Buddies, I’m not what you’d name an skilled overlandist, which is a phrase I’ve now discovered exists to imply once you go tenting in a truck. A part of the method of overlandering is that you simply really sleep in a collapsible tent on the roof of the truck you’re driving. Now, I’ll be sincere and say sleeping on the roof of a truck, even when there are elastic straps stopping you from falling off, is just not what I’d name a enjoyable weekend journey. Nevertheless it’s the market that Jackery is catering towards with its new idea photo voltaic roof tent, which it confirmed off right here at CES 2024 in Las Vegas and can launch as an actual product by the tip of 2024.
The Jackery Photo voltaic Generator for Rooftop Tent is provided with 1,000W photo voltaic panels (with a 25 % effectivity price). Not like the flimsy panels you may presently purchase, these are inflexible slide-out items that ought to provide a sturdier cover underneath which to sleep. When you’ve parked up and opened the tent, the panels are wired as much as an Explorer 1,000 Plus generator. That’ll maintain 1,264Wh of energy and might output at charges as much as 2,000W, sufficient to energy a 900W cooker for an hour. Plus, you may daisy-chain different batteries alongside to extend the storage additional for longer journeys away from an outlet and/or civilization.
There’s no concrete particulars — but — about how a lot this can value when it reaches retail, or how a lot will change from this preliminary demonstration. However when you’re a giant fan of perching atop a tiny truck roof and making an attempt to sleep, untroubled by the terrifying prospect of rolling over and plummeting a number of toes to the bottom, then this is perhaps the product for you.
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