Big-ass battery maker EcoFlow announces the redesigned River 2 Series equipped today with long-lasting LFP (LiFePO4) batteries and plenty of ports to power your AC and DC devices. These are batteries that are suitable for your weekend trip or a music festival.
The River 2 Series consists of three batteries that vary based on storage capacity, maximum AC power (pure sine wave) output, and charging ports:
The batteries can be charged in four different ways: a standard wall socket, portable solar panels, a 12V car socket and USB-C. The base River 2 can be charged to 100 percent in 60 minutes, while the Max and Pro models take a little longer due to their larger batteries.
The River 2 Series, like most EcoFlow batteries, can be stacked and connected to take advantage of the company’s X-Boost technology. X-Boost is a little trick that lowers the output voltage so that some appliances up to 1600W (such as hot air guns and espresso machines) can work on the River 2 inverter. However, it won’t work with all high wattage appliances.
Vanlifers concerned with maximizing space will appreciate the placement of the handle, which has been moved to the side. The resulting flat surface on top can be used as a makeshift table. The batteries can also serve as dual-use kettlebells with the entry-level model weighing 7.8 lbs (3.5 kg), the Max 13.4 lbs (6.8 kg) and Pro 17.2 lbs (7.8 kg) kg). I mean it. Staying Instagram beautiful is hard work — vanlife isn’t all Christmas lights and sunsets, you know.
The base model of the River 2 costs $239 / €299 / £269, the River 2 Max for $469 / €599 / £549, and the big boy River 2 Pro lists for $599 / €799 / £749. They will be on sale November 9 in both US and European configurations.