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Jackery Portable Power Station Generator Explorer 240 240Wh Emergency Backup Lithium Battery 110V 200W Pure Sinewave AC Outlet Solar Generator for Outdoors Camping Travel Fishing Hunting

Last Updated: 30 Dec 2018 (Refresh Now)
8.5
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/10
Total Reviews
103
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Review Summary - 94 recent, verified reviews

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Charging
 46
charging, charged, solar panel, battery, solar
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Perfect for camping people that can't live with low charged phones.  ...  "
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" ...  I did have one small problem with the car charging cable which had nothing to do with the charging unit.  ...  "
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" ...  I ran a 26" floor fan for three hours, right out of the box (came with a 48% charge).  ...  "
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" ...  Fully charged, the Jackery ran the Dreamstation for three days with power to spare. ... Recharges wonderfully from Paxcess 50W solar panel.  ...  "
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" ...  IT WORKS GREAT ON THE BOAT, KEEPS THE PHONES CHARGED IF NEEDED, BUT MOST OF ALL WORKS A LIGHT THAT GETS PUT OVERBOARD AT NIGHT WITHOUT HAVING TO HOOK IT TO THE BOAT POWER.  ...  "
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" ...  We use the remaining 12% power for overnight charging 2 phones and a tablet. ... Charges to 100% in less than 4 hours using generator power, shore power or 12 volt DC adaptor. ... Solar charging is optional and we have not tried it.  ...  "
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" ...  I try to keep all our devices charged and ready to go, but it's easy to forget and an outage can occasionally last longer than a single charge. ... It's a small, sturdy, easy to tote battery (the handle is integrated conveniently into the body of the unit), with connections for 12v, USB, and AC powered devices, and it includes charging cables for AC and 12v (solar charging is an add-on option).  ...  "
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" ...  The first thing I did when it got to my house was plug it in to charge. ... I started out easy- I set it out at a BBQ and let people use it to charge phones and whatnot. ... I never plugged it back in for a recharge in the entire week.  ...  "
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Battery Life
 27
charge, power, charged, fully charged, power station
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Part of the kit is a 12VDC charger that feeds of a car battery. ... This will replace that so that we can have full battery backup as well.  ...  "
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" ...  It is versatile offering you 3 ways to recharge the device. ... I was able to charge 8 of my devices before the Explorer 240 got down to 0% battery. ... As a disclaimer, all these devices were recharged through their official included chargers starting at 30% battery life until 100%  ...  "
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" ...  Get it fully charged in preparation for the folorence hurricane.  ...  "
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" ...  I spent a lot of time researching different battery banks.  ...  "
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" ...  This really is a cool battery. ... I knew it might have been a reach for this battery, but a good sale price convinced me to try it. ... I’ve been a fan of Jackery battery chargers for phones and appreciate that this company values their products.  ...  "
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" ...  I try to keep all our devices charged and ready to go, but it's easy to forget and an outage can occasionally last longer than a single charge.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for camping people that can't live with low charged phones.  ...  "
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" ...  This battery is an amazing addition to anyone’s battery arsenal. ... Whether you need power when you are in a remote locationor in a power outage, this battery has you covered. ... Although the price may seem high at first, if you actually compare it to other battery’s of similar style, it is very similar. ... This is also able to replace gas generators in certain situations, which can cost much more than this battery. ... This battery has many amazing features, that make it the best battery powered, generator replacement. ... This power station has all of the normal Jackery safety features, that help to protect your battery, and you. ... The battery provides good battery management for long lasting of the battery even when it’s not being used.  ...  "
For Travel
 26
trip, road, tailgating, trips, station
+100%
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" ...  I used this to charge my phone more than 10 times when I traveling in mountains.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a great deal for off-road and camping enthusiasts!  ...  "
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" ...  Very portable, and can be taken on road trips, camping events, tailgating (football is here!)  ...  "
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" ...  Fortunately, I received it before I went to the camping. ... The size makes it perfect to take on camping.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought the Jackery unit recently to take on a camping trip.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased this power station for our annual family traveling event. ... It is much lighter than I thought and it provided us with enough power backup (which I have to say is very important for road trip).  ...  "
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" ...  This is a must have item for camping trip. ... If fully charged, it'll last for my entire camping trip for a few days, I'll never go on a camping trip without it again.  ...  "
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" ...  I use it to power my CPAP when camping.  ...  "
Size
 22
small, power, light, jackery, portable power station
+100%
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" ...  Lightweight and well built.  ...  "
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" ...  This power station is light and portable.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for camping/picnics/tailgates.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a really small, light weight portable power source.  ...  "
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" ...  more portable than i thought.  ...  "
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" ...  The size makes it perfect to take on camping.  ...  "
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" ...  I love my Jackery 240 Portable Power Station, it works great. ... Its small, light weight and so portable, but it packs a big punch, lots of power in a small package.  ...  "
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" ...  comes in very handy when I use at day outings .  ...  "
Display Clarity
 9
solar, shows the power, power level, panel, led screen
+100%
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" ...  I added their 50w solar panel and look forward to seeing if it can last a whole week with sunny weather.  ...  "
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" ...  The LED screen that shows the power level is so helpful so you always know the power lever.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to operate and like that the display lights up to see at night.  ...  "
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" ...  Both the power stationed and the solar screen performed as stated.  ...  "
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" ...  It also has a LED screen shows the power level.  ...  "
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" ...  It also has a LED screen shows the power level.  ...  "
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" ...  Has very nice LCD readout and lots of varied outputs.  ...  "
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" ...  The display lets me know how much battery I have left and shows how much I'm currently drawing, letting me make smart decisions about what I charge when, and what to let run off of battery for the time being.  ...  "
Build Quality
 8
feels, unit, overall, good, easy
+100%
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" ...  Its build quality is very good and the overall design layout is eloquently simple and to the point.  ...  "
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" ...  Very good quality - extremely sturdy.  ...  "
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" ...  Product is a well constructed champ!  ...  "
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" ...  It's a small, sturdy, easy to tote battery (the handle is integrated conveniently into the body of the unit), with connections for 12v, USB, and AC powered devices, and it includes charging cables for AC and 12v (solar charging is an add-on option).  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to quickly put into action and feels solidly built.  ...  "
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" ...  The unit feels solid overall.  ...  "
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" ...  The design feels sturdy.  ...  "
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" ...  Just opened the unit and very impressed by the construction.  ...  "
Power Consumption
 7
watts, outlet, machine, energy, able
+71%
-29%
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" ...  My machine drew 6 watts of power as shown on the digital display.  ...  "
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" ...   The Jackery Explorer 240 is honestly a great portable power bank!  ...  "
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" ...  Being able to power on/enable the 12v socket separate from the 110AC inverter gives me peace of mind that I'm not wasting energy in making power available when it doesn't need to be.  ...  "
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" ...  I especially like that it shows energy in and out in Watts.  ...  "
Ports
 7
c, thru, ac output, 2 usb, nintendo
+100%
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" ...  There's 2 USB A ports, the traditional AC outlet, and a cigarette lighter port. ... Nintendo Switch via Nintendo USB C to USB A thru USB A output: 199 minutes ... Nintendo Switch via Nintendo USB C to AC thru AC output: 110 minutes ... 2018 MacBook Pro 15" via USB C to AC thru AC output: 110 minutes  ...  "
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" ...  Instead they really went out of their way to ask for my address and provide me replacements for both the power and the 12v adapter charger as well.  ...  "
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" ...  The readout lets me know what percentage of power is left to use I like the flexibility of having usb, a/c and carport Since this unit is a nice compact size and light weight it is also easy to use out in the yard or take along on a camping trip or to a tailgate.  ...  "
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" ...  The unit has 2 USB ports, but you can add a USB hub if you need to plug in more than two USB devices.  ...  "
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" ...  Able to use multiport adapter on ac unit.  ...  "
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" ...  I DO wish that it had one extra AC outlet and perhaps another USB port, but we do make do with the one ac and 2 USBs.  ...  "
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" ...  The Jackery Explorer 240 has 2 USB outputs and one AC output to push the power to your devices.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 7
jackery explorer 240, devices, power, outputs, laptops
+100%
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" ...  There are enough outputs for all of my different devices.  ...  "
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" ...  Recharging your devices via the Explorer 240 is also very versatile.  ...  "
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" ...  Can easily charge phones, speakers, laptops, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  With all of the hurricanes, I figured I needed something for my laptop, phone etc.  ...  "
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" ...  Equipped with several outputs, this device packs a punch and will keep your devices running for at least several days.  ...  "
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" ...  The Jackery Explorer 240 gives you outdoor portable power that can help power lights, phones, laptops, TVs, blenders and much more. ... A few things that I really love about the Jackery Explorer 240:  ...  "
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" ...  It kept my laptop and phones charged while I was camped.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 6
use, portable, like, display, small
+100%
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" ...  The handle makes carrying it around easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Very compact and portable, interface is easy to figure out, and I especially like the display which lets you know the system load while in use.  ...  "
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" ...  Very small and portable, extremely easy to use. ... I was very impressed with the quality and easy of use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to operate and like that the display lights up to see at night.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use.  ...  "
Capacity
 6
house, station, power station
+100%
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" ...  Would be great to have around the house, as it’s definitely very useful.  ...  "
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" ...  We have well stocked emergency kits for each of our cars and our home.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased this power station for our annual family traveling event.  ...  "
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" ...  I needed a power station for my apartment patio since there are no plugs and it works great!  ...  "
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" ...  It definetly supports my power needs living the van/camper life.  ...  "
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" ...  LOVE THIS, highly encourage everyone in an apt or house get at least ONE type of generator for those SHTF days .  ...  "
Design
 6
quality, good, sturdy, overall, feels
+100%
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" ...  Its build quality is very good and the overall design layout is eloquently simple and to the point.  ...  "
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" ...  The form, design, and feel of this unit is great!  ...  "
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" ...  The design feels sturdy.  ...  "
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" ...  The unit is very well built.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 5
+80%
-20%
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" ...  I think its one of the best purchases I've made this year.  ...  "
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" ...  I used mine for half a month and already love it!  ...  "
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" ...  So far, it has worked flawlessly  ...  "
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" ...  This also shipped must faster than the original date and came in a few days early!  ...  "
Marketplace
 5
product
+100%
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" ...  So that's right about at the rated 240Wh as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  I was able to purchased most of the items with discount coupons.  ...  "
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" ...  I would buy anything from this seller!!!  ...  "
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" ...  Product came overnite. ... Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Will be using it in the Ecuadorian Amazon.  ...  "
Price
 4
worth, point, 99
+100%
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" ...  Definitely worth it!  ...  "
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" ...  So when I seen these on sale I popped on 2 of them because of the price point of $199.99, down from $249.99 and $299.99 respectably.  ...  "
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" ...  This is an awesome purchase and well worth the money.  ...  "
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" ...  That's a lot of flexibility at this price point. ... It's a solid little power station at a fair price.  ...  "
Weight
 4
light, small, power, portable, source
+100%
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" ...  I am very pleased with solid construction and light weight.  ...  "
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" ...  The weight of the Explorer 240 is amazingly light for what it offers.  ...  "
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" ...  Its small, light weight and so portable, but it packs a big punch, lots of power in a small package.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a really small, light weight portable power source.  ...  "
Delivery
 3
+100%
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" ...  Got the product 2 days after placing the order and I 've been loving this one so far.  ...  "
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" ...  Product came overnite.  ...  "
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" ...  Delivery was sooner than expected!  ...  "
Water Resistance
 3
+100%
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" ...  I tested the Jackery 240 as soon as I got it charged and it worked great, it powered my water heater for days with no problem.  ...  "
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" ...  Or, for dry camping.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for at the Park, hiking, camping or at the pool.  ...  "
Storage
 3
unit, running, refrigerator, cf25, vehicle
+100%
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" ...  This gives me the ability to keep one in the vehicle dedicated to the fridge/freezer and the versatility of a second unit to use away from the vehicle.  ...  "
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" ...  The most important test the 240 unit had to pass was running the Dometic CF25 refrigerator. ... The warmer area of the CF25 is due to the refrigerator design (does it on A/C).  ...  "
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" ...  This was a better solution than trying to use a bunch of smaller chargers because we had enough capacity that we never had to worry about running out of power.  ...  "

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Size:  114 meters
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