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DJI Power 1000 Review: The Ultimate Portable Power Game-Changer?

DJI Power 1000 has a slick and modern look hero

In need of robust portable power? The famous drone manufacturer – DJI – just launched their new line of power stations, which, I am sure, will impact the market. I was lucky to be one of the first users to be able to get my hands on the power station and test it out in the field.

The DJI Power 1000 delivers with a 1024Wh capacity, multiple charging options, and a sturdy design. This DJI Power 1000 review assesses its performance for various scenarios, ensuring you know if it’s the right fit for your demanding power requirements, from charging drones to handling emergencies.

Quick Summary

  • The DJI Power 1000 boasts a substantial 1024 Wh battery capacity, capable of delivering a powerful 2400W output, all within a 28.7 lbs (13 kg) package.
  • It features a wide range of charging options, including solar and fast charging, alongside an array of ports for diverse device compatibility, and a unique DJI Power SDC super-fast charge for drones.
  • The power station is designed with safety as a priority, incorporating 10 fuses for circuit protection and an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) mode, backed by 26 product test certifications.
  • The DJI Power 1000 supports rapid recharging, achieving a full charge in just 70 minutes, and offers various charging methods, such as wall, car, and solar.
  • With its comprehensive safety designs and passing 26 rigorous product test certifications, the DJI Power 1000 provides users with confidence in its reliable and safe operation.
DJI Power packed inside of its carrying bag
DJI Power packed inside of its carrying bag

DJI Power 1000 Overview

The DJI Power 1000 is more than just a portable power station. It’s a high-capacity energy solution designed to meet the needs of the most demanding users. Utilizing advanced Lithium ferrophosphate (LFP) battery cells, this power station offers a robust 2200 to 2400 watts of power output.

Built to last, the DJI Power 1000 is constructed from flame-retardant materials and can support up to 220 lb of weight, making it a durable companion for all your adventures.

Battery Capacity and Weight

The DJI Power 1000 notably impresses with its significant battery capacity. At 1024 Wh, it boasts double the capacity of its smaller sibling, the DJI Power 500. However, this extra power does come with additional weight. Weighing in at 28.7 lbs. (13 kg), the DJI Power 1000 is nearly twice as heavy as the Power 500, which weighs 16.1 lbs. (7.3 kg).

But don’t let that discourage you, the DJI Power 1000 is actually lighter than its competition, like the Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus and Goal Zero Yeti 1000X.

Maximum Output Power

Its maximum output power is another feature that sets the DJI Power 1000 apart. The DJI Power 1000 can deliver a solid output of 2400W, ensuring you have all the power you need for high-power devices and applications.

This makes it an ideal choice for users who need a reliable and powerful energy source, whether for outdoor activities, emergencies, or even grid power backup.

the front interface of DJI power 1000
DJI Power 1000 interface

Connectivity and Charging Options

Ports and Compatibility

The DJI Power 1000’s power ports are well-equipped to cater to various devices. It features a variety of output ports including USB-A, dual PD 3.1 USB-C ports with a maximum power output of 140W, DC outputs, and two AC output ports capable of handling various devices.

Whether you need to charge your laptop, phone, or even your drone, the DJI Power 1000 has got you covered. It doesn’t stop there, with its multiple output ports, you can charge several devices at once, making it a great device for outdoor activities and power emergencies.

Charging Methods

Flexible charging methods that cater to your needs are another advantage of the DJI Power 1000. Whether you’re at home, on the road, or out in nature, the DJI Power 1000 has a charging method for you. When connected to grid power, this portable power station supports 1200W recharging, with a fast recharge mode achieving full charge in as little as 70 minutes.

On the go? No problem. The power station can be connected to a car’s power outlet using the DJI Power Car Charger to SDC Power Cable, compatible with both 12V and 24V inputs. For off-grid adventurers, the DJI Power 1000 supports solar charging, offering an environmentally friendly recharging option and promoting sustainable power consumption.

DJI Power 1000 interface
DJI Power 1000 interface

Fast Charging Capabilities

I found that the DJI Power 1000 isn’t just about power and versatility, it’s also about efficiency. This power station features a dedicated fast charge function for DJI drones, known as the DJI Power SDC super-fast charge.

This function drastically increases operational flight time for drone users, making it an invaluable tool for content creators and hobbyists alike.

Power SDC Super-Fast Charge Function

The Power SDC super-fast charge function is what sets the DJI Power 1000 apart from other power stations. This feature allows for rapid charging of DJI drone batteries, such as the Mavic 3 Series and Air 3 series. With this function, a Mavic 3 Series Intelligent Flight Battery charges from 10% to 95% in approximately 32 minutes, and a DJI Air 3 Intelligent Flight Battery in about 30 minutes.

So, whether you’re a professional drone operator or a drone enthusiast, the DJI Power 1000 ensures you spend less time charging and more time flying.

Charging Time

As for the DJI Power 1000’s own charging time, well, I tested this function myself, as well as watched some other reviewers on Youtube, and I believe we all came to a similar conclusion. You’ll be pleased to know that this power station can be fully charged in approximately 70 minutes, with an 80% charge achievable in just 50 minutes.

This means you can quickly recharge drone batteries, like the DJI Power 1000, your reliable backup power source, and get back to powering your devices in no time.

portable fridge connected to the DJI Power 1000
BougeRV Portable fridge connected to the DJI Power 1000

Real-World Applications

Having covered the specifications and features, let’s now examine the DJI Power 1000’s performance in real-world scenarios. I had a chance to bring the power station with me on a couple of early spring camping trips, and I believe that it could be my go-to power station.

The DJI Power 1000 station is a great all-rounder for many activities.

It can recharge a smartphone approximately 57 times or power a car refrigerator for about 19 hours continuously, making it an excellent solution for various scenarios.

Using the DJI Power 1000 on a Camping Trip

Even though it wasn’t the best season yet, I took my DJI Power 1000 on one of my camping trips in the Rockies. This allowed me to try the tool out in the environment where I’d use it the most. And having a capable power station during the colder weather was pretty great.

Despite the DJI Power 1000’s robust battery, it was surprisingly easy to carry around in the campsite. The setup was a breeze, especially with the solar panels which, thanks to the clear skies, soaked up the sun’s energy efficiently.

Throughout the trip, the DJI Power 1000 became the camp’s power hub. It charged smartphones, kept LED camp lights glowing into the night, and ensured our camping fridge stayed cool, preserving our food for the duration of the trip. Everyone kind of gathered around it as if it was the heart of all camp.

I also connected my friend’s portable electric grill, which allowed us to enjoy a hot meal with the backdrop of the great outdoors. And we even had a heater, which would have totally worked, but it wasn’t cold enough for us to use it.

Throughout all these activities, the DJI Power 1000 handled the load with ease, proving to be more than just a backup—it felt like we had tapped into the grid, miles away from civilization. Its performance in the wild proved to me that a solid drone brand can produce amazing power station that are built to take a hit.

I was also able to test it a couple of times on my fishing trips. It was ideal because I had to bring a battery-less car refrigerator to keep the fish in, that constantly needs a power source. DJI Power 1000 performed very well, and kept the fridge going for the entirety of the fishing experiences.

Comparing DJI Power 1000 to DJI Power 500

DJI Power 1000 vs DJI Power 500
DJI Power 1000 vs DJI Power 500

Comparing the DJI Power 1000 with its sibling, the DJI Power 500, reveals some differences. While both power stations come from the same lineage and share similar features, there are key differences in terms of battery capacity and maximum output power that set them apart.

Battery Capacity and Weight

Firstly, the DJI Power 1000 offers twice the battery capacity of the DJI Power 500, with 1024Wh compared to 512Wh. However, this extra power comes with additional weight.

The DJI Power 1000 weighs 28.7 lbs. (13 kg), nearly double the weight of the Power 500, which weighs 16.1 lbs (7.3 kg).

Maximum Output Power

In terms of maximum output power, the DJI Power 1000 also has the upper hand, offering more than double the maximum AC output power of the Power 500.

So, while the Power 500 is more portable, the Power 1000 offers significantly more power, making it the better choice for power-hungry applications.

DJI Power 1000 vs Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus

dji 1000 vs jackery exploer 1000 plus
DJI Power 1000 vs Jackery Exploer 1000 Plus

Turning to a comparison between the DJI Power 1000 and a competitor’s model, the Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus, both power stations offer high-capacity batteries and robust features, but there are some differences in terms of battery capacity and maximum output power.

Battery Capacity and Weight

The Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus has a larger battery capacity of 1264.64 Wh compared to the DJI Power 1000’s 1024 Wh. However, the DJI Power 1000 is lighter, weighing 13 kg, while the Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus weighs 14.5 kg. So, while the Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus offers more power, the DJI Power 1000 offers better portability.

Maximum Output Power

In terms of maximum output power, the Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus offers 2000 W continuous and 4000 W peak, which is greater than the DJI Power 1000’s 2200 W continuous and 2400 W peak. However, it’s important to note that the DJI Power 1000’s maximum output power is more than sufficient for most applications and devices.

DJI Power 1000 vs Goal Zero Yeti 1000X

DJI Power 1000 vs Goal Zero Yeti 1000X
DJI Power 1000 vs Goal Zero Yeti 1000X

Lastly, a comparison between the DJI Power 1000 and the Goal Zero Yeti 1000X, both power stations are well-regarded in the portable power market, but how do they stack up in terms of battery capacity and maximum output power?

Battery Capacity and Weight

With a battery capacity of 1024 Wh, the DJI Power 1000 matches the Goal Zero Yeti 1000X in terms of energy storage. However, the DJI Power 1000 is lighter, weighing 13 kg, compared to the average portable power station weight, making it a more portable option.

Maximum Output Power

In terms of maximum output power, the Goal Zero Yeti 1000X can deliver 1500 W continuous and 3500 W peak output power, while the Power 1000 offers 2200 W and 2400 W respectively.

Pricing and Availability

The DJI Power 1000 is not only competitively priced but also readily available. Here are the prices for US and Canada:

DJI Power 1000 Price Range

When it comes to value, the DJI Power 1000 stands out in the competitive portable power station market. In the United States, the retail price is set at $999, which is currently discounted to $699.

This pricing positions the DJI Power 1000 as a more affordable option compared to its main competitors. For instance, the Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus and the Goal Zero Yeti 1000X, two big names in the power station industry, are usually priced higher.

The Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus typically retails around $1,199, while the Goal Zero Yeti 1000X often comes with a price tag of $899. Thus, the DJI Power 1000 not only offers robust features and performance but also provides great value for your buck, making it an attractive choice for consumers looking for quality at a more accessible price point.

Accessories and Add-Ons

A range of accessories and add-ons are available to boost the functionality of the DJI Power 1000. These include:

  • A protective storage case for easy transportation
  • Adapter modules for solar panels for eco-friendly charging
  • Fast charge cables for different DJI drone models for efficient power transfer
DJI Power 1000 connected to a DJI solar panel
DJI Power 1000 connected to a DJI solar panel

To Sum Up

In conclusion, I really liked the DJI Power 1000. I knew I got a solid product the minute I touched it. It is built not only to function as a great charging tool, but it is also built to last, and with portability in mind.

It is a high-capacity portable power station that delivers on all fronts. Whether you’re a drone enthusiast, an outdoor adventurer, or someone who values having a reliable power source during emergencies, I think that the DJI Power 1000 is a good investment.

With its robust battery capacity, versatile connectivity options, fast charging capabilities, comprehensive safety design, and real-world applications, the DJI Power 1000 can be every outdoor enthusiast’s go-to power station.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the battery capacity of the DJI Power 1000?

The battery capacity of the DJI Power 1000 is 1024 Wh, providing ample power for extended use.

What is the max AC output power of the DJI Power 1000?

The max AC output power of the DJI Power 1000 is 2400 watts.

How many times can the DJI Power 1000 charge a mobile phone?

The DJI Power 1000 can charge a mobile phone approximately 57 times. That’s a lot of power to keep your phone charged up!

Why You Can Trust My Reviews

As an avid outdoor enthusiast with a passion for camping and exploring the great outdoors, I try to personally test every item I review. My experiences in the great outdoors serve as the ultimate testing ground for the gear I recommend.

I try to put every product to the test. I’m not one to get lost in the jargon of technical specs; instead, I focus on the real-world usability of gear like the DJI Power 1000. My reviews are straightforward and to the point, telling you exactly what you need to know: does this product work for the outdoor activities we love?

Whether it’s lighting up a campsite or keeping our devices charged on a long hike, if I recommend something, it’s because it’s made my time outdoors more enjoyable and hassle-free.

How I Tested The DJI Power 1000

As with most of the gear I get my hands on, I took my new DJI Power 1000 on multiple outdoor trips that I had planned in advance. I also usually grab additional gear that need a power supply or to get charged. I took the power station with me on a car camping trip and multiple fishing trips.

I used the DJI Power the way I would use any other power station for camping – using it extensively, sharing it with my friends, testing the solar charge and charging devices at the same time, and trying to figure out how long can it power my gear.