This portable jump starter is one of the best purchases I’ve ever made in my life
This thing resurrected a car that was sitting in my driveway for months on its first try.
Portable jump starters for cars and trucks are an absolute godsend. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve used them to bring a dead car’s battery back to life. And they’re so much better than asking someone to borrow their jumper cables and car to give you a jump.
A few weeks back, I got to use this Tacklife 800A option. I have an old 2005 Nissan Maximum that’s been setting in my driveway for the past few months. My wife and I have another car that we use as our primary vehicle, so we use the Maxima as a backup if needed.
We don’t really use the car as much, so I ended up donating it to a local kids charity in my area. But before I could hand it off to the charity, I had to get it ready for pickup. In other words, I had to start the car and make it look somewhat presentable.
Now, I’ve used many other portable jump starters with this car in the past. Remember, this car sits for like three months at a time, so I have to jumpstart it anytime I need to start it. And all the times I’ve used other portable jump starters, it takes a few tries for the engine to turn over. Naturally, I thought this would be the same case for this Tacklife option.
I was completely wrong. After hooking up the jumper cable clamps to my car’s battery and initiating the power sequence, I rushed to the driver’s seat of the car and turned the key to start the engine. Boom, the engine started without any hesitation. I was completely shocked; I totally wasn’t expecting this. This thing was able to do something all these other jump starters couldn’t – start the car’s engine on one try.
So yea, if you need a really good jump starter, this is it. On top of that, this thing doubles as a giant portable battery pack. Meaning, you can use it for other things than jumpstarting your car. Use it as a phone charger, charge your electronic devices, or even use it as a flashlight. There’s even a built-in compass.
For specs, it’s 800 amps peak current, and it can jumpstart cars, SUVs, vans, and trucks. On a full charge, you can jumpstart a car roughly 30 times, claims Tacklife. On the battery side, you get a 180000mAh battery capacity. Generally, these are all impressive specs for a portable jump starter.
The TACKLIFE T8 800A Peak 18000mAh Lithium Car Jump Starter runs for $80 and can be purchased directly on Amazon. Personally, I think it’s worth every penny. If you’re someone who constantly finds themselves having to jumpstart a car, drop the cables, do yourself a favor, and look into something like this.
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