Jackery 500 Review : Explorer Portable Power Station

Jackery 500 Review : Explorer Portable Power Station

Jackery 500 Power Station Review.

The new Jackery 500 portable power station is a slight upgrade from the original Jackery Explorer 440.

Compared to similar size portable generators, it’s super lightweight and one of the most portable models available.

Weight: 13.32 pounds

Recharge: 7.5 hours

Some of the nicer upgrades is the faster recharge time of 7.5 hours, and solar power charging capability.

Jackery 500 Portable Power Station:

The Explorer 500 is perfect for powering smaller appliances under 1000W continuous or 1000W peak.

It includes a new Battery Management System (BMS).

BMS is a safety function used to prevent catastrophic issues:

  • Short circuiting in case of power outage
  • Protects devices from influx of voltage
  • Automatic overheat shutoff

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This function makes it a dependable back-up power supply in case of emergency — there’s also a built-in LED flashlight with SOS mode available.

In terms of power it can power multiple devices.

Smartphones 34+ times Tablet 28+ times Camera 60+ times Laptop 7+ times Mini Fridges 8+ hours

Buyers say it’s perfect for camping our anything outdoors.

It’s not large a heavy-duty portable generator for multiple days, but is more than enough to charge most devices for a meaningful duration.

Charging Appliances:

Campers and outdoor enthusiasts love the Jackery 500 Power Station because of its easy portability — it weighs only 12.57 pounds.

The lightest in its class, it includes multiple options for recharging:

  • Wall outlet: 7.5 hours
  • Car charger: 7.5 hours
  • 2nd generator: 8 hours recharge
  • Solar panel: 16 hours
    • Optional 100W solar panel

Unlike noisy gas-powered generators, the Jackery 500 Explorer operates very quietly + doesn’t require gasoline.

Buyers recommend using the Explorer 500 as a back-up power solution for CPAP sleep apnea machines or other medical devices (however, it should not be the primary power source).

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What’s Included:

The Jackery Explorer offers multiple ports + adapters for charging.

  • Jackery 500 Explorer
  • AC Adapter
  • Wall charger
  • 8mm Car Charger
  • User guide

Jackery 500 Power Station:

  • Capacity: 518Wh
  • Dimensions: 11.84 x 7.59 x 9.2 in
  • Weight: 13.32 pounds
  • Recharge: 7.5 hours
  • Operating temp: 32°F – 104°F
    • 0°C – 40°C
  • Great for outdoors or power outages
  • AC outlet, car port, & USB outputs
  • 500Wh backup battery
  • Solar power compatible
  • Battery Management System (BMS)

Jackery Explorer 500 Review:

Compact and lightweight, the Jackery Explorer 500 is an excellent option for a number of scenarios.

Since it’s battery-powered, buyers love that they can use it indoors — they don’t have to worry about exhaust fumes, gasoline leaks, fuel smells, or flammability.

Like the Generac portable generators, the Jackery Explorer includes a backlit LCD screen. You’re able to see how much power is left (before needing to recharge) + approximate time left.

Jackery portable power station is offered in 5 sizes.

If the Explorer 500 is too large, perhaps the Explorer 440 or 240 is a better option.

Jackery Power Station Capacity Output iPhone Recharges WeightExplorer 160167Wh100W123.84 lbsHonda 290290Wh200W176.6 lbsExplorer 240240Wh200W18 6.6 lbsExplorer 440440Wh400W2812.57 lbsExplorer 500500Wh500W3413.32 lbs

Jackery 500 Portable Power Station Review:

Whether you’re doing a 2-3 day camping trip, backpacking, traveling in a RV, tailgating, or need to power outdoor lights/music for a party — the Jackery 500 Explorer is an excellent option.

It’s also great for a backup-power source in case of emergency.

What buyers like most though is its easy portability and battery-power function.

It’s super easy to carry, easy to pack and can be used indoors without the hazards of a gas-powered portable generator.

It’s a recent release, but already has solid reviews online.

If you’re looking for an affordable power supply for small appliances, outdoor usage, or backup-energy, the Jackery 500 power station is worth considering.


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