EcoFlow Delta 1300 is one of the most talked-about portable power stations in the market. This portable power station is lightweight, easy to carry around, has a 1260Wh battery capacity, and a whopping 1800W inverter.
But people keep asking if this product really worth your money? Should you buy EcoFlow Delta 1300?
Well, to answer these specific questions we are going to do an EcoFlow Delta 1300 review today. We also tested the EcoFlow Delta 1300 so don’t forget to read the results.
Without any further ado, let’s begin.
EcoFlow Delta 1300 Review
Now let’s discuss some of the main features of the EcoFlow Delta 1300 power station to find out if this product is actually worth your money.
EcoFlow Delta 1300 Charge Time
When it comes to portable power stations, the charge time of these devices is crucial. You would not like to wait an entire day to get the power station fully charged, right? Fortunately, EcoFlow Delta 1300 portable power station offers one of the fastest charging times in the market.
The reason behind the fast charging of EcoFlow Delta 1300 is the X-stream technology. Furthermore, this device needs only a sleek power brick cable (included) to charge, there is no need for any bulky adapter anymore.
This new and improved technology allows the portable power station to charge exponentially faster than its competitors. On average, the EcoFlow Delta 1300 charges 10 times faster than most of the other portable power stations on the market.
Furthermore, the EcoFlow Delta 1300 charging via car outlet and solar panels is also impressive. This portable power station takes only 4 hours to charge via solar panels completely using the said charging methods.
Can Ecoflow Delta 1300 Connect 6 Solar Panels?
EcoFlow Delta 1300 offers faster charging than any other power station in the market. But what makes this portable power station even better is that it can connect with 6 solar panels. Due to this, you can charge the portable power station even faster than ever before.
However, the maximum power input is 400V and you can push it to 600V. So, only use 100W solar panel sheets if you are planning on linking 6 solar panel sheets to the device.
Ecoflow Delta 1800W AC Power Inverter
No matter how much capacity your portable power station offers, if the inverter is not strong enough then it would not be able to run all of your electrical appliances. This is what makes the EcoFlow Delta 1300 portable power station different from most of the other products on the market.
This portable power station features a 1800W AC inverter. In short, this portable power station can run any device that requires 1800W or lower power. So, what can you run or charge using the EcoFlow Delta 1300 portable power station?
To start with, it can run a mini-fridge, hairdryer, coffee maker, television, washing machine, and even a microwave. The rule is simple, the EcoFlow Delta 1300 can support any appliance with 1800W or below power input requirement.
EcoFlow Delta 1300 Power Output
EcoFlow Delta 1300 features a 1260Wh battery. In other words, the EcoFlow Delta can run a 1260W device for an hour. This battery capacity might not seem enough but can be helpful during emergency situations. It can run a 10W light bulb for 36 hours. A 1260Wh battery can charge an iPhone, Macbook, and camera, multiple times. Not to mention that you can run a fan and TV on the EcoFlow Delta 1300 portable power station for hours on end.
High-Tech EcoFlow Delta 1300 Solar Panel
Portable power stations are incomplete without their solar panel counterparts. Fortunately, the EcoFlow Delta 1300 portable power station comes with one 110W solar panel. But you can get as many EcoFlow solar panels as needed.
One thing that we love about EcoFlow solar panels is that these solar panels are high-tech and well-made. They offer fast and efficient charging. Even when the weather is cloudy you can charge your portable power station with the EcoFlow solar panels.
Another great feature of EcoFlow solar panels is that they are foldable. Hence, you can fit them in your car or any vehicle easily.
EcoFlow Delta 1300 Output Port
A portable power station with multiple power output ports allows you to use the unit to run different appliances. This is exactly how EcoFlow Delta 1300 can be used because it features versatile power output ports.
To start with, the EcoFlow features 6 Ac output ports, you can use these ports to power any appliances that have an AC power cord. As if that was not enough, this portable power station also offers 2 x USB-A, 2 x USB-C, and 2 x fast-charging USB ports. Each of the USB output ports has a 2.4 amp output.
Due to this many power output ports, the EcoFlow Delta 1300 portable power station allows to power 13 different appliances simultaneously.
EcoFlow Delta 1300 LED Screen
Lastly, the EcoFlow Delta 1300 features an LED screen. In the middle, the screen shows the battery status so you know when to charge the unit. The right side of the LED screen shows the input and output wattage. On the left side, the LED shows how much time is remaining.
EcoFlow Delta 1300 Price
All of the features that we discussed above are impressive. But now it is time to talk about the price of the EcoFlow Delta 1300 portable power station.
The EcoFlow Delta 1300 portable power station costs around $1400. However, you can order this power station with the EcoFlow solar panels. The price of a single 110W EcoFlow solar panel is $299. But if you get the EcoFlow 1300 portable power station along with the solar panel then the company offers a discount and you can save up to $300 on your purchase.
EcoFlow Delta 1300 Problems
Overheating Throttles Charging
The first problem that we faced with EcoFlow Delta 1300 portable power station is that is prone to overheating. This overheating could have been easy to deal with on its own. But the overheating also throttles charging which is a bigger issue. If the portable power station gets heated then it will not charge until the device is cooled down.
On average, this portable power station takes around 1-3 hours to cool down. Which means you will not be able to charge it during that time.
Battery Life Cycle
The lifecycle of a portable power station battery is one of the most crucial features to check when making a purchase. With that said, the lifecycle of the EcoFlow Delta 1300 battery is not impressive at all.
The EcoFlow Delta 1300 battery has an 800 cycle to 60%. This means after charging and discharging the battery 800 times, the battery would lose 40% of its capacity.
This low battery capacity makes this portable power station not suitable for long-term use. You can still use the EcoFlow Delta 1300 occasionally. But if you are planning on getting this power station for daily use then the battery would need to be replaced every 3 years.
Low Round Trip Efficiency
Another disadvantage of the EcoFlow Delta 1300 portable power station is its low round trip efficiency. So, what is round trip efficiency? Round trip efficiency is the value of electricity that is retrieved after putting in storage. In other words, batteries usually lose the stored electricity when being stored for a long amount of time. So, round trip efficiency is the amount of electricity that you would be able to use after the battery is kept in storage for a long time.
For most portable power stations, the round-trip efficiency is usually 80%. However, EcoFlow Delta 1300 battery only offers a 70% round trip efficiency.
EcoFlow Delta 1300 Power Station Test
EcoFlow Delta 1300 Testing Specifications
The very first test that we did with the EcoFlow Delta 1300 portable power station was to check all of its specifications. Let’s start by discussing the packaging of this unit. The EcoFlow Delta 1300 portable power station comes in a strong cardboard box and was secured by multiple foam pieces around it. The packaging could not have been any better.
Following are the accessories that are included with the EcoFlow Delta 1300:
- A small water-resistant bag to carry the EcoFlow Delta 1300.
- Sleek and portable “Power Brick” cord which is used for fast charging the EcoFlow Delta 1300 via the wall outlet.
- Solar charging cable with the mc4 and XT60 connector.
EcoFlow Delta 1300 Body
- The unit has 2 ergonomic handles to carry the portable power station from place to place.
- On the front side of the EcoFlow Delta 1300, the unit features ventilation openings. And on the opposite side, there are ventilation fans.
- Under the fans is a small lid that hides the power input ports. The maximum input for the wall outlet port is 12V and for the XT60 port is 400W.
- This EcoFlow Delta 1300 has 6 x AC and 6 DC output ports.
The second test we did to check the EcoFlow Delta 1300 portable power station was by running a freezer on it.
To start the test, we did the following preparations.
- We charged the EcoFlow Delta 1300 portable power station up to 99%.
- Then we unplugged our double door refrigerator with deep freezer to the unit. We then plugged the refrigerator switch into the AC output port. Side note, press the grey button under the AC output ports to get AC electricity.
- After we turned on the portable power station, the refrigerator started working.
The refrigerator turning on was a good sign. It means that the inverter is powerful enough to run a high-wattage refrigerator.
Test Result of Using Ecoflow Delta 1300 Power a Refrigerator
What we noticed right away after plugging in the refrigerator was that the battery dropped from 99% to 96% immediately. But after that even after a couple of minutes, the battery remained 96%.
After a few hours of continuous usage, the refrigerator used three-quarters of the battery capacity and the power station had only 25% battery left.
At this point, we thought to plug the power station into the solar panels and run the refrigerator while simultaneously charging the unit. After one hour, the power station was charged up to 74% and was also running the refrigerator. The unit got overheated so we ended the test.
EcoFlow Delta 1300 Charging & Discharging Tests
Lastly, we wanted to test the charging and discharging time of the EcoFlow Delta 1300 portable power station. And following are the results of the tests we performed on the unit.
EcoFlow Delta 1300 Charging Test
According to the EcoFlow site, the Delta 1300 portable power station features X-stream technology and hence charges faster. But we needed to check how fast this unit actually charges. So, we charged it using two methods.
- We plugged the EcoFlow Delta 1300 portable power station into the wall outlet It took the unit 1 hour to charge from 0% to 80%. And within 1.5 hours, the unit battery was 100% charged.
- Secondly, we wanted to test the solar panel charging speed. After connecting the unit with the 110W solar panel sheet we waited to see how long the unit takes to charge. We found that it took the portable power station 4 to 4.5 hours to charge via solar energy.
In conclusion, the EcoFlow Delta 1300 portable power station indeed offers fast charging.
EcoFlow Delta 1300 Discharging Test
Fast charging is of no use if the unit discharge time is low. This is why we had to test how long can we use this portable power station with one full charge. For this experiment, we chose to power the home theater using the EcoFlow Delta 1300 portable power station.
We plugged in the 50 inch LCD and a full-size speaker to the EcoFlow Delta 1300. Immediately, the unit’s LED screen showed an output of 140W. Along with the wattage and voltage, the screen also indicated that at the current wattage output, the battery will last 11 hours. This discharge rate is truly astonishing as you can run your home theater on this power station for half a day without any issue.
EcoFlow Delta 1300 vs Jackery 1000
Now that we have discussed the main features, pros, and cons of the EcoFlow Delta 1300 portable power station, it is time to compare it with its top competitors.
Many people in the market consider Jackery 1000 a good substitute for EcoFlow Delta 1300. But the main question is, among both of these portable power stations, which device is more superior?
In terms of battery capacity, EcoFlow Delta 1300 is better than the Jackery 1000. Where Jackery Explorer 1000 only offers 1002Wh battery capacity, EcoFlow Delta 1300 gives 1260Wh battery capacity. A bigger battery means the device will run for more time.
Next up on the comparison list is the inverter of EcoFlow Delta 1300 and Jackery 1000. Just like the battery capacity, EcoFlow Delta 1300 has a better inverter as well. The EcoFlow portable power station has a 1800W inverter which allows you to run appliances up to 1800W. On the other hand, Jackery 1000 portable power station features an 800W inverter. In short, you would not be able to run appliances that require high wattage, i.e freezer, hairdryer, etc.
As mentioned in the EcoFlow Delta 1300 review section, this portable power station offers one of the fastest charging in the market. All of the EcoFlow portable power stations charge faster than their competitors and that includes Jackery 1000. When it comes to charge times, Jackery takes around 5.5 hours to charge via a wall outlet, 6.5 hours to charge via solar panels, and 11.5 hours to charge via the car outlet. On the other hand, the EcoFlow Delta 1300 takes only 1.5 hours to charge via a wall outlet and 4 hours to charge on solar energy.
Portability is what sells these power stations. If an emergency power station is not easy to travel with then there is no purpose in buying one in the first place, right? Well, in terms of portability both EcoFlow Delta and Jackery power station are amazing. However, Jackery 1000 weighs only 22 lbs and is 10 lbs lighter than EcoFlow Delta 1300. So, if you want a lightweight portable power station then Jackery 1000 is a good option.
Both of the power stations under consideration offer multiple output ports. From AC to Dc and USB ports, these portable power stations have got them all. With that said, EcoFlow Delta 1300 features a total of 13 output ports and allows to power 13 different appliances simultaneously. On the other hand, Jackery 1000 can only run 6 appliances at a time because it has only 6 output ports.
As Jackery 1000 is available for $999 only, it is clearly more affordable than EcoFlow Delta 1300. So, if you are on a tight budget then you should look into Jackery 1000. However, the EcoFlow and Amazon sites usually offer discounts so the price mentioned above might not be the same when you buy the product.
EcoFlow vs Jackery Powering Vacuum Cleaner Test
To check the efficiency and inverter power of Jackery 1000 and EcoFlow Delta 1300 we decided to run a vacuum cleaner on both of these units and see the results. But before we started the test, we checked the voltage output from the wall outlet to the vacuum cleaner for a baseline. So, we plugged the vacuum cleaner into a wall outlet and connect it with a voltage checker. The voltage checker showed 1000 to 1050 V output which is average for vacuum cleaners.
Next, we did the same test but let the power stations run the vacuum cleaner. What we noticed was that EcoFlow Delta 1300 was giving 1000 to 1050 V and ran the vacuum cleaner efficiently.
However, when it comes to the Jackery 1000, the voltage output barely reached 850V. Moreover, when connected with the Jackery 1000, the vacuum cleaner did not seem to work on its full extended either.
With that, we are at the end of our EcoFlow Delta 1300 review. So, should you get this portable power station or not?
In our opinion, the EcoFlow Delta 1300 portable power station is indeed worth your money. This unit features a 1260Wh battery which can last you to up to 99 hours depending on the appliances you are powering. The portable power station also has a 1800W inverter which is powerful enough to power 80% of the electrical appliances such as hairdryers, refrigerators, etc.
The EcoFlow Delta 1300 portable power station features the X-Stream technology which allows the unit to charge completely within 1.5 hours. Due to the presence of multiple and versatile power output ports, this unit can charge or run up to 13 appliances simultaneously. This portable power station is lightweight, easy to carry, and suitable for travelers. The package also includes a small bag that can fit the whole unit inside. This bag is water-resistant and will keep your EcoFlow Delta 1300 dry.
Last but not the least, the price of the EcoFlow Delta 1300 is reasonable for the features it offers.