EcoFlow vs Jackery Power Stations: One Clear Winner!

Confused about whether to get an EcoFlow or Jackery power station? Here’s a breakdown of the key differences between the brands, including

  • Capacity
  • Battery type
  • Lifespan
  • Features
  • Cost

Bottom Line Upfront

When comparing similar-capacity models, EcoFlow is the clear winner over Jackery. The main reason is that many EcoFlow power stations use the newer LFP battery technology, whereas Jackery still uses the older NMC batteries.

EcoFlow also beats Jackery regarding warranty, input/output options, and features. Because they last longer, EcoFlow power stations are cheaper in the long run.

EcoFlow vs. Jackery: Key Differences

Capacity

Both EcoFlow and Jackery make power stations with various capacities. However, EcoFlow has more options, including a model (the Delta Pro) which has a huge capacity of 3600Wh. Jackery has a few more options for small-capacity power stations, though.

The table below lists EcoFlow and Jackery models by capacity so you can see which ones are comparable.

EcoFlowCapacity (Wh)JackeryCapacity (Wh)
River Mini210E160167
River 2256E240240
River288E300293
River Plus360
River 2 Max512E500518
River Max576
River Max Plus720
River Pro720
River 2 Pro768
Delta Mini882
Delta 10001008E1000/Pro1002
Delta 21024
Delta 13001260
Delta Max 16001612E15001534
Delta Max 20002016E2000 Pro2160
Delta Pro3600

Battery Chemistry

When Jackery was founded in 2012, its battery technology was considered cutting-edge. In recent years though, Jackery is getting surpassed by the competition.

Their power stations still use NMC (Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide) batteries. By contrast, most newer models of EcoFlow generators use the newer LFP (Lithium Iron Phosphate) batteries.

NMC vs. LFP Batteries

LFP batteries, also called LiFePO4 batteries, were invented in 1996. Compared to NMC batteries, they have much longer life cycles. They can be emptied and recharged 3,000 times and still retain 80% of their capacity. By contrast, NMC batteries can only be recharged about 500 times and still retain 80% capacity.  

Other benefits of LFP batteries over NMC are that they handle a wider range of temperatures, are more efficient, and are safer (they won’t overheat and catch fire as lithium-ion batteries can in certain situations).

Despite this, NMC batteries are sometimes preferred because they are smaller and more portable.

EcoFlow Generator Battery Type

Note that not all EcoFlow power stations use the newer LFP batteries. Below you can see a table with EcoFlow models and battery types.

EcoFlowBattery Type
River MiniNCM
River 2LFP
RiverNCM
River PlusNCM
River 2 MaxLFP
River MaxNCM
River Max PlusNCM
River ProNCM
River 2 ProLFP
Delta MiniNCM
Delta 1000NCM
Delta 2LFP
Delta 1300NCM
Delta Max 1600NCM
Delta Max 2000NCM
Delta ProLFP

Inverter Type

The inverter in a power station converts direct current (DC) into alternating current (AC). Power stations typically use either a pure sine wave inverter or a modified sine wave inverter. 

Of the two, pure sine is much better. It is more reliable and has less interference, essential if you need to power motorized appliances or delicate equipment such as laptops or CPAP machines.

It’s also necessary if you want to use the generator while simultaneously charging it. However, pure sine wave inverters are more expensive than modified sine.

EcoFlow uses pure sine wave inverters on all of their power stations. Jackery also uses pure sine on their power stations. However, their Explorer 160 model has a modified sine wave inverter.  

Warranty

When it comes to warranty, EcoFlow is much better than Jackery. Their power stations with LCF batteries have 5-year warranties. With their larger-capacity power stations, you can extend the warranty if you register it. The warranty period starts on the day you receive the power station, not the date you bought it.

By contrast, Jackery power stations only have a warranty of 2 years. You can extend the warranty for free by registering the product. This will give you an additional year. The warranty period starts on the day you buy the power station and not when you receive it.

EcoFlowWarrantyJackeryWarranty
River Mini2 yearsE1602+1 years
River 25 yearsE2402+1 years
River2 yearsE3002+1 years
River Plus2 years
River 2 Max5 yearsE5002+1 years
River Max2 years
River Max Plus2 years
River Pro2 years
River 2 Pro5 years
Delta Mini2 years
Delta 10002 yearsE1000/Pro2+1 years
Delta 25 years
Delta 13002 years
Delta Max 16002+1 yearsE15002+1 years
Delta Max 20002+1 yearsE2000 Pro2+1 years
Delta Pro3+2 years

Important:

For both EcoFlow and Jackery, the warranty only applies if you do not “modify” the power station and use it as “authorized.” This means that the warranty will be void if you use the power station with other brands of solar panels or other cables, try to fix it yourself, or forget to charge it regularly!

 Input Options

EcoFlow beats Jackery when it comes to input options. For starters, you get more charging options with EcoFlow (wind power is supposed to be coming soon – read about wind and solar hybrid systems.).

The maximum input on EcoFlow products is much higher than similar-capacity Jackery models. For example, the EcoFlow River 2 Max has a max solar input of 220W, whereas the Jackery E500 has a max input of only 100W.

Note that some models of EcoFlow power stations have the “X-Stream” feature, which allows you to charge them incredibly fast at EV stations.

Output Options

When it comes to output options, EcoFlow once again beats Jackery. The EcoFlow power stations have many more outlets than similar Jackery models. For example, the EcoFlow Delta 2 has 15 outlets, whereas the Jackery E1000 Pro has only 7.

Most EcoFlow models have USB-C, whereas many Jackery models do not. Further, EcoFlow outlets are much higher wattage than Jackery, so you’ll be able to charge devices faster.

Other Features

EcoFlow power stations have many more additional features compared to similar Jackery models. For example, you will find these features on most EcoFlow models:

  • Digital display screen
  • Wifi
  • Bluetooth
  • Smart app controls

Cost

When you look at the cost per Wh of capacity, the Jackery and EcoFlow models with NCM batteries are similarly priced. You get more features with the EcoFlow models, though, so these are a better deal.

EcoFlow power stations with LFP batteries are more expensive per Wh of capacity. However, they last 3000 cycles before losing capacity, compared to just 500 with Jackery products. Thus, EcoFlow LFP power stations are much cheaper than Jackery products in the long run.

Also read: Best Indoor Generator for Power Outages

EcoFlow vs. Jackery Model Comparisons

Below you can see side-by-side comparisons of similar-capacity EcoFlow and Jackery power stations.

Regarding key features like battery type, lifespan, inputs and outputs, and warranty, EcoFlow is the clear winner.

River Mini vs. Explorer 160

Note that the Jackery Explorer 160 does NOT have a pure sine inverter and can’t be used while charging.

EcoFlow River Mini
Jackery Explorer 160
Capacity:
210Wh
Capacity:
167Wh
Surge:
600W
Surge:
150W
Lifespan:
500 cycles to 80% capacity
Lifespan:
500 cycles to 80% capacity
Weight:
6.3lbs
Weight:
4lbs
Total Outlets:
6
Total Outlets:
5
USB-C Output:
100W
USB-C Output:
15W
USB-A Fast Charge:
No
USB-A Fast Charge:
No
AC Input:
300W
AC Input:
42W
Solar Input:
100W
Solar Input:
42W
Battery Chemistry:
NMC
Battery Chemistry:
NMC
Warranty:
2 years
Warranty:
2 years
EcoFlow River Mini
Capacity:
210Wh
Surge:
600W
Lifespan:
500 cycles to 80% capacity
Weight:
6.3lbs
Total Outlets:
6
USB-C Output:
100W
USB-A Fast Charge:
No
AC Input:
300W
Solar Input:
100W
Battery Chemistry:
NMC
Warranty:
2 years
Jackery Explorer 160
Capacity:
167Wh
Surge:
150W
Lifespan:
500 cycles to 80% capacity
Weight:
4lbs
Total Outlets:
5
USB-C Output:
15W
USB-A Fast Charge:
No
AC Input:
42W
Solar Input:
42W
Battery Chemistry:
NMC
Warranty:
2 years

River 2 vs. Explorer 240

EcoFlow River 2
Jackery Explorer 240
Capacity:
256Wh
Capacity:
240Wh
Surge:
600W
Surge:
400W
Lifespan:
3000 cycles to 80% capacity
Lifespan:
500 cycles to 80% capacity
Weight:
7.7lbs
Weight:
6.6lbs
Total Outlets:
6
Total Outlets:
4
USB-C Output:
60W
USB-C Output:
None
USB-A Fast Charge:
No
USB-A Fast Charge:
No
AC Input:
360W
AC Input:
None
Solar Input:
110W
Solar Input:
42W
Bluetooth:
Yes
Bluetooth:
No
WiFi:
Yes
WiFi:
No
Battery Chemistry:
LFP
Battery Chemistry:
NMC
Warranty:
5 years
Warranty:
2 years
EcoFlow River 2
Capacity:
256Wh
Surge:
600W
Lifespan:
3000 cycles to 80% capacity
Weight:
7.7lbs
Total Outlets:
6
USB-C Output:
60W
USB-A Fast Charge:
No
AC Input:
360W
Solar Input:
110W
Bluetooth:
Yes
WiFi:
Yes
Battery Chemistry:
LFP
Warranty:
5 years
Jackery Explorer 240
Capacity:
240Wh
Surge:
400W
Lifespan:
500 cycles to 80% capacity
Weight:
6.6lbs
Total Outlets:
4
USB-C Output:
None
USB-A Fast Charge:
No
AC Input:
None
Solar Input:
42W
Bluetooth:
No
WiFi:
No
Battery Chemistry:
NMC
Warranty:
2 years

River 2 Max vs. Explorer 500

EcoFlow River 2 Max
Jackery Explorer 500
Capacity:
512Wh
Capacity:
518Wh
Surge:
1000W
Surge:
1000W
Lifespan:
3000 cycles to 80% capacity
Lifespan:
500 cycles to 80%+ capacity
Weight:
13.2lbs
Weight:
13.3lbs
Total Outlets:
11
Total Outlets:
7
USB-C Output:
100W
USB-C Output:
No
USB-A Fast Charge:
No
USB-A Fast Charge:
No
AC Input:
660W
AC Input:
None
Solar Input:
220W
Solar Input:
100W
Bluetooth:
Yes
Bluetooth:
No
WiFi:
Yes
WiFi:
No
Battery Chemistry:
LFP
Battery Chemistry:
NMC
Warranty:
5 years
Warranty:
2 years
EcoFlow River 2 Max
Capacity:
512Wh
Surge:
1000W
Lifespan:
3000 cycles to 80% capacity
Weight:
13.2lbs
Total Outlets:
11
USB-C Output:
100W
USB-A Fast Charge:
No
AC Input:
660W
Solar Input:
220W
Bluetooth:
Yes
WiFi:
Yes
Battery Chemistry:
LFP
Warranty:
5 years
Jackery Explorer 500
Capacity:
518Wh
Surge:
1000W
Lifespan:
500 cycles to 80%+ capacity
Weight:
13.3lbs
Total Outlets:
7
USB-C Output:
No
USB-A Fast Charge:
No
AC Input:
None
Solar Input:
100W
Bluetooth:
No
WiFi:
No
Battery Chemistry:
NMC
Warranty:
2 years

Delta 2 vs. Explorer 1000 Pro

EcoFlow Delta 2
Jackery Explorer 1000 Pro
Capacity:
1024Wh
Capacity:
1002Wh
Surge:
2700W
Surge:
2000W
Lifespan:
3000 cycles to 80% capacity
Lifespan:
1000 cycles to 80%+ capacity
Weight:
27lbs
Weight:
25.4lbs
Total Outlets:
15
Total Outlets:
7
USB-C Output:
100W
USB-C Output:
100W
USB-A Fast Charge:
18W
USB-A Fast Charge:
18W
AC Input:
1200W
AC Input:
800W
Solar Input:
500W
Solar Input:
800W
Bluetooth:
Yes
Bluetooth:
No
WiFi:
Yes
WiFi:
No
Battery Chemistry:
LFP
Battery Chemistry:
NMC
Warranty:
5 years
Warranty:
3 years
EcoFlow Delta 2
Capacity:
1024Wh
Surge:
2700W
Lifespan:
3000 cycles to 80% capacity
Weight:
27lbs
Total Outlets:
15
USB-C Output:
100W
USB-A Fast Charge:
18W
AC Input:
1200W
Solar Input:
500W
Bluetooth:
Yes
WiFi:
Yes
Battery Chemistry:
LFP
Warranty:
5 years
Jackery Explorer 1000 Pro
Capacity:
1002Wh
Surge:
2000W
Lifespan:
1000 cycles to 80%+ capacity
Weight:
25.4lbs
Total Outlets:
7
USB-C Output:
100W
USB-A Fast Charge:
18W
AC Input:
800W
Solar Input:
800W
Bluetooth:
No
WiFi:
No
Battery Chemistry:
NMC
Warranty:
3 years

Delta Max (2000) vs. Explorer 2000 Pro

EcoFlow Delta Max (2000)
Jackery Explorer 2000 Pro
Capacity:
2016Wh
Capacity:
2160Wh
Surge:
5000W
Surge:
4400W
Lifespan:
800 cycles to 80% capacity
Lifespan:
1000 cycles to 80% capacity
Weight:
48lbs
Weight:
43lbs
Total Outlets:
15
Total Outlets:
7
USB-C Output:
100W
USB-C Output:
100W
USB-A Fast Charge:
18W
USB-A Fast Charge:
18W
AC Input:
1800W, 15A
AC Input:
1800W, 15A
Solar Input:
800W
Solar Input:
1400W
Bluetooth:
Yes
Bluetooth:
No
WiFi:
Yes
WiFi:
No
Battery Chemistry:
NCM
Battery Chemistry:
NMC
Warranty:
2 years
Warranty:
3 years
EcoFlow Delta Max (2000)
Capacity:
2016Wh
Surge:
5000W
Lifespan:
800 cycles to 80% capacity
Weight:
48lbs
Total Outlets:
15
USB-C Output:
100W
USB-A Fast Charge:
18W
AC Input:
1800W, 15A
Solar Input:
800W
Bluetooth:
Yes
WiFi:
Yes
Battery Chemistry:
NCM
Warranty:
2 years
Jackery Explorer 2000 Pro
Capacity:
2160Wh
Surge:
4400W
Lifespan:
1000 cycles to 80% capacity
Weight:
43lbs
Total Outlets:
7
USB-C Output:
100W
USB-A Fast Charge:
18W
AC Input:
1800W, 15A
Solar Input:
1400W
Bluetooth:
No
WiFi:
No
Battery Chemistry:
NMC
Warranty:
3 years

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  1. What a valuable quick reference for someone ready to buy, as I am. Seems like every important feature comparison is right here. Thanks for the info!

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