Choosing a portable power station isn’t an easy task. You certainly have to do good research before you buy an expensive gadget like a battery station. Since I personally own a power station and have personally tested many more including Ecoflow Delta 1300 and Jackery Explorer, I am providing an in-depth comparison to help you make decisions. The models being compared are EcoFlow Delta 1300 (1800W 1260Wh) and Jackery Explorer 1000 (1000W 1002Wh).

The exact models I am comparing in this article are as below. You can check them if they are the same models you are looking for.

You can find the coupon code for Ecoflow at the end of this post.

Also, check out our in-depth hands-on review of Bluetti EB150 which is a good alternative to both of these.

What’s in the Box

Both of these battery stations come in a huge box with safe thermocol/polystyrene wraps. It is super heavy (Jackery way less compared to Ecoflow), so carrying the box is more difficult than carrying just the battery unit. I would unbox it first and then move it around.

EcoFlow Delta 1300

  • PV Solar Charge Cable (MC4 to XT60 Connector)
  • AC Wall Charger
  • Car Charge cable
  • Delta 1800W Solar Power Station
  • User Manual
  • EFDELTA Bag

Jackery Explorer 1000

  • SolarSaga Parallel Adapter Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • Explorer 1000 Power Generator
  • User Manual
  • Car Charger Cable

 

First Impression

Jackery is very compact compared to Delta. The nice color combination makes it look cool. Also, it weighs around 22lbs, so it is easier to carry when compared to Ecoflow.

Compare Jackery and EcoFlow Delta Power Station

The number of ports and the power ratings is compared in the following table.

Jackery Explorer 1000 EcoFlow Delta 1300
AC Power Outlets (110V) 3 Ports 1000W each 6 Ports 1800W each
USB Ports 2 Ports (1 Quick Charge 3.0) 4 Ports 28W each
USB C Ports 2 Ports PD18W (5V 3A / 9V 2A / 12V 1.5A) 2 Port 60W
DC Car Port 12V 10A 13.6V 8A
Solar/DC Input Port 12V-30V (200W Max) 65V  10A
Digital Display Yes Yes
AC On/Off Switch Yes Yes
DC On/Off Switch Yes Yes
Overload Protection  Yes Yes

As we can see, both of these power generators have similar ports but the number of ports is higher in Ecoflow.

Battery Capacity and Power

The battery capacity of Ecoflow is 1260Wh with a power capacity of 1800W which easily wins against Jackery which has a battery capacity of 1002Wh and a power capacity of 1000W.

Also, the surge capacity of EcoFlow is 3300W whereas Jackery is 2000W.

For those who aren’t familiar with Wh rating, let me give you an example.

Assume you have two gadgets, one is a 1000W drilling machine and another is a 200W TV.

With Ecoflow’s 1260Wh battery, you can power the 200W TV for almost 6 hours while the 1000W drilling machine lasts for about 60 minutes. Whereas Jackery’s 1002Wh can power your drilling machine for about 50mins and TV for about 5 hours.

*Based on efficiency, the above factor may vary. This is just a rough idea of battery capacity.

So we have a clear winner in terms of battery and power capacity.

Jackery Explorer 1000 EcoFlow Delta 1300
Power 1000W 1800W
Battery Capacity 1002Wh 1260Wh
Surge 2000W 3300W

Charging

Both the power station support more than one way to charge them. The following table highlights the difference.

Jackery Explorer 1000 EcoFlow Delta 1300
AC Wall Outlet ~7 Hours for a full charge ~1.6 Hours for a full charge
Solar Panel 2x100W Panel (~8 Hours) Supports 400W Panel
Car Yes (~14 Hours) Yes

EcoFlow is a clear winner. Ecoflow’s quick charge is too good to compare. Jackery never stands a chance here.

Performance

When we talk about the performance, we need to see what kind of devices the power station can drive and for how long. The following table gives you a rough comparison of EF Delta and Jackery Explorer in performance.

Appliance Jackery Explorer 1000 EcoFlow Delta 1300
Laptop (80W) 12+ Times 15+ Times
LCD TV (150W) 6 Hours 9 Hours
Smartphone (8W) 100+ Times 130+ Times
Desktop Computer (200W) 4.2 Hours 6.5 Hours
Ceiling Fan (52 inch) 16 hours 21 Hours
Microwave Oven (1100W) No 60 Minutes
Instant Pot Cooker (900W) 1 Hour 80 Minutes
Corded Drilling Machine (600W) 1.2 Hours 2 Hours
Washing Machine (900W) 55 Minutes 85 Minutes
Blender (250W) 3 Hours 5 Hours
Electric Clothes Dryer (1700W) No 40 Minutes
Toaster (650W) 70 Minutes 2 Hours
Electric Kettle (1300W) No 50 Minutes
Portable Refrigerator(70W) 12 Hours 18 Hours
Mini Vacuum Cleaner (250W) 3.2 Hours 5 Hours
Surveillance/Wifi Camera (5W) 7 Days 10 Days
Electric Saw (1400W) No 50 Minutes
Welding Machine (2000W) No 45 Minutes
Electric Grill (1600W) No 40 Minutes

*Based on efficiency, the above factor may vary. This is just a rough idea of performance.

As you can see, both the power generators can drive almost every device except for power devices. Also, since the battery capacity of EcoFlow is more than Jackery, the devices would run for a longer time. Besides this both of them have a surge capacity, so you might be able to run a high power device for a very short amount of time.

Jackery Vs. EcoFlow: Which one to consider

Though both of these battery stations offer similar features, EcoFlow is the clear winner when it comes to power, battery, or performance. Its quick charge is too handy and can power more devices simultaneously. But if you are looking to save money then it is better to choose Jackery. If a price difference of around $350 doesn’t matter to you, EcoFlow is your go-to choice. Also, you can also see some alternatives to these on our power station buying guide.

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You can use coupon code from here to save $150 on Delta 1300

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Last update on 2020-10-26 / Links / Images from Amazon PAAPI