Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Jackery Explorer 1000 Power Station - Real Overland Review
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I've been testing this product for over 6 months, I've taken it across the country to Colorado and have relied on it for countless adventures into the middle of nowhere and I have a lot to share.
This is a real overland review of the Jackery Explorer 1000 Power Station. Also, I review the Jackery 100w Solar Panels.
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Jackery Explorer 1000 Review
Agenda Free Link Explorer 1000 : https://www.jackery.com/products/explorer-1000-portable-power-station
Agenda Free Link Solar Panels : https://www.jackery.com/products/solarsaga-100w-solar-panel
Price : $1000
Weight : 22lbs Dimensions : 13.1 x 9.17 x 11.1”
Capacity : 1002Wh (21.6V, 46.4Ah)
Output Max : 1000W Continuous, 2000W Max
Battery Type : Li-ion NMC
Protection Systems : Over Voltage Protection, Short Circuit Protection and so on.
USB A : Two USB-A ports (5V 2.4A，Quick Charge 3.0)
USB C : Two USB-C ports PD18W (5V 3A / 9V 2A / 12V 1.5A)
AC : 3*110VAC, 60Hz, 1000W Continuous, 2000W Max
DC : DC 12V, up to 10A
Operating Temp Range : 14-104F – I’ve had this running in temps around 102F with no issues.
Included : 1* Jackery Explorer 1000 Portable Power Station, 1*AC Adapter, 1* Car Charger Cable, 1*SolarSaga Parallel Adapter Cable, 1* User Guide
Review Pros :
Excellent quality – I’ve had no issues with this device; it has always worked flawlessly with no errors nor problems
3 standard PURE SINE WAVE AC outlets
Multiple ways to charge – Wall, DC, Solar
Power Levels is in percentages and not bars; bars are absolutely pointless and will get you into trouble as you will never be able to know exactly how much power you have left. Also, you won’t be able to determine how much power something that you plug in is being used.
1000w limit is great for running multiple items and appliances all at once and for running appliances that are under 1000w range.
Excellent Warranty – easy to contact the company via their web site and also via phone. Not all companies who make and sell power stations provide a phone number to call.
Dual Solar panel adapter cable included
Quick Charging via all methods;
8 hours by connecting two SolarSaga 100W solar panels together with an adapter cable
16 hours to charge via a single panel -
Solar Charge times are very much subjective and will be based on solar intensity, direction and so on.
Time for full recharging is approximately 7 hours from an AC outlet
11 hours from 12v car ports but your mileage will vary as there are differences in vehicles.
Features an Anderson Power port so you can use solar panels with this system
Good weight : I have larger power stations but they are a chore to move as they are very heavy. 22Lbs, isn’t bad
If charging via your start battery when the vehicle isn’t running, it does have built in protection so that you have enough juice to start. I don’t recommend doing this as you should drain your start battery.
Simple power solution for those who don’t want to mess with a dual battery system.
Review Cons :
Wattage usage can be slow to present on the lcd screen.
Flashlight isn’t super reliable.
Review Summary :
Without a doubt, the Jackery brand is the one Power Station Brand that I can easily recommend as it checks off all of the boxes for what I feel makes an excellent power station.
Lots of power, excellent peak wattage range, reliable, lots of ways to charge, quick to charge, power levels are in percentages, and can be charged via dc 12v.
1000wh is an excellent capacity for overlanding and also for emergency use; speaking of which, I’ve ran this station for months now and not once have I had any issues. I use it mainly to power my DC fridge/freezer and it has been excellent.
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