If you’re thinking of owning a lightweight and compact power station this year, Amazon has several brands selling it, including entries from EcoFlow. Currently, the EcoFlow River 2 Series Advanced LFP battery retails for $189, or a 21 percent discount from $239.
To take advantage of the deal, you’ll need to apply the $50 coupon before checking out on Amazon. The discounted price is lower than what EcoFlow offers in their online store.
Why EcoFlow River 2 is the recommended portable power station.
Weighing in at 7.7 pounds (3.5 kg), the EcoFlow River 2 is one of the lightest power stations around, making it easy to carry and transport on outdoor camping trips. The backup power cube itself has a bright front LCD screen paired with AC socket, DC socket and USB ports. In addition, it can be charged through a regular wall outlet or solar panels.
EcoFlow’s River 2 comes with a 256 Wh battery capacity and has a power rating of 600 watts, which is enough to power most appliances in the home. Its cells are made of LFP or lithium iron phosphate, which gives it long life and fast charging capabilities. Ecoflow claims the station can maintain 80 percent of battery health after 3,000 charging cycles.
In addition, the drop-proof River 2 supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, so you can manage it remotely from your mobile phone. It also has a smart battery management system to protect the unit from sudden spikes in voltage and temperature.
Similar to the more expensive EcoFlow models, the River 2 gets a 5-year warranty. This is in addition to battery cells that are estimated to last 10 years with normal use.
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