Christmas is right around the corner and we’re not the only ones feeling ready for the season of gift giving to loved ones. Jackery is also celebrating the holiday by slashing prices on its most popular products, so more people can afford solar power solutions.
After all, when you buy something that uses green energy, you are also taking a small step towards protecting the planet, and giving back to future generations.
Jackery’s Christmas Sale event has not only started with discounts. In fact, the company is running a social media campaign where they open Santa’s giant bag of presents, handing out free gear to followers.
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Getting a cool solar-powered generator for your home or adventure can be a good thing to spend money on this Christmas.
Jackery Solar Generator 1000
It’s a good idea to get your own solar generator. We reviewed the Jackery Solar Generator 1000 a while back and found it to be a great portable device that can be great when you’re out and about, especially when paired with a portable solar panel.
Jackery Explorer 1000
If you want a lightweight portable power station, the Explorer 1000 is a great option with a capacity of 1002Wh and multiple outlets for all your devices. If you add some solar panels, you’ll be able to use this as an emergency backup or when you’re camping off-grid.
jackery explorer 2000 pro
Last summer, we dubbed the Jackery Explorer 2000 Pro “the best Jackery yet,” and we stand by it. This is an excellent high capacity generator with eight outputs for any gear you need to keep you alive. At 43lbs, it’s a bit heavy, but considering its 2150Wh capacity it will be worth taking with you.
The Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Pro is a great home device and comes with the cheapest SolarSaga solar panels. It has a capacity of 2,160Wh and a peak power of 4,400W, so you can keep a lot of gear running, from mini coolers, air conditioners, refrigerators, and more.
Jackery Solar Generator 1500
The Jackery Solar Generator is slightly smaller, reaching 1534Wh of capacity. By using the panels that come with this solar generator, you can have clean and unlimited solar power for all your camping trips or home emergencies. You can charge it up to 80% with the solar panels alone in about four hours, which is impressive.
The gift that keeps on giving
If you get yourself or someone you love a new Jackery generator, you’ll be using it for a whole decade. It’s a long-term investment that will prove to be very useful when you’re out and about when there’s no electricity in the neighborhood and you don’t want your food to go bad in the fridge, or you really need to keep your computer on for work.
As millions of California residents face rolling power outages, it’s fair to say that natural disasters are on the rise in both intensity and frequency. Having your own source of power in an emergency has never been more important, especially if you depend on powered medical equipment.
The Jackery Explorer 240/250 is essential kit for every modern home to include in their resilience plans. It retails for $250, stores 250 watt-hours of energy, and weighs less than 7lbs.
What is watt-hour?
A watt-hour is the amount of power required to run an appliance that uses one watt of energy for one hour. So a 250 watt-hour (wH) battery has enough power to power a 250 watt device for one hour.
In reality, the Jackery Explorer 240/250 is limited to 200 watts of continuous output. A more real world example might be a 5 meter LED strip running at full white brightness, which can use up to 50 watts. Jackery could run it for about 5 hours.
Another comparison can be your smartphone. Mobile batteries are usually stated in milliamp-hours rather than watt-hours, but the two can be easily converted as long as you know the voltage. A typical smartphone battery is usually 10-12wH, so you can fully charge your mobile battery with the Jackery about 20-25 times if that’s all you’re doing with it.
Ac power output
Aside from your average mobile battery and the massive amount of power stored within it, the main difference is the ability to plug into AC electrical equipment. The only restriction is that you can’t draw more than 200W continuous or 400W peak on the Explorer 240/250 model.
This means that you cannot plug in, for example, a kettle, or other induction heating appliance, which may exceed a few kilowatts. Most refrigerators use 100-400W. CPAP machines are 30-60W so will happily work with that.
Before purchasing with the intention of using it with a specific appliance, check the packaging to find out exactly what the power requirements are. Divide 250 by the wattage to get the rough running time in hours. If the device requires more than 200W or has a very short run time, you may need to consider a larger model. The Jackery Explorer 500 stores twice as much power, and allows up to 400W continuous.