Mobile office: Ecoflow Delta Max 2000 power station + Ecoflow 400W solar panel foldable

This article is about a mobile office with Ecoflow Delta Max 2000 power station + Ecoflow 400W solar panel for on the go. The options are so varied for every need that a person could have. The costs are currently going up for electricity and many other things, so the demand is at solar panels, power storage and balcony power plants very high. Product manufacturers are currently hardly able to cope with the demand. The consequences are long delivery times or sold out at the retailer. Solar panels, balcony power plants and storage batteries will become increasingly important in the future and the demand will increase.

Honest Tests and its website should be able to be operated independently and mobile from anywhere in the future and that is how the idea of ​​the mobile office came about. A mobile office is nothing more than an office just not exclusively in a building. It can be anywhere. Whether you're traveling, traveling around the world in a van or driving a car along a lake, where you set up your office. Another city or place over several days, with a tent or caravan, your office is always with you. If possible, get out of the office building and into nature. More feel-good factor and more creative space for developing ideas. Digital nomads have been doing it for a long time, working from anywhere.

What do I need for a mobile office?

That depends on what you do professionally and what you need for your work. Here are a few examples that make the operation of indispensable on the go.

Best of all, you can easily pack all of this into a car, van or caravan. Flexible or permanently installed.

How much electricity does a 230V mobile office need?

Here it is very useful to know what each of these products consumes in terms of electricity. Continuous load and payload should be considered. For example, a coffee maker uses more water to heat up, less when this process is complete. Depending on the device, the consumption is different, the list should only give a rough overview.

List of products and power consumption for a possible mobile office inventory:

  • Smartphone (charging) approx. 6 – 14 watts
  • Notebook – approx. 35 watts (charging via USB-C, Lenovo Yoga 7 Pro)
  • Monitor - about 20-30 watts
  • Power bank 28.000 - approx. 45 watts
  • Standard printer approx. 10 - 30 watts
  • Klarstein coffee machine with grinder - approx. 1000 watts (heating) - approx. 100 watts (other)
  • Microwave Privileg approx. 1600 watts (highest level)
  • Kettle about 2000 watts

Here are more devices:

  • TV with satellite – 100 watts
  • TV with Fire TV Stick – 120 watts
  • Fridge with TK - 150 watts
  • dishwasher – 2000 watts (heat up) – 80 watts (other)

Tip: There are many devices from the camper needs as mini versions with little consumption.

As a professional or hobby photographer, you can also use your studio flashes for your outdoor location. Depending on the location, you may not always have a fixed power connection available, but that's no problem with such power storage.

Important! Pay attention to the devices not only individually, but together with your usage behavior. What do you use at the same time or more individually? From this you calculate the continuous load and wattage that you have to consider when buying your power storage.

Many small devices such as smartphones, power banks, drones, gimbals or external hard drives that you want to use or charge at the same time can quickly add up, if you then want to make coffee or soup or operate a fan, you get a high continuous load, that the power storage device must be able to do. Therefore, it is always better to buy something larger, afterwards you get annoyed because you cannot operate some things at the same time and have to look more closely at what do I use, how and when. With the Ecoflow Delta Max 2000 Power station you are already very well positioned. Of course, you should keep an eye on the price for your purposes and benefits.

Which portable power storage?

Basically, one can say that the larger the memory, the more expensive and heavier the battery memory becomes. Everything that still weighs under 30kg should still be mobile, portable and transportable. If you want to be flexible or often change the location of your electricity storage, look for a lighter one, but pay attention to the tolerable total permanent load of the storage for your usage, whether this is sufficient for you.

Portable power storage devices

Portable power storage: Ecoflow Delta Max 2000 Wh

After research, I chose the Ecoflow Delta Max 2000 power station
Why? The Ecoflow Delta Max 2000 is the 2nd largest model and weighs 22 kg. The Ecoflow Delta Pro with wheels weighs over 50 kg and is a lot more expensive. the Ecoflow Delta Max 2000 has a permanent load of 2400 Watt and can up 4600 Watt intercept momentarily. For my needs is the Ecoflow Delta Max 2000 big enough with some reserve. 4x 230V output sockets should also be a minimum.

Key data for

Data on the Ecoflow Delta Max Powerstation

  • 2016 Wh Lithium Battery
  • geladen to 80% in 1 hour
  • up to 800 W charge with solar panel (11-100 V; 10 A)
  • charge with 12V from the car
  • 4 2400 x W AC outlets (4600 W peak power)
  • Simultaneous charging and discharging
  • 2x USB-C (100 watts)
  • 4x USB-A ( 2 normal + 2 fast charge)
Power storage with 2000 watts

A solar cable connection is a prerequisite for solar power feed-in. Simultaneously consuming electricity and charging the storage battery with solar power is super and necessary for a mobile office. I want the power storage from eco flow only run on solar power. Honest tests and everything that is needed for this should be operated in an environmentally friendly way with solar power. the Ecoflow Delta Max 2000 has a built-in inverter with MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking). The solar connection can be up 800 Watt feed in So 2 solar panels with 400 watts or less are possible.

power stations from EcoFlow

Foldable solar panel: Ecoflow 400W solar panel with 22,4% efficiency

Ecoflow Delta Max 2000 Ecoflow Delta Max 2000,Ecoflow 400W solar panel
Mobile office: Ecoflow Delta Max 2000 power station + Ecoflow 400W solar panel foldable 47

The foldable solar panel with 400 watts from Ecoflow is quite expensive, but it is also the only foldable solar panel with 400 watts and since we are doing honest tests, I immediately went for the maximum. The EcoFlow Delta Max 2000 power station with 22 kg + EcoFlow 400W solar panel with 15 kg is a great combination that makes the mobile office very flexible and portable. When folded, the 400W foldable solar panel takes up very little space. It's set up in a minute.

With a sunny blue sky you can see an overview of how long it takes to fully charge the Ecoflow Delta Max 400 with the 2000W solar panel.

The Powerstation had a current charge level of 13% Depending on the solar power feed-in (wattage), the Delta Max 2016 calculates and displays the hours it would take for it to be fully charged.

Watts (with solar panel)hours until 100% capacity is reached
charging starts at 50about 60 h
100about 24 h
150about 15 h
200approx. 9 h
250approx. 8 h
300approx. 7 h
350approx. 6 h
400approx. 5 h
Charging with solar up to 400 watts

In good conditions it happened that approx. 450 watts were fed into the power station. The efficiency between power station and solar panel seems to be really good. Depending on the intensity of the sun, you can really expect between 350 and 400 watts here. When the sky was very cloudy and covered, I still had about 100 watts. In the setting evening sun, a good 100-150 watts were also achieved.

Of course, the values ​​vary greatly depending on the weather, sun, clouds and the installation of the solar panel. I am very satisfied with the efficiency given the current situation. If you manually or automatically readjust the solar panel towards the sun every hour, you get the best possible solar power.

Foldable solar panels

Which accessories for the Ecoflow Delta Max 2000 + Ecoflow 400W solar panel

For longer distances, depending on the place of use, I bought an additional 5 m solar cable with MC-4 to MC-4 connection and 6mm² cross-section for extension. Both devices can be set up a little further away from each other. If you want your car, van or camper to be in the shade, you can place your foldable solar panel further away in the sun with a total length of 8,50 meters or 10 meters.

- € 4,61For mobile solar power
Ecoflow MC4 to XT60 Solar Cable 5M black
Ecoflow MC4 to XT60 Solar Cable 5M black*
Ecoflow MC4 to XT60 solar cable 5m
43,41 € - € 4,61 38,80 €

Attention! The longer the solar cable, the higher losses can occur and fewer watts arrive at the Ecoflow Delta Max 2000. If possible, the distance and the cable should be as short as possible, so you have fewer losses and can really achieve 400 watts and more yield with the Ecoflow 400W solar panel. If the solar cable is extended, you already have a slightly lower yield.

Background noise of the Ecoflow Delta Max

The power station has many advantages, but still one disadvantage that you should know about, but which you can regulate or minimize yourself depending on use. The background noise from the integrated fans can sometimes be very loud.

When there is a large current output and its heat development on the power station, several fans start up. Of course, where heat is generated, it must be cooled. When solar power is fed in, the fans can also start up and run longer if high currents are flowing. Everyone should know that beforehand and plan how you want to use the device.

  1. Tip: Right for quiet working under a desk + solar power feed-in, the noise can be annoying. Therefore, if you feed in solar power, it is better to set up the Ecoflow Delta Max further away from the actual workplace.
  2. Tip: Always have a cable reel with you. With this you are flexible in setting up the Ecoflow and can supply all current collectors without annoying fan noise.

Depending on the use and the weather, you should simply place the power station under the van, on the camper or next to the mobile home. If you want to work outside in peace, set up the power station inside. With solar feed-in, the fans run longer or more often. If you only have short, high pantographs, the fan noise should be less of a problem or just be minimized with the tips above.

If the EcoFlow DELTA Max temperature is higher than 45 °C (lower than -20 °C), all input and output functions are stopped. The battery will automatically resume operation at normal working temperature. Therefore, the power station is always placed in a shady place.

If you demand too much power, an overload appears on the display and the overload switch protects the individual sockets on the power station.

Conclusion: Ecoflow Delta Max 2000 power station + Ecoflow 400W solar panel foldable

With the setup operated here for a mobile office, I can say so far that it works quite well! Depending on the month and the sun, you can do a lot with solar power. The sun is not always there, but in an emergency you can of course charge the EcoFlow Delta Max with alternating current from the socket very quickly or in a battery-friendly manner in order to be mobile on the go.

The resources for charging notebooks, power banks and smartphones are enormous. Short-term use of coffee machines, microwaves, hotplates or kettles are not a problem. Nevertheless, you should have a good opportunity to recharge the Ecoflow Delta Max 2000 with the Ecoflow 400W solar panel when not in use in the mobile office, so you quickly have a full battery again from the sun.

If you have a garage, carport, property, garden or mobile home for the installation of a solar panel, you can permanently charge solar power for your mobile office and be mobile again quickly. Depending on the workload and work in the mobile office, you can get by for a few days before the Ecoflow Delta Max 2000 needs to be charged or charge continuously with a solar panel.

If you want, you can also take a look at the Bluetti power stations, maybe one or the other is better suited for your purpose. I compared for myself and ended up with EcoFlow and so far I am very satisfied with the decision. If you have any questions about the setup or the products, write a comment or contact us by email.

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