To sum it up, Jackery is a simple solution if you want a portable powerhouse at any time.
There is something about having portable power that puts your mind at ease. I am always on the lookout for the next portable power solution that has multiple uses and will work for me. The is now one company that is my go-to, nope it’s not Goal Zero, it is Jackery.
Check out their site (link below) as there are a few different options. And as you might have guessed, I have a few of their products.
Let’s get started with my review ranking.
Also, please let me know if this overview helps you in the comments below. If it does, I will continue to do it (thanks ahead of time for the reply). If there is something, you think the overview should include, please let me know that as well.
- Name: Jackery
- Website URL: www.jackery.com
- Ease Of Use: 5 out of 5
- Support: 5 out of 5
- Reviews: 4 out of 5
- Price: Different Options Depending On Your Needs
- Do I Suggest It: YES!
I like to focus on purchasing local products. I love it even more if they are in the same area as I am (I could list all of them here, but Jackery is one of my go-to companies)!
If you haven't guessed it yet, Jackery is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, California!
When you go to their website, you will learn that Jackery was born out of the idea that every household should be equipped with Eco-green Portable Power. Combined with the innovative design strategy and industry-leading Lithium battery technology, Jackery has released a series of power generators since 2015 for thousands of individuals, families, and businesses of their outdoor, emergency, and workforce usage.
I have had their Explorer 240 for just over a year now. It's my go-to power source for road trips and power outages. Yes, I live in California, and our power goes out a lot (thank you, PG&E). Knowing I have this portable unit puts me at ease, knowing I will always have power.
Not only that, but as a test, I found out the 240 can power a CPAP all night. In fact, you could get two nights out of a full charge.
What Do I Have?
I'm so glad you asked. What a great segway to the power unit I have. The Jackery's Explorer 240 portable power station has been a lifesaver. You can easily stay charged while on-the-go and living the outdoor lifestyle.
On my last road trip, which was this month, I grabbed my 240 the night before. I turned on the power display to find out how long I needed to charge it before leaving. I was honestly shocked to see that it was still at 99%.
This is genuinely my favorite portable power station to date, and this unit weighs just over six pounds too!
If you didn't click the link above, you should, but here is some more basic information for you. This power station can charge smartphones, tablets, laptops, small appliances like an electric blanket, mini cooler, etc.
Because this unit is lightweight, it is effortless to take it along anywhere you might need power. Not to mention, you can be the savor of the for your next barbecue or tailgate party!
The Explorer series has many options as well; the five that I like most are:
- Small Size (easy to carry and store)
- Need to charge every three to six months (depending on use)
- Weight from four to twenty-two pounds (depending on the model you choose)
- AC Outputs that are Pure Sine Wave (know this is important)
- Options: Various Tools and Solar Panels
Another cool feature is that you can recharge the power station with an AC/DC outlet, compatible solar panel, generator, or an emergency power supply during an outage. It's nice having various ways to charge this unit so that you always make sure you have power on the go.
Why I Like Jackery Products
Like I mentioned, and I am sure you know, there are many different products out on the market today.
Before fiding Jackery, I used Goal Zero and Anker. I still use the others when I need a smaller source of power. I also really do like my Anker, but it takes a while to recharge when it's been depleted.
I have many of their portable batteries and even a medium-sized one. But I have found Jackery to be a better deal but just as impressive, if not MORE.
Not only that, but I can recharge the smaller Goal Zero and Anker batteries with my Explorer 240!
Just because I like sharing what my next purchase is going to be, here is a quick video below on the Explorer 1000. It weighs more than the 250, but that means it can do a lot more.
I think that it's essential to be ready for what life throws at you. I have also been known to be a prepper, but that is for another blog.
Case and point, in California, our power gets shut off a lot. Add to that all the fires, evacuations that seem to happen more frequently than I want to admit, and I know that I will still be able to keep in contact with my loved ones. Knowing that there is a way that I will always have power for my phone, lights, computer, and everything else is fantastic.
Not to mention, this is an easy way to have peace of mind.
With all that said, I even purchased an extra Explorer 240 for my Mum. It allows her to have a sense of peace that she can still have the power she needs when the power goes out. And like I mentioned, this happens a lot.
All the small things you do now will help in the long run. If you don't think you need something like this, imagine how much easier it would be the next time you are without power.
Now for my question for you
What have you done to prepare for having no power?
As for me, and in addition to my portable power, I have been interested in setting up a solar system. I have priced out a few different options but have not done anything yet. If you have set up solar or have additional ways to store power, let me know in the comments below.
And finally, have you check out the Jackery website yet? YOU SHOULD!