Alrighty, so I put this thing through it's paces, and all I gotta say is that there's not much else that's this good and this price.
So to start, it was -5 today in the Catskills of NY. I had to jump-start three cars. A 2004 Volkswagen Touareg, a 2012 Volkswagen Golf, both TDI engines, and a 2006 Mazda3.
Some background on these engines, they are Diesel engines and one small gasoline engine with NO alternator output.
The CCA required to start the Touareg is 900, and for the Golf is 800. For the Mazda, it's 660. Well, it started all 3 with no issue while covered in ice and snow in frigid cold weather. The cables didn't get hot, the battery pack didn't get hot, and when they cranked, they all sounded like they had a full battery.
Now, I'd like to explain why this jump-starter has an advantage above all the others. Most other lithium starters have 3 batteries inside that are rated 3.7V nominal, and when fully charged they will be about 4.1V per cell. This means they will put out roughly 12.3V. Well, this one puts out 16V when the jumpstarter is active. This is the advantage. When cranking, this jump-starter dips down to about 11V rather than 10V like the others, this is very good for cranking as it gives more usable voltage for cranking an engine and allows for higher amperage to be drawn by the vehicle's starter. All in all, this one shines high above the rest at it's price point. I must say, I will be purchasing another because I'd like to have one in my car for any emergency.
This unit is advertised to provide a lot of instantaneous power for jump starting. A prior review 'sold' me on this unit. The power-pack jumper comes with a hard-woven type case, the jumper cables, instruction book, 12V adapter cable, and phone charger type usb cord for charging the device. This unit was charged at 75% capacity, and it took two hrs with my 0.7 amp phone AC-wall charger to get the unit to full charge. The recommended AC wall charger output as stated in the charger manual is 2 amps. I will probably buy one of these higher output AC chargers in the near future. Unless you use the jumper, it is supposed to maintain a 'full charge' for three to four months according to recharging recommendations. It would be nice to have some relatable Amp-hr capacity number in the specifications from which I could estimate the power it could provide to, for example, a 12V device drawing 400ma. That is, how long (in hours) can I run that 400ma device. I plan to use this as a backup power source during power outages, and hope it meets my expectations. The safety features are well thought out, but reading the manual is a must to be sure you are using it properly (particularly for jump starting a car). I like its lightweight portability, and am keeping it in my car for emergencies. I have changed my review from 4 to 5 stars, since I have now used it with success. I had to help a neighbor jump her 3 yr old Ford Escape to get it started. Worked like a champ. The only thing I noticed when I connected it to the Escape battery, was that the leds on the plugged-in jumper cable adapter flashed a constant stream of red to green, and green to red flash pattern. The instruction manual states that the leds (or green led) should just glow steady green after 10 seconds once the cables are hooked up. That did not happen, but the red-green flash pattern did, and the car started. The instruction manual did not mention this red to green and back again flash condition, and what it might indicate. (For example, does that indicate a soon-need-to-replace failing battery....or a good battery?) Finally, the 3-yr warranty that came with my unit permits me to give 5 stars, since I have no worry if it fails in two years or less.
I've had a few times in the past several months where one or both of the cars wouldn't start due to battery issues. I've been looking around for a car jump starter box that would be economical, but it's definitely a 'nice to have' and I don't foresee using it all the time. I found the TrekPow and purchased because of the good reviews. As luck would have it, the day I purchased one of our vehicles began to have battery issues and the battery needed replacing. I'm bummed I didn't purchase sooner to be able to put the TrekPow through some real-world trials and tests.
The TrekPow has a few pluses - the carrying case is great, I'm happy it comes with a number of cables and the flashlight is a plus. I am really happy to find a pack that doubles as a power bank should I have a need to charge a device and don't have another power source available for whatever reason. I tested the two USB ports charging my phone and neither are fast-charging, but both reported adequate normal charging times, what I would expect to see from a standard wall charger.
I appreciate the solid feel of this unit and I'm hoping to have peace of mind for years to come.
After writing a review that was less than favorable about the product i had received the company immediately reached out to me. They did everything possible to make it right. They sent me a new jump pack for no charge that seems to be working as described. I have not had any issues with this new unit. It's charging properly and the items I've charged with it have charged fully. I would recommend this product to anyone. If you have a problem with the one you receive they will do everything to make it right. This is one of the few companies that actually care about their product and customers.
So, just over a year ago, I bought a BoPower 500A after some very intensive reading of reviews on Amazon and several other reputable sites. It was my first entry into the mini-jumper world having come from the 30lb lead jumper box for many years. The BoPower 500A did do what I asked of it (jumped a few sedans, a motorcycle, powered my phone and had the emergency light) and it was fairly easy to use. However, while shopping for another jumper for the wife's car, I came upon the TrekPow 1500A and I have found it to be an incredible investment! It is just as light and compact as the 500A but packs a much more serious punch to jump start larger vehicle engines. Just recently, jumped a Ram 2500 and the box didn't even struggle to turn the engine over. Great CCA for such a compact box! Everyone I have shown this to is wildly impressed for such a small power pack. They all say "that must have cost a fortune" and I send them to Amazon for the TrekPow 1500A and they are thrilled to find out how this kind of quality can be so affordable.
So, in fairness, I thought of comparing the two boxes (TrekPow vs BoPower) I will say that the TrekPow has more power, lasts longer, recharges extremely fast using the Type-C imput, holds a charge for a very long time, and most importantly, it carries the power to jump the larger vehicles and does so in a very safe way thanks to the safety circuit built into the jumper cables. What I find that makes people most nervous is hooking up the cables to a battery. Do it wrong, and you can cause electrical shorts, even a boil-over or fire. The circuit built into the cables prevents that from happening and won't allow you to cause damage by incorrectly hooking up the cables to the battery. So, to test the ease of use, I asked the wife to show me how she would hook it up if she were alone and had a dead battery. I did give her a brief introduction to the jumper so she wasn't completely unaware of how to use it- I wouldn't do that to anyone and there are very easy to follow instructions included with the kit for those that aren't car care savy. She was surprisingly comfortable hooking it up to the car battery once I let her know that there was a fail-safe built into the jumper line. (She has the larger of our vehicles, so guess which one she has in her car now....yeah, the 1500A)
In addition to jumping batteries, I have found that having 2 USB outputs to be extremely helpful and the second USB is rated at over 2A and I can charge my Samsung S8 from 20% to 100% in just over 15 minutes. The flashlight/strobe is a great addition and extremely bright. When you find yourself around others that didn't come as prepared as you, plan to lend this box out to charge a lot of phones and still have the capacity to jump a vehicle in the parking lot on the way out.
As I mentioned, the TrekPow is very easy to use; simply press the power button near the LED indicator lights and the entire box is ready to go for whatever you throw at it. I've used it all weekend at baseball tournaments with power to spare thanks to the 44.4 Wh capacity. One one occasion, I was able to save the day buy using the TrekPow to charge a dead insulin pump for a diabetic- being miles from assistance, it was this guys lifesaver. The versatility of this jumper is incredible. Not a single hesitation to getting a second TrekPow for my newly16 year old driver to keep with him. The build quality is fantastic and I anticipate this box lasting a very long time. The jumper cables are very strong (see pic) and vastly improved over the prior model and the safety features make this a great gift for anyone who isn't that savvy with cars. Oh, and to top it off, it also comes with the handy solid travel case that keeps all the cords neatly bundled inside with the jumper. Knowing what the TrekPow is capable of, I'll never be on the road without one of these within arms reach. Just the peace of mind I have for my family members while they have this with them makes this box an absolute 'must have'. Don't wait for a special occasion, get one or two for those you care about- you'll wonder how you did "life" without one.
i chose this battery car jump starter because it uses USB-C port to charge this and output, unlike others that use a round plug. you can charge this jumper with the same usb-c cable that charge your phone, no need to search for that round plug cable. It also has cigarette lighter round port adapter that you can use it for equipments that use cigarette lighter like air pump for tires. would be nice IF the LED status light meaning and how to turn on flashlight printed on the battery so you dont need to look at the paper manual.
UPDATE Aug 14, 2019. 2 weeks ago, someone at casino parking lot asked if i can jump start their car. i used this jumper starter and UNABLE to jump start the car. the jumper cable led light is blinking green and red. i even press the overload button to make the led light to turn green, still UNABLE to jump start the car. Then i connected the cable to my car with good battery, i getting the same led blinking green and red, on the manual it said it supposed to blinking green on a good battery. I contacted their customer support at email@example.com , they sent me a replacement unit. Apparently now there is a new version with jumper cable with led display. my old version is NO LED display, just status light. I looked at amazon selling page, now it showing with jump cable with led display. If you have the old version with cable that only has led lights, and have not try to jump a car. try to hook up the cable to your car with good battery, it supposed to blinking green. if it blinking green and red, it' possible you unable to jump start car when needed. contact their customer support for the new version cable with LED display and new manual.
Was going to return it since I got a new battery in my car but then the day I was going to return it a neighbor with a big SVW had a completely dead battery and they were unable to start their battery using another jump starter box. I gave them this one to try which was lighter and smaller than the one they were using, they were skeptical but it immediately started their vehicle. They were amazed and grateful so I decided to keep it.
Jump starter power is expressed either as cold cranking amps or peak amps. Measuring CCA tells you what to expect from your battery in the worst starting conditions imaginable. CCA is determined by putting a new, fully charged battery in a cold environment and measuring how many amps it discharges for 30 seconds. The higher the number, the more powerful the jump starter. But that doesn’t mean you should pick the jump pack with the highest CCA and call it good.
If you live in a warm climate year-round and aren’t planning any drives to Texas, this will not be a concern. But if you live where the winters are harsh, choose a jump starter that can stand the cold. Your car battery can lose up to 50% of its cranking output in cold weather. This means you should expect that same loss of performance in a traditional jump box. While lithium-ion jump packs perform better, they still lose some power in the cold too.
If you have several vehicles of different sizes, you need this jump starter for the most powerful. There's no need to worry about delivering too much current for smaller vehicles; the jump starter will only provide what the motor draws from it. You might want to consider a small, lithium jump starter even if you've already got a big lead-acid one. This jump starter is great for charging your electrical gadgets, and make a very useful addition to your camping gear or RV. This jump starter is small enough to keep in a glove box.
Sadly I didn't get this until after I needed a jump start from AAA. This is a great jump starter. This one seems really solid and compact. Easy to charge, easy to use. I had a pickup in the driveway that had not been started in 3 or 4 years. I tried jump starting it with jumper cables from my other truck and it would NOT turn over at all. I then used this jump starter and it cranked very rapidly and started in seconds. I can't imagine any vehicle that will not crank rapidly with this unit. It became necessary for me to use the battery jumper 3 separate times shortly after I charged it. The LED light will be a good feature to have whenever we need to jump start a car at night. The light is very bright and it's adequate.
This monstrosity charged our phones the entire time and jump started three unhappy campers’ cars with plenty of juice to spare. The built in USB charger port could not have been more helpful. This item was much cheaper and had a much higher rating than any of the more expensive options.
This is a lifesaver! If you live alone or you cannot depend on anyone for assistance when you have a dead battery, this is the jump starter to have. This jump starter can jump a dead truck battery.
Initial observations - Purchased to jump start my Corvette 6.2 L engine that requires 700A, so high capacity was a requirement. PROS The unit is well made of quality materials. The battery clamps are sturdy and constructed using steel pivot pins instead of being made from molded plastic - should resist any inadvertent accidents. The included 12V cigarette lighter receptacle is handy for many portable tire inflators, vacuum cleaner or other accessories requiring that connection. LED flashlight is BRIGHT USB and USB 3.0 quick charge output ports The hard case container is well made and keeps all the bits in one place. It is a bit larger than I expected, but very solid. The four LED charging indicator can be seen easily across the room. The LCD screens on many other jump starters look nice and suggest "high tech", but require close up observation to determine charge state. If the battery is charged to THREE LEDs, that's adequate for my use... I have no desire to go over to the unit and activate the LCD to know it's actually 72% charged... YouTube videos demonstrate using the unit which is so simple a cave man could do it... CONS A bit pricey at $90 retail, but was discounted through Amazon and coupons to a reasonable price. User manual font requires a microscope to read. Good luck with that on the proverbial "dark and stormy night" Charging to 100% out of the box took an entire day on standard USB charger. A 3A charger is necessary to get reasonable charging times. Not a con per se, but it uses USB C connector for charging. A short USB C cord is included, but a longer cord, extension or USB C adapter required if more distance needed for charging.
I gave it to my grandparents to use on their cruise. It powered my grandpas portable oxygen concentrator for two hours even after completely charging the batteries . They enjoyed their cruise because it gave them more time to enjoy outside their cabin. I’m sold and will be buying more!