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Can I Use A Jackery Solar Generator With The Go Power Portable Solar System?

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Can this solar panel be connected to a Jackery solar generator. Do I need a special connector?

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I've reached out to Go Power for your exact question. I've found that if you're wanting to use the Go Power Portable Solar System with Digital Solar Controller - 130 Watt Solar Panel # 34282730 with a Jackery Solar Generator, it would depend if the Jackery product has its own solar controller built into it. Which, something like the Jackery Explorer 1000 Portable Power Station has an MPPT controller which will work, but the controller would need to be eliminated. It is designed for a solar panel output so any expansion panel would work.

To eliminate the controller on the solar panel, you will need to disconnect the wires from the solar panel and solar controller and splice them together so there is a direct output from the solar panel.

A little more on using solar panels with a solar generator. You cannot have two solar controllers in line with the same battery. The portable kit has its own controller as well. Most of these units are designed to simply plug a raw solar panel into the battery and the internal controller handles the charging.

If it does not and has a direct connection to the battery it would work. The only other way to make it work if it does have its own controller would be to eliminate our controller and have the direct output of the solar panel inputting into the Jackery.

I've included some videos for you to watch if you wanted to learn more!

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