Charge your devices and keep fit with River 2, that could be the EcoFlow advertising slogan for the updated battery series.
EcoFlow, the largest battery manufacturer, has announced an updated River 2 series, equipped with long-lasting LFP (LiFePO4) batteries and many ports for powering AC and DC devices. These batteries are enough for a full weekend or even to host a music festival.
The River 2 series consists of three batteries that differ in capacity, maximum power output, and charging ports:
River 2: 256 Wh, 300 W AC output and 5 output ports; River 2 Max: 512Wh, 500W and 9 output ports; River 2 Pro: 768Wh, 800W and 10 output ports
Batteries can be charged in four different ways: using a standard wall outlet, portable solar panels, a 12W car outlet, and via USB-C. The base River 2 model can charge up to 100 percent in just 60 minutes, while the Max and Pro models take a little longer due to their larger batteries.
The River 2 series, like most EcoFlow batteries, can use X-Boost technology.
X-Boost is a little trick that reduces the output voltage, allowing some devices up to 1600W (such as heat guns and coffee machines) to be powered by the River 2 inverter. However, it does not work with all high power devices.
Fans of vanlife who are interested in maximizing space will appreciate the location of the handle, which has been moved to the side. The resulting flat surface on top can be used to stack multiple River 2 batteries or as a makeshift table.
The weight of the batteries will also allow them to sometimes be used to improve their physical condition – as weights, for example. The base model weighs 3.5kg, the Max is 6.8kg and the Pro is 7.8kg.
Batteries also require the use of an application for iOS and Android, which will allow you to control the connection of the battery via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.
The base model of the River 2 is $239, the River 2 Max is $469, and the River 2 Pro is $599. They are available for purchase starting November 9 in US and European configurations.
Review of portable charging station EcoFlow River PRO – 720 Wh, solar panels and full sockets
Source: The Verge