Since we've started selling Bluetti Gear, we've had plenty of questions asking our thoughts on EcoFlow River Pro Vs. Bluetti EB70 units so here they are.
We obviously believe they are both quality products, and it's hard to recommend one over the other as they will both fulfil a very similar purpose, but here's a few things that makes each unit stand out to us...
What we like about the EcoFlow River Pro
Fast AC Charging - The River Pro can be charged 0-100% in 1 1/2 hours via AC thanks to X-Stream Charging capabilities (650W). The Bluetti is considerably slower at 4 hours (200W Input), although can be sped up via a combination of AC + Solar Charging (400W Input), however this is often not practical.
Lightweight - The River Pro comes in at 7.6kg vs 9.7kg for the Bluetti for a very similar capacity. Not a big deal, but could make a difference if hiking etc. Similarly, the physical size of the unit is also a touch smaller if you need to store your unit in confined spaces.
Can be App controlled - Not always necessary, but a nice touch. You can update firmware, view battery levels, detailed input and output info, charge speeds + much more.
Expandable - You can easily double the capacity with addition of extra battery and one cable. This makes the unit even more versatile and bumps capacity up enough to make it suitable for running larger household appliances.
User Experience - Generally, we feel the interface, user experience & overall tech is slightly better on the EcoFlow Models
What we like about the Bluetti EB70
LFP Batteries - This is the biggest drawcard for the Bluetti Unit. LFP Batteries allow 2500+ cycles before batterie will degrade, compared to the River Pro's 800 cycles. This will provide longer lifespan if used regularly, so is a definite plus if used regularly.
1000W Inverter - The Bluetti Unit has a 1000W Inverter, which surges to 1400W, while the EcoFlow is 600W with a 1200W Surge. Realistically though, both fall a bit short when it comes to heavier AC use such as induction cooking etc.
Wireless charging - Another little luxury that may appeal to some but may not mean much to others. Definitely handy though!
Price- While the prices jump around a bit with promotions etc, the RRP of the Bluetti is only $1099, which is significantly lower than the River Pro at $1399, so you do get a little more bang for your buck if you can forgo a few luxuries.
If tech specs are you thing, here's a table for simple comparisons:
|EcoFlow River Pro||Bluetti EB70|
|BATTERY INF||Capacity||720Wh (28.8v)||716Wh (22.4V, 32Ah)|
|Cell Chemistry||Lithium-Ion||LiFePO4 (Lithium Iron Phosphate)|
|Lifecycle||800 + to 80% capacity||2,500+ Cycles to 80% Original Capacity|
|Management System||BMS, Over Voltage Protection, Overload Protection,
Over Temperature Protection, Short Circuit Protection Low Temperature Protection, Low Voltage Protection,
|MPPT Controller, BMS, etc.|
|OUTPUT||AC Outlets||2 X 600W||2 X AC Outlets 1000W In Total|
|Inverter Type||Full Sine Wave||Pure Sine Wave|
|USB-C Port||1 X 100W Max||2 x 100W Max|
2 x 12W (5V/2.4A)
1 X 28W (12V/2.4A)
|2 x 5V/3A|
|12V DC Ports||1 x Car Outlet (13.6V, 10A)||1 x 12V/10A (Car Outlet)|
|2 X DC5521 (3.6V, 3A)||2 x 12V/10A (DC5521)|
|Wireless Charging Pad||No||1 x 15W Max.|
|INPUT||AC Input||X-Stream 650W Max||200W Max.|
|Solar Input||200W 10-25V 12A max||200W Max. OCV 12-28V, 8A|
|Car Input||12V/24V 10A max||12/24V from Cigarette Lighter Port,8.2A Max.|
|RECHARGE TIMES||AC Adapter (200W)||1.6 hours||≈4-4.5 Hours|
|Solar (200W)||4 hours||≈3-3.5 Hours (With prime sunshine, ideal orientation and low temperature)|
|12V/24V Car Outlet (98.4W/196.8W)||6.5 hours||7.5-8Hours / 4-4.5Hours|
|AC+ Solar (400W)||N/A||≈1.8~2.3 Hours (With prime sunshine, ideal orientation and low temperature)|
|Dimensions (LxWxD)||28.9 x 18 x 24.5cm||32 x 21.6 x 22.1cm|
|Operating Temperature||-20 to 45°C||-10-40℃|
|Tested & Certifications:||UL Standard, CE, FCC, RoHS, RCM||UL,UN38.3,MSDS, PSE,CE,ROHS,CEC, DOE, FCC, CA Prop 65 and More|
|Warranty:||24 Months||24 Months|