Best Emergency Jump Starters

The one thing that any car owner can be sure of is that sooner or later you will come to the car to find your battery dead. Either because of old age, and you really should not change a battery unless you find it dead for no reason on a very cold morning, or because you forgot the light on in the car, your battery will, at one point or another die.

So, as sure as you can be about that, you can be just as sure that you will need to use an emergency jump starter or a good set of jumper cables. The best solution, of course, is to have y our own emergency jump starter because that means you do not need to rely on the goodness of a stranger to get you started.

The problem is even more complicated if you have a big truck or powerful engine because then you would need that the donor car be of equal size to yours, and you will also need some big heavy duty jumper cables.

 

BEST EMERGENCY JUMP STARTERS FULL REVIEWS

 

STANLEY J5C09 Power Station Jump Starter

 

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It is precisely because you need to have a jump starter that can deliver massive amounts of power so you can count on it in an emergency that my top recommendation is the Stanley J5C09 Jump starter. At 1000 peak amps, the Stanley can jump start any engine no matter the size. It uses a traditional acid lead battery which means it has massive amounts of amps hour, so it can jump start a diesel engine just as easily as it would start a gas engine.

Besides the cases where your battery dies out, there are several other auto related emergencies that make the Stanley the go to car accessory. Most of the times, a car emergency will be either a flat battery or a flat tire. It is for that reason that the Stanley comes with its own, built in tire inflator. When it comes to inflating tires all that really matters is how much amp hour a charger has, and the Stanley can easily inflate all 4 tires on a large SUV without any problems.

The reason why having more than one feature is important, besides the direct use you as a buyer get, is the fact that you will keep the jump starter active. Ironically, the biggest problem modern jump starter pose is not that they do not have enough power to jump start an engine, but it is the fact that modern batteries and modern cars have made them absolute.

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Modern cars will start developing issues with the amount of power a battery puts out long before the battery can no longer crank the engine over. It is not uncommon that you will see a loss in engine power, a warning on the dashboard or even a the on-board computer reporting errors, all because the battery is not strong enough. For that reason, drivers will end up changing the battery long before the jump starter is needed, and all of these other features will come in handy to make sure that you keep your jump starter charged and ready for that emergency.

 

Noco Boost Plus GB40 1000 Amps

 

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The one thing that you could say against the Stanely is its size. Considering the battery technology, it is based on, the Stanley is a fairly small jump starter, but there is an even better, more impressive technology on the market today, the lithium ion battery jump starter.

Of all the jump starters on the market today the Noco Boost is actually one of the more impressive. It all starts with an incredibly sturdy case that is not only water proof but also drive over proof. Its 1000 amps are strong enough to start a 6-liter engine, a V8 would fall in that category if you are wondering. It also has enough power to start a 3-liter engine.

All of these ratings are taken off of completely flat batteries. Provided the battery in your car is just losing power due to cold but it is not entirely flat, the Noco can be a useful tool to start even, bigger, stronger engines.

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The other great feature of using a lithium ion jump starter is the fact that it is completely spark safe. While on regular jump starters, and particularly with jumper cables, you will get sparks flying off the battery when you connect it no matter how careful you are, with the Noco you could have it full powered up and active, connect the 2 clamps together and you would still not get any sparks flying off.

 

Vavofo 1500 A Jump Starter

 

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There is one alternative to the Noco and the Stanley jump starters that we should consider at this point. The thing is that with both the Noco and the Stanley you are paying quite a heavy toll for the name of the brand. Vavofo, on the other hand, is a fairly well-known brand but only among mechanics or other drivers passionate about the subject.

The Vavofo is also a lithium-ion battery-based alternative to classical jump starters, and it sports a massive 1500 A jump starter. That allows it to earn an 8-liter gas engine rating and, combined with its 12800 mAh battery, it can even jump start 6.5-liter diesel engines.

In all honesty it should be said that the Vavofo has a much frailer casing, so you may want to avoid driving over it, or even dropping it from a great height. How much of the Noco’s casing and hardness is a gimmick or something you actually needs is really up to you, but, as long-time user of the Vavofo, I can say I have appreciated its more modest design. It has allowed me to take it out of my backpack to charge my phone without getting a lot of second glances from people around me.

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