Yak-Power Power Pack Review

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The Yak Power System allows you to control all the power on the system from a handy ON/OFF master power switch. The dual-USB charging also ensures your electronics stay charged while out on the water. Handy in case you get stranded. Batteries aren’t included though, so you’ll have to pick some up. Check out our best battery box list for more great options!

Why We Like It – Yak-Power Power Pack

The Yak-Power Power Pack comes with everything you would want from a kayak battery pack right off the bat. It’s pre-wired so it’s good to go right out of the box and it’s waterproof which, considering you’ll be on a kayak, is an essential design choice. Finally, the Smart Trickle Battery Charger will ensure you always have a full charge.

Pros
  • Master Power Switch for full control of power
  • Built-In watertight fuse holder
  • Dual USB charging
Cons
  • Batteries not included
  • Designed for Kayaks and Kayaks Only
  • Power plug sold separately

Performance

The Yak-Power YP BBK comes pre-wired and ready to go. Unfortunately, batteries are not included. But the master power switch gives you full control of when you want power or don’t. The power plug allows you to connect 12-volt accessories to the system, and this includes a fish finder. Unfortunately, this power plug is sold separately for $6.00. And there’s some annoying explanations on how to use it, like plugging in your accessories positive wire to the red wire and then the ground to the black wire. Go with the NOCO HM318BKS Snap Top Automotive Batteries for something simpler.

Design

The Yak-Power Power Pack Battery Box features a compact waterproof design which, because it’s made specifically for kayaks, is a most welcome design choice. The Yak-Power Power Pack also contains a built-in, booted water-tight fuse holder with a 15A fuse. Again, another welcome design choice for when you’ll be out on the water. But keep in mind that the Yak-Power is specifically designed for kayaks, and is almost useless for any other type of vehicles. If you want variety, check out the MinnKota Trolling Motor Power Center.

Value

The Yak-Power Battery Box includes a smart trickle battery charger that will make sure you have a full charge whenever you go out. The integrated power port outlet has dual USB charging ports so you can keep your phone and camera charged while on the water and never miss a beat of the action. But if you would like something a little more rugged and less high-tech while out, or if you’d just like to be left in peace, try the Camco Regular 55362 Battery Box Group.

Yak-Power Power Pack Wrap Up

With the Yak Power – Power Panel Switching System you’ll have the ultimate power solution for kayaks and kayaks only. It’s a shame that borderline essential accessories like the power plug are sold separately, but the saving grace is that they’re really not that expensive. The Yak-Power Power Pack is also completely waterproof, an essential decision for any kayak-heavy accessory.

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Michael Iaboni

Michael Iaboni is a Canadian Freelance Writer and Editor. He graduated from York University with a Degree in English and Creative Writing and then attended Queen's University where he obtained a Professional Editing Standards Certificate. He is a member of Editor's Canada and, in his spare time, enjoys reading, writing, soccer, and gaming.

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