Most of our reviews are focused on jump starters for medium to large automobiles, but that simply cannot handle the demands of large trucks like the 18 wheelers that cross the country. So we decided to spend some time to look for the best jump starter for that category and it so happens that the best one is the Solar jump starter model HT1224. Before we go into a deeper analysis of this specific product let us highlight the fact that it is meant for only the biggest engines. That is not to say you would not be able to use it for an SUV or a small Prius, but it would be the mother load of overshoots. It would be like 5 tone jack for a regular car.
Best Solar Jump Starter
So, assuming that we have made our point, let’s look at some of the features that got us to think that the Solar jump starter is the best of its kind. For one, it has both 12 volt and 24 volts connectors and you can easily change the power cables from one power rating. The connection is done with the aid of heavy duty lugs that allow for a perfect transfer of power, and yet they are extremely easy to remove and to mount back on the battery. On the other side of the power cable you have heavy duty clamps that were design to easily bight through grime and rust to get to the metal core of the battery. We actually tested this on a junk yard save that was one winter away from that car heaven in the sky, and the engine started without any problems.
We were also impressed by how well the Solar Jump Starter was designed to be always on hand ready to help you. It can be left plugged in and it has its own internal monitoring system that cuts the power the moment the battery is charged and it switches to a trickle charge that would keep the jump starter at full power all year round without damaging its internal battery at all. The entire thing is mounted on 9 inch pneumatic wheels so it is very easy to take it out even through the thickest snow in the depth of winter when you are most likely to need to use it. Since you would always have it fully charged you can count on 1400 cranking amps on the 12 volt connection and 800 cranking amps in the 24 volt mode. The one thing that we need to highlight is that it can be very dangerous to connect a car that is running on 12 volts to the 24 volts connection so you should check with your owner’s manual before you use it for the first time. The good thing, though, is that you can actually connect the 12 volt and if that does not provide enough power you can tentatively use the 24 volt connection since on a full charge there is no engine size that cannot be powered by the Solar Jump Starter.