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Jackery Explorer 1500

Written by Chris on December 22, 2021


Review of the Jackery Explorer 1500

Updated on: 29 November 2023 

– At A Glance –

High Outputs

1800W of continuous power output as wll as 3600W of momentary peak power.

Endless Power

Connect up to 4 of the SolarSaga 100 solar panels for almost unlimited power.

Recharge Ways

AC wall outlet, car adapter, solar panel (as well as connection to a portable generator).

Varied Outlets

Includes 3xAC outlets together with 2xUSB Type-A and 1xUSB Type-C, plus a 12V car socket.

An exceptionally powerful source of power for the outdoors and the home

The Explorer 1500 is one of the most powerful models in Jackery’s hugely popular range of portable power stations. With up to 1800W and a 1534Wh battery capacity, you can power many more devices including larger appliances such as electric stoves, electric microwave ovens, air-conditioners, and refrigerators.

Jackery specialize in the design of portable power stations for serious campers and outdoor enthusiasts who need a relatively compact independent power source that can easily handle a diverse number of appliances.

Their equipment also finds a valuable place in the home where alternative power sources are becoming more and more essential to provide vital and reliable energy during a power outage or other emergency, and the Explorer 1500 is regarded by many owners as one of the best you can buy.

Compact and portable

Weighing a little over 35lbs and measuring 14 x 10.4 x 12.7 inches, this is quite a heavy unit, but with its hallmark balanced handle it’s fairly easy to move from place to place. Weight is kept down by the use of standard lithium batteries as opposed to the heavier, but newer, LiFe models.

Recharging the Jackery Explorer 1500

The Explorer 1500 has various ways of recharging – (1) AC wall socket, (2) solar panel(s), (3) your car’s 12V cigarette lighter-type socket, and (4) connected to a portable generator.

It can leverage an array of up to four recommended solar panels (- Jackery SolarSaga 100 solar panels – paid link). These highly efficient panels have a built-in MPPT controller to ensure they produce the maximum output, and in the right conditions can provide you with almost limitless power. And though four such panels and the appropriate adapters will set you back a lot, Jackery say they allow you in the right conditions to charge the device in an impressive time of 5 hours.

Charging times

You can expect charging times of :

AC Adapter: 6 Hours

12V Car Adapter: 12 Hours

2xSolarSage 100 Solar Panels: 9.5 Hours

4xSolarSaga 100 Solar Panels: 5 Hours

Seven output power ports and two inputs

Jackery Explorer 1500 Ports

The popularity of this Jackery comes as no surprise as it offers you a great selection of power output ports, which include the following:

  • 3xPure Sine Wave AC outlet (1800W Continuous, 3600W Surge Peak)
  • 1xUSB Type-A port (5V, 2.4A)
  • 1xUSB Type-C PD Output 5V/3A, 9V/3A
  • 1xUSB Type-A Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 port (5-6.5V/3A, 6.5V-9V/2A, 9-12V/1.5A)
  • 1x12V/10A Car Port

and the following inputs:

  • 2x24V/10.5A (Dual Inputs Supports 500W Max 12-30V)

The power of the Explorer 1500

With all of these outlets, you can power up to seven devices at the same time within its total rated capacity. And, besides allowing you to safely connect sensitive electronics, the three AC Pure Sine Wave outlets give you enough power for the likes of coffee makers, electric grills, and microwaves.

Jackery Explorer 1500 Power

Maintenance-free operation delivering clean emission-free power

The great thing about portable power stations is that they deliver clean power outputs from their long-lasting maintenance-free lithium-ion battery packs, making them safe for sensitive electronics and free from harmful emissions such as carbon monoxide and noise. You also don’t have to worry about storing fuel, which presents all sorts of dangers and, in some cases, needs local government approval.

Multiple Charging Ports

Four methods from which you can choose to recharge the Explorer 1500, from an AC wall out, solar panel(s), the car’s 12V outlet, to a portable generator.

Jackery Explorer 1500 Charging Modes
Jackery Explorer 1500 Recharging Methods

Fast Solar Charging

Just 4 Hours to an 80% recharge using an array of 4 water-resistant Jackery SolarSaga 100W Solar Panels (paid link) to provide you with almost limitless power when and where the grid in unavailable. And it takes the same amount of time to 80% when at home and using a wall AC outlet.

Information At Yor Fingetips

This model comes with an excellent display so you can have instant and comprehensive information about the state of your power station.

Jackery Explorer 1500 Smart Display

For more information on this model, see the User Manual.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to use Outdoors?

Yes, this power station can safely be used outdoors, but do not expose it to water, such as rain.

What can I use this model with?

Using the AC outputs, you can charge/power many devices with a total rating of up to 1800W.

Are the output ports regulated?

All the output ports on Jackey power stations are regulated, and the voltage will not change as the battery level decreases.

What solar panel can I use with this model?

The Jackery SolarSaga 100 is the recommended solar panel and an array of 4 to get the fastest charging times by solar means.

Can this unit be used in the rain?

No, never use any power station where it is wet or damp or expose it to rain, snow, or water spray as this could result in electrocution.

Can I take this power station on a plane?

No, TSA regulations don’t allow Li-ion batteries over 100Wh to be taken on a plane.

Can I use the power station while it is on charge?

Yes, it does support pass-through charging, but it’s not recommended as it can reduce battery life and extend charging time considerably.

Can I keep it plugged in just in case of a power outage?

Yes, keeping it plugged in will not damage the battery.

Is the battery user-replaceable?

No, and please be aware that attempting to replace the battery during the warranty period will void the warranty.

What extension can I use?

An extension no longer than 5 meters and rated no lower than 16AWG is recommended for use with the Jackery Explorer 1500.

Jackery Explorer 1500 Manufacturer Specifications

Battery Capacity1534Wh (25.2V 60.9Ah)
Cell ChemistryLithium-ion
Lifecycle500 cycles to 80%+ capacity
Battery Management System (BMS)Over Voltage Protection, Short Circuit Protection
AC Output110VAC, 60Hz, 1800W (3600W Peak)

USB-A Output18W, 5-6.5V, 3A / 6.5-9V, 3A / 9-12V, 1.5A

USB-C OutputPD60W, (5V, 9V, 12V, 15V, 20V up to 3A)

Car Output24V, 10.5A

1x AC Adapter6 Hours

12V Car Adapter15.5 Hours

2x SolarSaga 100W Solar Panel9.5 Hours

4x SolarSaga 100W Solar Panel5 Hours

Weight35.2 lbs (15.5 kg)

Dimensions (LxWxD)14 x 10.4 x 12.7 in (35.6 x 26.4 x 32.3 cm)

Operating Usage Temperature14-104F (-10-40℃)

CertificationCEC, DOE, FCC, QC3.0, CA Prop 65

Warranty24 Months

Optional AccessoryJackery SolarSaga 100W Solar Panel
Article written by Chris

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