The Jackery 240 Max Solar Input is a portable solar power station with 12V auto, two USB ports, and 110V AC power. This unit is designed for indoor and outdoor use and is capable of charging multiple devices simultaneously. Because it is an inverter, this portable power station is safe for delicate electronics and provides clean, pure power. It also features two separate battery cells, one for outdoor and one for indoor use.
The Jackery 240 can recharge in 7.2 hours with its large solar panels. When placed in direct sunlight for long enough, the solar panel will completely recharge the battery. The 240 battery is designed for extended periods of use, and a 50W solar charger will provide enough power for the full recharge time of the unit. The Jackery 240 Max Solar Input is compatible with Jackery companion solar panels. If you need to charge your Jackery Explorer 240 in the dark, you can connect the solar panels to the battery.
While the Jackery 240 Max Solar Input is a one-trick pony, it does its job and provides hours of power. The power station is safe and reliable, and the company recently teamed up with Honda to create an even more efficient power station. One can imagine what that means for consumers, but for now, the Explorer 240 Max is the best solar panel on the market. If you are looking for an inexpensive panel, consider purchasing a cheap 50 or 100 watt one.
The Jackery 240 Max Solar Input has an MPPT controller built-in, and is rechargeable by wall outlet, car outlet, or generator. It features a built-in MPPT controller that is also a solar generator. You can purchase a 60W solar panel separately or use a separate solar panel. The Explorer 240 has pass-through charging capabilities, so you can use it even when you’re not connected to the electrical grid.
The Explorer 240 has a power capacity of 240W, which makes it a good budget solution. Compared to the Jackery Explorer 500, it is half the weight. While the Explorer is better for traveling, the Explorer 500 is more suitable for outdoor use. Its additional power capacity and smaller size make it a better entry-level power station. It can also be used for working outdoors. If you don’t need a lot of power, you can consider the Explorer 500 instead.
The Jackery Explorer 240 is aimed at campers and emergency preparedness. With 240Wh of capacity, it can charge a MacBook Pro two to three times. It also supports solar charging, but lacks a USB-C port. The unit weighs 6.6 pounds, and is constructed of high-impact plastic. It also has a handle molded into the casing for easy transportation. It is lightweight at 6.6 pounds and supports pass-through charging.
The Explorer 160 and 240 power stations are also compatible with portable solar panels. The 240 has a 42W maximum solar input, which is more than enough for most use cases. However, if you’re going to be using it outdoors, you’ll need a larger panel for better results. The 100W Jackery Explorer solar panel has a VOC rating of 22V and is suitable for camping and RV use.
While both models have high output, the Goal Zero Yeti 200X has a 100W maximum solar input. Its MPPT solar controller makes it more efficient. This controller ensures you get the best out of your solar panels even during rainy conditions. The 240W Jackery Explorer 240 is similar, but uses a PWM controller, which is less efficient than MPPT and slows down charging times.