Jackery recently launched the Solar Generator 2000 Pro. This 2000W monster is their largest power generator to date and offers fast AC charging, something sorely lacking in their previous generations. Features such as dual solar input and pass-through charging (UPS) are also introduced for the first time in a Jackery power station.
The Solar Generator kit comes with up to six 200W solar panels, allowing the station to be fully charged in less than two hours. This one portable power station (opens in new tab) uses Lithium-Ion cells that can deliver more than 1000 charge cycles before losing 20% of their capacity. While the price of a Jackery generator remains higher than the competition, the three-year warranty period is longer than what is usually offered elsewhere.
Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Pro: Price and Availability
The Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Pro comes in three flavors, all including the same Explorer 2000 Pro power station. The only difference is the number of solar panels. The basic model with two 200W solar panels and the power plant costs $3300 (opens in new tab). The next two models are equipped with four and six SolarSaga 200 and cost $5000 and $6200 respectively.
Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Pro: Design
It is difficult to remove the Jackery box from the shipping box because the weight of the device can cause the product box to open from below.
This is mitigated somewhat as the main unit comes with shock absorbing foams around it. The package contains a car charging cable, an AC charging cable, the quick start guide and junction boxes for solar panels in the case of a generator set.
The power station measures 38.4 cm x 26.9 cm x 30.75 cm and weighs 19.5 kg. With these dimensions, the Explorer 2000 Pro is compact and relatively light. Jackery stays true to its aesthetic essence by retaining its signature orange and dark gray color motif. The plastic housing feels solid and has a handle on the top. A single fan on the left side provides airflow to cool all internal components. Two large rubber feet hold the station in place.
The Explorer 2000 Pro has a bright screen with white segments on a dark background. This ensures excellent contrast and wide viewing angles. The display will automatically turn off after 30 seconds and can be set to be always on by double clicking the Display button. Input and output power are displayed in real time along with the percentage of charge remaining.
The three output sections are controlled by push buttons. Two pairs of USB outputs support both USB-A and USB-C formats and provide 18W and 100W output power respectively. Three AC connections provide up to 2200W at 110V with short circuit protection. A carport with 12V output that can support up to 120W is also included. Finally, there is a multi-mode flashlight on the front.
Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Pro: in use
The Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Pro is all that is needed to become powerless. The more expensive package offers six SolarSaga 200 solar panels that can deliver up to 1200W charging power to the Explorer 2000 Pro. Two solar adapters are required for six panels to power the station’s two DC inputs. It should be noted that charging requires an equal number of solar panels on each input or with only one input. You cannot have two panels on one entrance and one panel on the second entrance.
The Explorer 2000 Pro has a 2160Wh battery cell. With an efficiency of about 85%, the battery capacity should be enough to power most home appliances for at least a few hours. The station can be charged with up to 15A via the AC input, resulting in a charging time of approximately two hours. Solar panels can also be used in conjunction with the AC input, but will not reduce charging time.
The built-in LED lamp has three positions. Low light mode is activated by a single press of the light button. This generates a diffused 1W light that is great for reading. A second press of the same button activates the bright light mode where the LED emits 3W. A third press sets the SOS mode with the 3W LED flashing continuously. The LED turns off on the fourth press and completes the cycle.
When connected to a power supply, the Explorer 2000 has the ability to charge its battery while providing power to connected devices. Similar to an office UPS, this technology reduces the available AC power to 1800W when the AC input is used. This goes up to 2200W when only the DC inputs are used. Using both AC and DC inputs limits the output power to 1800W.
Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Pro: The Competition
Jackery was one of the first to offer an affordable battery-powered power plant. Their know-how is evident in their latest product and they have listened to their customers. One of the main drawbacks of their older battery stations was the limited number of charge cycles. The battery of the Explorer 2000 pro has been renewed and supports more than a thousand charge cycles, twice as much as the previous generation.
The Bluetti AC200MAX (opens in new tab) power station comes as a solar generator set. It has similar power to the Explorer 2000 pro and can even be controlled via Bluetooth. But with a charge time three times that of the Explorer 2000, it lacks key features like UPS and flashlight. It is also eight pounds heavier than the Explorer 2000 and as such is less portable than the latter.
Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Pro: Final Verdict
The Jackery Explorer 2000 pro represents the best in compact power plants. It delivers great performance from a high-capacity, high-capacity battery pack that isn’t too heavy at the same time. The industrial design of the station is exactly what Jackery stands for. It is portable and functional while being powerful in terms of battery capacity and AC inverter power.
The efficient AC converter and built-in fast charging are also features that make it the powerhouse to beat. The price remains high at $3600 for a 400W solar generator set, but since you get a three-year warranty, it’s worth the extra money.