With a 30V maximum input voltage, we can’t connect panels in series and must stick to a parallel connection. Every other panel is compatible straight out of the box but will require you to connect the specific 8mm adapter or cable. How Long Will It Take To Charge The Battery? Can I Use Both Inputs (8mm/Anderson Powerpole) On The Explorer 1000 At The Same Time? Here is how long it takes to charge each Jackery Explorer if you max its input: The easiest way to increase the charging speed (up to the maximum input) is to tilt the solar panel. If you use a solar panel with an 8mm cable, you can use the Goal Zero 8mm 15ft extension cable. The April 2020 version of the Jackery SolarSaga 100W solar panels comes with a strikingly beautiful update. Yes, you sure can! The only thing I could think of doing if you don’t want to use a small propane heater is to use a 12V heated blanket like this. Note: Scroll left/right on small screens to view all products in the table. Welcome to The Solar Addict. Thank you for putting all this information out! If you want to mount a panel on top of your van I would go with two Renogy 100W panels wired in parallel. There are multiple solar panels available that are compatible with Explorer 240, so you won’t have a tough time finding a durable solar panel system. Check Price at Amazon . I’d go for a 100W 12V monocrystalline panel, like this one from HQST. Thank you! If you want a portable, foldable solar panel for camping, try this Jackery product. Replacing the battery isn’t something that Jackery supports so I’m gonna have to say no, you can’t replace it, unfortunately. Jesse has always had an interest in camping, technology, and the outdoors. Unfortunately, the Explorer 1000 only accepts a charge through one port at the time, so you can’t use both the 8mm and the Anderson Power Pole at the same time. Well, the Jackery SolarSaga 100w solar panels actually only charge at about 67w. In this post, I will guide you through the solar, cable and adapter jungle and recommend compatible panels. The Explorer 500 has a 30V input limit, so wiring the two in series is not an option (18*2=36). Then all you need is the MC4 to 8mm adapter, I like this one specifically because it uses 12 gauge wire. Durable solar panel: Made from durable cloth, zipper and ETFE material. For the Anderson connector/adapter like this(https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07T3K9TND?tag=nerdcamping-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1). If your 100W panel generates 10-20W on a cloudy day, a 175W panel will probably do about 25-30W. How to connect these 2 panels, series or parallel? A 100W solar panel generates about 60-80W, but power stations have a max input wattage. Yes, you can use every output port while the Explorer is charging. I recommend using this calculator (click on Solar Cable Gauge Calculator) Renogy has made where you can enter the Vmp and Imp your setup is rated at and how long of a cable you need. I’m new at camping I live in Georgia. I’m going to get the Jackery 500, and was looking at solar panels like these 2x100W panels: (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018BP22LA?pf_rd_r=S12P9AYGEMF2GHN255F1&pf_rd_p=edaba0ee-c2fe-4124-9f5d-b31d6b1bfbee) would the two panels recharging the jackery laid flat on a roof rack be better than a same brand 150W tiltable panel: (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MZP5W8J?pf_rd_r=S12P9AYGEMF2GHN255F1&pf_rd_p=edaba0ee-c2fe-4124-9f5d-b31d6b1bfbee&th=1) I could probably take off and turn towards the sun? Can you let me know why I wouldn’t just choose to use the solar panel they sell? It’s safe to do with Jackery power stations, but you need to make sure that the wiring can handle the amperage as well, depending on how many panels you connect. I suggest watching Will Prowse’s videos on YouTube to learn about diy solar power. The reason I would go with two instead of a single 100W panel is to increase the input watts when the sun is weaker. It will also help in the morning/evening when the sun is weaker, which can be worth it on its own. I thought I was good with a 50 watt HQST for $59 on special but now after reading your site, I feel as if I should go for the 100 watt herd in North Texas. Recharge Your Jackery 160/240/500 Power Station With Solar Panels. Currently, only one port can be used at once so you can’t connect two different solar panels to each port. That sounds awesome.Jesse. What solar panel would be best for those needs that would be a significant price reduction from what Jackery offers? Do you have any suggestion? an adapter like this (click to view on Amazon), with an adapter like this (click to view on Amazon), MC4 Y branch like this (click to view on Amazon), Solar Panels Compatible With Goal Zero Yeti 200X & 500X, Best Solar Panels Compatible With Maxoak Bluetti EB150/EB240. Another question. Therefore, to charge it as fast as possible, you could connect three 100W panels in parallel to max out the input and charge the battery from 0 to 100% in about six hours. I plan on doing some weekend (and maybe longer) trips and am looking forward to not having to worry about power. It’s one of the few camping solar panels that can easily fit in a daypack. 4. Now, if you want to charge the battery in the morning and evening and not just between 10am-4pm, a tiltable or a portable panel is going to be the better option. Make sure the polarity is correct! Given the 1000 can take 175W, I want to maximise that input and minimise bulk in my camper. An MC4 kit like this is all you would need to get the job done. I also bought a 160 jackery. The solar panel is not compatible with Explorer 440/ PowerPro; The solar panel is not waterproof; Due to the big size of Jackery Power Stations & Solar Panels, PO Box address can not be accepted and we will ship separately if your order have multiple products including portable power stations and portable solar panels; Package: 1*SolarSaga 100 In the Explorer 1000, there is no sign for + and -. I find that it takes about 68 watts at most, but that really suffers if it’s a bit cloudy. Thank you so much!!! Luckily solar panels have mostly been standardized to universal plug and cable types. It was early morning but I would have expected some sort of reading on the input watts. Still no input watts. We’ll talk more about that later. Before buying extension cables, you need to do the math and figure out the total amperage that your panels are going to output and buy a wire that’s thick enough to handle the total amperage. 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