Three Features You Need in A Portable Jump Starter

Portable, rechargeable, electric jump starters are so lightweight, easy to stow, and effective, it’s foolish not to keep one in your vehicle.

Starting car with portable jump starter.
An exhausted battery can ruin any road trip, but if you have a compact, rechargeable jump starter handy, you’ll be back in the driver’s seat in no time.Kaboompics.com

Those moments when your truck won’t start have to be on the top ten list for the world’s worst sinking feelings. Dead batteries happen, and usually at the most inconvenient times, like when you’re late getting your mother-in-law to the airport. While today’s vehicles are more goof-proof with their automatic lights-off features, savvy truck owners hedge their bets by carrying a portable jump starter for those “just-in-case” moments. Here are some things to consider:

NOCO Boost HD GB150 4000 Amp 12-Volt UltraSafe 12-Volt UltraSafe Lithium Jump Starter For Up To 10-Liter Gasoline and Diesel Engines
This model weighs just 7.5 pounds.NOCO

While you hope it’ll only take one shot to bring your truck battery back online, you want to make sure your charger has got the power and is appropriately rated for your battery and vehicle. Portable chargers are rated for amperage. Look for the number of times they can be used before requiring a re-charge, and whether it will fit your particular vehicle.

NOCO Boost Plus GB40 1000 Amp 12-Volt Ultra Safe Portable Lithium Car Battery Jump Starter Pack For Up To 6-Liter Gasoline And 3-Liter Diesel Engines
This product can operate 20 times before needing recharging.NOCO

Size matters when your storage space is limited. Some portable jump starters come in compact and convenient sizes, making options for stowing that much easier.

Clore Automotive Jump-N-Carry JNC770B 1700 Peak Amp Premium 12 Volt Jump Starter - Blue w/Cover
This model includes a protective cover.Clore Automotive

Today’s portable jump starters are power packs you can use for additional functions—beyond the emergency situations when you just need to start your truck. Some models offer flashlights, emergency signaling, and multi-charging ports for USB and other devices.

Also Consider

NOCO Boost XL GB50 1500 Amp 12-Volt Ultra Safe Portable Lithium Car Battery Jump Starter Pack For Up To 7-Liter Gasoline And 4-Liter Diesel Engines
This model is equipped with an LED light.NOCO
Clore Automotive Jump-N-Carry JNC660 1700 Peak Amp 12 Volt Jump Starter
This product has 425 cranking amps.Clore Automotive


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