Explorer 500 Portable Power Station and 100W Solar Panel

– South African Plug


Jackery Explorer 500 is a 518Wh lithium Portable Power Station. The Jackery Explorer 500 is one of the lightest and most portable rechargeable lithium battery generators on the market.

  • Lithium battery power: 518Wh/144400mAh battery capacity, 500W Rated Power and 1000W Surge Power from the pure-sine wave AC port.
  • Portable and lightweight: weighing in at just 6kg with an easy-carry handle.
  • Multiple output ports:  charge mainstream electronics and small appliances, including Smartphone’s, tablets, laptops, cameras, drones, mini-fridges and more.
  • All-in-one portable power station: includes three USB ports, AC outlet and 12V car output.
  • Recharge the power station three ways: AC outlet, DC carport or via optional solar panels.
  • An easy to read LCD screen displays charge/discharge data and battery life status.
  • Unlimited green power bundle: can work with compatible solar panels (sold separately) to perform as a solar kit or solar generator.
  • Please note: the Explorer 500 (with South African 2-prong outlet and plug) is identical to the Explorer 500 sold in the USA except for the differing voltage and USA plug.
  • The Explorer 500 comes with a handy additional South African 2-prong to 3-prong outlet adapter.
  • Please note: The Jackery Explorer should not be used as a UPS. Do not leave the the Explorer permanently on and connected to items. Do not connect the Jackery output sockets to the mains power.

Explorer 500 Portable Power Station

EvoCharge SUNMASTER 100 PRO Waterproof Portable Solar Panel



Jackery Explorer 500 provides power-to-go in a compact, lightweight design featuring multiple connections to charge your gear, devices and more. Use it indoors in your home or office as a back-up power supply, or take the Explorer 500 with you on camping holidays, overland trips, hiking, outdoor recreational outings and much more.

The rechargeable portable power station can keep most of your gear charged allowing you to stay connected and comfortable. It can also be used as an emergency power backup at home, or an off-grid power supply.

  • Featuring an AC outlet, a DC carport, three USB ports, and an LCD display, the power inverter can charge multiple devices at the same time, and the LCD display gives you a clear understanding of the battery level and charging power.
  • Battery management system (BMS) and power on/off buttons ensure safety for your devices and yourself. The BMS enables short circuit protection, voltage control, temperature control and more advanced safety operations.
  • Pure Sine Wave Inverter ensures safety when powering sensitive devices like laptops and electronics without damage.
  • Additional safety features include a powerfully built-in LED flashlight with SOS mode, LCD screen with charge/discharge and battery life status and switch with indicator light for on/off output port charging.
  • Life-long technical support and 2 year warranty.
Tablet – 30 Charges
Laptops – 7 Charges
Fibre & WiFi – 14 hr
Mini Fridge – 8+ hr
TV (60W) – 7 hr

Connecting your Solar Panel

  • With compatible solar power charging the Explorer 500 can perform as a solar generator. So you can have an unlimited, green power source from the sun and keep charged on the go.
  • The Explorer 500 can be fully charged under direct sun in approximately 8 hours by connecting the SolarSaga 100W solar panel (panels sold separately).

Technical Specifications

Peak Capacity: 518Wh (21.6V, 24Ah) 144,400 mAh / 3.6V

Cell Chemistry: Li-ion NMC

Lifecycles: ≥500 cycles to 80%

Shelf-life: Charge every 3-6 Months

Management System: BMS, Over Voltage Protection, Short Circuit Protection

Charge Methods: AC Wall Outlet, 12V Car adaptor, Solar Panel (optional)

Full Recharge Time: 6 Hours (AC) Around 7 Hours (Optional Saga 100W solar panel with Full Sun)

Colour: Gray & Orange

Product Weight: 6.04 kg

Dimensions (LxWxD): 30 x 19.3 x 23.4 cm’s

Operating Usage Temperature: (0 – 40C)

Certification: FCC, ROHS, UN38.3

Warranty: 2-Years

Charging Input (DC, 8mm): 12V-30V, 3.5A (100W Max)

DC Output (Car port): Around 16 Hours

DC Output (6mm): 12V, 10A (DC cable to Car Port cable provided)

USB Output: Three USB-A ports (5V 2.4A each, total 30W max)

AC Output (pure sine wave): 230V AC, 500W Continuous, 1000W Surge Peak


Safety by Design:

Battery management system (BMS) enables short circuit protection, voltage control, temperature control and more advanced safety operations. Other enhanced safety features includes:

  • Powerful built-in LED flashlight with SOS mode
  • LCD screen with charge/discharge and battery life status
  • Switch with indicator light for on/off output port charging

In the Box: AC Adaptor, DC to Car Adapter cable and AC to DC cable, SA 2-prong to 3-prong outlet adaptor, User Guide


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What type of batteries are in an Explorer 500?

A: Explorer 500 contains a battery pack which consists of an optimised array of high quality cylindrical 18650 lithium-ion battery cells with high energy density.

Q: How do I know if my Explorer 500 is charged?

A: To check the charge level of the Explorer 500, refer to the LCD Battery Display. The display will also show you input wattage and output wattage if the explorer is in use.

Q: How do I know if my device will work with the Explorer 500?

A: You will need to check the amount of power your device requires. Most devices have a power sticker, alternatively an online search or examining the user guide for your device should indicate whether the device is less than or equal to 500W.


Q: What devices can the Explorer 500 power?

A: Please note that the AC output port can only charge/power devices that operate at less than 500-Watt. Once exceeding 500-Watt the Explorer 500 will shut off automatically.

Q: How to calculate the working time for my device? e.g. WiFi Router

A: Working time = 500Wh* 0.85 / operating power of your device. For reference, assuming power consumption of your fibre router and WiFi router use a combined 30W, working time will be 518wh*0.85/30w = 14 hours (roughly calculated).

Q: How long does it take to fully charge the Explorer 500?

A: Within 6 hours from an AC wall outlet. There are two additional recharge options: recharge from a car port within 12 hours, or from the Jackery 100W solar panel in approximately 7 hours (sold separately).