EcoFlow usually offers portable PowerStations and portable solar generations. Among them, for example, the River Pro, which scored in our test. With the EcoFlow Power Kits, you can expect a plug-and-play solution starting in July 2022 that is aimed primarily at owners of motorhomes, vans and small houses.
EcoFlow Power Kits in detail
Compact homes without a connection to the power grid, as well as RVs and vans, are expected to benefit from the new EcoFlow Power Kits. These are compact, modular power solutions that make it quick and easy to build a custom battery and solar system.
“Once set up, you can incorporate LFP EcoFlow batteries, solar panels, and a variety of add-ons tailored to your exact needs,” the manufacturer writes on the product website.
Longer-lasting lithium iron phosphate batteries are used here, then, but otherwise, genuine product information is still extremely scarce. However, the power kits are supposed to be space-saving. Up to 15kWh EcoFlow LFP batteries can be combined with an EcoFlow Power Hub, solar panels and much more to create a fully modular energy system.
“EcoFlow Power Kits are designed to make creating custom energy solutions easier than ever before,” explained Thomas Chan, director of research and development at EcoFlow.
EcoFlow Power Kits consist of two basic modules: The EcoFlow Power Hub, which acts as a central hub for all inputs and outputs, and EcoFlow’s 2K/5KWh LFP batteries. Called the Power Hub, it combines two MPPT solar charge controllers, a battery charger with MPPT, a DC-DC step-down converter and an inverter charger, making it extremely space efficient.
Depending on actual power needs, the EcoFlow Power Hub can be connected to up to three LFP batteries, which together provide a base capacity of 2 KWh, expandable to 15 KWh. This allows you to power an RV for 18 hours and an off-grid home for 11 to 14 hours without using another power source.
Otherwise, it relies on a 48V design that generates less heat and loses less power compared to conventional 12V systems. The batteries are also protected against overvoltage thanks to an integrated BMS.
The batteries can be charged in a variety of ways, even by solar power at up to 3,000 watts. In addition, the EcoFlow Power Kits can be bundled with three types of solar panels, including the 100W Rigid/Flexible Solar Panel and the 400W Rigid Solar Panel.
For even more control, the AC/DC Smart Distribution Panel can be added, which can connect up to six AC circuits in the home or RV and twelve DC circuits, six of which can be controlled via the EcoFlow Power Kits console or app.
Installing most modular power solutions with dozens of modules takes an experienced user about ten to 15 hours. In comparison, EcoFlow Power Kits include up to four modules (not including solar modules) and cables, making the installation process three times faster compared to the industry average.
“EcoFlow Power Kits can be charged using six different power sources: Solar panels, the EcoFlow Smart Generator, alternators, shore power, the utility grid and conventional generators,” explains Thomas Chan.
EcoFlow Power Kits are available in three different packages to best suit individual needs. Starting with the Get Set Kit, you can meet your basic power needs with the EcoFlow Power Hub and LFP batteries.
The Premium Kit takes it a step further by adding the AC/DC Smart Distribution Panel to the mix, providing circuit-level control over its power consumption. Finally, for the best user experience and greatest energy demand, the Ultimate Kit offers all of the above modules plus the Power Kit Console and EcoFlow Smart Generator.
Each of the three kits comes with five bundles of different capacities ranging from two KWh to 15 KWh, making a total of 15 bundles. Using the EcoFlow Power Calculator, customers can also select the bundle that best suits their power needs.
- Read more: EcoFlow DELTA Pro Test
Prices and Availability
The EcoFlow Power Kits are scheduled to go on pre-sale in early July. Prices and concrete details are still pending, but the modular system is unlikely to be too cheap. After all, on its own website, the company is giving away “3 prefabricated Power Kits with installation, each worth over 10,000 euros.”