Wednesday, 13 October 2021 17:33

Tested & Reviewed: Jackery Solar Generator

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As we try to get in touch with nature for as long as we possibly can, the need to power our devices becomes more challenging. Whether you are in a campervan, a family camping tent or just out for a long day taking pictures and recording your adventure.

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Step in the Solar Generator from Jackery, a combination of a portable power station, the Explorer 500, and a solar panel, SolarSaga 100. Charging the Explorer 500 with the SolarSaga 100 is a green, clean reliable power source, as long as there is a sun in the sky.

Watch the full review on YouTube via the link below.

Off grid power is a useful thing when you’re outdoors and have some gadgets to keep charged. We hope you enjoyed the review and found it useful. Jackery are offering 15% off all products between 18th and 20th October as part of their 9th anniversary.

We've spoken with Jackery about the few questions we had and received the answers:

Q1: What's the meaning of 500? 

It means the power station generates about 500w/h.

Q2: What are the 2 DC barrel connectors on the E500 power station for? 

They are the DC output ports for powering 12V devices. The size of each is 6.5*1.4mm. It was originally designed for users to utilize for their own projects.

Q3: Why the output of the solar panel is lower than the input?

A solar panel is a device that directly converts light energy into electrical energy through the photoelectric effect or photochemical effect. It always consists of monocrystalline silicon, polycrystalline silicon, or amorphous silicon. Jackery solar panels consist of monocrystalline silicon, where the conversion efficiency is about 21~23%. The power output of the panels may vary depending on the intensity and the angle of the sunlight.

Q4: Are the Jackery solar panels waterproof? 

Our HTO587/655 seamed solar panels support the IP55 waterproof rating, which means they can stand slight water spray. However, it cannot prevent dust from entering the interior. Our HTO666/716/721 integrated solar panels support IP67 waterproof rating. (The '6' means no dust intrusion. The '7' means under normal temperature and pressure, the cover can be temporarily immersed in up to 1M deep water without harmful effects.)

If your solar panel is accidentally exposed to rain, it is recommended to dry it in a ventilated, cool place where it is not exposed to direct sunlight.

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