For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Jackery to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win an Explorer 1000 Portable Power Station, which is Jackery's highest-capacity power station option. Jackery makes a range of UL-certified power stations at varying price points.
The Explorer 1000, priced at $999.99, features a 1002Wh capacity, 1000W rated power, and 2000W surge power so it's robust enough to meet the power supply needs of most electrical appliances, making it perfect for emergency backup situations in the home, RV use, camping, and more.
There are multiple ports available for charging several devices at one time. There are two 18W PD USB-C ports, two 12W USB-A ports, one DC carport and three AC outlets. It can power cameras, TVs, computers, communication devices, grills, and medical equipment like CPAP machines.
Design wise, the 22-pound Explorer 1000 Portable Power Station has a handle to allow it to be easily transported, and there's an LCD screen that features charge/discharge info and battery life.
With an optional solar charger, the Explorer 1000 can be recharged even when power is not available. It recharges in seven hours from an AC outlet or within eight hours using two 100W SolarSaga panels from Jackery. It can be stored, and should be charged every three to six months when used as an emergency backup solution.
We have one of the Explorer 1000 Portable Power Stations to give away to a MacRumors reader. To enter to win our giveaway, use the Gleam.io widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winners and send the prizes. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, following us on Instagram, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.
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Jackery is also offering a five percent discount on its Explorer 500 Power Station, dropping the price to $474 with promo code XWPETM6S.
Top Rated Comments
If you want to use a gas generator to power stuff in your house, you need to run it outside to do it safely. So you are going to need to mount it, house it and wire it. Then, when there is a blackout, you're going to have to run around and disconnect any appliances you don't need; or, alternatively, get a bigger generator. And if you get a bigger one, at some point, you can't really fill it with jerry cans, so you're going to have to set up a storage tank. And you may have ordinances in your town that require all this to be inspected. So, not really so cheap.
For outdoor use, a gas generator is a cheap solution; but this is so much cleaner and easier.
i didn't know this existed
$$$ though compared to a cheap gas generator, especially when adding solar panels it comes to $1600
a cheap generator is $200
if money is not a factor, this is interesting as hell