Summary

Choosing the best jump starter can be tricky. A jump starter is a great tool to help you get back on the road when you end up with a dead car battery. With so many jump starters on the market, it is hard to know which is the best. This is a list of the best jump starters put together by YOUCANIC staff. Most jump starters included in this list have been used by our members. We have also included a couple of jump starters that we haven't used but based on our research are worth considering. The #1 rated jump starter sells for under 100 USD on Amazon. Choosing the best jump starter depends on your needs. We hope that after you read this article you will be able to make an educated purchase.  

Things we considered as we put together list of Top 10 Jump Starters: 

  • Choosing the best overall lithium jump starter priced under $100. 
  • Cold cranking amp (CCA) rating. Important for starting large engines and diesel. (CCA is the spec that matters not the PEAK amp rating which is often used for advertisement purposes.) 
  • Jump starter that can be used as portable power bank. Charge phones, camera, tablet. 
  • Does the jump starter have a flashlight
  • Is the jump starter reasonably priced

TOP TEN BEST JUMP STARTER

10. SCHUMACHER XP2260 1200 PEAK


best jump starter for the money

Schumacher jump starters are powerful and reliable. The XP2260 model has a peak battery amperage of 1200 amps and cold cranking of 185 amps at very low temperatures within a period of 30 sec. We can call this machine a two in one because it is equipped with a charger and also as a jump starter. It is also enhanced with an air compressor that helps you when you have a flat tire. With a charge indicator and a LED light for displaying the charge percentage. It has an output voltage of 12V and can be used to charge other electrical appliances.

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9. SUAOKI K12 8000mAh 300A PEAK


best jump starter

With a battery capacity of 8000mAh one need not worry about their car battery dying. It has a current peak of 300A which is enough to jump start 4 and 6 cylinder engines. We like the fact that it has an intelligent circuit that enables it not to short circuit, overheat or even overcharge. It is easily portable and can be stored in a glove compartment. The instruction manual is very easy to read and interpret. It can be used in multiple ways not just jump starting the car such as charging any other electrical device. Definitively a nice portable jump starter and power bank at the same time. 

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8. Allstart 540 Microboost


best jump starter lithum portable pocket

With a battery capacity 8000mAh, cables to charge most phones, it is a jump starter that is very convenient due to its functionality, portable size and for being lightweight. It has a DC inlet of 12V for vehicle charge and an 110V adapter for wall charging. The clamps are very safe to use; they even have an inline fuse. It is a multi-tasking jump starter with LED flashlights, can charge other devices such as phones. It has very low self-discharge rate and can be easily stored in a glove compartment of the car due to its small size.

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7. Antigravity Batteries AG-XP-10


best jump starter with air compressor

The AG-XP-10 jump starter one has a battery capacity of 18000mAh. It is also a powerful micro jump starter. Can jump start a 7.3L diesel engine; it can be used to power other electrical devices via the 19V, 12V ports such as laptops, phones, camera and tablets. It is very lightweight and easily portable and very compact. It has built-in LED flashlight with an ultra bright mode. It has been installed with an inbuilt protective feature to prevent reverse polarity, short circuit, and back?charge. The mini jump clamps have thermal protection.  The is an excellent jump starter but a bit more expensive than the TOP 3 jump starters in this list.

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6. DBPOWER 600A Peak.18000mAh


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This is a very powerful and compact jump starter for with up to 6.5L gas engine and a 5.2L diesel engine. With its peak current of 600A, it?s a powerful jump starter. It can be used with a battery capacity of 18000mAh. It can charge other devices such as laptops, phones tablets. It has protective features such as short circuit protection, over charging current, over voltage and overload protection making it very safe to use. It comes with a 120V wall charger and a 12V car charger. 

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5. BEATIT 600A PEAK 14000MAH


best jump starter for v8 v6 diesel

If you own a vehicle with up to 5.5L gas engine or a 4.0L diesel engine, then the Beatit jump starter is a good choice. It can jump start a car engine with a capacity of 14000mAh due to its peak current of 600amps. It comes with heavy duty clamps and cables that are safe to use. Its size makes it easy to store in the glove box of one?s car without taking much space. It is a perfect multi-tasking partner because it can be used as an Emergency jump starter, USB quick charge, LED flashlights, S.O.S lighting, and even has a built-in compass. 

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4. JUMP-N-CARRY JNC660 1700 PEAK


Best Jump Starter for V8 and Diesel engines.

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The Jump n Carry is by far the best jump starter in the market if you need it to jump start a fleet of cars. This is not a  lithium jump starter. Often picked as the #1 choice for use at repair shops and auto auctions where a jump starter is frequently used. It?s equipped with a very peak output of 1700 amps with cranking amps of 450, the most powerful jump starter on this list. The Jump N Carry JNC660 is very useful for any heavy duty cars and machines that need jump starting. It can also be used for charging other electrical devices because it has a DC outlet of 12V. It is very easy to connect and get started without much of hustle. It is heavy than most but it does more work than most and is very efficient. The clamps are heavy duty,  long and are very safe to use but there is no reverse polarity protection on this jump starter. If you connect it backward you will get sparks and may even damage electronics on your car. 

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3. NOCO Genius Boost Plus UltraSafe Lithium Jump Starter


best lithum ultra safe jump starter booster

GB30  is not very powerful lithium jump starter with battery amperage of 1000 Amps which can jump start cars small engines up to 20 times on a single charge. It may be able to jump-start a gas engine of 6L and a diesel engine of up to 3L. It is a multi charger because one can use it to recharge smartphones or even tablets. It has a LED flashlight with seven light modes. Has been installed with protective features such as the reverse polarity mode and it is spark proof hence safe for everyone. It can be used to charge phones or tablets but not laptop as it does not have any 19-volt outputs which is required for most laptops. 

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2. STANLEY J509 1000 PEAK


Best Jump Starter with Built-in Air Compressor

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Stanley J509 has an amperage of 1000Amp, with a battery with a capacity of 450-650A. This is one of the highest rated jump starters with a built-in air compressor. The J509 has a DC of 12V output that can be used to charge other devices such as phones and laptops. 

The Stanley J509 is the best jump starter if you also need it to have an air compressor. The main disadvantage is its size, this is not a lithium jump starter. It is one of the best all-in-one jump starters in this list. 

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1. GOOLOO 600A Peak


Best Jump Starter for the Money

Best Power Bank 

Best Lithium Starter for V8 and Diesel

Best Jump Starter Under $100

Included on Amazon Best Jump Starter List

best jump starter portable lithum under 100

 

This is one jump starter that has an added advantage because it is not oversized, has 15000mAh battery amperage and a peak of 600A. This is enough to jump start anything you own. The GOOLOO jump can start up to a 6.5L gas engine and a 5.0L diesel engines. It has a dual USB port that can be used to charge other portable electrical appliances. It provides over current protection, short circuit, and overload charging. It also has a LED flashlight and an 18month warranty. It has a 19 volt output port for charging laptops and two USB ports one of which is 2.0 ampere and can be used to quickly charge phones, tablets, cameras. The Gooloo jump starter was able to start a Mercedes-Benz S430 without any issue.

 

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