MacRumors Giveaway: Win an Explorer 1000 Portable Power Station and Solar Panels From Jackery

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 and two 100W SolarSaga Portable Solar Panels that can be used to charge it up when a power source isn't available.

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Combined, Jackery calls this its Solar Generator 1000 set, and it's an ideal solution for camping or emergencies because as long as the sun is out, you won't run out of power. With a 1002Wh capacity, 1000W rated power, and 2000W surge power, it is powerful enough to meet the needs of most electrical appliances.

The Explorer 1000 Portable Power Station is priced at $999, and it is Jackery's highest-capacity power station option. Jackery makes a whole range of UL-certified power stations that are available at different price points.

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There are multiple ports available for charging several devices at one time. The E1000 includes two 18W PD USB-C ports, two 12W USB-A ports, one DC carport, and three AC outlets. It works with cameras, TVs, computers, lamps, communication devices, grills, fans, and medical equipment like CPAP machines.

At 22 pounds, the Explorer 1000 is heavy, but it comes with a convenient handle to allow it to be moved around as needed. There's an LCD display on the front that features charge/discharge info and battery life details, and fans built into the device keep it from getting too warm.

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.

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Jackery's 100W SolarSaga panels, available for $300, connect to the Explorer 1000 or one of Jackery's other power stations to provide power while on the go. Jackery says the solar panels have a high conversion efficiency that generates more energy and perform better in hot weather than other panels. The SolarSaga panels feature a USB-C port and a USB-A port and can also be used to charge up smaller devices.

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We have one Explorer 1000 Portable Power Station and two 100W SolarSaga Portable Solar Panels 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.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.

Jackery Giveaway


The contest will run from today (January 1) at 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on January 8. The winner will be chosen randomly on January 8 and will be contacted by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before a new winner is chosen.

Top Rated Comments

TVreporter Avatar
18 months ago
Would love to win this and use on camping trips.

Question Macrumors @arn: Is there a page which lists contest winners? Apologies if there is, I can’t find one.

If there is not, why? You don’t have to give their real name(s) but user account names would be nice - I believe it would give a bit more validity to the contests.

Thanks as always for the giveaways.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Digital Dude Avatar
18 months ago
They certainly picked the right kind of gift for us tech-junkies. I have a similar model for jump-starting car batties. With a DC power strip, I test low-power electronics as a hobby. This thing looks fantastic. The weight of 22 pounds suggests a good solid battery. You really can't have one without the other. The heavier and denser the battery, the better the unit is. If it works as well as it looks, I would like to buy one outright. Not interested in entering the contest. They may sell your email address throughout the universe.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple_Robert Avatar
18 months ago
If I win this, I will use it. Thanks for the chance to win, MR.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
solipsism Avatar
18 months ago

22 lbs is heavy ?
Well, that's relative. 22lb is light for a 25lb weight, but heavy for bucket of chicken. For this Jackery, it's probably in-line with other portable batteries of the same capacity, but it's also more compact compared to other options. If that's too heavy and offers too much power, they do make a wide range of products there lighter.

What was most surprising to me isn't how heavy batteries weigh, but how heavy the thin solar panel sheets weigh.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
letmefly Avatar
18 months ago
HAPPY NEW 2021 YEAR EVERYONE!!!! This looks more than ideal, it looks Perfect. A solar powered Power Station would be great for camping, on the go and power outages. A special Thanks to Mac Rumors for your constant giving back and awesome content. You are my first stop when I went to find out what is really going on. Thank you.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Westside guy Avatar
18 months ago
I won one of these giveaways last year - a 13-inch Folio from Woolnuts. I'd love to win this one as well. ?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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