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Today I’m going to review yet another portable power station this one, in particular, is from a company called jakhary which probably most of you have never heard of but it is not a no-name company this is a company that’s fairly well known in they have partnered with Honda, for example, they’re putting out a generator through Honda which is pretty cool.
So this is a Chinese company but they do have a pretty good well-established name so it’s a little bit different than the other some of the others that I have reviewed in the past this one is the jakhary Explorer 240 which has 240 watt hours of power there is also a jakhary 160 and I’ll put those both of those have links in the video description for you to check out the jakhary 240 i do have a coupon code let’s go ahead and put this thing open and see what’s inside a couple things we can tell just from the box for example the two-year warranty symbol that’s up in the top right hand corner is a lot better than most Chinese units so that’s a good plus already you can also see from the picture that it comes with a cigarette lighter adapter built in which is kind of cool I haven’t reviewed one that has that before so obviously it comes with a manual and we’ll look at that later we’ve got a carrying case with all the various chords that come with this and then it does come with several different types of cords which is good because sometimes they don’t come with the right cords this first one is a charging cable that can plug into the cigarette lighter adapter in your vehicle and plug into the 12 volt input on the jakhary power station to power it and then obviously you have the wall adapter that allows you to plug into the wall in your home to charge the battery and that wall outlet cable then plugs into this power adapter which then plugs into the jakhary itself to recharge your device and that’s all that’s in there except for the jakhary explorer itself so let’s pull that out and take a closer look at it now to give you a sense of scale I’m going to put my hand in front of it so as you can see it’s very small it’s a lot smaller than it looks on the screen and it’s very lightweight and portable too according to jakhary specifications it weighs six point six pounds now on both the left and the right side has cooling vents to keep the battery cool while it charges and discharges and then the back is completely blank there’s nothing of note on the back so here we have a look at the front of the device by the way this is a pure sine wave inverter device so it is able to power sensitive electronics so you don’t have to worry about what you’re powering with this it will be safe to use in the top you see an LCD screen this is going to tell you the input and the output of the device currently as well as the state of charge of the battery to the right of that you see the 12 volt button that I pushed that enables the 12 volt output of the device and then to the right of that you see the car cigarette lighter adapter that you can plug in and use any kind of car charger devices just like you would if you were charging it from your car below that is the AC output where you would plug anything that has a normal wall outlet plug on it and you have to hit the button to the left of there to enable that function in the middle you see the USB which I’m not going to test in this video but it is available it is a 2.4 amp on both of those ports so it will fast charge any of your small portable devices and you do have to enable that with the button to the left of that and then finally to the bottom left you have the 12 volt input which is what charges the jakhary device this can be charged with the chargers that came with the device or there is an optional jakhary 50 watt solar panel that you can buy that will plug into this and you can charge it with solar so enough talk about features and specs let’s go ahead and test this thing out the first thing that we need to do is charge it to a hundred percent before we start any testing now that the battery is full charge let’s go ahead and test this out with something that puts a small steady load on the battery now even though the jakhary does have an output meter.
I’m going to test this with a kilowatt meter to give us a second opinion on how many watts were using from the device now you’ll notice that I forgot to push the button to the left of the wall outlet there to enable the AC output so nothing’s going to happen when I plug this thing in that’s going to take a little bit of getting used to because I haven’t seen that feature on too many other portable power stations so as you can see there’s a few watts difference between the two meters and I think that’s probably because the jakhary is measuring the output from the battery and the kilowatt is measuring the output from the outlet itself so unlike competitor products this device did not give any warning when it was going to shut off it just simply stopped so in my opinion that’s one negative against this device is I would have liked to have seen at least some sort of a warning beep or something when the ax device was about to shut off so now let’s do a little bit of math the factory rating of this device is 240 watt hours the real world testing we just did at a 45 watt average it ran for about five hours which equals 225 watt hours of battery capacity in this device so that’s close enough however at a higher load the capacity is going to go down so let’s test it now with a little bit of a bigger load after recharging it back to a hundred percent the jakhary is ready to go on a little bit bigger test oops it looks like we hit the upper limit of what this device can handle which is 200 watts according to the manual so after playing around with the fan speed a little bit I finally found a setting that was just under the 200 watt maximum where we could do this test so there you got a good look at what happens when it runs out of power it just shuts off abruptly so after finishing the math surprisingly the battery capacity at a higher load is actually still pretty good clearly jakhary uses pretty high quality lithium cells in its batteries so even though I don’t really like the 200 watt maximum that this device can handle it does last a good long time so in conclusion at the still a better bang than a competitor like a gold zero but maybe not as good bang for the buck as some of the lesser-known Chinese brands or knockoff brands in my opinion this is a solid product with only a few drawbacks.