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It is not news that we are living in a world driven by electricity,we find that electricity is not always available at all times, Whether it is a power outage at home, disconnected from the grid in the wild, or just a few meters away from a power socket, one day we hope that we can have a power bank that is more powerful than a smart phone and can carry mobile power with us. Jackery Explorer 1000 absolutely meets the requirements in terms of raw power, but does it offer nothing more? Let’s take the company’s latest and largest portable power station as an example to see if its size is sufficient.
Overall Score ( ★4.7)
The user experience does not disappoint my purchase of him, of course, I will not proceed so quickly now. Let’s take a look at the appearance first, in terms of functional partitions.
The overall appearance panel of Jackery Explorer 1000 is relatively compact, and all input and output ports are set on the front. Therefore, those who have just used it do not have to look for touch interfaces in front, back, left, and right to complete the operation, so it is very friendly to newcomers.
The upper left part is the output port, there is a digital display in the middle, which displays various information of the power supply, and the lower part is the output port, with a total of seven output jacks.
The Jackery Explorer 1000 is a big power bank, fortunately, the size of the Explorer 1000 masks its actual portability.
To be clear, this matter is very serious. To be precise, it weighs 22 pounds (nearly 10 kilograms). It’s not something you want to carry with you, especially not like a flashlight, even though the light bulb is almost inexplicable at the front. In other words, Jackery Explorer 1000 is actually lightweight compared to its counterparts in the 1000W department, some of which weigh 38 to 40 pounds.
This makes Explorer 1000 a bit portable, and the built-in sturdy handle really helps. Jackery chose to use lightweight components and materials, such as the plastic chassis that surrounds the power station. There is no doubt that it still feels sturdy and more like industrial plastic, but you still need to remember when you take it on the road.
Explorer 1000 is a powerful force, if its name has not been revealed. Using a 1002W battery (21.6V, 46.4 amps), it can even power a household refrigerator when the lights are suddenly turned off, as long as it runs below the 1000W mark. You can even connect as many devices as you need, just remember the total power consumption.
In fact, because there are too many ports available, you will be able to connect any number, almost any number of connections. You have two USB-A ports, one of which supports Quick Charge 3.0, two 18W USB-C ports, and three 100V AC power outlets. Oh yes, of course there is also a 12V car charger. They are divided into DC and AC output, and there is a display on the top to display the input and output power, capacity and remaining percentage.
All three groups are protected by their own buttons, which you must press to open and close. In this era, automatic detection should be the norm. Not to mention the possibility of accidentally pressing these buttons when the power station is shaking back and forth in your suitcase.
The power output and efficiency are quite good. The 300W rice cooker consumes only 4% in 15 minutes of use, while the 660 rice cooker consumes 20% in a longer period of time.
Today, another modern expectation is a USB-C power supply. Although the Jackery Explorer 1000 meets the minimum requirements, it is also true. With 18W Power Delivery, you can charge many smartphones and some tablets, but you cannot charge heavier computers such as laptops and MacBook Pros. Of course, there are three AC power outlets to choose from, but only if you have a charging brick on hand.
An LED light is arranged on the left side of the power supply, which can be used as emergency lighting in an emergency. And it can use three modes of low light, high light and SOS in different situations. You can use the lighting conditions reasonably according to different usage scenarios.
Jackery Explorer 1000 has three charging modes, namely 220V household electric charging, car 12v power charging, and solar photovoltaic panel charging.
A variety of charging methods also allow you to not be limited to the same charging method in later use, so that the use is more variable, and it also brings convenience to the subsequent experience. The original factory only comes standard with 220V and 12V on-board charging cables. If you want to experience different charging methods, then solar photovoltaic panels and cables need to be purchased by yourself.
Of course, the good performance of an electronic device must be completed by heat dissipation, and the accumulation of heat has no benefit to the internal performance.
Therefore, a very stable intelligent temperature control system inside it is very helpful. It can automatically start the built-in radiator to dissipate heat when the temperature is high, so as to keep the internal components working normally. It can also reduce the temperature of the core reasonably, making the overall temperature very safe.
The DC area is designed with 2 USB-A and 2 type-C ports to support PD fast charging. These 4 ports can fully meet my regular charging requirements for two mobile phones and one micro-single, and there is still a type-C. The interface is used as a backup. If suddenly a smart device needs to be charged, then this outdoor power supply is very calm
Different lifestyles also determine the meaning of the back socket. Because of its very high peak power, you can use it to power many devices. When you encounter the following scenarios, if you have this outdoor power supply, then you can easily deal with it.
For example, when you want to drink boiled tap water to ensure your health while traveling outdoors, you can use the 220V interface of this outdoor power supply to power the electric kettle. And as far as my living habits are concerned,
It has always been boiled water bottle + cool white water, so I am really not used to it without boiled water. This outdoor power supply can be said to be very convenient.
The first thing a man gets up in the morning is to shave, if your shaver is out of power and you happen to be on a long outdoor trip. For a clean boy, leaving his beard for more than three days will be uncomfortable. So if there is this outdoor power supply for charging, then this kind of difficulty will no longer exist, and all problems will be solved.
And if you want to wash the car outdoors, then the car washing machine will definitely not have a battery to power it. Therefore, the assistance of an outdoor power supply is needed in this respect. Thanks to its many interfaces, it can also be powered by a two-hole jack. The car washing machine can work calmly, so you will also have a brand new car.
These all determine the quality of your outdoor activities, so if you can use it to supply electricity calmly, you can have a very good outdoor travel experience.
- Massive power bank
- Solar panels are legit
- Offers every kind of outlet
- Potentially unlimited power
- The price is a bit expensive
- The weight is heavy
Capacity: 1002Wh (21.6V, 46.4Ah)
Cell Chemistry: Li-ion NMC
Lifecycle: 500 cycles to 80%+ capacity
Management System: BMS, Over Voltage Protection, Short Circuit Protection
AC Output: 110VAC, 60Hz, 1000W (2000W Surge)
USB-A Output: 5V, 2.4A
Quick Charge 3.0 Output: 5-6.5V, 3A / 6.5-9V, 3A / 9-12V, 1.5A
USB-C Output: 5V, 9V, 12V up to 3A
Car Output: 12V, 10A
DC Input: 12V-30V (163W Max)
AC Adapter: 7 Hours
12V Car Adaptor: 14 Hours
Two SolarSaga 100W Solar Panels: 8 Hours
Weight: 22.04 lbs (10 kg)
Dimensions (LxWxD): 13.1 x 9.2 x 11.1 in (33.3 x 23.3 x 28.3 cm)
Operating Usage Temperature: 14-104F (-10-40℃)
Certification: CEC, DOE, FCC, QC3.0, ROHS, CA Prop 65
Warranty: 24 Months
It is priced at $999.99, which feels like paying $1 per watt hour when using Jackery Explorer 1000. It’s really expensive on its own, but you can’t avoid comparing it with peers and competitors. Both Goal Zero Yeti 1000 and Bluetti EB150 have some advantages, but the price is also higher, and the weight is twice that.
In contrast, the Jackery Explorer 1000 portable power station has achieved a very good balance between the content and quantity it provides. It’s far from perfect, but those who pick faults don’t always break the deal, especially for the rewards you get.