The EcoFlow Delta and Bluetti EB240 power stations each have unique qualities that make them useful for different purposes.
Although there are several factors to consider before deciding which is best for you, the two main aspects separating these solar generators are power output and battery capacity.
The Bluetti EB240 outperforms the EcoFlow Delta when running appliances under 1,000W because its larger battery results in longer running times. The EcoFlow Delta outranks the EB240 when running appliances consuming 1,000-1,800W since its AC inverter is more powerful.
There are additional factors to consider other than the AC output capabilities of these two power stations, such as:
- Recharging speeds
- Number of ports
- Battery cycle life
I’ll be getting into each of these qualities in more detail throughout this post, but first, I’ll give you a general overview of each power station.
|Model/Specs||EcoFlow Delta 1300||Bluetti EB240|
|Cycle life||800 to 80% capacity||2,500 to 80% capacity|
|AC Inverter||1,800W (3,300W surge)||1,000W (1,200W surge)|
|Weight||30.9 lbs||48.5 lbs|
|Dimension||15.7 x 8.3 x 10.6 in||19.4 x 6.5 x 14.4 in|
|Output Ports||6x AC outlets|
2x USB-A QC
1x DC car port
|2x AC outlets
1x USB-C PD
1x DC car port
|Charge Times||AC wall charger: 1.6 hrs|
Solar panels (400W): 4-6 hrs
|AC wall charger: 12.5 hrs
Solar panels (500W): 6-8 hrs
For a rundown of newer Bluetti and EcoFlow power stations and how similar models compare to each other, check out my post here: Bluetti vs. EcoFlow – Collective Solar Generator Deep Dive.
EcoFlow Delta 1300 – Overview
The EcoFlow Delta is well-known for its impressive charging speed and power-to-weight ratio. With a battery capacity of just under 1,300Wh along with a powerful inverter, it stands as one of the most reliable generators for outdoor and indoor power supply. The device is made up of 100 cells of lithium-ion battery banks, which have a low self-discharge rate.
The battery’s storage capacity can undoubtedly run demanding devices like well pumps, refrigerators, and power tools. Also, the generator can recharge from the wall outlet from zero to 80% in an hour. Compared to some of its market competitors, the charging speed is impressive.
The EcoFlow Delta has an overall weight of 30.9 lbs, which makes it extremely portable for use outdoors. Aside from being lightweight, it is compact and rugged for demanding outdoor activities.
EcoFlow seems to have paid attention to its design, as it’s made of rigid plastic and rubber pads.
Regarding the ports, the solar generator has USB-A, USB-C, and multiple AC outlets. Many users may find the number of AC outlets similar to many gas generators on the market. The only other solar generators with six AC outlets that come to mind are Inergy’s Kodiak, Apex, and Flex models, as well as the Point Zero Energy Titan solar generator.
Here’s what’s included in the typical unit:
- The EcoFlow Delta (1,800W continuous, 3,300W surge / 1,260Wh)
- One AC wall charger
- One carrying case
- One car charger 12V to XT60 cable
- One XT60 to MC4 solar panel extension cable
Bluetti EB240 – Overview
The Bluetti EB240 is a relatively heavy solar generator with a total weight of 48.5 lbs. Hence, you may need to stay conscious of the weight when transporting the generator. Regarding the build of the generator, it’s made from durable injected polymer. This material is more rugged than typical plastics.
The battery capacity of the Bluetti EB240 is 2,400Wh, and it provides 1,000W of continuous power output. With this battery storage capacity and output, it is possible to run some home appliances and charge regular devices like phones and tablets.
The solar generator has two AC outlets, each supporting 1,000W when used separately. However, you should note that two ports with 1,000W power output are not equivalent to a combined power output of 2,000W.
Regarding the display of the solar generator, users can expect the typical LCD screen. This display shows different metrics like AC power output and input, DC power output, and battery percentage. Compared to some other displays, users may find this quite basic but functional.
Here’s what’s included in the typical unit:
- The Bluetti EB240 solar generator
- One 7909 to MC4 solar charge cable
- AC wall charger
- User manual
- Warranty card
- Certificate of Qualification
The EcoFlow Delta uses a lithium-ion battery that charges from null to 80% in an hour with its AC charger. Its lithium-ion cells are very stable and have a higher energy density compared to other battery types. Moreover, the lithium-ion battery type that the Delta uses has a higher voltage capacity than several battery types on the market.
The Bluetti EB240 has an LG Li-Ion battery, which has lower heat and high-efficiency characteristics. Like every typical LG Li-Ion battery, they have a low cost of maintenance. This is because it has a 3-6 month shelf-life when not in use.
Verdict: Both solar generators make use of the same battery types. Both battery types have unique and impressive features like a low rate of self-discharge and high energy density. In terms of battery type, the two products are at a tie.
The EcoFlow Delta has a battery capacity of 1,260Wh, which is good enough to power most home appliances.
For example, the generator can reliably operate refrigerators, pumps, medical equipment, and power tools.
For better functioning, there is a battery management system (BMS) in place. Other management systems include over-voltage protection, overload protection, short circuit protection, and over-temperature protection.
The Bluetti EB240 has a battery capacity of 2,400Wh. This feature makes it capable of powering and recharging several devices for long periods.
Purchasing the Bluetti gives the user all the advantages that come with using a superior solar generator, but at a significantly lower cost per watt-hour than the Delta.
Verdict: It is evident that the Bluetti EB240 has a much higher value over the EcoFlow Delta in terms of battery capacity. Under this category, we can say that Bluetti EB240 has the win since this may allow the generator the capability of charging devices for a longer time.
Most companies are conscious of the sizes of their inverters. However, please note that this section doesn’t refer to the generator’s actual dimension but the power output of the AC ports. The Delta can power most heavy-duty tools under the power rating of 1,800W, with a 3,300W surge.
The Bluetti EB240 is a highly durable solar generator with a power output rating of 1,000W continuous and a 1,200W surge. When the two AC outlets are utilized, the power divides based on the connected appliance.
For example, two devices connected to the AC ports will each get a maximum of 500W of continuous power. This inverter size is excellent for household devices like blenders, TVs, desktop computers, and laptop charging.
Verdict: You can power more power-intensive household appliances and heavy-duty tools using the EcoFlow Delta solar generator. With 800W less continuous discharge than the Delta, the EB240 may be an issue with microwaves, portable heaters, and portable electric stovetops. The Delta 1300 clearly wins this category.
Delta 1300 vs. EB240 – What Can They Power?
The Bluetti EB240 can power appliances rated below 1,000W for nearly twice the time period compared to the EcoFlow Delta. However, the Delta can run higher-powered appliances compared to the EB240 since its inverter can run at 1,800W continuously.
|Model/Appliance||EcoFlow Delta 1300||Bluetti EB240|
|Laptop (40Wh)||25-31 recharges||48-60 recharges|
|CPAP (60W)||17-21 hours||32-40 hours|
|Blender (300W)||2.8-3.5 hours||5.4-6.8 hours|
|Microwave (800W)||1-1.3 hours||2-2.5 hours|
|Electric Grill (1,650W)||31-39 minutes||N/A|
- If you intend to use one of these power stations for appliances rated over 1,000W, then the EcoFlow Delta is the best option.
- If you see yourself using your power station for smaller power needs (below 1,000W), then the Bluetti EB240 is the best option because it can run your appliances/devices for longer durations.
The importance of a solar generator’s ports cannot be overstated. More ports can result in a more comfortable use. The Delta 1300 has a wide variety of ports for indoor and outdoor use.
It consists of six AC outlets, two USB-A, two USB-A QC, two USB-C ports, and a car output. This number of outlets is impressive and useful for many individuals.
Compared to many power stations on the market, the Bluetti EB240 has two AC outlets, one USB-C PD outlet, four USB-A outlets, and one DC 12V outlet. With this number of ports, users can charge several devices simultaneously.
Verdict: The EcoFlow Delta has more ports than the Bluetti EB240. It has four more AC power outlets, one more USB-C port, and although they have the same number of USB-A ports, the Delta has two quick-charge USB-As and two regular USB-As while the EB240 has four standard USB-As.
One of the most notable features of the EcoFlow Delta is its recharge time. It can charge from a wall socket from zero to 80% in only one hour.
This feature is impressive because other similar solar generators take up to 25 hours to reach that battery level. For a full charge from the wall outlet, the power station takes an hour and forty minutes.
As for solar charging, the charge time listed is approximately 4-6 hours with full sun and 440W of solar panels.
The Bluetti EB240 charges between 6-8 hours when using the recommended solar input (500W). Compared to the Delta, the 240 has a faster charging speed due to its 500W max solar input.
But since the battery in the EB240 is much larger, the overall charge time is longer. The charging rate of the device makes it more comfortable and enjoyable for the users because they can use the system more often.
From the wall, the EB240 recharges from zero to full battery in about 12 hours. This is significantly longer than the Delta. Even taking the larger battery of the EB240 into consideration (dividing the EB240’s battery by two to equal about the same battery size of the Delta), the Delta charges nearly three times faster from the wall outlet.
Verdict: The EcoFlow Delta has a better overall charging speed compared to the Bluetti EB240. However, the latter still has a great solar charging speed and actually outperforms the Delta by 100W more solar input. Due to the Delta having much faster AC charging, it wins this category.
The durability is a function of the build, and most importantly, the life cycle. One cycle is the period it takes to drain a fully-charged battery and recharge it over again. The EcoFlow Delta has 800 cycles to 80% capacity, which proves it is a highly durable solar generator indoors and outdoors.
The Bluetti EB240 has a lifespan of over 2,500 cycles, which proves it has an incredibly high durability level. If users were to charge and discharge the battery in a day (which is relatively difficult due to its size), it should last for seven years of use daily.
Verdict: The Bluetti EB240 has a mind-blowing lifecycle rating. It is much higher than the EcoFlow Delta’s 800 cycles. The EcoFlow Delta is not an excellent device for heavy daily use.
Although the EB240’s li-ion cell type is impressive compared to similar models, LiFePO4 batteries are typically the longest-lasting batteries found in solar generators today. I wrote a post of the top models with this battery type if you’d like to compare them with the EB240 and Delta, found here: 6 Best LiFePO4 Solar Generators (Stats, Pricing, and Analysis).
There are several aspects to analyze when choosing the best generator for RV connections. The EcoFlow Delta doesn’t come with a specific RV outlet. However, this is not necessarily a bad feature since it can be recharged via RV input.
The Bluetti EB240 does not come with an RV outlet either. Similar to the EcoFlow Delta, it can be recharged by using the RV input (12V DC).
Verdict: Most solar generators with similar technical specifications to the Delta and Bluetti EB240 don’t come with RV outlets. However, generators like the Titan are known to have an RV plug capable of handling up to 30 amps of power.
A solar generator’s portability is one of the most important factors to keep in mind before purchase. Fortunately, most of the solar power stations in the market are made to be lightweight. The EcoFlow Delta weighs 30.9 lbs, which isn’t heavy for its technical specifications.
The Bluetti EB240 has an overall weight of 48.5lbs, which is relatively heavy, but the much larger battery makes it competitive compared to generators with similar battery sizes. The generator may be challenging to carry for individuals engaged in outdoor activities.
Verdict: Regarding the portability of the solar generators, the EcoFlow Delta has a lighter weight and proves to be more compact.
The price level of a solar generator is a crucial factor to consider. Buyers must be within their budgets.
The EcoFlow Delta costs between $1,099.00 and $1,299.00. You can find the Delta here on shopsolarkits.com (I make a small commission for every sale with this link).
For the Bluetti EB240, the average price falls between $1,299 and $1,399. Some dealers may give discount coupons, which will cause a price drop. You can also find the EB240 here via Amazon.
Verdict: The lower price is evident. The EcoFlow Delta has a much lower price than the Bluetti EB240. However, note that the EB240 has nearly twice the amount of battery capacity as the Delta.
Both solar generators are undoubtedly excellent choices. However, the final choice boils down to your budget and the purpose of the generator you’re purchasing.
Many users may find some additional features unnecessary based on personal preferences. For instance, people who don’t need to power many devices may not care as much about the number of ports as someone who intends to charge various appliances. Even though the Bluetti EB240 may not be the best choice, many advantages come with purchasing the solar generator.
For me, I would choose the Bluetti generator because I will mainly be using it for home backup power. Since its battery is twice the size of the Delta, it will last longer. I do not need it for anything other than a refrigerator for large appliances, and the USB-A outlets work fine for my situation.
If you like portability and could use power on the go, then the EcoFlow Delta is definitely the better choice for you.
There are several next-generation solar generators from both companies mentioned in this comparison. If you’d like to see them and how some of their models compare to each other, I have a post that goes in-depth on five models/kits from Bluetti and EcoFlow. Check it out here: Bluetti vs. EcoFlow – Collective Solar Generator Deep Dive.