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EcoFlow RIVER portable power station comparison

Josh Spires | 02 February, 2022 | The Sphere Drones Blog

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The EcoFlow RIVER series offers industry-leading portable power stations designed for emergency power, off-grid power, and portable power on the go. This portable power station comparison takes a look at each EcoFlow RIVER, comparing portability, capacity, output, solar capability, battery chemistry, and more.

RIVER Mini RIVER RIVER Max RIVER Pro
Capacity 210Wh 288-576Wh 576Wh 720-1440kWh
Output 600W 600W 600W 600W
Weight 11 lbs 11 lbs 17 lbs 16.8 lbs
Charging Speed 300W 250W 500W 660W
Solar Input 200W 200W 200W 200W
Battery Chemistry NCM NCM NCM NCM

EcoFlow RIVER Mini

The EcoFlow RIVER mini is the smallest portable power station we’ve ever made. It’s more powerful than a power bank and more portable than other power stations.

Portability

We weren’t kidding when we said the EcoFlow RIVER mini was the smallest and lightest portable power station we’ve ever made. It comes in at just 6.3 lbs, so if you’re looking for something more powerful than a power bank but don’t want to skimp on portability, the EcoFlow RIVER mini is a great option.

Capacity

Even larger power banks typically only reach about 10,000 mAh capacity. In watt-hours, that’s roughly around 50Wh. The EcoFlow RIVER mini storms ahead with up to 210Wh of capacity, giving you hours more power. That’s the equivalent of 15 phone charges, 4 laptop charges, or 13 portable speaker charges. Pretty neat, right?

Output

This is where things get even more interesting. Unlike power banks, the EcoFlow RIVER mini comes with 300W AC wall outlets. That means you can power your phone, laptop, lights, and fans wherever you go. In a café and can’t find an AC outlet? Out on a camping trip and need to charge your phone? You get the point — free yourself from the wall with RIVER mini.

Fast Charging

Charging doesn’t have to be a chore. The EcoFlow RIVER mini charges up to 80% in just one hour. And it gets even better. The RIVER mini (wireless) has a convenient charging pad on the top so you can do away with all those pesky wires.

Solar Charging

If you’re not near a wall, you can also charge up with solar energy in as quick as 3 hours. An extra option that's yours if you need it.

Battery Chemistry: NCM Battery

Just like other RIVER series portable power stations, RIVER mini has an NCM battery. In addition to keeping the unit weight down, this battery chemistry is better for low-temperature resistance, which means you can store and use the battery in colder environments.

Final Verdict

If you’re looking for a mini portable power station that’s more powerful than a power bank, has more ports, and it’s small enough to fit in your backpack, the EcoFlow RIVER mini is an excellent choice for you.

EcoFlow RIVER Pro

The EcoFlow RIVER Pro is an off-grid powerhouse built for the wild. From camping to RV trips, get a 720-1440Wh expandable capacity, 600W AC output, and the ability to power 10 devices at once.

Portability

As the most powerful portable power station in the EcoFlow RIVER series, it’s no surprise that the EcoFlow RIVER Pro comes in as the heavyweight of the line-up. But make no mistake, at just 16.8 lbs, this battery generator is still super portable. It features a comfortable grip that makes it easy to carry around, a small lunchbox frame that makes it easy to store, and a lightweight design that makes it a perfect grab-and-go power source.

Capacity

Out on a long trip and need some extra battery life? You can double RIVER Pro’s capacity all the way up to 1440Wh with the RIVER Pro Extra Battery. It’s super simple. The extra battery connects directly to the RIVER Pro, providing power for emergencies or serious camping trips.

Output

3 pure sine wave AC outlets deliver up to 600W, ideal for powering more demanding devices. Want even more power? The EcoFlow RIVER Pro features X-Boost technology. Switch it on to power devices up to 1800W.

Fast Charging

The last thing you want to think about when you’re camping is having to put everything on pause so you can charge up. The EcoFlow RIVER Pro charges up rapidly from 0-80% in under an hour, giving you a full charge before you can finish packing your bags, throwing everything in the car, and riding away into the sunset.

Solar Charging

When you’re halfway through a 2-week overlanding trip, having an extra power source to keep all your gear powered on comes in handy. With the EcoFlow RIVER Pro, you can connect up to two 110W solar panels, giving you a solar generator that charges up in as quick as 4 hours.

Battery Chemistry: NCM Battery

Just like the rest of the RIVER series, RIVER Pro sports an NCM battery, which keeps weight down, offers better overall temperature resistance, and gives you better output performance in colder environments.

Final Verdict

The EcoFlow RIVER Pro is the most powerful option in the RIVER series. Whether it’s road trips, overlanding, or camping, RIVER Pro gives you an expandable capacity up to 1440Wh, 600W AC output, and 200W solar charging to take on the great outdoors.

EcoFlow RIVER Max

Hit the outdoors and keep everything charged up with the EcoFlow RIVER Max. Need more power? Connect the RIVER Max Extra Battery to get up to 576Wh. Need something lighter? Detach the extra battery and you’re good to go.

Portability

The EcoFlow RIVER Max comes in at around 17 lbs, featuring the same comfortable grip, design, and frame as the EcoFlow RIVER. The detachable design allows you to shed a few pounds in favour of portability when you're powering up on the go.

Capacity

From outdoor adventure to home backup, having an extra source of power makes all the difference. The EcoFlow RIVER Max comes with an extra battery which doubles the capacity to 576Wh. That gives you more runtime and an extra layer of security when the going gets tough.

Output

The EcoFlow RIVER Max features 3 pure sine wave AC outlets that deliver up to 600W. That’s enough to power a 50-inch TV, coffee maker, and most of your other favourite devices. If you do find yourself in a situation where you need to power more demanding devices, turn on X-Boost to power devices up to 1800W.

Fast Charging

Charge your EcoFlow RIVER Max from 0-80% in 1 hour. Our unique X-Stream charging technology offers you the fastest portable power station charging on the market.

Solar Charging

Whether you’re preparing for a power outage, going off-grid, or simply want a cleaner way to stay powered on, RIVER Max connects with up to two 110W solar panels to give you clean, green power.

Battery Chemistry: NCM Battery

The RIVER Max features an NCM battery, which keeps the unit lightweight, portable and provides better output performance in colder environments.

Final Verdict

If you’re looking for a portable power station that gives you flexible power in a variety of different situations, the EcoFlow RIVER Max is a great option. Need power for the long haul? Attach the extra battery. Looking to go hiking the next day? Detach the extra battery. It’s that simple.

EcoFlow RIVER

Keep all of your devices charged up from one convenient location. The EcoFlow RIVER has a 288Wh capacity that charges up fully in 96 minutes flat. That’s power that keeps you going.

Portability

At approximately 11lbs, the EcoFlow RIVER is one of the lightest portable power stations in the RIVER series. It features a comfortable handle for easy transportation and a convenient lunch box design that makes it easy to store.

Capacity

Just like the EcoFlow RIVER Max, RIVER has an expandable capacity up to 576Wh. From power outages to extended camping trips, you get peace of mind knowing you’ve got hours of more power.

Output

The EcoFlow RIVER has 3 pure sine wave AC outlets that deliver up to 600W. That means you can power your lights, fridge, projector, coffee machine, and pretty much most of your favourite devices wherever you go.

Fast Charging

EcoFlow portable power stations are the fastest charging on the market. The EcoFlow RIVER charges up rapidly from 0-80% in just 96 minutes.

Solar Charging

You can connect up to 2x 110W solar panels to RIVER to charge up with the sun. You’ll be fully charged up and ready to go in just 3 hours. So whether you’re camping, in your RV, or relaxing in your off-grid cabin, you can carry on doing the things you love while RIVER harnesses energy from the sun.

Battery Chemistry: NCM Battery

Just like every other portable power station in the RIVER series, the EcoFlow RIVER sports a reliable NCM battery. This keeps the unit lightweight and improves output performance in colder temperatures. In other words, it’s perfect for all-year-round power.

Final Verdict

If you’re looking for something simple and reliable to keep your devices charged up, the EcoFlow RIVER is a great choice. Hit the outdoors and take power with you wherever you go.

 Source: EcoFlow

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