Portable power stations are great for outdoor and camping trips, as well as backup power in the event that there’s a power outage in your area. The Bluetti EB70S and EcoFlow River Pro are similarly priced portable power stations that offer mildly similar performance. They do have differences that make one the better choice than the other, depending on which factors are important to you. If you are curious as to which of the two is better for your specific needs, here’s our Bluetti EB70S and EcoFlow River Pro review and comparison to help you out.
Bluetti EB70S vs EcoFlow River Pro Comparison Chart
Aside from being lighter and more portable, the EcoFlow River Pro is also quieter and has a brighter screen than the Bluetti EB70S.
Size-wise, the Bluetti EB70S is slightly bigger than the EcoFlow River Pro, measuring 12.6 x 8.5 x 8.7 inches and 11.4 x 7.1 x 9.3 inches, respectively. However, when it comes to weight, the EcoFlow River Pro is lighter. It weighs 16.8 lbs while the Bluetti EB70S weighs 21.4 lbs, so there’s a difference of 5 lbs. Both of them have built-in carry handles, so they are easy to carry around. That said, the EcoFlow River Pro definitely has the advantage when it comes to portability as it’s easier to carry with just one hand due to being more lightweight.
As for durability, both come with a metal and plastic build. They have built-in fans and vents for cooling as well. One thing worth mentioning is that the Bluetti’s fans can be quite loud and distracting. When compared side-by-side, you can really hear the difference between their cooling fans.
Both power stations come with numerous ports (more on that later) and LCD screens. The LCD screen on the Bluetti EB70S shows the remaining charge as well as the input and output power used. It’s bright enough but one problem is that the screen turns off rather quick, which can be annoying. Meanwhile, the LCD screen of the EcoFlow River Pro shows the time needed to fully charge it and when you are using any outlet, it shifts to show how many hours is left before the battery is drained. Overall, we like the LCD screen of the EcoFlow River Pro better.
Outlets and Ports
The Bluetti EB70S has more ports than the EcoFlow River Pro, including a wireless charging pad.
The Bluetti EB70S has more ports and outlets than the EcoFlow River Pro. It has a total of 12 ports and outlets, which include four AC outlets, four USB ports (2x USB-A, 2x USB-C), three 12V DC ports and a wireless charging pad at the top of the unit.
In comparison, the EcoFlow River Pro has 10 ports and outlets in total. It has three AC outlets, four USB ports (1x USB-C, 2x USB-A, 1x USB-A fast charging) and three 12V DC ports.
Since it has more ports, you can power and charge more devices simultaneously with the Bluetti EB70S, as long as these devices don’t exceed the power rating and battery capacity of the unit. Having a wireless charging pad on top is also a nice addition. Overall, the Bluetti EB70S definitely has the advantage in this area.
Power and Features
The Bluetti EB70S and EcoFlow River Pro has pretty much the same battery capacity, but the former has a higher power output than the latter.
The Bluetti EB70S has a battery capacity of 716Wh while the EcoFlow River Pro’s battery capacity is 720Wh. The 4Wh difference here is pretty insignificant so they effectively have the same battery capacity.
However, that changes when it comes to inverter power as the Bluetti EB70S can be used with more power hungry devices. It features an 800W inverter with a surge of up to 1400W. On the other hand, the EcoFlow River Pro has a 600W inverter (1200W surge). Having a higher continuous power means that the Bluetti EB70S can power devices that require higher wattages.
Both portable power stations come with built-in safety features for both the device and its user. They have a Battery Management System that prevents overload, over voltage, short circuits, overcurrents and more. These devices are basically foolproof, but you still need to take into account the amount of power needed by a device before plugging it into either the EB70S or River Pro to prevent damage or injury.
The Bluetti EB70S recharges faster when using your car outlet or solar panels, but the EcoFlow River Pro with its X-Stream technology can recharge faster via an AC outlet.
Portable power stations nowadays come with various charging options, and the Bluetti EB70S and EcoFlow River Pro have several ways to recharge. The Bluetti EB70S can be charged via an AC outlet (4-4.5 hours), solar panel (4-4.5 hours), generator (4-4.5 hours) and car port (4-7 hours).
Similarly, the EcoFlow River Pro can be charged via an AC outlet (1.6 hours), solar panel (4-8 hours) and car port (8 hours). You’ll notice that the EcoFlow River Pro charges faster via an AC outlet. This is due to the brand’s X-Stream technology that allows the device to charge faster.
Go with the Bluetti EB70S if you need a good amount of ports and outlets, as well as a higher inverter output, but if you want a better built power station, get the EcoFlow River Pro.
More ports and higher inverter output
EcoFlow River Pro
Better design and faster charging
These two power stations have their strengths and weaknesses. In the case of the Bluetti EB70S, it excels in the number of ports and inverter output power. You can plug more devices into it simultaneously and the high inverter output power allows you to use more power hungry devices. However, it does suffer from a mediocre design, specifically, the loudness of the cooling fan. In addition to that, it’s quite heavy and it can put a lot of strain on your arms if you need to carry it for an extended period.
As for the EcoFlow River Pro portable power station, its strengths are in its excellent and lightweight design, as well as its fast AC outlet charging. The cooling fan is inaudible unless you specifically try to hear it, and it’s lightweight for easier transport. Recharging the device using an AC outlet takes no time at all. That said, it does have fewer ports and outlets than the Bluetti EB70S and it has a lower inverter power output. If you can live with these compromises, the EcoFlow River Pro is an excellent choice for a portable power station.
The Bluetti EB70S has an 800W inverter compared to the 700W inverter of the EB70. In addition to that, the EB70S also has a brighter screen and a quieter fan.
It depends on the models being compared. In our comparison above, the Bluetti and EcoFlow power stations have their own strengths and weaknesses, so the choice depends on which factors are most important to you. Here’s another EcoFlow vs Bluetti comparison, featuring the EcoFlow Delta and Bluetti EB150.
The battery has a lifespan of 800 cycles to 80%.
Yes, the Bluetti EB70S can be used to power and charge your devices while it’s connected to a power outlet, car charger or solar panels.