Everything You Need to Know About EcoFlow Batteries

Adrian Li

At EcoFlow, we specialise in a wide range of off-grid power solutions to meet virtually anyone’s home backup battery and solar generator needs. 

From portable power stations to solar panels, we’ve got you covered when it comes to keeping your appliances up and running in a blackout or on a camping trip. 

Let’s take a deep dive into EcoFlow’s battery options and what sets them apart from the competition. 

What are EcoFlow Batteries? 

EcoFlow’s lithium iron phosphate batteries (LFP/LiFePO4) are at the heart of our portable power stations and Power Kits — all-in-one systems that include everything you need to store and use electricity off-grid. 

Going solar? 

EcoFlow’s batteries are an invaluable component of our solar generators. Along with solar panels, solar batteries help you achieve personal energy independence from ageing electrical infrastructure. 

Many solar power systems are tied to the electrical grid. When the grid goes down, so do they. 

With EcoFlow’s batteries, that’s not a problem. You can rely on these powerful batteries to keep your house running during an outage as long as you have sufficient storage capacity and AC output to meet your needs.

At EcoFlow, there’s a battery solution for everyone, from the ultra-portable River 2 series, which is excellent for off-grid adventures, to the more robust DELTA Series or Whole Home Generators. 

You can opt for an expandable system to grow with your electricity consumption needs or choose something more affordable and compact to power the essentials. It all comes down to what’s suitable for your application.

EcoFlow’s portable power stations go beyond converting and storing solar power captured by solar panels. While they can be charged using solar panels. Each has a minimum of four charging methods:

  • Solar charging
  • AC (household) electricity
  • DC (car adapter)
  • USB-C 

By keeping your EcoFlow battery charged, you’ll be prepared for a blackout, off-grid adventures, and more. 

What Battery Powers EcoFlow’s Portable Power Stations? 

EcoFlow’s portable power stations are powered by LiFePO4 batteries. LiFePO4 is an abbreviation of lithium iron phosphate battery chemistry, and it’s also known as LFP. 

LFP rechargeable batteries are a newer subset of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries that are being rapidly adopted thanks to their long lifespan, rapid charging, safety, and efficiency. 

LiFePO4 batteries are increasingly being deployed in numerous applications, including electric vehicles, consumer electronics like smartphones and laptops, and, of course, portable power stations

LFP batteries are a great choice because they require no maintenance and can function for a decade of regular use —or even longer — without diminishing performance. 

Unlike traditional Li-ion, LiFePO4 batteries don’t contain cobalt or nickel, making them more ethically sourced and sustainable. 

With longer cycle life, greater safety due to no risk of thermal runaway, greater depth of discharge, and reduced humanitarian and environmental impact, LiFePO4 batteries have much to offer. LFP is an excellent choice for a wide range of uses, including portable power stations and Power Kits from EcoFlow.

What Can EcoFlow Batteries Be Used For? 

Now that you know more about EcoFlow’s LFP battery chemistry, we’ll cover situations where they can be a game changer in terms of power storage. 

Battery Backup

You don’t have to rely solely on the ageing electricity grid to keep your home up and running. With a battery backup, you can keep the lights on even when the grid fails. As power outages become more frequent, reliable whole home backup power is an increasingly crucial investment.

Keep your EcoFlow portable power station charged at all times and ready for when the unexpected strikes. 

Lightweight Off-Grid Power

Want off-grid power on your next camping trip

The RIVER 2 Series is just what you’re looking for. 

These ultra-portable units provide off-grid power to go. You can keep your devices charged and run camping appliances pretty much anywhere. 

You can also recharge your RIVER 2 using portable solar panels anywhere there’s sunlight to keep your device charged.

Energy Independence

Want to go beyond just backup power and achieve true energy independence? EcoFlow’s batteries are at the heart of numerous off-grid electricity solutions. With a whole home generator, you can protect yourself from rising utility costs and extended power outages.

What Separates EcoFlow Batteries From the Competition? 

You might be wondering…

Why EcoFlow? 

Let’s dive into some factors to consider below: 


Solar Charging

EcoFlow batteries are compatible with solar charging, so you can enjoy power anywhere you can access sunlight. Solar panels can be rigid, portable, or flexible. Choose which one is best for you.

Portable power stations with solar panels are ideal for those who want to harness off-grid power and protect themselves from fluctuating utility costs and grid failures

LiFePO4 Battery Chemistry

EcoFlow portable power stations utilise LiFePO4 battery chemistry for excellent performance. LFP is quickly becoming the leading lithium-ion battery technology. It offers many benefits, including:

  • Nickel and cobalt-free
  • Long cycle life
  • Wide operating temperature range
  • High energy density
  • Safe operation
  • High depth of discharge
  • Low self-discharge, and more.

Increase Starting Watts with X-Boost

One of the most significant considerations when choosing the right portable power station for your needs is AC output. 

AC output wattage determines which devices — and many of them — your portable power station can run simultaneously.

One common mistake that people make when shopping for any type of backup battery or generator is that many high-wattage appliances require significantly more electricity to turn on than they do to operate.

This is particularly true of motor-driven appliances like refrigerators and washing machines. The additional burst of electricity needed is referred to as starting watts — or surge power. The rated wattage listed on manufacturers’ labels or documentation typically refers to running watts first, but starting watts should be provided.

EcoFlow’s portable power stations typically offer double the surge power of their rated AC output. 

The additional surge power is produced by EcoFlow’s proprietary X-Boost technology.

Portable power stations like DELTA 2 Max and DELTA Pro can power more appliances simultaneously than their rated AC output indicates. 

For example, a single DELTA Pro unit offers a running wattage of 3600W. Thanks to X-Boost, it can actually run up to 4500W of devices simultaneously by intelligently managing electricity output. This allows you to power 99.99% of high-wattage home appliances. 

You can achieve even more AC output by chaining two DELTA Pros together using a Double Voltage Hub to achieve 7200W AC Output (14,400 surge power). 

MultiCharge Capacity

Get charged up in no time at all thanks to the MultiCharge capabilities offered by the DELTA 2 Max and DELTA Pro. These units allow you to recharge the LFP battery MultiCharge by utilising multiple sources — like solar panels and AC — simultaneously. Charge up even faster and get back to powering your essential devices and appliances. 

EcoFlow Smartphone App

Want power to manage your devices from virtually anywhere at your fingertips? With the EcoFlow Smartphone App, you can control and monitor your power portable station — and EcoFlow products like Smart Devices — from anywhere with an internet connection. 

Smart Generator (Dual Fuel) Compatibility

Need a last line of defence to ensure energy security?

Pair your DELTA Series portable power station with EcoFlow’s Smart Generator (Dual Fuel) for fast recharging using clean-burning propane (LPG) or unleaded gasoline.

The Smart Generator (Dual Fuel) can be a lifesaver during extended blackouts or when your solar panels don’t generate enough electricity to meet your needs. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Battery Does EcoFlow Use? 

EcoFlow’s portable power stations, solar generators, and Power Kits utilise LiFePO4 battery chemistry (LFP). LFP offers numerous advantages over lead-acid and traditional lithium-ion batteries. Benefits include a longer lifespan, faster charging, high-energy density, safe, no-maintenance operation, greater depth of discharge, and more. With LFP batteries, you can count on excellent performance for years of regular use. 

How Long Will an EcoFlow Battery Last? 

Most of EcoFlow’s portable power stations last for 3,500 cycles (full discharge/recharge) before diminishing to 80% storage capacity and 6,500 cycles before reducing to 50%. Even with regular use, EcoFlow’s LiFePO4 batteries will last 10+ years without any noticeable decline in performance. By contrast, lead-acid batteries typically only last for 500 cycles or less before beginning to degrade.

Final Thoughts

At EcoFlow, we innovate and manufacture well-designed and durable products that you can rely on to keep your personal devices and appliances powered off-grid. 

With multiple AC output and storage capacity options to suit your specific needs, we’ve got an off-grid electricity solution for you. 

Check out our portable power stations today and find your perfect fit!