EcoFlow RIVER, RIVER Max, and RIVER Pro Power Stations Experience (1 Viewer)

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I recently purchased an EcoFlow RIVER Pro and couldn't really find much info on ih8mud - wanted to start a thread to collect everyone's data and experience with it.

Review Videos (caution: some are sponsored or get commission, others are pre-production)
EcoFlow RIVER Pro Portable Power Station, Review and Testing
EcoFlow RIVER Pro Unbox Demo and Tear down
Ecoflow R600 Max: Should you buy it?
Ecoflow R600 Part 2: Did the Firmware Upgrade Fix the Problems?
EcoFlow River Pro First Impression

@z531519 and @trdtoyotrk recently purchased one and may be able to share some of their experiences.

Please see the attached User Manual in an attempt to head-off a bunch of "what can it do" questions.

My RIVER arrives next week (5/13/2021), happy to answer questions and run tests if you are interested when it arrives.
 

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BTW Amazon has "coupons" for the EcoFlow River, Max, and Pro ($50, $70, and $100 off respectively). The River Pro is of particular interest as for the discounted price of $550 you get 720 watt-hours...that's $0.76 per watt-hour! The forum favorites of Jackery Explorer 500 (sale price $419/518 whr = $0.81/whr) and Bluetti AC50 (sale price $370/500 whr = $0.74/whr) straddle it, but with IMHO far less compelling value. For me, the 720whr size was the sweet spot for a power pack beating out a dual battery setup on cost and performance for powering a 12v fridge (ICECO VL45). Your mileage may vary.
 
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It is not spam - it is a great device which should be considered in a updated overlanding powersetup at 2021 ;)

I did went the way with crowdfunding to get one of the Ecoflow R600 Pro. Lucky me, because it will not hit the market with lifepo4. But the Ecoflow River Pro is near the same with Lithium batterys. The shipping did arrive late, at december 2020.

I did remove my 95 AH Battery, a 25a DC DC Booster, a 600w Sine-Inverter, a Wall Charger and cables - it was 35kg - 77 lbs. And I just add this small and lightweigt Ecoflow device with 8.5kg / 18.7lbs.

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Here is my detailed review and new setup:

It is a perfect fit for overlanding purpose! Did was able to stay a week self-sufficent offgrid just with solar (and still full batterys afterwards). Would work too in a boat, a tiny house or similar.

There are severall competitor products - but no one was able to fulfil our need that well.

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Hello guys, i have a 80 series and I was contemplating the same thing whether should get a dual battery set up or get a portable power station such as the ecoflow pro (lithium ion, super fast charging even from 12v) or bluetti eb70 (LiFePO4 baterry). I have the skills of wiring in a dual battery system but the portable power stations seem to be a better option for me at this time due to all inclusive package on the go that can be transferred to another vehicle quickly or if camping away from the car, the portable power station can be taken there.

What is everyone's experience on this?
 

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it seems to me that if you don't need the auxiliary battery to start the truck, then yes, a separate self-contained lithium device with built-in inverter etc seems like a very good way to go. Light, portable, versatile etc. If you do want to be able to use the backup battery to start the truck, then it's a bit more complicated, I would think.
 
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I was thinking i could charge my noco like device from the portable power station and then jump battery if i needed to.
 

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Sure, although, IIANM, some of those jumpers take a long time to charge, so -if that's the case for yours- that might be a consideration too.
 

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