The Jackery Explorer 1000 Pro is a pro model from the American manufacturer's Explorer line, with power, autonomy and connectivity that meet a variety of needs. This portable energy station is indeed aimed at outdoor enthusiasts as well as households looking for a reliable alternative energy source.
In this review, you will find all the essential information, as well as the objective opinion of our team on this portable powerstation.
First look at the Jackery Explorer 1000 Pro
The Jackery explorer 1000 Pro has an imposing structure with dimensions of 34 × 26.2 × 25.5 cm (L×W×H) and a weight of 12 kg. Just like its counterparts in the explorer category, it is two-tone (black and orange) and molded in a smooth, impact-resistant plastic.
The device also has a foldable and sturdy central handle that runs along the top surface of its housing. This is very convenient for carrying the generator with one hand.
The Explorer 1000 Pro has ventilation grilles on both sides. The control screen and the connection elements are located on the front of the case. In addition, a small LED light is located on one side of the powerstation.
Apart from the USB outputs, all the outputs of the device are protected by rubber plugs. It's a pity that this is not the case for the other outputs. These plugs are a barrier against dust and water. Also note that the buttons are difficult to feel.
Characteristics of the solar generator Jackery Explorer 1000 Pro
What does the Explorer 1000 Pro have to offer besides its colorful and well-proportioned design? The answers through a review of the main features of this device.
Power and autonomy
The Jackery Explorer 1000 Pro reaches a power line of 1000W. It can therefore power a wide range of devices more or less greedy such as:
- A TV set for 14 hours ;
- A 300W blender for 13 hours;
- A pressure cooker 1000W for 45 minutes;
- Ice shaver 700 W for 3.5 hours;
- Electric grill 900 W for 50 minutes;
- Mini-cooler 60W 12VDC (66 hours).
Better yet, this generator is not limited to domestic use. For example, it can power a CPAP (12V DC outlet) for 55 to 78 hours.
With these statistics, it's pretty clear that the Jackery xplorer 1000 Pro is perfectly suited for occasional use with only one or two devices connected. You can plug in more devices if they are energy efficient.
The Jackery explorer 1000 Pro has 7 outputs distributed as follows:
- 2 USB-C ports 100W max;
- 2 USB-A ports, 18W max charge QC 3.0 fast charge ;
- 1 cigarette lighter socket (12V * 10A) ;
- 2 AC outputs (AC 230V, 4.34A, 50 Hz, pure sine wave, 1000W output, 2000W peak).
In terms of connectivity, it is the characteristics of the USB outputs that make the big difference between the Explorer 1000 Pro and the Explorer 1000.
Battery and charging
The Jackery Explorer 1000 Pro incorporates a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 1002 Wh (identical to that of the Explorer 1000). This battery is designed for 1000 cycles.
In other words, it needs to be recharged at least 1000 times before it loses 20% of its rated capacity. That's twice the number of charge cycles offered by the Jackery Explorer 1000. Its lifespan is thus theoretically multiplied by two.
The manufacturer has also integrated a battery management system (BMS) into the device. This limits the impact of power surges, temperature variations, short circuits, etc.
As for recharging, you can choose between solar panels, a wall socket and a vehicle's cigarette lighter. These means allow you to reach 100% in 1.8-9 hours, 1.8 hours and 4.5 hours respectively.
For solar charging, an MPPT charge controller is integrated into the system. Use two SolarSaga 80 W panels to charge in 9 hours, and 4 SolarSaga 200 W panels for a full charge in 1.8 hours.
Although not recommended, you have the option of charging your solar generator while it is in use. You can also combine the wall plug and solar panels to go even faster.
The lifespan of the Jackery Explorer 1000 Pro powerstation depends on how you use it, but also on how many charging cycles it has.
Combined, these two elements come down to the type of user you are.
For a regular user
If you use the device at full discharge every day, this generator can serve you for an average of 4 years. This is relatively short for an investment of this type.
In this case, the use of the battery is much less intensive than for a regular use. You use it only a few days a week, without necessarily reaching the maximum discharge.
In this case, you can enjoy your device for an average of 12 years !
LED display and LED lamp
The control screen allows you to manage the operation of the device by accessing important data in real time. These include:
- Input power;
- Battery consumption level;
- The percentage of battery discharge.
As for the LED light placed on the side of the device, it can be very useful in emergency situations. For example, if you don't have a light source at hand, this small lamp can be used as first aid.
Strengths and weaknesses of the Jackery Explorer 1000 Pro
- Its durability;
- Its small LED light;
- Its control screen;
- Its 3 ways to recharge;
- Its design and ergonomics;
- Its power and autonomy.
- Its outlets not protected by a rubber stopper;
- Its buttons are difficult to feel.
Our final opinion on the solar generator Jackery Explorer 1000 Pro
Used in moderation, the Jackery Explorer 1000 Pro portable solar generator is an excellent source of energy that can be useful for many years. Its power, its good autonomy and its wide connectivity are indeed serious assets for different uses. We recommend it to you!