MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 240

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    For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Jackery to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Jackery Portable Power Station Generator 240, which offers 240Wh (67000mAh) of power for camping, emergencies, and more.

    Jackery makes a wide range of battery packs and portable power stations in different sizes, and the Power Station 240 is one of its largest.

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    Priced at $250, the Power Station 240 is ideal to have on hand for power outages, and it's also useful for camping, RV use, and other activities where you need a lot of portable power.

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    There's an AC outlet, a car port, and two 2.4A USB-A outputs so you can charge up multiple devices at once. According to Jackery, it can charge a smartphone 18 times, an iPad Pro 6 times, a laptop up to 4 times, and a GoPro 40 times.

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    Despite the power it's packing, the Power Station 240 is portable, measuring in at nine inches tall, seven and a half inches wide, and 5 inches deep. It weighs 6.8 pounds and has a handle at the top to make it easy to carry.

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    There's an LCD display at the front that lets you know how much charge is left, and a built-in LED flashlight is included for when the power is out.

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    There are multiple ways to recharge the Jackery 240, including using a 50W Jackery solar panel (needs to be purchased separately), a carport, or an AC wall outlet. It takes approximately eight hours to recharge via the standard methods, or 10 hours with the add-on solar panel.


    We have two of the Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 240s to give away to MacRumors readers. To enter to win our giveaway, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winners and send the prizes. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, following us on Instagram, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

    Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.

    The contest will run from today (February 8) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on February 15. The winners will be chosen randomly on February 15 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.

    Article Link: MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 240
     
  2. 69Mustang macrumors 603

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    Nice piece of kit for a give away. MR has definitely stepped up it's game. Good job.

    It wouldn't be a give away without someone asking so here goes.
    Why is this only available in the US and most of US Jr. (minus Quebec)? :p:D
     
  3. redneckitengineer macrumors 6502

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    This is a pretty sweet giveaway. I couldn't fly it, but otherwise great for home.
     
  4. FloatingBones macrumors 65816

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    Because many countries (and Quebec in Canada) have onerous laws for contests. They make having a truly international contest prohibitively expensive. Here is a summary of the silly rules in Quebec. Just google (or duckduck) to find the rules in other countries.

    There's an added reason for this particular contest: the 60Hz ~115v provided by the outlet on this box would only be directly usable by AC devices made for the North American market -- and nobody uses dongles when camping. ;)
     
  5. zorinlynx macrumors 603

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    This is a great product, but I wonder if the internal batteries are replaceable. The manual says it uses 18650 cells internally. If these can be replaced, it may be worth the $300 price tag.
     
  6. 69Mustang macrumors 603

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    I am aware of the myriad rules and regs surrounding contests and give aways. My comment however, was a joke about every give away thread having the comment "why only US?". Calling the counry of Canada "US Jr." only added to the joke.
     
  7. TomaxXamot macrumors regular

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    I would love to win this. Looks awesome.
     
  8. Westside guy macrumors 603

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    Hey, this is a pretty sweet give-away! I hope I win... :D
     
  9. dannyyankou macrumors 604

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    This thing looks pretty cool, but it would be awesome if it had jumper cables attached to jump start a car. I have a similar battery with jumper cables, but you can only plug in one usb device at a time.
     
  10. Michael383 macrumors 6502a

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    Looks nice. Wouldn't mind having one to keep in my vehicle while out and about just in case.
     
  11. fairuz macrumors 68000

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    It's a nice product, but I don't understand why it's called a generator. It's a battery, right? I was thinking "dang, that's a small ICE."
     
  12. ThatGuyInLa macrumors 6502

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    I’ve had one of these saved in my Amazon cart for a month. Get out of my mind!
     
  13. Michael Scrip macrumors 603

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    Do you get emails from Amazon telling you what's in your cart?

    I've had a couple items in my cart for a few days now... and I've already gotten two emails! :p
     
  14. spiddyman007 macrumors regular

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    How many watts can the ac output do??
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    Wow. I can’t find one good car power supply that can run a space heater or a PS4.
     
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    The spec is printed on the unit just below the AC outlet.
     
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    Me too, at first I thought it was some type of little gennie. Very clever idea.
     
  19. doctor-don macrumors 65816

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    What's the point in having the "car port" when most everything that would use it is USB?
     
  20. TomaxXamot macrumors regular

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    I was wondering the same thing.
     
  21. bstpierre macrumors 6502a

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    It would run my air compressor on that port.
     
  22. keithdoc macrumors newbie

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    There are larger items for camping / off grid that don't use USB.
    In a pinch, it could serve as a pony battery for a trailer / RV - using the car port.

    It also serves a as charging port when you don't have shore power!
     

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