This Jackery generator charges as fast from four solar panels as it does when plugged into an outlet.
Portable power stations let you harness sunny outings to charge up your outdoor fun. The Generator 1000 Pro holds enough juice to power your cabin or campsite’s lights, electric cooler, smartphone, and other gadgets.
The next time you want a touch of home in your outdoor gathering, consider the 1000 Pro. Its size and weight are portable enough to move with you, powering a backyard movie night or your next outdoor excursion. Stored at home, it can provide peace of mind as an emergency backup.
Solar Generator 1000 Pro
One of the biggest names in solar power stations, Jackery has sold more than 2 million units since it came to market in 2018.
The Solar Generator 1000 Pro offers the brand’s updated build and performance. Here are some specs:
- Charges in 108 minutes (wall outlet or four solar panels)
- Compact design
- Weighs 2 kg (compare to other 1kWh generators)
- LED light with three brightness modes
- Runs quiet (46 dB)
The 1000 Pro supports up to 100W power fast-charging. Its ports include an AC output (120 V, 60 Hz, 1,000 W, and 2,000 W peak) with a quick-charge 3.0 USB-A Output, a 100W max USB-C output, a car port (12 V, 10 A), as well as several AC and DC inputs.
While it can recharge with solar panels, you may not need them on shorter outings. If you’re just charging laptops and smartphones, it stores enough power to last through a multiday road trip, off-grid camping, or a remote cabin stay.
From full capacity, the 1000 Pro can charge a laptop 12 times and a smartphone more than 100 times, according to Jackery. Even weekend campers can use it to power a car refrigerator for roughly 38 hours without recharging.
Van lifers and teardrop campers know the utility of a power source apart from their main vehicle. Setting out solar panels around your van or trailer while you work or play lets you harness the sun for an extra supply of power to recharge electronics and run larger-output devices like fans and small appliances.
Peace of Mind
Jackery generators use pure sine waves for a stable power supply that can prevent surges that damage devices. There’s also a temperature-control stopgap to prevent the station from overheating, according to the brand.
The Generator 1000 Pro battery pack is UL-certified and has an integrated battery system (BMS) to monitor its life. It also carries fire-retardant and shock-resistant ratings to withstand the bumpy roads that often lead to more remote locales.
This portable power generator should be able to charge up weekend getaways and serve as an emergency backup when stored at home. Its low self-discharge rate means it can last a year from an 80% battery level. Jackery estimates it will last 1,000 charge cycles, which is roughly 8-10 years based on using it once or twice a month.
Additionally, Jackery offers a 3-year warranty with a free 2-year extension available when you register the generator on the brand’s website.