Do you own a motor vehicle? Have ever woken up in the morning only to realize that you left your car’s headlamps on and that your car’s battery has ran flat? If yes, how did you handle the situation? Did you borrow your neighbors battery and used it to recharge your own or took the battery to a repair shop to get it charged before heading for work? While these practical solutions work, one of the best remedies for this problem is buying a good quality jump starter. Although small jump starters are portable high capacity power banks that get motor vehicles running in a short time. They are affordable, very easy to use, and recharge dead car batteries safely without affecting their performance in the long term. If you have a few dollars to spend, you will never regret buying one of these top 10 best 2017 models:
10. Schumacher XP400
This Schumacher XP400 car jump starter fills the number 10 spot on our list. This light and highly portable 400-amp power source is effective and among the easiest-to-use models around. Its tough plastic shell is durable. Its built in charger is functional, while its on/off switch eases the jump-starting process significantly. Its built-in charger work well. Its LED indicator lights tells you the status of your battery (charging or full), while its universal sure grip clamps are compatible with all types of car batteries (both top and side mounted ones. Finally, its sealed lead acid battery durable, low maintenance, and never leaks even when stored on its side for long.
9. Jumbl Mini Portable Jump Starter
Jumble mini portable jump starter is a palm-sized portable power bank that matches expensive heady-duty brands in many ways. First, although small and portable, this car jump starter is powerful. It has a capacity of 12,000mAh and boosts standard car batteries with around 400 amperes of power whenever it is in use. When charged to capacity, therefore, it will jump-start your motor vehicle up to 20 times. This jump starter has two 25-volt USB charging ports. It also has a three-mode ultra-bright LED indicator system (SOS, strobe light, and flash light) that comes in handy when jump starting in the dark and a built-in surge, power outflow, overload, overcurrent, and over voltage protection system that boosts safety.
8. Allstart 555 Camo Pro Pac
Ranking eight on our list, the Allstart 555 Pro Pac jump starter by Cal-Van Tools is a high capacity power bank with an appealing Camo print that can jump start up to 35 cars on a single charge. At peak performance, it generates 1700 amperes in normal weather and 300 cranking amperes in the cold. It also has a 300-wat power inverter that you can use to recharge your laptop, cell phone, radio, and even spotlight, while on the road. Allstart 555 pro has insulated universal clamps made of copper. It automatic on/off switch eases usage, while its bundled 4-gauge 48-inch power cables are durable and easy to handle when charging and jumpstarting. Finally, it has undergone rigorous temperature, chemical, and impact test and deemed safe for regular use in home and commercial environments.
7. Jump-N-Carry JNCAIR 1700
Clore Automotive’s Jump-N-Carry JNCAIR 1700 ranks seventh on our list. If you live in the arctic or your car’s battery drains often for one reason or another, this power bank is an excellent remedy. It generates 450 and 1700 cold cranking and peak amperes, has a tough and durable housing, and uses an innovative performer battery technology that boosts its reliability and performance significantly. Other features that make it one of the most loved models around are its integrated air compressor, 68-inch extra-long cables, and its many safety features (over charge and short circuit protection, etc.) that not only protect your car’s battery, but also you.
6. Schumacher PSJ-2212 DSR ProSeries
This Schumacher PSJ-2212 DSR ProSeries power bank is a professional-grade car jump starter that generates 2200 peak amperes, 275 cold cranking amperes, and 330 cranking amperes. It has a 12-vold direct current (DC) power outlet and an in-built three amperes automatic charger that recharges its high-output AGM battery fast after usage. Finally, it has heavy-duty clamps with replaceable jaws, has a 12-volt accessory plug for charging cell phones, laptops, and spotlights, and comes with 50-inch four-gauge insulated cables. Overall, if you have a few dollars to spend on a car jump starter and want a premium quality model that also functions as an excellent camping power unit, this ProSeries model is the best.
5. Powerall Deluxe
As its name suggests, PowerAll Deluxe is an advance all-in-one power bank that can jump start car batteries and recharge other belongings such as cell phones and laptops. It also has a built-in LED flashlight, is impact-resistant, and has a compact and convenient design that is easy to use and store. You can carry it in your pocket, keep in in a box in your garage, or store it in your car’s boot without affecting its integrity or affecting its functionality. Finally, built-in safety features such as overcharge, overload, short circuit, and over voltage protection lower the risk of accidents or irreparable damages.
4. Anti-Gravity Batteries XP-1
Anti-gravity Batteries’ XP-1 micro-start personal power supply ranks fourth best on our list. It is portable and has the smallest jump starter in the car jump starter/ power bank niche. This, however, does not mean that you sacrifice performance for size. It is powerful and can jump-start an array of vehicles from small family-sized sedans to ATV and large tracks without relying on power outlets. If needed, it can also charge phones and laptops and function as a powerful LED flashlight. As other models on this list, it also has functional safety features, has undergone impact tests, and certified suitable for use.
3. PowerAll PBJS12000R
Ranking third on our list, this Powerall PBJS12000R power unit is, no doubt, one of the most flexible car jump starters in the market. It is compact, portable, and can jump start up to 20 vehicles on single charge. It is also durable, easy to use, and has ultra-bright strobe, SOS signal, and LED flashlights that come in handy when jump starting your motor vehicle in the dark. Its jump starting system is easy to use, while its built in protection features (overvoltage, overcharge, overload, and short circuit protection) work excellently.
2. Clore JNC300XL
Clore JNC300XL has a 12-volt starter. It generates 900 peak amperes and 225 crank amperes. It is light, compact, and ultra-portable, has a built-in high intensity flashlight, and a rechargeable Clore performer battery pack that last long. Finally, its universal full-size clamps work well and are compatible with all types of car batteries.
1. Clore JNC660
On our list, Clore Automitive’s Clore HC660 is the best car jump starter in the market in 2015. It has a 12-volt jump starter. Its priority performer battery generates 1700 peak amperes and has a responsive battery status gauge that indicates its charge status. It is also recharges many other household accessories, has heavy-duty 46-inch cables, and has undergone and passed safety and impact tests.