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Whatever you like to call them – portable power stations, solar generators, portable electricity generators – one name you most like have come across is the EcoFlow Delta Max series. These are serious battery storage generators, and the Max line brings a lot to the table. This article will focus on the EcoFlow Delta Max 2000.
EcoFlow Delta Max 2000
Here’s a quick look at the specs.
|Delta Max 2000 Specs
|2016Wh -Can expand up to 6kWh with 2 extra batteries
|2400W (3400W X -Boost Mode with smart generator) 5000W Peak Surge
|Dimensions (L x W x H)
|19.6 x 9.5x 12 inches
|AC :1.8 hours Solar: 2.5 hours
|Yes (800W Max)
|6x 120V~ (50Hz/60Hz) AC, 2x 100W USB-C PD (power deliver), 2 x USB-A 5V 2.4A, 2 X USB-A Fast charge, 2x DC5521
|Pure Sine Wave
|800 cycles (80%)
|Low Temperature Protection, Low Voltage Protection, Overcurrent Protection, Overload Protection, Over
Temperature Protection, Over Voltage Protection,
Short Circuit Protection
The Delta Max looks just like a desktop computer and as such you’ll find 6 USB slots on the front offering a wide range of suitability for all your devices and appliances. Two of the USB A slots are fast charging and USB-C is already blazingly quick. Combined with the AC sockets there isn’t much you are going to find that you can’t charge or power with it.
With a transfer switch you can use it as back up power for your home should you ever face a blackout, and it will kick in after 30ms. Ultra fast. Not fast enough for high end servers which need an instantaneous 0ms time to kick in, but not many homeowners are running a full scale internet hosting business at home.
Here are the run times Ecoflow says you will get with your MAX.
|Run-Time or Charges
|50 inch TV
If you want to get the most of this power stations capabilities you’ll pair it with solar panels. Not only will you benefit from constant renewable energy you’ll also take advantage of blazing fast recharge times. Even when there’s not much sun about EcoFlow solar panels have a unique tracking feature that follows the sun and optimizes the charging based on the available sunlight. Just on the subject of efficiency, EcoFlow have also developed their own X-Stream charging technology that can recharge this 2kWh system to 80% capacity in 65 minutes.
The LCD screen isn’t the biggest in the world, and you will probably find the app more intuitive and easy to manage. You can adjust the settings that will optimize the battery for improving its lifespan. Using turbo mode all the time will not be good for the life of the battery. But it allows you to take advantage of faster charging when you need it plus it allows you to power higher wattage appliances without damaging the power station.
EcoFlow founded by Wang Lei, are based in San Francisco and have been around since 2016. But like most of the world’s’batteries and computer chips they may be designed close to Silicon Valley but they are manufactured in China, Shenzen to be precise.
Their young entrepreneur team who cut their teeth working on the batteries for DJI drones, made their way onto the Forbes 30 under 30 list in 2017. Since that time the portable power market has exploded. No longer does anyone need a rooftop massive solar installation set up if they want to provide generator electricity for the home. Solar panels are now portable and can fold up for easy storage and transportation.
Portable power is here and here to stay. What more you can take it on the move with you and power you’re off-grid adventures.
So why would you Choose Another Power Station?
This is a premium priced product but it doesn’t have a premium level battery. At 800 cycles its going to top out in a year or 2 if you are a heavy user. Bluetti make the EB3A which is only a lightweigh watt-hours contender coming in a 263Wh, its designed for less strenuous work, yet it has a 2500 battery cycle life.
Similarly Jackery pro line models have 2500 lifecycles. In particular the Jackery Explorer 2000 plus which has practically the same Wh capacity (2042Wh) and is similarly priced has an absolutely massive 4000 battery life cycle. 4000 – that is insane. When you are going to spend top money on a portable power station you want it to last with a high battery capacity good for 5-10 years.
And that is the problem, which of course EcoFlow have addressed wouldn’t you have known with their higher priced Delta Pro models. See my review of the Delta Pro here.
Why Would You Choose The Ecoflow Delta Max 2000?
One of the main reasons you would choose the Delta MAX 2000 is that it has incredibly fast charging along with a sleek design and 2400W output for powering heavy load appliances. It won’t look out of place in your home and for good or bad reasons it doesn’t even look like a power station, so it will feel just at home in a bedroom, kitchen or office space.
Smart X-Boost technology not only ensures your power station recharges quicker it also allows you to plug in high wattage appliances and limit the charging output to 2400W. That way the system won’t overload and the overprotection battery management features won’t kick in and cut out the system.
If you really want to let loose in the wild, like all solar powered power stations it’s also available as a complete solar generator package. Fantastic for taking out of the home with you and it can also keep your household going if there is a grid failure. This is something rooftop solar panels can’t provide when there is a blackout. There has to be a connected battery storage generator, because once there’s a blackout solar panels can’t store any electricity.
So if you are regularly on the move discovering the country in your RV, and can handle the 48 pounds of bulk, this is going to be a great asset. One you can charge before leaving home in under 2 hours, plus you will have the available of charging via the cigarette port in your vehicle (12V & 24V supported) as you move and also with solar panels once you set down. You can also charge with AC if you are on a licensed camp site that provides you an AC outlet.
EcoFlow Delta Max 2000 FAQs
- What kind of devices can the EcoFlow Delta Max 2000 power?
The Delta Max 2000 can power a wide range of devices, from small electronics like smartphones and laptops to larger appliances like refrigerators and power tools.
- Can the EcoFlow Delta Max 2000 be charged with solar panels?
Yes, the Delta Max 2000 is capable of solar charging with a maximum input of 800W.
- Is the EcoFlow Delta Max 2000 suitable for outdoor use?
Yes its ideal if you are going to set up remote camp in the wilderness. But bear in mind the power station is not waterproof so it has to be kept under shelter and out of humid environments.
- How long does the battery of the EcoFlow Delta Max 2000 last?
The battery life depends on the power demand of the devices you’re using. With its 2016Wh capacity, it can provide significant power before needing a recharge.
- What safety features does the EcoFlow Delta Max 2000 have?
The Delta Max 2000 has 4 fans and features an intelligent battery management system and these protection features: Low Temperature Protection, Low Voltage Protection, Overcurrent Protection, Overload Protection, Over Temperature Protection, Over Voltage Protection,
Short Circuit Protection.
- Does the EcoFlow Delta Max 2000 support pass-through charging?
Yip, certainly. This means you can charge the power station while it’s powering up connected devices and appliances.
- How long does it take to fully charge the EcoFlow Delta Max 2000?
With an AC charger, it takes in as little as 1.8 hours. Solar charging times can be done in roughly 2.5 hours time.
- Can the EcoFlow Delta Max 2000 power a refrigerator?
It can run a standard household fridge for up to 14 hours.
- Does the EcoFlow Delta Max 2000 come with any warranty?
EcoFlow typically offers a warranty with their products, but for specific details, you should check with your retailer or EcoFlow directly.
- Does the EcoFlow Delta Max 2000 have a pure sine wave inverter?
Yes, it does which provides a steady stream of electrical current which protects any connected electronic devices.
Great connectivity, blazingly fast recharge times, brilliant as a complete solar generator kit with 2 x 400W solar panels. Looks sleek, and can work as a home back up system. But if you are sold on EcoFlow it’s disappointing that there is no LIFEP04 long lasting battery in this unit. It is not cheap, it is not a toy so if you are going to invest this high it’s worth stretching a little further for the EcoFlow Delta Pro series (reviewed here) or go for a Jackery 2000 Plus [reviewed here] if you need a similar spec’d machine with a much longer battery.
If you are really set on EcoFlow because of the styling check out the rest of the EcoFlow range before deciding if the Max series is for you, or if you can afford the Pro series its a much better but pricier option.