Review: READ this BEFORE you purchase the Jackery Explorer 500!

We LOVE the outdoors, as you’ve probably guessed. We love hiking, even if our bodies don’t, we love camping and we love van life! The ability and accessibility to explore this world is key for us and being in nature is our passion.

But we do also like our comforts, like snuggling up in bed in our van on a rainy night and watching Netflix on our laptop or capturing incredible birds eye view content on our drone! Or even just having the ability to work remotely from our laptops whilst in nature. But all these things use up quite a lot of power and drain our leisure batteries quickly!

So, we were on the hunt for a solution. How could we have these comforts and keep our leisure batteries for general needs like our lights and water pump? That’s when we came across Jackery and their awesome solar powered products.

We opted for the Jackery Explorer 500 Portable Power Station and the Jackery SolarSaga 100 Solar Panel and so far, we’ve charged our laptops, kept our AppleMac running, charged our phones and even the drone and that was all from 1 charge.

So what exactly is a Jackery Explorer 500?

The Jackery Explorer 500 is a solar-ready power station designed to give you power no matter where you are. Whether you’re in the middle of a forest or parked up at the beach or even just at home during a power outage! The Jackery Explorer 500 gives you the capability to live off grid and powered by the sun!


Capacity: 518Wh (24Ah, 21.6V)

1x AC Output: 230V, 500W

Car Port: DC 12v, 10A

3x USB-A Port: 5V, 2.4A

The Explorer 500 can charge your phone 53 times or charge your laptop 7 times or power a mini cooler for 37 hours or even a TV for 7.5 hours.

We highly recommend investing in this set up, as we would be absolutely lost without it. The Jackery Explorer 500 and the SolarSaga 100 Solar Panel have helped us realise our dreams of working remotely and staying off-grid for longer than ever before.

It has also has provided us with yet another way of being more sustainable in this world. Although you can charge the power station up using mains power, we much prefer to use solar energy to re-charge!

If you have any questions about the setup then please do drop us a message below.

And if you’re ready to make a purchase then head to this link


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