Choosing between the Bluetti AC200P and the EcoFlow Delta 1300?
You’ve come to the right place.
Both of these are great picks if you are looking for an affordable portable power station that can power appliances.
The Bluetti AC200P and the EcoFlow Delta 1300 both produce enough power to run most appliances. They can also run or charge electronics and devices for hours or days.
But they are also quite different in several areas including capacity, type of battery and portability.
In this matchup, we compare the Bluetti AC200P vs. the EcoFlow Delta 1300 to help you choose which one is suitable for your particular situation.
Bluetti AC200P vs. EcoFlow Delta 1300 Compared
To start off, here’s a quick comparison of the specs of each solar generator.
EcoFlow Delta 1300
2000Wh LiFePO4 battery
1260Wh Li-ion battery
2000W continuous, 4800W surge output
1800W continuous, 3300W surge output
17 outlets: 6 AC, 5 USB, 2 wireless, 1 RV, 3 DC
13 outlets: 6 AC, 6 USB, 1 DC
6 ways to recharge
3 ways to recharge
Max solar input: 700W
Max solar input: 400W
AC adapter recharge time: 4.5-5.5hrs
AC adapter recharge time: 1.6hrs
3500 cycles to 80% capacity
800 cycles to 80% capacity
The Bluetti AC200P is the bigger of the two solar generators both in terms of capacity and, as we’ll see shortly, power output as well.
The AC200P has a 2000Wh capacity compared to the EcoFlow Delta’s 1260Wh capacity.
This gives the Bluetti AC200P two big advantages.
The EcoFlow Delta’s smaller 1260Wh capacity makes it more suitable for camping or powering smaller appliances in an RV or during a power emergency.
Here’s a table comparing the runtime for each power station.
Bluetti AC200P runtime
EcoFlow Delta 1300 runtime
Mini fridge (60W)
Full size refrigerator (150W)
Winner: The Blyetti AC200P wins when it comes to capacity. It has a significantly bigger battery than the EcoFlow Delta, making it ideal for home backup, off-grid power, RVs and any situation where you need to power multiple appliances.
Battery Chemistry & Lifespan
When talking about solar generator batteries, capacity is not the only important factor. Battery chemistry matters, too.
The type or chemistry of the battery determines its weight and longevity.
The Bluetti AC200P contains a lithium-phosphate (LiFePO4) battery while the EcoFlow Delta has a traditional lithium-ion battery.
LiFePO4 have two big advantages over li-ion batteries: they are more stable and they last longer.
The Bluetti AC200P has a cycle life of 3500 cycles to 80% capacity. In contrast, the EcoFlow Delta 1300 lasts 800 cycles to 80% capacity.
With good care, you can expect the AC200P power station to last up to 10 years. Li-ion power stations like the EcoFlow Delta typically last up to 5 years before the battery fully degrades.
The only downside of LiFePO4 batteries is that they have a lower energy density. So they have to be bigger and heavier to pack the same capacity as li-ion batteries.
That’s why the AC200P is twice as heavy as the Delta 1300.Winner: Overall, LiFePO4 batteries are better than Li-ion batteries. The long lifespan makes LiFePO4 solar generators good value for money. So I’ll pick the Bluetti AC200P as this round’s winner. That said, if portability is important for you, get the EcoFlow Delta 1300.
Despite the big difference in capacity, the AC200P and Delta 1300 are close in power output.
The Bluetti AC200P has a continuous output of 2000W and a peak output of 4800W.
The EcoFlow Delta 1300 has a continuous output of 1800W and a peak output of 3300W.
Both solar generators can run most household appliances including a refrigerator, TV, microwave, coffee maker and others.
Keep in mind, however, that the Delta 1300 has a smaller battery so you may want to only run low-consumption appliances like a mini-fridge, a swamp cooler, and a CPAP machine among others.Winner: The Bluetti AC200P is, again, the winner. Not only does it have a slightly higher power output, it also has enough capacity to support the high output. You can power large appliances without worrying about draining the battery too quickly.
The Bluetti AC200P has 17 outlets while the EcoFlow Delta 1300 has 13 outlets.
Not only does the AC200P power station have more outlets, it has a wider variety of them.
Each power station comes with six household style AC sockets. This is great when you need to power several appliances or gadgets at the same time.
As for DC power, the Delta 1300 spots just one 12V car outlet. In contrast, the Bluetti AC200P has four DC outlets: a 12V/10A car port, two 5mm 12V/3A ports, and one 12V/25A RV port.
For your gadgets and devices, the EcoFlow Delta 1300 has six USB ports. These include four USB-A ports (2 with 18W Quick Charge) and two USB-C ports each with an output of 60W.
In contrast, the Bluetti AC200P solar generator has five USB ports including four USB-A ports and one 60W USB-C PD outlet.
You also get two 15W wireless charging pads located on the top part of the power station.
Winner: The Bluetti AC200P is the clear winner. While the EcoFlow Delta has more outlets than most solar generators I have reviewed, it doesn't match the number and versatility of outlets on the AC200P.
Recharging Options & Speed
The Bluetti AC200P can be recharged in 6 different ways, while the EcoFlow Delta 1300 has 3 recharge options.
However, that doesn't tell the whole story.
While the Delta 1300 has fewer recharging options, it charges faster. We’ve yet to come across a solar generator that charges as fast as EcoFlow solar generators.
They are equipped with X-Stream charging, which rapidly charges the battery in an hour or two using a regular AC charger.
The Delta 1300 charges to 80% in just an hour and fully recharges in 1.6 hours. You don't need dual charging or a special adapter to enjoy fast X-Stream charging. The included charger is all you need.
In contrast, the Bluetti AC charger takes 4.5-5.5 hours to recharge the AC200P power station. Granted, the AC200P has a larger battery. But even adjusting for that, the Delta 1300 is still a lot faster.
But the Bluetti AC200P makes up for it by charging faster with solar. It has a higher max solar input (700W vs. Delta’s 400W), which charges it in about 3.5 hours.
In contrast, the Delta 1300 takes about 4.5 hours to charge from a 400W array.
Both solar generators can also charge from your vehicle’s 12V/24V port, though both take more than 10 hours to recharge.
The Bluetti AC200P doesn't stop at these three methods - solar, AC and car outlet. It has three additional recharge options.
Winner: I think it’s a draw. While I love the many charging options the Bluetti AC200P gives its users, many people will also be happy with how fast the EcoFlow Delta charges. It’s up to you to choose between fast charging (EcoFlow) and a wider range of charging options (Bluetti).
As I mentioned earlier, the main downside of LiFePO4 batteries is their weight. The Bluetti AC200P weighs 60.6lbs.
That’s a lot even for a 2000Wh solar generator. Similar sized li-ion power stations are lighter. For instance, the EcoFlow Delta Max weighs 48lbs and the Jackery Explorer 2000 Pro weighs 43lbs.
The EcoFlow Delta 1300, with its smaller li-ion battery, weighs 30.9lbs making it the better choice for camping and outdoors.Winner: The EcoFlow Delta 1300 is hands down the winner. If you need a solar generator you can easily handle on your own, the Delta 1300 is the best choice.
Price & Value For Money
Being the smaller power station, the EcoFlow Delta 1300 is unsurprisingly cheaper than the Bluetti AC200P.
If you are shopping on a budget, get the EcoFlow Delta.
As for value for money, both the EcoFlow Delta and Bluetti AC200P are pretty good deals especially when compared to legacy brands like Jackery and Goal Zero.
You get a lot of power, plenty of capacity, a variety of outlet options, and good charging performance for a fair price.Winner: It’s a draw.
EcoFlow Delta 1300 Pros & Cons
Bluetti AC200P Pros & Cons
Bluetti AC200P vs. EcoFlow Delta 1300: Which Should I Get?
The Bluetti AC200P is best for you if:
The EcoFlow Delta 1300 is best for you if:
It’s difficult to choose an overall winner between the Bluetti AC200P and EcoFlow Delta 1300. Both of them are great power stations with no serious limitations. Each is ideal for different situations.
If you want a lightweight yet capable solar generator, go with the Delta 1300. If you want a powerful and long-lasting solar generator and don't mind paying a bit more, get the Bluetti AC200P.
Alternatives To The Bluetti AC200P and EcoFlow Delta 1300
If you are not satisfied with either solar generator, here are some alternatives to consider.
There’s the Bluetti AC200MAX, an upgraded version of the AC200P. It has the same 2kWh LiFePO4 battery, but more power (2200W), expandable capacity, a wider variety of outlets, and an app.
If you want to stick to EcoFlow, the EcoFlow Delta Max is the bigger sibling to the Delta 1300. It has a 2kWh li-ion battery, 2400W output, expandable capacity and the same fast charging X-Stream technology.
For campers and outdoor enthusiasts shopping for a highly portable solar generator, options include the Jackery Explorer 500 (13.3lbs), the Bluetti EB3A (10.1lbs), and the EcoFlow River Mini (6.1lbs).
For additional alternatives, see my reviews of the best 2000W solar generators, the best solar generators for camping, and the best home backup solar generators.