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Jackery Explorer 160, 240, 440, 500, 1000 Portable Power Stations

Jackery Explorer Portable Power Stations are a group of very popular power stations with a broad range of the amount of stored energy, output power, connecting ports, charging options, and similar.

Jackery Explorer Portable Power Stations store the energy at the onboard lithium battery - during operation, they produce no fumes, with practically no noise. Also, they may be charged even with portable solar panels, making them almost ideal power source for camping and fishing trips, for emergencies and other off-the-grid situations.

Published: February 22, 2021.

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Jackery Explorer Portable Power Stations Features and Specifications

Jackery Explorer portable power stations differ in physical size and weight, stored energy, maximum power output, and other important features and specifications.

Most important features and specifications of Jackery Explorer portable power stations are given in the following comparison chart:

Model Jackery 160 Jackery 240 Jackery 440 Jackery 500 Jackery 1000
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Stored Energy 167 Wh 240 Wh 440 Wh 518 Wh 1002 Wh
Runtime ~0.85 * Stored Energy / Device Power ~0.85 * Stored Energy / Device Power ~0.85 * Stored Energy / Device Power ~0.85 * Stored Energy / Device Power ~0.85 * Stored Energy / Device Power
Input 8 mm DC
(12-30V, 42W Max.)
8 mm DC
(12-30V, 42W Max.)
8 mm DC
(25.4V, 4A, 100W Max.)
8 mm DC
(12-30V, 100W Max.)
8 mm DC
(12-30V, 200W Max.)
AC Output Ports 1x 110V AC - 100W Continuous, 150W Surge 1x  110V AC - 200W Continuous, 400W Surge 1x  110V AC - 300W Continuous, 500W Surge 1x 110V AC - 500W Continuous, 1000W Surge 3x 110V AC - 1000W Continuous, 2000W Surge
USB Output Ports 1x USB-C (5V, 3A), 2x USB-A (5V, 2.4A) 2x USB-A (5V, 2.4A) 3x USB-A (5V, 2.4A, 21W Max) 3x USB-A (5V, 2.4A) 1x USB-A (5V, 2.4A), 2x USB-C, 1x Quick Charge 3.0
 12V Output Ports 1x 6 mm DC 12V, 7A - 2x 6 mm DC 12V 10A 2x 6 mm DC 12V, 7A -
Car 12V Port - 1x 12V, 10A, 120W 1x 12V, 10A, 120W 1x 12V, 10A, 120W 1x 12V, 10A, 120W
Dimensions 7.4 x 4.59 x 6.73 inches
18.8 x 11.7 x 17.1 cm
9.05 x 5.24 x 7.87 inches
23 x 13.3 x 20 cm
11.81 x 9.53 x 7.6 inches
30 x 24.2 x 19.3 cm
11.84 x 9.2 x 7.59 inches
30.1 x 23.4 x 19.4 cm
13.1 x 9.2 x 11.1 inches
33.3 x 23.4 x 28.2 cm
Weight 3.97 pounds (1.8 kg)  6.6 pounds (3.0 kg)  12.57 pounds (5.7 kg)  13.32 pounds (6.03 kg) 22.04 pounds (10.0 kg)
Automatic Power Off 6h, <10W 6h, <10W 6h, <10W 12h, <10W ?
Amazon Link Jackery 160 Jackery 240 Jackery 440 Jackery 500 Jackery 1000

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All models of the Jackery Explorer power stations are very popular, except perhaps Jackery Explorer 440 which is an excellent unit, but requires high-voltage solar panels for charging when being off-the-grid - it can't be charged with Jackery SolarSaga 60W and Jackery SolarSaga 100W portable solar panels.

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Jackery Portable Power Stations are able to power various devices, which size depends on the unit's size and battery capacity.

In order to calculate estimated runtime, use the formula:

T = 0.85 * 'Stored Energy' / 'Device Power'

For example, if You have a TV that requires on average 60W, You may expect a runtime of:

- Jackery Explorer 160: ~2h 20 minutes,

- Jackery Explorer 240: ~3h 20 minutes,

- Jackery Explorer 440: ~6h 10 minutes,

- Jackery Explorer 500: ~7h 20 minutes,

- Jackery Explorer 1000: ~14h 10 minutes.

Note: these values are given for the fully charged new battery (new device). In real life, one may expect somewhat shorter runtimes.


Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 160

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Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 160 comes with lithium 14.4V 11.6 Ah battery for a total of 167 Wh of energy.

Jackery Explorer 160 is charged via 8mm DC 12-30V (42W Max) port - it can be charged using a car charger cable (via car 12V port), using a 110V AC adapter, or using solar panels with 8mm connector.

Charging times depend on the charging method - on average, wall charger requires 5 hours to fully charge the battery, car charger also requires 5 hours (engine ON!), while optional solar panel charging time depend on the weather and solar panel power, but 50W solar panel during the good weather may recharge the Jackery Explorer 160 in 8-10 hours.

Output ports include:

- 1x 110V AC, 100W, 150W max,

- 1x USB-C (5V, 3A), 2x USB-A (5V, 2.4A),

- 1x 6 mm DC12V, 7.4A

Jackery Explorer 160 weighs only 3.97 pounds (1.8 kg) and is a very compact unit, easy to fit into the trunk of an SUV or boat - it can come very handy on camping/fishing trips, or in emergencies.

As a safety feature, it will automatically shut itself off when being turned on for more than 6 hours with the output load of less than 10 watts.

However, it is an entry model, and if you need more energy and power, consider one of the stronger models.

Jackery Explorer 160 comes with 24 months warranty.


Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 240

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Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 240 comes with lithium 14.4V 16.8 Ah battery for a total of 240 Wh of energy.

Jackery Explorer 240 is charged via 8mm DC 12-30V (42W Max) port - it can also be charged using a car charger cable (via car 12V port - car cigarette lighter port), using a 110V AC adapter, or using solar panels with 8mm connector.

Charging times depend on the charging method - on average, wall charger requires 7 hours to fully charge the battery, car charger also requires 7 hours (engine ON, to avoid draining the car's battery).

Solar panel charging time (solar panel is optional) depends on the weather and solar panel power, but 50W solar panel during the good weather may recharge the Jackery Explorer 240 in 10-12 hours.

Output ports include:

- 1x 110V AC, 200W, 400W max,

- 2x USB-A (5V, 2.4A),

- 1x Car 12V Port, 10Amps, 120W

When compared with the Jackery Explorer 160, Jackery Explorer 240 comes with a larger battery, it has stronger AC output, it lacks USB-C port and 6 mm 12V port, but it also features a car 12V port.

Jackery Explorer 240 weighs only 6.6 pounds (3.0 kg).

As a safety feature, it will automatically shut itself off when being turned on for more than 6 hours with the output load of less than 10 watts.

Jackery Explorer 240 comes with 24 months warranty.


 Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 440 jackery explorer 440 w300

Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 440 comes with a lithium battery that stores up to 440 Wh of energy.

Jackery Explorer 440 is charged via 8mm DC (25.4 V, 4A, 100W Max) port - it can be charged using a 110V AC adapter, or using 26-30V solar panels with 8mm connector.

Charging times depend on the charging method - on average, wall charger requires slightly less than 5 hours to fully charge the battery, while solar panel charging time (solar panel is optional) depends on the weather and solar panel power, but 100W solar panel during the good weather may recharge the Jackery Explorer 440 in 5-6 hours.

Output ports include:

- 1x 110V AC, 300W, 500W max,

- 3x USB-A (5V, 2.4A, 21W Max),

- 2x 6 mm DC 12V 10A,

- 1x Car 12V Port, 10Amps, 120W

When compared with the Jackery Explorer 240, Jackery Explorer 440 comes with a larger battery, it has stronger AC output, it lacks USB-C port, but has 3x USB-A ports, but it also features 2x 6mm DC 12V 10A ports.

Jackery Explorer 440 weighs 12.57 pounds (5.7 kg) and can be easily carried by adults to shorter distances.

As a safety feature, it will also automatically shut itself off when being turned on for more than 6 hours with the output load of less than 10 watts.

Jackery Explorer 440 comes with 24 months warranty.


 Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 500

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Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 500 comes with lithium 21.6V 24 Ah battery for a total of 518 Wh of energy.

Jackery Explorer 500 is charged via 8mm DC 12-30V (100W Max) port - it can be charged using a car charger cable (via car 12V port), using a 110V AC adapter, or using solar panels with 8mm connector.

Charging times depend on the charging method - on average, wall and car chargers require 7.5h hours to fully charge the battery (engine ON during charging, or it may discharge the car's battery), while optional solar panel charging time depend on the weather and solar panel power, but 100W solar panel during the good weather may recharge the Jackery Explorer 500 in 8-9 hours.

Output ports include:

- 1x 110V AC, 500W, 1000W max,

- 3x USB-A (5V, 2.4A),

- 2x 6 mm DC12V, 7.4A,

- 1x Car 12V Port (12V, 10A, 120W).

Jackery Explorer 500 weighs only 13.32 pounds (~6 kg).

As a safety feature, it will automatically shut itself off when being turned on for more than 12 hours with the output load of less than 10 watts.

Jackery Explorer 500 is in many ways very similar to Jackery Explorer 440, but it is a slightly heavier unit, with much more flexible charging options and stronger AC output.

Personally, if you are in doubt between Jackery Explorer 440 and Jackery Explorer 500, go for Jackery Explorer 500 unless you have very specific reasons not to.

Jackery Explorer 500 comes with 24 months warranty.


Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 1000

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Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 1000 is at the moment the largest, the heaviest, but also the strongest Jackery Power Station. It comes with lithium 21.6V 46.4 Ah battery for a total of ~1000 Wh of energy.

Jackery Explorer 1000 is charged via 8mm DC 12-30V (200W Max) port - it can be charged using a car charger cable (via car 12V port - limited to 10Amps, 120W), using a 110V AC adapter, or using solar panels with 8mm connector.

Charging times depend on the charging method - on average, wall charger requires 7.5h hours to fully charge the battery, car charger requires around 14 hours (engine ON during charging, or it may discharge the car's battery - personally, use car charger only to top-up the battery), while optional solar panel charging time depends on the weather and solar panel power. On average, 200W solar panel during the good weather may recharge the Jackery Explorer 1000 in 8-9 hours.

Output ports include:

- 3x 110V AC, 1000W, 2000W max,

- 1x USB-A (5V, 2.4A), 2x USB-C, 1x Quick Charge 3.0 port,

- 1x Car 12V Port (12V, 10A, 120W).

Jackery Explorer 1000 weighs ~22 pounds (~10 kg) and can be carried on shorter distances easily, but may be a significant load to be carried in the backpack to the longer distances.

Jackery Explorer 1000 comes with 24 months warranty.


Note: All Jackery Explorer portable power stations are easy to use and maintain, but when they arrive, be sure to thoroughly read the Owner's Manual in order to get accustomed to your new unit and its features and specifications.

Model Jackery 160 Jackery 240 Jackery 440 Jackery 500 Jackery 1000
Photo table jackery explorer 160 table jackery explorer 240 table jackery explorer 440 table jackery explorer 500 table jackery explorer 1000
Stored Energy 167 Wh 240 Wh 440 Wh 518 Wh 1002 Wh
Runtime ~0.85 * Stored Energy / Device Power ~0.85 * Stored Energy / Device Power ~0.85 * Stored Energy / Device Power ~0.85 * Stored Energy / Device Power ~0.85 * Stored Energy / Device Power
Input 8 mm DC
(12-30V, 42W Max.)
8 mm DC
(12-30V, 42W Max.)
8 mm DC
(25.4V, 4A, 100W Max.)
8 mm DC
(12-30V, 100W Max.)
8 mm DC
(12-30V, 200W Max.)
AC Output Ports 1x 110V AC - 100W Continuous, 150W Surge 1x  110V AC - 200W Continuous, 400W Surge 1x  110V AC - 300W Continuous, 500W Surge 1x 110V AC - 500W Continuous, 1000W Surge 3x 110V AC - 1000W Continuous, 2000W Surge
USB Output Ports 1x USB-C (5V, 3A), 2x USB-A (5V, 2.4A) 2x USB-A (5V, 2.4A) 3x USB-A (5V, 2.4A, 21W Max) 3x USB-A (5V, 2.4A) 1x USB-A (5V, 2.4A), 2x USB-C, 1x Quick Charge 3.0
 12V Output Ports 1x 6 mm DC 12V, 7A - 2x 6 mm DC 12V 10A 2x 6 mm DC 12V, 7A -
Car 12V Port - 1x 12V, 10A, 120W 1x 12V, 10A, 120W 1x 12V, 10A, 120W 1x 12V, 10A, 120W
Dimensions 7.4 x 4.59 x 6.73 inches
18.8 x 11.7 x 17.1 cm
9.05 x 5.24 x 7.87 inches
23 x 13.3 x 20 cm
11.81 x 9.53 x 7.6 inches
30 x 24.2 x 19.3 cm
11.84 x 9.2 x 7.59 inches
30.1 x 23.4 x 19.4 cm
13.1 x 9.2 x 11.1 inches
33.3 x 23.4 x 28.2 cm
Weight 3.97 pounds (1.8 kg)  6.6 pounds (3.0 kg)  12.57 pounds (5.7 kg)  13.32 pounds (6.03 kg) 22.04 pounds (10.0 kg)
Automatic Power Off 6h, <10W 6h, <10W 6h, <10W 12h, <10W ?
Amazon Link Jackery 160 Jackery 240 Jackery 440 Jackery 500 Jackery 1000

Note: Amazon affiliate links open in the new windows, feel free to check them for the most up-to-date offers and prices.

Obviously, the larger and stronger the unit, the more features it has, its price also increases.

But, Jackery Explorer Portable Power Stations are some of the most popular units in their respective classes, being rather reliable and sturdy units.

When looking for a new power station, consider one of these units - they have been tested by countless users in many real-life situations, just be sure to choose according to your own needs and requirements.