Recharge it using the 60W/100W Jackery Solar Saga solar panel (sold separately) or any other solar panel that is compatible with the Jackery Portable Power Station. The only thing you might want in-between is an MC4 extension cable so you can put the panel further away since the panel and the adapter cables aren’t very long. Even though it’s a so-called solar generator, it doesn’t come with solar panels, but it has a powerful MPPT solar charge controller that lets you charge the battery within hours with compatible solar panels. I wouldn’t connect more than 10 amps through these. – Colby. Jackery SolarSaga Solar Panel; Renogy 100W portable solar panel You cant beat the compact size and weight of the jackery it seems though. High temperature resistant. It was early morning but I would have expected some sort of reading on the input watts. Recharge Your Jackery 160/240/500 Power Station With Solar Panels. Another question. Do you know if you can replace the battery inside after a couple years? Even though portable power stations like these are often called solar generators, they don’t include solar panels unless you purchase a kit. Charging power can often be increased by linking solar panels. About solar power and how to utilize it in future i.e backup battery right now, but once I understand it then maybe I could power a tool shed entirely off solar. Correct! We recommend checking with your solar panel manufacturer to ensure compatibility. You also need to have a quick-disconnect between the panel and the charge controller, since the Jackery already has a charge controller built-in, but you need one to charge the camper batteries. Do I need the mc4 adapter 8mm?I really appreciate your knowledge.Thanks. If you don’t see 50-60W at that point there is definitely something else going on. Before connecting anything, you need to make sure that the wiring and the connectors used can handle the amperage that your solar panels will output together. The Jackery 500 can be recharged using a compatible solar panel. The panel is already wired to the charge controller. Let me know if you have any questions.Jesse. With one of the highest 23.7% efficiency in the industry, you can make the most use of the sun and convert the sunlight into clean energy. Another thing you should always do is to make sure there is no shade on the panel. The problem with a small power station like the Jackery Explorer 160 is that its inverter can only output 100W continuously. Check Price at Amazon . I don’t know the first thing about electric or solar. There are both Anderson and MC4 extension cables available if you want to extend the connection to be able to put the panel further away. an adapter like this (click to view on Amazon), with an adapter like this (click to view on Amazon), MC4 Y branch like this (click to view on Amazon), Solar Panels Compatible With Goal Zero Yeti 200X & 500X, Best Solar Panels Compatible With Maxoak Bluetti EB150/EB240. Who knew that growing up in a small town in Sweden with endless forests and lakes would do that to you? I moved the panel to a different location and tried unplugging it from the 8mm input. I want people to be aware that there are more affordable ways to recharge the Jackery batteries with solar, and that there are compatible solid panels that can be installed on vehicles, etc. Hello Colby,It’s hard to say, but I’d go the way that is going to be the easiest to deal with, which is probably the 200W on the roof. With a 30V maximum input voltage, we can’t connect panels in series and must stick to a parallel connection. Please leave a comment down below if you have any questions. Therefore, to charge it as fast as possible, you could connect three 100W panels in parallel to max out the input and charge the battery from 0 to 100% in about six hours. Checkout the below Solar Panels on Amazon that are compatible with Jackery Explorer 240: Jackery SolarSaga 60W Solar Panel. How To Connect Third-Party Solar Panels To The Jackery Explorer, Rockpals 80W Portable Solar Panel Charger, Renogy 100W 12V Monocrystalline Solar Panel, adapter like this (click to view on Amazon), this calculator (click on Solar Cable Gauge Calculator), How To Connect Third-Party Solar Panels To Jackery Explorer, Best Ultra-Portable Collapsible Chairs For Hiking & Camping, this is the correct SAE to 8mm (click to view on Amazon), https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07T3K9TND?tag=nerdcamping-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01NADR1CI/ref=ox_sc_act_title_8?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B083KBKJ8Q/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?smid=AZF6YB7UVA7OU&psc=1, written a post about bypassing the charge controller that you can find here, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075YRKVMH, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018BP22LA?pf_rd_r=S12P9AYGEMF2GHN255F1&pf_rd_p=edaba0ee-c2fe-4124-9f5d-b31d6b1bfbee, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MZP5W8J?pf_rd_r=S12P9AYGEMF2GHN255F1&pf_rd_p=edaba0ee-c2fe-4124-9f5d-b31d6b1bfbee&th=1. If you want to mount a panel on top of your van I would go with two Renogy 100W panels wired in parallel. If you max the input by connecting two or more panels, it can be fully charged within 6 hours. The value of the Jackery SolarSaga 60W Solar Panel really depends on your individual usage. It’s one of the few camping solar panels that can easily fit in a daypack. Compared with other solar panels, Rockman foldable solar panel comes with Type-C and QC 3.0 USB port. I just bought a 2006 Honda element. Hi there!Getting ready to purchase a couple of Jackery 240 units. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. PAXCESS 60W 18V Portable Solar Panel, Off Grid Foldable Solar Charger with USB QC 3.0&Type C Output, Compatible with Rockpals/Jackery/Suaoki Solar Generator Power Station for Outdoor Camping Renogy 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Panel, Compact Design 42.2 X 19.6 X 1.38 in, High Efficiency Module PV Power for Battery Charging Boat, Caravan, RV and Any Other Off Grid Applications It depends on how early in the morning it was. In the Explorer 1000, there is no sign for + and -. A 100W panel outputs about 18V, and have a VOC rating around 22V. Let me know if you have any questions by leaving a comment. I think it will be a good project to learn. Thank you so much!!! Let me know if you have any more questions. Related Post: How To Connect Third-Party Solar Panels To The Jackery Explorer. If you need to be able to work all day on a laptop, it’ll take more work to keep the battery charged (tilting/moving panels), so it all depends on your power needs. Hi Jesse, thanks for this great resource! 3. To go even further, you can connect three panels with an MC4 Y branch 1 to 3, or an MC4 Y branch 1 to 4.eval(ez_write_tag([[970,90],'thesolaraddict_com-large-mobile-banner-1','ezslot_1',109,'0','0'])); To max out the input when the sun is out, I would combine two Renogy 160W or three Renogy 100W. The thing is that the Explorer 500 can only handle up to 70W from a solar panel, so a lot of the power the 175W panel is generating will be wasted. Still no input watts. Explorer 240 Portable Power Station. QUIET GENERATOR & ECO-FRIENDLY CLEAN POWER: Build up your Portable-Solar-Generator System together with Jackery Solar Saga 100W and Jackery Explorer 160/240/500/1000 power station (sold separately). Jackery portable power station, power outdoors. Basically you need to install some MC4 connectors between the solar panel and the charge controller. Can you let me know why I wouldn’t just choose to use the solar panel they sell? Happy to help! Jackery sells its own SolarSaga 60 and SolarSaga 100 that come with 8mm connectors, directly compatible with every Explorer model. In this post, I will guide you through the solar, cable and adapter jungle and recommend compatible panels. Thanks. If your 100W panel generates 10-20W on a cloudy day, a 175W panel will probably do about 25-30W. Thank you for a great article! This is where you will find answers to those questions you might have related to solar power and gadgets surrounding it. For 8mm, I recommend the Graybull 20ft 8mm extension cable. Make sure the polarity is correct! Every panel I have linked to above is safe to use with every Jackery Explorer on the market right now. I have just bought a Jackery 1000 and am wondering about the optimum solar option. Commentdocument.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "ad73807f282d0ee9cc16b7afa3f5b5e5" );document.getElementById("a24b23c925").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Solar panels like the Renogy 100W has MC4 connectors, or if you have two panels wired in parallel with an MC4 Y Branch the MC4 Y branch has two MC4 connectors that you will connect to the adapter. The 10 AWG wire are rated at up to 40 amps.eval(ez_write_tag([[728,90],'thesolaraddict_com-leader-3','ezslot_6',119,'0','0'])); With a single 100W panel, it takes about 16 hours. I would drain the battery a bit and try again around noon. If I use Jackery Explorer 1000, will it be effective? Yes, it would do the job. Home » Which Solar Panels Are Compatible With The Jackery Explorer? HQST 100-Watt 12 Volt Off-Grid Polycrystalline Solar Suitcase PS. Jackery SolarSaga Solar Panels. 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