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
This function makes it a dependable back-up power supply in case of emergency — there’s also a built-in LED flashlight w/ SOS mode available.
In terms of power it can power multiple devices.
|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.
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).
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.
For transparency, 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||Weight|
|Explorer 160||167Wh||100W||12||3.84 lbs|
|Honda 290||290Wh||200W||17||6.6 lbs|
|Explorer 240||240Wh||200W||18||6.6 lbs|
|Explorer 440||440Wh||400W||28||12.57 lbs|
|Explorer 500||500Wh||500W||34||13.32 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.