Car Battery Charger Jump Starter:  Top 8 Best Rated Portable Lead-Acid Battery Boosters

A portable car battery charger jump starter allows you to jump start your car without the need for jumper cables, a Good Samaritan, or a donor vehicle.  Lithium-ion models are all the rage, but there are still some features that you can’t get with a compact, portable lithium-ion car battery charger jump starter like heavy-duty construction, a powerful built-in air compressor, a built-in AC inverter, high peak amps, built-in storage, or tried and true sealed lead-acid battery technology.

It seems that lithium-ion battery jump starter technology is here to stay and will probably replace lead-acid in the not too distant future for many car owners, but if you need a more heavy-duty or commercial solution that can start a V8 car or truck engine, you should consider a lead-acid car battery charger jump starter.

Car Battery Charger Jump Starter Stanley J5C09 Battery Booster Under Hood ViewWhat are some of the great features you can get with a lead-acid portable car battery charger jump starter?

Heavy-Duty Construction

Lithium-ion battery jump starters are lightweight, compact and in some cases, pocket-sized.  That is good in the sense that they are easy to store anywhere in your vehicle and they are easier to use under the hood when charging your car.

The drawback is their construction.  They are definitely not made for a commercial environment or to be used frequently.  If you accidentally bang one of the lead-acid portable car battery charger jump starters into the side of your truck, you know it’s going to be okay.  Do that with a lithium-ion battery booster and you will probably break it.

 

Interested in learning about other capable battery jump starters?  Be sure and see our other articles about some of the best!

 

Car Battery Charger Jump Starter Jump-N-Carry JNC660 Under Hood ViewPowerful Built-in Air Compressor

There is no doubt that having an air compressor in your car or truck can be a lifesaver.  When combined with a battery booster, they form a dynamic duo of emergency preparedness.

You can buy a portable air compressor separately as a companion to your lithium-ion car jump starter, but if you want one that’s built-in, you need to get a lead-acid model.  Some models of lithium-ion jump starters come with a mini air compressor in their kit.  These air compressors are definitely not powerful and if you believe the reviews, many are not even effective.

 

 

Obviously, having a separate air compressor is just one more thing to carry and keep in an already crowded vehicle.  An all-in-one jump starter with a built-in compressor keeps you from having to carry an additional separate piece of equipment.

Car Battery Charger Jump Starter Schumacher XP2260 Main ViewHigh Peak Amps

Admittedly, the peak Amps number is not a good way to compare jump starters or to rate them in their jump starting ability.  Unfortunately, in many cases its all that is published.  In general, a higher peak Amps should correspond to a higher cold cranking amps or to cranking amps.

Cranking amps (CA) are the numbers of amperes a lead-acid battery at 32 degrees F (0 degrees C) can deliver for 30 seconds and maintain at least 1.2 volts per cell (7.2 volts for a 12-volt battery).  This is a number you could use in most climates except very cold ones.  For a cold climate you need cold cranking amps (CCA) which is the number of amperes a lead-acid battery at 0 degrees F (-17.8 degrees C) can deliver for 30 seconds and maintain at least 1.2 volts per cell (7.2 volts for a 12-volt battery).

CCA is published for most batteries, but you don’t need to match the peak Amps or CA of a battery booster to the battery.  Don’t be worried if your battery is rated at 700 CCA and the jump starter you’re considering publishes a 200 CA specification.  Remember that a battery booster just gives your battery a needed boost, it doesn’t replace it in the starting process.

Car Battery Charger Jump Starter Stanley J5CC09 Battery BoosterMost lithium-ion battery booster manufacturers choose to tell you how big an engine their booster will start rather than providing CCA or CA specifications.  In many cases that’s all you have besides peak Amps to decide if the booster will start your car.

Lead-acid battery jump starter manufacturers typically publish more specifications, but not always.  You may still be looking at peak amps and the manufacturer’s claims about the size engines their model will start.

Built-In AC Inverter

An AC inverter converts direct current (DC) voltage to alternating current (AC) voltage that your AC-powered appliances, tools, and laptop may require.  A lead-acid car battery charger jump starter with an AC inverter will have one or more AC outlets.  This is a great feature when traveling to charge laptops or run AC accessories while away from regular AC power (off the grid).

Few portable lithium-ion jump starters available have a built-in AC inverter that can power your AC accessories.

Built-in Storage

Some portable lead-acid jump starters come with unique built-in storage solutions like compartments for accessories and cables holders.  Lithium ion jump starters are so compact that they come with plug-in jumper cables that you store in its accompanying bag or case.  They don’t have any storage capability on the unit itself.

Car Battery Charger Jump Starter Jump-N-Carry JNC770B 1700 Amp PremiumQuick Answers from Schumacher Electric

How long can I run an inverter in my car before it runs down the battery?

When using a power inverter, it is always a good idea to turn on the car’s engine every 30 minutes to help maintain your battery’s charge.  Assuming your battery is fully charged and in good condition, it is possible to use a 400W power inverter for about an hour (not starting your car) without fully discharging your battery.  To find how long your battery’s charge will last with any given inverter, use this formula: Take the wattage being used (400W) divided by the battery voltage (12 Volts) to see how many amps are being drawn from the inverter : 400 Watts/12 Volts = 33.33 Amps. Inverters only convert power at around 90% efficiency, so that means the inverter is really drawing around 37 amps (33.33 Amps / .90 = 37 Amps).  A typical car battery has a reserve capacity of about 80 minutes (80 minutes @ 25 Amps). So if you are drawing 37 Amps with the 400W inverter it will completely discharge the battery in 54 minutes ((80 minutes * 25 Amps) / 37 amps = 54 minutes).

 



 

We searched automotive forums, customer review sites, retail sites, battery booster manufacturer sites, social media, and consumer sites to find the most popular and highly rated portable lead-acid jump starters.

Take a look at our list and see if one of these powerful models is the best jump starter for your needs!

Car Battery Charger Jump Starter:  Top 8 Best Rated Portable Lead-Acid Battery Boosters

#8 – Schumacher XP400 400 Peak Amp Instant Portable Power Source

Schumacher ElectricCar Battery Charger Jump Starter Schumacher XP400 Instant Power Main View has been around since 1947 developing patented battery charger technologies while continuing their commitment to quality products and exceptional customer service.  Their Schumacher XP400 400 Peak Amp Instant Portable Power Source and Jump Starter is the perfect example of their innovative design philosophy.  It features a sealed, maintenance-free lead-acid internal battery so you can store or use the jump starter in any position.  It is capable of producing 400 peak amps and 116 CCA.  Here’s what you need to know.

Car Battery Charger Jump Starter Features

  • Powerful 400 peak amp jump starter and portable power source
  • Internal, maintenance-free, sealed lead-acid battery allows for storage and use in any position
  • Informative, easy-to-read battery status LED lights lets you know the charge status of the internal battery
  • No external power adapter needed thanks to its built-in automatic internal battery charger
  • Sure-Grip Clamps fit both top and side-mounted battery posts and the heavy-duty battery cables are designed to stay flexible in the coldest weather
  • Switchable jump starter mode
  • Built-in 12V accessory outlet
  • 12 Volt accessory outlet
  • Powerful jump starter has 400 peak amps, generates 116 CCA, 99 CA for 30 seconds, and 185 CA for 5 seconds
  • It measures 8.5H x 10W x 5.25D inches and it weighs 7 lbs.
  • 1-Year limited warranty

 

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#7 – Duracell Powerpack Pro 1300

Car Battery Charger Jump Starter Duracell Powerpack Pro 1300 Main ViewThe first Duracell jump starter we’ve featured in any of our lists, the Duracell Powerpack Pro 1300 could be your go-to piece of equipment in a power outage, during a roadside emergency, at a remote jobsite, or when operating off the grid.  It provides plenty of extra power for your tools and accessories, small appliances, popular electronics, and many more.  It is capable of powering a 40W AC appliance for approximately 4 hours, charging a smartphone up to 19 times, and charging a tablet through the built-in USB ports up to 7 times.  It has a unique sealed, non-spillable, 18 Ah, Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) internal battery that can be used and stored in any position.  Its two built-in grounded AC outlets and one 12V DC power port give you the flexibility and convenience to charge and power multiple AC and DC accessories at once.  Here’s what you need to know.

Features

  • Portable, powerful 600W/1,300-Amp jump starter, power bank, 160 PSI air compressor, and AC inverter
  • Built-in 1300 peak amps jump starting capability for vehicles up to V8 cars
  • Car Battery Charger Jump Starter Duracell Powerpack Pro 1300 Side ViewIts powerful, onboard 160 PSI air compressor has a built-in accurate pressure gauge and is perfect for roadside emergencies or recreational and sports use
  • Unique sealed, non-spillable, 18 Ah, Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) internal battery
  • Two built-in grounded AC outlets, one 12V DC power port, and two 2.4A USB ports give you the flexibility and convenience to charge and power multiple AC and DC accessories at once
  • Capable of powering a 40W AC appliance for approximately 4 hours, charging a smartphone up to 19 times, and charging a tablet through the built-in USB ports up to 7 times
  • Quickly, conveniently, and safely recharges from any household AC outlet
  • A built-in 4-level LED Fuel Gauge keeps you informed about the powerpack’s battery charge level
  • Safety features include internal protection circuitry that safeguards against overload, over-temp, and reverse polarity conditions, an audible alarm that signals under-voltage conditions, and external safety reflectors for increased visibility at night
  • Handy built-in, ergonomic handle makes the unit easily transportable
  • Built-in switchable, ultra-bright, adjustable LED emergency light
  • Convenient built-in compartment under the handle stores the included AC cord and inflation needles

 

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#6 – Schumacher XP2260 1200 Peak Amp Instant Portable Power Source and Jump Starter

Car Battery Charger Jump Starter Schumacher XP2260 Main ViewAnother capable lead-acid car battery charger jump starter in Schumacher’s lead-acid lineup, the Schumacher XP2260 1200 Peak Amp Instant Portable Power Source and Jump Starter is a portable power bank with a built-in 400W inverter to provide 120V AC power through twin outlets, a DC power bank providing 12V power through twin 12V power ports, and a USB charger for USB-compatible portable electronic devices.  It also has switchable capability to jump start vehicles with 1,200 amps of peak power using its jumper cables with Sure-Grip Clamps.  An integrated high-pressure air compressor and inflator/deflator provides inflation-capability for roadside emergencies or sporting and recreation equipment.  Here’s what you need to know.

Features

  • Powerful 1200 peak amps jump starter and 400W portable power source with integrated high-pressure air compressor
  • Switchable jump starter has 1200 peak amps, generates 185 CCA, 255 CA for 30 seconds, and 300 CA for 5 seconds
  • Built-in 400W inverter provides 120V AC power through twin outlets, a DC power bank provides 12V power through twin 12V power ports, and a USB port charges USB-compatible portable electronic devices.
  • An integrated 150 PSI high-pressure air compressor and inflator/deflator provides inflation-capability for roadside emergencies or sporting and recreation equipment.
  • No external power adapter needed thanks to a built-in charger that automatically charges the internal battery using your extension cord
  • Digital battery status display indicates when battery is charged or needs to be charged
  • Internal, maintenance-free, sealed lead-acid battery allows for storage and use in any position
  • Informative, easy-to-read battery status LED lights lets you know the charge status of the internal battery
  • Sure-Grip Clamps fit both top and side-mounted battery posts and the heavy-duty battery cables are designed to stay flexible in the coldest weather
  • It measures 11.75H x 12W x 11.75D inches and it weighs 21.1 lbs.
  • 1-Year limited warranty

 

 

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#5 – Wilmar Performance Tool W1665 900 Amp Jump Starter, Inflator and Portable Power Unit

Car Battery Charger Jump Starter Wilmar Performance Tool W1665 Main ViewThe Wilmar Performance Tool W1665 900 Amp Jump Starter, Inflator and Portable Power Unit combines a 900 peak amp, 400 CA jump starter, a 300 PSI air compressor, and a 12V power source with two integrated 12V power ports in one.  The compressor is equipped with a 24-inch inflator hose perfect for inflating tires, rafts, sports balls, air mattresses, and much more.  Here’s what you need to know.

Features

  • 900 peak amps, 400 CA jump starter with 300 PSI air compressor
  • 12 Volt, 12AH Sealed Lead Acid Battery can be used and stored in any position
  • 7-LED blue work light provides bright light in low-light environments
  • 3-LED battery level indicator keeps you informed about how much power you have left
  • Safety features include automatic shutoff to prevent overcharging the internal battery a reverse polarity warning light and audible signal to help prevent damaging the unit, your battery, your vehicle or hurting you, and an on/off safety switch for the jumper cables
  • Unit provides 12V power through twin 12V power outlets
  • Equipped with a UL Certified 120V/12V charging adaptor
  • Includes 24-inch inflator hose
  • Unit measures 12.9 x 12.6 x 6.6 inches and weighs 14.7 lbs.

 

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#4 – Schumacher PSJ-2212 DSR ProSeries 2200 Peak Amps Jump Starter and Portable Power Unit

Car Battery Charger Jump Starter Schumacher PSJ-2212 DSR ProSeries Main ViewPart of Schumacher’s ProSeries line of jump starters and portable power units, the heavy-duty Schumacher PSJ-2212 DSR ProSeries 2200 Peak Amps Jump Starter and Portable Power Unit is a professional-grade unit that works equally well for roadside emergencies, camping, tailgating, power outages and more.  It has 2200 peak amps, 330 CA, and 275 CCA for powerful, professional jump starting capaability to restart the vehicles you need to.  Here’s what you need to know.

Features

  • Powerful, heavy-duty 2200 peak amps jump starter and portable power unit
  • Jump starter has 2200 peak amps, 330 CA, and 275 CCA
  • 22 Ah professional-grade, high-output internal AGM battery
  • Provides 12V DC power through a single 12V power port
  • 3-amp built in automatic charger
  • Safety features include a reverse polarity alarm and a durable polypropylene vented case
  • Jump starter power is provide through heavy 4-gauge, 50-inch jumper cables and heavy-duty clamps with replaceable copper jaws
  • Unit measures 15.15H x 4.72W x 13.97D inches and weighs 21.47 lbs.
  • 1-Year limited warranty

 

 

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#3 – Clore JNC660 Battery Jump Starter

Clore AutomotiveCar Battery Charger Jump Starter Jump-N-Carry JNC660 Main View is a leader in the design, development, and manufacture of automotive service equipment for professionals and consumers that is built to incorporate technological innovation, exceed the rigorous demands of automotive service facilities, and deliver exceptional reliability and longevity.  Clore claims that pound-for-pound, the Clore JNC660 is the most powerful portable car battery charger on the market.  With 1700 peak amps, 425 amps of cranking power, and a purpose-built jump starter design, this is the ones the Pros use.  I know that where I take my car to be repaired, they swear by the JNC660 for reliable battery boosting time after time.  It’s no wonder it’s popular when you look at it power and features.  Here’s what you need to know.

Features

  • 1700 peak amp car battery jump starter that delivers 425 CA of starting power and weighs just 18 lbs.
  • Designed for a variety of professional starting environments, including automotive service, fleet service, auto dealerships, auto auctions, marinas, implement dealerships and more.
  • Internal battery uses Clore PROFORMER battery technology and is specifically designed for emergency jump starting applications
  • 46-inh #2 AWG welding cable leads
  • Industrial-grade clamps
  • Built-in automatic AC charger
  • Voltmeter provides charge status of onboard battery
  • 12VDC power port to power accessories
  • 1-Year limited warranty

 

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#2 – Stanley J5C09 500 AMP Jump Starter with Compressor

Car Battery Charger Jump Starter Stanley J5C09 Battery Booster Main ViewYou will be prepared for a variety of emergency situations with the Stanley J5C09 500 AMP Jump Starter with Compressor.  It features 1000 peak amps and 500 amps of instant starting power enough to jump start cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, RVs, tractors, and more along with an integrated 120 PSI air compressor to inflate tires, sports equipment, and more.  Built in USB and 12V power ports allow you to charge a variety of 12V accessories and USB-compatible portable electronic devices.  An onboard automatic battery charger needs just your household extension cord to quickly charge the internal battery.  Here’s what you need to know.

Features

  • 1000 peak amp, 500 starting amps jump starter with integrated 120 PSI air compressor, USB port and 12V power port
  • 500 amps of starting power to start a wide range of vehicles including most V8 engines
  • Built-in USB port charges USB-compatible portable electronic devices
  • Built-in 12V DC power port for 12V accessories
  • Integrated 120 PSI air compressor has a backlit gauge for low-light environments and can inflate tires, sport equipment, and more
  • An audible and visual reverse polarity alarm alerts you to incorrect cable connections
  • Onboard battery charger charges internal battery quickly using just your household extension cord
  • LED power and charge indicator lights indicate power and charge status
  • Jump starting power is provided through thick #6-gauge jumper cables and heavy-duty, all-metal powder-coated charging clamps that insure no overheating and safe operation
  • Built-in ultra-bright LED light swivels 270-degrees to shine light right where you need it
  • Brass-tipped SureFit air compressor nozzle provides a secure air hose connection
  • Top-mounted rubber handle makes the unit easy to grip and transport
  • Unit comes with a variety of DC and USB charging adapter plugs

 

 

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#1 – Jump-N-Carry JNC770B 1700 Peak Amp Premium 12-Volt Jump Starter

Car Battery Charger Jump Starter Jump-N-Carry JNC770B 1700-Amp Premium Main ViewOne of two Jump-N-Carry jump starters in our list, the Jump-N-Carry JNC770B 1700 Peak Amp Premium 12-Volt Jump Starter is our favorite and top rated model.  When you buy a Jump-N-Carry jump starter you’re looking for a purpose-built battery jumper with absolutely reliable, exceptional cranking power, extended raking duration, and numerous jumps per charge over a long service life.  This unit features an easy-to-read digital display, dual USB ports to charge USB-compatible portable electronic devices, extra-long commercial-grade jumper cables, and a safety-driven master on/off switch.  Here’s what you need to know.

Features

  • 1,700 peak amp, 425 CA, 12V portable jump starter with dual USB ports
  • Car Battery Charger Jump Starter Jump-N-Carry JNC770B 1700-Amp Premium Under Hood ViewIt delivers its jump starting power through extra-long 68-inch #2 gauge AWG welding cable jumper leads that give you the reach to you need for all vehicles and new, innovative, alloy core, dual-molded design, 1000A capacity, PowerJaw clamps that deliver maximum power transfer to both top and side-post battery terminals
  • 3-Amp built-in, automatic charging system makes recharging the Clore PROFORMER technology internal battery fast and efficient
  • Dual USB ports (1.1A and 2.1A) provide charging power to USB-compatible portable electronic devices
  • Its 12V DC power port delivers DC power to your accessories
  • Easy-to-read digital display provides status of internal battery and charging status during charging
  • Its high intensity LED task light illuminates the work area in low light conditions
  • A master On/Off switch ensures that the clamps are inactive during transportation and storage
  • Reverse polarity check
  • A Repair Service Coupon enables the end user to seek a low cost, fixed fee repair after the warranty period*.
  • Reverse Polarity Check
  • Includes protective nylon cover to keep out water and debris, two-prong charging cable, and male-to-male 12V power adapter
  • Extra-strength rubber boot provides additional stability

 

 

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