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Can’t Decide Between Bluetti and EcoFlow? No Problem!
If you’re on the hunt for a solar generator, you'll no doubt have come across companies Bluetti and EcoFlow, and frankly, it’s because they’re the best, which is why deciding between them can be quite tricky.
So, to help you figure out which brand is more suited to your green energy wants and needs, I’ve pitted two equivalent generators from each company against one another in the ultimate power supply showdown!
Allow me to introduce our first contender, the Bluetti EB150, a small suitcase-style solar generator packing loads of lean, green power.
And our second contender is the EcoFlow Delta, a cooler-shaped solar generator with energy for days.
- Excellent battery cycle life
- Durable enclosure
- Awesome built-in handle
- More affordable
- Large battery capacity
- Underwhelming inverter surge wattage
- So-so continuous wattage
- Only 2 charging methods (both take quite a while)
- Impressive surge wattage
- Great continuous wattage
- Durable design
- 3 charging methods
- UPS mode (sort of)
- Superfast AC charging
- Decent variety of outputs
- Battery capacity is weak considering its overall power
- Shorter battery cycle life
Bluetti vs Ecoflow Buying Guide
What Makes the Bluetti EB150 and EcoFlow Delta Suitable Contenders?
I’ve cherry-picked these generators from the Bluetti and EcoFlow catalogs because of their similar position on the market. They’re both…
- Mid-range power stations
- Roughly the same size
- First iteration generators
What’s in the Box?
- Power station
- AC adapter
- PV solar charging cable
- User manual
- QC certificate
- Power station
- AC adapter
- MC4 solar charging cable
- Car charging cable
- User manual
- Warranty card
Where Can I Buy These Generators?
Cards on the table, both these generators are pretty heavy, but ergonomic handles take the sting out of lugging them around. The EB150 weighs 37.9 lbs and measures 14.6 x 6.5 x 14.4”, while the Delta weighs 30.9 lbs and measures 15.7 x 8.3 x 10.6”.
With cooler-style handles on each side, the Delta is designed more for sharing the load with someone else, so if you’re more of a solo wanderer, bear that in mind. I find the EB150, with its suitcase aesthetic and single handle, much easier to carry when I’m on my own, despite it weighing a fair bit more.
I’m calling this round a draw, as they’re both highly portable devices in different ways.
Battery Power and Capacity
The EB150 tops out at 1000 watts, which is nothing to scoff out, but I found the 1200-watt surge capacity a little underwhelming. I mean, it can still power some seriously hefty electronics, but it falls short when it comes to some of the more demanding motor-driven appliances, such as large refrigerators.
EcoFlow’s Delta is a much more power-dense unit, boasting a max continuous load of 1800 watts and a peak rate of 3300 watts, which means, unlike the EB150, it can power demanding motor-driven electronics
Sounds like the Delta’s got this round wrapped up, right? But consider this: The EB150 has a 1500 Wh rating, while the Delta has a lackluster 1260 Wh rating. In other words, the Bluetti has a longer-lasting charge.
The EB150 claws back a bit of dignity in terms of watt hours, but I can’t ignore the raw power of the Delta, so this round goes to EcoFlow
Battery Cycle Life
Battery cycle life refers to how many times a battery can be discharged and recharged before it kicks the bucket, so it’s an important spec to consider if you want to get your money’s worth out of a generator.
The Delta has a respectable service life of 800 cycles to 80%, but Bluetti’s battery tech just can’t be beat on this count. The EB150 is rated to last for an insane 2500 cycles to 80%.
The EB150 dominates in terms of longevity.
Lead Acid Battery
As you can see, the Delta offers a little more in the way of charging methods, but that’s not all. It’s also - and I can’t stress this enough - insanely fast on the recharge — we’re talking 80% in about an hour using an AC outlet.
The EB150 falls well short in this round, as it can take up to 10 hours to draw a full charge from an AC outlet.
The EcoFlow completely and utterly destroys the Bluetti EB150 in terms of both charging methods and speed.
Next, we’re taking a look at outputs, which are equally important as battery power and capacity, as they determine what kind of electronics a generator can power and how many it can power simultaneously.
The EcoFlow Delta has a much more versatile outlet array, and it can charge more devices at the same time.
To finish things up, let’s take a quick look at this features table and see what these generators have to offer that we’ve yet to discuss.
Yes, but it’s not advised
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The EcoFlow Delta takes the last W!
The Final Verdict
EcoFlow and their amazing Delta power station have enjoyed the lion’s share of the wins in this head-to-head, so if your budget falls around the 1K mark, EcoFlow is undoubtedly the smarter choice.
Having said that, the Delta’s jaw-dropping power may be more than you need. If you’re only interested in keeping, say, your laptop, smartphone, and maybe a light or two juiced, then you can save yourself a few pennies and pick up the EB150 instead.
The good news is that no matter which generator you pick, you can rest assured that you’re getting an incredibly high-quality product that will last for years of adventures — woo!