Jackery Portable Power Stations: What, Why and How Much

Introducing Jackery Portable Power Stations: What, Why and How Much

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A portable power station provides an individual with an easy source of energy to use wherever they are. If you spend a lot of time outdoors and you’d like to have some energy available to use while you do, then purchasing one of these devices could be a great decision.

Thinking of treating yourself? Jackery’s new line of portable power stations could be just what you’re looking for. They’re quiet, easy to use, and flexible enough to power a wide variety of items.

But that’s just the beginning. Keep reading to learn more.

What are portable power stations?

A portable power station is like a generator that’s easier to use and maintain. These devices include rechargeable batteries that store energy so that you can use them on the go.

You can charge a portable power station in any of the following ways:

  • Standard wall socket
  • Solar panels
  • Car outlet

Once the power station is charged, you can take it with you whenever you spend time outdoors. Then you can access the energy stored inside by plugging your devices into the station.

Why use a portable power station?

Portable power stations are popular because they enable people to use devices that require energy outside of their homes.

Such as:


When camping, a portable power station enables you to use electrical appliances like coffee makers, mini coolers, and electric stoves while you enjoy the great outdoors.

Off-grid activities

Another idea is to use your power station while you’re doing things you love, such as fishing, RVing, and tailgating. This is an excellent solution for people who enjoy going off-grid where access to electricity is limited.

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People will also sometimes purchase a portable power station for emergencies. These can be a great source of backup energy for folks who live both on and off the utility grid.

Pro tip: Unlike conventional generators, Jackery power stations can be used indoors as well as outdoors. That makes our devices a more versatile solution for your power needs. Power outages happen in the home more often than you might think. With access to a Jackery power station, it can power the most demanding household appliances and charge your mobile devices until power is restored.

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Overview of Jackery’s new lithium portable power station

Jackery’s portable power stations are the ideal way to keep your devices powered outside of your home. Our mission is to provide green power everywhere, and the power should be portable, clean, and accessible.

Our class-leading power stations directly result from our commitment to making clean energy more affordable and accessible.

Here’s a look at some of the significant benefits they provide:

Power with versatility

Jackery’s power stations are available in several different power sizes. This makes it easy to find one that fits both your power needs and your budget. 

For example, our Explorer 1000 can power a mini cooler for 17 hours, a pressure cooker for 50 minutes, and an electric grill for 50 minutes.

Or, if you don’t quite need that much power, you can choose our Explorer 240. It can charge an iPhone 24 times, a laptop twice, and an outdoor light for 21 hours.


Our power stations are also much quieter than traditional generators. Most of us go off-grid to be at one with nature and enjoy some peace. Using a Jackery enables you to keep your items powered without having to sacrifice the tranquility of the great outdoors.


Our power stations are also built from the ground up with safety in mind. They feature a battery management system, which provides each of the following types of protection:

  • Short current protection
  • Over-current protection
  • Over-discharge protection
  • Overcharge protection
  • Overvoltage protection
  • Thermal protection


Finally, our power stations are also very efficient. The battery management system that they use constantly monitors the individual cell and overall battery pack health. This shields the battery safety level to improve battery life.

Which Jackery portable power station is right for you?

Every Jackery power station includes the benefits covered above. But the best portable power station for you will depend on what you’re looking for in an outdoor power solution and your budget.

Here’s a run-through:

Explorer 240 (Best entry-level option)

The Explorer 240 retails for $199.99. This makes it an extremely affordable way to get the power that you need for your essential devices. Here are some of its features:

  • 240Wh capacity
  • 200W continuous power / 400W peak
  • 2 USB-A ports, 1 DC carport, 1 AC port, pure sine wave inverter
  • 5-hour AC adapter recharge time
  • 5-hour car adaptor recharge time
  • 7-hour 60W solar panel recharge time

You can power a wide variety of devices with the Explorer 240. The list includes phones, lights, tablets, laptops, and other light electronic devices. As mentioned above, just a single charge of the Explorer 240 will recharge a phone 24 times, power a light for 18 hours, or recharge a laptop twice.

Explorer 300 (Best for short trips)

The Explorer 300 is another excellent option if you’re interested in purchasing a power station for a short trip. Here are some of its top features:

  • 293Wh capacity
  • 300W continuous power / 600W peak
  • 2 AC outputs, 1 USB-C port, 1 quick charge 3.0 output, 1 USB-A output, a car output, 1 DC input
  • Can use 2 charging methods at the same time to decrease charge time

Collectively, these features will make the Explorer 300 the best fit for users who are looking for a little bit more power than the Explorer 240. It currently retails at the ultra-affordable price of $299.99 and is a great option for shorter trips.

Explorer 500 (Best for classic performance)

If you’re looking for an increased performance that won’t break the bank, then the Explorer 500 is your best bet. It’s about the same size as a basketball but features an easy-carry handle, making it very easy to take with you.

Here are the top features of the Explorer 500:

  • 518 Wh capacity
  • 500W continuous power / 1,000W peak
  • 1 AC outlet, 3 USB-A ports, 2 DC ports, 1 carport
  • 5-hour solar panel charge time
  • 5-hour wall outlet charge time
  • 5-hour car outlet charge time

You can charge a ton of different devices with this model as well. For example, it will power a laptop for 30 hours, an air pump for 8 hours, or a TV for 7.5 hours.

The Explorer 500 currently retails for $499.99 and is a good fit for short-to-medium length trips.

Explorer 1000 (Best for the average user)

If you’d like a power station that balances high power and budget, then Jackery’s Explorer 1000 is the way to go. It has the capacity to power just about any type of portable electronic device you may bring with you on your adventure. At $999 it has a middle price point.

Here are some of the product’s main features:

  • 110V
  • 1,000W continuous / 2,000W peak
  • 3 AC outlets, 2 USB-C, 1 Quick Charge 3.0 Port
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This option is a good choice for folks who would like to use various types of small appliances while outdoors. The Explorer 1000 can power a blender for 13 hours, a coffee maker for 88 minutes, or an electric grill for 50 minutes.

Explorer 1500 (Best for maximum performance)

If you want to maximize the energy you get from your power station and take your outdoor activities to the next level, check out the Jackery Explorer 1500. It has enough power to charge 7 appliances simultaneously and only takes 2 hours to recharge up to 80%. Here are some of its main features:

  • 1534 Wh capacity
  • 1,800W continuous power / 3,600 peak
  • 3 AC outputs, 1 USB-A output, 1 USB-C output, 1 car output, 2 DC inputs

With this device, you can power an electric stove for 68 minutes, a mini cooler for 21 hours, game consoles for 60 hours, and so much more. The Explorer 1500 currently retails for $1,599 and is an ideal choice for people who go on longer trips.

Jackery power station FAQs

What is pass-through charging?

Pass-through charging is when you’re able to plug a power bank into the wall and charge a secondary device with it. For example, if you plug your iPhone charger into the wall, then plug your iPhone into it, and the iPhone starts charging, that would be an example of pass-through charging.

Do Jackery’s power stations support pass-through charging?

Yes, all the Jackery portable power stations featured in this article support pass-through charging. So, you can charge your device through one while it charges itself.

Are power stations good for the environment?

Portable power stations are great for the environment. They’re much less pollutive than gas-powered generators since you can charge one with solar power.

Can I plug more than one item into a power station at once?

Yes, Jackery power stations have multiple input plugs available for you to use. You can plug a few devices in at the same time and charge them simultaneously because of this.

Do I need solar panels to use a power station?

Solar panels are the most environmentally friendly way to charge a power station. But you don’t absolutely need them to use one. Jackery power stations can also be charged through a carport and a standard wall outlet.

However, if you do wish to charge your power station using solar energy, our range of Jackery solar generators consist of the two core components that make this possible – a portable power station and portable solar panels.  

The bottom line: Should you get a portable power station?

If you’re someone who enjoys spending time outside, then picking up a power station could be a smart move. Doing so will enhance your enjoyment of the outdoors by enabling you to continue using your favorite devices wherever you go.

Jackery’s power stations offer a unique blend of power, durability, and convenience. Take a look at our portable power stations to learn more.

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