Jackery SolarSaga 60W Solar Panel for Explorer Review
If you were to spend time off the grid and plan to use a portable power station to store some juice, solar panels might be another worth thinking about. We’ve looked at the Jackery Explorer 240 portable power plant in the past, and today we’re looking at – the perfect companion for Explorer 240 or Amazon Choice for a portable power station, Check out the video below and go down for a special exclusive offer.
Out of the Box
At 180 $, the SolarSaga 60W is a light and a compact 60-watt way to get more juice when you’re not near a power source. The three panels separate and unfold easily in seconds, and the simple zip pocket on the back has one cable for charging. Simply plug the cable into the board connector and connect it to Explorer 240.
SolarSaga 60W is designed as a power station accessory – and no more. Jackery SolarSaga 100W board and board have additional charging ports for other devices. But the only output of a 60-watt board is a cable for power stations. The included cable is suitable for Explorer 160, 240, Honda 200, and 290.
This focus on simply charging portable power plants makes them small and compact. Its lightweight design with three foldable panels gives itself a good travel chance. It weighs only 3.3 lbs. 17.5 x 12 x 2 inches, it’s easy to take with you if you already have a power station.
60W Folded SolarSaga Jackery Panel Used
Tested on a sunny day in northern Indiana at about 3:00 am, and folding it upright gave Jackery 240 about 25 watts of power. Climb to 30 watts. It was the highest number I have seen on my tests.
Solar charging takes a little longer than normal charging. Jackery claims 8 to 10 hours of full sun to bring Explorer 240 to 100%, and about 5 hours to Explorer 160.
Back pocket and cable, Jackery SolarSaga 60W
I didn’t have much time to test its durability, but everything looks fine based on what I can say. And with Amazon, most buyers seem to have a pleasant experience. There is one thing to consider – Jackery indicates that the SolarSaga 60W is not waterproof. So make sure to pack it if it starts to rain.
SolarSaga 60W Charge Explorer 240
In general, if you plan to extend life without electricity but have a portable power plant, SolarSaga is a great way to extend the life of electronic devices. It doesn’t have the same functionality as some of the other panels, like Rockpals, but it’s incredibly small and light.