The days of trying to work out what sized compact jump starter you need are over. As lithium Ion battery technology gets better, we are starting to see massive increases in a number of amps that these little boost packs units can deliver.
Now some of you would think that having 1000 amps of power in a compact jump starter is just asking for trouble. Actually, in the old days this would be true, but with the advancement in a micro processor controlled safety circuits, these little units are very safe.
Here at Notsealed were very interested to see who makes the best 1000 amp jump starter. We only considered brand names and quality units. Not any junk paper claims, from some backyard hick company, that promise the world, with outlandish promises. (There are many out there)
The list is actually quite small. There are not a whole heap of 1000 amp plus jump starters out there that are well made, and not just a copy of another brand. So let’s go ahead and check out cold hard facts.
Our 5 Top Rated Compact 1000 Amp Jump Starters
Our #1 Pick DBPOWER 1200A Peak Portable Car Jump Starter
Now I didn’t get this unit for free, as some other sites do. But DBpower has constantly been on my radar for a few years now. They are one of the major players that build and develop, a whole range of quality jump starters.
With the release of the new DBpower 1200 Amp Peak battery jump starter I was keen to check it out. The two things that really stood out for me was the 3-year warranty, which is the best in its class and the value of the products for money.
|1200A||44.4Wh||3.5hr (15V/1A) or 5.5hr using (5V 2A)||20||-20C to +50C|
DBpower 1200A Features and Specifications
- Heavy Duty – with 1200 peak amps of current, your DBPOWER 1200A jump starter can boost all 12-volt lead-acid batteries. Designed for gas engines up to 6.5L and diesel engines up to 5.2L for cars, boats, lawn mowers, Jet-Skis, trucks and more. This amazing device is capable of jump starting a car 20 times. This is due to the large internal Lithium Ion battery when it’s fully charged.
- High Tech Safety – With built-in Anti-Reverse Protection; (over-current protection, short-circuit protection, over-charging protection, over-voltage protection, and over-heating protection.)
- The heavy-duty version 2 all improved, all-copper clamps have better anti-heat and current-conducting performance to strengthen the jump starting effect. The DBPower 1200 also includes a built-in LED flashlight with high, strobe and SOS features.
- Fast USB QC3.0 Out – Designed with 2 fast USB outputs. Depending on the type of Phone or Tablet you have will determine the charge speed. The QC3.0 USB port (Quick Charge 3) can fully charge your smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices at the fastest speed possible.
- Whats in the Box – DBPOWER Portable Compact Jump Starter – Jumper Cables – 15V Car Charger – Micro USB Cable – User Manual – Our 3 Year Warranty with top-rated customer support.
DBpower 1200A peak amp jump starter review
This is one beautiful 1200A compact jump starter. The new redesign has taken some great features and specs from its smaller brothers and rolled them all into one tidy unit.
This portable jump starter is the second generation product from DBPOWER. The highest current can range up to 1200 peak amps. With the larger engines in its sights, it can jump start engines (for 6.5L Gas, 5.2L Diesel Engine and more) up to 20 times. This is dependant on cranking time and amp draw. Never leave home without one. Make sure you and your loved ones can get home when stranded with a flat battery.
Intelligent Security Function
Like most quality Lithium Ion jump starters, this advanced booster pack has built-in intelligent security function. This means it’s equipped with improved clamps and built-in intelligent protective circuits which give you duplicate protection. Plug it in and turn it on away you go. No need to worry about safety incidents anymore. Anyone can do it.
Quick & Smart Battery Charger
It equipped with a 2.1A USB Output and smart QC3 USB port, you can charge your cell phones, tablets, kindles etc. at the fastest speed. The Quick Charge 3 is a new feature which talks to the processor in each phone or tablet to make sure it can handle a fast charge over 2.4 amps.
To recharge the jump starter you have 3 options. There’s a mains adaptor, a 12V In-car adaptor that plugs into the cigarette lighter socket, and there a USB port input so you can charge it from any computer.
We actually use a solar powered USB charger by Sokoo. This proved up to 2 amps per USB port to charge our DBpower 1200A. Usually only take a few hours out in the sun for a quick top-up charge.
Powerful LED Light & LCD Screen
It has 3 modes of LED light (high, strobe and SOS), This is an emergency life saver when you go camping, picnic, outdoor adventure or just break down on the side of the road. The LCD screen shows exactly the remaining internal battery power and output voltage. This helps you make better use of the power available and protect your devices.
Convenient Package & Ultra Compact
The DBpower 1200A is housed and protected in a quality semi-hard case. Unlike larger traditional jump starters, it’s small enough to store in your glove-box or under your seat. Its also light enough to pack in your handbag when you go out.
Cigarette Lighter Charging
Unlike the bulky traditional jump starter, this has an additional function. If your vehicle’s battery is not out of charge completely, you can use the cigarette charger to top up charge the vehicle’s battery for about 5 to 10 minutes. This will slowly add in a trickle charge to the car battery, you can then try to start your car inside. Great for if it’s raining outside.
#2 Rugged Geek RG1000 Safety – NEW 1000A Portable Lithium Booster Pack Jump Starter
The Rugged Geek 1000A was a very close second. A solid brand with fantastic features, this 1000 amp jump starter was one that looks amazing.
Rugged Geek has a history of rubberizing their compact jump starters in a tire tread pattern. This adds grip to the unit as well as drop protection.
One great feature I loved was the inclusion of 12v 18v and 19 volt DC output. This makes this jump starter able to power and charge a variety of laptops. This is the 1st time I have seen this feature. They also include a variety of different power plug ends for a variety of laptop manufacturers like Dell, Lenovo, Asus, Acer, HP and much more.
If you have apple laptop computers like the MacBook Air Pro then you will have to purchase this cable shown below. As there is no voltage control in the cable, so please make sure to select the correct voltage output for your device.
T-Head Power Bank Male Connector DC MagSafe 2 Cable For Apple MacBook Air Pro Retina 5.5×2.5mm
The Rg1000 internal battery is rated at 39Wh for a 60c discharge. This is calculated using 10,500mah @ 3.7V.
10.5 x 3.7 = 38.9 watts hours
Rugged Geek 1000 amp jump starter features.
- New 1000 Peak Amp Emergency Jump Starter: Enough power to boost most passenger vehicles on the road today! See it boost a 6.0L Cadillac in one of the video reviews.
- Intelliboost Jumper Cables for safe, easy and risk-free Jump Starting. These have Dual Power tips with upgraded 8 gauge cable (many on the market are single)
- USB and Laptop Charging from 2 high power, USB ports, and 1 laptop port. Includes 3-IN-1 USB Cable with new USB-C, Lightning and Micro USB. Laptop charging is from a variable 12/18/19 volt output. It comes with a few different laptop connection tips.
- Ultra Bright LED Flashlight with Steady On, Strobe and SOS Modes for additional safety, protection, and convenience.
- Clear Digital LCD display offers all the vital info you need at a glance including charge and output levels/voltage. Charging will take approx 3-4 hours from 0% to 100% with the included wall charger.
Can I bring this Jump Starter on an Air-Plane as hand luggage?
Yes, you can. Most airlines allow battery back up devices up 100-160 Watt Hour capacity to be brought on flights in carry-on only baggage.
The Watt-hour rating of our RG1000 is 38.9Wh, so its well within the allowable battery capacity limits.
#3 NOCO Genius Boost Plus GB40 1000 Amp Lithium Ion Jump Starter
The NoCo GB40 genius boost 1000A was one of the 1st true heavy duty jump starters to come onto the market. Most people have heard of the Noco brand as they also make some amazing 12v battery chargers.
One feature I liked was the USB input. This means the 1000 amp jump starter can be recharged from a laptop or computer. Although it will take a while. This leaves you with only 1 USB port to charge mobile phones though.
- Compact, yet powerful lithium jump starter rated at 1,000 amps (7,000 joules for 3 seconds) – you can get up to 20 jump starts on a single charge. (depending on vehicle type)
- An ultra-safe and mistake-proof design. It makes it user-friendly with spark-proof technology and reverses polarity protection, which allows it to safely connect to any 12v battery.
- An ultra-bright 100 lumen LED dual flashlight with 7 light modes, including SOS and emergency strobe.
- Recharge your personal devices on the go, like smartphones, tablets, smartwatches and more – Get up to 4 smartphones recharges from the NoCo 1000A
- Designed for petrol engines up to 6 liters and diesel engines up to 3 liters for cars, boats, lawn mowers, ATV, Sea-Doos and more.
NoCo GB40 internal Battery
Due to the GB40 being rated in joules and a lot of confusion on whats inside we decided to open up our NoCo GB40 to see whats inside. Looks like its a custom fit branded battery.
It labeled as a NEB11V120c2159MAH. 11.1v @2150mAh which means its (24Wh)
Going by the battery model number looks like it has a 20c discharge rate. With Element x10 printed on the side. Lots of jump starter manufactures rate their battery capacity at different voltages like 3.7v or 5v. I would love to see everyone stick to 11.1v ratings.
#4 GOOLOO 1000A Peak 20800mAh Portable Car Jump Starter
You will never lose this bright yellow high power 1000A jump starter. Gooloo has been around for a while now and has a proven record of making some original designed and reliable products.
I have used Gooloo jump starters in the past and found them very good. If you can get these on sale they would be a great buy.
Gooloo Jump Starter Power Bank Features
- The GOOLOO Jump Starter GP200 is so powerful that every driver should have one, they use high rate Lithium polymer batteries instead of normal NiCad or NIMH batteries. It makes it simple for you to start 12V cars, up to 8.0L Gas or 6.0L diesel or Motorcycles, RV, tractor, light-duty trucks, lawnmower, cargo vans, ATVs, snowmobiles, jet skis, and boats, etc.
- You can get up to 30 cranking attempts with 1000 amps of peak current and heavy-duty clamps and cables. This was tried on a Toyota Corolla 4 cylinder. For larger engines like 8 cylinders expect less.
- 4 in 1 Multi-Function: Powerful Jump Starter + Portable Charger + LED Flashlight + S.O.S Lighting Signal for help. It can help you In any case especially for adventure, outdoor, daily, emergency, travel, high and low temperature(-20℃ to 60℃ ), etc. Emergency battery storage when you need it most.
- Upgrade Supreme Clamp & Extra-Safe: The upgraded clamp is bigger 1/2 than before, more sturdy and durable. This was a regular complaint from many customers that these smaller jump starters had smaller claps that tend to get hot on big loads. It wasn’t only Gooloos problem, a lot of others had smaller clamps and cables.
- The intelligent protector safety circuit is built in the battery pack, this protects from a fire on the clamps which can cause melting or explosion.
- Portable Power Bank & LCD Screen: 20800mAh Internal battery capacity with Dual USB Ports, charge phones, tablets, camera, kindle and other devices at the speed of 2A. The LCD Screen will tell you the status of the internal battery and when it needs to be charged.
- Ultra Compact: fits inside the car easily
So whats inside the Gooloo box:
GOOLOO Jump Starter GP200, 12V Battery Clamp, Wall Charger (With UL Certification), Car Charger, 3 in1 USB Cable, Storage Case, User Manual, our 12 + 6 month extended warranty & 30 days money back and 24/7 friendly customer service
#5 RAVPower 1000A Peak Current Quick Charge 3.0 12V Car Jump Starter
A budget new arrival is the RavPower 1000A. These guys have designed a quality jump starter that has started to get a real following in the battery backup business. We actually use one of the smaller 500A RavPower Jump Starters and found it to be a very compact reliable model. Especially for charging the kids phones and tablets.
With 3 fast USB ports, you will never be left looking for a spare port to charge your devices while out on the road.
- The RavPower 1000A Works With All 12V Gasoline and Petrol engines: The peak current of 1000A rated to up to 7L petrol engines with a 12V battery. You can expect to be able to get over 20 cranks on one charge due to the large internal battery.
- Extra-Safety features with the built-in Intelligent Protector: The intelligent protector is built into the battery pack. Some other brands have the safety circuits built in the clamps. This will protect your lithium Ion jump starter from a fire on the clamps which can cause melting or explosion.
- Massive 14000mAh internal capacity: Charge the car jumper via car charger, wall charger or even another power bank so many options. You can charge the jumper boost pack in just 5.5 hours with the DC5V/2.1A AC wall charger. Once the RavPower is fully charged you can expect to charge your iPhone 7 up to 5 times, the iPad mini 1.5 times and the Nexus phone 3 times.
- Quick Charge 3.0 + iSmart Technology: The Quick Charge 3.0 technology is able to charge your phone with a 75% faster-charging speed due to the smart charging QC3 circuit. There are also an extra 2 iSmart USB ports to support a maximum current of up to 2.4A each.
- Boost Button & Status Light: If the indicator light is green, you can jump-start your car. If it is red, you need to check the connection of the clamps and polarities, to make sure these are correct. Also, make sure the battery level is over 20% before attempting to jump start your vehicle battery.
As a brand Ravpower are really starting to make a name for themselves. They make very good reliable quality gear like the high capacity 110v power inverter power bank which is air travel safe.
Honourable mention – Suaoki U28 2000A Peak Jump Starter.
We decided not to include the Suaoki U28 2000 amp jump starter due to the fact that it’s near twice the price of all the others here. But it also has twice the amperage at 2000A. Wow.
Suaoki has a great name and makes some very tough products. Housed in a solid case with unparalleled performance.
We mainly wanted to look at quality Compact 1000 Amp Jump Starters. Suaoki makes an 800A and now this new 2000A which I suspect will soon become the new standard. Time will tell.
- 3-IN-1 Jump starter: Powerful combination of incredible 2000A peak amps that boosts your flat 12V vehicle or boat battery. Its also portable USB power source and a handy flashlight for emergency situations.
- 2000A Peak Amps: True 1000A starting current and reaches peak 2000 amps immediately. It will restart your flat car or boat battery in seconds.
- Safety Lights: 4 blue LED lights as the battery indicator. The emergency flashlight has 4 modes of LED lighting (white light: strong/strobe/SOS; red light: warning) for different scenarios.
- Portable 12v output: 12V/10A (max) DC power source can be used to power lights, wireless routers, air compressor, small TVs and security cameras on the go. With the dual 2.4A/5V USB ports you can recharge phones and tablets.
- Safety circuits inbuilt: The included smart battery clamps will prevent short circuit, overheating, over-voltage, under-voltage, reverse charging, and incorrect battery polarity.