Jackery designed the Solar Generator 2000 Pro to power your travel and campsite electronics while you revel in the sun.
Harnessing the sun for portable power lets you bring a touch of glamping to any outdoor or travel setup.
The idea of harnessing and using power outdoors may seem a little, ahem, cloudy. In short, a portable generator and solar panel array can help you bring some of the comfort and convenience of home into more remote locations.
Investing in a portable generator can pay off when you spend more time on the road, adding options for cooking, cooling, and lighting away from overrun campgrounds.
Jackery’s ‘Solar Way’
Jackery is excited about its solar-powered source of outdoor fun this summer. Sunshine is synonymous with summer, and now it can literally power your adventure.
Access to this much power outdoors can transform how you live and recreate off the grid. And a portable power supply can do more than just recharge headlamps and smartphones. This solar generator has enough juice for charging an e-bike while powering an electric cooler at the same time, according to the brand.
If you’re skeptical, having a power source should take some of the primitive camping aspects away from your outdoor fun. In some cases, that means having more friends tag along, remote workers being able to stay out longer, or just glamping up your camping style.
A portable power source can make it easier to inflate air mattresses and standup paddleboards via electric air pumps. From there, it should help provide some comforts of home like a fan, an iPad, or more campground lights. You can even bring electric cooking setups that let you cook for a group much faster than a basic camping stove.
Just set up the solar generator and panels around your campsite and then go hike, swim, or bike. When you come back, the generator should be full and ready to use.
Outdoor professionals, like photographers, may enjoy charging backup batteries in camp while they’re out shooting.
The portable Solar Generator 2000 Pro is designed to allow pass-through charging, which means it should continue to charge from the companion solar panels while it provides energy to your laptop, portable refrigerator, and campsite lighting.
If you’re living out of a van or RV, the generator should be able to power a bevy of electronics — even an air conditioning unit with the touch of one button. At home, the solar generator can be used as an emergency backup for a refrigerator during a power outage (for roughly 3 hours).
Adding to its utility, it can harness the sun to recharge itself in roughly 2.5 hours when used with six 200W solar panels, according to the brand. Jackery says that even with just two SolarSaga 200 panels, the generator can fully charge in 7.5 hours.
And if it’s cloudy, or you want to start a trip with full power, Jackery designed this solar generator to reach a full charge by an AC wall outlet in less than 2 hours.
Beyond summer fun, a solar generator can bring power to a remote cabin or hunting lodge, and serve as an emergency backup around the home during power outages.
Solar Generator 2000 Pro Features
Jackery says this is its fastest solar-recharging generator yet. It boasts a 2,160Wh capacity, 2,200W AC power, and 4,400W peak power. The power comes from a lithium battery with dual-monitoring chips and four temperature core detectors as a safeguard and battery protection.
To help you make sense of all of this, the 2000 Pro has input and output display screens. These screens include alerts if there’s a fault or the battery runs low.
If you associate generators with noisy, gas-powered contraptions, keep in mind that solar generators are quieter. In fact, Jackery says this one operates under 53 decibels, which is similar to the noise level of a household refrigerator.
Additionally, at the industry standard of 7 m (23 feet) away, its noise level is only 7 decibels, which is comparable to the sound of a person breathing.
And because you’ll be outdoors, it’s a good reminder that this type of generator emits no noxious exhaust.
- Capacity: 2,160 Wh (43.2 V 50 Ah)
- Peak power: 4,400 W
- Life cycle: 1,000 cycles to 80%+ capacity
- AC outputs: 120V, 60Hz, 2,200W (4,400W peak)
- Other outputs: USB-A, USB-C
- Recharge times: AC (2 hours), 6x SolarSaga 200W solar panel (2.5 hours), 12V car (24 hours)
- Weight: 43 lbs.
- Price: From $3,600
Charge Your Fun
When your outdoor recreation gadgets could use a charge, the Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Pro is an option to power your summer fun.
We’ll save a comparison of its specs and prices against others for our reviewers. For now, there aren’t many competitors making a solar generator with a 2,160Wh capacity and 2.5-hour recharge time.
Remote chefs can run a portable kitchen with an electric cooler and pellet smoker. Photographers will be able to charge a backup battery pack and maybe a drone. Off-grid campers can even set up a favorite movie with friends with Jackery’s Power Solutions.
No matter how you play outdoors, the Solar Generator 2000 Pro’s panel of outlets (two USB-A, two USB-C, three AC, one 12V, and more) are designed to keep your adventure running. Plus, you won’t have to worry about it overheating because it comes with four lithium battery temperature detectors and comprehensive circuit protection.
Jackery offers a 3-year warranty on its products, with options for a 2-year extension if you order directly from its website.