Introducing Jackery Solar Generators: What, Why, and How Much



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Solar generators make it easier for adventure-lovers and outdoor enthusiasts to do what they love.

If you’re on the lookout for a solar generator, then you’ve come to the right place. Jackery is a brand that is well worth your consideration. It’s a bold statement, but we aren’t afraid to say it.

This is because we are obsessed with quality and committed to producing the most useful, affordable, and powerful solar generators on the market. Our goal is to make it easy for you to get the power you need to enjoy your outdoor activities stress-free.

Keep reading to learn why that’s true.

In this article, we will give you the complete lowdown on our Jackery solar generators – what they are, how they work, and why you’d want to use one. We’ll also provide you with an overview of all our solar generator options so that you can quickly identify the right Jackery solar generator for you.

What Jackery solar generators are

Jackery solar generators create electric energy out of the sun’s light. They do this by its two core components:

  1. Portable solar panels – that capture the solar energy and convert it to electric energy
  2. Portable power station– that stores the electrical power for when you need it.

You can take your solar generator on the go with you and use it to power a wide variety of devices. 

One of the best features of Jackery solar generators is their ability to store power for later use. That means when you use one, you won’t have to worry about always having enough sun to charge or use your devices.

Instead, you can use your solar panels to charge your portable power station whenever the sun is out. Then you can utilize that power at any time – even during the night.

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How Jackery solar generators work

We’ve designed and built our solar generators to be super easy to use. All you need to do is simply connect your solar panels to the portable power station. When the sun’s light hits the panels, they’ll automatically generate electricity.

This electricity will then pass through the solar charging cable and into the portable power station. This is where the electricity gets converted into a form that you can use to power your gear. Any extra energy that you create will get stored here.

Then, just plug whatever device you want to charge or use into the portable power station. Energy will automatically flow from the power station to your device. The whole process is as effortless as that.

What you can do with a Jackery solar generator

You can use the power that a Jackery solar generator creates to power a ton of different appliances and electronics.

For example, many people bring a solar generator while camping to keep essential devices like their phones and laptops charged. Jackery solar generators allow you to do this without worrying about staying in a place where you have access to electricity from the grid.

You can also use your Jackery solar generator to power things like:

  • Lights
  • Mini coolers
  • Coffee maker
  • CPAP machines
  • Refrigerators
  • Electric stoves
  • Plus, anything that meets the technical specifications of the Jackery solar generator you choose
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Solar generators as a backup source of power at home


You can use your solar generator as a backup source of power at home. Keep it charged, and you can use it whenever the power goes out unexpectedly.

Just like when on an outdoor trip, your solar generator will help you charge electronics at home, enable you to use small devices, and has the potential even to power certain appliances. 

Note that what you can do with your solar generator will vary depending on your devices’ power requirements. If you need help calculating how much energy your devices use, check out our article; What size solar generator do I need?

Jackery solar generators vs. Gas and oil-powered generators

Jackery solar generators are often compared to gas and oil-powered generators. You might be considering these options too.

If so, you should take a moment to familiarize yourself with the ins and outs of how Jackery solar generators differ from gas and oil-powered ones.

4 reasons why Jackery solar generators are better than traditional generators

  • They are cleaner

Solar generators from Jackery run on clean solar power. Traditional generators run on gas or oil. Solar power helps contribute to creating a cleaner planet for future generations. But gas and oil do the opposite.

  • They are quieter

Jackery’s solar generators are very quiet, with noise levels of just 7dB. Traditional generators are much louder than this and have noise levels of about 57dB.

  • They are easier to use

Jackery solar generators are much easier to use than traditional generators. They don’t have any moving parts, so you can just press the power button and trust that they’ll consistently work for you. Traditional generators are difficult to set up due to how many moving parts they have.

  • They are more economical

When you buy a Jackery solar generator, you never have to spend any money on fuel. But you will constantly need to keep a traditional generator fueled. That significantly increases how much you have to pay to get the power you want. Therefore, a solar generator is a more worthwhile investment.

Our Jackery solar generator options

We offer a wide variety of solar generators to cater to different user goals. Whatever you’re looking for in a solar generator, there’s a great chance that we offer a product that matches your budget and your power needs.

We’ve included the comparison table below to make it easier for you to decide between Jackery products.

Take a look to determine which option will work best for you. As you browse, keep in mind that all our solar generators come in a bundle of two components – a portable power station and the set of solar panels that corresponds to it.

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The best Jackery solar generator for different types of users

Best for maximum performance - Jackery Solar Generator 1500

The Jackery Solar Generator 1500 is the ideal choice for someone who wants to get as much performance out of their solar generator as possible. This model packs a real punch with the amount of power it offers. You can power many appliances at once, including air dryers, microwaves, and even refrigerators.

For example, here’s how long you can use some common appliances with this source of power:

  • Coffee Maker (1120W) - 68 minutes
  • Mini Cooler (60W) - 21 hours
  • Electric Grill (900W) - 75 minutes
  • Microwave (1000W) - 68 minutes
  • Pressure Cooker (900W) - 75 minutes

The Jackery Solar Generator 1500 also features a ton of different ports on its power station. These enable you to use a wide variety of different types of devices with this solar generator without having to buy a bunch of adapters to do so.

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Best for budget - Jackery Solar Generator 240

Perhaps you don’t need a ton of power but still want a solar generator to make sure you have some access to electricity while on the move. In that case, picking a budget-friendly option like the Jackery Solar Generator 240 could be the right choice.

The upside of this model is that it’s incredibly convenient. It has a lightweight, compact design that makes it easy to carry with you wherever you go. Whatsmore, the 240 is super quiet. So, you can use it while keeping a low profile no matter where you’re at.

Yet this solar generator still has a big enough capacity to enable you to do a range of useful things. For example, here are some common devices you can power with the Jackery Solar Generator 240:

  • Drone (60W) - 4 charges
  • Laptop (Macbook Pro 13) - 2 charges
  • Light (13W) - 18 hours
  • Phone (iPhone 8) - 24 charges
  • Camera (10W) - 10 charges
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Best for the average user - Jackery Solar Generator 1000

Not everyone is looking for either the most powerful solar generator or the cheapest. The Jackery Solar Generator 1000 is the perfect option for those wanting something in the middle.

The 1000 model offers a considerable amount of power at a lower price point. Its power station is big enough to provide you with ample amounts of energy but not so big that it becomes burdensome to take with you when you’re out and about.

Here’s what you can do with this model:

  • TV (60W) - 13 hours
  • Electric Grill (9000W) - 50 minutes
  • Mini Fridge (60W) - 17 hours
  • CPAP Machine (DC Outlet) - 17 hours
  • Pressure Cooker (9000W) - 50 minutes
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The Bottom Line: Which Jackery solar generator should you get?

Ultimately, there is no right or wrong answer here. Every solar generator model that we offer will be the best fit for a specific type of user.

The way to figure out what’s right for you is to understand what you need. Are you looking for as much power as possible? Or something compact and light? Or perhaps something in-between?

Once you figure out what matters to you most in a solar generator, take a look at the range of our Jackery Solar Generators to learn more about what options we have and what they can do for you.

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