This new Jackery powerhouse cranks up to 1,800 W and can power up to eight devices. What’s more, according to the brand, it only takes 2 hours to charge it, either from a wall or in the sun via an array of six solar panels.
Whether your cabin or car camping setup needs a power source or your remote work site needs more juice, this portable power station is designed to juggle appliances, lights, and smartphones.
At home, the power station can hold power on standby for more than a year, Jackery says. That offers reassurance during outages from winter storms and summer blackouts.
Now through Feb. 15, you can save up to 30% off the Jackery Explorer 1500 Pro portable power station during the brand’s winter sale. It’s the foundation of the Jackery Solar Generator 1500 Pro.
The sale includes several other models as well.See More at Jackery
Jackery Solar Generator 1500 Pro
- 2-hour charge time
- 8 ports
- 1,800 W
- 1,534Wh capacity
- 37.4 lbs.
To clarify, the Jackery Solar Generator 1500 Pro combines a Jackery Explorer Pro 1500 portable power station with up to six SolarSaga 200W solar panels. The Explorer remains the powerhouse of the combo, while the panels provide the power source.
If you already own the brand’s SolarSaga 200W solar panels, you can upgrade with just the Jackery Explorer 1500 Pro portable power station and still use it with your existing panels.
With a full array of six SolarSaga solar panels, the Jackery Explorer 1500 Pro can fully charge via sunlight in 2 hours. That’s how long it takes when it’s plugged into a standard wall outlet.
The Jackery Explorer 1500 Pro has enough output to run appliances like electric stoves, air conditioners, and small refrigerators. It can run power tools for remote projects as well.
As noted, the Jackery Explorer 1500 Pro can run 8 things at once. Of course, that doesn’t mean eight microwaves simultaneously, but a mix of household appliances and smaller gadgets.
First off, four ports support the relatively low demand for USB devices. There are two USB-C ports and two USB-A ports fast-charging ports.
Then there’s one 12v outlet like you’d find in a car. This can recharge camera batteries, drones, or even a small electric refrigerator.
Lastly, there are three 1,800W AC ports, like wall outlets, to power the larger appliances.
Getting the most from a Jackery Explorer 1500 Pro portable power station means hooking it up to one to six SolarSaga 200W solar panels. The Explorer power station can handle up to 1,400W solar power input while charging, which is how it gets down to a 2-hour charge time with all panels connected.
These Jackery solar panels can convert up to 25% of solar rays into energy. If that doesn’t sound like a lot, you’ll find that sits among performers in the portable power space. The brand claims these panels also perform above average in cloudy conditions and extreme heat.
The Explorer 1500 Pro portable power station weighs just over 37 pounds. That probably weighs less than the cooler you’d pack for a weekend trip, and take up less room, too. The brand estimates it weighs 20% lighter than comparable power stations. The station includes a foldable handle, to make it more compact when packed away.
One concern with batteries includes getting too much juice at once. Power surges can damage charging devices or the battery itself.
Jackery generators have a Battery Management System to help them balance demand from multiple devices without getting overpowered. The system includes a dozen forms of protection, including against over-voltage and short circuits. Its cooling system runs two chips and eight temperature sensors to monitor output.
Jackery says the Explorer 1500 Pro portable power station will fully charge for 2,000 cycles and then drop to roughly 70% capacity, and dwindle down from there. It backs its portable power stations with a 5-Year warranty.
The station’s shell is made from fireproof material and passes safety drop standards.
Is It a Fit?
Ultimately it’s your call whether the Jackery Solar Generator 1500 Pro is the portable power is the right mix of power and portability for your specific adventures. It’s certainly one that offers a lot of outputs without the heft of a home backup setup.
Campers and road-trippers can make use of solar panels for recharging most Jackery power stations. Closer to home, the unit can act as a standby battery for working outside or inside, during a power outage.
You can also check out the rest of Jackery’s lineup of portable power that may suit your needs.
With much of the U.S. hit by winter storms and extreme cold, Jackery is offering deals on new and old solar generator products. It’s the brand’s way of helping you warm up to the idea of portable power in your life.
Beyond the new Solar Generator 1500 Pro, the deals include smaller models like the Solar Generator 1500, Solar Generator 1000, Solar Generator 1000 Pro, and Solar Generator 2000 Pro.
Jackery’s 30% sale runs through Feb. 15.See More at Jackery
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