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Do you love the great outdoors but miss the comfort of your home? Luckily, you don't have to go without your CPAP machines or other essential appliance thanks to solar generators like the EcoFlow Delta 2.
Also, camping appliances comes with a lower demand than home appliances on average. Let's see how they perform on a typical camping trip!
With a 1024 Wh battery capacity, the EcoFlow Delta 2 can power most essentials while camping in an RV, and especially in a tent. If you’re camping in a tent, this solar generator may be overkill, unless you're staying for at least a few nights.
Still, the system is fairly lightweight at only 27 pounds (12 kg), allowing for easy transportation or storage. This is a mid-sized portable power station, so it’s too heavy for backpacking, but powerful enough for RV appliances.
With enough portable solar panels or AC input, you can charge the system in around 2 hours, which is quite impressive for such a large battery. The lithium-iron-phosphate or LFP battery is one of the strongest in the world, lasting for over 3,000 life cycles before losing 20% of its original capacity.
Lastly, the system offers up to 1800W (2700W surge) of AC output at a time with the various AC wall outlets, USB ports, and USB-C ports on the smart generator. However, heavy-duty appliances will only last for so long with a 1024 Wh capacity.
With up to 2700W of short-term output, you can power nearly anything you’d need on a camping trip. This includes hair dryers, electric cooking stoves, space heaters, and even camping refrigerators. For more information, read our full review.
A camping fridge will run between 120W and 300W. The Delta 2 is more than enough to cover that demand overnight, especially if the refrigerator was already cold when plugged into the system.
Conversely, an electric cooking stove can have high demand, depending on its size. This could be between 1000 and 3000W. For an RV stove, expect it to be around 1000 to 1500W, which you can run for 40 minutes to an hour on one charge. Try to get most of your cooking done during the day while the solar panels have access to sunlight!
Space heaters can use anywhere from 200 to 1500W. For an RV, you would probably only need around 400W on average to keep the RV warm. This is a lot to run overnight, but if your RV is properly insulated, then you shouldn’t have any trouble camping in the winter!
Hair dryers, microwaves, and RV water heaters have high energy demands, but you won’t run them for quite as long. For example, heating up your food with a microwave at 600 to 1200W may sound like a lot, but it will only take a couple of minutes in most cases. The same applies to drying your hair or running a coffee maker.
Also, WiFi routers, laptops, and smartphones won't even make a dent in your energy demand. These run at 10 to 30W at most, so you won't have to give up the comforts of home!
Overall, 1024Wh should work well for most appliances you would find in an RV, as long as you use them sparingly. Still, you can get more out of your system with the right help!
If you’re planning on a longer RV camping trip, then you will need more energy than the Delta 2 offers on one full charge. Your options are to compound it with extra batteries or use solar panels. The system can take up to 500W of solar input at a time, which is why it can charge so quickly.
With 500W of input at a time, you can easily charge your system during the day, even if the sun isn’t out. This will allow you to start at a full charge every night while camping.
Now that you know what it’s like to camp with an EcoFlow Delta 2, try it for yourself today! For its low price, you can’t beat the amount of free energy you can take on your next camping trip.
Keep reading our blog for our latest product information, and buy a Delta 2 with free shipping and a price match guarantee!
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