COMPACT JUMP-STARTERS BUYER’S GUIDE

— Here are the top 15 we like the best —

Thanks to compact, rechargeable jump-starters, a weak or dead battery doesn’t have to ruin or delay a ride. Much smaller and lighter than traditional jump-starter boxes or jumper cables, lithium-battery jump-starters fit in a glove box and deliver enough cranking power to start UTVs, cars and trucks. Most can also power or recharge phones or computers. We gathered the best of these handy devices to help you find the one that’s perfect for your needs.

ALLSTART BOOST MAX

AllStart’s Boost Max easily starts UTVs and most cars and trucks. It has a USB output and 12-volt output for charging and powering electronics and a built-in flashlight. A carrying case, jumper cables, 3-in-1 (micro, 30-pin and lightning) USB cord, and charging accessories are included.

Peak power: 900A

Dimensions: 8” x 5” x 1.25”

Price: $139.99

Contact: www.summitracing.com

ANTIGRAVITY MICRO-START XP-10 HEAVY DUTY

The Micro-Start XP-10 Heavy Duty is Antigravity’s most powerful compact jump-starter that’s powerful enough to start gas cars, trucks and UTVs, and diesel vehicles up to 7.3 liters. A flashlight is integrated into the case, and the unit has two USB ports, and 12- and 19-volt ports. The device comes with everything you need to jump-start your vehicle, adapter plugs for most electronics and a case.

Peak power: 650A

Dimensions:9” x 3.2” x 1.2”

Price: $219.99

Contact: https://shop.antigravitybatteries.com/

ANTIGRAVITY MICRO-START XP-1

The XP-1 jump-starter/power supply has the power to start most gas cars and trucks, and it easily starts UTVs. A flashlight is integrated into the case, and the unit has two USB ports, and 19-volt and 12-volt ports. The device comes with everything you need to jump-start your vehicle, adapter plugs for most electronics and a case.

Peak power: 400A

Dimensions: 6.75” x 3.25” x 1”

Price: $149.99

Contact: https://shop.antigravitybatteries.com

ANTIGRAVITY MICRO-START SPORT

The Micro-Start Sport is smaller than some phones but has the power to start gas cars and trucks, and it easily starts UTVs. A flashlight is integrated into the case, and the unit has USB input and output ports. The device comes with everything you need to jump-start your vehicle, adapter plugs for most electronics and a case. Available in white or black.

Peak power: 200A/400A

Dimensions: 5” x 2.8” x 0.875”

Price: $99.99

Contact: https://shop.antigravitybatteries.com

CLORE JNC660 JUMP-STARTER

The Clore JNC660 jump-starter has more than twice the power of most compact jump-starters and convenient, permanently attached, 46-inch-long jumper cables. This unit also has a gauge to show the charge of the on-board battery and a 12-volt outlet.

Peak power: 1700A

Dimensions: N/A

Price: $189.99

Contact: www.summitracing.com

LIMITLESS JUMPSMART FLASHLIGHT & BOOSTER PACK

The Limitless JumpSmart combines a powerful 350-lumen LED flashlight with a booster pack and power supply for personal electronics. The device is capable of jump-starting gas engines up to 5 liters. The flashlight has a rugged aluminum housing and comes with jumper cables, charging accessories and a storage case.

Peak power: 400A

Dimensions: 8.5” x 2” x 2.5”

Price: $159.99

Contact: https://limitlessinnovations.com

HARBOR FREIGHT VIKING JUMP-STARTER AND POWER PACK

Harbor Freight’s Viking lithium-ion jump-starter and Power Pack has the power to start UTVs and most cars and trucks. A flashlight is incorporated into the case, along with 12-volt and USB charging ports for electronic devices. A carrying case, jumper cables and charging accessories are included in the kit.

Peak power: 450A

Dimensions: 1-5/8”x6-1/4”x3-1/8”

Price: $79.99

Contact: www.harborfreight.com

OEM AUTOMOTIVE TOOLS PERSONAL POWER SOURCE

OEM Automotive Tools’ Personal Power Source can start V8 gas engines. The device also features a flashlight and  USB port. The kit comes with a carrying case, jumper cables and charging accessories.

Peak power:  400A

Dimensions: 5” x 2.8” x 0.875”

Price: $139.99

Contact: www.summitracing.com

SCHUMACHER RED FUEL

Schumacher’s Red Fuel jump-starter/power supply easily starts UTVs and most cars and trucks. The device also features a flashlight, USB port, and 12-volt power port. The kit includes a carrying case, jumper cables and charging accessories.

Peak power: 400A

Dimensions: 10” x 3” x 12”

Price: $118.99

Contact: www.summitracing.com

SCOSCHE POWERUP 400 TORCH

Scosche’s PowerUp 400 Torch combines a booster pack and power supply for personal electronics with powerful LED flashlight. The device is capable of jump-starting 6-cylinder gas engines up to 3.5 liters. The flashlight has a rugged aluminum housing and comes with jumper cables, charging accessories and a storage case.

Peak power: 400A

Dimensions: 10.5” x 2” x 2.4”

Price: $149.99

Contact: www.scosche.com

SUMMIT GIFTS iOnBoost V6 JUMP-STARTER

The iOnBoost V6 jump-starter can start UTVs and cars or trucks with V6 gas engines. It also has a built-in flashlight and USB output. Carrying case, jumper cables, 3-in-1 (micro, 30-pin, and lightning) USB cord and charging accessories are included.

Peak power: 400A

Dimensions: 6” x 3” x 1”

Price: $79.99

Contact: www.summitracing.com

SUMMIT RACING PROFESSIONAL JUMP-STARTER AND POWER SUPPLY PACK

Summit Racing’s SUM-900169 jump-starter and power supply pack easily starts UTVs and most cars and trucks. The device also features a flashlight, two USB ports, 19-volt and 12-volt power ports. This kit includes a carrying case, jumper cables and charging accessories.

Peak power: 600A

Dimensions: 9” x 3” x 1.25”

Price: $169.97

Contact: www.summitracing.com

WEEGO HEAVY DUTY JUMP-STARTER

The Weego Heavy Duty jump-starter can start gas engines up to 6.4 liters and diesel engines up to 3.2 liters. It also has a built-in flashlight and USB output. Carrying case, jumper cables, 3-in-1 (micro, 30-pin, and lightning) USB cord and charging accessories are included.

Peak power: 400A

Dimensions: 6” x 3” x 1”

Price: $99.99

Contact: www.summitracing.com

Compact jump-starters can also power and recharge personal electronics, like phones, computers and cameras.

 

 

Can-Am Jumpstarter 

This Jumpstarter includes IPX3 water-resistant and enclosed output ports, 4 LED battery indicators for easy read on battery charge level. It is designed to quickly start an assortment of vehicles, from powersports to 4- and 6-cylinder vehicles. With its 2.4A + 1A/5V USB ports, it also offers fast charging for USB devices. The kit includes a 300CA jump starter, SA858 smart cable clamp, MC-USB to USB charging cable, travel bag and user manual. MSRP: $114.99.

 

Peak power: 300A

Dimensions: 6” x 3” x 1”

Price: $114.99

Contact: www.can-am.brp.com

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