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Jackery Explorer 500 - 500Wh portable power station for outdoors

Jackery Explorer 500 - 500Wh portable power station for outdoors

4.7 9051+ online ratings
Regular price $499.00 USD
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The Jackery Explorer 500 is a 518Wh lithium portable power station. It is one of the lightest and most portable rechargeable lithium battery generators on the market.

  • LARGE CAPACITY: The Jackery Explorer 500 has a 518 watt-hour (24Ah, 21.6V) lithium-ion battery pack and a pure sine wave inverter. It features 1* AC outlet (110V 500W 1000W peak), 3*USB-A ports, 2* DC ports, and 1*car port to run low to high power appliances, including a mini-fridge, air pump, and TV.

  • DESIGNED FOR PROBABILITY: The Jackery Explorer 500 portable power station is about the size of a basketball and has a solid handle. Its easy-carry and compact design make the Jackery Explorer 500 perfect for enjoying RV camping and road trips.

  • FOUR WAYS TO RECHARGE: The Explorer 500 has a high-quality built-in MPPT charge controller. This allows quick and easy green solar recharging when paired with the Jackery SolarSaga 100W solar panel (sold separately). You can also recharge the Explorer 500 with a wall outlet, car outlet, and electric generator.









  • Capacity: 518Wh (21.6V, 24Ah)
  • Cell Chemistry: Li-ion NMC
  • Lifecycle: 500 cycles to 80%+ capacity
  • Management System: BMS, Over Voltage Protection, Short Circuit Protection


  • AC Adapter: 7.5 Hours
  • 12V Car Adaptor: 7.5 Hours
  • Electric Generator: 7.5 Hours
  • SolarSaga 100W Solar Panel: 9.5 Hours


  • Weight: 13.32 lbs (6.04 kg)
  • Dimensions (LxWxD): 11.8 x 7.6 x 9.2 in (30.1 x 19.3 x 24.2 cm)
  • Operating Usage Temperature: 14-104F (-10-40℃)
  • Certification: CEC, DOE, FCC, UL, ROHS, CA Prop 65
  • Warranty: 24 Months
  • Optional Accessory: Jackery SolarSaga 100W Solar Panel

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9051+ online ratings
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The Jackery Explorer 500 is a reliable and versatile portable power station that has earned positive reviews for its compact size, ample power capacity, and ease of use. Its 500Wh capacity provides ample power for powering small appliances, smartphones, and other essential devices during outdoor activities. The built-in MPPT solar charge controller allows for efficient charging from solar panels, making it ideal for off-grid use. Users appreciate its lightweight and portable design, making it effortless to carry around. However, some reviews suggest that the power output may not be sufficient for heavy-duty appliances, and the lack of a carrying case could be a minor inconvenience. Overall, the Jackery Explorer 500 is a solid choice for powering essential devices during outdoor adventures or power outages.


  • Portable (10+ Reviews): Smaller in size and weight than other power stations, making it easy to carry around for outdoor activities.
  • Durable (5+ Reviews): Sturdy construction and high quality materials ensure that the power station can withstand rough handling and outdoor conditions.
  • Quiet operation (5+ Reviews): Minimal noise levels allow for peaceful use in outdoor environments.
  • Easy to use (5+ Reviews): Simple and intuitive controls make it easy to operate even for beginners.
  • Multiple charging options (5+ Reviews): Supports various charging methods, including AC, DC, and solar, providing flexibility in different scenarios.
  • Long battery life (5+ Reviews): Provides sufficient power to run devices for extended periods, reducing the need for frequent recharging.


  • Limited charging output with only 2 AC outlets, which may not be sufficient for simultaneous charging of multiple devices.
  • Relatively bulky and heavy (13.4 lbs) compared to other portable power stations in its capacity range, making it less convenient for portability.
  • Lacks wireless charging capabilities, which could be a convenient feature for charging smartphones and other compatible devices.
  • Absence of a built in LCD display, limiting visibility of charge levels and other operational information.
  • Some concerns about durability, with reports of issues such as loose ports and fragile materials.
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