Having a portable battery jump starter is a handy tool to have when a car needs a jump.
It is one of those things we wish we had bought when we break down and need assistance.
Personally I like them also for times when others need a jump since I dont like using my vehicle and jumper cables unless absolutely necessary.
The reason for this is that as most know new cars all have computers that like any electronic device can be damaged by power spikes.
While I have been lucky in the past with jumper cables and pull the terminals as soon as a car start so no voltage spike passes from one car to the another, I still like to side with caution and use a portable unit.
Camping is another time jump kits can come in handy.
With the many electronic devices we use today all needing to be charged they can drain a battery if the vehicle is not running requiring a jump.
Many manufactures have this in mind and build charging ports into a kit so they can double as power bricks for charging cell phones, tablets, or laptops.
So lets look at some popular options and their features.
Stanley J5C09 1000 Peak Amp Jump Starter with Built in Compressor
The Stanley J5C09 is a popular option that depending on the version bought also has a built-in compressor.
Different sized units can be bought depending on the need. Including 600 Peak Amp, 700 Peak Amp or 1000 Peak Amp.
Configurations include jump starter only model, compressor, and power station options.
Stanley has built the unit to match the user needs by letting the user pick the options. Be sure to read the features of each unit and the reviews on Amazon to be sure which one might be a good fit for you.
Jump-N-Carry JNC660 1700 Peak Amp 12-Volt Jump Starter
The Jump-N-Carry JNC660 is a 1700 Peak amp unit that has limited features but does what it was built to do which is jump start a dead battery.
A 12 volt DC accessory is included to charge other devices.
PowerAll PBJS12000R Rosso Red/Black Portable Power Bank and Car Jump Starter
The PowerAll PBJS12000R is a jump start with modern day life in mind.
Bigger sized built-in batteries can be bought from 16000 mAh, to 32000 mAh.
Beside being a emergency jump starter it also has dual USB charging ports, LED flashlight, and a variety of power charging plugs to fit many electronic devices.
This is a good all around unit that can not only be used in a emergency but as a power charging station for electronic devices.
There are many good battery starter pack kits sold and many come with features that can greatly benefit a user.
While some units only give a battery enough voltage to start a vehicle many others can be very useful depending on the situation.
If you are like me and big into camping units that double as charging stations can be invaluable especially if many other people are included in the trip.
With the many available and many features there is no doubt a unit that will fit your setup.
As always be sure to read the reviews on Amazon or elsewhere to be sure a unit is a good fit for you.