Ecoflow FAQ

Can I connect DELTA together?

Theoretically speaking, you can connect as many DELTAs in serial (but not in parallel) as you want. However, the efficiency of the machines will be seriously compromised (The energy consumption of the inverters grows with the number of the connected machines).

As a result, we do not recommend to connect more than 3 DELTAs in serial, and it is necessary to fully charge every DELTA before you connect them together. Moreover, connecting DELTA in serial will not increase the rated output, but will expand the capacity.

Can I use DELTA to charge my devices while it is charged through the car port?

DELTA can be recharged through your car port and power your devices simultaneously.

Can I charge my DELTA through the DC and AC port at the same time? If so, does DELTA prioritize taking in electricity through the DC (solar) port?

When DELTA is charged through the AC and DC port at the same time, it will prioritize taking in power through the AC port. After you plucked out the AC cable, DELTA will start taking in electricity through the DC port.

What is the charging time when DELTA is charged by an AC cable?

DELTA can be recharged to 0%~80% in 1 hour, and be fully recharged in 1 hour 40 minutes.

What is the charging time when DELTA is charged by a car port cable?

DELTA can be fully charged through a 13.6V car port in 10-12 hours.

What is the charging time when DELTA is charged by 110W EcoFlow Solar Panels?

At perfect sunlight:

a. 1x 110W solar panel: 14-28 hrs
b. 2x 110W solar panel (in series): 7-14 hrs
c. 3x 110W solar panel (in series): 5-10 hrs
d. 4x 110W solar panel: 4-8 hrs

DELTA supports solar input ranges from 10V to 65V with a maximum allowed current of 10A and maximum input of 400W. 

What is the Noise level of DELTA?

In the Noise Test Chamber

Test condition:
1. Noise Tester: TES-1357
2. Ambient noise: 33.8dB
3. Test outcome: the average outcome from the front, back, right, and left

Test results:

Condition 1: AC outlet: <500W; the fan: 10% full speed, <40DB, 2-meter distance;

Condition 2: AC outlet: 500W-1200W; the fan: 30% full speed, <45DB, 2-meter distance;

Condition 3: AC outlet: >1200W; the fan: 100% full speed, <50DB, 2-meter distance 

What is the recommended temperature range for use of DELTA?

Discharge Temperature Range: -4-113°F (-20-45°C)

Recharge Temperature Range: 32-113°F (0-45°C)

When the ambient temperature is above 113F or below -4F, the high temperature or low temperature warning icon on DELTA’s screen will light up and flash correspondingly. At the same time the battery management system (BMS) will regulate the input and output of power to protect DELTA.

If you want to charge your DELTA in low temperature environment (between -20°C – 0°C) please use your DELTA to power an electronic with a voltage over 500W for over 10 minutes to warm up DELTA before charging it.

What is DELTA’s lifespan?

After 800 Cycles of use, DELTA’s capacity will drop to 80%. However, the lifespan of a battery depending on how it is used, maintained, etc.

How should I store and maintain DELTA?

Please use and store the device according to the following environment temperatures:
Normal use and storage: -4 to 113°F (-20 to 45°C)
Optimal use and storage: -4 to 77°F (20 to 25°C)

Cold weather use
Cold temperatures (below freezing) can affect the unit’s battery capacity due to chemical characteristics of the battery. Keep the power station within the environment temperature range, -4 to 113°F (20 to 45°C) to prolong battery life.

Discharge EF DELTA to 30%, then charge to 85% every 3 month. This can help prolong the battery life and ensure your EF DELTA is ready to recharge the gears at all times. Without any external sources for power supply during storage, EF DELTA has a shelf life of over a year.

What's the maximum number of solar panels I can connect with my DELTA?

DELTA can be charged by Ecoflow solar panels when the open-circuit voltage is between 10V and 65V.

You can connect up to 3 EcoFlow solar panels in series. You can also connect 2 sets of 3 solar panels connected in series in parallel (up to 6 panels).

The parallel connection cable is an optional accessory that needs to be purchased separately.

Can I jumpstart a car using DELTA?

You cannot use DELTA to jumpstart your car, because the current needed for jumpstarting a car is higher than 20An (DELTA’s car port can only allow a maximum current of 8An).
DELTA can charge the lead batteries of your car through the car charge cable included in your DELTA parcel.

Which type of cables can be used to connect solar panels to DELTA?

You can use MC4-XT60 cable to recharge your DELTA. This type of cable come with the box.

How long does it take for DELTA to charge my Tesla?

DELTA can charge Tesla around 40 minutes. After charging by DELTA you can drive your Tesla for 3-5miles. However, the mileage that can be lasted after one charge by DELTA varies, it is depends on the types of EVs you are driving and the ambient temperatures.

Why do DELTA 1000 and DELTA 1300 weigh the same?

DELTA 1000 and DELTA 1300 are equipped with the same number of battery cells, but battery cells of different energy densities are used.

Do the AC ports support pure sine wave or modified sine?

DELTA’s AC ports support pure sine wave. As a result, when you plug your electronics in DELTA, they are well-protected with less generated electrical noise and longer-lasting motors.

Is DELTA equipped with a MPPT controller?

DELTA is equipped with the EcoFlow patented fast-tracking MPPT controller, which is supported by EcoFlow’s unique tracking algorithm. This algorithm helps maximize the solar input under any weather condition.

DELTA supports any solar input ranges from 10V to 65V with a maximum allowed current of 10A and a maximum input of 400W. You can chain your solar panels in series or in parallel to maximize the solar input.

What is EcoFlow Solar Panel’s waterproof level?

The solar panels are IP67 rated so they can still function in the rain but the performances of the panels depend on how much sunlight is available.

You can rest the solar panels on the car roof, the boat roof and the roof of your house for efficient and convenient solar power (You can purchase EcoFlow’s suction cups separately to help attach the panels to flat surfaces).

Can DELTA be used inline as an UPS for uninterrupted power?

DELTA supports an entry-level UPS function. But please perform multiple tests to confirm compatibility before connecting such devices as data servers and workstations with DELTA. EcoFlow will not be responsible for any loss of data or equipment damage caused by customers’ failure in following the instructions.

Can RIVER handle high-wattage appliances?

Yes. RIVER can power devices up to 1800W with our proprietary technology, X-Boost. *X-Boost can run devices that require up to 1800W, however, it’s best to test before use. Some 600W-1800W appliances with strict voltage requirements may not function (eg. air compressors).

Can I control RIVER remotely?

Yes. You can control RIVER using your phone. Just link to it in the EcoFlow app to control it from afar.

Can I use solar panels with RIVER?

It can be an emergency power source (EPS), which will have the same result as UPS for most electronics.

Here’s the difference.When your RIVER is plugged into the wall, anything plugged into it gets power from the grid, not its battery. If power from the grid stops, RIVER automatically switches to its battery supply mode within 30 milliseconds.

That means anything connected will not have power for 30 milliseconds, which may mean sensitive electronics like desktop computers and data servers turn off. Test your devices individually to see if they need UPS to stay powered.

Can RIVER be used as an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)?

RIVER supports entry-level UPS functionality. Make sure to perform multiple tests to confirm compatibility before connecting devices such as data servers and workstations with RIVER.

Is there a problem with the icon flashing during the upgrade process?

No. The flashing icon only indicates that the component is being upgraded.

Why does the ambient light sometimes go out automatically?

When the screen is off, the light will automatically go off instantly; if you need to use the ambient light continuously, please make sure that your screen standby time has been set to “Never” or select the ambient light to the “Night light” mode.

What’s the difference between RIVER, RIVER Max and RIVER Pro?

Each of the RIVER Series has its advantages.

RIVER is ideal for lightweight, grab-and-go power, which you can expand with the extra battery.

RIVER Max includes the extra battery by default, which you can remove to go lightweight.

RIVER Pro is made for those that need even more capacity for off-grid, long haul adventures. 

Product Introduction

What are the solar panels made from? What is their waterproof rating?

They’re made from monocrystalline silicon which is more efficient than polycrystalline. New materials like EVA and ETFE protect against high temperatures, corrosion, sunlight, as well as damage, which ensures that they can be used outdoors for long periods.

They have a waterproof rating of IP67 and are also resistant to dust and UV rays.

What is the maximum input voltage, amperage, and wattage of the solar panels?

Model Input voltage range Maximum input amps Maximum input watts Fully charged (1x 110W solar panel) Fully charged (1x 160W solar panel)
RIVER 10–25V 12A 200W 3–6 hrs 2.4–4.8 hrs
RIVER Max 10–25V 12A 200W 6–12 hrs 4.8–9.6 hrs
RIVER Pro 10–25V 12A 200W 9–18 hrs 6–12 hrs
DELTA 10–65V 10A 400W 14–28 hrs 10.5–21 hrs

Usage Instruction

How should I use the solar panels?

1. Get the most solar power by facing your panel perpendicular to the sun without obstructions like trees or glass in between.
2. Use the carrying case to set your solar panels at an angle when the sun is lower in the sky (early morning or late afternoon), and lay them flat in the hours around noon.
3. Solar panels are most effective when the sun is high in the sky.

How many solar panels can be connected in series or in parallel?

Model 110W Solar Panel 160W Solar Panel
Series connection Parallel connection Series connection Parallel connection
DELTA 3 2 3 2
RIVER 1 2 1 2
RIVER Max 1 2 1 2
RIVER Pro 1 2 1 2

Do EcoFlow solar panels work with third-party products?

Yes, if they (1) can connect via an MC4 connector and (2) can support the amperage, voltage, and wattage that an EcoFlow solar panel outputs.

Do EcoFlow power stations work with third-party solar panels?

Yes, if the solar panel (1) has MC4 connectors and (2) has an output amperage, voltage, and wattage that the EcoFlow portable power station can support.


What do I need to pay attention to when using the solar panels?

1. The operating temperature range of the solar panels is -20 to 85°C (-4 to 185°F). Handle them gently during use, and avoid dropping, puncturing, or bending them.

2. Do not use the solar panels on cloudy or rainy days. It is not recommended to use solar panels when light levels are low, because the input power is very low.

What do you need to pay attention to when storing the solar panels?

When storing the solar panels, be careful to fold the solar panels and then put them in the bag with the junction box and wiring harness facing upward.


Why does the solar panel have such a low output?

Charging power is affected by the strength and angle of the light.

To increase output power, choose a time of day when the sunlight is strongest (hours around noon), and keep the solar panel positioned 90° to the sun. Try not to use the solar panel on cloudy days or in shaded areas.

What should I do if my solar panel isn’t charging my portable power station?

a. Please note that solar panels must be placed outdoors. They cannot charge a power station if placed indoors without exposure to sunlight.
b. Check whether there is a connection issue and then try again.
c. Confirm whether the input voltage and amperage match the specification of the portable power station. Also check whether the positive and negative terminals are connected in reverse.
d. Check the display for error prompts and resolve the issue accordingly.
e. Third-party cables longer than 3 meters should have a wiring harness with a diameter of 6.5 mm and a wire diameter of 4 mm², otherwise there will be no input power on the display screen.
f. If the solar panel still does not work properly after trying the above steps, connect the portable power station to a car outlet using the XT60 port. Contact after-sales for help and send a video of the steps you have carried out.


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