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4.8 | 11,895 customer ratings
95% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I ordered this power station knowing it probably wouldn’t get to me until after Hurricane Florence had hit. This seller knew that too, so they took it upon themselves to send me a really nice, large battery pack charger at no cost to make sure I would have something before the storm to get me through. Who does that?I never write
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By Catherine Coday
This product works well, but there is a challenge for CPAP users that needs to be considered. The "passthrough" power on the 110v outlet is not actually passthrough. What this means is that the 3-hr cutoff time affects this outlet, as well, so if you intend to use this device as a UPS during storms while you sleep, you'll need to
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By Alan_in_NC
Needing something to power my CPAP machine while camping, I chose the Jackery Explorer 240 and it has surpassed both my needs and expectations.This is an update as I have enjoyed using the Jackery Explorer 240 numerous times over the past year. The E 240 continues to provide consistent power to my CPAP machine. On numerous occasions I
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By Jeff T.
4.8 | 7,293 customer ratings
97% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
At 30amps it will let you use 3500 watts, and that's more then enough for a refrigerator and a deep freezer, three box fans, the WiFi, 50 inch flat
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By CLS
Amazon needs to correct the description, the three outlets are 5-15R, not 5-20R. The Champion site clearly states "Equipped with a fan-style group of (3) standard 5-15R outlets". For most this may not matter, but if you are trying to connect a 5-20P plug it will not fit. The 5-20P has one blade perpendicular to the other; the
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By HappyBoater
This cord is made by Xuanhua (in China) and is marked as such at both the connectors and on the cable itself. The cable has no Champion branding or markings. I figured it was worth paying a little more than the "off-brand" options to get something you can trust. Unfortunately I paid more but ended up with the "off-brand" anyways.
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By Ryan T Smith
4.8 | 5,814 customer ratings
96% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I live in Florida and this is a must have for power outages, camping, and hurricane preparation. It’s so much easier than a traditional generator. It’s also a much cleaner solution and easier to have available when needed. The display screen is very helpful as far as knowing whether or not it’s fully charged. It has ample outlets
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By S. Scott
The Jackery Explorer 500 is a solid, well designed product. The unit is rugged and compact with nothing on the exterior to break off or catch on nearby objects. The display shows charge level, charging wattage, and use wattage, all very handy. The pure sine wave inverter provides a clean AC supply at 110V, 60 hz. The unit charges in 8
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By eL Cid
You better be certain you want to buy this item sight-unseen because the seller doesn’t allow returns!Wish I had known that before I spent so much money.
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By Cindy
4.8 | 3,770 customer ratings
97% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
works great. See photos for install. you will need a hole saw bit or spade bit to drill through siding and band joist or side sheeting to run waterproof conduit. My only complaint is that I wish the supplied ground that connects to the box from the outlet was solid 10 gauge copper instead of stranded... when connecting the 10-3 Romex
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By JD
Like other reviews, this is a great quality box, the manufacturer recommends using minimum 10 gauge / max 8 gauge wire, we installed the box with 8 gauge wire without problem, easy to install, but hire a Certified electrician to do this job, this box must be used with a combination of a transfer switch or Interlock, I decided to use an
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By Pedro D.
Purchased for my generator hook up at main panel. The build quality is good. My only comment is the same as some of the other reviews. The removable cover that contains the plug in socket has an rear lip that must fit over the stationary cover that gets screwed in place. If you attach the base to a flat surface, you will not be able
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By AddisonJ
4.8 | 3,281 customer ratings
97% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
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
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By Shane
Today is March 30th and decided to give the Explorer 1000 another chance. I plugged in my regular things: laptop, portable monitor, IPad and IPhone. Started my day at 7:00 AM and finished 3:45 PM. To my surprise the results were different. I had 67% remaining. It fair to say, I needed to let the Explorer settle in. Love the fact that I
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By Steve S
Let me start off by saying I'm a little biased as I already really like Jackery's products as well as their support team. I have owned the Jackery 120 and 240 units, and this was my latest addition. Like the headline states, this is my favorite Jackery to date. Below I'll list some specs, the reasons why it's my favorite Jackery power
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By Jason
4.8 | 2,924 customer ratings
95% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
A post PGE California power outage customer here.I got both the 100 W 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 the 100 W one; then the 60W became available again a day later. Thanks to Prime free shipping, I figured I would compare them and
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By Amazon Customer
I use the Solar Saga to charge my Jackery 240 which recharges a lot of handheld devices on a daily basis. The panel is lightweight, compact and sets up in less than a minute. While parked in your camper, RV, car, truck, etc. you can place the panel on your dashboard faced toward the sun with the 240 charging on the floorboard. This works
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By K. Hatfield
The Solar Sega is the latest component added to our emergency preparedness schematic, which also includes the Jackery 160 and 240 Power Stations, as well as a host of power banks, etc. During short term power outages (which don’t necessitate cranking up the generator), the 160 and 240 each have a primary job addressing design flaws in
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By Amazon Customer
4.8 | 2,119 customer ratings
96% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
[Update: Jackery announced on 1/28/2021 that the updated Explorer 300 can now be charged through the 60W USB-C PD and be used in parallel with the 90W AC wall charger. This provides for a combined input of 150W, nearly cutting the charging time in half!]Back in April, I purchased the Jackery Explorer 1000 and the Goal Zero Yeti 500x
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By Outdoor Enthusiast | Geek | Photographer
There's really nothing to add here that most other reviews haven't already said.For me, this is my third unit that I've bought. I own:1- Jackery 500- first unit purchased. Ran my full size refrig for several hours in the February snowstorm when power was out here in Texas2-Jackery 1000- most recent purchase3- Jackery 300- needed
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By Invoxicated
I own the Jackery Explorer 240 and the 1000 models and have had great results with them, so I figured the new Explorer 300 would be an excellent power station too. It is interesting to note that the 240 and the 300 models are the exact same size (i.e. for a case or other needs). I tested the 12v outlet to see if it had regulated
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By zuma
4.7 | 9,162 customer ratings
95% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I bought a 7500 watt Champion generator and in two months time, I have used it 3 times. I felt very uncomfortable using the generator uncovered. I put off buying this cover but after second outage, decided to buy it. Its a 5 minute install. No tools needed. I do not know about its claim to withstand 70 MPH winds, but I can tell you
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By Frederick Nunes
I bought this Champion Weather-Resistant Cover for my new Champion 3400 Dual Fuel generator. I love the heck out of my superbly-engineered generator, but this cover is "meh."The cover fits over the Champion 3400 snugly, but it's not very robust. It works fine for keeping dirt and rain off a stationary unit, but campers, workers and road
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By hotdog12
We often lose power during winter storms -- and that means rain and wind when a generator is needed (usually at least 3 times each winter). Studied specs on this cover and, from reviewer comments, thought it was more practical than other 'generic' covers with fiddly frame-to-dome connections, and so decided to see if it would work on
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By Michael D
4.8 | 1,211 customer ratings
96% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Finally finished my project. The transfer box comes with excellent instructions and is solidly built. Their web site has very good videos for installing this product. The biggest problem for my installation was the identification for the circuit breakers(40+ year old panel and a lot of changed/mislabeled breakers). So after several
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By TLeedom
Mounted inside my garage to power a minimum of things if a power outage happens. This would keep my heat system working and can be switched to keep a freezer and refrigerator working depending on what season we have a power outage. It won’t keep an entire house up on a generator during a power outage. It has been tested and it works
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By Ron
Wired this up to my breaker box in the garage. I now have six circuits that will be powered by my generator to run my well, chest freezers, refrigerator, and other kitchen outlets, etc.. So if we loose power during a hurricane or other storm, I will not loose any food and I can have fresh water also to use, shower, and flush toilets.
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By jcav
4.8 | 1,151 customer ratings
95% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
After researching every option, manufactures as well as reading reviews and watching videos we purchased the Jackery 1000 power station and two Jackery 100 watt solar panels. I wanted to have a solar unit on our camping trips as well as for possible emergencies at home as a quiet and reliable back up to our gas generator. The Jackery
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By Sammy
I happened on the smaller model as I'm a full time RV'er. Showed it to my son after some research he upped me to the 1000. Day 1 I ran my single serve coffee, high watts 800 while heating the water but you don't use all day so that short burst only took me down to 96% Charged all of my electronics, laptop phone etc. Ran my desktop
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By Jason W.
We bought the Jackery 1000 bundle with 2 solar panels directly from Jackery (sorry Amazon), based on great customer reviews, and thought we would be happy. The unit seems like it would work well, with one very important exception, at least for us. We live in northern New York where ice storms can take down power for days or even weeks
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By cenobite
4.6 | 5,668 customer ratings
93% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
This generator checks all the boxes. I was looking for a generator big enough to run my air conditioning, well pump, fans and lights. I found it. At first it was having trouble starting my air conditioner, but I had my hvac guy install a “hard start” on my ac and it starts it without fail now. It’s a 3&1/2 ton unit. Based on the
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By RJ
Dickinson, Texas, checking in here right after our little winter storm that rolled through. At 3am our lights go off and now I’m walking around in the dark while I get dressed. It’s freezing outside as it’s Monday morning and this thing just rolled in. By the time I find all my layers, and this is Texas so we usually don’t need
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By Roger De La Cruz
Had the gen for a month and it died! Couldn’t get a hold of tech support! Then I get an email asking for proof of purchase, serial number and when it ran last. The questions were fine but the email stated after I answered them a tech would help me troubleshoot the problem? To see if the problem was operator error I took the gen to
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By DR Novielli
4.6 | 4,948 customer ratings
92% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Well....hurricane Irma visited us a few days ago...I ordered this Champion 4700/3800 last year...it stayed packed in the box until a day before Irma was to arrive.My son got it ready in less than 15 mins.Filled it will the oil that came with it.Filled it with gas and cranked that baby up just to test and show me what to do...easy
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By Lisa H.
I purchased this generator without the battery start option. I called and emailed Champion to verify the following information befor I purchased this generator. The reason why I purchased the non electronic/electric start is because if battery is dead or has been taken out (for some reason) of the generator, you cannot pull start this
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By Brad
If this has 10 stars we would give it 11. Hurricane knocked out our power and this generator ads life bearable. In three days we used two tanks of propane. We used it to keep two refrigerators running, ceilings fans operating and light on. Ran approximately 14/15 hours a day. Did not run at night. Neighbors are planning to buy and one
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By Connie
4.6 | 4,719 customer ratings
90% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Based on our current use we would recommended this generator to everyone. It is very solid generator and meets our needs. We purchased this generator because we live in Florida and do to Hurricanes. For a low cost high powered generator that runs on propane or gas, I think you would be hard pressed to find another that has all the
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By DRE1965
I rarely write reviews, but I know for this purchase, I relied some what heavily on the verified reviews. First off I work in the construction world, and feel I have a above average aptitude for trouble shooting, installation, and confidence of use. The generator came on a truck with a Tommy gate, and the driver unloaded and placed in
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By Shawn C.
We purchased this generator because after Hurricane Matthew last year we determined we did not want to go without water and air conditioning in Florida. We have had to put it into use because of Hurricane Irma, and based on our experiece so far we would say it is a great tool for your storm preparations.We have been running on the
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By FL-Reviewer
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4.6 | 3,514 customer ratings
93% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
This is one of the better generators that I've owned, and I can recommend it for a number of different situations. This review also contains a few operational items that you should be aware of, a number of important tips, and some useful accessories you may want to consider.Initially, I was confused about what made this unit a
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By J. Mccormick
The Champion Hybrid Generator is fantasticI have no complaints at all with this generatorHere are some of the features that makes this generator great1. Fuel shut off valve2. Easy to empty and add oil3. The 292cc engine keeps the generator from going into overload with higher start up wattage demands when in eco mode4. 4000 watts of
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By chess101
tl;dr: All the other positive reviews are spot-on. Great genset for the modern house full of sensitive electronics.However, here are some things you must know not all mentioned elsewhere:0. READ THE FULL MANUAL FRONT-TO-BACK BEFORE ANYTHING. DO NOT RELY ON THE QUICK-START GUIDE AS THE HURRICANE IS HITTING.1. The “12V” DC output:
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By igoeco2001
4.6 | 2,864 customer ratings
93% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I love this generator. Like many of people reviewing this generator, I live in California, where the new normal is unexpected power shutoffs in Northern California. Having gone through 5 days without power, and the associated turmoil of cleaning out two refrigerators it was time to purchase a generator. My friend has a big 5,000 watt
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By John G Morelli
Love this generator. It is super quiet. You can talk normal standing next to it. I have 3 years experience with the "RED" brand of generator and this one will give it a run for the money. I can buy 3 of these for the cost of the other. The video is from 3 ft away.UPDATE:Used this at hunting camp for 10 days this year and everyone in camp
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By Jeremy Henry
Most modern, small portable generators are grounded through their frame and built to conduct current from away from critical areas (like the gas tank) but the user manual clearly states this unit has to have an external ground to operate safely. Yes, it requires an external ground even when NOT hooked into another electrical system i.e.
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By RP~ZAreviewr
4.6 | 2,787 customer ratings
91% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Mine, according to Champion tech support, "was shipped with a defective computer". I'm disappointed for sure, but going to give it another shot with a replacement generator of the same model. I'll update this review if the replacement is any better.Update:I received a replacement generator in two days. It started on the first pull, and
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By Average Joe
I have owned a Champion 46537 generator since 2013, and it has been a solid machine. It’s a “regular” generator, so though powerful it’s also pretty noisy. I’d been wanting a smaller inverter generator for a few years now to be able to QUIETLY run smaller stuff during power outages (among other uses). I’ve seen them coming
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By JB
I never intended to run this unit with gasoline. Like many had mentioned, the unit was impossible to start on propane if you trust the dial markings. I was pulling it so many times and priming it over and over and it would not startup. After I google for this issue also reaching out to champion customer service (which was useless) one
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By hotdogakamike
4.7 | 852 customer ratings
92% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I got this specifically to cool the house down for at least a few hours during the hottest part of the day after a hurricane. The humidity and heat without power after a hurricane can be severe. This unit (on gas or propane) will run a whole house A/C system along with your refrigerator and freezer and a few other things too. This will
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By GearHead48
Starts up no problem. Having the LPG option is great especially for shorter outages or testing your set up as there is no residual fuel in the system to rot out lines if left behind. I hooked everything up on the 50amp and it powers the entire house. Stress tested it with all the lights on and the sinks pouring hot water which forces
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By Matthew E Foster
Great machine but one design flaw. When buying a 50 amp cable make sure you get the straight plug and not the right angle one. The right wheel makes it almost impossible to get the plug
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By Steven Scheck
4.6 | 2,110 customer ratings
93% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Waited a year to review (about 100 hrs on the machine)..Ok, here's the deal. Take it from a retired home builder with lots of generator experience, if you plan to rely on this unit to make a daily living, (think food truck) I would save my pennies and go for the twice as expensive Honda only because they are proven to last forever. But,
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By Amazon Customer
I purchased two of these units, along with the parallel connection kit, for use with my RV. My main goal was to be able run the 13,500 BTU air conditioner and to recharge the deep cycle house battery. We've had the units out on just one outing so far, but the units both performed well. We did not need to use the air conditioning on
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By DVB
This is a total rip off. We purchased this generator from amazon and bought SquareTrade extra warranty. We used it 2 times total. Does not even have 4 hours on it. Went to service this year (fresh gas and oil etc) and overload light on and won’t put or charge anything. Called SquareTrade and after supplying all documentation and
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By chezrob
4.7 | 719 customer ratings
95% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Keep this in mind, while reading this: I have a 2100sq ft house that is 100% electric. A 4-ton Carrier inverter heat pump/AC unit, ALL LED lighting in my house, well pump, Whirlpool inverter refrigerator, 3CU FT chest freezer and small beer fridge and 30 gal water heater.So I purchased this, but had not had a chance to really put it
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By itpmguru
I'm not familiar with the ETL ratings and so I bought this cord based on the strength of the product review by Sanpete (2/2/19). He took the time to check those ratings and matched them against other more familiar standards... namely ANSI & UL [Quote=Sanpete] (In this case, that's ANSI/UL standard 817 and CSA standard
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By S4L ~ Shopper4Life.......
Bought this for power outages after storms to get the generator away from the house. Don't have transfer switch for the house circuits, but I need it specifically to run our well pump. I put an L14-30 connector in the electrical line to the pump near the electrical box in the basement and can disconnect that from the house and then to
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By Allen D. Reinecke
4.7 | 621 customer ratings
94% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
This unit looks just like the photos and seems to be well made. Two not-so-obvious features that I really liked.1) it has a couple of bright LED's on the inside outlet box. they come on when there is generator power available. They are pretty bright and helpful when you are trying to get things plugged in during a power failure.
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By R. W. Parks
This is something I had designed in my head before the guy at the home improvement store showed it to me but this is much better than my design and is much easier to install. The unit was cheaper on Amazon so I ordered here. Bottom line: this is an excellent solution for the problem of "how do you get a wire into the house from the
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By ofm_5
So, like most people with a generator, I wanted to use it when the power goes out at my home. Alas! My city has a slew of crazy requirements before I can get a permit. So in the mean time, this will suffice until I can make the Code Enforcement people happy with running the power into my electrical panel.I'm more than handy. I've
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By C. Geary