Jackery recently released a newer, upgraded version of their Explorer 1000 power station and it’s called Explorer 1000 Pro. There are some similarities and important differences between them and in this comparison, we shall see it all.

The models being compared are as follows:

Explorer 1000 PRO See on Jackery

See on Amazon

Explorer 1000 Old See on Jackery

See on Amazon

In the Box

Explorer 1000

  • 1* Jackery Explorer 1000
  • 1*Car Charger Cable
  • 1* AC & AC cable (2 parts, you’ll have to join them together)
  • 1* SolarSaga Parallel Adapter Cable
  • User manual

Explorer 1000 Pro

  • 1* Jackery Explorer 1000 Pro
  • 1* Car Charger Cable
  • 1* AC Charge Cable
  • 1* DC7909 to DC8020 Adapter
  • 1* User Manual

First Impressions

From the glimpse, you can already say that Explorer 1000 Pro looks a lot sleeker and more aesthetic than the previous model. I really like the matte black look on it.

The handle design is changed. Now there is more gap between the handle and the body.

The new model weighs a lil higher and has a slightly larger size. On the flip side, it supports fast charging output ports, 1000 life cycles (double that of the old model) and an extra year of warranty. There are a few more general feature differences that can be seen on the tech specifications page.

Explorer 1000 Explorer 1000 Pro
Weight 22 lbs / 10 Kg 25.4 lbs / 11.5 Kg
Output Ports  8 output ports for simultaneous operation 8 output ports (simultaneous operation)
AC Power Outlets 3x 110V AC outlets, 1000W each 3x 120V AC outlets, 1000W each
USB-C Port 2 ports ~36W Max 2 ports 100W Max
USB-A (regular USB) 2 ports one of which supports quick charge 3.0 2 ports, 18W max. Both support quick charge 3.0
Car Port  120W (12V, 10A) 120W (12V, 10A)
LED Light No Yes
AC Input 120V 120V, 15A Max
DC Input

12V-30V (163W Max)

17.5V-60V (800W Max)
Life Cycle  500 cycles to 80%+ capacity 1000 cycles to 80%+ capacity (HUGEEE Plus)
Digital Display Yes  Yes (Advanced smart screen)
Cell Type Lithium-ion Lithium-ion
Dimensions (LxWxD) 13.1 x 9.2 x 11.1 in (33.3 x 23.3 x 28.3 cm) 13.39 x 10.32 x 10.06 in (34 x 26.2 x 25.5cm)
Warranty 2+1 Years 3+2 Years (2 yr extension offer available now)

You can refer to the user manual if you need setup guides, usage, etc (explorer 1000 manual, 1000 pro manual)

Battery Capacity, Power and Surge

These three features are the exact same. I am slightly disappointed here. I wish they’d bumped up that battery capacity a bit.

Explorer 1000 Explorer 1000 Pro
Power 1000W 1000W
Battery capacity   1002Wh 1002Wh
Surge 2000W  2000W

Please note, neither of these power stations can be used as UPS


How fast the power station charges is important if you plan to use this device outdoors (say camping) or as an emergency battery backup. You want the device to charge as fast as possible from the power sources.

In this category, the Pro model comes out as a winner unanimously. It supports 800W solar input which is really good. You can either use fixed panels or a portable panel with it.

Full charge in just 1.8 hours? That’s insane!

Explorer 1000 Explorer 1000 Pro
Solar panel Supports 200W Max – About 8 hours for a full charge  Supports 800W Max – About 1.8 hours for a full charge
AC adapter/wall outlet 7 hours for a full charge 1.8 hours for a full charge
Car charger 12V – 14 Hours for a full charge 12V – 4.37 Hours for a full charge
Optional Accessories Jackery SolarSaga 100W Panel

Also works with 1*200W or 2*80W panels

Jackery SolarSaga 200W Panel

Jackery SS 80W Panel (Newly released)

Also works with 8*100W panel

Upgraded Display

The newer version has the upgraded advanced smart LCD screen that shows a lot more parameters than the Explorer 1000.

The E1000 model’s basic display gives you input and output wattage, battery % and warnings. The 1000 Pro’s display shows a lot more than that including voltage, frequency, discharge time, wifi, etc.

Top: Explorer 1000, bottom: 1000 Pro

The more is not always the better but in this case, having advanced data like recharge, and discharge times is very useful.


Since the power and battery capacities of these two battery stations are exactly the same, the performance will be almost similar. There could be slight (negligible) differences due to battery and circuit efficiencies.

Appliance & Electronics Explorer 1000 Explorer 1000 Pro
Laptop 9 hour 9 times
TV 13 hour 13 hours
CPAP 17 hours 80 times
Blender 2 hours 2 hours
Coffee Maker 1.5 hour 1.5 hour
Microwave Oven 1.2 hour 1.2 hour
Tower Fan 17 hours 17 hours
Electric Heater 2.5 hours 2.5 hours
Phone 100 charges 100 charges
Light (5W) 3 days 3 days
Instant Pot 50 minutes 0.9 hour

Jackery Explorer 1000 vs. 1000 Pro – Which One To Choose?

If you saw all the feature differences, you already know the answer. For a difference of $100, if I am getting double the battery life cycle, smart features, and quick charging capabilities, it is a no-brainer to choose 1000 Pro over the previous model.

One question you may have is the product quality and performance questions. The Explorer 1000 pro is new so there is not much on it. It could break down after 6 months or it may have smart connection problems, etc.

BUT, Jackery has been in the industry for a long long time now and they can be trusted. Even if something goes wrong, they will happily replace the product for you. The 3-year warranty is a cherry on top of it. Also, the Pro version has many reviews from media and Amazon buyers. People are loving it. So, if you ask me, I would recommend the new model without even thinking. Don’t worry about the additional $100, get it.

Explorer 1000 PRO Buy on Jackery

Buy on Amazon

Explorer 1000 Old Buy on Jackery

Buy on Amazon