Best of the best: Jackery Solar Generator 1000 review

2021-11-26 06:56:34 By : Ms. Loie Huang

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We have reviewed the Jackery Solar Generator 240 and Jackery Solar Generator 500, both are excellent-but both missed a crucial Type C PD port. Is Jackery Solar Generator 1000 the perfect backup battery? Please read it carefully to find out the answer.

Jackery very kindly sent the Jackery Solar Generator 1000, which consists of Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 1000 and two Jackery SolarSaga 100 solar panels. They also sent a Jackery portable bag to Explorer 1000.

As many people turn to pitching tents and camping at celebrations, Jackery 1000 can not only power your camera equipment, but also power your laptop, lighting equipment, etc.

The main part of this review focuses on the Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 1000, which has a 1002wh battery. The 2 solar panels are the same as our previous review, which is very suitable for you to upgrade from 240 or 500 solar generators.

On the front of the Jackery 1000, you will find some differences and similarities with the smaller model. There are 7 ways to charge the device and increase the flexibility of different ports.

There are 2 USB ports, one for fast charging, which is an increase from the previous 2.4amp port, and 2 USB Type-C ports that support 18w power transmission, which is very suitable for charging laptops on the go.

In addition to the higher-rated USB ports, you can also get the 12v car plugs on the other two Explorer power stations instead of one, but two 230v pure sine wave plugs. Pure sine wave means it will be compatible with all devices (depending on power requirements of course). Some cheaper inverters provide a modified sine wave output, which may be less friendly to the equipment, making them run hotter and may wear out faster.

Power Station can provide up to 1000W of power at any point, with a surge characteristic of up to 2000w, which is twice the available power of Power Station 500 and 5 times the available power 240 compared with Explorer.

A larger battery and higher wattage mean that you can not only charge your device for longer, but you can also plug in a higher-power device.

Weighing nearly 10 kg, this is obviously heavier to carry, but if it sits behind your car, then it is still a relatively small package, measuring 32cm x 22cm x 23cm.

The Power Station Explorer 1000 is available from Amazon for £1099.99, you can buy it by clicking here-at the time of writing, Amazon also offers a 5% coupon.

If we take a closer look at the connection, you will see a few different options:

The DC input works with the Anderson input to charge the device, allowing you to use 2 SolarSaga panels (including adapters) to charge the device. Best of all, if you only have one solar panel, that’s okay, because you only need to plug in one. Charging can be done through solar panels, on-board charging, or through a power adapter.

You can check the power output of the device through the backlit display. The display also shows the input power and the remaining battery percentage.

As seen in other products in the Jackery series, Power Station Explorer 1000 supports pass-through charging, which means that it can charge the device at the same time. This is especially useful when combined with solar panels.

Each output has its own on/off switch, allowing you to choose which ports to supply power to. The device is also equipped with an LED flashlight.

What else can Jackery provide? Well, apart from camera equipment, Jacery is great for:

In our test, charging the device from 0% to 100% matches the charging time Jackery advertises about 7 hours when using AC power. Unfortunately, solar charging does depend on the weather, so we can’t give 0 – 100%, but in our short test time, we calculated that when two solar panels are used on a sunny summer day, it usually compares favorably with Jackery advertised 8.5 hours to match.

Also in our test, we used Jackery 1000 in various places and used it in a variety of devices. This is what we found:

The Power Station Explorer 1000 is available from Amazon for £1099.99, you can buy it by clicking here-at the time of writing, Amazon also offers a 5% coupon.

The portable SolarSaga 100 solar panel works great when combined with the Power Station Explorer 1000, but it can also be used as a standalone device.

The protection level of the solar panel is IP55, which means it is waterproof but not waterproof. The panel weighs 4 kg and measures 54 cm x 61 cm when closed, and 54 cm x 123 cm when opened. It includes two folding legs so that the panel can be tilted in the direction of the sun.

There is also an additional Type C and USB port in the cable pocket, allowing you to charge other devices.

The Jackery SolarSaga 100 solar panel is available on Amazon for £259.99, but at the time of writing this article is available for a £20 discount. Click here for more information.

Connecting the solar panel to the power station is very simple, just plug in the cable. You can then use the adapter that comes with the Jackery 1000 to link two SolarSaga 100s to provide greater solar charging capacity.

In our test, when the solar panel is connected as a duo and connected to the Explorer 1000, it can provide up to 60W of power, which is really impressive when the sun sets in winter.

As mentioned earlier, the solar panel 100 is best used with a power station to keep the battery full while the battery powers your device.

The material of the solar panels is of high quality and can be quickly installed and stowed. The magnets ensure that the panels remain folded when stowed.

The Jackery SolarSaga 100 solar panel is available on Amazon for £259.99, but at the time of writing this article is available for a £20 discount. Click here for more information.

Jackery Explorer 1000 is an advanced accessory, but we think it is a good addition, it is the suitcase. With high-quality zippers and handles, this is a great way to carry Jackery neatly with a charging cable and solar panel adapter.

There are also suitcases suitable for 240 and 500 variants.

The Explorer 1000 Carry Case can be purchased from Amazon for only £52.99, and Prime will be delivered the next day.

Solar Generator 1000 is indeed the best product Jackery offers, if you need high-power batteries to keep your equipment running, that's it. Although the price is more than £1,000, you do get a lot of batteries and 7 ports are available, so you don't have to buy spare batteries for camcorders, drones, cameras, laptops. All these add up because they are getting more and more expensive.

If you have ever encountered such a situation: your device has a flat battery that needs to be charged, or you want to use a power-powered device away from the power outlet, then these products are suitable for you.

This 1000 variant adds to what we have been looking for in the Power Delivery Type C port to power laptops and mobile phones faster. Although we may need PD60 in the future, PD18 does provide enough power to charge laptops "on the move", and it does provide enough power to at least slowly charge larger laptops.

Links to all products on Amazon:

Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 240

Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 500

Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 1000

Jackery SolarSaga 100W portable solar panels (note: if you want to combine them to charge 1000, you will need 2 of them)

Thank you very much Jackery for sending the solar panels, suitcase and Power Station Explorer 1000 to RailAdvent for our review.

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