Jackery – A Portable Powerhouse

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Updated: 5/30/22

We have all been there, you are camping and run out of power, or you want to charge your cell phone but don’t have a way to do it.

You don’t want to run your car for an hour, so what do you do?

You get a portable powerhouse from Jackery.

Jackery makes it easy to take your power with you. Whether you’re on a road trip, camping in the woods, or simply need an extra boost for a busy day, Jackery provides reliable and durable power when you need it most.


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Jackery At A Glance

Name: Jackery, meet your new outdoor companion

Website: Jackery.com

Price: $140 to $2,300
Prices vary depending on the model and accessories you choose

Overall Rank: 9 out of 10


Jackery Product Overview

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 where ever you go, that puts your mind at ease.

If you are always looking for the next portable power solution with multiple uses, look no further than the Jackery.

Not only are they always creating newer products, but they offer savings throughout the year. Leave a comment below and I’ll be sure to let you know about the next one!

I’ve purchased a few of their products and cannot wait to get the 1500!

You will learn that Jackery was born out of the idea that every household should be equipped with Eco-green Portable Power.

Combining that 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 for their outdoor, emergency, and workforce usage.

I have had the Explorer 240 for a few years now and it continues to be 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).

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Portable power when you need it

Things To Know

 

There is no such thing as the best product. Everything has pluses and minuses.

Let's cover the good and the bad things about Jackery power stations.
If you have a Jackery and want to add it to this list, feel free to let me know.

pros-and-consThe Good

The most important thing to realize is that the Jackery is extremely easy to use. You plug in the item you want to be charged, and it starts charging.

Another great feature of the one I have (Explorer 250) is that it's extremely lightweight, approximately 7 pounds. Allowing to you truly take it where you need it.

It was used to install the external lights on the Rav, as well as other additions.

You can charge it and pretty much forget about it until you need it. We all have batter banks that require monthly charging.

Not the Jackery, mine has sat unused in my closet for about five months. Guess what, while I'm writing this, I just went and check the charge. It shows it's at 99%!

The Bad

The only thing I can think about listing here is the cost.

If you ask me (a guy who likes quality gear), the cost is not bad if you consider what you are getting. If you look at the other companies on the market for the same product type, you will see that the Jackery is less and still works as good or better.

It becomes more of an issue when you start looking at the Explorer 1000, and larger.

One thing to really think about is the cost vs the weight and time of building your own.


Who Is The Jackery For?

I'm so glad you asked. It's for EVERYONE!

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.

I've taken this trusty charger with me on every road trip, camping trip, and anytime I think I will need extra power. I'm proud to say it's never failed or disappointed me.

Honestly, it's been a lifesaver!

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Explorer 240 after five months of no use, is still 99% charged!

Jackery Explorer 240 Portable Power Station

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, and small appliances like an electric blanket, mini cooler, and more!

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 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

You are able to charge these powerhouses multiple ways, such as with an AC/DC outlet, compatible solar panel, or another generator.


Jackery Support

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Everything That Came With The Jackery Explorer 250 (zipper pouch to hold everything is attached to the handle)

Everyone that has a Jackery seems to be very pleased with them.

Personally, I have not used their support because I haven't had to. I did email their customer service with a quick question.

Their reply was in less than a day, provided me with an answer, and even suggested some additional things to do too.

I know this wasn't anything severe, but it was nice knowing they have a quick response time and seem very friendly.


Jackery Price

As I mentioned above, this depends on the item you chose. As for me, I have the Explorer 250, and it cost $170.

Additionally, I have been eyeing the Explorer 1000, and currently, that is running at $899.

Remember to let me know if you are interested in a Jackery. I'll be sure to let everyone know when they are having a sale!

I have used many different power banks on the market, and I am sticking with Jackery. I feel they are lighter and durable, and I have never been let down by any of the products I own.

If you haven't guessed, I highly recommend their products and think you should give them a try.


Still Undecided About This Portable Power: My Final Opinion

If you just skipped to this section of my Jackery review, I will get right to the point. You should get one!

Yes, there are many different products out on the market today, but the Jackery is the way to go.

Before fiding Jackery, I used Goal Zero and Anker. For a small battery bank (besides the mini Jackery I got), I stick with Anker, but it takes a while to recharge when it's been depleted.

The cool thing is that I can use the Jackery Explorer 240 to recharge the smaller Anker batteries!

If you care to know, the only thing I would do differently is to buy the larger Explorer 1000.

Just because I like sharing my next purchase, here is a quick video on the Explorer 1000. It weighs more than the Explorer 250, but not as much if you built your own.

Being Prepared

It's essential to be ready for what life throws at you. Many of us are considered preppers and after going through COVID, many others are learning the basics themselves.

Case and point, in California, our power gets shut off a lot. Add to that all the fires, and 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.

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.

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Charging the Jackery with the sun

What's Stopping You?

What have you done to prepare for having no power?

We all know what happened in 2020, not to mention the power outages in Texas, so now we should all know being prepared is a must. Have peace of mind knowing you can take care of yourself and your loved ones.

Make sure you will have the power you need when it happens again.

If you haven't guessed, we think the Jackery portable power stations are the best on the market.

Not only are they portable, easy to use, and durable. They are a great investment for anyone looking for a reliable power source. Get yours today!

And finally, have you checked out the Jackery website yet? YOU SHOULD!

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Your new outdoor companion

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6 thoughts on “Jackery – A Portable Powerhouse”

  1. I love my Jackery!

    It truly has changed my life. Because we have so many power outages, I feel a sense of peace because I know I will have a reliable source of power.

    When we have an emergency, like the fire we just had, it is reassuring to know that I can charge my cell phone to keep in touch with others, and get important information.

    I did test it with my CPAP. And it ran at the machine for two nights!

    This was the best gift ever!

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  2. Hi, Thank you for sharing the Jackery brand and especially this helpful portable Jackery explorer. The winter is at the doorstep, and the power outage is unbearable on long and cold winter nights. The fact that it is a USA brand makes it more trustable on product quality and features. The price can be a bit expensive, but if I’m not wrong, the company offers $200 bucks to join their community. So, I think is convenient to invest in such qualitative products at a good price and benefit from the Jackery offers.

    Thank you again

    Alketa

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    • Hi Alketa,

      Thanks for the comment! I have used a few different portable power stations and have liked Jackery the best. That is the reason for the review (I keep getting asked about mine).

      As for price points, they offer different ones (I have the smaller one and one that I can keep in my pocket). Currently, I’m saving up for the 1500!

      As for money back, they do have offers throughout the year. I always post when they have their big sale (I want to say sometime in May). So check back, or send me a private email (Eric@WildeEscape), and I’ll let you know when it is.

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  3. What is the main purpose of this product? Is this a generator or is it used for something else? It is my first time coming across such a product. It is always amazing to learn new things so thank you for this wonderful post.I will be sure to share it with friends and family. 

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    • I guess I should have made that specific, as not everyone knows what a power bank is. But, this product will provide your electronics with power (aka, you can recharge them or use appliances you use at home).

      Being a battery power bank, there is no gas. You can charge it up with solar panels, your vehicle’s 12v outlet, at home, or anyplace with a power outlet (gas station, coffee shop, campground, and so on).

      It all depends on the size you decide to purchase. Getting the smaller Jackery batteries will be for charging phones to a computer. But the larger batteries will power small refrigerators, computers, or even Instapot.

      Let me know if you have further questions, please feel free to ask.

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