EcoFlow has launched the next upgrade to its line of River compact power stations. As you see, the new River power stations highlight LiFePO4 battery chemistry at the core. The new River models are River 2, River 2 Max, and River Pro, which will respectively replace the first-gen lithium alternatives, River, River Max, and River Pro.
EcoFlow started the sale of its new River models on October 25, 2022. Of course, the spotlighted feature of the River 2 series is the LiFePO4 battery packs compared to the lithium predecessors. Also, faster-charging speeds and compact profiles are other attractions of the new River series.
EcoFlow River 2 at a Glance
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EcoFlow River 2 Max at a Glance
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The River 2 is followed by EcoFlow Delta 2, the next upgrade to the mid-range Delta power stations with an LFP battery pack. As per EcoFlow, the new River 2 power stations, thanks to ultra-safe, long-life LFP battery cells, can deliver 3000 charging cycles and faster charging with the X-Stream technology.
The new River 2 series is to notably feature faster-charging speeds.
According to EcoFlow, you will be able to charge River 2 models from zero to 100% in just 60 minutes. The River 2 Pro can be charged fully in 70 minutes.
|EcoFlow River 2 Price Update: The River 2 will carry a price of $US239/$CA299 and the River 2 Max will be priced at $US469 / $CA599. Both models will go on sale on October 25, while the top-end River 2 Pro will come on another date. The River 2 series will be available in Europe from November 9, 2022.|
With the LFP battery packs, the power stations can guarantee up to 3000 charging cycles, which is pretty much for you to use the systems for up to 10 years even using them every day for regular backups.
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EcoFlow River 2 Vs River 2 Max Vs River 2 Pro – Specs Comparison
The entry-level River 2 is a 256Wh power station with a 300W pure sine wave inverter that can surge at 600 watts. With an AC input of 360 watts, you can charge it fully from zero to 100% in just 60 minutes.
Coming to the charging outlets, the River 2 integrates a single AC outlet, dual USB-A ports, single units of a USB-C, and a car outlet each.
For solar charging, it features an input port of 110W with an advanced MPPT controller. The little device has a size of 9.6 x 8.5 x 5.7 inches and it weighs just 7.7 lbs.
Next, we have River 2 Max. It is a 512Wh LFP power station with a 500W inverter and a surge capacity of 1000 watts. The AC input is a 660W unit and the solar input is 220 watts. The device has a size of 106 x 10.2 x 7.7 inches and a weight of 13.2 lbs.
The middle variant has two AC sockets, three USB-A ports, one USB-C socket, and a carport.
Finally, we have the top-end model, River 2 Pro. It is a 768Wh/800W power station with a surge power of 1600 watts. With an AC input of 940 watts, it will take 70 minutes for a full charge from zero to 100%. The solar input is 220 watts.
The device features three AC sockets, three USB-A ports, one USB-C, and a carport each. River 2 Pro has a size of 10.6 x 10.2 x 8.9 inches and it weighs 17.2 lbs.
The entire EcoFlow River 2 series features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for connectivity.
EcoFlow River 2 Series – Price and Release Date
As said above, EcoFlow is to start selling the new River 2 series on October 25, 2022.
The models will be available for sale in Canada, Europe, the UK, and Australia other than the USA. The price details of the new compact power stations are yet to come out. We will update the details here once they are available. Stay tuned.
EcoFlow Vs Bluetti
With the upgrade of the River series, EcoFlow raises a serious challenge to its closest competitor Bluetti. The new models of the River 2 series – the River 2, River 2 Max, and River 2 Pro – are strong contenders to Bluetti’s compact LFP power stations, EB3A, EB55, and EB70S respectively.
Let us have a small comparison of the models below.
EcoFlow River 2 Vs Bluetti EB3A
The base model of the River 2 is a 256Wh power station with a 300W AC inverter that can peak at 600 watts and it has only a single AC socket. The solar input is just 110 watts.
It is here the EB3A is a 268Wh power station with a powerful 600W AC inverter that can surge at 1200 watts. The device also features two AC sockets, a USB-C 100W port, and more.
The Bluetti also does better in terms of solar charging at 200 watts and AC input of 230 watts.
EcoFlow River 2 Max Vs Bluetti EB55
The EB55 is the closest alternative to River 2 Max in the Bluetti lineup. The River 2 Max, as you see, is a 512Wh LFP power station with a 500W inverter and surge power of 1000 watts.
It has a solar charging input of 220 watts and an AC input of 660 watts. Two AC sockets, three USB-A, and one USB-C are other attractions.
Meanwhile, Bluetti’s EB55 is a 537Wh LFP power station with a heavy 700W AC inverter that can surge at 1400 watts. Inclusive of four AC outlets and multiple USB ports, it has 13 charging outlets, overall.
200W solar input and 200W AC input are the charging options of the EB55.
EcoFlow River 2 Pro Vs Bluetti EB70S
The River 2 Pro is the top-end model of the new River 2 series. It is a 786Wh power station with an 800W inverter and a peak power of 1600W. It has a high AC input of 940 watts and solar input of 220 watts.
Bluetti EB70S is the nearest competitor to River 2 Pro. The EB70S is also an 800W power station with a 716Wh LFP battery pack. It has got four AC sockets and two USB-C 100W PD ports, and more. Similar to EB55, it also has 200W AC and 200W solar inputs.
EcoFlow Vs Bluetti – Final Thoughts
We have had a short glance at the key specs of the latest models of EcoFlow’s River 2 series and their Bluetti alternatives. The key point is that EcoFlow has specifically designed its new models with high-power AC charging inputs and so you can charge them from zero to 100% in about an hour.
The Bluetti power stations are more powerful in inverter output even while the machines from both brands share almost the same storage capacities. That is, Bluetti’s compact LFP power stations are ideal for smoothly running more high-wattage appliances.
Meanwhile, the EcoFlow replacements are super good at getting charged from AC sockets, and of course, it is the most highlighted feature by EcoFlow for its new River series.
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