We put the best 500W portable power stations to the test in a previous article. But today, we’re going to up the ante and compare two of the biggest players in the 2000W portable generator category.
Looking for a powerful power station that generates enough energy for all your devices can be a challenging experience. But luckily, you’re in the right place.
You don’t have to compromise power for size with these generators. In this article, we will put the EcoFlow Delta head to head against ALLPOWERS Monster X.
Both power stations provide amazing capabilities, but only one can come out victorious.
Before we pit these portable generators against each other, I want to give you a brief overview of what they have to offer.
So, without wasting any more time, let’s introduce you to the first contender:
EcoFlow Delta 1300
EcoFlow claims their Delta 1300 represents a new standard of a portable generator. The generator has a 1260Wh capacity and provides 1800 Watts from the AC outlets.
This is more than enough to use with heavy-duty power tools due to the large inverter load it supplies.
The Delta 1300 has 13 outlet ports, which can be used to charge all of your important equipment for hours.
The outlets include:
- 6 x AC Outlets
- 2 x USB-C Ports
- 2 x USB-A Ports
- 2 x Fast Charge USB-A Ports
- 1 x 13.6V DC Port
With all these power ports, you’ll have no issues charging devices like your laptop, smartphone, drones, refrigerator, and much more.
One of the best things about this portable power station is the patented X-Stream technology.
This technology allows the generator to recharge 10 times faster than most of its competitors, which is amazing.
They claim that you can recharge the generator from 0% to 80% in just one hour when plugged into an AC outlet. If you decide to use cleaner energy, a 110W solar panel can charge the generator in 4-8 hours.
Obviously, this depends on the amount of sunlight the solar panel receives and how efficient the solar transformation is.
When it comes to dimensions, the Delta 1300 is a very reasonable size at 15.7” x 8.3” x 10.6”.
To make your life easier, the portable generator is pretty light, weighing only 30.9 lbs, so you shouldn’t have any problems transporting it.
ALLPOWERS Monster X
Monster X is the challenger, and it puts up an almighty fight.
The portable generator has a battery capacity of 1700Wh, which is considerably higher than Delta. It also provides a 2000W power output, which helps power more devices for longer.
With this generator, you’ll never be left in the lurch without power. So there’s no need to worry about power cuts.
And to make thing better:
The generator features MPPT(Maximum Power Point Tracking) technology. What does this do?
It’s a DC to DC converter that helps the solar array match your generator. This guarantees you get fast and reliable charging from your solar panel.
In other words, the algorithm searches for the maximum power point, so you get the best efficiency from your solar panels.
The generator can simultaneously power up to 11 device due to its multiple outputs, which include:
- 4 x AC Outlets
- 2 x PD Type-C Outlets
- 2 x QC USB-A Outlets
- 2 x USB-A Outlets
- 1 x Car Output
We really liked the mobile app, which helps you keep track of your energy usage. It provided you with information about how much energy each outlet is using and how many hours the battery had left.
When it comes to recharging the portable generator, you have a few options:
- Solar Charging
- AC Wall Outlet
- Car Charging Point
The manufacturer says the battery can charge itself from 0 to 80% within three hours, which is slightly slower than Delta 1300.
But this shouldn’t be much of an issue.
Comparing The Features
So, you now have a good idea of how the two solar generators work and what they have to offer. But you’re probably wondering which one is the better machine… and for that, we have to put the two generators head to head.
We thoroughly tested both machines’ performance and features, so you don’t have to. Below, we will walk you through some of the things we found:
Size And Weight
There’s a slight difference between both portable generators, which could be a deciding factor for you when it comes to size and weight.
Lets put the stats together to make it easier for you to understand:
- ALLPOWERS Monster X
- Size:8” x 9.6” x 9.8”
- EcoFlow Delta 1300
- Size:7” x 8.3” x 10.6”
As you can see, the Monster X is slightly smaller in size, which makes it easier to fit in smaller spaces. But it’s only slightly smaller, so you shouldn’t see much difference.
The other thing to mention is the Monster X is slightly heavier. But to be honest, I doubt you’ll notice the 2lb difference.
How Much Power Do They Provide
This is another crucial thing to consider when making your decision. You see:
If the generator doesn’t hold enough power for your needs, you’re going to come into problems down the line.
Let’s break down the Delta 1300 first:
They provide you with a 1300Wh system that can deliver 1800 Watts to your appliances, which is very impressive.
But here’s the thing:
ALLPOWERS Monster X far outperforms Delta when it comes to power. They have a 1700Wh hours system which can deliver 2000 Watts and 459.5Ah.
What does this mean?
It means you can power more devices for longer without having to worry about running out of juice. If you’re looking for the best backup generator, it doesn’t get much better than this.
How Many Outputs Are Provided
The number of outputs provided from your generator is super important, especially if you like taking a lot of electricals with you while you camp.
And in this section, there can only be one winner:
The Delta 1300 comes with 13 outlets for your charging pleasure. It comes with a mixture of ports, so you can pretty much charge any device.
The Monster X portable generator only comes with 11 outputs, which isn’t that bad. You still have a good selection, just not as many as Delta.
Before picking a generator, think about how many devices you’ll use simultaneously. If it’s more than 11, you know which generator you’re going to need.
How Do They Recharge
With a battery-operated generator, you’re going to have to charge it from time to time. This is why I thought I’d break down this section for you.
When it comes to charging methods, both power stations work the same way. As you can see here, they have three methods of charging:
- AC Wall Outlet
- Solar Panel
- 12V Car Adaptor
The difference comes with the charging speeds; let me explain:
Delta uses patented technology, which helps to provide a quicker charge. They claim you can fully charge the generator with a wall outlet in 1.6 hours.
This is considerably faster than the ALLPOWERS generator, which takes around 3 hours to receive a full charge.
For most people, the price will be the deciding factor. So, to make your life easier, I’ve decided to break down the prices.
The Delta generator is cheaper than Monster X, by about $200.
The thing is:
If you’re looking for high power and reliability, then an extra $200 is a small price to pay.
But, if you’re on a budget Delta is the cheaper option.
Knowing you’re protected against faults is an important thing to factor in. This is why I wanted to mention the warranty each of the products provides.
Monster X has a lifetime warranty on the battery, making it extremely reliable. You see… manufactures don’t put lifetime warranties on their products unless they have complete faith in the device.
Delta 1300 only offers a two-warranty, which doesn’t mean it will break after that time. The problem is if it does, you have no protection to rely on.
For me, a lifetime warranty paints a thousand words, which is why I side with the Monster X in this section.
So, Which Is The Best 2000W Portable Generator?
When it comes down to it, both generators have their advantages, but the Monster X slightly edges the race for me.
I mean, the faster-charging speed of the Delta 1300 is definitely an amazing feature.
The thing is:
The power provided by Monster X is amazing. It provides reliable power when you need it most. And the lifetime warranty really sealed the deal.
At the end of the day, the decision is in your hands. I’ve provided you with the information you need to make an informed decision.
Now the ball is in your court. So, which one will you choose? Let us know in the comments below; we’d love to hear from you!