Author Topic: Automotive Jump Starter Recommedations  (Read 374 times)

Aggie1999

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Automotive Jump Starter Recommedations
« on: January 29, 2018, 10:03:11 PM »
Let's discuss jump starters. Any particular models you would recommend?

Personally I am not sold on the lithium type. Lithium batteries don't like to be kept fully charged. They also don't like to be kept in a hot area (i.e. car in summer time). I'm considering going with one of the larger gel cell types. Specifically the Jump-N-Carry JNCAIR model:

https://www.amazon.com/Jump-N-Carry-JNCAIR-1700-Starter-Compressor/dp/B000KPU8F2?ref=ast_p_ep

Seems to have a very good reputation. Battery is replaceable which is good. Also has a built in air compressor that seems decent based on the reviews. Any other comparable model in the $100 - $200 price range that you would recommend?

Update: Amazon currently has the model (JNC660) with less features (same amp rating, etc) for $99.

https://www.amazon.com/Jump-N-Carry-JNC660-1700-Peak-Starter/dp/B000JFJLP6
« Last Edit: January 30, 2018, 09:03:36 AM by Aggie1999 »

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Re: Automotive Jump Starter Recommedations
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 01:09:37 AM »
I have an older version of this one:
http://amzn.to/2FsKUMz


Also a Jump-n-carry.  Works great and is fine being left in the car and can jump a number of times before needing a recharge (at least that's our experience with a smaller car). 
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Re: Automotive Jump Starter Recommedations
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018, 05:43:07 AM »
These ones seem pretty good. I haven't bought one yet, but if I do, I'll probably go with the 18,000 MaH model.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvqwrVpuJB8

10,800 MaH charger - http://amzn.to/2CUSYZP
14,000 MaH charger - http://amzn.to/2CLm6i9
18,000 MaH charger - http://amzn.to/2CLnfWZ


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Re: Automotive Jump Starter Recommedations
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2018, 08:54:12 AM »
This morning Amazon lowered the Jump-N-Carry JNC660 model down to $99. I "jumped" on it. Same amps, etc as the higher priced JNC770 and JNCAIR models, just a slower charge rate and no air compressor. Was hard to justify twice the price for the built in air compressor.

https://www.amazon.com/Jump-N-Carry-JNC660-1700-Peak-Starter/dp/B000JFJLP6

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Re: Automotive Jump Starter Recommedations
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2018, 08:57:01 AM »
The one I use costs only $10, last forever in all kinds of conditions from bone chilling cold to extreme heat. It also never needs charging and never wears out.

https://www.amazon.com/Premium-Jumper-Booster-Cables-Tangle/dp/B00NT6ELTS/

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Re: Automotive Jump Starter Recommedations
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2018, 09:02:35 AM »
The one I use costs only $10, last forever in all kinds of conditions from bone chilling cold to extreme heat. It also never needs charging and never wears out.

https://www.amazon.com/Premium-Jumper-Booster-Cables-Tangle/dp/B00NT6ELTS/

Only downside is not to useful if your in a situation where there is nobody to jump you off...

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Re: Automotive Jump Starter Recommedations
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2018, 09:09:53 AM »
The one I use costs only $10, last forever in all kinds of conditions from bone chilling cold to extreme heat. It also never needs charging and never wears out.

https://www.amazon.com/Premium-Jumper-Booster-Cables-Tangle/dp/B00NT6ELTS/

Only downside is not to useful if your in a situation where there is nobody to jump you off...
Or if it's the middle of winter and while you'd love to jump car A with car B, car B's hood is frozen shut...  I've been there.

I bought this one last year and it's been solid.  https://www.amazon.com/14000mAh-12-Volt-Portable-Emergency-Flashlight/dp/B01ERIFR3K/

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Re: Automotive Jump Starter Recommedations
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2018, 10:18:25 AM »
The one I use costs only $10, last forever in all kinds of conditions from bone chilling cold to extreme heat. It also never needs charging and never wears out.

https://www.amazon.com/Premium-Jumper-Booster-Cables-Tangle/dp/B00NT6ELTS/

I've found that those can't seem to hold a charge at all.