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Jackery Explorer 240

Written by Chris on December 13, 2021


Review of the Jackery Explorer 240

Updated on: 29 November 2023 

– At A Glance –

Very Compact and Light

Measuring 9.1 x 5.2 x 7.9in and weighing just 6.6lbs, this is a super convenient device.

Like all of Jackery’s products, this is enormously popular with buyers.

3-Way Recharge

AC wall outlet, car adapter, and the optional Jackery SolarSaga 60 solar panel.

A basic and economical power source great for the trekker

Jackery is possibly the most popular brand of portable power station currently on the market, and this model is one that people like a lot, particularly as it won’t break the bank. In fact, given this, plus its robust and compact nature, it’s an ideal independent power source to have at home as well as for taking outdoors and engaging in all kinds of simple outdoor activities.

Light and extremely portable

With its light weight at just 6.6lbs, the Explorer 240 is easy to carry using its solid handle when outdoors camping or storing on a road trip. In the home it’s compact size also makes for easy storage, ready to provide you with some basic essential power when the lights go out.

Power for those on the go

This entry-level portable power station has a 240Wh lithium-ion battery pack which delivers 200W of continuous power and 400W of momentary peak power. This is great for small items such as phones, tablets, drones, laptops and the sort of think you may have with you when out on the trail. But bear in mind that these power outputs aren’t designed to support devices such as an electric grill, microwave or a refrigerator, which demand a lot more wattage.


Like the bigger models in Jackery’s range of portable power stations, the Explorer 240 can be charged using an AC wall socket, a solar panel, or by your car.

The recommended solar panel is the Jakery SolarSaga 60 solar panel (paid link), which has a built-in MPPT controller to produce the maximum output and recharge the power station in the most efficient way possible.

Power outlets

This model from Jackery includes:

  • 1xPure Sine Wave AC outlet
  • 2xUSB-A ports (5V, 2.4A)
  • 1x12V DC car port.

The Explorer 240’s power capabilities

The outputs on this device can charge a:

  • Phone 10x
  • Tablet 5x
  • Laptop 2x
  • Camera 10x
  • Drone 4x 

Maintenance and emission-free

Like all power stations, this one delivers clean power output from its long-lasting maintenance-free lithium-ion battery pack, free from harmful emissions such as carbon monoxide and noise. The Pure Sine Wave power output will ensure your connected sensitive electronic stays safe.

Versatile Recharging

The 3-way recharging system on this model can be supplemented with a fourth method, that being a portable generator. (Charging times to 100% are wall AC – 3.5 hours, Car – 5 hours, Solar – about 5.5 hours depending of course on the weather).

Jackery Explorer 240 Recharging
Jackery Explorer 240 SolarSaga 60 Panel

Solar Charging

The highly efficient, durable and IP65 water-resistant Jackery SolarSaga (paid link), weighing just 6.6lbs, is the perfect match for the Jackery Explorer 240 to provide you with almost limitless power when and where grid power is not available.

Input and Outputs

1xPure Sine Wave AC outlet (110V 200W 400W Peak), 2xUSB-A ports (5V, 2.4A), and 1x12V DC car socket. 

Jackery Explorer 240 Panel Input and Outputs

For more information on this model, see the User Manual.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to use indoors?

Yes, this power station can safely be used in and out of doors as it emits no harmful emissions, but keep it away from any damp conditions.

Can I link two of these in parallel like a portable inverter generator?

No, the technology used in power stations does not allow for any parallel linking of two devices.

What solar panel can I use with this model?

The Jackery SolarSaga 60 is the recommended solar panel to get maximum benefit from the power station.

Can this unit be used in the rain?

No, you should never use any power station where it is wet or damp or expose it to rain, snow, water spray and the like, as this raises a serious risk of electrocution 

Can I take this power station on a plane?

Probably not. According to TSA regulations, Li-ion batteries over 100Wh may or may not be allowed on your carry-on. Best ask your airline or local TSA for a definitive answer.

Can I use the power station while it is on charge?

Yes, it outputs power even when the unit is being charged. But bear in mind that the recharging time of the unit itself will be considerably lengthened.

Is the battery user-replaceable?

No, you should not attempt to replace the battery. Trying to do so during could damage the unit and void any outstanding warranty.

Is the unit really silent?

The unit has a cooling fan that operates when necessary to ensure the power station remains within its operating parameters. It is only audible when standing close by.

Jackery Explorer 240 Manufacturer Specifications

Capacity240Wh (14.4V, 16.8Ah)
Cell Chemistry:Lithium-ion Battery
Lifecycle:500 cycles to 80%+ capacity
Management System:BMS, Over Voltage Protection, Short Circuit Protection
AC Output:110VAC, 60Hz, 200W (400W Surge Peak)
USB-A Output:5V, 2.4A
Car Output:12V, 10A
DC Input:12V-30V (65W Max)
AC Adapter:AC Adapter:
12V Car Adaptor:6.5 Hours
SolarSaga 60W Solar Panels:7 Hours
Weight:6.6 lbs (3 kg)
Dimensions (LxWxD):9.05 x 5.24 x 7.87 inches (23 x 13.32 x 20 cm)
Operating Usage Temperature:14-104F (-10-40℃)
Certification:CEC, DOE, FCC, UL, CA Prop 65
Warranty24 months
Optional AccessoryJackery SolarSaga 60W Solar Panel
Article written by Chris

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