Best Jump Starter Pack

If you have spent any time at all on this website, you will have seen that I am absolutely crazy about jump starters that have more than one functionality. There are many reasons for my proclivity towards that type of device, but for now, let’s just say, that it is simply not worth spending so much money on a tool that you would get to use only a couple of times a decade.

It is with that thought in mind that I decided to compile this short list of the top jump starter packs on the market. These are jump starters strong enough to turn over a V8 engine, no matter the size. We are going to talk about engine size and Amps in the reviews, but we are also going to focus on the additional features that these particular jump starters are bringing to the table.

 

BEST JUMP STARTER PACKS FULL REVIEWS

Potek Portable Power Source

 

POTEK Portable Power Source:1500 Peak/ 750 Instant Amps Jump...
  • [HIGH PERFORMANCE] POTEK 1500 Peak/750 Instant Amps Car Jump...
  • [150PSI TIRE INFLATOR] The air compressor takes 6~8 minutes to inflate a...
  • [PORTABLE POWER ON THE GO]With the two AC charging ports and USB port,you...
  • [TWO WAYS FOR CHARGING]Equipped with 12 Volt Battery,not only can charge...
  • [BATTERY STATUS] Know your battery status from the led indicator,Yellow...

Right out of the gate Potek announces that it is more than a jump starters, it is a veritable power source. Before we go into further details we should note that the Potek uses a traditional lead acid battery, which means the 1500 Amps of cranking power it is advertised with are definitely overkill. Most cars, even most trucks do not need more than a 600 Amps battery to get going. So the fact that the Potek has 1500 Amps already tells you it will handle jump starting a car with ease.

However, there are several other features that really make this an exquisitely functional jump starter pack. To begin with, it has a built in tire inflator with all the head adaptations you would need to inflate your tires, travel mattresses, balls, and bicycle tires. The point here is that you may or may not need to use the jump starter function on this “power source”, but you will definitely get a lot of use out of the inflator function.

But Dave, I can hear you say, what if I spend all day inflating the kids balls, rafts and mattresses down at the beach, and, at the end of the day, there isn’t any power left in my jump starter to start the car?

Well, that may be somewhat of an exaggeration, but the thing is, the Potek actually works as an inverter. So, if you are really concerned about running out of power, you can plug it in to the 12 volt adapter on your car and it will not lose an ounce of power. More significantly, you will actually be able to use the Potek as a regular AC power source. You can plug in a laptop, a fast charger for a phone, even a regular sized, living room vacuum cleaner to clean the car.

POTEK Portable Power Source:1500 Peak/ 750 Instant Amps Jump...

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If you drive a van, or anything large enough to hold a small fridge, or if you have a cabin in the mountains where they do not have power, you can use the Potek and your car to have a fully functioning home at any time of the year.

 

Rugged Geek RG1000

 

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RUGGED GEEK RG1000 Safety Plus 1000 Amp Portable Car Jump...
  • 1000 Amp portable jump starter battery pack will boost most cars and trucks...
  • Our portable car battery jump starter 12V battery pack is designed to be...
  • Full, High Quality Metal Frame Clamps last longer, won’t crack in cold...
  • LED Display offers an accurate charge level indicator, charging status and...
  • Additional features include dual USB charging ports to charge multiphone...

The opposite pole from the Potek is the Rugged Geek RG1000. Here we are talking about a lithium-ion battery powered jump starter that may not be able to power a small mountain cabin, but it will fit in your backpack. This would be the perfect jump starter pack for those of you who enjoy traveling way out into the mountains, leaving the car and all signs of civilization and just enjoying the mountains.

However, if you are anything like me, even on the Everest, you will want to chill at the end of the day. You may want to tweet one of those thought out ideas that only seem to come when you are walking in under the shade of tall trees, or you may just want to finish a great day out with friends by watching a movie by the light of the fire. Older generations might thing that a lack of piety, but I am not going to judge.

In either case having a power source that can keep your essential IT gadgets going is certainly useful. So that is why, the Rugged Geek is actually my second favorite jump starter pack.

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It comes with its own tire inflator, but it is not built in so, if you know you are not going to need it on a particular trip, you can leave it at the car. It can be a very useful accessory for the car, or for a trip at the beach, but it certainly is a huge advantage that you do not have to carry it with you wherever you go.

 

Clore Automotive Jump-N-Carry

 

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Clore Automotive Jump-N-Carry JNC550A 1100 Peak Amp Jump...
  • 1,100 Peak Amps; 325 Cranking Amps
  • 18Ah Clore PROformer battery technology is designed to provide extremely...
  • Built-in air compressor inflates tires and more
  • Master ON/OFF switch with digital display shows state of internal battery
  • Rubberized base for added stability

The last jump starter pack that you should consider is the Clore Automotive Jump-N-Carry. I like it not because of its versatility! It is in the same category of family products as the Potek and it is not as powerful, nor does it have the inverter function.

However, the reason why you might want to pay attention to the Clore Automotive jump starter is because it is covered by a really strong warranty. With most jump starters, you can consider yourself lucky if they will replace the lead acid battery when it starts showing signs of fading. Even with the batter companies you are often at the whims of the sales person that handles your case.

That is not the case with the Clore Automotive Jump-N-Carry. They ship with the unit a coupon that guarantees that they will fix the unit for your for $100 not matter what happens to it. It’s not just that the battery might give out, you can drive over the charger, crash it against a wall, purposely set it on fire, and they will either fix it or replace it for you.

When it comes to versatility, sometimes the best jump starter is the one that will still be serving you 10 years after the original purchase. You still get a very powerful jump starter, just not as powerful as the Potek, you still have an air compressor, and you still can charge most modern phones and even laptops from the built in unit.

Clore Automotive Jump-N-Carry JNC550A 1100 Peak Amp Jump...

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So there you have it: 3 very different types of jump starter packs, 3 completely different alternatives to fit whatever life style you definite yourself as having. Let me know in the comments which one is your favorite and why you would call that particular choice the best jump starter pack.

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