EcoFlow Wave 1 vs. EcoFlow WAVE 2 Portable Air Conditioner: How Is It Upgraded?


With rising energy costs and extreme weather events, staying cool during the summer months and heat waves is becoming more challenging and expensive. But with the right portable air conditioning unit, there are ways to achieve excellent cooling power to keep comfortable, off the grid, or on the go.

The first generation of EcoFlow portable air conditioners, the EcoFlow WAVE Portable AC, changed the game when it entered the scene…

But if you thought the original was impressive, wait to see what the EcoFlow WAVE 2 Portable AC can do.

This upgraded model provides faster heating and cooling than ever before. Discover EcoFlow WAVE 2’s benefits and how it improves on its predecessor.

EcoFlow WAVE 2 Overview

Whether you need an AC unit for your RV, van, campsite, or home, the EcoFlow WAVE 2 Portable AC delivers cooling (and heating!) wherever you need it.

The EcoFlow WAVE 2 Portable AC is a smart, portable cooling and heating solution for those needing a compact but powerful unit. Its no-drainage design in cooling mode makes it ideal for people who don’t want to deal with installation or hiring a professional.

It’s also an excellent choice for RV owners and campers who want an HVAC option for their adventures that’s equipped to keep up with an on-the-go lifestyle.

The EcoFlow WAVE 2 Portable AC boasts a compact size and offers impressive temperature control capabilities. With 5100 BTU of cooling power (and 6100 BTU of heating), it’s fully equipped to keep you comfortable even on the hottest (or coldest) days.

When operated on EcoMode, the EcoFlow WAVE 2 Portable AC runs at a quiet 44dB. An 8-hour runtime on Eco Mode provides reliable, lasting cooling that doesn’t require constant recharging — keeping you cool through the night without disturbing your sleep.

How Does EcoFlow WAVE 2 Improve on the Previous Model?

The first generation of the EcoFlow WAVE Portable AC was a groundbreaking achievement in compact and efficient cooling. But now, EcoFlow has raised the bar and delivered numerous innovations by introducing the EcoFlow WAVE 2 Portable AC.

Some of the most notable upgrades?

Read on to see how EcoFlow WAVE 2 brings things to a whole new level of cool (and heat!) with the latest innovation in on-the-go temperature control.

20% Smaller

Good things come in small packages. EcoFlow WAVE 2 Portable AC unit is 20% smaller than the previous model and weighs only 32 lbs (14.5 kg).

Highly compact at 20.4” × 11.7” × 13.2” (518 × 297 × 336 mm), you can take EcoFlow WAVE 2 anywhere — from road trips to camping adventures, without sacrificing valuable space in your RV, car, or your living room.

27% More Powerful

While the original EcoFlow WAVE Portable AC already had the industry-leading portable cooling capacity of 4000 BTU, the EcoFlow WAVE 2 Portable AC takes it to another level, further widening the gap between EcoFlow and the rest of the market.

With 5100 BTUs of cooling, it delivers more efficient and faster cooling than its predecessor. It’s the most powerful compact AC unit of its size, rapidly lowering the temperature by a whopping 18°F (10°C) — from 86°F to 68°F (30°C to 20°C) — in only five minutes!

Its predecessor only reduced the temperature by 11°F (6°C) in about eight minutes, meaning the EcoFlow WAVE 2 Portable AC delivers cooler results in a fraction of the time.

Heating and Cooling

One of the most significant upgrades of the EcoFlow WAVE’s newest generation is its heating and cooling capabilities. The original EcoFlow WAVE Portable AC was a powerful unit — but it was limited to only cooling.

The EcoFlow WAVE 2 Portable AC features 6100 BTUs of heating capacity, raising the temperature by 18°F (10°C)— from 68°F to 86°F (20°C to 30°C) in just five minutes.

It’s an all-in-one heating and cooling device — a versatile RV or off-grid living solution.

It’s also a viable alternative to window ACs and central air for smaller apartments and homes. Because no installation is required, you can quickly move it from the living room to the bedroom when it’s time to sleep.

Longer Lasting

Most portable AC units don’t run for long. Even the original EcoFlow WAVE Portable AC could only cool for three hours at a time with the add-on battery before needing to recharge.

The EcoFlow WAVE 2 Portable AC lasts up to eight hours with Eco Mode. Say goodbye to sleepless nights in a stuffy, overheated tent or bedroom!

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Take advantage of quiet operations. With sound levels reaching a mere 44dB on Sleep Mode, EcoFlow WAVE 2 lets you sleep comfortably without excessive noise.

Recharge your energy for the adventures ahead in peace and quiet cool.

What Else Is There to Know About the EcoFlow WAVE 2 Portable Air Conditioner?

EcoFlow’s vision is to pave the way for a future of renewable energy through solutions that address both power generation and storage.

The EcoFlow WAVE 2 Portable AC does just that. It integrates with the EcoFlow DELTA 2 Portable Power Station w/220W solar panel or EcoFlow DELTA Max for faster charging and longer-lasting performance.

You can also maximize your runtime with the EcoFlow DELTA Pro w/400W solar panel. You can recharge your AC unit faster with an upgraded 400W solar charging input.

The design also makes this the most powerful unit of its size. An automatic drainage feature in cooling mode eliminates manual drainage and makes maintenance a breeze.

Plus, the EcoFlow WAVE 2 Portable AC requires no installation, meaning you can start enjoying its heating and cooling capabilities immediately without hiring an HVAC professional.

Through the EcoFlow smartphone app or the manual controls on the AC unit, you can customize the various modes and set the desired runtimes to fit your needs.

If you’re concerned about sustainability — and who isn’t? — EcoFlow WAVE 2 uses R290 as its refrigerant. Unlike traditional coolants used in ACs and refrigerators — like freon and other CFCs — R290 is a natural, clean, and green refrigerant with less global warming potential and no ozone emissions. You’re doing your bit to reduce your carbon footprint by choosing an AC that uses eco-friendly coolants.

With off-grid capability and multiple charging options (including solar), the EcoFlow WAVE 2 Portable AC brings you one step closer to building a smart, sustainable home ecosystem.

Final Thoughts

Portable air conditioners offer relief from high energy costs, and the EcoFlow WAVE 2 Portable AC sets itself apart with its powerful performance, compact design, and simple integration.

Stay cool anywhere, anytime by upgrading to the EcoFlow WAVE 2 Portable AC.

EcoFlow is a portable power and renewable energy solutions company. Since its founding in 2017, EcoFlow has provided peace-of-mind power to customers in over 85 markets through its DELTA and RIVER product lines of portable power stations and eco-friendly accessories.

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