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Jackery Explorer 1500 Pro review 2023: great portable design

The Explorer 1500 Pro leads in capacity-to-weight ratio, but oddly lacks app support.

by Edmund Blake & Charles Anders
3 minutes read
Jackery Explorer 1500 Pro review

The new Jackery Explorer 1500 Pro features the brand’s signature orange highlights and a carry handle that folds down in the shape of a cooler. It has a high capacity and good performance despite having a body that is relatively light and small. We use the word relatively because, while having 1,500 watt hours, it only weighs 37.5 pounds, making it quite portable.

In comparison, the competitive Goal Zero Yeti 1500X weighs around 8 pounds more than the Jackery, although having the same battery capacity as the Jackery. Along the same lines as the Goal Zero, the Jackery Explorer 1500 is arguably the heaviest portable power source that the majority of people will want to take to a camping or up a flight of stairs while still providing a significant amount of power.

Jackery Explorer 1500 Pro Specifications

Power Capacity1488Wh (405,000mAh)
AC Output3 AC outlets, 1800W (peak 3600W)
USB Ports6 USB-A ports, 1 USB-C port
DC Outputs1 car port, 2 DC 6mm ports, 1 DC 12V/10A carport
Solar ChargingMPPT controller, compatible with solar panels
Weight33.1 lbs (15 kg)

Jackery Explorer 1500 Pro: Solar Charging

Jackery Explorer 1500 Pro review

A solar panel can be used to charge the Jackery Explorer 1500 Pro, which is a portable power station manufactured by Jackery. When a solar panel is used to charge the device, the built-in MPPT controller, which stands for “Maximum Power Point Tracking,” ensures that the charging process is as effective as it can be. It is necessary for a solar panel to have a maximum input voltage of 35V and a maximum input current of 12A in order for it to be able to charge the Explorer 1500 Pro.

It is recommended that you get the Jackery SolarSaga 200W panel. About eight hours of exposure to direct sunshine is all that is required to completely charge the Explorer 1500 Pro. Connecting the solar screen to the Explorer 1500 Pro can be accomplished with the help of the DC to MC4 connection that is included in the package. You can buy this from its official website

Jackery Explorer 1500 Pro: Performance

Jackery Explorer 1500 Pro review

Even though the EcoFlow Delta 2 can handle up to 2400W of power, the Jackery Explorer 1500 Pro’s 1800W is enough for most devices. We used an electric heater (set to about 1800W), which worked great, but its short run time of less than an hour probably isn’t enough to keep a place warm for long. The De’Longhi Capsule Desk Heater, on the other hand, only uses 350W, so the Jackery Explorer 1500 could power it for more than four hours.

Instead, the 1800W maximum shows a useful amount of power for running multiple devices, like a projector or a traditional, brighter lamp. There is a lot of power here for most normal uses. For example, the Jackery Explorer 1500 Pro could run a portable projector for six hours. That’s good news if you want to watch a big movie on the go, like the longer version of one of the Lord of the Rings movies.

Final Words

The Jackery Explorer 1500 Pro is a huge power station with a huge 1512Wh capacity. This makes it a great choice for people who need a lot of power and spend a lot of time off the grid. It’s easy to use and has a great screen. It’s also well made and has a nice handle. Heavy users might prefer a system with more charge cycles, but this is still a great way to get power where it needs to go.

Jackery Explorer 1500 Pro review: The good and The bad

The Good

  1. Exceptionally well built
  2. Large capacity

The Bad

  1. Fewer charge cycles than competition


Does Jackery have overcharge protection?

All of our power stations have a Battery Management System (BMS) that keeps the batteries from getting too charged.

How long does the Jackery 1500 last?

In terms of output wattage, this Explorer 1500 power station can give out up to 1800 watts constantly or 3600 watts in a short burst. However, if you do that, you will run out of power in about 40 minutes.

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