- Is 2021 the year of Innovative Portable Power Stations?
- Specification of Mango Power Union Vs EcoFlow Delta Pro
- Battery Capacities of the Power Stations
- Scalability of the Power Stations
- Potential Backup Time of Power Stations
- Output and Charging on the Power Stations
- Design and Size – Mango Power Union VS EcoFlow Delta Pro
- Functionality of the Power Stations
- Ways to Control the Power Station.
- Price and Availability of the Power Stations
- EcoFlow Delta Pro Super Useful Feature – Mango Power Union Forest Plan
Is 2021 the year of Innovative Portable Power Stations?
There have been many Consumer electronic product launches in the past year, and this year is no exception, with so many products around us, and we staying at home most of the time due to pandemic, many of us didn’t notice the launches of Innovative Portable power stations, and in this article let us check out few of them.
In the recent times, the Electric Power Stations have been getting a lot of traction, due to its Ease of use, price and most importantly they are environment friendly. A ton of new Portable power stations have come out recently from established brands like Jackery, EcoFlow, Bluetti, etc.
A few have gotten their start via crowdfunding, like the Bluetti EP500 (5.1 kWh/3 kW) which generated 3.1M USD on Kickstarter in May and the EcoFlow DELTA Pro (3.6 kWh/3.6 kW) which is currently aiming for a July Kickstarter launch.
Also, there are some new players entering the market with competitive products, One such is from the brand Mango Power, their new launch the Mango Power Union (6.9 kWh/4 kW) Power station which, according to its website, is supposed to hit Indiegogo in August, and in this article we are going to do a high level comparison of the Mango Power Union and the EcoFlow DELTA Pro Power Stations – to see how they stack up against each other.
While writing this Article, Neither of these power stations have officially launched yet, so the specifications, features and images shown in this article are referred from their respective websites of EcoFlow Delta Pro and the Mango Power Union.
Before jumping into the comparison, it’s important to note that the Mango Power Union integrates with both a portable power station and a larger home module into a single device, so it’s not a completely apples to apples comparison next to the EcoFlow DELTA Pro. Nonetheless, for anyone in the market who want to buy the latest power station can get an idea of the features they offer.
Specification of Mango Power Union Vs EcoFlow Delta Pro
Battery Capacities of the Power Stations
The Mango Power Union “Home Power Station” boasts an impressive 6.9 kWh capacity, while its detachable module – the so-called “Power Move” – clocks in with 2.3 kWh. Both use high class EV Polymer NCM Battery Cells that have 38% greater energy density, and are capable of operating in a broader range of temperatures than traditional LFP cells.
The EcoFlow DELTA Pro’s 3.6 kWh capacity beats out the Power Move, but can’t compare to the Mango Power Union Home Power Station, although, EcoFlow has not yet released the exact details of its battery cell, but we assume it will deliver greater capacity than its predecessor.
Scalability of the Power Stations
The Mango Power Union can be expanded to up to 10 devices operating in parallel for a whopping 69 kWh and 40 kW output. The EcoFlow, on the other hand, supports a respectable scalability up to 6 devices. If users include an expandable battery pack, the completed configuration should deliver a total of 25 kWh. No information about the output capability yet.
Potential Backup Time of Power Stations
When scaled to its full size (6 devices in parallel) the EcoFlow claims 13 days of emergency home power or 20 hours of daily use. Mango Power has not yet mentioned the specifics for their potential backup time, but have suggested their device could power a home for weeks in the event of an outage. This seems to be a realistic claim for users who purchase the maximum 10 devices for 69 kWh capacity.
If a user was limited to only one unit of either device, though, the Mango Power Union (6.9 kWh) would win hands down against the EcoFlow DELTA Pro (3.6 kWh), Overall on paper the Mango Power Union has greater battery capacity per unit and greater scalability potential.
Output and Charging on the Power Stations
The Mango Power Union supports 16 output sockets, while the EcoFlow probably supports 15 ports, based on what we can see from the available images.
As you can see in the table above, the Mango Power Union just barely edges out the EcoFlow for total number of ports, but the EcoFlow supports both DC and RV ports. The main sockets, like AC/USB-A /USB-C/wireless charging, are very similar.
EcoFlow DELTA Pro X-Stream Charging
The Mango Power Union supports 3 kW MPPT solar charging (12V-250V) and 3.3 kW wall outlet charging. This huge range in solar charging capability means you can connect the device to either roof solar panels or portable solar panels.
The EcoFlow uses X-Stream charging technology that enables 3 kW wall charging. It also supports an astounding 4.2 kW for solar charging if you have enough panels. It is as yet unclear whether the EcoFlow can be charged via roof solar panel, but we believe it must. Otherwise, you’d need to lug around 42, 100W solar panels to achieve these numbers in a real-world situation.
Both devices have the main sockets you’ll need, but the Mango Power Union has a slight advantage in the number of ports, but the EcoFlow DELTA Pro offers greater diversity with both DC and RV ports. Regarding charging capability, both brands deliver respectable speeds. The EcoFlow DELTA Pro looks like it offers much greater solar charging capability, but it will only be useful if it connects to a roof solar system.
Design and Size – Mango Power Union VS EcoFlow Delta Pro
When it comes to design, the Mango Power Union looks super classy, you will just fall in love in the design. It features a brushed metal skin and a practical yet artful design that has an ambient light status indicator which looks more like a piece of modern art piece than a battery pack.
Though it can probably be made to match many interior design styles, it honestly wouldn’t look out of place in any place you keep it. The complete Mango Power Union package, including the detachable, portable Power Move, has an overall size of 17.6 * 13.6 * 26.7 inches. That may sound large, but if we consider its total capacity (kWh/m3,) it’s quite impressive, probably the most compact in the market, all thanks to the Polymer NCM Battery Cells it uses as opposed to the normal 18650 cells [Lithium-ion Batteries] that is generally used in many portbale powers stations.
Its detachable portion, the Power Move with the dimensions (2.3 kWh/2 kW), is 17.6 * 13.6 * 11.4 inches] has a relatively good size for the portable power station market.
The EcoFlow has kept a very industrial design, similar to its previous DELTA model. The company has not yet released the exact size of the battery, but with its increased capacity and functionality, it’s reasonable to assume that it will be much larger than the previous DELTA, which was 15.7 * 8.3 * 10.6 inches.
With regard to design, the Mango Power Union comes out on top. It’s got a cool, modern look that would definitely fit in a swanky living room, but setting appearances aside, the fact that it includes both a portable and a home power station make it a uniquely innovative product. The EcoFlow, however, should be more popular among those who prefer an industrial look, and would be perfectly at home in a garage.
Functionality of the Power Stations
The Mango Power Union includes 2 parts: the Power Home for home use, and the Power Move for outdoor off-gird life. It works as a home backup power supply, stores green energy like solar power from your roof, and can seamlessly power sensitive electronics, so there’s no break in power in case of an outage.
The Power Move can be taken travelling or out into the field for professional outdoor work. The entire device has a variety of settings, including Back Up Power Mode (prioritizes energy storage to prevent shortages), Time-Based Control Mode (stores and consumes power based on peak/off-peak times to save on your electrical bill) and Economy Mode (prioritizes green energy use when connected to a solar system).
The EcoFlow, with its all-terrain wheels, more rugged case, and telescoping handle, definitely serves a role in powering outdoor life, but when it comes to home use, particularly if there’s a situation where you need good power for long hours or some days, you probably wouldn’t want to rely on a single power source, unless you are running 6 of them in parallel.
Both products can definitely deliver good service for outdoor living, but the Mango Power Union seems like a better bet when we’re talking about a home backup power source. It makes more sense to compare the Mango Power Union to a Tesla Powerwall in this respect, and we hope to put those two head-to-head in a later article.
Ways to Control the Power Station.
Mango Power Union App Control: The Mango Power Union can connect via either Bluetooth or Wi-Fi with an included app that enables remote control and OTA upgrades. The app also records your energy use stats and will give you notifications and alerts when necessary. It also generates a report showing your green energy use and carbon footprint.
The EcoFlow DELTA Pro can only be controlled via its built-in panel, which is good enough when you’re using it as a portable battery.
Price and Availability of the Power Stations
Both products have been launched via crowdfunding platforms. The Mango Power Union released on Indiegogo has a retail price of $5699 and is currently offering an early bird price at $3999, Similarly the EcoFlow DELTA Pro has released recently on Kickstarter and is currently offering an early bird price at $2199, Here we also add Tesla Powerwall, just for a simple comparison.
We’ve priced the two of them out in terms of battery capacity, as shown in the table above. We can have to say, the Mango Power Union’s pricing is quite aggressive, especially for a new brand. Either way, both of these batteries are rather reasonable.
EcoFlow Delta Pro Super Useful Feature – Mango Power Union Forest Plan
There are a few honorable feature mentions, that we would like to share, First off, we really need to emphasize the usefulness of the EcoFlow DELTA Pro’s all-terrain wheels and telescoping handle. It may not sound like much, but when you’re carrying a pack on your back and hiking toward your campground, you’re definitely going to appreciate how easy this portable power station is to move around.
The Mango Power Union, on the other hand, shows their compassion towards the nature, For every 48 kWh of solar energy that flows through this device, the company plants another tree in the United States national parks with the help of an NGO, through something they call The Forest Plan.
Given that the Mango Power Union boasts a 69 kWh capacity and claims to be rechargeable for 60,000 cycles, that means you could potentially plant 86,250 trees, while utilizing the clean and efficient solar power. I like that idea. Either way, though, if you choose one of these or any other power station, and you power it via some form of green energy, whether it’s wind, nuclear, solar, or anything else, you’re doing the world a favor. Thanks.
Note: The Specifications and Features compared in this article have been referred from the Official Websites and Online Sources while posting/Updating this article, and the information shared may not be fully accurate, when you are read this article, there may be some changes to the features in the future, hence make sure to refer the official websites for latest information while making any purchase decisions.