Okay, so Jackery is the Apple of power stations, well, kind of. They are a leading brand in the electrical portable power source market, and because of that, many people trust them; however, that does not mean they offer the best products. At this point, Jackery has many power stations, which may range from high to low battery capabilities and high and low wattage output. Still, compared to competitors, Jackery seems to be lagging in price.
In this guide, I want to recommend power stations equal to Jackery in terms of performance while still having a lower price.
AceEnergy H2000 Vs. Jackery Explorer 2000 Plus
A relatively new company to the market, AceEnergy is coming in strong with its power stations, notably its higher capacity range. Just looking at the H2000 power station from AceEnergy, the unit has a 2160Wh battery capacity and a 2000W max output. Of course, the unit uses LiFePO4 batteries that can last 4,000+ charge cycles and still have 80%+ capacity efficiency.
The Jackery Explorer 2000 Plus power station has a 2042Wh capacity and a 3000W max AC output but also uses LiFePO4 batteries. The cost of the Jackery Explorer 2000 is $2,199, while the cost of the AceEnergy H2000 is $1,199. Yes, the Explorer 2000 can output 3000W of AC power, but the 2000W from the H2000 will fit most consumer needs, and you can power nearly anything in your home with a 2000W max output. On top of all that, the H2000 is more lightweight because it weighs 55 pounds, while the Explorer 2000 weighs 61 pounds.
The price difference between the Explorer 2000 and the H2000 is huge, and with the features being nearly the same, the H2000 is a smarter buy.
AceEnergy P2000 Vs. Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus
The AceEnergy P2000 is another high-capacity and high-power output power station. The unit has a 1720Wh battery capacity and a 2200W max output. The P2000 also uses LiFePO4 batters that can have 4,000+ charge cycles; however, the most notable part of the P2000 power station is that you can expand the battery capacity.
So, the base unit of the P2000 power station has a 1720Wh battery capacity, and the power station cost is $1499. The expandable battery compatible with the P2000 power station also has a 1720Wh battery. Therefore, when you combine them, they have a 3440Wh battery. The base P2000 power station and the battery together cost $2,299.
Now, comparing the Jackery Explorer 1000 power station to the P2000, the Explorer 1000 has a 1264Wh capacity, has a 2000W max AC output, does not have battery expansion, and costs $1,199. Yes, the Explorer 1000 power station does have a lower cost than the AceEnergy P2000, but it has less capacity and a lower power output. Also, choose to expand the battery of the P2000. You will nearly have triple the capacity over the Explorer 1000 power station capacity while still being able to use more AC power output.
AceEnergy Blade Battery A1000 Vs. Jackery Explorer 1000 Pro
Going into the more mid-range type of power stations, there’s this AceEnergy A1000 power station. The A1000 power station has a 1000Wh battery capacity, an 1800W max output, and features LiFePO4 batteries. The equal power station from Jackery would be the Explorer 1000 Pro, which has a 1002Wh capacity and a 1000W max AC output. The Explorer 1000 Pro only uses regular Lithium-Ion batteries rated for fewer charge cycles than LiFePO batteries that the AceEnergy A1000 features.
To top it all off, the price of the A1000 power station is $799, while the price of the Explorer 1000 Pro power station is $1,099; so you’re paying less for more with the AceEnergy power station than you are with the Jackery in this case.
Although Jackery is a prominent brand with impressive products, they can clearly run on their brand name alone. This has made them price their products higher than the competitors that equally, if not better, power stations at a lower price. I recommend doing your research before always going with a popular brand.