Testing EcoFlow Delta Max – EcoFlow is a company that creates eco-friendly power solutions that allow you to have renewable power anywhere. This is the power station designed to be quite eco-friendly while providing a clean power source. EcoFlow can provide huge power capacity to keep your home, and devices fully charged during a power outage and emergencies. This simple box can open up a room of possibilities. I’ll break this up into a few sections. So, you can get a feel for it first thing.
Testing EcoFlow Delta Max
EcoFlow Delta Max Overview
I’ll cover the features of this. Why do I want it? And what do I think the average consumer can do with it as well? And finally, I’ll talk about the specs. This unit is as straightforward as it gets. I run through all sides of this unit to bring some clarity. So, if we look at the front, along the front, there’s an LCD panel that gives you all the readings that you need to know about this unit. Just below that, you have the button that turns on the wi-fi feature on this.
Below that, you have two USB type A, two USB fast charging ports, and two USB type C and this little great button allows you to toggle the USB power section on and off, and you’ll see this button near every section that has an output. And at the bottom, you have a power switch.
Let’s call this side one if this box doesn’t provide enough power for you. You can always expand it with two extra battery ports. There’s not much happening on this side except for the fan to help keep this unit cool which is on both sides. Moving to the back of the unit, just under the door, you have a port to connect a solar panel, a switch to control how fast this unit charges up, and right beside that, there’s an AC power socket to charge the unit, and finally an overload protection switch.
So, if we scroll down, you’ll see this unit comes with 6 AC output, 2 DC output, and 1 car charging port. Navigating back to the top, you’ll see there’s not much happening here, but handles, they’ve proven to be incredibly strong which is needed to tote this unit which is 48 pounds. And last but not least, the bottom has a durable rubber base. So, you can place this on any surface without any worry.
EcoFlow Delta Max for emergency backup
Why would I want this unit? And what will I do with it? I can recall a few years ago, I lost power during the hurricane, and I went two days without it. The crazy thing is with the exception of one of my neighbors, everyone else had power the entire time in that short period of time. I realized how power-dependent we are. We have no control over natural disasters, and this unit would have been a game-changer.
Then, and moving forward for me, having this unit is going to work wonders years ago. I trench in my backyard, so I can install electrical pipe, low voltage stuff, and water lines, all for future projects in my area. If I wish to add any exterior electricity, I’ll need to pull a permit to avoid pulling any permits prematurely. I can use this delta max to power up anything I need in the backyard while this is not the ideal permanent installation. I would like at the moment, it’s still a cheaper option than hiring an electrician when you factor in trenching wiring materials, and labor hours with this unit.
Sure, it’s almost 50 pounds, but you grab one thing, bring it outside and you’re done. It’s not wet rated, so let’s not lose sight of that. I was doing some research on this unit and realized they do have a waterproof case in the works, and I’m not sure when that’s coming out, or if it’s even out yet. But that’s something to keep an eye out for, to me the value of this unit is not limited to backup power. But to your needs and imagination, my unit will see most of its usage in the backyard, traveling, heading to the beach, or just being on standby for emergency backup.
Nowadays, with Smart TVs being a norm, I only need power and enough wi-fi range, and you can entertain yourself outdoors. As an example, this unit has less than 50 charges, and I can run this 50-inch tv, and a bug zapper for 7+ hours. I know how I plan to use this unit, but what can average consumers do with it, often you look at something in its most simple form without any imagination. And it’s hard to comprehend, how to use it, and how it could impact, or change the way you do things as I’ve been testing this unit.
Testing EcoFlow Delta Max
I’ve come to be more and more impressed with it, and its performance without being able to touch it. I’m going to share some of the experiences with you, to give you some ideas and more insight into this unit. When I think about this unit, not just for myself but for others, I feel like this is great for everyday people looking to be prepared for unpredictable power outages, and so much more.
Testing EcoFlow Delta Max – I tested this unit in just about every way I possibly could think of. I watched a load of laundry on this unit, and while I was doing that, I even connected the app played with it to get a great sense of what it does. Now, that I’m seeing this it’s great because you can see the battery status, especially when it’s not facing you, not just that you get to see a range of information about this unit, from controlling things to seeing battery status, and so much more.
The cycle on the washing machine ran for about an hour and 10 minutes which used up about 17 percent of the battery, not saying anyone would want to dedicate their unit to a washing machine during an emergency. But, if you had to, it’s possible one solution to keep your unit charging is adding a solar panel. Dealing with hurricanes in the past, I know exactly what it’s like to be without electricity.
And one of the first things that come to mind is preventing the food and the refrigerator from spoiling, whatever you want to rely on, it needs to be able to stand up to those times, and I’m gonna check out this unit, and see how it fares out with the refrigerator and all the other appliances that’s capable of being plugged into it.
I’m gonna unplug the fridge from the wall, and plug it into this unit while I’m at it. I may as well plug in other appliances right now with everything in a standstill mode, and it looks like it’s always calibrating. I can get around 33 hours with the fridge, the toaster not being used, and the microwave. If I open the door on the microwave, let’s see what happens. So, right now the bulb is on, and it’s telling you that if the bulbs stay on in this position, according to this, you’ll get about 19 hours of run time with that bulb being on.
Let’s see what happens when I run the microwave. I’m gonna put this cup of water in it, and turn it on. So, with the microwave running, it’s burning through these batteries. I’m going to say like the microwave is probably something, we don’t want to use, but it’s telling you right now that the battery is at 80 percent. And if I constantly keep that microwave constantly running, I’m only going to get around 52 minutes out of this unit with the fridge plugged in, the toaster, and the microwave running with the toaster engage.
It looks like the heating element inside the toaster is pulling a ton of current. The LCD is always calibrating based on its current state at the moment. I stop the toaster, the remaining hours on the unit will go up from 2 to a higher number. And honestly, if you have kids during the power outage, the only thing that’s important to them is entertainment and staying cool. So, as long as you have fans, and an AC unit, anything that is rated and appropriate to plug into this unit, you’re gonna be just fine.
So, moving over into the family room, I set up a number of devices that I believe would be in use during a power outage. What I have here is, 3 TVs, 1 laptop, 2 Ipads, 1 cell phone, a DSLR camera, a 27-inch iMac computer, and 2 studio monitors. Some things here would not be deemed an emergency, of course, however, it allowed me to put some strain on this unit. You can get a sense with all this load running on this unit, that’s not even fully charged that you’re getting a few hours out of this unit. So much of these are great examples of how typical consumers would be using a unit like this.
But, let’s talk about it from a construction phase, and how could you use this unit out in the field. I was super excited to stick power tools on this unit and try to see how it performs. Why upgrade to battery power tools when you don’t have to if you’re working on a job site without power. So, I’ve tried a few tools, and only one of them really put this thing to the test. I tried a drop-side table saw, had no issues there. I even tried the miter saw on it, and while it did its job, I did notice there was a difference when plugging it into an AC outlet versus using the EcoFlow unit.
The biggest difference I noticed, it felt like, it had a softer start while pressing the trigger trying to cut. Versus plugging into an outlet, it feels more aggressive from the start. But once it’s bending, seemed to be the same. As far as the table saw, I didn’t notice any difference there, or with any other power tools. Maybe you need to do some welding in a remote area. You need to do some small repairs whether it’s on the gate or fence, or something along those lines, something that needs some welding.
This unit is some occasions could get the job done. I would not rely on this to be a dedicated power source in the field. But small stuff, I think it’ll be ready for it. I think another way to get the most out of this unit is if you’re in video production, filmmaking, and photographer. I think as a filmmaker, I do everything stationary when it comes to making videos at least for the short term. It’s quite rare if I go other places to do work filming is a part of what I do. And typically, wherever I go, I have power.
EcoFlow DELTA Max
Final Words Of Testing
Testing EcoFlow Delta Max – However, I can see this unit being a valuable part of a photographer, and filmmaking toolkit, whether you need to recharge a battery, being a power source for video, lights, cameras, the camera slides monitors, and so on. At this point, the brand is backed by investors. They’ve continued to use crowdfunding as a way of seeking out open-minded early adapters of their portable power station technology. Products are already in production, and they plan to ship out this fall.
Unlike gas generators, you can operate this unit within your home, and not be exposed to carbon monoxide. It’s quiet and with such a compact size weighing, just 48 pounds, it’s easy to transport. One of the more impressive things about this unit is, you can go from zero to 100 charge in 1.8 hours. That’s almost the same amount of time it takes me to charge my cell phone. I have the Delta Max, it’s a step up from the original Delta, and there’s an even bigger unit, the Delta Pro.
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