Green energy accessible everywhere on Earth. This is Jackery’s leitmotif with its offer of portable electric stations that are recharged with solar energy. Solutions popular with campers and other outdoor enthusiasts who want to be able to live, work and stay connected while travelling. On the occasion of the last IFA which took place from September 2 to 6, 2022 in Berlin, Jackery presented the Solar Generator 1000 Proa renewed and vastly improved version of its popular Explorer 1000 power station.
Before going into the details of this new product, a few words about Jackery. Founded in 2012, this California-based company specializes in the design of solar generators for off-grid nomadic activities. The manufacturer was the first to offer a range of portable electric stations using lithium-ion batteries offering all the flexibility necessary for adventurers.
At the same time, Jackery has perfected its portable solar charging technology to offer turnkey solutions that are efficient, safe, clean and sustainable. Thus, Jackery has become the best-selling brand of solar generators in the world, with two million units sold.
Compact and portable
The Solar Generator 1000 Pro consists of two elements: the Jackery Explorer 1000 Pro portable power station and four SolarSaga solar panels of 200 watts each.
The Explorer 1000 Pro has a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 1002 Wh in direct current (2000 Wh peak) whose operation is monitored by a BMS (Battery Management System) identical to the one we found in electric cars. It monitors the health of each battery cell in real time to improve battery life and prevent overheating.
Compared to other products of similar capacity, the Explorer 1000 Pro station is more compact (340 x 262 x 256 mm), and weighs only 11.5 kg. Thanks to its integrated folding handle, it is easy to transport and always finds a place in a trunk or storage compartment.
Power up to seven devices
The electrical station has complete connections to power up to seven devices: two 230-volt power sockets, a 12-volt cigarette lighter port, two USB Type-A ports (18 watts, computer format) and two USB ports Type-C (the format of smartphones) compatible with fast charging up to 100 watts.
This is the guarantee of being able to power all your electronic devices (telephone, computer, audio speaker, console, etc.), but also portable household appliances (refrigerator, microwave oven, lighting, electric hob, etc.). ) for camping, fishing, hiking, motorhome trips… The input and output power is displayed on the station’s color screen along with information on its battery level and its charging status.
Here are some examples of use: nine recharges for a laptop computer (65 watts), 14 hours of continuous power for an electric blanket (55 watts), 2.5 hours of power for a portable electric heater. At home, you can plug in a 60-watt TV for 13 hours or power a 520-watt refrigerator for 1.6 hours in the event of a power outage.
365 days standby
And all this without departing from an eco-responsible practice thanks to fast charging via solar panels. Combining four 200-watt SolarSaga, it only takes 1.8 hours to fully charge the Explorer 1000 Pro station. There is no faster on the market! Thanks to its intelligent battery management, the Explorer 1000 Pro has a standby mode that can reach 365 days with an 80% charge.
And for the more adventurous, Jackery also offers the brand new SolarSaga 80W double-sided solar panel which can absorb the sun’s energy from both sides. Certified IP68, it is waterproof and dustproof, and can even withstand heavy downpours. By opting for a configuration with two SolarSaga 80W, you can recharge the Explorer 1000 Pro in nine hours.
Efficient, the Jackery electrical station is also very durable since it can reach 1,000 charge cycles, which is equivalent to a lifespan of 10 years at the rate of one use per week. Plus, it comes with a five-year warranty.
New Solar Generator 1000 Pro is now available for pre-order (from €1,699 for the version with two 80-watt solar panels) on Jackery’s Amazon store. The first 300 orders placed on the Amazon website and store in Europe will receive additional gifts. While energy sobriety has never been so essential, investing in a solar power station is a choice for the future.