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Reviewed in the United States on February 2, 2021
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 at a time. As my wife has medicines that HAVE TO BE KEPT COOL, we bought this as a back-up in case we lose power, hoping it would run a small refrigerator to keep her medicines cold. I'm sure the unit would power the refrigerator short term, but herein lies the problem (for us). The solar panels CANNOT get wet with rain, ice, sleet or snow, so they cannot be used outside in inclement weather. If you place the panels behind a large picture window, it greatly reduces the charging power of the panels, and would quite likely be unable to keep the battery charged. The part that irritates us the most is that nowhere on Amazon's nor Jackery's website does it display this information. We did not learn of this unit's limitations until the package arrived and we poured over the enclosed literature. Lowe's has a similar powered unit for half the price ($1,999.99) that has weather-proof, roof mountable solar panels. Had we known then what we know now, we never would have bought the Jackery 1000 bundle.