Who hasn’t faced the unfortunate situation where their car battery dies and there’s nobody to help. In such a difficult time you wonder why they haven’t invented a solution. The good news is that there’s a solution – a portable car jump starter.
There was a time when car jump starters used to be heavy and large in size. The dimensions along with the weight restricted their portability. However, due to our smartphones the Lithium battery technology has made huge strides.
You can now find car jump starters that can work as portable battery packs. You can use them to charge your smartphones and tablets along with jump-starting the car whenever required.
How to Select the Best Car Jump Starter
Before you go and buy a car jump starter, you need to make sure you’re choosing the one that meets your needs. Some of the key factors that you need to consider include the following:
Vehicle Engine Size
The size of your car’s engine will tell you how powerful a jump starter you need. You can find that information in the features of almost every jump starter.
Today you can find jump starters in different forms and sizes with different feature sets. One of the things that you need to take into account is the weight and size of the car jump starter.
Another major factor is the overall capacity of the battery itself. If your car has a powerful engine, it will need more power to jump start. You’ll need to decide accordingly.
Since jumpstarting involves electricity, ensure that the jump starter you are choosing has spark-proof connections. Moreover, short circuit protection and reverse polarity are a plus.
One of the most significant factors that you will have to consider is the price. Find a car jump starter that offers the best of portability, power, capacity, and safety at a reasonable price.
5 Best Car Jump Starters
GREPOW 2000A Jump Starter with Air Inflator – Editors’ Choice
With the capability of starting 12V engines of up to 6-Liter diesel and 8-Liter gasoline, the Grepow jump starter with air inflator delivers the best combination of power, performance, safety, and reliability. There’s a built-in air inflator and LED lighting with a brightness of 300 Lumens. The jump starter supports tire pressure detection, preset charging, unit switching, and a multitude of other features.
The battery capacity of the Grepow charger is capped at an impressive 20,000 mAh or 74 Wh. The current starts at 1,000A and has the capacity to go up to 2,000A. The battery can be charged and discharged using USB-C and USB-A respectively. The air pressure sensor included in the jump starter remains within the accuracy of 2 PSI and can deliver a maximum inflation pressure of 150 PSI.
- Diesel Engine – 12V 6-Liter
- Gasoline Engine – 12V 8-Liter
- Battery Capacity – 20,000 mAH or 74 Wh
- Starting & Peak Current – 1,000A and 2,000A
- Charging – USB-C (QC3.0, 5V/3A, 9V/2A)
- Discharging: USB-A (QC3.0, 5V/3A, 9V/2A)
- LED Light – 300 Lumens with SOS, Constant, & Stroboscopic modes
- Max Air Pressure – 150 PSI
- Tire pressure detection, unit switching, stopping value, and preset charging
GREPOW 2000A Car Jump Starter with wireless charge
Another exceptional jump starter by Grepow is equipped with a high-speed polymer battery instead of the conventional lead-acid one. The overall battery capacity tops at an impressive 22,000 mAh while the current peaks at 2,000A. The battery can be charged with both Type-C and micro USB connectors while the output is Type C or USB. With a net weight of only 675 grams, the Grepow battery is easy to carry anywhere you want.
This powerful battery can start up 8.0-Liter gas and 6.0-Liter diesel engines of 12V. You can use it to jump-start speedboats, tractors, motorcycles, lawnmowers, and even recreational vehicles (RVs).
- Diesel Engine – 12V 6.0-Liter
- Gasoline Engine – 12V 8.0-Liter
- Battery Capacity – 22,000 mAh or 81 Wh
- Starting & Peak Current – 1,000A and 2,000A
- Charging – USB-C / micro USB
- Discharging: USB-C / USB-A
GOOLOO 400A Car Jump Starter
With a capacity of 12,000 mAh and a peak current of 400A, the GOOLOO car jump starter can power up 4.5-Liter diesel and 5.0-Liter gasoline engines. It comes with 2 5V USB ports so you can also charge other gadgets such as smartphones, headphones, and tablets. There’s an integrated flashlight as well that enables you to see in the dark.
TACKLIFE T8 Pro 1200A Car Jump Starter
Featuring 1200A peak current and a power bank of 18,000 mAh, the Tacklife T8 Pro can start up to 7.5 liters of gasoline and 6.0 liters of diesel engines. On a single charge, you can jump-start your car up to 30 times if you are not using it for any other purpose.
NOCO Boost HD GB70 2000A Car Jump Starter
With a peak current of 2,000A, the NOCO GB70 car jump starter can power up a wide range of diesel and gasoline engines. There’s a built-in LED light that allows you to see in the dark while the capacity of the battery is capped at 15,700 Joules. The major downside of this jump starter is its weight which is around 2.5 Kg making it quite a heavy gadget to carry around with ease.
Design / Manufacture Custom Car Jump Starter with Grepow
If you are looking to make your own customized car jump starter or battery booster, Grepow can do that for you with an innovative stacking process that delivers high performance in terms of cycles, life, and discharge. You can base the jump starter design on any popular type of cell including GRP8042126, GRP3968088, GRP5760078, GRP4642126, or any other custom model.
Grepow offers jump starter OEM/ODM solutions along with custom LiPo/LiFePO4 cells for jump starter. Whatever your jump starter needs are, they can be met by Grepow as the manufacturer delivers the best in terms of quality, reliability, and performance.