EcoFlow has taken a break from workto introduce ventilation in time for the hottest months of the year. Designed to run on AC power through an included adapter, with solar panels, the company’s optional battery charger, a car charger, or a portable power station, the EcoFlow Wave Portable Air Conditioner is the AC unit. most useful I have ever seen.
It’s available for purchase now at discounted prices, but it’s still a hefty price tag of $1,199 as a stand-alone device. The EcoFlow Wave Add-On Battery retails for an additional $799, and you’ll want to make the most of this thing off-grid, as it offers a 3-hour battery runtime. There’s no battery in the Wave, so you’ll need some sort of battery accessory to power it without an adapter or car charger.
Despite the wide range of run/pay options that the Wave allows, I’ve only just started testing a unit and have a lot of questions about the uses for this product (ahem, camp?). Let’s get into it.
First thoughts: I’m confused
I got an EcoFlow Wave unit with an extra battery and a car charger. The first thing I noticed is that it’s heavy, individually (38.58 pounds) and if you add the 17.4-pound battery (again, you’ll be sure to use this thing). Now, if the product is designed for indoor use only, and you sometimes have to lug 38 to 56 pounds with the battery pack from one room to another, that’s not a bad idea. important issue.
But EcoFlow markets this air conditioner as something you can take camping with, tuck into your camper van (where space and weight are at a premium) or bring along on a trip. out. It’s a step further to describe the space as cool as “the size of” a four-person tent.
This makes sense in two ways; a car park, for example, you don’t have to move places and stay near your car. It can be useful for situations where you don’t want to run your AC on the floor — or the AC on the floor isn’t as efficient or reliable as the Wave, especially if you opt for solar panel cost.
What isn’t shown in the camper van above is that you can also buy it with the same swing tube.. That way, you can seal your tent and use the tube to block the heat so you don’t, like in this case, waste the AC by blowing it directly into the environment. without turning the warm air directly away from you.
All these things bring me back to the use and have more consideration for this product: blackouts and other electrical problems. It’s wrongin large parts of the United States this summer, according to a report. The Wave can serve as a useful, albeit expensive, similar device that you store at home and install as needed. In the case of severe heat waves that burden the grid, everyone in your home can be vulnerable to extreme heat gathering and cooling.
While an extra battery only gives the Wave 3 hours of run time, EcoFlow says its Delta Max power station can increase that run time to 5 to 6 hours with the Delta Pro power station maximum up to 12 hours of continuous AC use. Note: EcoFlow says you can use a power station “as long as the AC output is above 600W.”
Add solar panels for a fee, and you can probably use this thing for a few days, if needed.
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After I downloaded the EcoFlow app and connected it to the unit, the app set the air conditioner, which was very easy to set up. From there, you can control the temperature and other settings in the app or section. The app connects to the unit via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, so you can control it remotely.
The Wave is 20.39 inches long, 12.2 inches wide, and 16.38 inches deep. It has a 4,000-Btu capacity and a cooling range of 60.8 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit. To extend the operation time of the unit, you can switch between AC and bus mode as if there is a drain where there is a lot of humidity and the water collects. EcoFlow says the Wave is designed not to get wet, but depending on the humidity level where you are, that might be necessary.
So far I have found the product to be effective in cooling small areas, but I have not conducted any real-time tests or other field tests to determine how effective it is. chill. I will continue to experiment with some of the tools I received and provide updates as I learn more.
In the meantime, check out my review on this oneand ours .