As inflation and energy prices continue to rise, an increasing number of people are turning to solar power as a means of obtaining free energy.

One way people are taking advantage of solar is with solar generators.

Archimedes famously said “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.”

Solar is like that, you can run anything if you have a big enough system. But it can be hard to estimate how big that system needs to be when it comes to solar, and that’s where we come in. Here’s what you need to know about running your extension cord with a solar generator.

Yes, as an example the GE home Electrical 1.6 extension cord draws 1.6 watts of power per hour of use. This means a larger solar generator like the Jackery 2000 can power it for 1 hour and 21 minutes on a full charge. Use our calculator on this page to estimate more or different devices.

To answer that question concisely we had to make a lot of assumptions. We chose the GE home Electrical extension cord because GE is the number one brand of extension cords and surge protectors. This also assumes that the generator is not running anything else simultaneously.

Other devices will have different energy consumption characteristics, but this gives you a good idea.

How Long Can a Solar Generator Power My Extension Cord?

This really depends on which solar generator you have, but as noted, a larger unit like the Jackery 2000 can power it for 1 hour and 21 minutes on a full charge.

Use the calculator on this page to estimate which Jackery model is suitable for the devices you enter.

Assuming we stick with the GE home Electrical extension cord as an example, below are the answers for several different models of Jackery solar generators. They are listed from larger to smaller capacity so you can see how they vary.

## Jackery Models Powering Your Extension Cord (Examples)

How Long Can a Jackery 1500 Power My Extension Cord?

The Jackery 1500 can power the GE home Electrical 50251 (16 AWG) (13 A) extension cord for 57 minutes on a full charge. Use the calculator on this page to estimate other devices. This assumes no other devices are drawing power from the generator.

How Long Can a Jackery 1000 Power My Extension Cord?

The Jackery 1000 can power the GE home Electrical 50251 (16 AWG) (13 A) extension cord for 37 minutes on a full charge. Use the calculator on this page to estimate other devices. This assumes no other devices are drawing power from the generator.

How Long Can a Jackery 880 Power My Extension Cord?

The Jackery 880 can power the GE home Electrical 50251 (16 AWG) (13 A) extension cord for 33 minutes on a full charge. Use the calculator on this page to estimate other devices. This assumes no other devices are drawing power from the generator.

How Long Can a Jackery 550 Power My Extension Cord?

The Jackery 550 can power the GE home Electrical 50251 (16 AWG) (13 A) extension cord for 20 minutes on a full charge. Use the calculator on this page to estimate other devices. This assumes no other devices are drawing power from the generator.

How Long Can a Jackery 500 Power My Extension Cord?

The Jackery 500 can power the GE home Electrical 50251 (16 AWG) (13 A) extension cord for 19 minutes on a full charge. Use the calculator on this page to estimate other devices. This assumes no other devices are drawing power from the generator.

How Long Can a Jackery 300 Power My Extension Cord?

The Jackery 300 can power the GE home Electrical 50251 (16 AWG) (13 A) extension cord for 10 minutes on a full charge. Use the calculator on this page to estimate other devices. This assumes no other devices are drawing power from the generator.

How Long Can a Jackery 290 Power My Extension Cord?

The Jackery 290 can power the GE home Electrical 50251 (16 AWG) (13 A) extension cord for 10 minutes on a full charge. Use the calculator on this page to estimate other devices. This assumes no other devices are drawing power from the generator.

How Long Can a Jackery 240 Power My Extension Cord?

The Jackery 240 can power the GE home Electrical 50251 (16 AWG) (13 A) extension cord for 9 minutes on a full charge. Use the calculator on this page to estimate other devices. This assumes no other devices are drawing power from the generator.

How Long Can a Jackery 160 Power My Extension Cord?

The Jackery 160 can power the GE home Electrical 50251 (16 AWG) (13 A) extension cord for 6 minutes on a full charge. Use the calculator on this page to estimate other devices. This assumes no other devices are drawing power from the generator.

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## Summary of Jackery Solar Generator Models Powering Extension Cord

Jackery Solar Generator Models | How Long Can It Power Your Extension Cord? |

Jackery 2000 | 1 hour and 21 minutes on a full charge |

Jackery 1500 | GE home Electrical 50251 (16 AWG) (13 A) extension cord for 57 minutes on a full charge |

Jackery 1000 | GE home Electrical 50251 (16 AWG) (13 A) extension cord for 37 minutes on a full charge |

Jackery 880 | GE home Electrical 50251 (16 AWG) (13 A) extension cord for 33 minutes on a full charge |

Jackery 550 | GE home Electrical 50251 (16 AWG) (13 A) extension cord for 20 minutes on a full charge |

Jackery 500 | GE home Electrical 50251 (16 AWG) (13 A) extension cord for 19 minutes on a full charge |

Jackery 300 | GE home Electrical 50251 (16 AWG) (13 A) extension cord for 10 minutes on a full charge |

Jackery 290 | GE home Electrical 50251 (16 AWG) (13 A) extension cord for 10 minutes on a full charge |

Jackery 240 | GE home Electrical 50251 (16 AWG) (13 A) extension cord for 9 minutes on a full charge |

Jackery 160 | GE home Electrical 50251 (16 AWG) (13 A) extension cord for 6 minutes on a full charge |