The Portable Mini EcoFlow Delta Power Station has all the bells and whistles you want from one power station. If you are within your budget, we have no real worries with you. And the EcoFlow Delta standard doesn’t cost much more if you need extra power and externals.
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Maybe it’s because I’ve researched many power stations, but I can’t seem to go anywhere on the internet without watching an ad for the EcoFlow setup. Well-designed power stations, so when the EcoFlow team went out to see if I wanted to test one, I jumped into the world. A week or so later, $ 999 EcoFlow Delta Mini Portable Power Port (also $ 400 EcoFlow 160W Solar Panel) de.
Even though this port has the Mini in its name, not all of it is small. It weighs 23.6 pounds and measures 14.9 x 7.2 x 94 inches.
I like the general design. It looks and feels like a premium product. There are ports on either end of the port, with one end also displaying an LCD screen. The screen is large and easy to read, describing the amount of power used or input into the port, the remaining hours, and the type of power options being turned on.
Below the display is an IoT key to activate a Wi-Fi port feature that allows you to connect to your local Wi-Fi network. Then, using the EcoFlow application, you can view all your statistics remotely, update your firmware, and adjust settings without physical access to the Delta Mini.
Below the IoT button you will find four ports: one USB-C 100W (20V / 5A) port, two USB-A ports (5V / 2.4A), and USB- charging speed A (12V / 1.5A) 18W) port. Below them is a golden color key.
On the opposite side you will find even more ports and connection options. There is a small cover near the handle that rotates to insert the input ports. From left to right is a port dedicated to charging through a solar panel or a car charger, an AC charging station, and an overload safety switch. Between the two charging terminals there is a switch that controls the AC charging speed, either “fast” or “slow,” going from max of 800W to 200W (more on this per minute).
Below the input terminals are five AC slots, with a dedicated power button for outputs in the middle. And, finally, below that there is a car charging station and a DC5521 main port, with a 12V power button.
Delta Mini supports Pure Sine Wave production, meaning you should be able to use it with devices that have AC motors, such as a microwave or small refrigerator, in case. It can output a total of 1400W, with an output power of 2100W. If you enable X-Boost in the application, or whenever the AC port detects that the power supply has exceeded 1400W, X-Boost will automatically run. However, EcoFlow recommends using only one AC power supply when using the X-Boost mode.
With high productivity, Delta Mini is able to power items like hand saw or electric skillet without any issues.
To measure the performance of the port, I connected my PortaPow power monitor with a load monitor to a USB port. The load monitor always removes power, while the next record records the amount of power used. The total output is 669.446Wh of power used in the 882Wh capacity. That means an efficiency of 75.90 percent. The average score of all the power stations I have tested is 83.51 per cent – only EcoFlow Mini above Ego Power + Nexus.
Another test I used to measure output was to connect a 4W table lamp and record a video past the time of how long the lamp lasted. When all is said and done, the table lamp stays on for 46 hours and 14 minutes. GoalZero Yeti 1000x, which achieved 111 hours and an amazing 29 minutes.
As for charging time, the Delta Mini can be fully charged in as little as 90 minutes by using an available power adapter and activating the X-Boost. Doing so will charge the port around 800W. If it is not fast, you can charge the station anywhere from 200W (takes up to five hours for full charge), all the way up to 900W. Remember, however, that overcharging the battery can have a detrimental effect on your overall life. I would recommend using it a little.
I also attached EcoFlow’s 160W solar panel to the Delta Mini and monitored its charging rate. EcoFlow calculates eight hours of charging time with the panel, and it fits my experience: The power station shows that it is charging at 140W of power from the charger, and will finish charging in eight hours.
True, the EcoFlow Delta Mini and 160W Solar Panel may be expensive, but they are also some of the best power station applications I have tested. Both feel like premium products, with a sun panel with a case that carries double fabric as a stand. Actually, this is a good tool.
That said, another option is setting up EcoFlow $ 899 EcoFlow Delta Portable Power Port, which has higher capacity and production and more ports for only $ 50 more than the Mini. I did not test Delta standard, but assuming it was written to the same standards, I would spend my money on it instead of the Mini.
Based in beautiful Colorado, Jason Cipriani is a freelance writer contributing to, Greenbot, IGN, TechRadar, ZDNet and CNET.