Jackery's Solar Generator 2000 Pro launches as the OEM's fastest solar-charging power station yet
California-based Jackery has partnered with apparent off-grid tech enthusiast Chris Pratt to present its latest product, the Solar Generator 2000 Pro. As the name suggests, this potential back-up solution is compatible with solar power to re-fill its 2,160 watt-hour (Wh) batteries in an entirely "green" manner, although the OEM indicates it gets the best result with the new SolarSaga 200W products that it also sells.
The 2000 Pro is rated to charge fully in just 2.5 hours in this mode - but only if it has access to a total of 6 SolarSaga 200W panels. Its rated charging time increases to 4 hours in the presence of 4 of these panels, or to 7.5 hours with just 2.
Alternatively, the Solar Generator 2000 Pro can charge from standard wall outlets as well, in which case charging time might drop to as little as 2 hours. Once full, Jackery asserts that its ability to deliver 120V/60Hz/2,200W of AC output (with a 4,400W peak) is enough to run whole appliances, even microwaves and some refrigerators, for up to 210 minutes and 96 minutes respectively during an event such as a blackout.
To this end, it has three AC outlets, in addition to dual USB type-As, dual USB type-Cs and its single DC port. Jackery also asserts that each 2000 Pro unit comes equipped with the "dual-monitoring chips" and quad "temperature core detectors" that support the thermal monitoring systems, battery management system (BMS), voltage regulation and short-circuit prevention necessary to keep the Solar Generator 2000 Pro safe and reliable over prolonged use.
The latest portable power station from Jackery starts at US$3,599 for a 2000 Pro bundled with just 2 SolarSaga 200Ws. $5,000 gets the buyer a Generator with 4 of these panels, whereas a set including 6 of them costs $6,199.