Ecoflow Delta Review Pros and Cons – So, today we’re finally going to review the Eco flow Delta, and a lot of people want to know if this is a good standalone solar power system. It has literally every feature that we want. It has great output, great input, lots of safety features.
Ecoflow Delta Review Pros and Cons
So, let’s move on to the review. Let’s see if this is actually a good unit, that’s worth our time. I’m actually pretty excited because this thing has insane charging capabilities from an AC outlet, and the first thing you see when you open, it says keep this box enjoy the 24-month warranty and support at EcoFlow, but I don’t know if I should trust this.
This is fancy in the carrying case and the packaging that comes with, is really nice, but I don’t really care about packaging. I care about the performance of the product. So, it actually has a very impressive build quality. I was not expecting that in the pictures it looks like a cheap toy, but it looks really nice like this, is very durable nylon.
Inside The Box
|DELTA 1300||X 1|
|DELTA Bag||X 1|
|3.5m MC4 to XT60 Solar Panel Charging Cable||X 1|
|1.5m AC Charging Cable||X 1|
|1.5m Car Charging Cable||X 1|
|User Manual||X 1|
DELTA 1300 Specifications:
|Net Weight||30.9lbs (14kg)|
|Dimension||15.7 x 8.3 x 10.6 in (40 x 21 x 27 cm)|
|Charge Temperature||32-113°F (0-45°C)|
|Discharge Temperature||-4-140°F (-20-60°C)|
|Color||Gray & Black|
The Delta comes with some cables. So, first, we have a cigarette lighter to xt60 charge cable, so you can charge with your car’s alternator. You have an XT 62 mc4 but these wires are very small. This is a 14 gauge wire that’s pretty pitiful. You’re not gonna be parallel connecting your panels, but I don’t think the input limit voltage is much more than 60 volts.
Ecoflow Delta Review Pros and Cons – That’s not that great, but I’m not sure what size the total ray is. I’m sure it’s spiked accordingly, we’ll find out in a second, and we have a cigarette lighter to car clamps, and these are pretty cheap feeling, and then we have an AC input cable. This is the front of the Ecoflow Delta, you have a screen that tells you stats about the battery in the inverter, and what’s going in and out of the battery, and then down here, we have DC outputs, that are USB C, and fast charge USB 3.0.
You have an ON and OFF button for the entire system, and if you want to turn on these USB s, you press right here, and it’s on, but check out this screen, this thing is incredible. I’ve been testing it for the last hour, and I love it. We have a state of charge indicator that tells us a percent in a blue graphic to depict how much power we have left.
Next, we have an input in, an output for the Watts. So, whether you have an AC or a solar charge controller, it will tell you how many watts are going into the Ecoflow Delta, and how many watts are going out through the inverter and the DC outputs. And then over here, we have a net loss or a game meter, and it tells you how many hours we can power the load for.
DELTA 1300 Power Station
If you have inputs and outputs, it will take the net loss or gain, and they will tell you how many hours you can power it for you. Also have safety notifications on the top right, you have charge sources on the bottom. This is a very quick, fast, easy look at the meter, and it tells you everything you need to know.
On this side, we have the inputs, and we have an AC input for a cord that connects to a wall adapter and this has a circuit breaker with 20 amps max. You could push a lot of power into this, and then we have a 65 volt 10 amp max, XT60 connector. This is where you charge the cigarette lighter adapter, or a solar panel, or a slower panel array, but you cannot exceed 65 volts or 10 amps.
So, you’re probably not going to put any solar panels in parallel, and we’re gonna get to that later, and we have six AC outlets with a max output of 1800 watts, and a max surge of 3,300 watts. You can turn these on by pressing this button, you have a white light, and some fans come on. At the bottom, we have a cigarette lighter adapter.
So, let’s check with the voltages, and we have 13 points 6 volts. So, this is a regulated output. This is awesome, that means that you can run your 12-volt appliances without a problem, unlike a lot of other generators on the market, they have an unregulated output. They did a great job with this, you could actually power a DC refrigerator with no problem, with solar power.
So, so far it’s actually very impressive. Now, we need to test it, so the first thing we’re gonna test is, the rate at which it charges with AC power. It’s charging fast, we’re already at 500 watts, it’s charging at 1200 watts, now 1222 watts, I guess it takes some time for the cooling system to start kicking into overdrive mode.
We are charging very fast, this is like 10 times faster than most other solar generators on the market. That’s really incredible actually, literally it takes multiple days to charge a goal zero, and this can do it in one to two hours. That is insane.
You can watch this video for a full review of Delta 1300.
Overall, this unit is incredible. But, I absolutely cannot recommend this unit for daily solar power system use. If you want to depend on this unit for cycling every day, I would say forget it. You need to build your own system or pay someone to build a system with the lithium iron phosphate battery. If you’re pushing like 10 to 20 years, and you want to use it every day, in a cabin, or a small home, do not use this.
You could actually chain these together and have a lower C rate, and keep the batteries cold, and maybe you will get maybe a thousand of two thousand cycles with limited degradation. But with how it’s designed in the temperature control system, and how it throttles it, if you’re using it, how it’s advertised with the fast charge rate, you are gonna hit the charge cycle life that we talked about only 800.
So, for a standalone system do not use it, but if you’re using it on the weekends for camping, this thing is perfect, and it’s super cheap, and I’m gonna actually recommend it. Because it did pass all of the tests, it is highly inefficient.
We went over every single downside, and there is degradation. That’s significant but there are lots and lots of people that want a simple easy to use fast-charge battery, not everybody needs to cycle every single day. So, if you fit that category, this unit is for you. That was a lot to talk about but I hope this article made sense.
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