Best Portable Jump Starters for 2017

There are various types of jump starters that you can get your hands on nowadays – all the way from mini jump starters and portable jump starters to heavy duty jump boxes or industrial grade battery boosters that would start a tank if you needed to. Today, we are on a quest to find the best portable jump starter for 2017.

With the technology advancing quickly and the general trend to go everything-portable, jump starters are no exception. Most of the best portable jump starters use Lithium polymer (Li-po) technology in which lithium ions move from the negative electrode to the positive electrode during discharge and back when charging. Li-po batteries (LIB) use an intercalated lithium compound as one electrode material. The electrolyte, which allows for ionic movement, and the two electrodes are the constituent components of a lithium polymer battery cell. Lithium polymer batteries already power your cell phone and your laptop and they are also perfect to be used in jump starters.

What are advantages of portable jump starters?

·Weight – generally weighing around 1 lbs (some of the best ones, as you’ll see below, even less than that), they are light enough even if you want to take them with you for a hike or camping trip as a power source for your mobiles and cameras

·Size – whatever they say to you, size does matter, especially when you are in the market for the best portable jump starter. It generally has to fit in a glove box or backpack easily without taking up too much space. They usually coming in a pouch for easy storing and carrying.

·Features – a USB port and a flashlight is a must for a decent portable booster pack. Most of the greatest jumper packs even have 2 USBs, laptop charging ports, various cables and adapters, compass or emergency modes for its flashlight.

·Power – last but not least it’s the ability to do its primary job – to jump start your dead car, ATV, motorbike, boat or truck battery. Some of these little beasts carry enough power to start large petrol or diesel engines so unless you drive a massive V12 in arctic conditions, they will help you to get home safe.

It’s all of the above combined that makes portable jump starters such a great addition to your everyday holiday gear – instead of bringing a torch, a massive power pack for your electronics and jumping cables (or a 12-pound battery booster), you have all of it in a small and easy to carry package always ready to help.