Best Portable Power Stations in 2023

(Last Updated On: June 3, 2023)

Portable power stations have risen recently, reaching a pretty high advancement point. Power stations are longer those mini types of devices that use a single AC outlet; they are no longer just large and heavy devices.

Instead, if you’re looking for a power station, you’ll find many options because many brands have joined the game. This has caused competition to increase and for innovation to happen pretty quickly.

So if you’re confused about what to look for, don’t worry; I’ve got you. This guide covers some of the best portable power stations I’ve reviewed. If you’re wondering, “Why shouldn’t I just spend money on a gas generator?” power stations run on electricity. Therefore there are no emissions you have to worry about, and they can be a lot quieter. Of course, some may prefer gas generators due to cost, but those must also be maintained long-term.

I’ll mention some pros and cons for power stations in this guide, so follow along, and hopefully, you find this helpful.

EcoFlow DELTA Mini

You’ve probably heard of EcoFlow if you’re searching for a power station since they’ve been innovating in this space for a while. The DELTA Mini is the starting unit in the DELTA series lineup, which are larger and more powerful than their River series of power stations. The DELTA Mini strikes a great balance of power, portability, and price.

The DELTA Mini has an 882Wh capacity and a 1400W Pure Sine Wave output from its AC outlets. The battery capacity is alright for the DELTA Mini, and it depends on what you power from it to get an idea of how long it will last. The more impressive part is that the DELTA Mini has five AC outlets that combine an output of 1400W.

1400W of AC power is a lot, and you’re going to be able to power most appliances with it, not all, but a good amount. For my review testing, I powered the heater on its low setting, pulled about 800W, and the DELTA ran it perfectly, but setting it to high would put the heater a bit over its 1400W max output.

The great thing about the EcoFlow products is that they are compatible with the EcoFlow app that lets you remotely control their power stations. The X-Boost feature is great in the app, where you change the DELTA Mini AC output from 1400W to 1800W. Turning on the X-Boost feature allowed me to power my heater on its high setting.

Charging ports on the DELTA Mini are pretty good for this type of power station, without having a 100W USB-C Power Delivery port, two standard USB-A 12W ports, and a single USB-A Quick Charge port. Also, the weight of 23 pounds for a 1400W power station is light in comparison to some power stations that have a 1400W output and a much larger capacity; this DELTA Mini stays true to its name by not going overboard with the power, as that would have increased the size, weight, and price drastically.

The only real downside of the DELTA Mini power station is that it uses Lithium Ion batteries, not LiFePO4 batteries, so you’re looking at 800 charge cycles to 80%+ capacity efficiency.

Review: EcoFlow Delta Mini 882Wh / 1400W Portable Power Station

EcoFlow Mini Delta 882Wh / 1400W Portable Power Station Specs
Power Capacity5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/5A (100W)
AC OutputPure Sine Wave, 1400W total (surge 2100W), 120V~ (50Hz/60Hz)
1800W with X-Boost
USB-C Power Delivery Port5/9/12/15/20V, 5A, 100W Max
2x Standard USB-A Ports5V DC, 2.4A, 12W Max, per port
USB-A Quick Charge Port5V, 2.4A / 9V, 2A / 12V, 1.5A, 18W Max
Car Port12.6V, 10A, 126W Max
DC5521 Ports12.6V/3.0A
AC InputX-Stream Fast Charge 900W max
Normal AC Input - 200W
Solar Input300W 11–75V DC 10A max
Car Input12V/24V DC 8A
Size14.9 × 7.2 × 9.4 inches
Weight24 pounds

Bluetti EB3A 600W Power Station

The Bluetti EB3A power station is one of the best-selling on the market because it’s capable of so much and comes at a low price. No, the Bluetti EB3A is nowhere near the strongest power station you could own, but it’s a great starting point if you’re getting into the portable power source game.

So the odd and good thing about the EB3A power station is that it has a 268Wh capacity, so there is not much battery to use, which keeps the unit’s cost down. The good news is that the battery is LiFePO4, which can last for about 2,500 charge cycles and still maintain 80%+ battery efficiency.

What’s odd about the EB3A is that it has a 600W AC output from its two AC outlets; that’s a lot of power for a 268Wh power station. Furthermore, the EB3A power station is compatible with the Bluetti app, just like the EcoFlow app; this app also allows you to control the EB3A, change the recharging speed remotely, and activate the powerlifting mode from the app. Power Lifting Mode enables the EB3A to AC output to go from 600W to 1200W.

For review testing, I could not power my heater regularly, even on its low setting without Power Lifting mode; by turning on Power Lifiting mode, I could power it at low and high. Although, running the heater on high was pretty useless as it was barely putting out any heat. Also, I could increase the AC recharging speed from 268W to 350W from the app.

Charging ports on the EB3A power station are great in the capacity and price range, with the unit having a 100W USB-C Power Delivery port and two standard 12W USB-A ports. The 100W USB-C port is the most impressive part, considering that most power stations have 30W – 60W PD ports at this price range.

A wireless charging pad at the top of the EB3A is available for wireless charging phones. Take a look at my full video review of the Bluetti EB3A power station.

Review: Bluetti EB3A 600W Portable Power Station

Bluetti EB3A 600W Portable Power Station Specs
Power Capacity268.8Wh (12Ah)
Battery TypeLiFePO4 (Lithium Iron Phosphate)
Battery Lifecycle2,500+ Cycles to 80% Original Capacity
AC Outlets2 x 120V/5A Outlets
600W In Total (Pure Sine Wave)
Surge Power1,200W
USB-C PD Port100W
USB-A Ports5V/3.0A (15W) Shared
DC Ports1 x 12V/10A (Car Outlet)
2 x 12V/10A DC 5521 (5.5mm Outlets)
*All Regulated.
Wireless Charging15W
AC Recharging268W (Standard Mode)
350W (Turbo Mode)
Solar Input Recharging200W
Car input12/24V from Cigarette Lighter Port
Max Input Possible430W, with AC and Solar Input Simultaneously
Size10.04 x 7.09 x 7.20 inches
Weight10 pounds

EcoFlow DELTA 2 Power Station

Another EcoFlow power station I wanted to recommend is the DELTA 2. The DELTA 2 set off EcoFlow to start using LiFePO4 batteries, so you’re getting many more charge cycles, in this case, than regular Lithium-Ion batteries.

The DELTA 2 has a 1024Wh battery, so a good amount of power, but what matters most is the DELTA 2 power station is compatible with battery expandability. You can use the DELTA 2 Extra battery or the DELTA Max Extra battery to connect to this power station, giving you up to 2kWh or 3kWh of power.

The DELTA 2 has six AC outlets and a 1800W Pure Sine Wave output, so that you can power nearly everything in your home with this unit. By default, I could easily power a heater on its high setting, pulling about 1400W, and a deep fryer pulling about 1500W. For the size and weight of the DELTA 2, it was surreal seeing such a small device powering such high-wattage devices.

Also, if you want to power beyond the 1800W AC output, you can use the EcoFlow app, and with the X-Boost feature, you can push the AC output to 2200W to power even more appliances. Of course, just like the Bluetti EB3A power station, the capacity and the output are a bit of a mismatch. So know that if you power an appliance over the 1000W range, your runtime for the power station will be less than an hour.

I also powered my heater and heat gun on their high setting for the X-Boost feature testing.

Also, in the app, I could change the AC recharging of the DELTA 2 in real-time from 1200W to 600W. The DELTA 2 power station’s charging ports are excellent, with two 100W USB-C Power Delivery ports, two USB-A Quick Charge ports, and two USB-A 12W ports. You’ll be able to charge all your devices directly from the power station and won’t need a separate charger. Take a look at my full video review of the DELTA 2 power station.

Review: EcoFlow DELTA 2 Portable Power Station

EcoFlow DELTA 2 Portable Power Station Specs
Power Capacity1024Wh
Cell ChemistryLFP (LiFePO4 battery)
Extra BatterySupport one DELTA 2 extra battery or DELTA Max extra battery
Charge Cycle Life3000 cycles to 80+% capacity
AC Output6 outlets, 1800W total (Surge 2700W) | X-Boost: 2200W
USB-A Standard Output x25V/2.4A | 12W Max
USB-A Quick Charge Output x25V/2.4A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A 18W Max
USB-C Power Delivery Output x25/9/12/15/20V | 5A, 100W Max
DC5521 Output x212.6V/3A | 38W Max
Cigarette Lighter Port12.6V/10A | 126W Max
AC Recharging1200W
Solar Recharging11-60V/15A | 500W max
Car ChargingSupport 12V/24V battery, 8A
Size15.7 x 8.3 x 11 inches
Weight27 Pounds

ALLPOWERS R600 600W Power Station


A more middle-of-road power station is the ALLPOWERS R600. The R600 is exactly what it sounds like, with the unit having 600W AC output. However, the power station also has a 299Wh capacity. This is similar to the Bluetti EB3A power station, with just a few differences.

So, this R600 power station also uses LiFePO4 batteries that can last 3,000 charge cycles and maintain 80%+ battery capacity efficiency. Furthermore, the ALLPOWERS R600 is compatible with an app that lets you see wattage input, output, and capacity stats in real-time, similar to EcoFlow and Bluetti apps.

That said, I do have to say that ALLPOWERS is a bit lacking in comparison to leading brands, as the app does not have a powerlifting mode that can push the AC output past 600W.

Instead, the R600 power station makes up for the lack of powerlifting mode by having superb recharging. The AC recharging for the unit is changeable, with a standard AC recharge rate of 330W, or you can opt for the fast recharging of 430W; a 430W recharging speed for this 299Wh power station will get it back to full power in under an hour.

The other AC recharge rate is the silent mode with a 120W recharging speed.

Solar recharging is almost just as good as AC recharging because solar recharging maxes out at 300W for this R600 power station.

The charging ports on the ALLPOWERS R600 power station are some of the best I’ve seen, with not only a power station in this category but with a power station overall. There are two 100W USB-C Power Delivery ports and two USB-A 18W Quick Charge ports. You can use the full power of all the ports simultaneously; most power stations have limitations for the output when it comes to ports this powerful, but this one does not.

Also, just like the Bluetti EB3A power station, this ALLPOWERS unit has a wireless charging pad at the top. Take a look at my full video review of the ALLPOWERS R600 power station.

ALLPOWERS R600 600W 299Wh LiFePO4 Power Station Review

ALLPOWERS R600 600W 299Wh LiFePO4 Power Station Specs
Power Capacity299Wh
Battery TypeLiFePO4 (3500+ Cycles up to 80%)
AC Ouput600W / 230V, Surge 1200W
Cigarette & DC5521 Output2 x DC5521, 1x Cigarette Port, 12V, 10A 120W Max Total
2x USB-C Output100W max.
2x USB-A Quick Charge Port18W max.
AC Recharging400W max.
Solar Recharging300W max.
Size7.6 x 7.5 x 11.2 inches
Weight16 Pounds

DaranEner NEO2000 2000W Power Station

The DaraEner NEO2000 power station is a behemoth of a portable power source with a 2073Wh battery capacity and a 2000W max output. So this is not your budget-friendly type of mini power station. Instead, I would recommend this power station if you’re looking to power some high-wattage appliance; seriously, this can power nearly everything in our home with its 2000W Pure Sine Wave output from the AC outlets.

Also, with such high capacity, the DaranEner NEO2000 power station does use LiFePO4 batteries, so even if you’re running the unit down to 0% tons of times, you can rest assured that the unit will still get 3,500 charge cycles and still maintain 80%+ efficiency with its batteries.

Regarding battery capacity efficiency on the AC and DC side, one of the biggest highlights in my review of the power station is that it scored nearly 80% on the AC capacity test and got over the DC capacity efficiency. This is a big deal because these types of efficiencies are not too common with power stations this big and powerful.

Regarding the AC outlet’s 2000W output, I ran two heaters; one heater was on its low setting, and the other was on a high. With the heaters running, I could run a 2000W output continuously with no problems. That’s just how serious this power station is.

One of the biggest positives of the NEO2000 power station is that the internal fans are very quiet. On DaranEner’s website, they mention that the fans are 40db loud, and I believe that because when I had the two heaters running at the same time with a 2000W output, the internal fan sounded like a simple hum, and you could probably sleep with the sound. This is not the case for most power stations I’ve tested.

AC recharging is also fast, with a 1600W max recharge rate; it does have a UPS feature while you’re AC recharging. So if you have an appliance plugged into the AC outlet, and the power station is recharging, the appliance is powered from the wall outlet, and when the power goes out, the appliance switches to being powered from the NEO2000.

In my review, I was able to have a heater automatically switch from being powered by a wall outlet to being powered by the power station.

Charging ports are what I expect to form a power station this powerful, with two 100W USB-C Power Delivery ports and four USB-A Quick Charge ports. There is even wireless charging at the top of the unit.

The solar recharging design for the NEO2000 could use some work as the power station requires that you use a 33 Volt solar panel at the least to recharge it. So you can’t just use a 100W panel or any 200W panel; it has to be within the voltage the solar XT60 input can accept. I talk about this in my video review of the NEO2000 power station.

Of course, with all this power, the NEO2000 power station is pretty heavy with it, weighing 56 pounds, and that’s what you can expect for these high-capacity power stations in general, as the batteries, inverter, and other components have to be part of the package.

Take a look at my full video review of the DaranEner NEO2000 power station.

DaranEner Neo2000 2073Wh 2000W LiFePO4 Power Station Review

DaranEner Neo2000 2073Wh 2000W LiFePO4 Power Station Specs
Battery Cell TypeLiFePO4
Charge Cycles3500+ Cycles to 80% Original Capacity
AC Output2000W (Max. 3000W) 100-120V 50Hz/60Hz
Car Socket OutputMax. 120W (12V⎓8A)
USB-A Ports x 4Max 24W
USB-C Ports x 2100W Each
Wireless Charging Pad5W / 7.5W / 10W
LED Lighting3W
AC InputMax. 1600W (110V/15A)
Solar InputMax. 600W (XT60 port 33~60V/20A)
Size18.7 × 13.6 × 10.2 inches
Weight56.4 Pounds

Buy from DaranEner

Growatt VITA 550 Power Station

Growatt is somewhat of a new brand to the power station market at the time of writing, but don’t let that fool you; this brand is coming in very strong with its products. The Growatt VITA 550 power station is a newer one in their lineup and falls into a mid-range category for a power station. The VITA 550 has a 538Wh capacity and a 600W AC output from its three AC outlets; however, that can be pushed to 1050W if you use the Watt Plus feature in the app.

Yes, once again, another power station with app compatibility, and even though we live in a time where everything seems to have an app, I find the usage of an app with a power station to be great. I would even say that having app compatibility gives a power station an edge over ones that don’t use an app.

The Growatt app lets you view all the stats in real time, and something I found very cool is that you can see the wattage output of each of the ports in the app rather than the total wattage of the port section. The app also allows for remote control over VITA 550 power station features, such as turning on or off sections, changing the recharging speed, or turning on the flashlight.

This VITA 550 power station does use LiFePO4 batteries that are rated for 3,000 charge cycles to 80%+ efficiency, so it fits the modern standard of what a power station should feature.

Going back to the Watt Plus feature, in my review testing, I could not power a heater on its low setting that was pulling about 800W, but with the Watt Plus feature turned on, I could power my heater.

The general design of this VITA 550 power station is well thought out, from the detailed yet plain screen that shows stats accurately to the AC recharging button that lets you change the AC recharge rate from 270W to 500W.

Charging ports for the VITA 550 are also part of what the power station should offer, with a 100W USB-C Power Delivery port, a single Quick Charge port, and two standard 12W ports. Take a look at my full video review to get the full picture of just how impressive the VITA 550 power station is. Take a look at my full video review of the Growatt VITA 550 power station.

Growatt VITA 550 Solar Portable Power Station Review

Growatt VITA 550 Solar Portable Power Station Specs
Cell Chemistry LiFePO4
Power Capacity538Wh
AC outlet120V, 60Hz, 600W
Surge 1200W
Car Outlet12V/10A, 132W Max
DC 5521 Ports12V/3A, 36W Max
Standard USB-A Ports5V/2.4A, 12W Max
USB-A Quick Charge Port5V/3.4A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A
USB-C Power Delivery Port5V\9V\12V\20V, 5A, 100W Max
Wireless Charging15W
Size12.2 x 8.4 x 7.8 inches
Weight18 Pounds

EcoFlow River 2 Power Station

Another EcoFlow power station I wanted to add is the EcoFlow River 2. This is probably the simplest power station in this guide, with the River 2 having a 256Wh capacity and a 300W output from its two AC outlets. So this is absolutely not meant for powering high-wattage appliances, and even though the River 2 does have app compatibility, this power station does not feature X-Boost that higher-tier EcoFlow power stations do.

That said, this small unit uses LiFePO4 batteries that are rated to get about 3,000 charge cycles to 80%+ efficiency. So you’re not getting much battery capacity with its 256Wh capacity, and the 300W output will power those smaller appliances.

I consider it easy to recommend this power station because it makes it a great starter power station that you could use daily just because of how simple, small, and lightweight. The charging ports are decent for their category, with the River 2 power station featuring a 60W USB-C port and two standard 12W USB-A ports; the better part is that the USB-C PD port can be used to recharge the power station at 60W.

Recharging for the River 2 power station is also very fast, with AC recharging topping out at 360W, which can recharge this unit to 100% in less than an hour; also, through the app, you get control over the AC recharge rate.

It’s one of the most simple and useful mini power stations I’ve reviewed; look at the full video review of the River 2 power station.

Review: EcoFlow River 2 LiFePO4 300W Power Station

EcoFlow RIVER 2 Portable Power Station Specs
Power Capacity256Wh
Battery Cell TypeLiFePO4
Charge Cycles80%+ capacity after 3000 cycles
AC Output120V 50Hz/60Hz, 300W (Surge 600W)
DC Output12.6V/8A, 100W Max
USB-C Output5/9/12/15/20V 3A, 60W Max
USB-A Output5V/2.4A 12W Max
AC Input100-120V 50Hz/60Hz, 360W Max
Car Input12V/24V, 8A, 100W Max
Solar Input8A Max,11-30V 110W
USB-C Input5/9/12/15/20V 3A, 60W Max
Size9.6 x 8.5 x 5.7inches
Weight7.7 pounds

Bluetti EB55 Portable Power Station

A mid-tier power station comes from Bluetti with its EB55 power station. The EB55 has a 700W max output and a 537Wh power capacity. Charging and powering options are good, with this EB55 featuring four USB-A charging ports and one USB-C 100W Power Delivery port to charge most USB-C chargeable laptops and charge phones or tablets via the USB-A ports. Wireless charging is also available at the top, offering 15W fast wireless charging for specific phones.

The DC section has two DC ports and one 12V car outlet. There are four AC outlets, two three-prong, and two dual-prong outlets. With a 700W max output, you have a limited yet broader range of appliances than lower-tier power stations. You can power smaller heaters and mini-fridges and charge multiple devices simultaneously with the Bluetti EB55. Regarding wattage output, it’s really about using various lower-wattage appliances to make the most of what the power station offers.

The Bluetti EB55 power station has a LED screen at the front that shows the current battery capacity and wattage input/output that is also shown in real-time. The only thing missing is time remaining until the power station runs out of power, which other brand power stations are starting to utilize.

You can recharge the EB55 using the included AC charger or car charger. Also included in the box is an MC4 solar cable, but you have to provide your solar panel.

Review: BLUETTI EB55 Portable Power Station 700W/537Wh

BLUETTI EB55 Portable Power Station 700W/537Wh Specs
Power Capacity537Wh
Lifecycle2500+ Full Life Cycles
Management ProtectionBMS, Over Voltage Protection, Short Circuit Protection
4 AC Outlets100-120V, 700W (1400W Surge) , 50Hz / 60Hz, Pure Sine Wave
USB-C Power Delivery Port5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/3A | 20V/5A (100W Max)
4 USB-A Ports5V/3A
2 DC Ports12V/10A, 5.5mm x 2.1mm
1 Wireless Charging Pad5W | 7.5W | 10W | 15W
InputAC Adapter: 2.5-3 Hours

1*BLUETTI PV200 (200W): fully recharge from 0-100% in 4-5 hours.

1*BLUETTI PV120 (120W): fully recharge from 0-100% in 6-6.5 hours.

12V Car Adaptor: 12V port, in 6 hours/24V port,in 3 hours (0-100%)
Max Output700W
Size10.94 x 7.87 x 7.79 inches
Weight16.5 Pounds