Jackery Has 2 New Portable Power Stations at CES: Should You Upgrade?
Over the last few years, Jackery has established itself as one of the leading providers of portable power stations and outdoor energy solutions. The company continued its quest for complete domination at CES as it took the wraps off its new products for 2020—the Explorer 1000 and the Explorer 300.
The Explorer 1000 becomes Jackery’s most powerful power station to date. With a 1000Wh battery and 2000W surge power, the device can power or recharge even the most power-hungry devices when you’re away from home.
The device has a broad selection of sockets; they should be enough to cover almost all use cases. They include three AC output ports, two USB-C ports, two USB-A ports, and a car charger port.
When the Explorer 1000 finally runs out of juice, you can recharge it using an AC wall outlet, a 12V car outlet, or solar panels. The recharging time varies depending on the method you use. The fastest recharging is available when using mains power.
Keep in mind that the Explorer 1000 weighs a fairly mammoth 10kg—it’s not the type of device that’s designed to throw in a suitcase when you’re going on vacation. However, if you need to run devices when you’re off the grid for an extended period of time (such as during a camping trip), it’s ideal.
Jackery’s other new device at CES is the Explorer 300. Weighing just 3kg, it is considerably more portable than the Explorer 1000.
The unit has a 293Wh battery and 600W surge power. It comes with two AC outputs, one USB-C port, two USB-A ports, and a car port. Like the Explorer 1000, you can recharge the unit via wall sockets, car outlets, or solar panels.
According to Jackery, it will be enough to recharge a MacBook four times, a digital camera 15 times, or a standard smartphone 18 times.