power supply can cause loudspeakers to buzz and run hotter than normal, and even cause failure of sensitive electronics (computer power supplies, for example). EcoFlow’s design ensures that this does not happen.
Then, simultaneous charging and output reduces guesswork and cable swapping when keeping it running – after making the connections, power automatically goes in and out of the Delta Pro system without having to manipulate cables or cables. taken. If there is enough power for the Power Station to charge and enough capacity in the batteries to power the connected devices, it works.
To make the system even more versatile, using an adapter, the Delta Pro can be recharged from electric car charging stations and a gasoline Smart Generator *!
The input ports are located at the “tail” end of the Delta Pro.
The outlets on the Delta Pro are plentiful, powering whatever I could throw at it – my freezer, fridge, fan, TV, and even an 1800-watt microwave was no problem. Even at 1800 watts, the Delta Pro could have powered my microwave for two consecutive hours!
Translating this into smartphone numbers, the Delta Pro should be able to fully charge my iPhone 12 Pro 250 times!
EcoFlo offers an attractive solution for devices GREATER than 3600 watts without overload – X-Boost lowers the output voltage and current to inductive loads (like electric drills, hair dryers and waffle irons) to allow the device to function. Very clever!
To increase utility, the Delta Pro can be expanded to add two additional optional external batteries and a home connection kit *. This is particularly noteworthy because it not only increases the capacity of the system, but also allows the voltage to be increased up to 240 volts, two-phase power supply. This means the Delta Pro can power ANY appliance in your home, including your furnace, dryer, or electric oven. I don’t know of any other UPS based backup power system that has this capability. Wow, EcoFlow, wow !!
The bright, multicolored display of the Delta Pro provides the percentage of available power, input and output power, an estimate of the time remaining at current consumption, the status of the connected device, indicators and warnings.
To sweeten the experience, the EcoFlow app is fantastic! All functions of the Portable Power Station can be monitored, ports can be turned on and off.
Even more application options can configure virtually everything on the Delta Pro as well as update the software.
The app even has a section providing full specifications. I love this!
* EcoFlow did not include an extra smart battery, smart generator, Delta Pro remote, dual voltage concentrator, solar panels, or EV X-Stream electric vehicle charging adapter for review, but this system is so awesome that I would love to revise them in the future!
What I like
- Ultra-fast charging
- A multitude of entry and exit choices
- Modular and expandable
- Exceptional performance!
What i would change
- Nothing! This system is amazing! EcoFlow engineers have thought of everything! The system is completely modular, expandable and incredibly innovative!
EcoFlow’s Delta Pro is one of the most innovative, efficient and well-designed products I have had the pleasure of testing. It performs incredibly well, the design and features are amazing, and its scalability is nothing short of amazing! Well done, EcoFlow, well done!
Price: $ 2,699.00
Or buy: Kickstarter
Source: The sample for this examination was provided by EcoFlow.