The world of battery jump starters used to be simpler. There were basically only lead-acid models like the Schumacher Instant Power Jump Starter. Times have changed. The world of jump starters has expanded to embrace newer, smaller, and lighter lithium battery boosters.
Lithium models are also expanding the usage of battery jump starters by leaps and bounds basically replacing jumper cables at a fast pace. As the price of lithium ion boosters continues to come down, this trend will only continue. It won’t be long before most car owners will have a car jump starter in their car.
So why would you buy a lead-acid battery jump starter with power pack like a Schumacher Instant Power Jump Starter? Despite its size and weight compared to lithium models, it’s hard to overlook the power, dependability, and features of this tried and true battery booster. The Schumacher Instant Power Jump Starter line provides the portable power and jump starting capability you need to keep going in an emergency.
Considering one of the new lightweight lithium battery boosters? We have the information you need to choose the right one:
When choosing a portable jump starter and portable power bank, there are two key factors that determine the amps required to start your vehicle. First is the engine size. The larger the engine, the more amps are required to start it. For instance, a V8 engine with double the cylinders will take more cranking power than a 4 cylinder engine. Second is compression ratio. Compression ratio is the pressure that is generated inside each of the engine’s cylinders during the power stroke and is higher for high performance and diesel engines than for everyday transportation with a gasoline engine. So if you have a high-performance V8 vehicle like a Mustang GT or a diesel pickup truck, you will require a battery booster with additional cold cranking amps (CCA) beyond what would be required for a smaller 4-cylinder or 6-cylinder passenger car.
What do we mean by cold cranking amps (CCA)? Cold cranking amps is a battery standard used by manufacturers that specifies the amount of current a lead-acid battery can provide at 0°F (-18°C) for 30 seconds while maintaining at least 1.2 volts per cell or a total of 7.2 volts for a 12V battery. There are other standards that have emerged, but for comparison purposes, CCA remains a valid comparison value.
How does that relate to a jump starter? If you have a battery with 700 CCA does that mean your battery jumper has to have 700 CCA to be effective? The answer is no. A battery jump starter is also called a battery booster because it is designed to be hooked to your battery to provide an additional boost that gives your starting system enough power to start your engine. In general, around 200 CCA should be enough to start your car even in cold weather. If you live in a warm climate, you will need less CCA or in severe cold weather it might take more to start an engine.
Take a look at this very capable Schumacher car battery jump starter and portable power supply to see if it’s the best jump starter for your needs!
Schumacher Instant Power Jump Starter Lead-Acid Battery Booster
The Schumacher XP2260 1200 Peak Amp Instant Portable Power Source is a very capable lead-acid jump starter and portable power source all in one. This is a heavy-duty unit with Sure-Grip clamps that fit both top and side-post batteries as well as cables designed to stay flexible even in the coldest weather. You don’t have to worry about how you store this unit, because it contains a sealed lead-acid battery that can be stored in any position. To switch to jump starting mode, simply use the built-in on/off switch. Here’s what you need to know about this Schumacher Electric 6-in-1 jump starter.
- 1200 peak amps and 185 CCA
- Uses a simple on/off switch to activate jump start mode or switch to USB mode
- Built-in high-pressor air compressor and inflator/deflator hose for inflating tires and other inflatables
- USB charging port
- Built-in 400W inverter for 120V AC power
- Contains a built-in lead-acid battery charger for automatic charging of its internal battery
- Battery status indicator LEDs keep you informed when the battery needs to be charged
- Sure-Grip clamps fit both side and top post batteries
- Cables are designed to stay flexible even in the coldest weather
- Built-in maintenance-free sealed lead-acid battery allows for flexible storage positions
- Dimensions are 12.3 x 12.5 x 12.1 inches and it weighs in at 24 lbs.
- 1-year limited warranty
- Built-in compressor and inverter
- Quality construction and materials
- Built-in charger for internal battery
- Good value
- Slow air compressor
- Charging cord not included
- Could use longer jumper cables
Schumacher XP2260 1200 Peak Amp Instant Portable Power Source User Manual >>>
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Schumacher Instant Power Jump Starter Comparison Chart
|Title||Haegan 500XL 1000 Peak Amp Jump Starter||ePOWER 360 Volta (5104) Multipurpose Power Source Jump Starter Air Compressor||Schumacher Instant Battery Charger/Power Station Jump Starter And Air Compressor - Sealed Lead Acid AGM Battery - 750 Peak Starting Amps - 150 PSI Air Compressor With Pressure Gauge And Nozzles - 12V DC Power Source And 2 Amp USB Port On/Off Jump Start Switch Reverse Hookup Protection Built-In LED Light 20.5" Cables Swivel AC Plug Extension Cord Not Included (Shop Tool)||Schumacher XP2260 Instant Portable Power Source||1 - 300A BATT JUMPER W/COMPRS, 300-Amp Battery Jumper(TM) with Air Compressor, 300A peak jump starter, Powerful rechargeable 12Ah lead-acid battery, Heavy-duty booster clamps, Extra-long 24" 6-gauge booster cables, 260psi high-power air compressor...||Wagan 300 Amp Battery Jumper||4-in-1 Jump Starter with 260 PSI Air Compressor; 12VDC outlet; Built-in Work Light|
|Feature||1000 Peak Battery Amps / 500 Amp Instant Starting Power|
14AH professional grade battery
High powered LED emergency light
Heavy-duty clamps to penetrate battery corrosion
Extra long 40" cables
|750-ampere peak jump starter with heavy-duty cables and clamps and reverse hookup polarity protection|
Self-contained 12-volt 14-ampere-hour rechargeable lead acid battery powers a 200-watt power inverter with 110-volt AC outlet
Bluetooth module - compatible with MP3 Bluetooth enabled devices including iPhone, iPod and iPad
260-PSI air compressor with 100-PSI pressure gauge; 5-volt 2,100-milliampere USB port with protective cover; 80-lumens LED spotlight; 110-volt AC and 12-volt DC chargers
12-volt DC power port with protective cover; 12-volt DC dual accessory plugs charge cable through vehicle 12-volt DC cigarette lighter socket
|On/Off switch activates the jump starting mode|
Built-in charger for automatic charging of internal battery
Battery status LEDs indicate when battery is charged or needs to be charged
Sure-Grip clamps fit both top and side-mount batteries
A maintenance-free, sealed lead acid battery allow for storage in any position
|300A peak jump starter|
Powerful rechargeable 12Ah lead-acid battery
Heavy-duty booster clamps
Extra-long 24" 6-gauge booster cables
260psi high-power air compressor
|Powerful rechargeable 12AH sealed lead acid battery|
Heavy Duty booster clamps
Extra Long 52" 6 gauge booster cables
Convenient chage cords
Ideal for cars, vans, SUUV;s, trucks, boats and more
|Up to 50 hours of 12 volt power on a single charge|
Heavy duty 6 gauge booster cables with copper coated steel clamps
Maintenance-free 18 Ah sealed lead-acid battery
260 PSI air compressor with gauge
Built-in work light; 12VDC outlet; High impact case
|Warranty||THREE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ePower 360 LLC (the "Manufacturer") warrants this product against defects in materials and workmanship that may occur under normal use and care, for a period of THREE YEARS and the internal battery for ONE YEAR from the date of purchase by the ORIGINAL purchaser (known as the "warranty period"). THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS NOT TRANSFERABLE OR ASSIGNABLE. If there is a defect and a valid claim is received within the warranty period due to material or workmanship, the manufacturer will repair or replace the defective product with a new or reconditioned unit at the option of the manufacturer. It is the obligation of the purchaser to forward the defective product and the proof of purchase, along with shipping charges prepaid to the manufacturer or its authorized representatives in order for repair or replacement to occur. The manufacturer hereby excludes and disclaims any and all other warranties, expressed or implied or statutory warranties, beyond those warranties specified above. The manufacturer excludes any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This limited warranty is void if the product is misused, subjected to careless handling, repaired, or modified by anyone other than the manufacturer, or if this product is resold through an unauthorized retailer. The manufacturer does not provide any warranty for any accessories used with this product that are not manufactured and approved by ePower 360 LLC for use with product. Further, the manufacturer shall not be liable for any incidental, special, or consequential damage claims incurred by purchasers, users, others associated with this product, including, but not limited to, lost profits, anticipated sales, business opportunities, business interruption, and any other injury or damages.||1 year limited warranty - replacement for defective products only|
|Height||9 inch||10 inch||8.4 inch||10.5 inch||3.7 inch|
|Weight||13.8 pound||24 pound||10 pound||6 pound|
|Width||11 inch||6.75 inch||9.5 inch||8 inch||2.6 inch|
|Length||13 inch||12.25 inch||10.4 inch||9.5 inch||6 inch|
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