DJI Power 1000 review – the best power station for drone users?

Is this the only portable power station that drone users and creatives will ever need?

DJI Power 1000 by car wheel
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Digital Camera World Verdict

Solid, well-built power station with good connectivity that really delivers the power, but it's a bit bare bones. DJI might be the dominant force in drones, but there are more sophisticated power brick alternatives out there. Nonetheless the basics are well covered and, of course, there is extra love for drone users!


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    Rugged, well-built power station

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    Clear display

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    Fast charging or slower option

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    DJI accessories for different drones

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    Good range of ports

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    Delivers power at good wattages


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    No built-in light

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    No wireless charging for phones

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    No app

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    Lacks battery health information

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Large power banks – or power stations – are a handy tool for creators powering lights and recharging drones away from the grid, which might explain why DJI got into the game. 

They're also a staple amongst camping enthusiasts, as well a very useful think to have around the home just in case – a device around this size can power an 'American Style' family fridge freezer all night should there be a power cut.

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Power1024 kWh
AC Output2 sockets, up to 2200W continuous / 4400 peak
USB Output2x USB-A 24W each + 2x USB-C 140W each
SDC1x + 1X SDC Lite
Input1X AC

The Anker Solix C1000 is designed with a more diverse range of options in mind – it has more AC sockets and a light built-in, as well as an app for remote control of the light and to monitor battery health (but no drone fast charging).

Read my full review of the Anker Solix C1000.

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Adam Juniper
Managing Editor

With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

Adam is our resident expert on all aspects of camera drones and drone photography, from buying guides on the best choices for aerial photographers of all ability levels to the latest rules and regulations on piloting drones. 

He is the author of a number of books including The Complete Guide to Drones, The Smart Smart Home Handbook, 101 Tips for DSLR Video and The Drone Pilot's Handbook