This article was originally published on MAKE USE OF.
Crazy power without the bulk. With its portable suitcase design, it's smaller and lighter than the competition.
The Jackery Solar Generator 3000 Pro is a highly efficient power solution designed for those who love to explore the great outdoors, require a reliable backup power source in emergencies, or want more independence from the grid. This portable generator combo includes a high-capacity 3024Wh lithium-ion battery and two 200W solar panels, allowing you to power up anytime, anywhere, for several hours at a time.
With its numerous power outputs, including AC, USB, and DC, the Jackery Solar Generator 3000 Pro can support a wide range of appliances and gadgets, including fridges, coffee makers, tools, and of course, your beloved phones and tablets. This can be a versatile and indispensable tool for adventurers, campers, and homeowners alike.
What Makes the Jackery 3000 Pro Different?
The Jackery 3000 Pro is incredibly lightweight and compact for a generator of this capacity, weighing in at just 64lbs (28kg). This makes it 30% lighter and smaller than other products with similar capacities, making it an excellent option for those needing a portable power source for camping, tailgate parties, or any other outdoor activity. The generator's extendable arm and wheels further enhance its portability, making it easy to move from one location to another.
The Jackery Solar Generator 3000 Pro is also designed to be cold-friendly, with the ability to function in temperatures as low as -20 °C (-4 °F). This is a critical feature for those who plan to use the generator in extreme weather conditions, ensuring that it will continue to perform reliably even in harsh environments. Whether you need to power up your devices while on the go or in a remote location, the 3000 Pro offers you reliable power and performance to keep you connected and powered up.
With its built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, the Jackery Solar Generator 3000 Pro offers unique smart app control. This allows users to monitor and manage the generator's power output, battery level, and charging status from their smartphone or tablet. This level of accessibility is great for those who require more precise control.
Despite the high price tag of around $3,999 for the Jackery Solar Generator 3000 Pro, this product offers a range of features that make it a compelling investment for those needing a reliable and robust portable power source. With ultra-fast charging capabilities, it can be fully charged via six SolarSaga 200W panels in just 3–4 hours or wall-charged in 2.4 hours, making it a convenient option for those who need to power up their devices quickly.
A Big Upgrade
The Jackery Solar Generator 3000 Pro is a step up from the Jackery Solar Generator 2000 in several ways.
Firstly, the 3000 Pro has a larger capacity, with a 3024Wh/768Ah battery capacity, compared to the previous model's 2000Wh/576Ah battery capacity. This means that the 3000 Pro can power more devices and appliances for longer periods.
Additionally, the 3000 Pro has a maximum output of 3000W continuous and a surge capacity of 6000W, compared to the 2000's maximum output of 2200W and surge of 4800W. This makes the 3000 Pro better suited for powering multiple high-demand devices and appliances such as air conditioners, refrigerators, and power tools.
The 3000 Pro also has a slightly higher potential solar charge input of 1400W, compared to 1200W on the 2000 Pro.
Understandably, the 3000 Pro is larger and heavier than the 2000, weighing 64 lbs (29kg) compared to the 2000's 53 lbs (24kg) and measuring 19.57 x 18.11 x 15.75 inches compared to the 2000's 16.5 x 11.6 x 14.4 inches.
Keeping it Compact
The Explorer 3000 Pro uses NMC lithium-ion battery cells, which helps keep its weight down compared to other power stations in the 3000Wh range that usually weigh 80 to 100 lbs easily. The 3000 Pro is rugged, yet manages to be relatively compact. Thanks to its retractable handle and a set of wheels, users can move the unit around easily instead of lifting its weighty 62.8 lb mass.