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Jackery cuts $250 off its Explorer 1000 solar generator for Black Friday

Black Friday 2022 deal alert: The Jackery Explorer 1000 is a powerful solar generator that usually retails at over $1,000. You can get the generator for less than $850. Also worth noting: The Jackery Explorer 1500 is $200 off, and the Jackery 2000 Pro is $300 off.
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The Jackery Explorer 1000 is ZDNet's top pick for the best portable generator, and it's finally on sale at its lowest price yet. 

The powerful solar generator has a 1000W wattage and 1002Wh capacity, meaning that the time it takes to recharge from 0-80% is 5.5 hours with a wall outlet, 11.5 hours with a car outlet, 6 hours with two SolarSaga 100 solar panels (not included) or 8.5 hours with two SolarSaga 60 solar panels (not included). If you decide to purchase the solar panels separately, the technology in the generator provides a 23% higher conversion efficiency. 

ZDNet's Greg Nichols reviewed the Jackery and tested it for a month, ultimately deciding that it was worth it: "This is a top-of-the-line product and, for digital nomads, it represents a complete reimagining of where and when you can do real work," Nichols wrote.

Also: Jackery Solar Generator review: A 1000-watt power station for your mobile office

ZDNet's Adrian Kingsley-Hughes also tested the Jackery Explorer 1000 and concluded that "everything is well-built, tough, takes being knocked about, and it delivers what it promises without needing to rely on crazy, over-inflated specs." However, one important consideration that Kingsley-Hughes noted was that the solar panels are not water-resistant, so they aren't the easiest to charge in rainier climates.

Also: Jackery Solar Generators: Are they any good?

The Jackery Explorer 1000 provides a lot of power -- enough for your full-size fridge, TV, mini cooler, electric grill, fan, and more. It can power up to eight devices. It's compact, noiseless, and has a rugged, tough exterior that's perfect for camping. It's usually listed at $1,099, but for Black Friday 2022, you can get it for $849 when you clip the on-page coupon on Amazon.

 Even if you aren't a big outdoors person, the Jackery can come in handy in the event of a power outage. It's a great portable option to have on hand in case of emergencies. 

If you want a heftier product with 1800W wattage and a 1534WH capacity, check out the Jackery Explorer 1500, reviewed by Nichols, which is $200 off for Black Friday, or the Jackery 2000 Pro reviewed by Jason Perlow, which is $300 off.

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