Testing Ecoflow Delta 1300 – This is the Ecoflow Delta 1300. I purchased this power station on sale during Ecoflow’s Christmas sale. This power station is simply excellent. It will power almost anything found in your house besides the dry iron stove which both run on 240 volts.
Testing Ecoflow Delta 1300
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The inverter size of this power station makes it a great option for camping, or an emergency situation, however, the battery will not last forever, both in long-term life and short-term capacity. As a quick side note, I was rather disappointed in how I received the package. As you can see here, the outer box it came in wasn’t held together.
This doesn’t have anything to do with the power station, but it is disappointing that being said the rest of the packaging was very nice and protective.
The power station comes with three charging cords, one for solar, one for charging it in your car, and one for charging it from the wall in your house. It also comes with the instruction manual which I found very helpful, a thin protective bag to keep out any dust particles, and a few other small items. This is what it looks and sounds like when it is charging.
Because I had just received the power station outside from the cold and shipping, it is charging at a much lower rate at about 670 watts at 52 percent. It is so cold in the second, clip once, it has warmed up on another day. You can see, it’s charging at about watts which is an insane amount of power.
While we’re watching me make this healthy smoothie to blend as a test for this power station. For the first test, we are going to use my blender to blend a smoothie and see how it does on the power station. Not one issue, it worked just fine.
Now, let’s see how it works on this toaster. The reason why I’m doing these first tests with the power station plugged into the wall is, to show it is fully capable of UPC (Uninterrupted Pass-through Charging). You can see the input is about 1080 watts, but once I turn the toaster on, it jumps clear up to 1800 watts input with about 700 watts output.
That means it can power whatever you want and charge all at the same time. A lot of people are interested in this to use as an emergency system. You could plug in your power station to the wall and then plug your freezer into the power station that way. If the power ever went out, your freezer can continue running uninterrupted, and you won’t lose your frozen food.
Now, let’s test my full-size 1700 watt microwave. On my previous test, I tested this on the Ecoflow r600 which would not power and understandably. So, it is only rated for 600 watts with the ability to power up to 1200 watts at a much lower voltage. So, 1700 watts were out of the realm of possibility.
I fully expected the delta 1300 to power the 1700 watt microwave with no problem at all. After about two seconds of running, the fans did kick on, but they were unnoticeable. Also notice, I don’t have the delta plugged into the wall charging anymore, proving that it powers the full-size microwave completely on its own.
Next, let’s try powering my fridge and freezer combo, which is what I would be using this power station for in an emergency. The fridge and freezer combo by itself pulls about 130 watts running, but I was shocked to see that when I open the fridge door, it jumps to 175 watts. I’m not sure, if that’s simply the light bulb drawing that much power, or if the fridge shifts into a higher gear every time the door is opened either way.
It seems to be inefficient that way. This is my toaster oven which draws a lot of power about 1400 watts, you can see the Delta powers it just fine as well.
Vacuum And Smart TV Test
Another test I wanted to do was my vacuum. It’s nothing fancy, just your very basic cheap vacuum from Walmart. It pulls about 700 watts and runs just fine.
For my last test, I’m plugging in my 50 inches smart TV. It doesn’t draw a ton of power, and you can notice that it can run for about 30 hours, that’s 87 percent which is more than plenty. The last thing I want to show you is, how I’ve set up the delta for my house.
I have my lamp phone and watch charger as well as a security camera, and laptop. All running off the delta, then I have a solar panel in the window that charges the power station. This way I can save just a little money on the electric bill, and I’m prepared for a power outage with the solar panel and can run and charge the necessities of life.
DELTA 1300 Power Station
It’s good to charge it through solar at such a low wattage which helps preserve the battery longer. I also plan to use the delta for camping purposes to power lights, a small microwave fridge, and other small devices.
Final Thoughts Testing Ecoflow Delta 1300
Testing Ecoflow Delta 1300 – Overall, it’s really nice to have such a big inverter that can handle pretty much whatever you can throw at it. Now, let’s talk about some things I don’t like about the delta 1300. The battery is very low efficiency. In the manual, it says, it has a 1260 watt-hour battery with only 1008 watt-hours usable which is about an 80 percent efficiency. In comparison, the Jackery 1000 has about a 93 percent efficiency which is much better.
The other thing I really don’t like is the poor lifespan which after about 800 cycles. The battery only has 60 percent of its life remaining. Others like the bluetti are rated for 80 percent remaining life after 2000 cycles which is considerably much better.
Overall, what I really love about this power station is that it can power almost anything you would want. It’s quite portable for all that it offers, and it’s a great application for emergencies and camping. I also love that it can charge with a solar panel at a lower rate which increases the lifespan.
So, is it worth it? There are others on the market with better battery capacity for the price. The direct competitor is the bluetti EB150 which has a 1500 watt-hour battery but only a 1000 watt inverter. So, you really need to decide if you want a bigger inverter or a bigger battery. It’s hard to find both in the price range.
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