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Best Ecoflow Delta 1300 Alternatives

Looking for an alternative to the EcoFlow Delta 1300 solar generator? 

You’ve come to the right place. 

We’ve already reviewed the EcoFlow Delta 1300 and we love it. It has good capacity, high power output, and blazing fast recharging. 

We’ve picked three alternatives: the EcoFlow Delta Max if you want more power and capacity, the Bluetti AC200P if you prefer a longer lasting solar

EcoFlow Delta 1300: Quick Overview 

I’ve already reviewed the Delta 1300 in-depth, so I’ll just highlight the most important features as well as notable limitations. 

The Delta 1300 has a 1260Wh Li-ion battery. That and its 1800W AC power output makes it a good choice for running various appliances at home, in an RV, in a boat or when car camping

It can also provide backup power to keep devices charged and run essential appliances when power goes out at home

One of the main limitations I pointed out in my Delta 1300 review is the battery lifespan. It lasts 500-800 cycles to 80% capacity. 

If you want a longer lasting solar generator or you feel the Delta 1300’s power or capacity is not enough for your needs, read on to see which alternatives I recommend. 


1. More Power & Capacity: EcoFlow Delta Max 2000

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The EcoFlow Delta Max 2000 is the bigger sibling to the Delta 1300. It packs a bigger battery and produces more power. 

Here’s how the two solar generators match up in specs.

EcoFlow Delta 1300

EcoFlow Delta Max 2000

1260Wh Li-ion battery

2016Wh Li-ion battery (expandable)

1800W continuous, 3300W peak output

2400W continuous, 5000W peak output

13 outlets (6*AC, 1*DC, 2*60W USB-C, 2*USB-A, 2*QC USB-A)

15 outlets (6*AC, 3*DC, 2*100W USB-C, 2*USB-A, 2*QC USB-A)

1hr 36mins AC recharge time

1hr 48mins AC recharge time

400W max solar input

800W max solar input

30.9lbs

48lbs

Capacity 

The Delta Max 2000 packs a much bigger battery with a capacity of 2016Wh. This lets you run larger electronics or multiple appliances at the same time without quickly draining the battery. 

The added capacity is also great if you want a solar generator that can outlast a prolonged blackout or which you can use on a multi-day camping trip. 

If you want even more capacity, the Delta Max 2000 is expandable. You can link up to two Delta Max smart batteries for a total capacity of 6048Wh. 

The Delta Max has the same Li-ion type battery as the Delta 1300. Expect it to last 500-800 cycles to 80% capacity. 

If you want a longer lasting solar generator, see our next recommendation further below.

Power Output

The Delta 1300 already has an impressive power output of 1800W. The Delta Max 2000 bumps that up to 2400W.

That’s higher than most 2000Wh solar generators in the market. 

The biggest advantage of the more powerful inverter is that you can run multiple large appliances at the same time. 

You can plug in a kitchen fridge, a TV, and still have enough power left to operate a small coffee maker. 

The higher load limit is great for home backup, RVs, boats and any situation where you might need to power several appliances at the same time. 

If you need even more power, the Delta Max 2000 has a feature called X-Boost that delivers up to 3400W in continuous power output.

Output and Input Options

There isn’t much difference here between the Delta 1300 and Delta Max 2000, but the Max 2000 has a few upgrades. 

For one, it has two more outlets than the Delta 1300 for a total of 15. These include 6 AC outlets, three DC ports (1 car port and 2 DC5521 outlets), and 6 USB ports.

The USB ports include two regular USB-A ports, two Quick Charge USB-A ports (18W), and two 100W USB-C ports (Delta 1300 has 60W USB-C ports). 

As for recharging, both the Delta 1300 and Delta 2000 offer fast recharging. The Delta 1300 takes just 1.6 hours while the Delta 2000 takes 1.8 hours to charge from an AC outlet. 

The Delta 2000 accepts up to 800W in solar power, allowing you to charge the large battery with the sun in just 3.5 hours. 

You can also charge the Delta 2000 from the Delta smart generator or your vehicle’s 12V outlet. 

Portability

As expected, the Delta Max is heavier than the Delta 1300 - 48lbs vs. 30.9lbs. That’s because of the bigger battery and inverter. 

I recommend using the Delta Max 2000 for applications where you don't need to move it around too much. 

If portability is important, stick with the Delta 1300 or get the even lighter Jackery Explorer 1000 (which I review shortly).


2. Lasts Longer: Bluetti AC200P

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The Bluetti AC200P solar generator has a LiFePO4 battery that lasts much longer than the Li-ion battery in the EcoFlow Delta 1300. 

The AC200P also offers more power and capacity. Here’s how the two solar generators match up.

EcoFlow Delta 1300

Bluetti AC200P

1260Wh Li-ion battery

2000Wh LiFePO4 battery

1800W continuous, 3300W peak output

2000W continuous, 4800W peak output

13 outlets (6*AC, 1*DC, 2*60W USB-C, 2*USB-A, 2*QC USB-A)

17 outlets (6*AC, 1*RV, 3*DC, 4*USB-A, 1*60W USB-C PD, 2*wireless)

1.6hrs AC recharge time

4.5-5.5hrs AC recharge time

400W max solar input

700W max solar input

30.9lbs

60.6lbs

Capacity 

The Bluetti AC200P is another good pick if you want more capacity to power more appliances or power electronics for longer. It comes with a 2000Wh battery. 

The battery is also different. Instead of a traditional Li-ion battery, the AC200P has a lithium-phosphate (LiFePO4) battery. 

LiFePO4 batteries last an incredibly long time. According to Bluetti, the AC200P will last 3500 cycles to 80% capacity. 

Compare this to EcoFlow 1300’s stated lifespan of 800 cycles to 80% capacity. 

With good care, the Bluetti AC200P will last 5-10 years before the battery is completely dead.

Power Output 

Bluetti AC200P vs Ecoflow Delta

The Bluetti AC200P produces 2000W of continuous power, again making it a good choice for appliance-heavy applications such as home backup or an RV. 

Peak power output is 4800W. 

Output and Input options

With 6 AC outlets, it’s easy to take advantage of the high power output of the Blutti AC200P. You can plug in multiple appliances at the same time. 

You also get a variety of DC outlets, not just one like in the EcoFlow Delta 1300. 

The AC200P has a 12V car port, two DC5521 outlets, and a 12V/25A RV port. 

And for your devices, there are five USB ports and two 15W wireless charging pads. The USB ports include four regular USB-A ports and one 60W USB-C PD port.

Portability 

This is where the Bluetti AC200P loses out to the Delta 1300. 

At 60.6lbs, the Bluetti solar generator is twice as heavy as the Delta 1300. Part of this is because of the higher capacity. 

But the kind of battery in the Bluetti AC200P also adds to the weight. LiFePO4 batteries are less energy dense, thus they have to be bigger and heavier to hold the same amount of power as a Li-ion battery.

The Bluetti AC200P is ideal if you plan to set it somewhere and leave it there most of the time (e.g. RV, home backup, camper van etc.) 


3. Lighter: Jackery 1000

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Need a capable solar generator that’s also lightweight? I recommend the Jackery Explorer 1000. It is 8 pounds lighter than the EcoFlow Delta 1300. You get less power and capacity, but easier portability. 

Here’s how the two solar generators compare.

EcoFlow Delta 1300

Jackery Explorer 1000

1260Wh Li-ion battery

1002Wh Li-ion battery

1800W continuous, 3300W peak output

1000W continuous, 2000W peak output

13 outlets (6*AC, 1*DC, 2*60W USB-C, 2*USB-A, 2*QC USB-A)

8 outlets (3*AC, 1*DC, 2*18W USB-C, 1*USB-A, 1*QC USB-A)

1.6hrs AC recharge time

5.5-6.5hrs AC recharge time

400W max solar input

200W max solar input

30.9lbs

22lbs

Capacity 

The Jackery 1000 has a slightly lower capacity than the Delta 1300 - 1002Wh vs. 1260Wh. 

This is one of the main reasons the Jackery 1000 is lighter. 

Battery chemistry is the same. Both solar generators have a Li-ion battery with a lifespan of 500-800 cycles to 80% capacity. 

Power Output

Ecoflow Delta 1300 Vs. Jackery 1000

This is where there is a big difference between the two solar generators. The Jackery Explorer 1000 has an output of 1000W, compared to an output of 1800W in the Delta 1300.  

If you need to power large appliances or several appliances at the same time, the Delta 1300 is the better choice. 

But if you only need to power a couple or so smaller appliances like a mini fridge, CPAP and TV, the Jackery 1000 is up to the task.

Output and Input Options

This is another area where the Delta 1300 is ahead. The Jackery 1000 has fewer output and charging options. 

You get three AC outlets, one DC car port, and four USB ports. The USB ports include two USB-A (one with Quick Charge) and two 18W USB-C. 

The Delta 1300 is the better pick if you have a lot of appliances and electronics you need to plug in at the same time. It even has more capable USB-C ports that can support 60W devices. 

As for recharging, the Jackery 1000 doesn't come close to the fast recharging of the Delta 1300. The Explorer 1000 takes 5.5-6.5 hours to recharge with AC. 

It also accepts less solar power (200W), thus takes longer to charge with the sun.

Portability 

Overall, the main reason to pick the Jackery Explorer 1000 over the Delta 1300 is portability. The Jackery 1000 weighs 22lbs and is easier to handle and move about. It’s great for camping and outdoors. 

Otherwise, the Delta 1300 is better in almost all other aspects. 


Other Alternatives

If neither of the three alternatives above is what you are looking for, see our reviews of the best portable solar generators for other great picks.    

We also have reviews of the best solar generators for camping and RVs, and the best home backup solar generators

About the Author David Roberts

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