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If you’re an RV owner, live off the grid, camp for extended periods, or otherwise be away from civilization’s amenities for extended periods of time, one of the most important and difficult considerations is power. This isn’t just about portable chargers for your iPad and smartphones: you need power for cooking, lighting, and possibly even life-saving medical equipment. The new EcoFlow Power Kits are one such modular power solution that makes it easier than ever to create a custom off-grid power setup that’s tailored to your needs, and they’ve just launched.
EcoFlow is a leader in the power space offering a number of smart home energy solutions such as its excellent DELTA Pro portable power station† The new Power Kits are a little different: designed with modularity and compactness in mind, the EcoFlow Power Kits are aimed at living off the grid, but are much more capable than your standard portable power plant or existing modular power solutions.
The power kits actually work in the same way as the EcoFlow Smart Home Panel, albeit in a more portable package built for RVs and other off-grid environments rather than a normal home. The Power Kit system consists of several modules that you can select depending on your unique needs: everything connects to the Power Hub, which is installed in your vehicle, cabin or wherever you want it to run. Then you can add whatever else you need, be it EcoFlow LFP batteries, the AC/DC Smart Distribution Panel or solar panels for a truly off-grid setup that will keep you charged wherever life takes you.
Installation is easy. With its Power Kits, EcoFlow focused on eliminating unnecessary complexity and cable clutter compared to other modular power solutions. In comparison, many existing modular power solutions have dozens of modules to deal with, while EcoFlow Power Kits only have 4 (excluding solar panels). With fewer components and fewer wires, the installation process of EcoFlow’s Power Kits is three times faster than the industry average. This is useful for everyone and allows non-professional do-it-yourselfers to install the system themselves without any problems.
You have multiple charging options including a dynamo, shore power, the grid, solar panel, EcoFlow Smart Generator and traditional generators. With a maximum input of 6,000 W, the EcoFlow Power Kits can fully charge a 15 kWh system in 2.5 hours. Combining flexible and fast charging, it frees users from the fear of a low battery when traveling in their RV or living off-grid.
The Power Hub acts as a central point for all inputs and outputs and can be connected to up to 3 LFP 5 kWh batteries to deliver a maximum capacity of 15 kWh. It naturally reduces the number of parts and cables you need to get everything up and running, while giving you enough flexibility to have an uninterrupted power supply when you need it most. In fact, you can control and monitor everything remotely via the EcoFlow app. The EcoFlow Power Hub is the industry’s first 5-in-1 central power system, featuring two MPPT solar charge controllers, a single MPPT battery charger, a DC-DC step-down converter and an inverter charger. By combining 5 components into one, it saves a lot of space, especially for people with limited space available, such as in motorhomes, motorhomes and small cabins.
The Power Hub easily replaces traditional 12/24V systems, thanks to its 48V capabilities, and is vastly superior in safety and output. In addition, the Power Kits can be expanded with the AC/DC Smart Distribution Panel, allowing connections to 6 AC home and RV circuits and up to 12 DC circuits. Power consumption can be monitored for all 18 of those circuits and can be controlled for 6 of the DC circuits, all of which offer smarter power management, either through the EcoFlow mobile app or the Power Kit Console. So not only is it more powerful, it’s also smarter and more efficient.
The new EcoFlow Power Kits will be available July 5, offering campers, RV owners and others a flexible, compact, easy-to-use, modular and expandable power solution for off-grid living. The price starts at $3,799.