The changeover from lead-acid to lithium jump starters has been anything but gradual. Once people realized the benefits and features of a lithium battery booster jump starter pack, they not only bought them but quickly left both lead-acid and jumper cables behind. They have truly become one of the must have auto accessories.
The advantages of a lithium battery booster jump starter pack are many. First, they are much lighter, safer, and more compact. That means for the first time; they are handy for everyone in your household including wives and teenagers, not just the guy of the house. While the amateur auto enthusiast may have been okay with how to safely use a lead-acid jump starter or a set of jumper cables, few normal drivers were as confident.
Now anyone can safely use a lithium battery booster jump starter pack to start their car, easily, safely, and with little of the hassle once associated with booster cables or lead-acid car jump starters.
One of the big problems with a lead-acid car battery jump starter is its size and weight. They are really just auxiliary lead-acid 12V batteries nicely packaged for storage in your car. That means they’re heavy and bulky. Finding a place to store them in your car can be a daunting task.
They also lose their charge faster than lithium. That means that you need to recharge them more often by taking them out of your car and hooking them up to power in your home or garage. Also, you don’t get as many starts from a lead-acid battery jumper before you need to recharge them.
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With lithium boosters has also come technology to make boosters safer than ever before. Many come with spark-proof connections and protection from reverse polarity, short circuits, open circuits, overcharging, over-current, overload, and over-voltage. In other words, it’s much easier to safely restart your car.
Some additional features that are often included are LED warning lights with SOS feature, strobe lights, flashlights, and auxiliary air pumps.
They aren’t perfect of course as many, if not most, are made in China which can mean lower quality, questionable warranties, and poor or non-existent support. They also don’t have the cranking amps that a lead-acid battery booster typically has. That doesn’t mean it won’t start your vehicle. It’s just more difficult to determine if it has the power to start your specific vehicle. The good news is that most of the lithium jump starters work just fine and will start most vehicles. If you’re unsure, you can opt for a heavy-duty model that’s rated to start V8 and diesel engines.
One of the big problems with lead-acid boosters is connecting them under the hood. They are bulky and heavy and it can be difficult for most people to find a safe place to rest the jump starter while it’s connected and you go to restart your vehicle. Lithium boosters are so compact and lightweight that it’s usually fairly easy to find a place to rest them while connected.
Lithium jumpers also have typically very short leads. Whether by design or not, most folks would like them to be longer just to have more flexibility in placement of the booster while jump starting. Lead-acid models will usually have longer leads, but may need them because of their weight and bulkiness.
However you feel about lead-acid battery boosters, they are likely the dinosaurs of battery jump starters. Lithium has taken over the personal vehicle market and will continue to grow in popularity. Lead-acid may be relegated to a more professional environment such as garages and home shops where portability or in-vehicle storage is not a priority. Lead-acid models also appear to be more durable which also lends itself to the most challenging environment of a garage or shop.
It seems that new models of lithium battery boosters are being released each week, and it’s hard to keep up with the newest technology. We decided to take a look at what’s out there, give you a look at 10 new models that have come out in the past few months, and let you compare them to those that have been around for a while…the last year or so.
Take a look at our list and see if one of these lightweight, compact battery jump starters is the perfect new model for your needs!
Battery Booster Jump Starter Pack: 8 Newest Lithium Jump Starters Revealed
You probably haven’t heard of Collreall, but they recently introduced a mini car jump starter known as the Collreall Box 21 12,000 mAh Mini Car Jump Starter Power Bank that is a combination of a 400 peak amp jump starter and a 12,000 mAh battery pack. Like a lot of boosters designed for this market, it’s selling point is its small size. It has 400 peak amps and 300 starting amps of power so it should be good to jumpstart the average car with a 4 or 6 cylinder gas engine easily, but probably not a V8 or Diesel. It comes with a very nice case that can be tucked just about anywhere you have a little space in your car and it gives you about 10 jumps on a single charge. Here’s what you need to know.
- 400 peak and 300 starting amps of power to assist your 12V battery
- 12,000 mAh power bank
- Compact size
- 4-mode ultra-bright LED functions as a flashlight, strobe light, roadside emergency warning signal (flashing red and yellow)
- About 10 jumps on a single charge
- Protection against reverse polarity, short circuits, and overcurrent
- Charging ports include 5V/2.1A, 19V/3.5A, 16V/3.5A, and 12V/3.5A
- 4.5 hour time to recharge
- 1-Year replacement warranty
- Nice zippered case for storage and organization
- Built-in lights are very bright and useful
- Very easy to use for anyone
- Compact and easy to store in your car
- Power button is too easy to push accidentally and change voltages
- Not for Apple Mac laptops
- Non-standard charging ports
Coolreall Box 21 Mini Car Jump Starter Video
The DBPOWER DJS30 600A Peak 16,500 mAh Portable Car Jump Starter and Power Pack is a recent up grade of a popular model. It has 600 peak amps of power, but we can’t find a specification on the starting power so it would be difficult to determine how big an engine this model is rated for. It claims to be able to start an engine up to 30 times on a single charge which is more than most of these compact lithium jumpers. Its separate output selector switch is an improvement over those with a switchable power button due to reduced mistakes. DBPOWER claims that this model is compatible with a 6L gas or 3L diesel engines. Here’s what you need to know.
- Like most lithium jump starters, this model is lightweight and compact enough to fit in a glovebox or door pocket
- Starts your car up to 30 times on a single charge
- 16,500 mAh capacity power bank charges at rates up to 2.1 amps per port
- Jump starter recharges in approximately 5 hours
- Safety features include protection against over current, short circuit, overload, over-voltage, and over charge
- Built-in 3-mode LED light has high mode, strobe mode, and SOS mode
- Manual selector switch lets you choose between 12V, 16V, and 19V power and is confirmed with a blue LED
- Power bank is capable of charging mobile phones, laptops, tablets, or most anything with a USB port
- Comes with 8-in-1 laptop adapters
- Built-in rubber feet grip surfaces to provide a solid base while jump starting or charging
- It comes with a high-quality semi-hard, zippered case that has a wrist carrying strap and easily organizes and stores the jump starter plus accessories
- Included are a 12V wall and 12V car charger
- It’s unique in its 3-year warranty and DBPOWER claims easy-to-reach support
- Very easy to use even for those automotive-challenged
- Compact and lightweight design
- Quality construction and materials
- Great safety features
- Need to consult manual to properly operate lights
- Beware the reviews…it looks like many, many of the units were given to reviewers in exchange for their “unbiased” review
This may be the Swiss army knife of jump starters because the HyperPS 20,000 mAh Multi-Function Vehicle Car Jump Starter and Portable Power Bank has so many extra useful features. You get a powerful 20,000 mAh power bank, a capable jump starter, a built-in emergency tool with window hammer and seatbelt cutter, and a 150 psi air compressor. That is more tools than any other jump starter we’ve reviewed. The unit still comes in at a reasonable price as low as any of the models we’ve reviewed with that much battery power. The only thing we would caution about is the 200A starting current which is very low for this unit. We don’t know if that means it won’t start larger engines so it would be best to contact the manufacturer to make sure it will start your vehicle. Here’s what you need to know.
- Compact lithium jump starter with good 600 peak amps but with smaller than usual 200A starting current
- Very large 20,000 mAh battery capacity should allow you to charge several devices before having to recharge and supports fast charging, low self-discharge, and cycle discharge with a charge cycle count up to 1000 times
- Built-in survival hammer for breaking windows and seatbelt cutter
- 150 psi air compressor has a brass-tipped nozzle and can be used for inflating car tires, sports equipment, bicycle tires, and other inflating tasks
- Built-in LED light has 3 lighting modes including high power and fast strobe
- 4 outputs include 5V/2A, 12V/2A, 16V/3.5A, and 19V/3.5A
- Comes with kit of 8 mobile phone connectors
- Complete with AC wall charger and hard carrying case
- Excellent customer service
- High quality construction, materials, and accessories
- Very compact and lightweight
- Lots of emergency features
- Low 200A starting current
- No published specs on engine sizes this unit is capable of jump starting
HyperPS 20,000 mAh Multi-Function Jump Starter Video
Another compact jump starter than includes an air compressor, the InteliCharge Multi-Function Car Portable Jump Starter, Power Bank Portable Battery, and Air Compressor has a lower 13,600 mAh battery and a low 200A start current and a low 400 peak amps. Other than the air compressor, there is nothing special that sets this unit apart from others and the price is on the high side it seems, even with the air compressor. When you buy a car starter, other features are really nice to haves. What you need is a reliable booster that will start your car when the battery is too low. The manufacturer claims that this unit will start gas engines under 5.0L and diesels under 3.0L. Here’s what you need to now.
- 400 peak amp and 200A start current battery jump starter with a 2000X cycle life
- 4-in-1 mobile power station and 7-in-1 laptop charger with 13,600 mAh of power and a built-in 5V/2A USB output
- LED emergency light has 3 modes including high power, strobe, and SOS and can last up to 120 hours in an emergency
- Included air compressor plugs in to the power bank and comes with 2 nozzles a pressure guage and can be used to inflate car tires, sporting goods, bicycle tires, and for other inflation tasks
- Nice design and quality materials
- Lightweight and compact
- Lower storage power for power bank than many jump starters
- No Apple support except through USB port
- Low jump start current
What stands out about the BESTEK 600A Peak Car Jump Starter and Power Bank is its green color. It has a rugged-looking design that looks good in green. Other than that, it has a lower than average 10,000 mAh power bank and an unspecified starting current. It claims to be able to start up to a 5L gas or 3L diesel engine, but many claim that. To be safe, you should contact the manufacturer or vendor to confirm its capability. Like many of the newer lithium battery boosters, this model can jump start your car up to 20 times without recharging which is about average, but it does come with 2 USB charging ports which is one more than most. It also boasts Smart IC technology which automatically identifies an attached device to deliver its specific fastest charge speed up to 2.4 amps per port. One thing we don’t like about this model is that it claims that you have to be certain about your jump start connections because reverse polarity protection is disabled. This is not the case for most lithium jump starters where reverse polarity protection is an important safety feature. Here’s what you need to know.
- 600 Peak Amp portable jump starter capable of starting up to 5L gas or 3L diesel engine vehicles 20 times before needing recharging
- 10,000 mAh portable battery pack with dual-powered USB charging ports and Smart IC technology that automatically identifies the needs of attached devices to provide the fastest possible charge for a specific device up to 2.4 amps per port or 4.2 amps total
- 2 USB charging ports
- Ultra-compact, rugged design case stores easily in any vehicle
- Protection against short circuits
- Built-in emergency flashlight
- 4 LED lights for monitoring batterh level
- Comes with wall charger and car charger
- Quick 3-hour recharging using wall charger or car charger
- Nice carrying case
- Two USB power ports is unusual for the price
- More rugged design than many out there
- Easy to use
- Does not have reverse polarity protection
- Poor quality plastic alligator clamps
BESTEK Portable 600A Portable Car Jump Starter Power Bank Video
Energette is another brand you may not recognize, but the Energette PowerFull B18 16,800 mAh Jump Starter and Power Bank is a solid performer with some great standard features. It has a peak current of 600 amps, but no indication of its starting current. It can start a vehicle up to 20 times without recharging and is rated by the manufacturer to be capable of jump starting up to a 4.5L gas or 3.5L diesel which is somewhat higher than most on our list. It also has an additional USB port for a total of two which is a nice feature when you have multiple devices to charge. With a full 16,800 mAh battery, you can be sure of multiple recharges of your portable electric devices without recharging the power bank. It’s pricier than some, but an air compressor is included. Here’s what you need to know.
- 600 peak amp car jump starter with cycle life of 3000 starts
- Large 16,800 mAh capacity battery means more jump starts and more charges without recharging the unit
- Fast recharge of only 2.5 to 3 hours using included wall or car charger
- Several safety features including protection from short-circuit, overload, over-voltage, over-current, and over-charge
- Emergency glass-breaker and seatbelt cutter are built-in
- Built-in key switch toggles between available voltages or 12V/16V/19V
- Comes with a portable air compressor that can inflate car tires, sporting equipment, bicycle tires or other inflation tasks
- Built-in super-bright torch flashlight also has a strobe setting for emergencies and can keep lighting your way for up to 40 hours
- Additional emergency LEDs blink blue and red for emergency warning
- Built-in dual-USB with 12V/16V/19V DC output and
- Long 20 month customer satisfaction guarantee
The BESTEK Ultra-Slim Multi-Functional 400A Peak Current Car Jump Starter Power Bank is unique in its size and price. It is one of the slimmest if not the slimmest vehicle jump starter we’ve seen. It’s price has also fallen below $50 which is very inexpensive for a battery booster. It’s true that it only has 400 peak amps and 5,600 mAh of power, but if your focus is jump starting more than recharging your devices, then that shouldn’t be a problem. It is also only rated to jump start a 2L or 3L or less gas engine approximately 16x before needing recharging and that is the lowest capability in our list. It doesn’t come with a lot of extra features due to its size. Here’s what you need to know.
- Ultra-slim design is super compact and lightweight and is available in Red or Black
- 400 peak amp jump starter rated to jump start 2L or 3L or lower gas engines approximately 16x before needing a recharge and has a cycle life of around 700+ jump starts
- Low 5,600 mAh power bank is lower than most
- Built-in advanced safety protects against short circuit and current surge
- Single USB produces 5V/2.1A for portable electronic device charging
- Long 18-month warranty
- Stores anywhere
- Durable brushed-aluminum body
- Great value
- Small capacity
- Designed only for smaller vehicles
- No emergency lights
- No carrying case
Anker is a popular manufacturer of both jump starters and portable power banks, so it’s only natural that they would have models like the Anker PowerCore Jump Starter 600 and Power Bank that combine the two functions. In addition to a 600 peak amp jump starter the power bank is rated at 15,000 mAh which should be plenty for multiple recharges of your portable electronic devices or multiple vehicle boosts. It has a fairly long 5.5 hour recharge time and it’s a little on the pricey side, but it’s safety features are many and include protection against surges and short circuits in addition to having an alarm that warns of incorrect setup. Here’s what you need to know.
- 600 peak amp jump starter capable of jump starting up to 5L gas and 3L diesel engines up to 20x before needing recharging
- Built-in flashlight
- 15,000 mAh power bank with adaptive PowerIQ fast-charging technology capable of tailoring charge to specific devices to improve charge speeds up to 2.1 amps per port or 4.2 amps total
- Long 5.5 hour recharge time using wall charger or car charger
- Safety features include protection against short circuit, current surge, reverse polarity, overload, and includes an incorrect setup alarm
- 18 month warranty
- Quality construction and materials
- Easy to hold and use
- LCD screen is a nice touch
- Clear instructions
- Light sometimes won’t go green on cables
- Cheap plastic alligator clamps
- Some reports of faulty cable box
Anker PowerCore Jump Starter 600 Video
Battery Booster Jump Starter Pack Comparison Chart
|Title||2015 Newest HyperPS 20000mah Multi-function Vehicle Car Jump Starter Portable Power Bank Emergency Kit with LED Torch Flashlight, Survival Hammer & Blade + 150 PSI Air Compressor Tire Pump||Anker PowerCore Jump Starter 600 (High 600A Peak Current Car Battery Jump Starter and 15000mAh Portable Charger with Built-in Flashlight and Safety Protection) Perfect for 5L Gas and 3L Diesel Engines||Coolreall BOX21 12,000mAh Mini Car Jump Starter Power Bank - White (Built-in LED Flashlight 450 Amp)||DBPOWER 600A Peak 16500mAh Portable Car Jump Starter DJS30 Auto Battery Phone Laptop Power Bank||Dr Tech X1-Compressor InteliCharge Car Multi-Function 13600mAh Jump Starter with Portable Power Charger||BESTEK® 600A Peak Current Portable Car Jump Starter Power Bank with 10000mAh Capacity(Advanced Safety Protection and Built-in LED Flashlight,Dual USB Charging Ports)||BESTEK® Ulta-Slim Multi-Functional 400A Peak Current Car Jump Starter Power Bank with 5600mAh Portable External Battery Charger with 2.1A USB Charging Port||Energette PowerFull B18, [Power Upgrade] 16,800mAh Power Bank, 12V /17V /19V Portable Car Jump Starter w/600 Peak Amps, 4-in-1 phone power station, 8-in-1 laptop charger & LED Emergency Light - Includes Portable Air Compressor - Emergency glass breaker, & Seat-belt cutter, Carrying case.|
|Feature||20000mAh high-capacity high-power rechargeable battery, support fast charging, low self-discharge, and cycle discharge & charge times up to 1000 times ; Starting current: 200A; Peak current: 600A (3s)|
Act act as a portable mobile power bank to charge your laptops, mobile phones, PSP, PDA, MP3, etc.
150 PSI air compressor with a brass tipped nozzle for secure connections; Perfect for inflating your car tire, sports equipment, bicycle tires or anything else that needs to be pumped up.
Emergency Survival Kit - Hammer to shatter glasses; Survival Blade to cut off the rope and seat belts; LED light with 3 lighting modes (high light: Long press Power button. Fast Strobe: duble press power button)
Road Trip Essential Kit - Multi-function Car Jump Starter; Support starting a 12V vehicle, diesel or petrol
|The Anker Advantage: Join the 10 million+ powered by our leading technology.|
Car Jump Starter: Jump start your vehicle (up to 5L gas or 3L diesel engine) up to 20 times with 600 amps of peak current and heavy duty clamps and cables. Compact enough to store in your glovebox.
Portable USB Charger: With 15000mAh capacity and our adaptive PowerIQ charging technology, charge phones, tablets and other devices at speeds of up to 2.1 amps per port or 4.2 amps overall. Recharges in just 5.5 hours using the included wall or car charger.
Safety Protection: Premium battery cells, circuitry and safety features protect you and your devices from surges and short circuits.
What You Get: Anker PowerCore Jump Starter 600, jumper cables, 15V wall charger, 15V car charger, welcome guide, our fan-favorite 18-month warranty and friendly customer service.
|One(1) Year Replacement Warranty.|
Palm-sized device with power to match light/heavy jump starters.
Large battery capacity gives you 20+ starts on single charge, different charging ports - Includes all popular device adapters.
4-Mode Ultra-Bright LED: Flashlight, Strobe Light, Roadside Emergency Warning Signal (Flashing Yellow and Red LED lights)
This product is sold exclusively by CoolReall. Only buy from CoolReall to get genuine CoolReall products with superb customer service.
|1. DBPOWER Advantage: Top design rigorous process innovation in the world.|
2. Car Jump Starter: Jump start All 12V vehicle up to 30 times with 600 amps of peak current and heavy duty clamps and cables. Compact enough to store in your glovebox.
3. Portable USB Charger: With 16500mAh capacity, charge phones, tablets, laptop (come with 8 in 1 laptop adapters) and other devices at speeds of up to 2.1 amps per port overall. Recharges in just 5 hours using the included wall or car charger.
4. Safety Protection: the crocodile clamps has over current protection; short circuit protection; overload protection; over-voltage protection; over-charge protection.
5. What You Get: DBPOWER Jump Starter 600, jumper cables, 12V wall charger, 12V car charger, welcome guide, our fan-favorite 3-year warranty and friendly customer service.
|The car jump starter is compact and portable with an air compressor . It can jump start your car 2,000 times, if fully charged, over the complete life of the battery|
Output Voltage at auto start end 12V , Dimension: 165*79*40mm , USB Output: 5V---2A ,Charge Mode: CC/CV 15V---1A, Start Current: 200A , Peak Current: 400A (3S) , Applicable temperature range: -20-60 Celsius
bundled with an air compressor ,It can pump up your Bicycle tires, Sports balls (football basket ball etc.), Inflates Airbeds, mattresses and so on. Use it to inflate your toys inner tubes, pool toys, beach toys, and more.
Multi-function Jump Starter : 5 in 1 car jump starter power bank: auto 12 V emergency jump starter, car battery charger, 4 in 1 mobile phone power station, 7 in 1 laptop charger and LED emergency light.
|BESTEK® Advantage：jump start your vehicle up to 5L gas or 3L diesel engine up to 20 times with 600amps peak current and heavy duty clamps and cables|
Portable USB Charger:with 10000mAh capacity and Smart IC technology,the 2 USB charging ports can automatically identifies your devices to deliver its fastest charge speed up to 2.4 amp per port or 4.2 amps overall
Easy to Recharge:recharges in just 5 hours with the included wall or car charger.4 LED lights monitoring battery level
Safety Protection:smart jumper cable ensures total protection against short circuits,provide total protection for your jump starter and car battery well.Built-in emergency flashlight lets you flag down passing cars if you're in trouble
What You Get:BESTEK Jump Starter Portable Charger, Jumper Cables, 12V Wall Charger, 12V Car Charger, 4 in 1 Mobile Adapter,Welcome Guide, and our 18-month warranty and friendly customer service
|BESTEK® Advantage：jump start your 3L or lower gas engine engine up to 15 times with 400 amps of peak current and heavy duty clamps and cables|
External Battery Charger: Charge phones, tablets or other devices via the 2.1 A USB port (5600mAh capacity)
Ultra Slim:compact and lightweight,small enough to store in your glovebox.You can recharge with included USB cable
Advanced Safety:smart jumper cable ensures total protection against short circuits,surgr protection,provide total protection for your jump starter and car battery well
What you Get:BESTEK Jump Starter Portable Charger, Jumper Cables, USB Charging Cable, welcome guide, our fan-favorite 18-month warranty and friendly customer service
|ENERGETTE: Leaders with the highest rated customer satisfaction in jump starters, we give a 20 Month satisfaction guarantee.|
BUILT-IN SAFETY protection features: short-circuit protection; overload protection; over-voltage protection; over-current protection; over-charge protections, Emergency flashlight & Emergency blinking blue-red lights built in.
PORTABLE USB CHARGER: Built-in Dual USB 16,800mAh power bank with 12V/16V/19V DC output, it features a key switch to choose different voltages, LED indicator. Charge Laptops, Smartphones, Tablets, (Recharges in just 2.5 - 3 hours using the included wall or car charger.)
INCLUDES: Energette B18 Jump Starter ,Portable Air Compressor, Cables, Wall charger, Car charger, 8-in-1 laptop charger, 4-in-1 phone power station, Built in Emergency glass-breaker and Seatbelt cutter, with a welcome guide, and carrying case, Compact enough to store in your glovebox, and comes with our Satisfactory 20-month warranty.
CAR JUMP STARTER - Air Compressor: Jump start your vehicles* (upto 4.5L gas or 3.5L diesel engine) upto 20 times** with 600 amps with heavy duty clamps and cables. *Jump starts Cars, Dirt bikes, ATV/ATC, Motorcycles, Trucks, SUVs, Boats, Jet Ski. **jump starts your car upto 3,000 times in it's lifespan. AIR COMPRESSOR: It can pump up your Car/Truck tires, Bicycle tires, Sports balls (football basket ball etc.), Inflates Airbeds, mattresses and so on. Use it to inflate your toys inner tubes, pool toys, beach toys, and more.
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|Weight||0.66 pound||1.33 pound||3.5 pound||0.88 pound||1.1 pound|
|Width||12 inch||4.92 inch||0.79 inch||3.94 inch||3.5 inch||1.5 inch||0.59 inch||1.6 inch|
|Length||14 inch||9.45 inch||5.91 inch||9.53 inch||10 inch||6.57 inch||5.41 inch||6.5 inch|
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