Jackery SolarSaga 100W Portable Solar Panel for Explorer 160/240/500/1000 Power Station, Foldable US Solar Cell Solar Charger with USB Outputs for Phones

(10 customer reviews)

$299.99

Founded in California in 2012, Jackery specializes in providing outdoor green power solutions for explorers. Jackery portable power station, power outdoors.
QUIET GENERATOR & ECO-FRIENDLY CLEAN POWER: Build up your Portable-Solar-Generator System together with Jackery Solar Saga 100W and Jackery Explorer 160/240/500/1000 power station (sold separately). Ideally suited for the outdoor life and even unexpected power outages.
HIGH CONVERSION EFFICIENCY SOLAR GENERATOR: High conversion efficiency up to 23%, generate more energy and perform better than conventional panels in hot weather.
SOLAR CHARGER WITH USB OUTPUTS: Equipped with 1* USB-C(5V,3A) output port and 1* USB-A(5V, 2.4A) output port, charging multiple small devices at the same time, including smartphones, tablets, digital cameras and more. Please note that USB-C port can not support PD charging.
WHAT’S INCLUDED: 1*Jackery SolarSaga 100W Solar Panel.

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About Jackery

Jackery was founded in Silicon Valley in 2012. With state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing expertise, Jackery launched the first Lithium Portable

Power Station in 2015. As an industry leader in portable power, Jackery specializes in providing outdoor green power solutions for explorers.

Two SolarSaga 100 for the Pro Level Explorer 1000

Solar Generator

Off-grid Solar Generator, Green and Clean Power Supply Preparing Your Solar Generator

2 SolarSaga 100W solar panels can quickly charge the Explorer 1000 (not included)within 8 hours by connecting

together with a SolarSaga Y Parallel Cable (package not included)

  • Solar recharging steps: 1.Find the DC interface on the back of SolarSaga 100; 2.Connect the DC interfaces of 2*SolarSaga 100 with the Y Parallel Cable; 3. Connect the Y Parallel Cable with the Anderson input of Explorer 1000
  • Recharging time varies from different location, temperature, weather etc. The actual time may be different
  • Keep your portable power station away from heat and direct sunlight in order to extend its life span

 

Single SolarSaga 100 for the Explorer 500/300/240

Solar Generator

Off-grid Solar Generator, Green and Clean Power Supply Preparing Your Solar Generator

1 SolarSaga 100W solar panel can quickly charge The Explorer 500/300/240 (not included)within 7.5/5.5/4 hours

  • Solar recharging steps: 1.Find the DC interface on the back of SolarSaga 100; 2. Connect DC interface with the DC input of Explorer 500/300/240
  • Recharging time varies from different location, temperature, weather etc. The actual time may be different
  • Keep your portable power station away from heat and direct sunlight in order to extend its life span

 

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Jackery Solar Generator Explorer 1000 Jackery Solar Panel Set Jackery Solar Generator Explorer 500 Jackery Solar Generator Explorer 300 Jackery Solar Panel SolarSaga 100 Jackery Solar Generator Explorer 240
Phone 100 Charges 53 Charges 24 Charges 24 Charges
Laptop 12.5 Charges / 7 Charges 3-4 Charges / 3-4 Charges
LED Light (5W) 76H / 12H/45H 6H / 21H / 6H / 21H
CPAP(DC Outlet) 55H-78H / 23H-40H / / /
Mini cooler (60W) 66H / 37H 18H / 18H
TV (60W) 14H / 7.5H 3H / 3H
Blender(300W) 13H / 6H / / /
Ice Shaver(700W) 3.5H / / / / /
Electric Grill(900W) 50 Mins / / / / /
Electric Pressure Cooker(1000W) 45 Mins / / / / /

Specifications:

 

  • Peak Power: 100 W
  • Cell Efficiency: 23%
  • Power Voltage: 18V
  • Power Current: 5.55A
  • Open Circuit Voltage: 21.6V
  • Short Circuit Current: 6A
  • USB Outlets: 1*USB-A(5V, 2.4A), 1*USB-C(5V, 3A). Note: USB-C can not support PD charging.
  • Operating Temperature Range: -10℃~65℃

 

Note:

 

  • 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

 

Package:

 

 

FAQ

Q1: Why the solar can not produce 100W power when charging to Jackery power station?

As you know , the solar panels are affected by many factors. such as the intensity of the light and the angle of the panel put on the ground. 100W is

tested in an ideal laboratory. However, the intensity of the light constantly changes. In addition, the angle of the light illuminating the solar panel also

changes with the rotation of the sun.

Please try test your solar panel under the full sunlight to see, and make sure there is no shadow cast on the panel.

Q2: Is the solar panel waterproof?

The Saga 100W is not waterproof. To Maximize the lifespan of the module,Please don’t make it get wet.

Q3: How to clean the solar panel surface?

We mentioned this point in the manual. Please use a soft cloth to remove the dust and dirt on the surface.

Use a damp cloth to wipe the surface of the solar module to remove any remaining dust or dirt. Any guano or other adhesive should be removed as

soon as possible from the solar surface to avoid a reduction in performance

10 reviews for Jackery SolarSaga 100W Portable Solar Panel for Explorer 160/240/500/1000 Power Station, Foldable US Solar Cell Solar Charger with USB Outputs for Phones

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    Auntimom

    At 70 years of age, I’ve been a camper/hiker, of one kind or another, ever since my Dad threw me over his shoulder and took me fishing. Over our years together, we had many adventures in Mother Nature’s Grandeur, but, in those days, the only ‘technology’ that went with us was Dad’s bamboo fishing pole!Today, car/tent camping is my choice and with all the electronics that we all think is necessary now days, I had to find a way to power all my toys while exploring the backroads of America. I wanted a substantial power source, but it had to be portable and could be recharged if it was needed for longer excursions.Being from the Stone Age, I figured I’d end up with some kind of gas or propane generator, but as I researched, I discovered the new world of high capacity portable batteries with built in AC, DC and USB plugs, rechargeable with AC, DC or a Solar Panel. If you’d like to learn more about which Portable Power Station I chose, see my review of the Jackery Explorer 500 (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/RQ5LWS1DHIDBW?ref=pf_ov_at_pdctrvw_srp)Since I have a road trip planned for next summer, I wanted to obtain some kind of solar panel to keep my Explorer 500 charged up, so I chose Jackery’s SolarSaga 100 Portable Solar Panel and decided to experiment with it over the Winter. I received prompt delivery of my new Solar Panel and as it turned out, it was just in time for the first test. Living on the rural Oregon Coast, it’s not unusual to loose power when there’s a storm. Although I did have some modern conveniences ( wood heat, running water and propane generator to keep the frig/freezer going and the camp stove for cooking), I’m happy to report that despite being without electricity for 4 days, I was able to keep my toys and my neighbors toys charged. We were able to watch all the TV we wanted through our iPads and MacBook Pros and kept all our iPhones (3), iPads (2), MacBook Pros (2), Bluetooth Speakers (4) and Bluetooth lanterns and flashlights (6) fully charged. Life would have been very boring if I hadn’t been able to keep our ‘toys’ functioning, so I felt this was an excellent investment.Included are pics of my Jackery Explorer 500 with the complimentary SolarSaga 100 Portable Solar Panel which shows the rugged, compact unit encased in a protective storage bag with attached pouch for cables and instruction card. Support legs are attached as well which flip out to angle the panel properly for sun exposure. One edge has a compact plastic enclosure encasing the plug-ins and a storage compartment for the attached charging cable. I decided to keep the panel hooked up to the Explorer 500 all the time so it was fully charged and ready for whatever ‘toy’ needed power. Fortunately, the sun finally came out and then the panel did an even more outstanding job of keeping us going.This was a good ‘dry run’ to get familiar with this unit’s capabilities, as I do a lot of car camping every summer and now have a better idea of how this set up will serve me as I travel and in future home emergencies. Some reviewers have questioned why Jackery’s SolarSaga Solar Panels (60 and 100) are more expensive that other brands. Folks, we all know that some manufacturers produce higher quality products made with high end components and constructed properly. Personally, I always try to purchase the very best product I can afford, so if that means spending a little more, it’s usually worth it. The other important and valuable aspect of choosing a top notch product is choosing a reputable company that provides excellent service and stands behind their products. We’ve all had poor experiences with companies that provide little customer service or worse yet, no customer service. Let me tell you that the Jackery Staff is the very best that you’ll find! Prompt, polite and frankly, I get the sense that they are genuinely concerned that you are happy with their products. I simply had some general questions on their equipment functionality, and I received feedback within a few hours, not days!If you’re looking for an outstanding, top quality portable compact power station with a complimentary solar panel, I highly recommend spending those few extra bucks (it’s not that much more) for Jackery’s Products. If you just can’t afford the larger units, then start out with a smaller power station and the 60 watt solar panel. They offer various capacity power stations (160, 240, 500 currently, but are coming out with a 300), two solar panels (60 and 100 watt) and several portable power banks of a variety of sizes to throw in your pocket that can supply you with much needed power for your outdoor adventures or as emergency backup.Take the leap with Jackery, Friends, as you’ll be making a solid investment and you’ll be very pleased with their customer service!

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    J Kessler

    I purchased the Jackery Explorer 500 and the SolarSaga 100 watt system together to use in our full time fun in our 4×4 adventure van. We love to be off grid taking our van into the backcountry mountains, deserts, grasslands, along rivers and oceans, you name it. Even on the infrequent times when we pull into an RV park with hookups, we often will place ourselves in a quiet private spot away from the cramped RV spots.Out comes our screen tent, chairs, big sun umbrella, propane fire pit, laptops, iPads and the Jackery Explorer 500. Then the SolarSaga is set up in about 2 minutes by retrieving it from the rooftop cargo box, open it up, place it leaning against its legs and plugging it into the Jackery. No fuss, no muss. Works instantly. I plug in my laptop to the Jackery, sit on the picnic table and surf the web, play games, watch YouTube, plan our next adventures. I have been in pouring rain in the Washington rain forest inside my screen tent just happy as can be with my laptop and Jackery 500 to power it. I do not have the SolarSaga set up in the pouring rain though. My MacBook Pro uses a lot of power when gaming but the SolarSaga keeps the Jackery 500 topped off. It is beyond me how the SolarSaga keeps up with the laptop power but it does. The Jackery charge usually stays at 100% dropping to 98-99% intermittently. When just charging the Jackery 500 without power draw from electronics, the SolarSaga impresses me how quickly it recovers charge percent.So enough about the power aspect. Let’s talk about convenience. The SolarSaga makes it real easy to get solar power. It opens up from a fairly compact size and is set up in a minute or so. It looks and feels very quality and it is light as can be. The covering has a nice feel to it. It appears that there are water resistant zippers on the pocket that hold the power cords and cover the power port. This could help keep water at bay should your SolarSaga be left out in some LIGHT rain. The unit is not claimed to be waterproof, but I have heard from reliable sources that they have had the SolarSaga in rain (not heavy rain) without issue. It will probably happen to me as we have frequent unexpected rain showers where we go. But normally, I retrieve the SolarSaga in an instant when the clouds roll in.When it is time to pack up, I simply unplug the power cord from the Jackery 500, roll the cord up and place it in the zippered pouch of the SolarSaga, fold the unit in half and snap it shut, fold the legs against the sides and the velcro holds them tight against the sides. Then I put it in the rooftop cargo carrier and that is it. Again, about a 2 minute process. The SolarSaga is extremely thin, very light, feels like quality materials, seems durable, and puts out some good power. That’s pretty much what I need it to be.So yeah, I’m happy with it. Any downsides? Hmmm. Okay, the included power cord could be longer. I have purchased a separate 30 foot 8mm female/male extension from another manufacturer to reach when the sunny area is far away from the Jackery 500. I haven’t tried the extension yet so I don’t know what power loss there will be yet with the longer cord.One other thing to mention, I am very paranoid about my SolarSaga walking away from my site. Well, there are some convenient grommets at the corners of the solar saga. Unwind a thin wire cable (50 feet is enough) to the SolarSaga, secure it with a simple lock and lock the other side of the cable to your vehicle. It keeps the casual thief from walking away with your solar panels. It’s enough security for the vast majority of where you will be. When the SolarSaga is near my vehicle, I have a much more robust cable to lock it to my vehicle. I believe those grommets were designed as a way to tie your panels to an object so they don’t move in heavy wind. The SolarSaga will tip over if a gust comes along without securing them but most of the time, they do fine on their own.I hope this helps you in your research of what portable solar panel to get. I did my research too. Some selling points for me are the two year warranty, good customer service (I have heard), quality of the unit, and ease of use/compatibility with the Jackery Explorer 500. I have no ties with Jackery so what you have here is the real deal review. If ANY issues come up, I promise you I will do an INSTANT update and tell you all about it. I have a feeling that Jackery will be very responsive to help out if any issues arise.

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    Shane

    Okay, I will start out by saying I am a U.S Service-member with over twenty years of Honorable service. With that being said I’ve done multiple tours to almost every desert in the Middle East, tours in tropical environments, tours in some pretty secluded off grid undisclosed locations. I only put this out there because I’ve had the pleasure of being a Jackery customer for years and years and the Jackery 240 portable power station, , the Jackery Solar Saga 60w tri-fold panels, and the small Jackery portable chargers were compact and lightweight enough to fit into my pack with ease and leave me room for the other essentials. Imagine being in the middle of nowhere and have a weeks worth of power at your fingertips for recharges, lights, portable fans, small burner for coffee and cooking. Then being able to say it never failed you, always recharged quickly, and has been through the worlds harshest conditions and environments, yet functions like the day you pulled it out of the box. So this began my Jackery passion. Which led me to purchase the Jackery 500. Everything I’ve said above applies to the 500 ten fold folks. Being Military my pay isn’t great so I’ve had to accumulate these items over the course of years, however never have I had to justify spending the money to my wife, as long as I said the word Jackery. Because she’s used the items as well here at home guard. My son plays Football and daughter plays soccer in the Nevada desert just miles away from where the annual Burning Man event is held. Hot dry desert climate, no trees for shade, just direct unrelenting heat. This genius woman, the love of my life used our Jackery Portable power stations to run dual fans, and a small refrigerated trucker cooler during daytime practices in a pop up sunshade tent, all neatly placed in one of those little soccer mom wheeled totes, and a folding low loveseat chair. Talk about super mom, with lots of friends who also wanted to stay cool. Then when night fell and the kids weren’t finished with practice, my lovely wife handed over the Jackery 500 to the coaches who then plugged LED lights into it and lit up the field for the kids giving us an extra hour or two to practice without the heat. This convinced her to give me permission to buy the SolarSaga 100w panels. Money was tight but she gave me the go ahead and we’ve never looked back and haven’t got an ounce of regret or buyers remorse for a single product. But this review is neither for the the Jackery 240, the Jackery 500, the SolarSaga 100w or 60w panels. It’s not even for the Jackery portable chargers. This review is to let you know, the day the Jackery 1000w Portable Power Station became available we did not hesitate for a second to buy it. With the stories we heard from friends about California and Washington power outages, the Covid-19 Pandemic, and any one of the many RV trips we take into Gods country to get away from it all for a few weeks, we both agreed this was the best thing for our family. Why use heavy loud generators, carry fuel, deal with all that monotonous nonsense, when you could literally live off the Jackery Families products. I say Family because over the years I’ve had multiple email contacts and numerous phone calls with them, and every interaction was amazing. Courteous, professional, and the products are literally second to none. The Jackery 1000 is my newest addition and there’s nothing I can say about it that the 240 or 500 don’t already represent. Twice the power, twice the life, multiple solar panel options, can recharge through car, wall, or good ol sunshine. I could get technical and go down the path as some of these reviewers do, but you anyone can read the box. I can sum everything the box says by just telling you that these products, put out by this amazing company, can enhance anyone’s life, save somebodies life, and will probably last your the rest of yours. It’s a no brainer for us. I’ve purchased every product so far with a smile knowing its perfect and the people handing it to me care enough to treat you as if you were family. These panels are amazing and I’ve got cleaner and faster charge times with them than I have with our RVs eight 4ftx2ft panels

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    Paul Harbin

    My brother-in-law and I are the people in the family who do in-depth research into everything we buy. Several years ago my brother-in-law recommended the Jackery 6000mAh Portable Travel Charger. Love it when he does the research for me! He said it was the best small electronics charger out there and he bought one for everyone in his family. I got one and could not have been any more pleased. Now all five members of my family each have one as well and use them all the time!Next… I bought the Jackery AC 23200mAh Portable Laptop Charger for our laptops and iPads. Much more powerful than the 6000mAh and has an AC plug as one of the output options. Love it for using my computer outside and am constantly having to get it back from my son who uses it to power his occasional day long gaming sessions on the iPad!Most importantly, the Jackery Customer Service has been incredible. They always respond quickly, and when one of our small chargers had a problem, they immediately sent us a new one, no questions asked!Having such a great experience with Jackery, I decided to get the Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 500 and it’s been awesome! We live in an area where the power goes out for short periods on a regular basis, so I figured this could help us get through those times without having to deal with the mess and smell of a gas powered generator. In addition to emergencies, this is going to be a staple on our long drives, vacations, and car camping trips.All that brings me to the Jackery SolarSaga 100W Portable Solar Panel. I was intrigued by the simplicity and portability of solar panels that could keep all of my electronics charged completely off the grid!It actually arrived two days quicker than the estimated time when I ordered it. Unfortunately, it also arrived on a completely overcast, dark winter day, but I figured I’d try it out anyway.Day One: 11:50 am – Connected the SolarSaga 100 to my Jackery 500 which I had purposefully run down to 0% for the test. As I said, it was completely overcast. Using the supplied Anderson Solar Cable connector, the Jackery 500 input registered between 6-16 watts and charged to 4% in 4 hours. Not too exciting, but pretty much what you would expect (or maybe even better) on a day with absolutely no sun. The first photos are from that day. Next photos are from sunny days!Day Two: Perfectly clear full sun winter day when I connected the Solarsaga 100 to the Jackery 500 again. at 10:10 am. The input on the Jackery 500 registered between 60-70 watts and charged to 45% in 3 hours. The Jackery website says the Solarsaga 100 should fully charge the Jackery 500 in full sun in 14 hours, so 45% in 3 hours was much better than I expected! The temperature during those three hours was 48-54°FLater in the day I set it up facing the low western sun at 3:30 pm CST. The input registered at 25 watts until I lost the sun completely behind the neighbors house at 4:00.Day Three: Another clear sunny day. Plugged it into the Jackery 500 at 8:30 am with morning temperatures being a bit lower than the day before. The input ranged from 50-70 watts and charged the Jackery 500 from 45% to 81% in three hours. Once again, much better than expected!The SolarSaga 100 also includes one USB-C outlet and one USB-A outlet. At 1:30 pm, I plugged my iPhone 7 Plus and the Jackery 500 each directly into Solarsaga 100 With the sun behind a leaf-less pecan tree the input registered 26-28 watts (32-33 watt input if I disconnected the iPhone). My iPhone 7 Plus charged from from 40% to 91% in 1.5 hours. Even without the Jackery 500, the Solarsaga 100 seems like a great way to directly charge cell phones, cameras, iPads, laptops, or anything else that connects with USB-C or USB-A cables!The set-up and breakdown of the the SolarSaga 100 panels is extremely quick and simple. It opens like a book and has two stable legs that pop out to stand it up to face the sun. When you fold it together again it stays closed with the help of what seem to be a couple magnets in the corners. Since my house is surrounded by trees and other houses, I had to move it several times in order to keep it in the sun. Each time I moved it took about 15 seconds.While I was testing the solar panel, I had several work men (who also happened to be hunters) working on a project at my house. They were all super intrigued by the SolarSaga and the Jackery 500 for future off grid hunting trips and for taking with them on their worksites to keep their power tools charged. They said they usually park their trucks in places where there’s full sun and that they’d just lay the panel on the roof of the pick-up truck.Overall great purchase. I’d very much recommend the SolarSaga 100 for its efficiency, simple clean design, portability, and durability potential. As with my other Jackery products, it’s perfect for emergencies, travel, and any time you just might be away from a normal power source. Perfect back-up for your electronics as long as you have some sun!

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    Raezer

    This review is for Version 2 of the 100W SolarSaga Solar Panel. The new foldabledesign SolarSaga 100W Version 2 color is black and orange, has a hard case stylelike my Jackery 50Watt Solar Panel with magnetic locking when closed with a firmTPE rubber handle, weighs 8.74Lbs making it a lightweight and durable solar panelwith built-in kickstands to allow different angles to point to sun, open dimensionsare 48.89″ x 21.81″ x .19685″, closed dimensions are 24.44″ x 21.81″ x 1.77″, hasone USB-A 5V/2.4A, one USB-C 5V/3A built into side of panel which are exposed andshould include a cover for these USB ports. The rest of this review is a from aprevious review. I have a lot of experience with Jackery products, their productsare top notch. I use ALL quality made Jackery products and only Jackery …period.I have 1 Jackery Explorer 500Wh, 2 Jackery Explorer 240Wh, 1 Jackery PowerBar77Wh, Jackery 100W SolarSaga version 1 solar panel, the new Jackery 100W SolarSagaversion 2 solar panel, 50W Jackery solar panel kit and Jackery Protective CarryingBags which I highly recommend to protect your battery bank and investment. I gocamping regardless of weather conditions about 120+ days a year. I have a 21′ RVwhich I use sometimes and 30 tents of various sizes, shapes and designs which Imodify each one for my needs. I camp all over the USA and keeping my devices chargedup is of great importance. I remote into my clients so I depend on recharging my 2laptops, hotspots and other gear. I used it while on a 3 week camping trip to HOTArizona for a gathering. I recharged 4 Action cameras, 4 Mavic Pro batteries,iPhone6, six 18650 batteries for 12v Fan, and 10000mah portable battery pack. Whenthe Explorer 500Wh Power Station was at 45% charge, I would set solar panels outside7:30am and reposition them thru out the day and was at 100% by 5:30pm on sunny nocloud days. If you look at the picture of shade on the panel, it was still chargingwhereas most panels will not charge at all when shade is on even 10% of some panels.The 3 Jackery solar panels kits I have are well made. As my device chargingrequirements have increased, I love Jackery so much I purchased Jackery SolarSaga100W Portable Monocrystalline Solar Panel version 1 and version 2 and glad I did.The Jackery SolarSaga 100W Portable Monocrystalline Solar Panel gives me poweroutdoors and offers a high conversion efficiency up to 23% which really good.It provides 100W peak power, 18V Max, 5.5Amps power current, 21.6V opencircuit voltage, 6.1Amp short circuit current, 23% cell efficiency, operatingtemperature range is 14F/149F, 64 cells, rated lifecycle is 10+ years, version 12 built-in USB Type A ports, (version 2 has 1 USB-A 5V/2.4A, 1 USB-C 5V/3A),weight is 5.5Lbs (version 2 weighs 8.74Lbs) on my scale, closed dimensions are21.6″ x 22″ x .2″. I do not have much room in my 21′ motorhome so storage isimportant. That being said, this solar panel kit is small, compact and lightweight.I matched this 100W kit with my Jackery Explorer 500 which has 518Wh Lithiumbattery and is packed with features like 110V/500W AC outlet, carport at 12V/10A,3 Type-A USB 5V/2A (20watts max) ports and a backlit digital display showinginput/output/battery status. Everyone should have some alternative in case ofemergency or a power outage. This SolarSaga 100W solar panel is designed with anice rubbery carry handles, two 50W panels in a portable, durable self-containedcanvas type material enclosure with a 2 kick-stands to prop it up to face the sunat different angles as I move it around pointing it towards the sun thru-out my day.It comes with a 8mm cable which measures 20.5″ from tip to tip on one side is anAnderson connector and other side is a male 8mm connector to plug into female port onthe panel. When opened and setup on the 2 included attached kickstands are 2-50Wpanels-one on each side, one 3 meter/9 foot extension cord with Anderson connectorson each end. Simply attach cable to the 20.5″ cable to the panel and 8 Millimeterfemale port on the other end. On the panel there is an LED light which willilluminate when charging. There is a tag inside the case with the specificationson it and a water-resistant zipper across the pouch to store the cables when notin use. It has a 2 year warranty and the best technical support and customerservice in the industry. I made my own extension cable to extend the distanceto 35 feet and works perfectly. To clean it use a soft bristle brush to removedust, then use a damp cloth to remove any remaining dust/dirt/guano/bird droppings.This 100W panel kit is not rated as being waterproof, it drizzled/sprinkled onmine a couple times and continues to work perfectly. In case of high wind, I usethe built-in grommets and tie it off to the side of my RV. Yes the solar panelsare a little pricey, but they are well worth it. They are very convenient, wellmade, foldable which take up a smaller foot print when not in use, tough andrugged, and do the job as described. Being able to charge multiple devices at thesame time such the my iPhone, 2 hotspots, 2 laptops, iPad4 tablet, 4 Mavic Probatteries and 4 action cameras, etc. Using SolarSaga 100W panel kit, In myexperience you rarely get 8-10 hours of perfect sun each day, that’s why it willvary in charging times, however, in summer good full sun 6-8 hours charging myExplorer 240 and 10-12 hours charging my Explorer 500. You can charge a varietyof batteries using this 100W solar panel kit and you can make or order AndersonConnector to MC4 connector adapters. I am able to charge anywhere with good sunWITHOUT having to carry 5 gallon gasoline and my heavy loud smelly 2200wattinverter generator making my setup eco-Friendly, compact, lightweight and verymanageable. As a pair, the Jackery 100W SolarSaga panel kit and Jackery Explorer500W Lithium Portable Power Station it truly is a portable plug and play powerstation I give it 2 thumbs up!

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    Merriam W.

     We have a nrgGO solar panel that we use to charge our 400W portable power station. Even though the nrgGO panel is compatible with Jackery portable power stations using an Anderson to 8mm connector, it’s cumbersome and bulky and not very portable. This is why we decided to get the Jackery SolarSaga 100W portable solar panel because it folds easily and is lightweight, unlike the panel we already have. I’m a firm believer in you get what you pay for. This is definitely worth it despite it being higher priced compared to similar products in this category. Its design and features is deliberately thought out and you can tell by its high quality and intricate details.Weighing a little less than twelve (12) pounds, this is a lightweight solution for on-the-go power from the sun. Coupled with our Jackery Explorer 1000, we can harness the power of the sun and keep all of our devices and appliances charged and never have to worry about being without power or electricity. This combination is perfect for camping or long road trips because you can recharge your lithium power station with a constant source of renewable power, without spending an additional penny.This solar panel is pretty slick and nicely designed. It’s extremely lightweight, super thin, folds easily and in turn doesn’t take up a lot of space. The foldable design makes it easy to transport and conveniently fits in the trunk of your car or any storage space. I like that when it folds, there are two holes or handles which makes it easy to hold and carry. These handles are also magnetic so they clasp together to prevent it from opening up. There are two (2) adjustable fold out kickstands to prop the panel up once unfolded. The tilting design from the kickstands allows you to get up to 25% more solar energy than if it were to lay flat.When I first tried to connect our Jackery Explorer 1000 power station to the solar panel, I couldn’t find the DC charging cable and searched far and wide for it in the box. At first, I thought it was missing but soon realized that it was stored in the built-in zippered pouch which keeps the necessary cords handy which is genius. Now I don’t have to worry about losing my cables and have a place to easily store them. Second, I couldn’t figure out where to plug the DC cable from the solar panel, but I came across a small compartment labeled “DC Output” which I opened and there was a connector wire inside to connect the cable from the solar panel to the power station. Watch my video to see a product demonstration with all of these cool features mentioned!When I tested this out on a sunny day, the input was at 75W which was impressive. I had left it out for over an hour and it had charged nearly 10%. This truly has a high conversion efficiency rate of up to 23% which can generate more energy and perform better than conventional panels. As an added bonus, there is a built-in USB-A and a USB-C port on the side of the panel to charge your devices such as your smartphone and tablet straight from the panel. There’s also no need to worry about your phone suddenly frying because there is a surge and short circuit protection.Please note that this solar panel is not compatible with the Jackery Explorer 440/ PowerPro. This is also not waterproof, so make sure not to leave it out in case of rain or inclement weather. You want to keep this solar panel from damage because it is a really nice product. If you register your product on Jackery’s website, the warranty period is 24 months which is a nice benefit. I read that Jackery allows two (2) of its SolarSaga 100W panels to be connected up to 200W in parallel, keeping the voltage at a safe level. I’m curious to see how this works with two (2) panels and this would charge my Explorer 1000 even faster. I would possibly consider purchasing an additional panel to test this out especially since this is a really nice and high quality solar panel.

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    Serenity Now

    Due to the pandemic, I decided to upgrade my emergency kits. I came across the Jackery products here on Amazon and read hundreds of great reviews, and now I am hooked.I started out with the Jackery 240. I liked it so much that I immediately ordered the 500. Then they came out with the 1000, so I got that one, too. I also got two of the Jackery 60w solar panels, as well as two of the 100w solar panels. All of the products are amazing. They are easy to use, quiet, very portable, and they look great.All of the power stations come with a wall charger and a car charger, as well as a pouch for the chargers. I really like how Jackery includes the pouch so chargers aren’t all over the place.The solar panels have a zippered pouch attached on the outside, which is also great. The cables that connect the solar panel to the power station are long, so you can keep the power station out of the sun while you recharge it. You can also charge your small devices directly from the solar panels (when they are in the sun) via a USB port.The 60w solar panels cannot be connected to each other (as far as I can tell), but you can connect two of the 100w solar panels together. The connector is included with the Jackery 1000 power station, not the solar panels, fyi.One thing to note about the Jackery 1000 (besides having more power) is the DC 12v output (i.e., cigarette lighter hole) is now covered with a rubber flap. There were many reviews that complained about that being exposed, and it seems that Jackery listened.Jackery makes carrying/storage cases for the power stations, too. I have one for the Jackery 240, and it is a very nice case. I will probably get one for the 500 and 1000 in the near future.I haven’t used these products extensively yet, but I look forward to years of use whether camping, traveling, power outages, etc. A huge thumbs up — I definitely recommend.

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    Amazon Customer

    A post PGE California power outage customer here.I got both this and the lighter-weight 60W, so this review is a comparison. I would have just bought the 60W first, but it was out of stock, so I bought this one; then the 60W became available again a day later. Thanks to Prime free shipping, I figured I would compare them and keep the one I thought better suited my needs.[NOTE: maybe because the 100 W is so big and heavy, I could only get totally free return shipping by taking the panel to the nearest Kohl’s store. To bring it to UPS for returning, the shipping would have cost $12. That surprised me–I’ve never run into it before.]The 100 W is sturdy, solid, has the capacity to charge off 2 built in USB ports directly. A very well designed panel, I liked it a lot. It is pretty big, and would take some wind without being bothered. It weighs 9 lbs.The 60W is much flimsier. It weighs only 3 lbs. It would blow around in a lighter wind. It has no way to charge anything off it directly, only the hookup to the Jackery battery power station (I got the 240. Love it.). The 60W is also $120 cheaper than the 100W. You can see why, when you sit them side by side. There’s just less to it. But it does its job perfectly.Both have a zippered pouch for storing the connection cable right with the panel. Both have kickstands that help the panel stand up at an angle. The 100 W is more secure with its two kickstands than the 60W is with its three parts and only one kickstand; but you can put the battery behind it to help hold it up, which also keeps battery out of direct sun. The 100 W holds itself closed with magnets. If you want to carry it with one hand, you’d need to buy the separate case. The 60 W has snaps and becomes a sweet little portfolio type thing with a handle. You can carry both it and the battery station easily with one hand.So it all depends what you want.I set them up side by side and used the battery station as a meter. Under the same conditions (sunny day in November), the 100 W was putting out 63 Watts, the 60 W was putting out 50. (Other reviews say the battery charges at 43 W, so each would work equally well if that’s true.)One other time I tested it, the 60W panel was putting out 52 watts. Good job, in weaker autumn sun!I’m keeping the smaller and less expensive 60W one. I like its lightness and smaller bulk, and I don’t think I’ll have many occasions when I would want to charge something and not have the battery with me. (But like many others, I wish that Jackery offered an adapter for the plug that would let you charge from the 60W panel directly. )Customer service says the 100W will charge the battery quicker. On an inefficient/less sunny day, I’m sure it would make a difference. You could also charge the battery and your phone or whatever separately and at the same time. It’s a terrific solar panel. I give it 5 stars because it’s just personal preference that I want something less big and heavy.I give the 60W one 5 stars too. And am very happy to be better prepared for the next outage. Unless it happens in a winter storm, in which case any solar panel would be useless–but I’d still have the charged up battery to get me through at least a couple days of being able to stay quite functional.

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    Stephen Coscia

    The Jackery SolarSaga 100W Solar Panel is among the higher priced products in this category and in my opinion, it’s worth the extra money. Upon first inspection, the precision fit, form and function of this product conveys much forethought by the product’s designers. From the durable plastic trim to the cable compartments, everything fits together for practical utility. Yesterday, I connected the SolarSaga 100W to my Jackery 500 Power Station and the two products perform well.I did take advantage of a 15% discount from HOBOTECH which lowered the price enough to make this purchase a slam dunk.

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    Anthony Story

    I recently purchased my 100w solar saga and only used it once! And I love it!!!! First off it’s so easy to open / lay out/ plug in and put away! Second, it’s sooo light! Third, as soon and the sun hits it, it starts working. Comes w a power output to use on my Jackery e500 portable battery and also 2 USB so if I go out i can charge my phone or whatever is needed that uses usb! And keep it hiden inside it’s zipper compartment. Before purchasing this I did actually contact customer service through email and they reached out by the next day. They were so helpful, caring, and solved all my concerns. I’m so happy with jackeryUSA all around! I’ll buy from them again!!

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