Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 240, 240Wh Backup Lithium Battery, 110V/200W Pure Sine Wave AC Outlet, Solar Generator

(10 customer reviews)

Price: $219.99

  • BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: The Jackery Explorer 240 portable power station has been featured as the “Best Portable Power Station for use in the outdoors” by Digital Trends. A classic choice for your pick.
  • EASY TO CARRY: This entry-level portable power station is equipped with a 240Wh lithium-ion battery pack, weighing only at 6.6 pounds. The solid handle makes it easy to carry around for outdoor adventures such as Tent Camping, Road Trip, Backyard Camping, etc.
  • VERSATILE POWER SOURCE: 1* Pure Sine Wave AC outlet (110V 200W 400W Peak), 2* USB-A ports (5V, 2.4A), and 1* 12V DC car port to charge your road trip essentials such as smartphones, laptops, cameras, fans, lights and so on. Pass-through charging is supported.
  • GREEN POWER SUPPLY: The power station can be recharged by the Jackery SolarSaga 60 solar panel or SolarSaga 100 solar panel. Its built-in MPPT controller enables the solar panel to operate at its max power point for the power station to be recharged at its highest efficiency. TWO alternative ways to recharge: through the wall outlet or the car outlet.
  • WHAT YOU GET: 1* Jackery Explorer 240 portable power station, 1*AC adapter, 1* car charger cable, 1* user guide.

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Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 240, 240Wh Backup Lithium Battery, 110V/200W Pure Sine Wave AC Outlet, Solar Generator (Solar Panel Not Included) for Outdoors Camping Travel Hunting Emergency

Jackery

Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 240, 240Wh Backup Lithium

Solar Generator
Portable Power Station
Portable Power Station

DEVICES NOT SUPPORTED

Do not use for devices that are over 200W.

 

  • Blender
  • Electric Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Solar Generator

CHARGE & RECHARGE AT ONCE

Recharge the Explorer, and charge devices at the same time. Keep your power station always at full capacity while minimizing the battery damage.

Safe Power Station

PROTECTED LAYERS OF TECHNOLOGY

Guarded by Battery Management System:

 

  • Over Current Protection
  • Short Current Protection
  • Over-discharge Protection
  • Overcharge Protection
  • Over Voltage Protection
  • Thermal Protection

Solar Generator

FAQ:

Q1: What devices can Explorer 240 power?

A: Please note that the AC output port can only charge/power devices that operate at less than total 200 Watt.

Q2: Can the Explorer 240 be charged while using?

A: Yes, Explorer 240 supports pass-through charging.

Q3: How to know the working times for my device? Why does the duration of some devices deviate from the actual usage data?

A: Working time = 240Wh* 0.85 / operating wattage of your device. The duration of our equipment is based on laboratory data, and the duration of specific equipment usage may vary.

Q4: Does Explorer 240 include a built-in MPPT controller?

A: All Jackery power stations have a built-in MPPT controller.

Note:

When the Explorer 240 portable power station is operating under 10W power for over 12 hours, it will activate the economy mode, and shut down automatically.

Fully charged every 3 months for best results and store it between -20 and 45 °C. Keep your portable power station away from heat and direct sunlight in order to extend its life span.

The power station is not TSA approved.

Due to the big size of Jackery Power Stations & Solar Panels, PO Box address can not be accepted.

SPECIFICATIONS

Capacity 240Wh(16.8Ah/14.4V)
Battery Lithium-ion Battery
AC Output 110V~ 60Hz, 16.4A, 200W (400W Peak)
USB-A Output 2 x 5V-2.4A
Car Output 12V-10A
DC Input 12V-3.5A
Weight 6.6lbs
Dimensions 9.1 x 5.2 x 7.9in
Operating Temperature 14-104°F (-10-40℃)
Recharging Temperature 32-104°F (0~40°C)

Additional information

Brand

Product Dimensions

5.19 x 9.05 x 7.67 inches

Item Weight

6.82 pounds

Manufacturer

Jackery

ASIN

B07D29QNMJ

Item model number

Portable Power Station Generator

Batteries

28 Lithium ion batteries required.

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer

No

10 reviews for Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 240, 240Wh Backup Lithium Battery, 110V/200W Pure Sine Wave AC Outlet, Solar Generator

  1. Alan_in_NC

    This product works well, but there is a challenge for CPAP users that needs to be considered. The “passthrough” power on the 110v outlet is not actually passthrough. What this means is that the 3-hr cutoff time affects this outlet, as well, so if you intend to use this device as a UPS during storms while you sleep, you’ll need to manually turn the device on each night. Also, f you are not running your humidifier, many CPAP machines do not consume 10+ watts of power – so the battery will turn off, and subsequently the CPAP machine will power off, every 3 hours all night long. The way around this is to have your humidifier running so that you draw more than 10 watts of power.As I mentioned, the product works well. However, the auto-cutoff feature and lack of true passthrough functionality could be problematic for CPAP users with severe sleep apnea. Please be aware of this and be sure that your CPAP unit is drawing at least the 10+ watts of power required to keep the Power Station “awake.”I hope Jackery might consider issuing a firmware update that gives the ability to completely defeat the auto-cutoff feature, and/or to make the “wall plug” port exempt when the Power Station is connected to grid power.I would also like to take a moment to mention that Jackery’s customer service group is exceptional and has already reached out to me directly regarding my concerns. Hopefully a method of modifying/disabling the 3-hour inactivity timer will be included in the future.

  2. April C.

    This battery worked great for my sons cpap machine. After one full night with the humidifier part of the cpap machine and the main part of the cpap machine, the battery still had 3/4 of the battery left. The size is also great for camping trips with Boy Scouts.

  3. Anime, Manga and Harlequin Romance Girl

    I bought this item 12/2/2019 and I really wanted to write a review even though I haven’t fully tested it yet. I will update this review once I do all the other things I want it to do. But for now here we go.I bought the Jackery 240 because we lost power for several days in NJ. I was tired of waiting for my husband to fix our broken gas generator. I wanted a rechargeable generator that can 12 volt appliances like little cooking thing or a low powered heater. I boiled eggs/heated food with a sterno cooking thing. It worked but I wanted other alternatives. I know there is a lot of other alternatives for cooking (like propane stuff, wood stove etc) and heat (I used Hot Hands all sizes) and the hubby has all these equipment. But I think he is saving all his equipment for the ultimate doomsday 0_0 and I’d have to ask permission to use them. So I’m like to heck with this I’m going to get my own stuff – something not too exorbitant and not a repeat of equipment he already has. I am supposed to be the helpless female (LOL) but I guess when you have kids (or when you’re tired of waiting to be rescued) you gonna help yourself. Ok that’s my lifestory don’t downgrade my review its down below LOLLLI have the Honeywell HeatBud 250 Watt Personal Ceramic Heater, Black (HCE100). This heater has a low setting – 170 watts and high setting 250 watts. I tested it on both settings and it works! Of course it would be silly of me to use it just for that purpose. As a previous reviewer said, the heater sucked the power off the Jackery and I think it ran between 60-90 minutes. I don’t remember because I was watching TV and then then it just turned off LOL. The Jackery didn’t give me any warning that it was low battery. I also charged other items on the Jackery for 10 minutes before I tested the Honeywell which Im sure drained it a bit but I’m pretty sure it was at least 60 minutes or more before the Jackery was empty. I don’t think I’ll be using the Jackery for heating purposes as that would be such a waste of power. Guess it’ll still be the Hot Hands scenario for heat! But it’s nice to see that the Jackery can power the Honeywell Heatbud heater. So if someone’s hands is close to frostbite I can power on my Honeywell for 90 mins of heat. I also tested a smaller Lasko heater (which I returned actually). The Lasko heater was advertised as 200 watts. It was totally brand new and on first use it was using 240 watts + and the Lasko kept turning on and off. That went on for about 5-10 mins. Then the Lasko began to stabilize and pulling a regular 200watts+ from the Jackery and stayed on. So my assumption was that at first use/brand new the Lasko was trying to heat itself up (??) My Honeywell Heatbud didn’t do that but then again the Honeywell Heatbud was not brand new. But anyway, I’m not too pleased with the Lasko especially as it doesn’t have the tip-over safety feature and lower heat settings. So if I *had* to use a heater with the Jackery it would be the Honeywell Heatbud.I bought a mini hotpot from Amazon that has two power settings 200 watt and 600 watt. I will update my review once I use it either tonight or over the weekend. I am curious to see if the 200 watt setting will work on the Jackery and how long it takes to boil water at the lower setting. I have a review for the mini hotpot somewhere in case you’re curious. But my plan is to use the mini hotpot to boil eggs/heat soups/coffee/chocolate milk for the family faster than the sterno stove (during power outages) and when we go on sporting events several days in a hotel – things like that.The next major test I did (which I would definitely be using the Jackery more this way than any other) was plugging in my Wagan Thermoelectric Cooler/Warmer in the DC outlet – cigarette lighter) My sons had a swim meet competition and we always have hot food cooked. I would use the Wagan to keep it warm for them. In the past I would power the Wagan with my Honda CR-V cigarette lighter. But whenever I turn my car off it cuts the power to the Wagan. Also, there is a warning that in order to avoid the Wagan from malfunctioning I must power off the Wagan then shut my car AND/OR plug the Wagan to the car before powering it on. So with the Jackery 240 I don’t need to worry about any of that! So at 100% I plugged in my Wagan and powered on the Jackery and the Wagan respectively about 730AM in the morning with my 3 already hot spaghetti inside. I never turned off the Wagan or the Jackery. About 5 hours or so later I checked on the Jackery and it was about 40% power remaining! Cool!Since using an electric cooler (and soon my Alpicool compressor fridge/freezer) is mostly what I’ll be using the Jackery for (as well as the mini hotpot if it works) – and the minor charging of other electronics I’d leave this review here for now. My husband uses a CPAP machine – Resmed Airsense 10. I read in the reviews that the Jackery can power this machine so that is cool. Although my husband says he can live without the CPAP since power outages (or vacations somewhere is temporary) I am unable to test this for myself. Since he gets mad if I nag him I won’t bother convincing him. But it’s good know that if need be the Jackery can power his CPAP machine if he ever decides to use it.In summary below are what I like, dislike, the items I used it for/tested with, final thoughts until my next update with other things I want to test it with.What I like:1. Seems durable and high quality – doesn’t look and feel like it will break easily2. Light and portable – carrying it around is no biggie for 5ft me3. 12V DC outlet works (I heard that it gives the max power even when battery is low) it worked well with my 12volt thermo electric cooler4. You can power and charge the machine at the same time (haven’t check this yet)5. Bought it at the lower price during an Amazon Lightning Deal (yay!)What I dislike:1. Wish it had a USB-C outlet (that’s what my tablet and phone use)2. Slow charging – in the AC outlet I saw it pulls in 39 wattsFinal Thoughts:This is my first “solar” generator. But I did research a lot – or should I say Amazon reviews and Youtube research LOL. Jackery seemed to come up as being reliable and not too expensive like Goalzero. Maybe just maybe if I did the whole off grid living and conversion van life I would get Goalzero 1000 as well but I’m not. And I don’t want to throw my money away. The consensus seems that Jackery is a solid brand and worth it.I plan to keep my Jackery 240 in my car as I drive 64 miles one way to work. I like the Jackery 240 so much that I may just buy the 500 watt version if it goes on sale again. It’s back to $500 right now. But anyway, I’m still researching and maybe I’m getting carried away. But I want the ability to higher wattage appliances and/or charge a lot more. I like the previous reviewers advice of having two of these. Since they recharge slowly one can be used while the other is recharging – perfect! But $$$. I usually like to get two powerful items. But the 240 is only 6 lbs while the 500 is 13 lbs. So I think it’s a wise decision for me to have a Jackery 240 and Jackery 500. Now if they come out with a Jackery 1000 I might get that instead. Jackery are you coming out with a 1000???I recently purchased a Rockpals 100 watt folding solar panel which should be delivered today. (Yep I’m getting carried away!!!) I want to be able to charge my Jackery 240 while I’m at lunch by putting it on the roof of my car. I did not get the Jackery branded solar panels because it was too expensive for me. The Jackery 60 watt panel – though it went on sale – can only charge the Jackery alone. The Jackery 100 watt panel – which I REALLY liked and wanted to get since it can power other things as well – was $299! Since I plan to buy another Jackery (either 500 or 1000 if they make it in the future) I need to purchase wisely.Appliances I tested with:1. Honeywell Heatbud2. Honeywell Desktop Air Purifier3. Wagan Thermoelectric Warmer/Cooler (using 12v, didn’t try the AC plug)4. Android Tablets & Phones5. Rav Battery Bank6. Rechargeable Flashlights & LampsAppliances I will test with soon:1. Coolio Thermoelectric Warmer/Cooler2. Alpicool C20 Fridge & Freezer3. Rockpals 100 Watt Folding Solar Panel4. Acer Chromebook5. Dell Laptop6. Modem & Router

  4. Richard Vanderlippe

    I decided to purchase the Jackery 240 because we frequently head out to remote areas for several days and I wanted something that could not only charge up simple items like phones and iPads but also handle my laptop since I like to pre-process photographs in the field.While this is not a small battery it is exactly what I was looking for and works perfectly for our needs. This holds a charge for a long time and – while I said it’s not small for what it is the size is quite reasonable.Unfortunately, on our first trip we had an unfortunate accident as the electrical system in my truck shorted out and the truck actually caught fire and burned down to nothing. We were a good ways out and, while I’m not going to be melodramatic and say “the Jackery saved our lives” – I needed the phone for a dozen or more phone calls that required a 20 minute hike up a ridge to get a signal. Without something to recharge that phone, we would have been in much worse shape.When we got back, however, I found that, out of many items that were not rescued from the truck while it was burning, one of them was the packet with the cords for recharging the battery. Without those cords the battery becomes a doorstop until you replace them.Here is where the company deserves high praise. I reached out to ask them only where I could buy a replacement power supply cable since I couldn’t find the item online. Yes, I did mention why I needed a replacement but I was only expecting to have them tell me what it would cost or where I could order one. 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. Service like that is above and beyond what I was expecting and deserves a special mention.

  5. Catherine Coday

    I ordered this power station knowing it probably wouldn’t get to me until after Hurricane Florence had hit. This seller knew that too, so they took it upon themselves to send me a really nice, large battery pack charger at no cost to make sure I would have something before the storm to get me through. Who does that?I never write reviews, but I just had to let others know what a wonderful kind gesture this seller did for me, a stranger, facing a hurricane. The power station came the following week after the storm as expected, but it was fine, because I had this battery backup (great product by the way) that kept my phones and tablets fully charged.In a world of confusion and chaos, what an amazing act of kindness. I would buy anything from this seller!!!!

  6. eL Cid

    Bought the battery for camping power and to temporarily run an Espar diesel heater until the full power system is installed. Product has a lot of decent features and charges nicely with a Renogy 100W PV panel. You dont need a charge controller, just an MC4 to 8mm jack connecting the panel directly to the 8mm charging port. The absolute fail with this product, however, is that the 120V and 12V sockets (maybe USB as well) time out after three hours and turn off if the current draw is not “high” enough. Talked to Jackery support and supposedly this is something under 10W. Even though my heater cycles between 6 and 27W, it still shut off after three hours. So know that if you are powering something with low wattage, the battery will shut off after three hours. Once it made it through the night, maybe because the heater ran more, so its unpredictable. Had to return the battery for this reason. Customer support was decent and prompt, but communication was sometimes difficult to interpret because of the support persons English language skill. Would have appreciated if Jackery mentioned the time out feature in product descriptions!Update August 2019: Jackery has been working to upgrade the <10W timeout feature to run 12 hours before shutting down instead of 3 to 6. They have been very proactive in listening to users and improving their products. For new models with this feature I have upgraded the review to 5 stars.

  7. tonyk

    I really wanted to like this little unit as I also have the Goal zero yeti 400 which is great but too heavy to take anywhere and make it mobile. That’s why when I saw this unit and I think it weighs 6 lbs I had to have it. It is very light and portable but when I try to charge it with my 100w renogy or 50w portable suaoki solar panels the max charging input of the jackery is capped at 33-34 watts which then means it takes forever to charge with either of my solar panels. When I charge my goal zero with the 100 watt panel on a sunny day I get no less that 90-95 watts of input charging. I have tried charging my jackery starting at 9am at 4% and by 3pm I was only at 60% battery. I don’t know why the jackery is limited to a max of only 33-34 watts of input charging. Very disappointing and frustrating that I cant even get the unit up to 100% on a full sunny day after 6+ hours of solar charging**Edit** I will not go into the details except to say that my faith has been restored that customer service is not dead. Even 2 years after my initial review they reached out to address my issues and make sure I was a satisfied customer. Thank you to Ava for all your help!!! You have a customer for life

  8. Sharona

    I bought the Jackery unit recently to take on a camping trip. I used the unit to power my Meade 12 inch telescope and charge my phone and iPad.The unit charged up relatively quickly from the wall plug. I didn’t splurge on their solar panel which seemed over priced to other solar panels I saw on Amazon.The telescope worked flawlessly using the cigarette plug. I have a Meade power tank (nickel battery) that couldn’t last more than a few hours. The Jackery lasted two nights, running the scope from 9 pm to about 1 am both nights without charging. Also charged the phone 2x and the iPad 1x using the USB ports on the unit and after all that the unit still had 77% power left.The power meter is a neat feature.The unit feels solid overall.I will update the review since the unit is new and I cannot attest to its durability. There is a 2 year manufacturers warranty but that could be useless if Jackery isn’t around in the future to honor it.

  9. Tailgating Challenge

    We all want power. We all want to watch tv at the tailgate and with that we have to have power. This usually means lugging a heavy, noisy, gas sucking generator out to the tailgate. That has never been my favorite thing to do, but now there is an easier way with what I call the Tesla of generators. The Jackery Explorer 240 is a solar powered generator ready to take your tailgate to a cleaner and greener level.The Jackery Explorer 240 gives you outdoor portable power that can help power lights, phones, laptops, TVs, blenders and much more. It sports features such as surge protection, short circuit protection, temperature control and pure sine wave. To get started you simply charge the Explorer 240 up at home, as it is essentially a large power station that can store the power and then output it to a variety of energy thirsty products. There is a battery % indicator, along with Input Watts and Output Watts on the digital display panel. The Jackery Explorer 240 has 2 USB outputs and one AC output to push the power to your devices.The Jackery Explorer 240 can power a TV for over three hours. What if a game lasts for longer than three hours? That could be a problem unless you have the optional Solar Panel that works in conjunction with the Explorer 240 to take the power of the sun and turn it into power for your electronics. The Solar Panel provides power to your devices, but it won’t hold power in a bank. Essentially if the sun is out then the tv (or other device) is powered up,if the sun goes down the tv goes cuts off.I did a live video (see below) using the Jackery Explorer 240 and used a high power blender in the testing of the product. The blender fired right up on low speed. Once I flipped it into high speed it cut off. Not sure if the huge surge in power was too much for this generator?In all the other tests I’ve done with items that draw a constant charge I did not experience any problems.A few things that I really love about the Jackery Explorer 240:-It is extremely portable. It only weighs a few pounds and I can pick it up with 1 finger.-Easy to use just charge it and then use it-Solar Panel is easy to use and also very portable-Digital displayMy wish list for the Jackery Explorer 240:-Wish it could run multiple applicances that use the AC plug (it only has 1)-Wish the solar panel would store power for later useOverall, this is an excellent product for tailgating and camping. The Jackery Explorer 240 is the most portable and easiest to use generator I have gotten my hands on to date. If you’re ready to get rid of the gas guzzling, noisy, clunky generator you currently have then visit Jackery today.

  10. Jeff T.

    Needing something to power my CPAP machine while camping, I chose the Jackery Explorer 240 and it has surpassed both my needs and expectations.This is an update as I have enjoyed using the Jackery Explorer 240 numerous times over the past year. The E 240 continues to provide consistent power to my CPAP machine. On numerous occasions I have used the unit for 5 nights of uninterrupted power, mostly in the 8-9 hours range of CPAP use. Never have I experienced any type of auto-shut off as others have commented on. The E 240 packs nicely in its carry bag, is light weight and fits in the corner of the tent next to my CPAP machine. It recharges quickly and stays recharged for months, while in winter storage. When I was first considering this purchase I debated the need for the solar option to recharge while in the field. Now that the E 240 has proven I can get 5 nights of use, which is the extent of my normal time out, I’m glad I did not spend the extra.The Jackery Explorer 240 has proven to be one of the best camping lifestyle purchases I have made.

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