Let's look at the just recently launched Jackery Explorer 1000 by one of, if not the, best-selling businesses on Amazon from that market niche. The company was reportedly founded in 2012 by a previous Apple battery engineer, and this latest item is their biggest power station to date.
Jackery 1000: Jackery 1000 Case, Details and Review
Why are Portable Battery Stations utilized?
I am an avid hiker, camper, and backwoods backpacker, and I likewise have a bug-out bag prepared for emergency situations. The ability to bring power with you any place you go can be a requirement along with a comfort. For example, having a small fridge to keep your child's essential products chilled and to run your medical devices is vital. I'm not a big fan of gas-powered generators any longer because of the maintenance, noise, and unpleasant exhaust, but if you require consistent power and have an limitless supply of fuel, they're the way to go. However, I prefer the quiet, battery-powered models that can be charged by the sun and AC power.
The Jackery Explorer 1000 is a lightweight power station with a pro look and a flashy orange color scheme. It has a lot of power, uses Tier 1 LG (or BAK Battery) battery cells produced by one of the world's leading producers, and is backed by a company that appears to take client service seriously, based upon the stories I have actually read (and personally knowledgeable). The 1000W of power (with a peak of 2000W) suffices for a range of electronics and small devices, including a laptop, television, small refrigerator, medical gadget (such as CPAP), rice cooker, vacuum, water boiler, and circular saw. "The primary means of energy generation is going to solar. It will at least be a plurality, and probably be a slight majority in the long term." Elon Musk
1000 Jackery Explorer
The difficult, plastic product utilized to lower weight (and cost) might break from difficult drops or knocks, exposing the Lithium-Ion batteries to piercing. Sadly, the fixed toting grip can not be tucked, making it unsuitable for packing gear on top.
Pros of the Jackery 1000
LG (a top-tier, Tier 1 battery producer) or BAK Battery manufacture lithium-ion NMC cells. BAK batteries were consisted of with my system. It is made up of "a variety of round 18650" Li-ion cells. With a capability of 1002 Wh, it closely mirrors the Goal Zero Yeti 1000 Lithium's capability of 1045 Wh Poers a 30" LCD display and little PC for 10-15 hours, and 8.5 hours for a Toshiba 50" Fire television . That is roughly equivalent to a 92,778 mAh powerbank at 10.8 V or a massive 278,333 mAh at 3.6 V. Pure Sine Wave AC Inverter with a capability of 1000W power (2000W peak). At $999, it's commonly priced and even lower with periodic promotions. Can power both a/c and DC (USB/12V Automobile Adapter) at the same time (as long as they draw less than 1000W combined). CPAP medical gadget, projector, TV, tiny refrigerator, speaker, camera, DSLR battery charger, and SOME rice cookers. Helpful while charging. LCD show with LED backlight. Total power is being delivered (by means of solar panel or air conditioning adapter). Capability remaining (as a percentage). Total power used (air conditioner and DC combined). The Wattage is displayed separately for DC and A/c on the Suaoki G500, which I choose. The estimated hours to complete charge or empty are NOT showed. Overload, overcharge (automatically stops charging when the device is complete), and short-circuit protection are developed into the BMS. Numerous fans are utilized to keep the temperature of the station safe. At 13.1 x 9.2 x 11.1 , it is really compact. Based on the new Goal Zero Yeti 500x, I prepare for that the Yeti 1000x will outnumber the Explorer 1000 in terms of size. Surprisingly portable for a station of this size, weighing only 22 pounds. Suaoki G500 (500W) weighs the same. The Goal Zero Yeti 1000 Lithium weighs 40 pounds. Brilliant orange, non-slip feet safeguard the bottom. A carry pouch is consisted of to keep the a/c battery charger and cables. The cigarette socket cable television is consisted of. Suddenly exceptional client service. Technical assistance was exceptionally useful in addressing all of my concerns. Two-year service warranty. Information were limited, the handbook was clear and well-written. The manual for Goal Zero, on the other hand, is incredibly detailed and helpful. Pros of the Jackery 1000 LG (a top-tier, Tier 1 battery maker) or BAK Battery manufacture lithium-ion NMC cells. BAK batteries were consisted of with my system. It is comprised of "a selection of round 18650" Li-ion cells. With a capability of 1002 Wh, it closely mirrors the Goal Zero Yeti 1000 Lithium's capability of 1045 Wh Poers a 30" LCD screen and small PC for 10-15 hours, and 8.5 hours for a Toshiba 50" Fire television . That is approximately comparable to a 92,778 mAh powerbank at 10.8 V or a huge 278,333 mAh at 3.6 V. Pure Sine Wave A/c Inverter with a capacity of 1000W power (2000W peak). At $999, it's popularly priced and even lower with occasional promos. Can power both air conditioner and DC (USB/12V Vehicle Adapter) jackery 1000 caseat the same time (as long as they draw less than 1000W integrated). CPAP medical gadget, projector, TELEVISION, mini refrigerator, speaker, cam, DSLR battery charger, and SOME rice cookers. Beneficial while charging. LCD display with LED backlight. Total power is being delivered (by means of solar panel or a/c adapter). Capacity remaining (as a portion). Overall power utilized (air conditioner and DC integrated). The Wattage is shown independently for DC and Air Conditioning on the Suaoki G500, which I prefer. Unfortunately, the approximated hours to complete charge or empty are NOT showed. Overload, overcharge (automatically stops charging when the device is full), and short-circuit security are constructed into the BMS. A number of fans are used to keep the temperature of the station safe. At 13.1" x 9.2" x 11.1", it is really compact. However, based upon the new Goal Zero Yeti 500x, I anticipate that the Yeti 1000x will outnumber the Explorer 1000 in terms of size. Surprisingly portable for a station of this size, weighing only 22 pounds. Suaoki G500 (500W) weighs the exact same. The Goal Zero Yeti 1000 Lithium weighs 40 pounds. Intense orange, non-slip feet secure the bottom. A bring pouch is consisted of to keep the a/c charger and cable televisions. The cigarette socket cable television is consisted of. Unexpectedly exceptional customer service. Technical support was extremely useful in addressing all of my questions. Two-year warranty. Although information were limited, the manual was clear and well-written. The handbook for Goal Zero, on the other hand, is incredibly detailed and beneficial. This is an exceptional portable power station with a range of a/c and DC outputs, solar charging capability with MPPT built in, and a system for battery management (BMS) to assist ensure security. Its confirmed statement of a pure sine wave-- not customized-- air conditioner inverter to produce tidy electrical power for sensitive electronics is also significant. Its USB-C PD output of 18W comes up short of the Goal Zero Yeti 500x's 60W for a power station of this size. With great customer service and affordable costs, Jackery is one of Amazon's leading sellers in the portable power station category, and although this is my very first encounter with among their product lines, I have nearly no hesitation in recommending its newest product. This kind of battery power station can not be utilized to leap start a car. Instead, I advise acquiring a small, portable one designed particularly for that function. Jackery's official Carry Bag Bag ( optional). Better than anticipated: reflective interior, durable/soft product (like an insulated lunch bag), and enough area inside for the AC adapter and cables. Bag Disadvantages The cost is $55, and there are no interior or exterior storage pockets.
The repaired carry handle can not be stowed. It makes it difficult to save products on top of a trunk at the back. The upward-curved top (below the bring deal with) prevents small items from being temporarily stored on top. The hard, plastic material makes the power station lighter, however it might break from difficult falls or bumps. Given that Lithium-Ion batteries become more unstable as capability boosts, the item must be managed with caution. Although the exterior appears to be extremely expert, I fell in love with the Goal Zero Yeti 500x's design the moment I saw it. Power buttons can be turned on/off by mishap with a single press (ie. while storing your camping equipment). This can result in the output being mistakenly turned on/off throughout transportation. You might be amazed to discover the generator entirely depleted when you require it. When less than 10W is drawn, both the Explorer 500 and 1000 closed down immediately after 12 hours (to guarantee low-power medical gadgets, like CPAP, can run over night) . The air conditioner inverter draws 3-7W even when not connected to anything. Suaoki requires you to hold the DC or a/c button for 2 seconds prior to turning on/off that output, which assists to minimize unintentional presses. The air conditioning power brick is flat and big, and it can end up being annoyingly warm. [Update 6/2020: Following client problems, Jackery issued a recall and sent a replacement that is smaller and a little less effective] The built-in flashlight isn't as good as the LED bar on the Rockpals 500W. The international call for help "SOS" appears to have a shows mistake, flashing "SO, SO, SO" instead of "SOS, SOS, SOS.". The time between "S" and "O" is too short in my viewpoint. The display is not as informative as I would like it to be. Just shows the battery charge level, input and output wattage, and no price quote of the time staying to totally charge or clear the battery. Instead of being in real-time, there is a roughly 20-second delay in having the information upgraded. [Update 6/2020: Jackery sent a replacement, and the information is now shown in real time] The USB-C PD port just produces 18W, as opposed to the Goal Zero Yeti 500x's 60W. Multiple fans trigger during high peak, which can be too loud for some. Li-ion NMC batteries have 500 charge cycles before their efficiency begins to decrease. In theory, the item could be charged up to 2,000 times-- approximately 1/4 of total capability is lost every 500 cycles. The battery is not changeable. This might lead to unnecessary landfill waste. It can not be connected to other Jackery Explorer 1000s to increase battery capacity. Some Goal Zero stations can be connected to others to supply power for a prolonged period of time without the need to switch. It is not water resistant. Keep it away from splashes of water, rain, and pools! Lithium combined with fire or water can result in major damage or injury! NMC batteries, unlike LiFePO4 batteries, can just operate in temperatures varying from 32 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit (0-40C). Both are Lithium-ion batteries. The Battery Management System (BMS) of Jackery avoids:. Charging in temperature levels varying from 32 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit. Power output in temperature levels beyond 14-104F. Even when the station is shut off, the battery, like all Li-ion batteries, slowly drains over time. In theory, it takes 1-1.5 years for the battery to discharge from complete to empty. There is no master power off button to switch off ALL outputs at the same time. Each type must be turned off Jackery 1000 Case manually: DC, AIR CONDITIONING. There is no carry bag for the power station itself. Ports Input 1x 8mm There is no minimum wattage and a maximum voltage of 12-30V and 10A. WARNING: DO NOT USE A POWER SOURCE/SOLAR PANEL OVER 30V OR 10A! Keep in mind that daisy-chained solar panels can produce more than 30V combined! Solar charging is possible. MPPT charge controller is included. Accepts up to 200W of power I recommend a panel rated between 30W and 170W at 18V. (with the right Amps to equal 170W) If you connect a 220W solar panel (22V x 10A = 220W), it will only charge at 200W. Suaoki G500 accepts solar panels up to 150W. 500W to 200W Rockpals Solar charging trials on a sunny, cloudless California Spring day (Note: Efficiency is always lost during solar conversion) Rockpals 80W with included Rockpals Adapter 8mm-to-MC4: Excellent at 43-65W input. nrg Go 100W with optional nrgGo Adapter 8mm-to-MC4: Excellent input range of 71-87W Jackery SolarSaga 100W Kit with Jackery's Anderson cable to 8mm: Excellent @ 69-88W input power Suaoki 160W powered by nrgGo's Adapter 8mm-to-MC4: Good at 101-124W input Do not daisy-chain solar panels in series or sequence because this can add voltage along the way. Two of Jackery's SolarSaga 100W panels can be connected in parallel, keeping the voltage at a safe level (at or below 30V) 1x Anderson solar charger Output 3 x AC plugs with 3 prongs (120V) The inverter can handle a continuous 1000W while peaking at a mind-boggling 2000W!
Inverter with Pure Sine Wave Jackery 1000 Case
Ensures clean power to protect sensitive electronics from damage. Produces less heat This device generates a Pure Sine Wave. Some manufacturers claim to be this but use Modified or Square Waves instead. 1 cigarette holder (12V, max 10A) 2x USB-C (5-12V, max 3A, max PD 18W) Through the USB-C interface, PD (Power Delivery) allows a device to be charged with up to 18W. 2x USB-A (5V, max 2.4A, max 12W)
To turn on or off the Car/USB (DC) or air conditioning outputs, press the matching button. Please remember that a single press (without holding) can trigger the power station to be unintentionally turned on or off. Turn off the respective a/c or DC output and then back on Tips to clear a mistake condition displayed on the LCD (for example, the air conditioner port is strained). Peak vs. Continuous Output The air conditioner Inverter on the Jackery Explorer 1000 has a constant output of 1,000 W and a peak/surge output of 2,000 W. Inverter (AIR CONDITIONING): An element that transforms direct current (DC) power from a battery into alternating existing (AC) for use by electronics. Consistent Output: It is acceptable to use a gadget (or a mix of gadgets) with an optimal output of 1000W. Because it is less than 1000W, a TV that utilizes 100W, for example, can be used. More gadgets can be included as long as their combined power does not go beyond 1000W. I have a miter saw that takes in 1,800 W however can not be used since it exceeds 1,000 W. Peak/Surge: When you turn on a device, it gadget consumes more power. The Peak/Surge is the quantity it pulls at that time. This Explorer can hold up against approximately 2,000 W! When turned on, a 900W (continuous) vacuum might temporarily consume 1400W (peak). Since 1400W is less than 2,000 W (peak), this battery will enable the vacuum to run at that level for a couple of seconds (any longer, and it may cut power as a security precaution). After a couple of seconds, the vacuum only uses 900W (constant) while still turned on. Due to the fact that it just draws 900W continually, which is less than the 1000W limitation, it can be used until the battery passes away. The Jackery, for example, would right away shut off a miter saw that uses 900W (consistent) and rises to 2300W when turned on. Why? The saw can not be utilized despite the fact that it just takes in 900W when switched on because the power-on surge of 2300W surpasses the 2000W limit. A lot of devices turn on at a higher (Peak) wattage than when they are already on (Constant). As a result, if its peak exceeds the power station's optimum capability, it might be unable to begin.
Size and Time Calculations
Time to charge the battery: 7-8 hours on a wall charger When the charging level was at 51%, the AC adapter supplied 160W. As the battery reaches full capacity, the AC adapter will charge it at a slower rate (for security factors). 8.5 hours at 120W automobile battery charger. Goal Zero 12V Automobile Battery Charger (Amazon/Goal No). 60W @ 16-17 hours (5A)/ 120W @ 8.5 hours (10A setting, if cars and truck supports it). The majority of other producers just charge up to 60W. For me, 120W with the Goal Zero is game-changing and extremely suggested. Charge Time with a Solar: Battery charge time = battery capacity (Wh)/ (Panel Wattage x [0.5 or 0.75]. Solar panels charge at the indicated wattage in a perfect lab environment (ie. 150W). On an excellent, sunny day (75W - 113W), expect to receive just 50-75%, depending on environmental conditions, panel age, and part quality. 100W solar panel: 13-16 hours [1002Wh/ (100W x 0.75)]
Even if it's cloudy outside, keep charging due to the fact that the panels will still gather energy. Underproduction: If a 100W panel is not producing enough (i.e. just 50W) due to bad conditions, including another one can result in a greater total output (i.e. 50W + 50W from the two panels = 100W total). Overproduction: If the panels produce more (for example, 200W) than the maximum the power station charge port can accept, only the optimum the power station can accept will be transferred. WARNING: DO NOT connect panels sequentially or you will overvoltage the power station! Use a Y-Branch cable television to link them in PARALLEL. Watts Calc: Watts used or produced by a device = Voltage x Amperage. Vacuuming at 120V @ 9.5 A consumes 1,140 W. A 12V @ 10A solar panel can produce as much as 120W. Compute the ideal battery size: Battery capacity (Wh) = Watts taken in by the device x Hours needed/ 0.85. Throughout power conversion, 10-15% of the power is lost. For 8 hours, a 45W cars and truck refrigerator is needed: Power station with a minimum capability of 424Wh (45W x 8/ 0.85). The amount of energy a battery can save is measured in Wh (Watt-hours), and the amount of power utilized or produced is determined in W. (Watts). Time until the battery goes out. Compute: Gadget hours = battery capability (Wh) x 0.85/ Watts utilized by gadget. Throughout power conversion, 10-15% of the power is lost. 60W laptop computer with a battery capability of 1002Wh: 1002Wh x 0.85/ 60W = 14.1 hours. Determine the Time to Charge a Gadget: Hours to charge a device = gadget's battery capacity (Wh)/ Input Wattage. 60W laptop computer with a battery capacity of 200Wh: 3.4 hours (200 Wh/ 60W). mAh conversion. Calc: Battery capacity (Wh)/ Voltage x 1000 = Powerbank-equivalent capability (mAh). 1 Ah = 1000 mAh. Power bank Explorer 1000 @ 3.7 V = 270,810 mAh (1002 Wh/ 3.7 V x 1000) or 92,777 mAh @ 10.8 V. Other Tips. Constantly check your devices with the power station prior to relying on it. Some rice cookers, 12V DC air pumps, coffee makers, and hair dryers, for instance, might not work. To figure out the wattage of the gadget, utilize the formula above. Keep your 12V DC vehicle cigarette lighter near the power station; you can plug it into the station's cigarette socket and utilize it to light things up/start a camp fire. Lithium-ion batteries are extremely flammable. Shop the power station in the garage instead of inside the house to reduce fire damage to your personal belongings or enjoyed ones. The best location to keep this battery remains in a dry, cool location; nevertheless, you can not bring it on an airplane. The power station can be stored in the automobile while camping throughout a hot California summertime with the ideal battery management system, good quality batteries, and other factors. Keep the following in mind, nevertheless:. Keep the battery away from brilliant light. I normally keep it on the floor of the car and only a little open the windows. If the temperature level falls below or goes beyond the battery's ranked operating temperature level, DO NOT USAGE THE STATION IN THE VEHICLE (32-104F or 0-40C). Hold the display screen button for 10 seconds to reset Jackery Explorer Jackery 1000 Case. Explorer 1000 should be reset. Several Input Port Charging. At the front, there is an 8mm and an Anderson port. In order to secure the idle one, only one will be enabled to receive power. With both Inputs getting different Voltage levels, one Input might drive power to-- and damage-- the other. When both the 8mm and Anderson ports are plugged into the Jackery Explorer 1000, only the former remains active USB-C port can receive power at the same time as the 8mm ports due to being on a separate charge control circuit. There is no risk of overload if it is used in conjunction with the 8mm port. If you utilize a car charger, ensure that you only charge this station while the automobile is ON. Otherwise, you'll drain your cars and truck's battery, leaving you stranded. If charging with a photovoltaic panel, keep the station out of direct sunshine to avoid getting too hot. 3. Generate unique versions of your article Your article in spintax format: Edit article name • Uncategorized NEVER charge the power station in temperature levels below freezing, or you will harm the Lithium-ion battery and possibly decrease its general capacity. You CAN, however, use the station to power OTHER gadgets. Low temperature level charging security is developed into the power station (manual does not state so, however verified with Jackery assistance). If you must utilize the station in temperature levels below freezing, keep it in an insulated cooler and connected to a power source (ie. photovoltaic panels). The heat produced by the battery will keep it running as efficiently as possible. This power station does not need making use of a solar panel. To conserve energy, switch off any output ports (AC/DC) that are not in use. When less than 10W is drawn, both the Explorer 500 and 1000 closed down automatically after 12 hours (to ensure low-power medical gadgets, like CPAP, can run over night). The air conditioner inverter draws 3-7W on its own even when absolutely nothing is plugged in. Do not use this (or any power station) in a securely enclosed location as the station can overheat. You can not charge the station to 100% capability with a 12V outlet when charging it with the cars and truck charger. Nevertheless, if you have a 24V outlet, you could. Keep the station totally charged every 3-6 months to extend battery life while in storage. Consumer service recommends leaving it plugged in when not in usage and charging it to 50% every 3-4 months. When the batteries are complete, the charging controller instantly shuts off. Not using the battery for an extended amount of time can in fact reduce its life. This station's battery has no "memory impact. ". It is finest not to let it totally drain pipes before recharging. The battery can not be replaced. Suaoki's is likewise not changeable, but some Goal Zero items are. CAUTION: Lithium-ion (LiFePO4 and NMC) batteries dislike being released to 0% for prolonged periods of time. If you leave your battery at 0% for an extended period of time, you might not be able to charge it once again without specialized equipment. Vehicle Dive Start? NOCO Genius Increase GB40 in Use. NOCO Genius Increase GB40 in Use. This type of battery power station can not be utilized to jump begin a vehicle. Instead, I advise getting a small, portable one, such as my favorite: NOCO Genius Boost Automobile Dive Starter (Lithium Battery). A/c Unit on Wheels. The EcoFlow Wave is a portable a/c that accepts both rotating existing and direct present. Obviously, the company advises using its own Delta power stations for greater efficiency and longer runtime due to their capability to draw straight from DC power. Any battery or generator efficient in offering the Wave-required input wattage could be utilized in a pinch, but remember that air conditioner power loses some energy during conversion to DC. Wave and EF Delta 2 (with battery). Wave and EF Delta 2 (with battery). Wave/ EcoFlow Camping. Wave/ EcoFlow Outdoor Camping. 676W Draw Jackery: Wave Battery. 676W Draw Jackery: Wave Battery. 12V Goal Zero Automobile Charger. I wanted to emphasize how GAME-CHANGING the Goal Zero 12V Cars and truck Battery charger (purchase on Goal Zero/Amazon) is. The company, for some reason, does not promote its advantages sufficiently, but it can charge batteries at a whopping 120W when the car port supports 10A (as my Toyota Highlander 2008 does!) My other car chargers (Jackery, Rockpals, and Paxcess) can only supply 60W, but the Goal Zero can offer twice that! What does this imply? Charge much faster while driving around town! I purchased 2, one for usage with the Goal Zero Yeti 1500x and one for usage with the Jackery Explorer 1000. The Goal Zero 12V Cars And Truck Charger has a charging capacity of 120W and can charge an Objective Zero/Jackery battery. Jackery Explorer 1000 Goal Zero Automobile Charger. Jackery Explorer 1000 Goal Zero Cars And Truck Charger. 5A/10A Change Goal Zero Car Battery Charger. Safety and Battery Innovation. My former colleague is a big fan of batteries. He actually gets delighted when discussing solar panels, pulling out his oscilloscope and determining the waves produced by a generator. He taught me a great deal of things. Goal Zero debuted with large and heavy lead-acid batteries. Lithium-ion batteries-- frequently Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NCM) or Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4/ LFP) chemistries-- are utilized in today's devices to provide more power in a smaller, lighter bundle. NMC, on the other hand, is more unstable than LiFePO4 and becomes more unsafe as more cells are packed together. NMC is used by Goal Zero and Jackery, whereas LiFePO4 is used by EcoFlow and Bluetti. The amount of energy a battery can save is measured in Wh (Watt-hours), and the quantity of power utilized or produced is determined in W. (Watts). The greater the Watt-hour (Wh) capability score, the more dangerous the battery might be if not managed appropriately. The greater the Watt-hour rating, the more harmful the battery can be if not handled properly. The BMS (Battery Management System) and the quality of the battery cells are crucial for safety. Producers of Cells. My battery-obsessed colleague declares that LG and Sony cells are the best in the enthusiast world. According to my research study, LG, Sanyo/Panasonic, Sony, and Samsung are all excellent manufacturers. LG and BAK Battery produce the batteries used by Jackery. Packaging for the Safety Explorer 1000. Product packaging for the Explorer 1000. The safety of a battery is greatly depending on its design, cell manufacturer, and BMS (Battery Management System.). On numerous enthusiast websites, enthusiasts kept in mind that some BMS makers overemphasize their abilities, resulting in insufficient battery management. This increases the danger of injury, damage, and other issues. Style should, to name a few things, allow for sufficient thermal cooling, utilize quality parts, and get proper certifications. Quality of cells: Batteries from reputable makers are less likely to stop working BMS: Ought to prevent the battery from surpassing its abilities. There are numerous stories on the internet about Lithium batteries igniting. A search on Amazon reveals that no Lithium power station over 300 Wh offers Prime shipping and is thus not warehoused by the e-commerce giant. Why? Lithium batteries with high capabilities are thought about unstable, combustible, and dangerous. In fact, if you wished to return them, you 'd need to work directly with the seller or maker. The greater the capability (watt-hours), the more likely an improperly created battery (made with subpar cells and a malfunctioning BMS) will stop working and cause damage. Lithium-ion: LiFePO4 vs. NMC. There has been much conversation about whether Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) or Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) transcends. They are both Lithium-ion batteries. NMC is used by Goal Zero, Jackery, and most of today's power station manufacturers, so why do EcoFlow and Bluetti use LiFePO4 when they are bulkier and heavier? They have several substantial benefits over NMC:. more secure, less unpredictable, and therefore less expensive to produce. 1500-2000 charge cycles (10+ years). NMC: capability loss of 20-25% after 500 cycles (6-10 years for up to 2000 cycles, after which capacity is greatly lessened). Severe temperature levels (-4 F/ -20 C to 176F/80C) are possible. NMC: optimum temperature of 140F/60C. Consult the producer of your battery to guarantee that it has a 350-day charge. NMC: 300 LiFePO4 batteries have a higher charge cycle count (battery lifetime) than NMC and are less volatile (more secure). The Jackery Explorer 1000 is a lightweight power station with a professional appearance and a flashy orange color scheme. It has a LOT of power, uses Tier 1 LG (or BAK Battery) battery cells made by one of the world's leading manufacturers, and is backed by a company that appears to value customer service. The 1000W of power (with a peak of 2000W) is sufficient for a wide range of electronics and small appliances.
Goal Zero Yeti 500x and Jackery Explorer 1000
The hard, plastic material commonly used by power stations to reduce weight and cost may crack from hard falls or bumps, and as such, this product should be handled with caution — a puncture of the Lithium-Ion batteries could cause severe harm. Unfortunately, the fixed carry handle cannot be folded, making it more difficult to pack items on top. I wish there was a way to fix the built-in flashlight's incorrect "SOS" signal, which only blinks "SO" quickly, but technical support said that a firmware fix would be impossible. This is an excellent portable power station with a variety of AC and DC outputs, solar charging capability with MPPT built in, and a battery management system (BMS) to help ensure safety. Its verified claim of a pure sine wave inverter producing clean electricity for sensitive electronics is also significant. Its USB-C PD output of 18W falls short of the Goal Zero Yeti 500x's 60W for a power station of this size. Jackery 1000 FAQs The Jackery 1000 is a popular portable power station with a capacity of 1002Wh. It is a lightweight and portable unit that can be used to power a wide variety of devices, including laptops, smartphones, tablets, refrigerators, and even small air conditioners. The Jackery 1000 is popular because it is versatile and reliable. It can be used for a variety of purposes, including: Camping and backpacking Power outages Emergency preparedness Construction sites Off-grid living The Jackery 1000 is available in three different configurations: Jackery 1000: This is the standard model. It has 2 AC outlets, 2 USB-A ports, 1 USB-C port, and 1 car outlet. Jackery 1000 Plus: This model has the same ports as the standard model, but it also has a higher solar input (800W vs. 200W) and a longer cycle lifespan (2000 vs. 800). The Jackery 1000 Pro is similar to the Jackery 1000 Plus, but it has a few key advantages: It has a higher solar input (1000W vs. 800W). It has a longer cycle lifespan (3000 vs. 2000). It has a 5-year warranty (vs. 2-year warranty for the Jackery 1000 and Jackery 1000 Plus). The Jackery 1000 Pro is also slightly heavier than the Jackery 1000 and Jackery 1000 Plus, but it is still a relatively lightweight and portable power station. All models of the Jackery 1000 come with a 2-year warranty. Essential features of the Jackery 1000, Jackery 1000 Plus, and Jackery 1000 Pro Battery capacity: All three models have a battery capacity of 1002Wh. This is enough to power a variety of devices for several hours or even days, depending on the power consumption of the devices. AC and DC outlets: All three models have at least two AC outlets and two USB-A ports. The Jackery 1000 Pro also has two USB-C ports and a car outlet. These outlets allow you to power a wide variety of devices, including laptops, smartphones, tablets, refrigerators, and even small air conditioners. Solar charging compatibility: All three models are compatible with solar charging. This means that you can use solar panels to recharge the power station, even if you do not have access to a wall outlet. This is a great feature for camping and off-grid living. Portability: All three models are relatively lightweight and portable. The Jackery 1000 weighs 22 pounds, the Jackery 1000 Plus weighs 22 pounds, and the Jackery 1000 Pro weighs 22.5 pounds. This makes them easy to carry around and transport. Why these features are important These features are important because they make the Jackery 1000, Jackery 1000 Plus, and Jackery 1000 Pro versatile and reliable portable power stations. The high battery capacity allows you to power a variety of devices for several hours or even days. The AC and DC outlets allow you to power a wide variety of devices, including laptops, smartphones, tablets, refrigerators, and even small air conditioners. The solar charging compatibility allows you to recharge the power station even if you do not have access to a wall outlet. The portability makes it easy to carry around and transport the power station. Power output and capacity of the Jackery 1000 The Jackery 1000 has a continuous power output of 1000W and a peak power output of 2000W. This means that it can power devices with a combined power consumption of up to 1000W for an extended period of time. However, it can also power devices with a higher power consumption for short periods of time, such as when starting up a motor. Capacity for running various appliances and devices The Jackery 1000 has a capacity of 1002Wh. This means that it can store 1002Wh of energy, which can be used to power a variety of appliances and devices. Here is a table of some common appliances and devices, along with their approximate power consumption and the amount of time that the Jackery 1000 can power them: Appliance/Device Power Consumption Runtime on Jackery 1000 Laptop 60W 16.7 hours Smartphone 5W 200 hours Tablet 10W 100 hours Mini-fridge 75W 13.3 hours Box fan 20W 50 hours Coffee maker 900W 1 hour and 10 minutes Microwave 700W 1 hour and 30 minutes Real-life examples of what it can power Here are some real-life examples of what the Jackery 1000 can power: A family camping trip: The Jackery 1000 can power a mini-fridge, a box fan, a laptop, and a few smartphones for several days. A power outage: The Jackery 1000 can power essential appliances such as a refrigerator, a freezer, and a few lights during a power outage. A construction site: The Jackery 1000 can power power tools and other equipment on a construction site. Off-grid living: The Jackery 1000 can be used to power a variety of appliances and devices in an off-grid setting. Battery life and charging options for the Jackery 1000, Jackery 1000 Plus, and Jackery 1000 Pro Battery life under different usage scenarios The battery life of the Jackery 1000, Jackery 1000 Plus, and Jackery 1000 Pro will vary depending on the devices that are being powered and the power consumption of those devices. Here is a table of some common appliances and devices, along with their approximate power consumption and the amount of time that the Jackery 1000 can power them: Appliance/Device Power Consumption Runtime on Jackery 1000 Laptop 60W 16.7 hours Smartphone 5W 200 hours Tablet 10W 100 hours Mini-fridge 75W 13.3 hours Box fan 20W 50 hours Coffee maker 900W 1 hour and 10 minutes Microwave 700W 1 hour and 30 minutes Various charging options The Jackery 1000, Jackery 1000 Plus, and Jackery 1000 Pro can be charged in a variety of ways: Wall outlet: The power station can be charged using a standard wall outlet. This is the fastest way to charge the power station, and it takes approximately 1.8 hours to fully charge the battery. Car outlet: The power station can be charged using a car outlet. This is a good option if you need to charge the power station while you are on the go. However, charging the power station from a car outlet is slower than charging it from a wall outlet, and it takes approximately 5.4 hours to fully charge the battery. Solar panels: The power station can be charged using solar panels. This is a great option for camping and off-grid living. However, charging the power station with solar panels can take several hours, depending on the size and efficiency of the solar panels. Solar panel compatibility and benefits The Jackery 1000, Jackery 1000 Plus, and Jackery 1000 Pro are compatible with a variety of solar panels. Jackery offers its own line of solar panels, but you can also use solar panels from other brands. One of the benefits of using solar panels to charge the Jackery 1000, Jackery 1000 Plus, and Jackery 1000 Pro is that it is a renewable source of energy. This means that you can charge the power station without having to rely on a wall outlet or car outlet. Another benefit of using solar panels to charge the Jackery 1000, Jackery 1000 Plus, and Jackery 1000 Pro is that it is a quiet and efficient way to charge the power station. Portability and design of the Jackery 1000, Jackery 1000 Plus, and Jackery 1000 Pro Design and build quality The Jackery 1000, Jackery 1000 Plus, and Jackery 1000 Pro are all well-designed and built portable power stations. They are made with high-quality materials and have a sleek and modern design. Unit weight and ease of transportation The Jackery 1000 weighs 22 pounds, the Jackery 1000 Plus weighs 22 pounds, and the Jackery 1000 Pro weighs 22.5 pounds. This makes them relatively lightweight and easy to transport. All three models have a built-in handle, which makes it easy to carry them around. The Jackery 1000 Plus and Jackery 1000 Pro also have a built-in wheel, which makes it even easier to transport them longer distances. Additional accessories or features related to portability The Jackery 1000, Jackery 1000 Plus, and Jackery 1000 Pro all come with a carrying case. This case protects the power station from damage during transportation and storage. The Jackery 1000 Plus and Jackery 1000 Pro also come with a car adapter. This allows you to charge the power station from your car while you are on the go. Here are the pros and cons of the three Jackery models: Jackery 1000, 1000 Plus, and 1000 Pro: Jackery 1000 Pros: Lightweight and portable Affordable Good battery life Compatible with solar panels Cons: Lower solar input than Jackery 1000 Plus and Jackery 1000 Pro Shorter cycle lifespan than Jackery 1000 Plus and Jackery 1000 Pro 2-year warranty Jackery 1000 Plus Pros: Lightweight and portable Affordable Good battery life Compatible with solar panels Higher solar input than Jackery 1000 Longer cycle lifespan than Jackery 1000 2-year warranty Cons: Lower solar input than Jackery 1000 Pro Shorter cycle lifespan than Jackery 1000 Pro Jackery 1000 Pro Pros: Lightweight and portable Affordable Good battery life Compatible with solar panels Highest solar input of the three models Longest cycle lifespan of the three models 5-year warranty Cons: None Overall, the Jackery 1000 Pro is the best model of the three, as it offers the highest solar input, longest cycle lifespan, and longest warranty. However, it is also the most expensive model. If you are on a budget, the Jackery 1000 or Jackery 1000 Plus are still great options. Here is a comparison of the Jackery 1000, Jackery 1000 Plus, and Jackery 1000 Pro to some similar portable power stations from competing brands: Model Capacity Power output Solar input Cycle lifespan Warranty Price Jackery 1000 1002Wh 1000W 400W 800 2 years $1,299 Jackery 1000 Plus 1002Wh 1000W 600W 1000 2 years $1,499 Jackery 1000 Pro 1002Wh 1000W 800W 1200 5 years $1,799 EcoFlow River 1000 Pro 1072Wh 1000W 600W 800 5 years $1,499 Goal Zero Yeti 1000X 991Wh 1000W 600W 800 5 years $1,499 As you can see, the Jackery 1000, Jackery 1000 Plus, and Jackery 1000 Pro are comparable to other portable power stations in terms of capacity, power output, solar input, and cycle lifespan. However, the Jackery 1000 Pro has a longer warranty than the other models. In terms of price, the Jackery 1000 is the most affordable model, followed by the EcoFlow River 1000 Pro and Goal Zero Yeti 1000X. The Jackery 1000 Plus and Jackery 1000 Pro are slightly more expensive than the other models, but they also offer better features and performance. With good customer service and reasonable prices, Jackery is one of Amazon's top sellers in the portable power station category, and although this is my first experience with one of their products, I have almost no hesitation in recommending its latest product.