Expandable power on the move


A giant improve on the previous mannequin, the Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus makes use of the newest battery expertise to extend life, which makes this 1264Wh battery even higher worth. Simple (for its measurement) to hold round, due to the intelligent deal with, this battery system can power gadgets as much as 2000W, and is expandable with extra battery packs, making it a terrific selection for tenting journeys and extra.


  • Wonderful carry deal with
  • Expandable
  • Excessive effectivity

  • CapabilityThe principle unit has a capability of 1264Wh, with extra 1264Wh batteries out there for enlargement.

  • Power outputA complete of 2000W peak output implies that most UK home equipment may be powered by this battery pack.


There’s all the time a trade-off when shopping for a power station that you just wish to take locations: you want sufficient power for it to be helpful, however you want it gentle sufficient to hold the place you want it.

The Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus will get the combine proper, providing 1264Wh of power (simply over 1kW), and a chunky carry deal with that makes it comparatively straightforward to shift it round.

Lengthy life, nice worth and expandable capability make it a terrific selection for many who want loads of power on the move.

Design and options

  • Chunky carry deal with
  • Expandable capability
  • Helpful show and sensible app

If there’s one factor I can say about Jackery’s merchandise, it’s that they’re brilliantly designed. Much like the Jackery Explorer 1500 Professional, the 1000 Plus is designed like a cooler, with a chunky lift-up deal with on prime.

Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus handle
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Weighing 19kg, it’s not a lightweight product, however the deal with did make it straightforward to hold round, both one- or two-handed. Actually, from lifting into the automobile after which out once more elsewhere, this power station will get the portability ingredient proper.

The bottom unit has a 1264Wh battery inside, which is a smart quantity of power for tenting: sufficient to maintain higher-capacity gadgets, reminiscent of espresso machines and laptops whereas preserving the measurement right down to make the battery moveable.

In the event you do want extra power, elective Jackery Battery Pack 1000 Plus batteries can be found. Every has a 1264.64Wh capability, and you’ll daisy-chain three extra fashions collectively, including as much as 3793.92Wh of capability.

Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus with expansion batteryJackery Explorer 1000 Plus with expansion battery
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Every battery pack has its personal carry deal with, so all the things may be moved in levels, or you may decide and select how a lot capability you wish to take with you. This makes this technique extra versatile than the Ugreen PowerRoam GS1200, which might’t be expanded.

Batteries are related collectively utilizing the chunky connection cables that plug in at the again. This requires the protecting flap to be folded down, protruding from the aspect the place it might get caught. Ideally, the battery enlargement ports could be lined by a rubber plug, which might be eliminated or be extra simply tucked away.

Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus conecting a second batteryJackery Explorer 1000 Plus conecting a second battery
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Solely the important Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus has enlargement ports on it: there are two 18W USB-A ports for charging telephones and the like, plus two USB-C ports rated at 100W most. Given the move to USB charging, a few further ports would have been good.

Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus portsJackery Explorer 1000 Plus ports
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Twin UK plugs sit on the entrance, oriented and aligned equally to a double-power socket, so it is best to be capable of use each with ease; solely a really chunky plug would probably block the different socket.

These sockets are rated at a most of 2000W peak output, which implies that they are going to power the majority of home equipment, together with some electrical heaters.

There’s additionally a 10A, 12V automobile socket. Every port (or vary of ports) is managed through a devoted change.

A light-weight on the entrance is beneficial for highlighting the space in entrance of the Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus, however the system is simply too heavy to make use of as a torch. This gentle has an on mode, and an SOS mode blinking out in Morse code.

Power the Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus on, and its display lights up, exhibiting the cost stage of the important battery, the enter power (and time left to cost), and the whole output stage (and time remaining).

Join a secondary battery, and the important show’s cost stage doesn’t take the further battery under consideration. As an alternative, the enlargement batteries have their very own cost standing.

Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus expansion battery with LED readoutJackery Explorer 1000 Plus expansion battery with LED readout
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Appropriate with the Jackery app, the Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus may be monitored over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. The app replicates what’s on display, and provides distant management over the outputs.

Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus appJackery Explorer 1000 Plus app
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Plus, the app provides a couple of extras: gradual charging may be turned on to scale back fan noise to beneath 30dB; and the battery settings may be modified in order that the battery stops discharging at 15% and expenses to 85% most. That setting reduces capability, however will improve battery life by 30%, in accordance with Jackery.

Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus battery charge controlsJackery Explorer 1000 Plus battery charge controls
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Charging and photo voltaic

  • Quick expenses in 1.7-hours
  • Takes as much as 4 200W photo voltaic panels

Charging choices are different. A kettle plug is supplied in the field, delivering a 10A enter from the mains, which is able to recharge the battery in 1.7 hours. I examined charging the battery from flat, and it used a complete of 1.365kWh, which is 108% of the battery capability. That’s barely extra environment friendly than the UGreen PowerRoam GS1200.

There’s no mains passthrough on this gadget, so the Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus can’t be used as a UPS or EPS. You’ll be able to cost the Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus whereas utilizing gadgets plugged into it, although, simply at the 2000W output restrict.

Non-obligatory photo voltaic enter is out there, with the Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus taking as much as 4 200W photo voltaic panels (a complete of 800W). Jackery sells a variety of photo voltaic panels, that are properly designed, folding up into useful packages which might be straightforward to hold round. On a day with the ultimate circumstances and most photo voltaic enter, the Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus can recharge in simply two hours.

As all the time with photo voltaic, whether or not or not it’s a sensible choice relies upon on the place and whenever you’re going. In the event you’re typically someplace comparatively sunny and away from mains power, then photo voltaic panels are an excellent addition; in any other case, they are often fairly costly.

Lastly, you may recharge from a automobile socket, though the 14.5-hour cost time is much from speedy.


  • Low-cost per kWh
  • Environment friendly discharging

Utilizing LiFePO4 batteries, the Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus runs on the newest battery expertise, which is nice information for longevity. Whereas the earlier Jackery Explorer 1000 Professional would drop to 80% capability after 1000 cycles, the Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus is rated to be 70%+ after 4000 cycles.

If we take the battery capability when new with these 4000 cost cycles, and assume a linear degradation right down to 70% capability, the Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus can have held round 4297kWh on this lifetime. Given the worth (£1149), meaning it prices round 27p per kWh to retailer electrical energy. That’s exceptionally low-cost in comparison with quite a lot of the competitors. Keep in mind, there’s additionally a value of the electrical energy to power the battery, which I’ve not included right here, as that might be from a normal power socket on a standard tariff, an off-peak tariff, or through photo voltaic.

After these 4000 cost cycles, the Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus might nicely proceed working, however its battery capability will proceed to drop over time.

Testing the battery with a 1kW load, I discovered that it was 83% environment friendly, with a complete power draw of 1052Wh. Once more, that’s very aggressive, and the wastage is right down to utilizing the inverter to transform DC power into AC power.

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Do you have to purchase it?

You need a moveable and highly effective battery station

With its flip-up deal with, first rate capability and highly effective output, the Jackery Explorer Professional 1000 copes with most jobs nicely.

You want extra power

For stationary use the place you don’t want a system to be as moveable, there are battery stations that pack in additional offline power.

Last Ideas

Solely the Dabbsson DBS2300 is cheaper per kWh of storage, figuring out at round 21p per kWh, based mostly on its 4500 cost cycles and excessive 2330Wh battery. Nevertheless, that system is significantly dearer to purchase, heavier, and never straightforward to hold round.

With the Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus, you get a transportable power station that’s easy to select up and move round, and with expandable power. In the event you want one thing highly effective for tenting journeys or use in a caravan that may address highly effective gadgets, then it is a nice purchase.

How we check

We check each battery station we evaluate completely over an prolonged time period. We use normal exams to match options correctly. We’ll all the time inform you what we discover. We by no means, ever, settle for cash to evaluate a product.

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We check with a wide range of gadgets to see how lengthy the battery will final.

We check completely different charging strategies to see how rapidly the battery may be topped up.


How lengthy will the Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus final?

It’s rated to final for 4000 cost cycles, with capability dropping to round 70% at the finish of this time. That needs to be nicely over ten years of use.

What’s the most power output of the Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus?

It could power gadgets as much as 2000W, which covers most home home equipment.



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