EcoFlow Power Kits Present a Modular and Expandable Power Option for Smaller Builds
EcoFlow, a portable power and renewable energy solution company, has officially launched its EcoFlow Power kits for RVs and tiny houses in Australia. Launched earlier this year to select markets, the Power Kits have been designed to simplify the demanding installation process of existing custom power solutions for smaller builds such as custom campers and tiny homes.
The Kits come in two basic modules, the EcoFlow Power Hub—which acts as the central hub for all inputs and outputs, and the EcoFlow 2K/5KWh LFP batteries. Depending on power needs, the hub can connect with up to three batteries, which can be expanded from their base capacity up to 15KWh.
Additionally, the company states that the Power Kits can be paired with three different types of solar panels, with a maximum of 4,800W of solar input possible. This will allow a user to charge a 15KWh battery in about 3 hours, though multiple charging options are available from generators to alternators, providing a variety of flexibility that the company states would be perfect for kitted out camper or off-grid tiny home.
The Power Kits can even be further enhanced with EcoFlow’s AC/DC Smart Distribution Panel, allowing for constant monitoring of power consumption through the optional console or EcoFlow app.
An Advanced 48V System Supercharges Efficiency and Safety
Compared to a traditional 12V system, the 48V system employed by the EcoFlow Power Kits makes it so only a quarter of the electric current is flowing through its cables at any given time, resulting in one-sixteenth of the power loss while also allowing for thinner more convenient cables. However, this does not diminish the heavy-lifting capabilities of the system.
The Kits are still able to a achieve a maximum 3600W output to power heavy-duty appliances such as air conditioners, water heaters and hair dryers. The company also points out, that the 48V system makes it optimal for retrofits of existing 12V systems with the aid of a step-down DC-DC system module.
In the hands of an experienced installer, EcoFlow states that the setup of the entire system should take no more than three to five hours. In addition, the simple, modular set-up combined with fewer wires needed further speed up the install time and reduce the risk of incorrect wiring. The individual batteries are also easily stackable, allowing for easy and compact storage.
Each of the three kits come with five bundles of different capacities from 2KWh to 15KWh, making for 15 bundles in total. Customers can choose the bundle that best fits their power needs with the help of EcoFlow’s Power Calculator, which is now live on the company’s website.
Customers can purchase the Power Kits at early bird prices during the pre-sale period from August 15 to September 15. For example, the 5KWh Prepared Kit and Independence Kit will be sold at $9,897 and $9,997 respectively during pre-sale, and will be retailed at $11,097 and $11,397 once the pre-sale ends.