The Jackery Explorer 2000 Pro is part of the top of the range of the Explorer family of the manufacturer Jackery. Compared to the other models of the same family, it puts forward a big power, an even wider connectivity and an even more impressive charging speed.
Discover our full test of this portable solar power station, as well as our opinion and recommendations about the Jackery Explorer 2000 Pro.
Overview of the Jackery Explorer 2000 Pro
The appearance of the Jackery Explorer 2000 Pro is broadly the same as other models in the category. The rectangular black and orange case is made of smooth, impact-resistantplastic. The system weighs about 19.5 kg with dimensions of 38.4 x 29.6 x 30.75 cm.
The fans are located on the sides with the ventilation grills. The front of the device has an LCD screen and all the connection elements.
To lift the generator, you have a central handle that can be folded along its entire length. This is not the most practical thing when you have to lift about 20 kg with one hand. Two additional side handles would not be too bad. They would make it easier to carry with two people or with two hands. Underneath the device, there are non-slip rubber pads on the feet.
Features of the Jackery Explorer 2000 Pro solar generator
Si l’on a peu de choses à reprocher au design du Jackery Explorer 2000 Pro, qu’en est-il de ses fonctionnalités ? Découvrez-le à travers les principales caractéristiques de ce générateur solaire portable.
The Jackery Explorer 2000 Pro integrates a pure sine wave inverter with 2200W output capacity. This is a rather interesting power given the size of the device. More concretely, the generator is able to power all the appliances you could plug into your home wall socket:
- Coffee maker;
- Do-it-yourself appliances (chop saw).
Moreover, it is capable of powering not one but several appliances from this list simultaneously. So you can rest easy in case of a power outage or when you go on an adventure in an off-grid area.
The Jackery Explorer 2000 Pro is equipped with a lithium-ion battery. This has a capacity of 2160 Wh (43.2V/50Ah). This voltage optimizes the efficiency of the generator and allows you to get maximum power through the inverter.
The big drawback of the Jackery Explorer 2000 Pro battery is that it is designed for 1000 charge cycles. This means that you have to charge it 1000 times before it loses 20% of its rated capacity. If you use the generator every day at full discharge, it will become less efficient in about 4 years.
The Explorer 2000 Pro can be recharged via:
- Solar panels;
- Household wall outlet;
- Cigarette lighter socket in a car.
These three methods charge the device in 3.9 hours, 2 hours and 24 hoursrespectively. With the charging speeds of the wall outlet and solar panels, it is clear that the Explorer 2000 Pro is well suited for emergency situations and off-grid use.
With Solarpeak technology, solar charging is reduced from 3.9 hours to 2.6 hours. To do this, you need to use the entire maximum solar input, which is estimated at 800W. This means you need to combine four SolarSaga panels. You will go from 0 to 80% in 2.5 hours.
SolarPeak technology integrates MPPT controllers into the system to increase the efficiency of the solar load by 30%. This means that the solar panels work at their maximum potential.
The Jackery Explorer 2000 Pro is equipped with 7 output sockets:
- 1 cigarette lighter output (12V/10A);
- 2 AC outputs (120V/60Hz/2200W);
- 2 USB-C outputs (100W maximum);
- 2 USB-A outputs (18W maximum).
With the 120V AC outlet, you can run most essential appliances in your motorhome or home:
- Washing machine;
- Refrigerator or freezer.
If needed, you can connect a power strip to one of the DC outlets to connect more appliances. However, it will only be able to power them all if they are compatible with its maximum output power.
The Explorer 2000 Pro's connectivity is satisfactory. But given its performance, it would have been interesting to have a VR socket as well. The latter allows you to operate small recreational vehicles (RV).
If you don't have this plug, you can simply get a 15-30 A dog bone adapter. That said, you will have to put the air conditioning aside for the generator to remain effective for a long time.
When the device delivers less than 25 W (power output) for more than 12 hours, it will automatically shut down.
For example, charging a smartphone does not usually require more than 25 W. Also, it is not likely to last more than 12 hours. So if you plug in your smartphone and forget to charge it, the automatic shutdown system will prevent the generator battery from being drained unnecessarily.
Sometimes, when the Jackery Explorer 2000 Pro is overcharged, it can malfunction. Don't panic! You can reset the unit completely to get it back to normal.
Before you think about resetting, simply turn the generator off and on again. If the power to the outlets is still off, you can proceed to the reset. To do this, you must hold down the USB and Display buttons for 13 seconds. It's a pity that there is not simply a circuit breaker button like other generators with the same system.
LCD screen and LED lamp
As with other models in this category, the LCD screen gives a quick and comprehensive overview of the status and operation of the generator. It therefore displays important data such as:
- Input power;
- Battery consumption;
- The percentage of discharge.
It also displays other icons that provide information about:
- The low battery reminder;
- The charging method used;
- The input and the remaining charging time;
- The temperature alert (high or low);
- Output and remaining discharge time;
- Frequency and voltage of the AC current being delivered.
It even provides information about MPPT charge controllers.
The LED lamp can operate in 3 different lighting modes: high, low and SOS mode (SOS signal in Morse code).
Strengths and weaknesses of the device
- Its various connectivity;
- Its fast charging time;
- Its high voltage current;
- Its detailed control screen;
- Its power and autonomy.
- Its limited battery life;
- Its complex reset process.
Our final opinion on the Jackery Explorer 2000 Pro Powerstation
All in all, the Jackery Explorer 2000 Pro is well adapted to its target: motorhome, road-trip and power failure. It offers a big power, a satisfactory autonomy and charges very quickly with the solar panels. If you have big mobile power needs or are looking for a reliable and durable backup power source, this is an option to seriously consider.