If you have already gone through our article on the buying guide for car jump starters, here is our pick of the top three best car jump starters of 2018.
NOCO Genius Boost HD GB70:
The GB series form NOCO has to secure a place in the best jump starters and the GB70 stands out above the others. The GB 70 is compact, universal and powerful. The device is simple and user friendly. It has a simple interface and you do not need to check the manual to get started. The unit measures 8.8”*6”*2.5”. It is not only compact but also durable. It is encased in a premium plastic casing that keeps it away from dirt , grime and even a splash of water. All the connections except the battery connectors are well covered and provides absolute protection from corrosion. It has a battery capacity of 55 watt-hour and a peak amp of 2000A. The GB 70 is spark proof and is equipped with reverse polarity protection. The unit provides 40 jump starts in a single charge and is capable of cranking up gas engines up to 8litres and diesel engines up to 6litres. The NOCO Genius Boost HD GB70 has a LED flashlight and USB ports with 12V everywhere as additional features. It is priced a bit on the dearer side but is an excellent equipment if you can afford one.
Jump N Carry JNC 660:
Not a compact model like the NOCO GB70, the JNC 660 weighs around 18lbs but is designed such that it can be easily carried and stored. It has a peak amp of 1700A and a cranking power of 425amps. The JNC 660 has a proformer battery that is known for its power density coupled with enhanced durability. The JNC 660 comes with heavy duty and flexible cables with copper insulation and measures 46 inches in length. These cables retain their flexibility even in cold temperatures. The unit has a AC charger located in its front face and it can be easily charged by connecting to an AC outlet using an extension cord. The charging stops automatically once it is fully charged and a color coded battery gauge indicates the level of charge. The jump box can also be used to charge DC devices within 12V.
The Schumacher XP2260 not only functions as an effective power source but also as an air compressor. The unit has a peak amp of 1200A and a cranking power of 185 cold cranking amps. It has 3 power outputs viz. a 120V AC provided by a 400W built-in power inverter, a USB port and a 12V accessory outlet. It is enabled with a switch to change from the USB mode to the Jump start. The unit has an easy to read digital display and a LED flashlight to enable working even in the dark. The built in air compressor with a 150 PSI rating can easily cure flat tyres and comes with multiple nozzles and pressure gauges. The switch and the compressor dial are located at the back of the XP2260. The unit is moderately priced. The only drawback with this unit is that it is heavy.