Portable jump starters come in handy when your battery dies and you have no other car around to plug your jumper cables into

The last thing you want when traveling, especially at night, is getting stranded in the middle of nowhere. One of the most common reasons is a failed battery, which could happen for a variety of reasons, like leaving a light on or driving with an old battery. And, this isn’t something you can fix easily, like a tire change, with the basic tools available in your boot.

Unlike the old days where you’d need to connect jumper cables to another vehicle’s battery and jumps start it, there are portable jump starters available in the market these days. Apart from just helping your battery come back to life, some models also double up as power banks, air compressors, and so on. So, here’s a list of the best jump starters you can buy in 2020.

Clore Automotive Jump-N-Carry JNC660 1700

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This Clore jump starter is one of the best jump boxes you can purchase today. It has a high peak power and is a reliable product. It suffers from durability issues, but the company promises a long service life. It comes with 46-inch heavy-duty, copper insulated jumper cables as well. When compared to the other jump starters in this list, it is a tad bit heavy. The company recommends you charge this portable jump starter once every 30 days so you can rely on it in case of emergencies.

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  • 1,700 Amps peak power, 425 cranking Amps
  • Contains lead-acid battery
  • Comes with a built-in voltmeter
  • Displays the battery charge level
  • Easy-to-use and reliable
  • A tad bit heavy and has durability issues

Tenker 600A 14000mAh Portable Car Jump Starter

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This Tenker product is a lightweight portable car battery charger that can reinvigorate batteries of up to 20 vehicles (5.0-liter gas engines and 3.5-liter diesel engines) on a single charge. It comes with a 14,000 mAh battery and USB ports so you can charge mobile phones, tablets, etc. as well. The peak power is not the best out there, but it is a nice, compact product to have. Make sure to charge it frequently because the battery tends to drain out quickly.

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  • 600 Amps peak power
  • Built-in protection from overload, overcharge, and short circuits
  • 14,000 mAh battery
  • Can be used to charge other devices and gadgets
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Comes with an LED flashlight
  • Peak power is on the lower side
  • Drains out the power quickly

Schumacher PSJ-2212 Jump Starter

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This is a professional-grade jump starter by Schumacher and comes with a high peak power of 2,200 Amps. You can use it on any vehicle as there is no limitation on the engine capacity. It is one of the best portable jump starters since it also packs 330 Amps of cranking capacity and a 22-Ah power pack. The heavy-duty clamps feature replaceable copper jaws, which means you don’t have to throw the whole thing if the jaws wear out.

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  • 2,200 Amps peak power
  • 12-volt DC power outlet
  • Can be used on any vehicle
  • High-output AGM battery
  • Stable and sturdy build
  • Automatic charging system for recharging
  • Quite heavy and has reliability issues

Arteck 800A Peak Portable Car Jump Starter

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One of the better portable car battery chargers, this jump starter from Arteck is small, compact, and can be used to charge your gadgets as well. The peak power is not the best when compared to other jump starters on this list, but it can be used up to 20 times before you need to recharge it. It also comes with a built-in LED flashlight.

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  • 800 Amps peak power
  • Features a built-in LED flashlight
  • Dual USB charging function
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Charges quite fast
  • Priced reasonably
  • 800 Amps is not sufficient in some cases
  • The battery tends to drain out quickly

Clore Automotive Truck PAC ES1224 Jump Starter

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Another product by Clore, this is a pure jump starter and does nothing else apart from it. The construction is strong and sturdy, and it can deliver up to 3,000 Amps when running on 12V batteries. The heavy-duty cables and industrial-grade jumper clamps are top-notch, too. Quite easily the best battery jump starter that serves its purpose very well.

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  • 3,000 Amps peak power at 12V
  • 1,500 Amps peak power at 24V
  • Comes with 60-inch 2-gauge jumper cables
  • Advanced warning system
  • Automatic recharging functionality
  • Immensely powerful
  • Voltage can be selected for the jump-starting system
  • Stable and durable jump starter
  • Very heavy
  • Expensive

Tacklife T8 800A Car Jump Starter

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The Tacklife battery jump starter’s best feature is its ability to stay for 12 months without having to recharge it. The peak power generated is good enough for up to 30 jump starts. It also notifies you if you aren’t using it correctly. Not to mention, it comes with an LED flashlight and LCD that displays battery life.

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  • Up to 30 jump starts on a single charge
  • USB charging
  • 18,000 mAh battery capacity
  • LCD for battery charge
  • Compact size; can be stored in a glovebox
  • Can be turned off to save battery
  • Compact, lightweight, and sturdy
  • Clamp design makes it difficult to attach

Beatit D11 800 Amps Peak 12V Car Jump Starter

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This is the most impressive model from all of Beatit’s jump starters. It looks good, recharges quickly, has a sturdy construction, and can jump start up to 30 batteries on a single charge. It also comes with a powerful lithium-ion battery pack with a quick discharge start power. This jump box is highly effective in extreme conditions as well.

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  • 800 Amps peak power
  • 18,000 mAh battery capacity
  • Up to 30 jump starts on one charge
  • Dual USB charging facility
  • Built-in flashlight
  • Takes 5.5 hours to charge
  • Portable, lightweight, and safe
  • Not great for larger batteries
  • Can lose power quickly

NOCO Genius Boost Plus Jump Starter

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The NOCO model is one of the best jump starters because of its polarity protection and spark-proof technology. It is capable of jump-starting 6.0-liter gasoline engines and 3.0-liter diesel engines. It also comes with a 100-lumen LED flashlight with different functions.

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  • 1,000 Amps peak power
  • Up to 20 jump starts on a single charge
  • Polarity protection and spark-proof
  • USB charging functionality
  • Small size and great value for the price
  • Defective pieces have been reported and it doesn’t come with a warranty

Stanley Fatmax J7CS Jump Starter

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The Fatmax is one of the few models in this list that comes with an on-board air compressor and that makes it one of the best car jump starters. The peak power is slightly less at 700 Amps, but won’t leave you stranded anywhere. It also features a powerful LED flashlight. Lastly, there are three USB ports for charging available as well.

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  • 350 instant/700 Amps peak power
  • 120 psi onboard compressor with backlit gauge
  • Triple 3.1 Amps USB outlets
  • From a reputed brand
  • Sturdy and robust build
  • Lead-acid battery which requires maintenance
  • Peak power won’t be sufficient for everyone
  • Can tip over easily

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Gooloo Upgraded Supersafe Car Jump Starter

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The Gooloo jumps starter generates 2,000 Amps of peak power and is coupled with a 19,800-mAh battery pack. It is compact, lightweight, and can jump-start gas engines up to 10 liters and 7.0-liter diesel mills. It can also be used for motorcycles, tractors, trucks, ATVs, and cars.

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  • 2,000 Amps peak power
  • 19,800 mAh battery pack
  • Built-in protection from overload, overcharge, and short circuits
  • Discharge temperature of -20 to 40 degrees Celsius
  • Compact, lightweight, and safe to operate
  • Buttons on the jump starter too small to operate with gloves

DBPower 800A Portable Car Jump Starter

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Despite the big battery pack and decent peak power, this DBPower jump starter weighs less than three pounds. It’s also pretty compact. You can use it on gas engines up to 7.2 liters and 5.5-liter diesel engines. You can also recharge your gadgets using USB ports.

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  • 800 Amps Peak Power
  • 18,000 mAh battery
  • USB ports and smart charging
  • LED flashlight
  • Sleek, compact design
  • Can charge other gadgets as well
  • Good overall electrical protection
  • Jumper cables feel cheap
  • Battery drains out quickly when not in use

JACO BoostPro Car Battery Jump Starter

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This product feels more like a power bank that also doubles up as a jump starter. That doesn’t make it a bad product whatsoever. It provides enough juice to power other gadgets like phones and tablets as well. It can jump start up to 30 vehicles in a single charge.

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  • 600 Amps peak power
  • 16,500 mAh battery
  • Jump starter-cum-power bank
  • Up to 30 jump-starts on a single charge
  • Can be used for other gadgets as well
  • Portable, lightweight, and compact
  • Multipurpose power supply
  • Has a few durability issues

CAT CJ3000 Professional Jump Starter

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Just like its heavy machinery, the CAT jump starter is also a big, bulky product that can jump-start anything in a jiffy. It weighs over 23 pounds making it slightly difficult to operate. But, if you’ve got heavy-duty engine vehicles at home or work, this CAT jump starter will serve you well.

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  • 1,000 Amps instant power, 2,000 Amps peak power
  • AGM internal battery
  • Reverse polarity alarm
  • Reputed brand
  • Integrated power switch
  • Tough and sturdy build
  • Easy-to-use and comes with roadside safety features
  • Not lightweight exactly
  • Has reliability issues

Imazing Portable Car Jump Starter

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Hiding behind its good looks is a 12,000 mAh battery pack that helps generate 1,500 Amps of peak power. It also comes with quick charging and smart charging facility. It comes with a carrying case as well. You can use it to power up to 8.0-liter gas engines and 6.0-liter diesel engines. The clamps offered, however, are too small and difficult to connect.

  • 1,500 Amps peak power
  • 12,000 mAh battery
  • Smart charging and quick charging functions
  • LED flashlight
  • Six-in-one functionality
  • Compact, lightweight, and powerful
  • Comes with a carrying case
  • Clamps are too small and can be difficult to connect

Bolt Power 12V Car Jump Starter

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If looks matter, this jump starter would top the list. The good looks are backed by a 1,500 Amps peak power capability and cold cranking of up to 750 Amps. It’s compact, yet sturdy, and weighs under two pounds. A carrying case is offered but it doesn’t hold the cables properly.

  • 1,500 Amps peak power
  • 750 Amps when cold cranking
  • Built-in LED flashlight and digital display
  • Runs in temperature from -20 up to 130 Fahrenheit
  • Lightweight, compact, and powerful
  • Carrying case doesn’t hold the cables properly
  • Short charging cable
  • Reliability issues in some models

POTEK Portable Power Source

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This POTEK jump starter is on the heavier side, but that’s because it also comes with an air compressor. It offers 750 Amps of instant power and 1,500 Amps of peak power. It can be charged using your car’s cigarette adaptor as well.

  • 750 Amps instant power, 1,500 Amps peak power
  • 300W inverter
  • 150 psi air compressor
  • 18AH lead-acid battery
  • AC/DC charging capability
  • Air pressure gauge slightly small to read
  • Air compressor is noisy

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best lithium jump starter?

The Gooloo jump starter is a safe bet since it generates 2,000 Amps of peak power and also features a massive 19,800 mAh lithium-ion battery pack. It can also be used in extreme temperatures. This versatile jump starter can be used for motorcycles, tractors, trucks, ATVs, and cars.

What is the best jump starter with an air compressor?

The POTEK portable power source is the best jump starter with an air compressor. Its 150-psi onboard air compressor is the best capacity amongst the other jump boxes on this list. The AC/DC charging capability is the icing on the cake.

What is the best jump starter?

The Clore JNC660 is the best jump starter, thanks to the perfect blend of peak power, instant power, and reliability. The 46-inch heavy-duty, copper insulated jumper cables further strengthen its case. It also comes with a built-in voltmeter and a display to show the battery charge levels.

Which car jump starter is best?

Other than the Clore JNC660, the Schumacher PSJ-2212 jump starter is a good product. There is no limitation on the engine capacity and it produces a peak power of 2,200 Amps. It is one of the best portable jump starters since it packs 330 Amps of cranking capacity and a 22-Ah power pack as well. The other good thing about it is the feature to replace the copper jaws instead of changing the whole set.

Sidd Dhimaan
Associate Editor and Truck Expert - sidd@topspeed.com
Sidd joined the Topspeed.com team in 2017 as an intern and in less than a year he earned a full-time position as an associate editor and junior automotive expert. He is currently our pickup truck expert and focuses his attention on heavy-duty and off-road vehicles.  Read More
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