EcoFlow takes a detour from its usual pursuit of making big batteries to launch this portable air conditioner that would give campers, RV bums, and anyone living in the van a greater incentive to own a few of the aforementioned batteries. . The EcoFlow Wave is a portable air conditioner he’s building that claims to have “the world’s most powerful cooling and longest runtime.”
As you can see, based on the gentleman’s environment in the photo above, the idea that staying cool isn’t just for places with permanent walls or, apparently, walls.
The device only weighs 38.58 lbs and 55.98 lbs with the additional 1008Wh battery attached. Unlike some previous EcoFlow projects, this one isn’t Kickstarter, but it has a similar promotional hook, offering cheaper options for those who sign up to buy one sooner. The Wave portable air conditioner is available at a $300 discount for $1,199, while the most expensive option bundles in the Delta Pro powerhouse (the largest EcoWave battery available that can power the unit for up to 12 hours) for $3,999.
The makers claim that when the units ship in July, they will have a cooling capacity of 4,000 BTU, enough to take the top-ranking battery-powered portable air conditioners (by comparison, most window air conditioners available at retail fall between 5,000). and 12,000 BTU) and will cool an 86-square-foot area from 84 degrees (F) to 75 degrees in eight minutes. According to the FAQ, the optimal size for rapid cooling is approximately the size of a four-person tent.
The Wave can be plugged into solar panels, car outlets, portable power plants, or wall outlets for charging, and as long as the humidity is below 70 percent, the condensed water should evaporate automatically. And yes, it can be controlled wirelessly with an app via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.
I’m still not sure if the EcoFlow Wave will convince its target market that the best way to experience time in the warming environment we live in is to bring along an electrified comfort device. The company claims that with solar panels, you can fully charge the extra battery in just five hours, so maybe there’s a way?