Jackery and EcoFlow power stations are popular, and it’s mostly for good reasons. But if you want to buy a power station, it helps to have information that makes the decision-making process easier.

Brand Reputation

When you are purchasing an expensive product like a power station, brand reputation and history are very important. Good customer support (both sales and technical) is vital.

Both Jackery and Ecoflow have been in the battery generator industry for years now. They both have different products including solar panels, power stations and accessories. Ecoflow also sells batteries that can be used to extend the existing capacity.

As of the publishing date, Jackery has 11 battery generators (see the whole catalog here) whereas Ecoflow has 11 (+some refurbished options) generators (see the catalog here). Their products are available on their official sites as well as major eCommerce sites like Amazon.

When it comes to user metrics, Jackery has an upper hand. Their products are sold a lot more than Ecoflow’s and their devices have tens of thousands of reviews. The customer service of Jackery is amazing. Ecoflow’s customer service is good too.

Update: Ecoflow recently released a new delta version called Delta 2 which is both cheaper and better than Delta. I would go with the new model. Similarly, Jackery released a new model too, called 1000 Pro which is smart and more feature-packed than the current one. The 3rd comparison in this article should give you in-depth info.


Here’s what we’ll compare (click on the links to skip directly to that section):

Our main comparison points will be:

  • First impression
  • Portability
  • Battery capacity and power
  • Recharge times

To help you narrow down your options, I’ll also provide a few final thoughts. Let’s get started!

1. Entry level (priced around $200) – Jackery Explorer 240 vs. Ecoflow River 2

Low-range or entry-level battery stations are a good choice for light users who don’t need a ton of power. Because of that, they are cheaper.

Jackery Exp 240 See on Jackery

See on Amazon

EcoFlow River 2 Ecoflow River 2 See on Ecoflow

See on Amazon

Box contents: What will you find?

Jackery Explorer 240

  • An Explorer 240 battery station
  • A car charger cable
  • An AC adapter and cable (2 parts)
  • A user manual

Ecoflow River 2

  • A River 2 battery station
  • A car charging cable
  • An AC charging cable
  • A user manual
  • A warranty card
  • An app start guide


First impressions

As entry-level battery stations, it’s only fair that you don’t expect much from these two stations. I, however, thought that the River 2 battery station looked and felt more premium.

But the Explorer 240 battery station isn’t bad either. It’s also well-designed and doesn’t feel all that cheap, either. Both have well-spaced ports and an informative display.

The following comparison table of the basic features should make it easier to weigh the options:

  Jackery Explorer 240 EcoFlow River 2
Weight 6.6 lbs (3.1 Kgs) 7.7 lbs (3.49 Kgs)
Size (LxWxH) 5.2 x 9.1 x 7.7in / 13.2 x 23.1 x 19.5cm 9.6 x 8.5 x 5.7in / 24.38 x 21.59 x 14.48cm
AC Outlets 1 Outlet: 110V, 1.82A (60Hz, 200W max continuous, 400W max surge) 2 Outlets: 120V (50/60Hz, 300W max continuous, 600W max surge)
USB-A Outlets 2 Outlets: (5V, 2.4A / 24W max) 2 Outlets: (5V, 2.4A / 12W max)
USB-C Outlet No outlet 1 Outlet: 60W max
Car Charger Outlet 1 Port: 12V, 10A 1 Port: 12.6V, 8A / 100W max
DC Input 12- 30V, 65W max Solar input: 11-30V, 110W max / Car input: 12/24V, 8A
Lifecycles 500 cycles to 80%+ original capacity 3,000 cycles to 80% original capacity
Information Display Digital display Digital Display
App Control No Yes
Operating Temperature 14°F – 104°F /-10°C – 40°C 14°F – 113°F / -10°C – 45°C
Cell Type Lithium-ion Lithium-ion Phosphate (Superior to Lithium-Ion)
Warranty 2 years, plus free 1-year warranty extension for online registration) 5 years full device warranty
Solar Generator Bundle
Yes (one option, view here) Yes (one option, view here)



You definitely want your portable power station to be lightweight, and these two deliver. The Explorer 240 is a little lighter, weighing 6.6 lbs, compared to the River 2’s 7.7 lbs.

Jackery 240 vs EcoFlow River 2

Battery capacity and power

One thing that is clear from the start is that the EcoFlow River 2 is slightly more powerful. With a larger 256Wh capacity compared to the Explorer’s 240Wh, and continuous power of 300W compared to 200W, the River 2 has a slight edge.

  Jackery Explorer 240 EcoFlow River 2
Battery Capacity 240Wh 256Wh
Battery Power 200W 300W
Surge Power 400W 600W


Recharge time

In terms of charge time, the EcoFlow River 2 still has an edge. It can be recharged in just 1 hour via AC compared to the Explorer’s 5.5 hours. Solar recharging takes just 3 hours for the EcoFlow River 2 compared to the Explorer’s 7 hours.

  Jackery Explorer 240 EcoFlow River 2
AC Adapter 5.5 hrs 1 hr (360W)
Car adapter 6.5 hrs (12V) 3.2-3.7 hrs (12V, 100W)
Solar Recharge 7 hrs (60W) 3.0 hrs (110W)


Which one is better?

The EcoFlow River 2, while being slightly more expensive than the Jackery Explorer 240, has a few advantages. I felt like it was the better pick here, offering more power, shorter recharge time, and slightly better build quality. Besides, it’s a LiFePO4-based battery station and is more likely to last longer.



2. Low range (around $500) – Jackery Explorer 500 vs. Ecoflow River Pro

EcoFlow River Pro vs Jackery Explorer 500

If you’re looking for something more powerful than an entry-level battery station, then you might want to consider the mid-range stations from Jackery and EcoFlow.

Jackery Exp 500 See on Jackery

See on Amazon

EcoFlow River Pro Ecoflow River Pro See on Ecoflow

See on Amazon

What’s in the boxes?

Jackery Explorer 500

  • An Explorer 500 battery station
  • A car charger cable
  • An AC adapter plus a charging cable
  • A user manual

EcoFlow River Pro

  • An EcoFlow River pro battery station
  • One AC car charger cable
  • An AC charger cable
  • DC5521-DC5525 Cable
  • A warranty card
  • One user manual


First impression

Since these are middle-level battery stations, they have to offer more juice for the price. I thought both the stations looked great and felt quite premium. The Explorer 500 has all ports placed neatly at the front, while the EcoFlow River Pro has ports located on the front and sides.

But looks are not everything, so here’s a comparison table of the basic features

  Jackery Explorer 500 Ecoflow River Pro
Weight 13.32 lbs (6.04 Kgs) 16.8 lbs (7.62 Kgs)
Size (LxWxH) 11.84 x 7.6 x 9.2in / 30.07 x 19.30 x 23.37cm 11.4 x 7.1 x 9.3in (28.9 x 18.0 x 23.5cm)
AC Outlet 1 Port: 110V, 4.54A (60Hz, 500W max continuous, 1000W max surge) 3 Ports: 120V (50/60Hz, 600W total max continuous, 1200W max surge)
USB-A Outlets 3 Ports: (5V, 2.4A / 30W Max) 3 Ports: 2 Ports: (5V, 2.4 A / 12W), 1 Port: (5/9/12V, 2.4A / 28W)
USB-C Outlets No USB-C Output 1 Port: (100W Max)
Car Charger Outlet 1 Port: 12V, 10A 1 Port: 13.6V, 10A
DC Outlet 2 Ports: 12V, 7A 2 Ports: 13.6V, 3A
DC Input 12-30V, 3.5A (100W Max) DC: 12/24V, 8A / Solar input: 10-25V, 12A (200W)
Solar Input No separate solar input (uses DC input) 10-25V, 12A (200W)
AC Input No separate AC input (uses adapter into DC input) 100-120V, 660W
Lifecycles 500+ cycles to 80%+ original capacity 800+ cycles to 80% original capacity
Information Display Digital display Digital display
App Control No Yes
Operating Temperature 14°F – 104°F /-10°C – 40°C -4°F – 140°F / -20°C – 60°C
Cell Type Lithium-ion Lithium-ion
Warranty 2 yrs, plus free 1 year warranty extension for online reg) 2 years full device warranty
Solar Generator Bundle Yes, one option (view here) Yes (3 options. View option 1, option 2, option 3)

Jackery 500 vs EcoFlow River Pro


In terms of portability, both stations are quite lightweight for their class. The Explorer 500 weighs just 13.32 lbs, whereas the River Pro is around 16.8 lbs. That being the case, neither of them should be too difficult to carry around.

Battery capacity and power

The River Pro has a slightly larger battery capacity of 720Wh compared to the Explorer 500’s 518Wh. It also offers more continuous power output of 600W compared to the Explorer’s 500W.

River Pro Expandable Battery

You can expand River Pro’s capacity up to 1440Wh using an extra battery

  Jackery Explorer 500 Ecoflow River Pro
Battery Capacity 518Wh 720Wh
Battery Power 500W 600W
Surge Power 1000W 1200W


Recharge time

Thanks to the River Pro’s direct AC input, it can be recharged in just 1.6 hours via AC compared to the Explorer 500’s 7.5 hours, which is a huge difference.

When it comes to solar charging, the Explorer 500 will perform better if you want to carry just one solar panel. That’s in consideration that it takes 9.5 hrs to charge using a single 100W-rated solar panel. The River Pro, on the other hand, requires two 110W-rated solar panels with a total of 9hrs to charge.

  Jackery Explorer 500 Ecoflow River Pro
AC Adapter 7.5 hrs 1.6 hrs
Car adapter 7.5 hrs (12V) 6.55 hrs (12V)
Solar Recharge 9.5 hrs (100W) 9.0 hrs (2 x 110W solar panels)


Which one is the better pick?

Both battery stations offer plenty of juice for their price range, but the EcoFlow River Pro is the clear winner here.

It offers much more battery capacity and power, plus it can be recharged quicker. What’s more, it has more ports to accommodate more devices. The only downside might be that it requires two solar panels for the best results.



3. Mid range (around $1000) – Jackery Explorer 1000 Pro vs. Ecoflow Delta 2 | MOST POPULAR

EcoFlow Delta 2 vs Jackrey Explorer 1000 Pro

For those of you looking for something more powerful, the high-end battery stations from Jackery and EcoFlow are worth a look.

Jackery Exp 1000 P See on Jackery

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EcoFlow Delta 2 Ecoflow Delta 2 See on Ecoflow

See on Amazon

What’s in the boxes?

Jackery Explorer 1000 Pro

  • A Jackery Explorer 1000 Pro power station
  • An AC power cable
  • A DC7909 to DC8020 connector
  • One car charger cable
  • A quick start guide

EcoFlow Delta 2

  • One Delta 2 battery station
  • An AC charging cable
  • A DC5521 to DC5525 Cable
  • One car charger cable
  • A user manual
  • A warranty card


First impression

These stations are much bigger and heavier than the mid-range models, but they can offer more power, too. The Explorer 1000 Pro’s design makes it more practical, in my opinion.

With all ports and the display placed at the front, it will be easier to use without having to move around, while the Delta 2 has ports on both shorter sides. The battery expansion slot is the only port on the longer sides.

But that’s just the exterior. Let’s take a look at what they have to offer:

  Jackery Explorer 1000 Pro EcoFlow Delta 2
Weight 25.4 lbs. (11.5 Kgs) 27 lbs. (12.2 Kgs)
Size (LxWx H) 13.39 x 10.32 x 10.06in / 34 x 26.2 x 25.5cm 15.7 x 11 x 8.3in / 39.9 x 27.9 x 21.1cm
AC Output 3 Ports: 120V, 8.33A Max (60Hz, 1000W max continuous, 2000W max surge) 6 Ports: 120V (50Hz/60Hz, 1800W max continuous, 2700W max surge)
USB-A Output 2 Ports: (5/6/9/12V, 3/2/1.5A) (18W Max) with quick charge 3.0. 3 Ports: 2 Fast Charge Ports: (5/9/12V, 2.4A max / 18W max), 1 Port: (5V, 2.4A max / 12W max)
USB-C Output 2 Ports: 100W Max 2 Ports: 200W Max)
DC Output No output 2 Ports: 12.6V, 3A
Car Charger Output 1 Port: 12V, 10A 1 Port: 12.6V, 10A
DC Input/Solar Panel Input 1 Port: 12-17.5V, 8A Max, Double to 16A Max / 17.5V-60V, 11A, Double to 22A/800W Max 1 Port: 11V-60V, 15A (500W Max)
Car Charger Input Uses the DC input port and figures Uses DC input port, (12/24V, 8A)
AC Input 1 Port: 120V, 15A Max (60Hz) 1 Port: 1200W max input
Lifecycles 1000 cycles to 80%+ capacity 3000 cycles to 80%+ capacity
Information Display Advanced Digital display Advanced Digital display
App Control No Yes
Operating Temperature 14°F-104°F /-10°C-40°C 14°F – 113°F / -10°C – 45°C
Cell Type Lithium-ion Lithium-ion Phosphate (Superior to Lithium-Ion)
Warranty 3 yrs standard warranty plus 2 yrs free extended warranty for online reg 5 yrs full device warranty
Solar Bundle Yes, available (2 options, see here) Yes, 2 options (see here)



In terms of portability, the Explorer 1000 Pro is slightly lighter compared to the Delta 2. With a weight of 25.4 lbs and 27 lbs, respectively, both should be fairly easy to carry around if needed.

Jackery 1000 Pro vs EcoFlow Delta 2 Battery capacity and power

The Delta 2 has a larger battery capacity of 1024Wh, which is expandable to 3kWh, compared to the Explorer 1000 Pro’s 1002Wh. In terms of power output, the Delta 2 can offer 1800W on a continuous basis, compared to the Explorer 1000 Pro’s 1000W.

  Jackery Explorer 1000 Pro EcoFlow Delta 2
Battery Capacity 1002Wh 1024Wh (expandable to 3kWh)
Battery Power 1000W 1800W
Surge Power 2000W 2700W


Recharge time

If using an AC adapter, which is an ideal way to charge your battery station before heading outdoors, the Delta 2 can charge up in just 1.3 hours. The Explorer 1000 Pro comes pretty close with 1.8 hours of recharge time.

When outside, the Explorer 1000 Pro will charge faster when fed with 800W of solar input. This will charge the battery in just 1.8 hrs compared to the Delta 2’s 6hrs using a 500W maximum solar input.

  Jackery Explorer 1000 Pro EcoFlow Delta 2
AC Adapter Input 1.8 hrs, 15A max 1.3 hrs, 1200W max
Solar charger input 1.8 hrs4 x 200W Solar Saga / 9 hrs – 2 x 80W SolarSaga Panel 6 hrs, 500W max
Car charger input 12hrs, 8A default 11hrs, 8A default


So, which one should you pick?

The Ecoflow Delta 2 offers more battery capacity and power output, plus it can be recharged quicker using an AC input. But if you don’t need the 3kWh power when expanded, it might be overkill.

The Jackery Explorer 1000 Pro is also a great choice, and it will charge quicker when fed with solar. Ultimately, your decision should be based on the type of camping and power needs you’ll have. Both battery stations deliver great performance for their price range.



4. High Range (over $2000) – Jackery Explorer 2000 Pro vs. Ecoflow Delta Pro

These are the top models for each of Jackery and EcoFlow. Let us see how their unicorns compete against each other.

Products being compared in this article are Jackery Explorer 2000 pro vs. EcoFlow Delta Pro

Jackery 2000 Pro See on Jackery

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EcoFlow Delta Pro See on Ecoflow

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What’s in the boxes?

Jackery Explorer 2000 pro:

  • 1 Jackery Explorer 2000 Pro
  • 1 Car Charge Cable
  • 1 AC Charge Cable
  • 1 DC7909 to DC8020 Adapter
  • 1 User Manual

EcoFlow Delta Pro

  • 1 DELTA Pro 
  • 1 AC Charging Cable 
  • 1 Car Charging Cable
  • 1 DC5521 to DC5525 cable
  • 1 Handle Cover
  • 1 User Manual

First impression

I like the design of both power stations, which feel strong and durable. Jackery Explorer 2000 has a nice color combination that contributes to its industrial look. On the other hand, EcoFlow Delta Pro comes with wheels and an extendable handle to help you move around. Thumbs up to the mindful thinking of EcoFlow especially considering its weight.

Let’s study the physical and tech specs of each power station in the comparison chart below;

Jackery 2000 pro EcoFlow Pro
Weight 43 lbs. (19.5 kg) 99lbs. (45 kg)
Number of Ports   10 ports 18 ports
Battery Type Lithium-ion Battery Lithium-ion Battery (LFP)
Warranty 3 years + 2 years extension offer 2 years + 3 years(register for extended warranty)
Solar Bundles Available? Yes (view here) Yes (view here)
User Manual Manual Manual


It is more compact than EcoFlow Delta Pro, making transportation somewhat bearable. The power station weighs only 44lbs – around half the weight of Ecoflow Pro (against 99lbs). So it’s easier to carry from one location to another. EcoFlows wheels help you to move around on smooth surfaces where as you will find it difficult to carry elsewhere.


Ecoflow Pro boosts a wide range of outdoor charging ports (3 input ports and 15 output ports – 18 in total). Meaning you can charge up to 15 devices at once. This explains why the generator is ideal for homeowners, campers, and those who like van life.  

You can’t write off Jackery 2000 pro in this case. The 10 ports (2 input ports, 8 output ports) the generator is packed with, could reliably support a ton of devices at all times. But overall, I’d give Ecoflow generator a nod. 

Jackery 2000 pro EcoFlow Pro
Output ports  8 ports 15 ports
AC Power Outlets 3 outlets, 2200W total 5 outlets, 3600W total
USB-A Ports 2 ports, Quick Charge 3.0, 18W Max 4 ports (2 ports, 5V, 2.4A, 12W Max per port and 2 ports, 5V, 2.4A / 9V, 2A / 12V, 1.5A, 18W Max per port)
USB-C Ports 2 port, (5V, 9V, 12V, 15V, 20V, 5A), 100W Max per port 2 ports, (5V,9V,12V,15V,20V, 5A), 100W Max per port
Car Power output 12V,10A 12.6V, 10A
DC Output No 2 ports, 12.6V, 3A, 38W Max per port
Anderson Port No 12V, 30A
Input Ports 2 Ports 3 Ports
Solar charging input 11V-17.5V (8A Max) 1200W  11-150V, 15A Max, 1600W Max
AC Charging 120V, 60Hz, 15A Max 120V~15A, 3000W Max, 240V~12.5A
Car Charging 11V-17.5V  Support 12V/24V battery, 8A

Jackery does not provide a DC output port which is a bummer

Battery Capacity and Power

EcoFlow Delta Pro is a beast when it comes to Battery/Power capacity. It powers 3600W with a surge of 7200W. Also, EcoFlow has created an ecosystem, where you can expand its capacity as and when required up to 25kWh!!

Jackery’s largest model 2000Pro is just a 2200W power station and fails to meet the flexibility of EcoFlow.

Jackery 2000 pro EcoFlow Pro
Power 2200W 3600W
Battery capacity 2160Wh 3600Wh
Surge 4400W 7200W
Expandable Battery No  Yes (3.6kWh, 7.2kWh, 10.8kWh, 12.5kWh, 25kWh)
Lifecycle 1000 cycles to 80%+ capacity

6,500 cycles to 50% capacity, 3,500 cycles to 80% capacity

Price/Battery Cycle $2.09 $1.05

EcoFlow Delta Pro comes with an LFP battery that can provide a staggering life cycle of  3,500 cycles to 80% capacity compared to Jackery providing just 1000 cycles to 80% capacity.

Note: Neither of these stations can be used as UPS. However, they can be used as EPS (emergency power supply). The reason is, unlike UPS, these stations have ~ 30ms switching. Some appliances may turn off during that duration. But I have successfully used Delta Pro as UPS to run projectors, air purifiers, etc. It’s just that old devices like TV’s, computers may reboot during the switching


EcoFlow Smart generator used to expand battery capacity

Recharge time

Both power stations have multiple charging methods. Can be plugged directly into an AC outlet, car charging cable or using solar panels. 

Jackery 2000 pro EcoFlow Pro
AC Wall Outlet 2 hours to fully charge 2.7 hours to fully charge
Solar Panels 1200W Solar Panel (2.5 hrs) 1600W 2.8-5.6 hours
Car Charger Yes (24 hours) Yes

Jackery 2000 pro boasts faster recharging times (Because of battery capacity). EcoFlow Pro struggles due to its higher battery capacity.

Jackery uses the same input port for solar and car charging. They provide a  convertible cable for solar charging

So, which one should you pick?

Both units are great and come from very reputable dealers. Shout out to its impressive power as it can charge all your imaginable appliances, electronics, and power tools.

The choice depends on your power needs. Ecoflow Delta Pro has the upper hand in almost all categories – power, battery capacity, and output ports. At the same time, it is very expensive.

On the other hand, Jackery is compact, has lesser charging time, and is cheaper in cost.

Choose EcoFlow Delta Pro if:

  • Want a high-end power station (for home power backup, running power tools, mobile workers, RV/Van life etc)
  • Expand battery capacity so you will have the option to add more batteries later
  • Run more devices simultaneously
  • Long-lasting (battery cycles are very important. You don’t want the station to lose efficiency after a year or two)
  • You don’t care about noise (Delta Pro makes a lot of noise, its annoying)

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Choose Jackery 2000 Pro if:

  • Your use case is limited ( emergency backup for a few hours, outdoor events, camping, etc)
  • Looking for a compact power station (portability is good to have. Delta Pro lacks it)
  • Hard pressed on budget (you can save over $1000 compared to Delta Pro)

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Hope we were able to help you make your decision. You can also check out some of our other comparisons