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Best Jackery Portable Power Station

$199.99
Best Jackery Portable Power Station
Best Jackery Portable Power Station
$199.99

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

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Best Jackery Portable Power Station is very nice product. 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.

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Pros
  • EASY TO CARRY
  • VERSATILE POWER SOURCE
  • GREEN POWER SUPPLY
Cons