Watch our hands-on review of the NOCO GB30 lithium jump starter. The NOCO Genius Boost 12V UltraSafe Lithium Jump Starter is a popular jump starter that provides an added level of security and protection in case you connect the jumper cables incorrectly.
NOCO GB30 and GB40 Genius Boost plus are jump starters that are reliable if they are fully charged and can be used for around five to eight times with a single charge. Even though the manufacturer claims up to twenty jump starts in a single charge.
NOCO jump starters that can be used by anyone who has a passenger car with gas engines of up to 6 liters and diesel engines of up to 3 liters. The NOCO jump starters are desired to be 8 times smaller than traditional jump starter with a very nice build capacity.
Wise car owners always pay keen attention to the battery amperage of the jump starter because they want quality when purchasing the right jump starter. The NOCO GB30 has a 400 A cranking up. That figure is not important and what you should focus on is the starting ampere which for GB30 should be around 200A.
A better alternative is the GB40 Plus which is a powerful lithium jump starter with a battery peak amperage of 1000Amps. You can use it to jumpstart a boat, a car, diesel engine, a truck and a motorcycle.
NOCO GB30 and GB40 plus are designed for standard vehicles with standard battery. While the GB30 has a peak amere rating of 400A, don't underrate the GB40 starter because it can jump start a diesel engine which is hard to accomplish with most starters.
The NOCO jump starters are small in size, about 3.2 x 6.7 x 1.7 inches. This can be stored in the back of the car or the trunk without using so much space then the traditional lead acid jump starter. The NOCO GB40 Plus and NOCO GB40 has battery clamps that are 23 inches long. These makes the work easier while attaching them to the battery points.
Safety comes before everything when purchasing any equipment and the NOCO GB30 and GB40 Plus product has not been left out. It has been installed with the patend safety technologies that prevent sparks.
The GB40 Plus also has a polarity protection enabling anyone to use it even an amateur who does not know how to jump start a car and can be connected to any battery in the car. This jump starter has no effect on the user or the battery even if left uncharged for a whole year.
Do you need to charge other electronics? The NOCO GB30 and GB40 Plus has the capacity to solve these problems easier because it has USB port. It has a 5 volt 2.0 A USB port, enabling one to charge any electronics appliances, quickly recharging phones, tablets, iPhone, iPad, Bluetooth devices and headsets.
We would skip the NOCO GB30 but the NOCO GB40 Plus is a very powerful jump starter with a capacity to jump start a fleet of cars with only one charge. It also can jump start a diesel engine .The NOCO GB40 Plus 1000 can outperform traditional lead acid jump starters even with its minimal size.
Due to its size, it is easy to transport from place to place. It can be stored in a toolbox in a trunk or even a glove compartment.
When one has the NOCO BG40 Plus battery they have no worries of either jump-starting their battery and even charging their phones, tablets, iPhone, and iPad. Because they can use the jump starter to charge their phones.
It also has an LED flashlight that helps when changing tires in the night, inspecting the engines during jumpstarting, and even using it as a warning signal on oncoming traffics. The flashlights come in different modes and percentages.
The cables are heavy duty and very flexible. Due to the reverse polarity, one can use it safely and not be in danger. There are no sparks when connecting the cables to the battery. This enables anyone to use the jump starter with no fear.
Engine Size Limitation
NOCO GB30 cannot be used to cars with big engines such as a V8 which require very high amperage to boost the battery.
It only has 5-volt output USB ports. Many jump starters in this price range have other output ports that can power 12 volt and 19-volt devices.
NOCO Jump Starter Problems
Based on our research, this is a list of possible problems with NOCO jump starters
- It cannot jumpstart for more than five or six times if jump-starting cars with a fully discharged battery.
- No output either from USB & jumper cables.
- Lights keep running
- Override light is constantly on
The NOCO GB40 Plus and GB30 are portable jump starters that work for the benefit of the owner.
They are compact boosters that come in small size but compensate for the size in the power they contain. It should be fully charged before usage. The NOCO GB40 Plus is a driving partner.
Here is a list of TOP 3 Alternatives to NOCO GB30 and GB40
- Gooloo Portable Jump Starter Power Bank
For engines up to 6.5L. It can be used as a power bank. Works on diesel engines.
- Beatit 600A Peak 14000mAh
12-Volt Portable Car Jump Starter Booster Battery
NOCO Genius Boost HD GB70
2000 Amp 12V UltraSafe Lithium Jump Starter
NOCO GB30 Specification:
- Internal Battery: Lithium-Ion
- Peak Current Rating: 400A
- Operating Temperature: -30?C (-22?F) to +50?C(122?F)
- Micro USB (Input): 5V, 2.1A
- USB (Output): 5V, 2.1A
- Housing Protection: IP65 (w/Ports Closed)
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.7 x 3.2 x 1.7 Inches
- Weight: 1lb (2.1lb w/clamps)
NOCO GB40 Specification:
- Starting Current 1,000 Amps (Peak)
- Joules 3S Rating 7,000 J3S
- Battery Types 12 Volt Works on Lead-Acid Batteries
- Internal Battery 24 Watt-Hour Lithium-Ion
- USB Input 2.1 Amps USB
- Output 2.1 Amps
- Gas Engine Rating 6.0 Liters
- Diesel Engine Rating 3.0 Liters
- LED Flashlight 100 Lumens