I bought a MASSIMO 100 Watt Solar Blanket ( https://amzn.to/3gne2JE ) at Costco for $179 for about 1 month now and it works well with my Jackery Explorer 240 – Power Station ( https://amzn.to/3DVeKHW )
Six months ago I bought a ROCKPALS 60 Watt Folding Solar Panel ( https://amzn.to/3nJZoRa ) which does great job in a smaller package.
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My Jackery Explorer 240 – Power Station ( https://amzn.to/3DVeKHW ) is light and compact to bring with you during camping or off the grid. Its convenient and has AC outlet, USB ports for fast charging, and a 12 volt socket . Charging takes about 5-7hours depending of method. With the included AC or 12 volt car charger it charges at 62 Watts and is fully charged in about 5 hours.
I wanted to charge it while camping using solar so i bought MASSIMO 100 Watt Solar Blanket ( https://amzn.to/3gne2JE ).
According to Jackery’s manual it can only charge at about 60 Watts max, so buying a 60 Watt portable solar panel seemed like a great idea. Generally the more solar panel wattage the larger your panels will be depending on how its packaged. I wanted something light and compact and had a max charge of 60 watts so i dont damage my Jackery Explorer 240.
The MASSIMO 100 Watt Solar Blanket ( https://amzn.to/3gne2JE ) works fine on the Jackery 240. I got about 53- 68 watts in full sun which was expected as the the manual says it would take about 5 to 7 hours to charge using a 60 W solar panel.
I generally follow the sun during camping. Moving the panel from my car’s windshield, to the car roof, then to the rear window and trunk, while camping and get a good 4-5 hours of charging in. There are eye holes to hang or tie down the panel as well. I have the Jackery Power station ( https://amzn.to/3DVeKHW ) in my car when charging and just have the wire go into my door weather strip.
- Compatible with other power stations
- Compact folded size
- Good / expected charging speed for solar.
- Thick cables.
- Three USB charging ports – well positioned in the storage area.
- Slightly heavier than other folding solar panels due to wiring and packaging.
- May need a chair or car to act as a stand to follow the sun.
- Folds out at 77 inches or so, not as convenient as simple 2 fold panels.
Overall its a good performer and gets the job done. Produces closer to the 60W – 68W output for quickly charging my Jackery Explorer 240. .
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