If you’re unfamiliar, the EcoFlow Delta Pro is the most impressive solar generator or portable power station on the market. Since its release in July of 2021, consumers have used it for all of their power needs, even for high-energy machines like freezers or dryers.
So, is it possible to live off-grid with an EcoFlow Delta Pro portable power station? Let’s talk about that.
How Much Power Do You Need to Live Off-Grid?
To understand whether or not a portable power station can power your off-grid lifestyle, you first need to determine how much energy you use. Here's how to find out!
Don’t Forget Peak Energy Times
For the average American home, there are two periods of at-home peak energy use, and those are 6 am to 9 am and 5 pm to 9 pm on Monday through Friday. This is when most of us cook dinner, turn on the lights, and play music or our favorite television shows.
All portable power stations have a maximum output and surge capacity, and the Delta Pro can handle up to 2,400W continuously and 5,000W surge.
If you currently live on-grid, try determining how much energy you use during these hours, or try using an energy consumption calculator for a rough estimate.
Reducing Your Energy Needs
Of course, you can always reduce your at-home energy consumption substantially without making any sacrifices. If the average home uses over 10,000 KWh per day, which no portable power station can handle on its own. Luckily, there is also plenty of room to reduce your energy consumption.
For example, using LED lights will reduce your energy consumption for lighting by 80% or more, which is an easy switch, especially for lighting larger spaces.
Also, cooking and heating your home with a gas, wood, pellet, or propane stove will reduce your need for electricity, especially during peak hours. You can also try:
Turning off lights you aren’t using
Use power strips
Use natural light
Buy Energy Star appliances
Use smaller appliances
Hang clothes up to dry (or use laundromat)
The list goes on. Of course, you can also try passing the time by reading or enjoying other activities that don’t require power, switching to a laptop instead of a desktop, and so much more. Developing these habits now will make it easier when you intend to switch to off-grid living!
Can the EcoFlow Delta Pro Offer Enough Power?
If you’re in an RV or van, you’ll need less power than you would in a house, so the Delta Pro’s capability depends on your energy consumption.
However, with the right additions, your Delta Pro can power any off-grid living situation for years, as the LFP battery is equipped for 6,500 life cycles.
The EcoFlow Delta Pro can use up to two additional batteries at a time, which triples its 3,600Wh capacity to 10,800Wh. On a full charge, these could power a large refrigerator for three days without any solar input.
If you’ve downsized and you’re using smaller appliances, you could potentially power a refrigerator for over a week without using panels, which is exactly what you need.
Choosing the Right Solar Panels
The batteries need to get you through the night and through really cloudy days, but the solar panels are essential to keeping your system going off-grid. For the van life, most solar bundles will do, as you can easily charge your system in the van or at EV charging stations around the country as a backup.
However, if you have an off-grid cabin as a second home or if you plan to remain stationary, then you’ll need the best panels on the market.
With the EcoFlow 200W solar panels, you’ll be amazed at how fast they can power your system, even on cloudy days. For maximum power, we recommend the 1,600W solar panel bundle, as this will allow you to charge as quickly as possible, even in poor conditions.
Challenges With Power
If you have an expansion battery or two and the right solar panels, then the primary challenge you will have is laundry. Of course, there are other options for doing laundry, and the Delta Pro can run a washing machine for up to 6.5 hours, but not a dryer.
Dryers tend to be the biggest energy consumers in your house, and a Delta Pro charge will only last for 30 to 40 minutes with one.
Other than that, charging too many appliances will be a challenge if you live in an area with limited sunlight. However, for a small fridge, an LED lighting system, and charging basic electronics, the Delta Pro will keep you running for years!
Make Your Move
Now that you know how the EcoFlow Delta Pro can help you live out your dreams of living off the grid, why wait? You can order your new system with us today for only $100 a month, free shipping, and a price match guarantee! See for yourself and enjoy your new lifestyle!